Philadelphia July 4.
I Take this Opportunity to inform you of the proceedings In this State the Inhabitants are going on at a most dreadful rate upon the account of the Brittish they tore two English Vessels all to pieces there are a great rumour about an army collecting in Northern part of this State for the purpose of going against Canada the merchants are complaining very much that war is not declared and I am afraid that an Insurrection will take place if that is not put into execution the moment that your proclamation was given out here the Inhabitants destroyed them
I am Yours
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Govr of the State of Pensylvania
ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.