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To George Washington from Certain Inhabitants of New York City, 9–14 July 1776

From Certain Inhabitants of New York City

New York, 9–14 July 1776. “Your Memorialists are of Opinion that suffering Tories to remain in this City or near it on Long Island & Shrewsbury &ca will be attended with much danger. . . . Your Memorialists therefore pray your Excellency that orders may be given for the removal of dangerous persons from this City and other Places to some distant parts in the Country, that the minds of your Memorialists and other Friends to our Cause may be relieved from their Uneasiness.”1

DS, signed by 47 persons, DLC:GW; DS, signed by 107 persons, DLC:GW. The second DS is docketed: “The Memorial of Sundry Inhabitants of New York & others to His Excellency Genl Washington & a List of Disaffected Persons.” The list has not been identified.

1GW urged the removal of the Loyalists from the city and its vicinity in his letters of 13 and 15 July to a secret committee of the New York convention.

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