Committee of the House of Representatives of this Province, are
directed to repair to said New-York, on said first Tuesday in October
If therefore, your Honourable House should agree to this Pro-
posal, it would be acceptable, that as early Notice of it as possible,
might be transmitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
of this Province.
Samuel White, Speaker.
In Consequence of the foregoing circular Letter, the following
Gentlemen met at New-York, in the Province of New-York, on
Monday the Seventh Day of October 1765, viz.
From the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay,
Oliver Patridge, Esquires.
Who produced their Appointment as follows, viz.
To James Otis, Oliver Patridge, and Timothy Ruggles, Esquires.
The House of Representatives of this Province, have appointed
you a Committee, to meet at New-York, on the first Tuesday of
October next, such Committees as the other Houses of Representa-
tives, or Burgesses, in the several Colonies on this Continent may
think fit to appoint, to consult together, on the present Circumstances
of the Colonies, and the Difficulties to which they are, and must be
reduced, by the Operation of the late Acts of Parliament. By this
Choice, the House has reposed in you a Trust of singular Im-
portance, and has just Reason to expect you will give your utmost
Attention to it. In case you should receive Advice that the Houses
of Representatives or Burgesses of the other Colonies, or any of
them, agree to send Committees to join you in this Interesting
Affair, you are directed to repair to New-York, at the Time ap-
pointed, and endeavour to unite with them in Sentiment, and agree
upon such Representations as may tend to preserve our Rights and
Privileges; and it is the Opinion of this House, that no Address or
Representation, shall be esteemed the Act of this House, unless it is
agreed to, and signed by the major Part of their Committee.
If it should be said that we are in any Manner represented in
Parliament, you must by no Means concede to it, as it is an Opinion,
which this House cannot see the least Reason to adopt; further, the
House think that such a Representation of the Colonies, as British
Subjects are entitled to, and enjoy, would be attended with the
greatest Difficulty, if it is not absolutely impracticable, and therefore
you are not to urge or consent to any Proposal for a Representation,
if such be made in the Congress.