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Committee to Examine


Mr˙ Gerry came up with a verbal message from the House, to desire the major part of the Council to hold Doctor Samuel Gelston under arrest, till an order of both Houses be taken thereon.

In Council: Ordered, That John Adams and Joseph Palmer, Esquires, with such as the honourable House shall join, be a Committee to examine into the character and conduct of Doctor Samuel Gelston, lately apprehended by the order of the General Court, and now before them ready for examination, and report.

In the House of Representatives: Read, and concurred, and Colonel Freeman, Mr˙ Brown, of Boston, and Colonel Grout, are joined.

In Council: Ordered, That Walter Spooner, John Adams, Joseph Palmer, James Prescott, Benjamin Lincoln, John Taylor, and Jabez Fisher, Esquires, be a Committee of the Board, with such Committee of the honourable House, as shall be thought proper for that purpose, upon the subject-matter of the Militia Bill, and the manner in which the officers shall be appointed.

In the House of Representatives: Read, and concurred, and ˙ ˙ ˙ are joined.

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