Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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for redress; we deem a great insult to our good sense, better Judgement, and inteligence; when from numerous affidavits which were laid before the committee: Proved, that we could only go in the State of , contrary to the exterminating order of the , and consequently at the risk of our lives.
Resolved, 5th.. That after repeated appeals to the constituted authorities of the State of for redress, which were in vain; we fondly hoped that in the Congress of the , ample justice would have rendered us; and upon that consideration alone, we pledged ourselves to abide their decision.
Resolved, 6th. That the exterminating order of , is a direct infraction of the constitution of the , and of the State of ; and the committee in refusing to investigate the procedings of executive and others of the State of , and turning a deaf ear, to the cries of Widows, orphans, and innocent blood, we deem no less than seconding the proceedings of that murderous mob, whose deeds are recorded in heaven, and justly calls down from upon their heads, the rightous jud[g]ments of an offended God.
Resolved, 7th. That the thanks of this meeting be ten[d]ered to the citizens of the State of , for their kind, liberal, and generous conduct towards us; & that we call upon them, as well as every patriot in this vast republick, to aid us in all lawful endeavors to obtain redress for the injuries we have sustained.
Resolved, 8th. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the delegation of , for their bold, manily noble and independent course they have taken, in presenting our case before the authorities of the nation, amid misrepresentation, contumely and abuse which characterized us in our suffering conditions [p. 132]
for redress; we deem a great insult to our good sense, better Judgement, and inteligence; when from numerous affidavits which were laid before the committee: Proved, that we could only go in the State of , contrary to the exterminating order of the , and consequently at the risk of our lives.
Resolved, 5th.. That after repeated appeals to the constituted authorities of the State of for redress, which were in vain; we fondly hoped that in the Congress of the , ample justice would have rendered us; and upon that consideration alone, we pledged ourselves to abide their decision.
Resolved, 6th. That the exterminating order of , is a direct infraction of the constitution of the , and of the State of ; and the committee in refusing to investigate the procedings of executive and others of the State of , and turning a deaf ear, to the cries of Widows, orphans, and innocent blood, we deem no less than seconding the proceedings of that murderous mob, whose deeds are recorded in heaven, and justly calls down upon their heads, the rightous judgments of an offended God.
Resolved, 7th. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the citizens of the State of , for their kind, liberal, and generous conduct towards us; & that we call upon them, as well as every patriot in this vast republick, to aid us in all lawful endeavors to obtain redress for the injuries we have sustained.
Resolved, 8th. That the thanks of this meeting be tendered to the delegation of , for their bold, manily noble and independent course they have taken, in presenting our case before the authorities of the nation, amid misrepresentation, contumely and abuse which characterized us in our suffering conditions [p. 132]
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