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Letter From Governor George Clinton
New York 23d July 1744

I know. I know. Just do what you can.

I have your favour of 14 inst., being left by the Colonel with the Chief Justice, in his way home, so I have not seen him.

The Gentlemen from Boston had a Commission from their Governour of 8 June, by and with the advice of their Assembly, to treat with me, & the Neighbouring Governments, upon Measures, either Jointly or Separeately, for annoying the Enemy in the Present War, which I think is a sufficient power, to concert with them, & execute what may be agreed upon.

I have met our Assembly, & have recommended to them, int al, to raise Supplys to enable me to give me the like powers, and I think it a matter of so great a Consequence, that it should be immediately agreed to; they come in slowly, and what may result from their weighty Deliberations, when together, time & patience must discover.

I am writing away for England by way of Philadelphia that I have not had time to look into the Proceedings of your last Sitting, but question not that your reasons are well grounded for dissolving them; I wish you better success in your next, when I hope the stubborn sett will not prevail, agreeable to their Cursed Principles.

The encouragement of Popery in these Colonys may have very dreadfull Effects, and I am told, those call'd Moravians are of that Principle, and are attempting to seduce our Indians from their Fidelity. I think some method should be taken to suppress those numerous itinerant pretenders to this & that sort of Religion, which may cloak their zeal for that which is destructive to us.

I shall hint to you occasionally, what is doing, while our Assembly sitts; in the mean time I am, very truly,
emptyDr Sir, your Excellency's
emptymost Obedt Humble Servant emptyG. Clinton

His Ex'cy Lewis Morris Esqr.

Letter to Governor George Clinton, May 23, 1744
Letter to Governor George Clinton, May 31, 1744
Letter to the Duke of New Castle, June 10, 1744
Letter to the Lords of Trade, June 11, 1744
Letter to Governor George Clinton, July 14, 1744
Letter from Governor George Clinton, July 23, 1744

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