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Also, Voted, That a copy of the above resolves, shall be transmitted to the committee of correspondence for the town of Boston, in answer to their letter to this town.

A true copy of record, examined by

SAMUEL BISHOP, Jr., Town Clerk.

from the House of Assembly, as after an election render them-, selves dependent upon the Crown for offices held during pleasure.


Third, Whether upon the arbitrary project of the late Parliament for introducing a council into the Massachusetts bay, at the pleasure of the Crown, it does not appear to be an indispensable dut firmly to insist upon a law utterly to exclude the dangerous influence of his Majesty's council, at the elections for represen-· tatives of the people. [Connecticut Courant, April 17, 1775.]

A gentleman from New London, who was at Cork, in Ireland, April 2d, 1775, wrote to his friend in New London, that there were then lying in Cork, ready to sail, twenty-five large transport ships, for Boston; and many more were ordered to prepare for the same purpose; who wrote to forewarn the Americans to be in readiness for the crisis.

June 7, 1775. News arrived in Hartford, June 5th, that the General Committee for Albany, (N. Y.,) had resolved to raise eight hundred men for the defence of American liberty, and as soon as it was made known, three companies were immediately enlisted and marched for the defence of Ticonderoga and Crown Point. The preceding week, Col. Hinman, from Connecticut, in the command of the 4th Regiment of troops raised in this colony, marched for their station at Ticonderoga. Maj. Gen. Wooster, with a regiment, and Col. Waterbury's regiment had marched for Greenwich-eight companies of Col. Parsons' regiment were encamped at New London.

June 14, 1775. The birth-day of His Majesty, (he being 37 years of age) was celebrated in N. York, by a royal salute from the Asia man-of-war, of 64 guns, in New York harbor, under the command of George Vandeput, the crew gave three cheers, which was answered by some few on the docks; no illuminations in the city, except a solitary house, which lights were soon with

LEBANON, June 2d, 1774. Yesterday being the 1st of June, the day on which the cruel Edict of the British Parliament respecting the town and port of Boston took place, was observed here with marks of distinction. The bells of the town early began to toll a solemn peal, and continued the whole day. The town house door was hung with

drawn, which was done to shew their disapprobation of the public measures of the King.

June, 1775. A letter was received at Hartford, June 19th, from Albany, giving the news that three Sachems had been to Albany, desirous to befriend the colonies, provided they did not interfere with the safety of Col. Johnson and Capt. Close, whom they intended to defend, in duty to their father-in-law. Also, that Gen. Johnson and his family, with fourteen batteaus and thirteen wagons, laden with goods and furniture, had gone to fort Stanwix; and that Col. Johnson had summoned the Indians far and near to meet him in Oswego in General Congress.

1775. John Ransom, of Kent, who had used bohea tea, which was a breach of the "non-consumption agreement" of the Association, in drinking tea; on the 24th of April, 1775, published in the Connecticut Journal his acknowledgment for once using inadvertently that "detestable and obnoxious vegetable, called East India tea."

The Continental Congress appointed George Washington, of Virginia, Commander-in-Chief, of all the American forces; Artemus Ward, of Massachusetts, Charles Lee, of Pennsylvania, Philip Schuyler, of Albany, N. Y., Israel Putnam, of Connecticut, Major Generals; John Sullivan, of New Hampshire, Brigadier General; and Horatio Gates, Adjutant General. Thomas Mifflin, of Philadelphia, was appointed Aid-de-Camp by General Washington. General Lee appointed Samuel Griffin, of Virginia, his Aid-de-Camp.

The Newport Mercury, stated that the troops from Connecticut, at Cambridge and Roxbury, in the fore part of July, 1775, were three thousand, and several other companies on their way there.

black, with the Act affixed thereto; the shops in town were all shut and silent; their windows covered with black and other ensigns of distress. Towards evening, a respectable number of freeholders of the place, and others, (upon short notice) appeared at the town house, when the Act was publicly read and observed

New Haven, July 12, 1775. Last Sunday the sloop-of-war Lively chased an inward bound vessel from Connecticut, and with two of her armed boats, (while the sloop-of-war was aground on Saybrook bar) and after a short examination left the vessel, though the report of the guns had drawn many of the militia from the country to the shore, where several random shots were exchanged with the boats. The sloop-of-war King Fisher, from New York, was cruising in the Long Island sound, and on the 11th day of July, she came to anchor at Branford.

July, 1775. The regiment, quartered at Cambridge, Mass., were assembled on parade, when the Rev. Dr. Langdon read to the general officers and soldiers, " a Declaration by the Representatives of the United States, in General Congress," which set forth the causes and necessity of the war, which was received with great applause by the army, and a large concourse of citizens assembled, which was evinced by three huzzas from all present. Soon after Major General Putnam convened all the Continental troops under his immediate command, on Prospect Hill, near Boston, where the Declaration was read to them, after which a pathetic address was made by the Rev. Mr. Leonard (chaplain of Gen. Putnam's regiment) to the army, succeeded by a pertinent prayer. Gen. Putnam then gave a signal, and the whole army shouted their loud amen, by three cheers: a cannon was then fired from the fort, while the standard which had been presented to Gen. Putnam was flourishing in the air, with the motto on one side "an appeal to Heaven," on the other side, "Qui transtulit sustinet."

July 6th, 1775. A German hussar, a veteran in the wars of Germany, appeared at the door of Congress, in Philadelphia, in his uniform and on horseback, with a fortorn cap upon his head, with a streamer waving from it, half down to his waistband, with a death's head painted in front, a beautiful hussar cloak, ornamented with lace and fringe and cord of gold, a scarlet waist

upon; when the following Address was made, and Resolutions unanimously adopted:

Gentlemen, The occasion of our meeting is interesting and solemn-I hope we are met together with dispositions suitable to the occasion. We are now, my brethren, to determine whether we will tamely submit to every act of cruel oppression,

coat under it, with shining yellow mettle buttons; a light gun strung over his shoulders; a turnpike sabre, much superior to an highland broad sword, very large and well fortified by his side; holsters and pistols upon his horse; indeed a most war-like and formidable figure. He reported he had fifty such men ready to enlist under him, who were used to the service as hussars in Germany, and wished immediately to visit Boston to see Burgoyne's light horse. [Connecticut Journal.]

Several towns in Connecticut sent to Boston, provisions, stockings, and other clothing.

A new plan was adopted in Connecticut as to post riders and post masters, in 1775.

The constitutional post offices on the southern road were kept by Winsley Hobby, at Middletown; Elias Beers, at New Haven; Thaddeus Burr, at Fairfield, and John Holt, Esq., (printer) at New York, who was the only person authorized to receive the eastern letters for New York, and the mails for the southern provinces.

In May, 1775, the inhabitants of New London received the information from Cambridge, that Gen. Gage intended seizing all our vessels on the sea coast, and that New London would soon be visited, which caused several persons to move their families and effects out of New London.

The congregational clergy of New England were active in the cause of liberty during the revolution, and taught the people from their pulpits, that the Christian religion was a stranger to mere despotic power, as the great Montesquieu declared. The clergy declared to the King and his tories, as did Socrates when accused by the Atheneans of corrupting and seducing the youth of Athens by his philosophy, he defended himself more like an

or indignantly reject, and with manly resolution remonstrate to, every instance of unjust power, by whatever hand attempted. Persuaded you cannot hesitate one momemt in the choice of the alternative, and will propose the following Resolutions.

That we do all at this time, heartily sympathise with our brethren of Boston, in the scenes of distress which this day opens upon them.

apostle than a philosopher, by saying "that he believed the province was committed to him by God, that he was called by him to this employment, to endeavor to reform the world, and therefore for him to forsake his station for fear of death, or of any other temporal evil, would be a most grievous sin. I am not (said he) afraid to die; but this I am afraid of, to disobey the commands of my Superior, and to desert the station, he has placed me in, and to give over the work he has appointed me: this I must affirm to you, that I ought to obey God rather than you; and so long as I have breath, I will never give over exhorting and teaching the people."

Major Skeen had a commission appointing him Governor of Ticonderoga, Crown Point, and Montreal, with orders to raise a regiment of Canadians to join Gen. Gage against the Americans.

On the 16th of July, an express passed through Hartford from Crown Point to Governor Trumbull.

The camp distemper raged at Boston, not only in the army, but among the citizens.

On the 19th of July, a company of riflemen arrived in Hartford from Philadelphia, of one hundred and seven men, the next day they proceeded on their march to join the army.

On the 23d of July, the Derby company passed through Hartford from their station at New Haven, on their way to Cambridge.

On the 25th of July, his majesty's ships of war, the Rose, commanded by Wallace; the Swan, commanded by James Ascough; the King Fisher, commanded by Montague, with a small tender, arrived in New London harbor and cast their anchors.

On Tuesday preceding the 27th day of July, about one thou

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