Proceedings of the Congress at New-York.
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From the Colony of Rhode-Island, and Providence Plantations.

  • METCALF BOWLER, Esquire.
  • HENRY WARD, Esquire.
Who produced the following Appointment, viz.

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By the Honourable SAMUEL WARD, Esq Governor, Captain-General, and Commander in Chief, of, and over the English Colony of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, in New-England, in America.

To Metcalf Bowler, and Henry Ward, Esquires. Greeting.

WHEREAS the General Assembly of this Colony, have nominated and appointed you, the said Metcalf Bowler, and Henry Ward, to be Commissioners in behalf of this Colony, to meet such Commissioners as are or shall be appointed, by the other British Governments in North-Ame|rica, to meet at New-York, on the first Tuesday of October next:

I DO THEREFORE hereby Authorize, Impower, and Commissionate you, the said Metcalf Bowler and Henry Ward, forthwith to repair to New-York, and there, in behalf of this Colony, to meet and join with the other Commissioners, in consulting together on the present Circumstances of the Colonies, and the Difficulties to which they are, and must be reduced, by the Operation of the Act of Parliament, for levying Duties and Taxes upon the Colonies, and to consider of a general, and united, dutiful, loyal, and humble Representation to his Majesty and the Parliament, and to im|plore Relief. And you are also hereby impowered to conclude and agree with the other Commissioners, upon such Measures as you shall think ne|cessary and proper, for obtaining Redress of the Grievances of the Colonies, agreeable to the Instructions given you by the General Assembly of this Colony. Given under my Hand, and the Seal of the said Colony, this Sixteenth Day of September, 1765, and in the Fifth Year of his Majesty's Reign.

SAMUEL WARD.

By his Honour's Command. HENRY WARD, Secry.