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Upon motion, Resolved, That the thanks of the Congress be given to
the rev. Mr. Duche," for performing divine service, agreeable to
the desire of the Congress, and for his excellent prayer so well
adapted to the present occasion. Ordered, That Mr. [Richard] Bland,
Mr. [Thomas] Willing, and Mr. [John] Sullivan, be a committee to
wait upon Mr. Duche," and return the thanks of the Congress,
agreeable to the above resolution. Cireular lctter from the Agents.
Upon motion, Resolved, That the doors be kept shut, during the time
of business, and that the members consider themselves under the
strongest obligations of honor to keep the proceedings secret,
until the majority shall direct them to be made public. A circular
letter from the agents, William Bollan, Ben- - jamin Franklin, and
Arthur Lee, Esq?, directed to the Speakers of several Assemblies,
dated 5 Feb?, 1775, with sundry papers therein referred to, was
laid before the Congress and read; the letter is as follows: [here
insert it] " London, February 5,1775. Sir, Our last letter informed
you, that the king had declared his intentions of laying the
petition before his two houses of parliament. It has accordingly
been laid before each house, but undistinguished among a variety of
letters and other papers from America. A motion made by lord
Chatham, to withdraw the troops from Boston, as the first step
towards a conciliating plan, was rejected; and the ministry have
declared in both houses the determination to inforce obedience to
all the late laws. For this purpose, we understand, that three
regiments of foot, one of dragoons, seven hundred marines, six
sloops of war, and two frigates, are now under orders for America.
We think it proper to inform you, that your cause was well defended
by a cons...
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