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Resolution by the Continental Congress concerning state cooperation with France
United States. Continental Congress
May 01, 1782
Volume 16, Page 307

[Extract From the Minutes.]

By the United States
In Congress Assembled.
May 1st, 1782.

On the Report of a Committee to whom was referred a Communication of the Secretary for Foreign Affairs,

Resolved, That the Secretary for Foreign Affairs be, and he is hereby directed to make a confidential communication to the several States of the intelligence received by Congress on the 29th day of April last, through his Department in order that the States may be more fully impressed with the necessity of such united and determined exertions as with the co-operation of our generous Ally, will expel the Enemy from their remaining posts within the United States, and display to the world the falsehood of the assertions of the British Court that the people of these States are neither United nor determined in support of their National Independence.