July io, 1778
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v With the lateft ADVICES, Foreign and Domestic.
SEMPER PRO LIBERTATE, ET BONO PUBLICO.
IN CONGRESS, June ti, 1778.
LC 1 1 Civ ui 1 'c y " - & '
cloline a letter ..1 the o:h to Him from General Sir
Henrv Glin on, inr rmmg mat ire cwi n v.ihw,
w;iiiam F.dn and Governor 1 hnitone, three
,,f 1 hp re miii iffi .nen lor iellorine peace between
-eat Britain and America, are arrived in Philadelphia, and re
fine a paffport for D . fcrgulon, tneir iccrewry, -
C C I ,L L rWr,f.. and a coov of General Wafhingtou's
unnt a naiTcort till the pitaiu.e 01 cougisw
L i. r nit rAO. t
Ordered, That the fame be referred 10 a wmmm v.
. : - i.nn referred the letter of the oth frdm
. . . . .-a. . l. .La irn-ini-ri brouphi in are-
r i w . a. Mm m uj i n n r zi j miv v m -
ort. which was tak n into corfioemtion. and. alter debate,
Rtfolved, That the farther confederation thereof be portioned.
Congrefs relumed ti.c contide anon of the report of the com-
v. i f.a.h iram General Walhrngton, with
ir.i . t
p naacri riun ... ..... - , i
During the debate an xprefs arrived witn a ieucr o. w.c . .
.i wn,,..eon. which was read, and a packet, in
. "l. t-ZA ?naihvw wi:h other papers, a letter figned
Dicn w (wi.iuiv, - , . dk;i.
Carlifle. William Eden. George J nnitone cu ...
,!phi.,' June g. I778,, and f " T Z fo
enrv Laurenr, tr.e ntuucni, nu . ZT7. .
WKJk li.rrr was read IO tne OrOS Il.uo.uuo .kv,r-
' . t - . i t- m ,k firrt ftrtiement of he.C
(iMI oi - . ntwirh.
i k.M t.ia?-d witn etiir.uy iu ui o-i. -
' i. arf or r.refe:it form o! the rrencn oncr!,
noine u.m r . , .
eluflve: whe euoon the read.ng was inrerruptca, anu - -
as made not to proceed farther, bccauie oi ic t--uu
ia-e againft his mft Chniuan Majett.
SIT! Xf '.r n of .he mew, be pcflpo-
Jrsrrtm m -
"6 - r Af
. j ,riwir.ratii,n of the motion respecting
After debate, adj amed to io o'clock to mrow.
..A ,nr,i.ration of the moun reflecting
I . 6 , --.m;r.n of the Kineof (jreat Britain,
it in iTr i rv. in m.
nun unni; iv . .1
" . .1- Tht the etter irom me ciii"w-
A motion n.av, - , .
f. ol tne king of G eit Britain he on the table. -P.fl.d in the
neginve. ' -t-. . .t. i..... nA rhe naoers accom-
mn H aine:. 1 ".ai kiwi - r r
i.. be read. W hereupon the letter of the 9th. and one
- r- " . ... ia.i torn H r"! p n itrurvc
t i) - iv 1 1 f r r.n rttu - v"iT - -
r '""S r. . . . , Wt r I nrv L. in-
Hnwe. S,r W.il.am H-r, "TJTT ad alfo
, Will am Eden and UrFe 3? T nA for re
acli of the Britilh parliament, one mUtuled an act lor re
pealing an aft pafTed in the foureenth year of his prefent m J
fty, reign, eniituled an aft for the b tter regulating th gov m
ment of the province of the Maffachufetcs Bain Nf En :hn .
The other two the fame as the bills already j ubiilhtd. I h let--l
is are as follow : f
7 Excellency HENRT LAVREN&. the PretJezt, and ether tbt
members of Ccngrefe.
Gentlemen, . -
AT 1TH an carneft defire to flop the further efTufion of bloo4
y y and the calamities 01 war, wc iuuiuiii..vw fc
the leafl pcffible delay after our arrival in this city.i a cepy of the
ccmmilfion with which his majefty is pleaAd to honour o. as al
fo the acls of parliament on which it is founded. And, at the
r ft. V A-f. ra ...
fame time that we allure ycu oi our mu.i cmuui m vv t
blilh, on the bafis of equal freedom and mutual fafety, the tran
quillity of this once happy empire, you will obferve that we are
veiled ith powers equal to the purpofe, and fuch as are even
uunrered rt'G In the aaala of our hillory,
ff In the prefent lUte of our affairs, though fraught with fub
jefls of mutual regret, all parties may draw fome degree r.f con
fclatton, and even aufpicious hope, from the recollection that
cordial reconciliation and affeftion have, in our own and t the s
empires, fucceeded to Contentions and temporary divifions not
We with not to recall fubjeAs which are now no longer ia
Controverfy, and will refervc to a proper time of difcufli a, bth
the hopes of mutual benefit, and the confederation of tviU, mat
may naturally contribute to determine your refolutions, a well
His imrortarit occafion.
The as of parliament which we tranfmit to you having
pafTed with Angular unanimity, will fufficiently evince th- difpo
fition of Great Biitain, and fhew that the terms of agreement in
contemplation with his mijeity and with parliament are fuch n
come up to every wilh that N rth Am-ricH, er.her in th& hour of
temperate deliberation or of the uimolt a..prehenfion of danger to
liberty, has ejyjrelTed. . . 1 '
M re effectually to demonf!ra,te our good intentions, vve thinKT
proper to declare, even in this i ur firli communication, that we
are difpofed to concur in every fatisfaclory and juft arrangement
towards the following among other purpofes. . t
To confent to a ceffation of hottiliues, both by fea and
land. . . .
To reftore free Intercourfe, to evive mutual aaection, ana
renew the common benefits ol naturalization, through the feverat
parts of this empire. ..i, 0 J .
To extend every freedom to trade that our refpecuve mte-
rtfts can require. : .
To agree that no military forces lhall be kept up tn the dif
ferent ftates of North-America, without the coofent cf the gene
ral Congrefs or particular affn bites. 1
To concur in mealures calculated to dikharge the debts ol
America, and to raife the crtdit and value of the paper circula
tion. . , , i g
i To perpetuate our union by a reciprocandeputation of an
agent or agents from the different Hates, wh Yhall have the pri
viite of a feat and voice in the parliameat'ot Great-Britain ; or,