[dateline] New York May 29th. 76
I have the Pleasure to acquaint you that our Citizens had a Meeting on Monday Evening
last, when it was agreed, without a dissenting Voice, to instruct our Convention on
that most important of all sublunary Affairs, in order that Application may be made
to your Honble. House.1
What will our Traitors, with you, say to this virtuous Stand? One of them, I know,
will endeavour to turn it to ridicule, as he does every Thing he cant confute.2
The other I suppose, will say his
Constituents, the Tories, did not choose him for any such Purpose, which, is not
far from the Truth; as they chose him solely for the Purpose of embarrassing the Congress
and betraying it's most essential Interests.3
is here and will be of great Service at this Time. I have had a very agreeable Conference
with him I assure you. I hope we shall conquer Monarchy and Aristocracy here, and
that my Countrymen, with you, will do the same there. The Prejudices of Mankind are
really astonishing to a Freethinker.
I am in the Service, such as it is, but dont yet know whether it will keep Soul and
[salute] I am, with the greatest Regard Sir your very Huble. Servt.
[signed] H Hughes
N.B. This will be communicated to your worthy Colleague and Relation I expect, for
whom I have the same Regard as yourself Sir.