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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
Convention a certificate of his election.
In New York the certificate was signed by the
vestrymen of the wards; in other cases by the chairmen of committees, moderators
and clerks of town meetings, or by judges and justices.
after this Convention separated, that is, on the twenty-third of April, the
news of the battle at Lexington reached New York, and created there, as in every
other part of the country, the strongest agitation in the minds of the people. The ensigns of war had been unfurled, the
blood of innocent citizens shed, and indignation for so wanton an outrage,
mingled with alarming apprehensions for the future, roused the public feeling
to the highest pitch of excitement. The
committee of New York city convened, and resolved that a
Provincial Congress ought speedily to be assembled, who should take into their
hands the government of the colony, prepare for defence against hostile
invasion, and provide for the exigencies of the time. A circular letter was despatched to the
several committees in the colony, recommending an election of delegates to meet
in a Provincial Congress, to consider and execute such measures, as might be
essential to the common safety. ‘The
distressed and alarming situation of our country,' say the committee,
'occasioned by sanguinary measures adopted by the British Ministry, to enforce
which, the sword has been actually drawn against our breth
From The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, The French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, by Jared Sparks, Volume 1, Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1832, p 34. Some minor edits may have been made, but an attempt has been made to preserve the original spelling. Although some effort has been made to correct the limitations of OCR technology, if you find an error please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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