[illustration] THOMAS FITCH, Esq Governor, Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Colony of Connecticut, in New-England, in America.
To Eliphalet Dyer, David Rowland, and William Samuel Johnson, Esquires. Greeting.
WHEREAS the General Assembly of the said Colony of Connecticut, at their Sessions holden at Hartford, on the Nineteenth Day of this Instant September, nominated and appointed you, or any Two of you, to be Commissioners on behalf of this Colony, to repair to New-York, to attend a Congress, proposed to be held there by Commissioners from the several Governments on this Continent, to confer upon a general, and united, hum|ble, loyal, and dutiful Representation to his Majesty and the Parliament, of the present Circumstances of the Colonies, and the Difficulties to which they are, and must be reduced, by the Operation of the Acts of Parliament for levying Duties and Taxes on the Colonies, and to implore Relief, &c. and have desired me to Commission you accordingly.
I do therefore, reposing especial Trust and Confidence in your Loyalty, Ability, and good Conduct, hereby Constitute, Authorize, and Commission you, the said Eliphalet Dyer, David Rowland, and William Samuel Johnson, Esquires, or any Two of you, for and on Behalf of this Colony, to repair to the said City of New-York, on the first Day of October next, or at the Time, which according to the Intelligence you may receive of the Con|vening of the other Commissioners, may appear to you seasonable and best, to confer and consult with them, or such of them as shall be present, upon and concerning the Matters and Things before mentioned, for the Purposes aforesaid, wherein you are to observe such Instructions as you have received, or shall further receive from the General Assembly of the said Colony of Connecticut, agreeable to the important Trust reposed in you.
Given under my Hand, and the Public Seal of the said Colony of Connecti|cut, within the same, the Twenty-first Day of September, in the Fifth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Third, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-five.
By his Honour's Command. GEORGE WYLLYS, Secry.