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Committee to Consider Petitions of Men


Wednesday, December 6, 1775.

On a motion, Ordered, That Mr˙ Sullivan prepare and bring in a Resolve relative to Vessels bound to other Colonies, and make report.

On a motion, Ordered, That Colonel Loved, Captain Brown of Abington, and Mr˙ Ingalls, be a Committee to consider Petitions and Accounts of men wounded on and after the 19th April last.

On a motion, Ordered, That Colonel Cutt be a Committee to confer with the Quartermaster-General relative to the price of Wood on Winter-Hill, and the road the carts shall go in, and to inquire whether the Troops at Maiden and Chelsea are a part of the Brigade on Winter-Hill.

On a motion, Ordered, That Mr˙ Cooper, Deacon Rawson, Mr˙ Pitts, Captain Vose, and Colonel Orne, be a Committee to take into consideration the state of the Poor of Boston, lately came out, and also a Letter from the Committee at Point-Shirley, and to report to this House what is proper to be done.

The Committee appointed to take into consideration a Letter from the Selectmen of the Town of Boxford, reported. Read, and accepted.

Resolved, That the Receiver-General be, and hereby is directed to pay to Aaron Wood, Esq˙, thirty-nine Pounds seven Shillings, to be by him applied for the payment of one Sergeant and forty-five Privates for their service as soldiers at Gloucester, viz: the Sergeant one month, and the men half a month each; and also for the billeting, &c˙, of said soldiers.