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Circular letter from William Legge, Earl of Dartmouth to the American governors
Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of, 1731 - 1801
January 04, 1775
Volume 09, Page 1108

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind.: No. Carolina. Vol. 279.]
Circular to the Governor of North Carolina and to other Governors.

Whitehall, 4th January 1775.


Certain Persons, styling themselves delegates of several of His Majesty's Colonies in America, having presumed without His Majesty's authority or consent, to assemble together at Philadelphia, in the months of September and October last, and having thought fit, amongst other unwarrantable proceedings, to resolve that it will be necessary that another Congress should be held, at the same place, on the 10th of May next, unless redress for certain pretended grievances be obtained before that time, & to recommend that all the Colonies in North America should choose Deputies to attend such Congress, I am commanded by the King to signify to you His Majesty's pleasure, that you do use your utmost endeavours to prevent any such appointment of Deputies within the Colony under your Government; and that you do exhort all persons to desist from such an unjustifiable Proceeding, which cannot but be highly displeasing to the King.

I am, &c