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SECRET JOURNALS

OF

THE ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS

OF

CONGRESS,

FROM THE FIRST MEETING THEREOF ΤΟ THE DISSOLUTION

OF THE CONFEDERATION, BY THE ADOPTION

OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE

UNITED STATES.

Published under the direction of the President of the United States, conformably to
Resolution of Congress of March 27, 1818, and April 2', 120.

VOL. II.

BOSTON:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THOMAS B. WAIT.

1820.

SECRET JOURNALS

OF THE

CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATION.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

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SECRET JOURNAL.

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

NOVEMBER 29, 1775.

RESOLVED, That a committee of five be appointed for the sole purpose of corresponding with our friends in Great Britain, Ireland, and other parts of the world; and that they lay their correspondence before Congress when directed.

Resolved, That this Congress will make provision to defray all such expenses as may arise by carrying on such correspondence, and for the payment of such agents as they may send on this service.

The members chosen-Mr. Harrison, Dr. Franklin, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Dickinson, and Mr. Jay.

DECEMBER 2, 1775.

Resolved, That the committee of correspondence be directed to use their endeavours to find out and engage, in the service of the United Colonies, skilful engineers, not exceeding four, on the best terms they can; and that the said committee be authorized to as

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