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Committee to Build a Row Galley


Monday, January 22, 1776.

Met according to adjournment.

Voted, That whereas by a vote of Saturday last, Colonel Morey and Major Bellows were appointed Mustermasters and Paymasters to the Regiment going to Canada, and were directed to pay their advance Wages when mustered at Coos, or elsewhere:

It is now farther Voted, That the said Paymasters deliver one half of said advance Pay to the Field-Officers, to be paid to the Soldiers upon their inlistment, and the other half to be paid on their passing muster.

Voted, That Colonel David Gilman, James Betton, Esq˙, and Captain Prentice, be a Committee of the honourable Board concerning General Sullivan' s appointing Officers for a new Regiment, and his requisition to this Assembly concerning said Regiment; and to make report to this House as soon as may be.

Voted, That Colonel Nicholas Gilman, Captain Josiah Moulton, and Captain Ezekiel Worthen, be a Committee of this House, to join a Committee of the honourable Board, to hire or agree with a person or persons to build, for the use of this Colony, a Row-Galley, agreeable to a plan or draft presented to tills House by Major Hackett,

Adjourned to half-past two o' clock, P˙M.

Met according to adjournment.

Voted, That there be added to the Pay of each of the Members of the honourable Council, and of this House, one Shilling per day for their attendance in Congress and on this Assembly, for six months, from the first sitting of Congress, on the twenty-first of December last.

Mr˙ Champney reported to the House that he had procured twenty-three six-quart Kettles at Portsmouth, and that thirty more will be ready at Newburyport on Wednesday night next, and that thirty more can be ready at Newburyport by Saturday night week.

Voted, That Colonel Evans, John Dudley, Esq˙, and Ichabod Rawlins, Esq˙, be a Committee of this House, to join a Committee of the honourable Board, to confer, upon the expediency of choosing Delegates or a Delegate for this Colony, to represent us at the Grand Continental Congress at Philadelphia, for the year ensuing.

Voted, That Wyseman Clagett, Esq˙, be Attorney-General for this Colony for the current year.

Voted, That Colonel Timothy Walker, Esq˙, go to Head-Quarters as soon as may be, and inquire what number of Troops are inlisted there, belonging to this Colony, to be in the service till the first of April next; and what Officers they choose to command them; and to make any further inquiries concerning the state of our Troops there; and to make report thereof to this House, or to the Committee of Safety, as soon as may be.

Adjourned to nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.