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Providence, August 5th, 1836. Hon. JOHN PITMAN:
Sir— The Committee of Arrangements for the celebration of the Second Centennial Anniversary of the Settlement of Providence, present you their grateful thanks for the Address pronounced on that occasion, and respectfully solicit a copy for the press. They are highly gratified in believing that they express the unanimous wish, not only of the respective bodies which they represent, but of the numerous and respectable audience who were present at its delivery.
We have the honor to be,
Very respectfully, your ob’t serv'ts,
Providence, August 5th, 1836. GENTLEMEN:
The Address, a copy of which you have been pleased to request for the press, is at your disposal.
It will afford me sufficient gratification should it, in any manner, contribute to increase our estimation of the great principle which gave being to our State, or kindle those emotions of patriotism which may lead us to promote our highest interests. For yourselves, and those whom you respectively represent, accept, gentlemen, the assurances of my lasting and grateful consideration. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN PITMAN. To Thomas B. FENNER, Committee