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Resolve on Petition and Remonstrance of the Overseers


The Committee appointed to consider the Petition and the Remonstrance of Benjamin Brown, &c˙, reported as follows:

The Petition of Benjamin Brown and others, Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor of the Town of Lexington, shows that Mary and Eleanor Pike are still supported by the Town of Lexington, as ordered by the General Court, and as will appear by the Journals of said Court for the year 1767. Therefore,

Resolved, That the prayer of this Petition be so far granted, as that there be paid out of the publick Treasury the sum of eighteen Pounds, fourteen Shillings, and nine Pence, to Deacon Jonas Stone, for the use of the Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor of the abovementioned Town, in full discharge of the above sum, from the 9th of June, 1774, to the 9th of June, 1775.

Read and accepted.

In Council, August 18, 1775: Read and concurred.