Recipient: Genet, Edmé Jacques
[Passy, 4 January 1779
of Congress of the 10 October, [that]
you have inserted in your No. 62 is another Forgery.3
It has internal Marks of it enough.
1. Congress are not so much allarmed. They know the Ennemy have not the Power, tho
they very well know they have the Will to do the Mischief.
2. Congress, would never recommend the building of such Hutts. There are Houses enough
in the Country to receive the Inhabitants of the Towns, even in Case of such an Extremity.
3. Congress would never recommend the Burning the Houses of the Tories. They would
sooner banish or Harry them and confiscate their Houses to carry on the War.
[A simple glance is sufficient]
to any Man who knows [the country]
and the Congress to perceive Marks of the Beast, in such ridiculous Fictions. Yet
they impose of British Mobs, Ministers and Members of Parliament.5