Proceedings of the Congress at New-York.
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From the Colony of New-York,

  • ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON, Esquire,
  • JOHN CROGER, Esquire,
  • PHILIP LIVINGSTON, Esquire,
  • WILLIAM BYARD, Esquire,
  • LEONARD LISPENARD, Esquire,
appeared, and informed the Congress, That since the Receipt of the above Letter from the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts-Bay, the General Assembly of New-York have not had an Opportunity of Meeting, but that they confidently expect from the general Sense of the People, and such of the Representatives as they have had an Opportunity of speaking to, that when the Assembly does meet (which will probably be very soon) the Congress will be Approved, and a regular Committee for the Purpose appointed: In the mean Time they think themselves in some Mea|sure authorized to meet the Congress, by the following Votes, viz.

Extract from the VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS of the General Assembly, for the Colony of New-York.

Die Sabbati, 9h. A. M. the4th April 1761.

Mr. Speaker represented to this House, that his Situation in the Country render'd it vastly inconvenient to him alone, to correspond with the Agent of this Colony at the Court of Great-Britain, and more especially to during the Recess of the House.

ORDERED, That the Members of the City of New-York, or the major Part of them, be a Committee of Correspondence, to correspond with the Agent of this Colony, at the Court of Great-Britain, during the Recess of the House, concerning the Public Affairs of this Colony, and that they lay before the House, Copies of all such Letters as they may write to him, and also all such Letters and Advices as they may receive from him, respecting the same.

Die Jovis, 9h. A. M. the9th December 1762.

Alderman Livingston from the Committee appointed to correspond with the Agent of this Colony, at the Court of Great-Britain, acquainted the House, that the Committee conceived it expedient, that one or more Mem|bers should be added to the said Committee, to correspond with the said Agent, about the Affairs of this Colony.

ORDERED, That Robert R. Livingston, Esq be added to, and made one of the said Committee of Correspondence.

Die Jovis, 9h. A. M. the18th October 1764.

ORDERED, That the said Committee appointed to correspond with the said Agent, be also a Committee during the Recess of the House, to write Page  7 to, and correspond with, the several Assemblies, or Committees of Assem|blies on this Continent▪ on the subject Matter of the Act, commonly called the Sugar Act, of the Act restraining Paper Bills of Credit in the Colonies from being a legal Tender, and of the several other Acts of Parliament lately passed, with Relation to the Trade of the Northern Colonies; and also on the Subject of the impending Dangers, which threaten the Colonies of being taxed by Laws to be passed in Great-Britain.

Extracted from, Compared and Examined with, the Records of the Pro|ceedings of the General Assembly for the Colony of New-York, by ABRAHAM LOTT, Clerk.