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Context of A petition to the Honourable the Committee of Safety for the colony of New-York. : We the subscribers, inhabitants of said colony, humbly beg leave to represent, that the unhappy contest which has long subsisted between Great-Britain and the American colonies, has at length reduced this colony to a state which will end in anarchy and confusion ... We therefore find ourselves under the disagreeable necessity of entreating you without delay to apply to the Continental Congress in behalf of this colony ... for the security of our persons and property ..
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