Governour Cooke to New-Hampshire Assembly

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GOVERNOUR COOKE TO NEW-HAMPSHIRE ASSEMBLY.

Providence, December 3, 1776.

SIR: I think it my duty to inform you that I have just received undoubted intelligence that yesterday morning a large fleet of square-rigged vessels was seen between Block Island and Montauk, who in all probability are designed for an attack upon this State. When the letters giving me this information were writing, eleven sail were plainly discovered, and before the expresses came away several more hove in sight. The authority of New-Hampshire will make such use of this intelligence as prudence shall suggest, and at all events prepare the force of that State to act as the exigency of affairs shall require.

I am, in great haste, sir, your most obedient, humble servant,

NICH' S COOKE.

Honourable Speaker of the Assembly of New-Hampshire.