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Letter from Livingston<br />
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Letter from A. Livingston<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;May 8. 1776. <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;May 8. 1776. <br />
 
Read 9th May<br />
 
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[[File:LivingstontoPresofCong8May1776p2.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Abraham Livingston to President of Congress, 8 May 1776, pg 2." Image from ''The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.''</p>]]
Sir&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;New York 8th May 1776<br />
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Sir&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;New York 8th May 1776.<br />
Having been informed that the Contract I made with the Provincial Convention of this Colony in Behalf of the Continent, is thought by by the Hon. Continental Congress, disadvantageous to the Publick, I beg leave to explain the Motives on which I founded my Proposals, having seen an Advertisement in the public Prints, requesting all those who were willing to Contract for Victualling the Army of the United Colonies, to be stationed in this Province to send their Proposals sealed to the Provincial Convention who were there sitting, what particularly induced me to make Tenders was, that I thought few Persons in this City would be concerned in so great an Undertaking and as I had always an earnest Desire to serve my Country and being brought up to Business was confident that the Representatives of this Colony would not be displeased, should the Contract fall in my Hands, these Considerations with the Prospect that the Emoluments arising therefrom would naturally create, induced me to offer Proposals which were esteemed the most advantageous to the Continent of any delivered, and finally I contracted to victual the Army, But as I am informed that the Hon. Continental Congress are of Opinion that my Contract is very injurious to the Publick and altho I earnestly wish to be in the Service of the Continent, having met with considerable losses, and altogether thrown out of Business by the present unhappy Disputes, Yet I esteem if my Duty and shall always prefer the Good of the American Cause to my private Interest, I will therefore with the <u>utmost Chearfullness</u> resign my Contract, should the Congress in their <u>Wisdom</u> <br />
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Having been informed that the Contract I made with the Provincial Convention of this Colony in Behalf of the Continent, is thought by by the Hon. Continental Congress, disadvantageous to the Publick, I beg leave to explain the Motives on which I founded my Proposals, having seen an Advertisement in the public Prints, requesting all those who were willing to Contract for Victualling the Army of the United Colonies, to be stationed in this Province to send their Proposals sealed to the Provincial Convention who were there sitting, what particularly induced me to make Tenders was, that I thought few Persons in this City would be concerned in so great an Undertaking and as I had always an earnest Desire to serve my Country and being brought up to Business was confident that the Representatives of this Colony would not be displeased, should the Contract fall in my Hands, these Considerations with the Prospect that the Emoluments arising therefrom woud be adequate to the Trouble & Expence that such a Contract, would naturally create, induced me to offer Proposals which were esteemed the most advantageous to the Continent of any delivered, and finally I contracted to victual the Army, But as I am informed that the Hon. Continental Congress are of Opinion that my Contract is very injurious to the Publick and altho I earnestly wish to be in the Service of the Continent, having met with considerable losses, and altogether thrown out of Business by the present unhappy Disputes, Yet I esteem if my Duty and shall always prefer the Good of the American Cause to my private Interest, I will therefore with the <u>utmost Chearfullness</u> resign my Contract, should the Congress in their <u>Wisdom</u> <br />
  
 
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[[File:LivingstontoPresofCong8May1776p3.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Abraham Livingston to President of Congress, 8 May 1776, pg 3." Image from ''The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.''</p>]]
 
Wisdom think it expedient, I have the Honour to be, <br />
 
Wisdom think it expedient, I have the Honour to be, <br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Your most Obed. Hon. Servant<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Your most Obed. Hum. Servant<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mr. Livingston<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Ab: Livingston<br />
 
To the President of the Hon. Continental Congress<br />
 
To the President of the Hon. Continental Congress<br />
  
 
[[Category:Letters to Wythe]]
 
[[Category:Letters to Wythe]]

Revision as of 09:29, 31 October 2014

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"Abraham Livingston to President of Congress, 8 May 1776, pg 1." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

Letter from A. Livingston
    May 8. 1776.
Read 9th May
    Referred
    To Mr. McKean
    Mr. Adams
    Mr. Wythe

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"Abraham Livingston to President of Congress, 8 May 1776, pg 2." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

Sir                                  New York 8th May 1776.
Having been informed that the Contract I made with the Provincial Convention of this Colony in Behalf of the Continent, is thought by by the Hon. Continental Congress, disadvantageous to the Publick, I beg leave to explain the Motives on which I founded my Proposals, having seen an Advertisement in the public Prints, requesting all those who were willing to Contract for Victualling the Army of the United Colonies, to be stationed in this Province to send their Proposals sealed to the Provincial Convention who were there sitting, what particularly induced me to make Tenders was, that I thought few Persons in this City would be concerned in so great an Undertaking and as I had always an earnest Desire to serve my Country and being brought up to Business was confident that the Representatives of this Colony would not be displeased, should the Contract fall in my Hands, these Considerations with the Prospect that the Emoluments arising therefrom woud be adequate to the Trouble & Expence that such a Contract, would naturally create, induced me to offer Proposals which were esteemed the most advantageous to the Continent of any delivered, and finally I contracted to victual the Army, But as I am informed that the Hon. Continental Congress are of Opinion that my Contract is very injurious to the Publick and altho I earnestly wish to be in the Service of the Continent, having met with considerable losses, and altogether thrown out of Business by the present unhappy Disputes, Yet I esteem if my Duty and shall always prefer the Good of the American Cause to my private Interest, I will therefore with the utmost Chearfullness resign my Contract, should the Congress in their Wisdom

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"Abraham Livingston to President of Congress, 8 May 1776, pg 3." Image from The Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789.

Wisdom think it expedient, I have the Honour to be,
                                  Your most Obed. Hum. Servant
                                  Ab: Livingston
To the President of the Hon. Continental Congress