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Benjamin Dimmick, Lt. May 4th, '81.
Martin Denslow, Lt. Dec. 6th, '81.
William Lord,

Dec. 17th, '81.
Matthew Gregory, Lt. 28th, '81.
Jaques Harmon, Ens'n Apl. 3d, '80.
Jacob Kingsbury, Ens’n July 26th, '80.
John Rose, S. mate. Aug. 1st, '78.

Connecticut Village, May 22d, '82.


Pas 395

To His Excellency :—Sir HENRY CLINTON, K. B., Commander

in-Chief of His Brittanic Majesty's forces in North America.

The memorial of sundry officers of the American Army,
Prisoners of War on Long Island, on behalf of themselves and

Most Respectfully sheweth,
That a memorial has been drawn up and signed by all the
officers, Prisoners on Long Island, addressed to the Hon'l the Con.
tinental Congress, purporting an earnest desire that a general
Exchange might speedily be concluded on, for the mutual ad-
vantage of the unfortunate captives of both armies.

For the more speedy effecting so desirable a purpose, we,
your memorialists, most earnestly request that your Excellency
would be pleased to permit Col. Samʼl B. Webb to accompany Col.
Baylor to Phila., there to remain on Parole so long as it may be
necessary to present and enforce the above-mentioned memorial.

And your memorialists as in Duty bound, &c.

We the subscribers, inhabitants of the town of Wethersfield,
having taken into our serious consideration the precarious state of
the liberties of North America, and more especially the present dis-
tressed condition of this insulted province, embarrassed as it is by
several acts of the British Parliament, tending to the entire subver-
sion of our natural and charter rights,-among which is the act for

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blocking up the harbour of Boston ; and being fully sensible of our indispensable duty to lay hold on every means in our power to preserve and recover the much injured constitution of our country ; and conscious at the same time of no alternative between the horrors of slavery, or the carnage and desolation of civil war, but a suspension of all commercial intercourse with the island of Great Britain,Do, in the presence of God solemnly and in good faith, covenant and engage with each other. 1st, That from henceforth we will suspend all commercial intercourse with said island of Great Britain, until the said act for blocking up the said harbour, be repealed, and a full restoration of our charter rights be obtained. And,

2ly, That there may be the less temptation to others to continue in the said now dangerous commerce, we do in like manner solemnly covenant, that we will not buy, purchase or consume, or suffer any person, by, for or under us to purchase or consume, in any manner whatever, any goods, wares or merchandize which shall arrive in America from Great Britain aforesaid, from and after the last day of August next ensuing. And in order as much as in us lies, to prevent our being interrupted and defeated in this only peaceable measure, entered into for the recovery and preservation of our rights, we agree to break off all trade, commerce and dealings whatever with all persons, who, preferring their own private interest to the salvation of their perishing country, shall still continue to import goods from Great Britain, or shall purchase of those who do import, and never to renew any commerce or trade with them.

And, Whereas the promoting of industry, economy, arts and manufactures among ourselves, is of the last importance to the civil and religious welfare of a community ; we engage,

3dly, That from and after the first day of October next ensuing, we will, not by ourselves, or any for, by, or under us, purchase or use any goods, wares, manufactures or merchandize, whensoever or howsoever imported from Great Britain, until the harbour of Boston shall be opened, and our charter rights restored. And,

Lastly, As a refusal to come into any agreement which promises the deliverance of our country from the calamities it now feels, and which, like a torrent are rushing upon it with increasing violence, must evidence a disposition inimical to, or criminally negligent of the common safety, we agree, that when this covenant has been

offered to any person, and they refuse to sign it, we will consider
them in the same light as contumacious importers, and withdraw
all commercial connections with them forever, and publish their
names to the world.

Witness our hand, June, 15th, 1774.

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At a meeting of a number of Gentlemen met at Stern Ross,
whereof Capt. Buckley was Prest., Maj. Giles, Vice. do. The fol-
lowing toasts were drank :
lee. By the Pres't : General Washington & the American Army.

A song by Mr. Randolph—“In City Quarters,” &c.
Ina By the Vice-Prest. : The United States of America.

A song by Mr. Fitzhugh—“Come on thy heart,” &c.
31a By Mr. Randolph : The Hon'ble The Continental Congress.

A song by Mr. Holsden—“Fill your glasses.”
way tb By Mr. Hopkins : Our great and good ally, His most Christian
Majesty the King of France.

A song by Mr. Tanner—“Rouse each true American."
5th By Capt. Goodale : The Queen of France.

A song by Mr. Hunter—“Farewell dear charmer.”
6th By Mr. Dover : His Catholic Majesty the King of Spain.
A song by Mr. Ryley—“There, Boys, there,” &c.

h. Thres?
Tip By Mr. Fitzhugh : The Friends of America in every quarter of
the Globe.

A song by the Vice-Pres.-"How stands the glass ?”.
9th By Mr. Tanner : General Lincoln & the Southern Army.

A song was requested by the Pres.—who collector Mr. Fitz- dianes
hugh; who gave" Strephon with his," &c.
4* By Mr. Ryley : General Gates and the Army in the Eastern
Department. 1. Ew

A song by Mr. Bliqver—“Yankee Doodle.”
10Th By Mr. Shirclief : General Schuyler and the Army in the
Northern Department.

A song by Mr. Bradford—“Come Soldiers all in chorus fair."



11 H By Mr. Hunter : The American Ambassadors at foreign

A song by Mr. Shirclief by proxy Mr. Bluver—"Let's be Jovial.”
1216 By Mr. Bradford : Gov. Trumbull.

A song by Capt. Goodale—“Kill an old woman.”
1316 By Mr. Bluver : May the establishment of American Indepen-
dence & Liberty be an example worthy to be followed by the world
and their posterity.

A song by the Vice-P't—“Although the Paste of Battle."
1416 By Capt. Buckley : Miss Sally Chester.

A song by Mr. Hopkins—“Free from the Bustle,” &c. 157k By Major Giles : Miss Betsy Shipton.

A song Mr. Fitzhugh—“Fair Hebe I left;" &c.
1616 By Capt. Goodale : Lady Gates.

A song by Mr. Hunter-Granueaile.
1716 By Mr. Hopkins : Miss Cornelia Van Horn.

A song by Mr. Tanner-Young man, step in.
18156 By Mr. Fitzhugh : Miss Mary Jennings.
jakt By Mr. Dover : Miss Hannah Sherman.
20% Mr. Riley : Miss Peggy Clarkson.
21st Mr. Tanner : Lady Washington.
hat Mr. Hunter : Miss Falkauner.
234 By Mr. Shirclief : Mrs. Jay.
24t By Mr. Bradford : Miss Jean Hegeman.
2016 By Mr. Bluver : Miss Judy Vanhorn.
3614 By. Mr. Randolph : Miss Polly Brown.




Memorial in behalf of Officers, Prisoners of War.

za Etto 672
PHILADELPHIA, 13th Nov., 1779.
1 SIR :-It is with pain and reluctance I now trouble your Ex-
cellency on a subject, interesting to the unfortunate servants of the
Public in general, who are in captivity, and to the Supreme Council
of the United States, as the Guardian of their officers, and to myself
as an individual. To the Wisdom and Justice of Congress I must
now appeal, & beg their attention to the following particulars :

In May last, two Brigadiers, five Colonels and a Major,
Prisoners of War to the British Army, were permitted by Sir Henry

Clinton to retire to their friends in the County on Parole, on condition that Gen'l Phillips and Reidesel should be allowed to go into New York on the same terms. Brigadier General Thompson and myself, by Letter bearing date May 20th, requested Congress that the above-named Gentlemen might have permission to go into New York, and a Committee was appointed and made their Report. Congress thereupon passed a Resolution on the 3d of June, empowering His Excellency General Washington, to make such Parole Exchanges as he tho't proper; in consequence of which, orders wero immediately given for Generals Phillips, Reidesel and Families to proceed to New York. They some time since, arrived at Elizabeth Town on their way, and there received a Resolution of Congress ordering them back to Pennsylvania.

It is now six months since we left New York, and have been in constant expectation that those gentlemen would be permitted to return thither; but unhappily find that in consequence of their being detained, Sir Henry Clinton has issued a positive order that all American Officers now in the country on Parole, return immediately to their captivity in New York. Enclosed you have a copy of Col. Beatty's orders for that purpose. This not only affects the two Brigadiers and five Colonels, who came out on that condition, but many others who have been indulged in the same way. In behalf of the whole and" by advice of several general officers of the army & others, I have without loss of time, repaired to this City to request that The Hon'ble The Congress would be pleased to permit General Phillips and Reidesell to go into New York agreeable to the Resolution of Congress and the order of General Washington—not doubting, but that the Reasons which induced Congress to detain them for a time, are now at an end.

I trust it is needless to enumerate the many inconveniences and difficulties, which will attend the American officers in captivity, in case these gentlemen should not be permitted to go in. Should it be tho't necessary to mention the particular difficulties to wbich they will be subjected, I shall be happy to have an opportunity of laying them before your Excellency or a committee of Congress.

Should Congress have no objection to those gentlemen going into New York, I beg that an order may be given as early as may be consistent with other important affairs before them. Your attention to this matter will greatly oblige the unfortunate officers in

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