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Colonel Bowers and Captain Brown

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The Order of the Day was moved for, and Colonel Bowers, Captain Brown, and Colonel Freeman, were appointed a Committee to receive and sort the votes for a Counsellor for the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay, in the room of Colonel Orne; who reported that the Honourable John Whitcomb, Esq˙, was chosen.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WATERTOWN, July 25, 1775.

HONOURED SIR: I am directed by this House to acquaint you that they have elected you a Member of the honourable Council for this Colony the current year, and as you, Sir, are sensible that matters of the greatest importance demand our speediest attention, we hope you will take your seat at the Council Board as soon as may be.

I am, Sir, your most obedient humble servant,

JAMES WARREN Speaker.

The Hon˙ John Whitcomb, Esq.

July 31, 1775: Read in Council, and the Hon˙ John Whitcomb, Esq˙, took his seat at the Board.

P˙ MORTON, Secretary pro tem.

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