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Lemuel Hedge Disarmed



Warwick, Massachusetts Bay, August 14, 1776.

The Committee of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety, of the town of Warwick, having had many complaints of the inimical temper and disposition of Mr˙ Lemuel Hedge, of said Warwick, towards the grand struggle for the liberties of the American States, and the said Mr˙ Lemuel Hedge showed contempt in refusing to appear, it is therefore,

Resolved, That Mr˙ Lemuel Hedge, in speaking contemptuously of the honourable Continental Congress, and also setting forth how the Province of the Massachusetts Bay had trampled on the King' s laws and his officers, and also many other unfriendly speeches; it is therefore the opinion of this Committee, that the said Mr˙ Lemuel Hedge is inimical to these American States, and that he ought to be dealt with accordingly. It is therefore,

Resolved, That the said Mr˙ Lemuel Hedge be disarmed, and confined to the limits of his farm, unless by a permit from the Committee of said Town.

Voted, That the foregoing proceedings with regard to Mr˙ Lemuel Hedge, be inserted in the Hartford paper.

By order of said Committee: