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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
assembled again, the subject came before there, and a resolution was passed disapproving the measure.
event of some magnitude: occurred, during the adjournment of the Congress. The Mayor of New York attended at the door of
the Committee, and, being admitted, gave information that Governor Tryon had
sent for hint the day before, and told him, that lee had just received a letter
from Lord Dartmouth, notifying him that orders had been given to the commanders
of the King's ships in America, that, in case any more troops were raised, or
fortifications erected, or the King’s stores taken, they must consider such
places as in a state of rebellion. This
intelligence caused alarm, for his Majesty's ship of war
But notwithstanding the exasperated state of public feeling, the Congress still allowed provisions to be carried to the Asia, which increased the irritation, and caused hard things to be said against them, for it was not easily discovered, by what rules of equity or policy those persons should be punished, who were detected in supplying the enemy's ships in Boston and other places, and at the same time the government itself should openly abet this practice in New York. General
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 64. 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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