Proceedings of the Congress at New-York.
Stamp Act Congress

From the Province of South-Carolina,

  • THOMAS LYNCH, Esquire.
  • CHRISTOPHER GADSDEN, Esquire.
  • JOHN RUTLEDGE, Esquire.
Who produced the following Appointment.

THURSDAY, July 25, 1765.

The House (according to Order) took into Consideration, the Letter from the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Massachusetts-Bay, laid before them on Friday last, and a Debate arising thereon, and some Time spent therein, ORDERED, That the said Letter be referr'd to a Committee of the following Gentlemen, viz. Capt. Gadsden, Mr. Wright, Mr. Galliard, Mr. Wragg, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Pinckney, Col. Laurence, Mr. Rutledge, Mr. Manigault, Mr. Drayton.

FRIDAY, July 26, 1765.

Capt. Gadsden Reported from the Committee appointed to consider of the Letter sent from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, of the Pro|vince of the Massachusetts-Bay, to the Speaker of this House, and to report their Opinion thereupon, of the Expediency and Utility of the Measures therein proposed, and the best Means to effect the Relief therein mentioned:

That they are of Opinion, the Measure therein proposed, is prudent and necessary, and therefore recommend to the House, to send a Committee, to meet the Committees from the Houses of Representatives, or Burgesses, of the several British Colonies on this Continent, at New-York, the First Tues|day in October next.

Page  12That the said Committee be ordered to consult there, with those other Committees, on the present Circumstances of the Colonies, and the Dif|ficulties which they are, and must be reduced to, by the Operation of the Acts of Parliament, for levying Duties and Taxes on the Colonies, and to consider of a general, united, dutiful, loyal, and humble Representation of their Condition, to his Majesty and the Parliament, and to implore Relief.

That the Result of their Consultation, shall, at their Return, be imme|diately laid before the House, to be confirm'd or not, as the House may think proper.

And the said Report being delivered in at the Clerk's Table, and Read a second Time, the Question was severally put, That the House do agree to the First, Second, and Third Paragraphs of the said Report. It was Re|solved in the Affirmative.

FRIDAY, August 2, 1765.

Motion being made, RESOLVED, That this House will provide a Sum sufficient to defray the Charges and Expences of a Committee of Three Gentlemen, on Account of their going to, continuing at, and returning from, the Meeting of the several Committees proposed to assemble at New-York, on the First Tuesday in October next, to consult there with those other Committees, on the present Circumstances of the Colonies, and the Difficulties which they are, and must be reduced to, by the Operation of the Acts of Parliament, for levying Duties and Taxes on the Colonies, and to consider of a general, united, loyal, dutiful, and humble Repre|sentation of their Condition to his Majesty and the Parliament, and to implore Relief.

ORDERED, That the Public Treasurer do advance out of any Monies in his Hands, to the said Committee, a Sum not exceeding Six Hundred Pounds Sterling, for the Purposes aforesaid.

RESOLVED, That this House will reimburse the Treasurer the said Sum.

ORDERED, That the following Gentlemen be appointed a Committee, for the Purposes aforesaid, viz.

Mr. Thomas Lynch, Mr. Christopher Gadsden, Mr. John Rutledge.

THURSDAY, August 8, 1765.

ORDERED, That the Speaker do inform Thomas Lynch, Christopher Gads|den, and John Rutledge, Esquires, that they are appointed a Committee, to meet the Committees of the several other Colonies on this Continent, on the first Tuesday in October next, at New-York, and that he do acquaint them, it is the desire of the House, that they repair to New-York, on the said First Tuesday in October next, for the Purposes mentioned in the Re|port of the Committee, as agreed to by this House, on Friday the 26th Day of July last.

Page  13ORDERED, That Three Copies of the Proceedings of this House, rela|tive to the said Matter, be made out, and Signed by the Speaker, and that he deliver One of the said Copies to each of the said Gentlemen.

RAW. L••••DES, Speaker.

Then the said Committees proceeded to chuse a Chairman by Ballot, and Timothy Ruggles, Esq on sorting and counting the Votes, appeared to have a Majority, and thereupon was placed in the Chair.

RESOLVED, Nomine Contradicente, That Mr. John Cotton be 〈◊〉 to this Congress, during the Continuance thereof.

Then the Congress took into Consideration the several Appointments of the Committees from New-York, New-Jersey, and the Government of the Lower Counties on Delaware, and

RESOLVED, Nomine Contradicente, That the same are sufficient to qualify the Gentlemen therein named, to sit in this Congress

RESOLVED ALSO, That the Committee of each Colony, shall have One Voice only, in determining any Questions that shall arise in this Congress.

Then the Congress Adjourned till To-Morrow Morning at IX o'Clock.

TUESDDAY, October 8, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment.

Upon Motion, Voted, That the Provinces be called every Morning at the Time that it is Adjourned to.

Voted, That Mr. Justice Livingston, Mr. McKean, and Mr. Rutledge, be a Committee to inspect the Proceedings and Minutes, and Correct the same.

Then the Congress took into Consideration the Rights and Privileges of the British American Colonists, with the several Inconveniencies and Hard|ships to which they are, and must be subjected, by the Operation of several late Acts of Parliament, particularly the Act called the STAMP-ACT; and after some Time spent therein, the same was postponed for further Con|sideration.

Then the Congress Adjourned to To-Morrow XI o'Clock.

WEDNESDAY, October 9, 1765, A. M.

Then the Congress met according to Adjournment.

The Congress resumed the Consideration of the Rights and Privileges of the British American Colonists, &c. the same was referr'd after sundry De|bates, for further Consideration.

Then the Congress Adjourned until To-Morrow Morning XI o'Clock.

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THURSDAY, October 10, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment, and Resumed, &c. as Yesterday,

And then Adjourned to X o'Clock To-Morrow Morning.

FRIDAY, October 11, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment, and Resumed, &c. as Yesterday,

And then Adjourned to X o'Clock To-Morrow Morning.

SATURDAY, October 12, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment, and Resumed, &c. as Yesterday,

And then Adjourned to Monday Mornining next X o'Clock.

MONDAY, October 14, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment, and Resumed, &c. as on Saturday last,

And then Adjourned to To-Morrow Morning IX o'Clock.

TUESDAY, October 15, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment, and Resumed, &c. as Yesterday,

And then Adjourned to To-Morrow Morning IX o'Clock.

WEDNESDAY, October 16, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment, and Resumed, &c. as Yesterday,

And then Adjourned to To-Morrow Morning IX o'Clock.

THURSDAY, October 17, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment, and Resumed, &c. as Yesterday,

And then Adjourned to To-Morrow Morning IX o'Clock.

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FRIDAY, October 18, 1765, A. M.

The Congress met according to Adjournment; and Resumed, &c. as Yesterday,

Adjourned to To-Morrow Morning IX o'Clock.