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A LIST OF THE
DE LE GATES
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Who attended the CONGRESS, held
Silas Deane, Esq;
John Alsop, Esq; George Clinton, Esq;
Simon Boerum, Esq; Francis Lewis, Esq;
* Lower .21370
Lower Counties on Delaware.
| Thomas Stone, Esq;
Virginia. Hon. Peyt. Randolph, Esq; | Edmund Pendleton, Esq; Geo. Wapington, Esq; Benj. Harrison, Esq; Patrick Henry, Esq; Richard Bland, Elg: Rich. Henry Lee, Esq; | Tho. Jefferson, Efq;
North-Carolina. William Hooper, Esq; Richard Caswell, Esq; Foseph Hewes, Esq; : 1
South-Carolina. Hon. Henry Middleton, | Cbrift. Gadsden, Efq; Esq;
iyohn Rutledge, Esq; Thomas Lynch, Esq; Edward Rutledge, Esq; : : Paris of St. John's, in Georgia,
Lyman Hall, Esq.
A Number of Delegates from the Colonies of A New-Hampshire, Massachusett's-Bay, Connecticut, New-York, New- Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware Counties, Maryland, Virginia, NorthCarolina and South-Carolina, agreeable to their appointment and orders, received from their respective colonies, met at Philadelphia, and being convened in the State-House, proceeded to the choice of a President, when • Upon Motion, The Hon. PEYTON RAN. DOLPH was unanimously chosen President.
After the President was seated, Mr. Charles Thomson was unanimously chofen Secretary.
Andrew M‘Neare was chosen Door-keeper, and William Shed, Messenger.
Agreed, That the Rev. Mr. Duché be requested to open the Congress with Prayers to-morrow morning, and that Mr. Willing, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. Bland, be a Committee to wait on Mr. Duché, and acquaint him with the request of the Congress. Adjourned till to-morrow at 11 o'clock.
THURSDAY, MAY II, 1775. Agreeable to the order of yesterday, the Congress was opened with Prayers, by the Rev. Mr. Duché, After Prayers the Congress, according to adjournment, proceeded to business. B 2
The Delegates from the several Colonies produced their respective credentials, which were read and approved, as follows:
New Hampshire. At the Convention of Deputies, appointed by the several towns in the province aforesaid, held at Exeter, on the 25th day of January, 1775.
The Hon. John Wentworth, Esq. in the Chair.
Voted, That John Sullivan and John Langdon, Esqrs. be delegated to represent this province in the Continental Congress, proposed to be held at Philadelphia, on the tenth day of May next, and that they and each of them, in the absence of the other, have full and ample power, in behalf province, to consent and agree to all measures, which faid Congress shall deem neceffary, to obtain redress of American grievances.
True copy attested, MASHECK WEARE, Clerk to the Convention. Province of the Massachusett's-Bay, in Provincial
Congress, Cambridge, Dec. 5, 1774. :: Resolved, That the proceedings of the American Continental Congress, held at Philadelphia, on the 5th day of September last, and reported by the honourable Delegates from this Colony, have, with the deliberation due to their high importance, been considered by us, and the American Bill of Rights, therein contained, appears to be formed with the greatest ability and judgment; to be founded on the immutable laws of nature and reason, the principles of the English constitution, and respective charters and constitutions of the Colonies, and to be worthy of their most vigorous support, as essentially necessary to liberty; likewise the ruinous and iniquitous measures, which in violation of these rights,