To the Honourable the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The kind and condescending Congratulations of so illustrious a Body as the Legislature of the Massachusetts on my arrival with my Family, in this my native Country, does me great honour and demands my most gratefull Acknowledgements
If the Dangers and Fatigues which have fallen to my share in the Course of a memorable Revolution, have contributed in any degree, to the Acquisition or Security of those inestimable Blessings of Independence and Peace, of Commerce and Territory, of civil and religious Liberty which this highly favoured Nation now enjoys the Reflection on them will be a source of Consolation to me, to my latest Period: and the Candour and Indulgence with which they have been received by my Fellow Citizens, will ever be remembered with Gratitude
In Senate June 18’. 1788—
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Samel. Phillips junr. Presdt.
In the House of Representatives June 19. 1788
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Theodore Sedgwick Spkr.
ICN: Herbert R. Strauss Collection.