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March 21


Voted, That the balance of the Account of Captain


Ezekiel Worthen, amounting to twenty Pounds seventeen Shillings, be allowed and paid out of the Treasury, and that the President of the Council give order on the Treasurer for payment.

Voted, To choose a Committee of this House, to join a Committee of the honourable Board, to confer together upon a Petition of sundry Committees of Safety and Correspondence, concerning the prices of Goods, and the necessaries of life, &;c˙, being raised to exorbitant prices, since the Continental Association, and to make report thereon to this House as soon as may be; and that Captain Barnett, Deacon Baldwin, and Captain Moulton, be the Committee of this House for that purpose.

Voted, That the stated price of Saltpetre in this Colony be three Shillings and six Pence per pound, exclusive of the bounties heretofore voted, until the eighth day of June next. That Doctor Josiah Gilman, of Exeter, be, and hereby is, appointed to inspect, receive, and store, whatever Saltpetre, made within this Colony, may be brought to him within the time aforesaid, and that his certificate, of what quantity he receives, to the Treasurer, shall empower him to pay the prices and bounties aforesaid, to such persons as produce the same, agreeable to the votes of the Assembly.

The House adjourned till to-morrow morning, eight o' clock.