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Committee to Wait on General Washington


In Council: Whereas, it hath been represented to this Court, that his Excellency General Washington does not consider himself at liberty to furnish Guards for any of the sea-coasts in this Colony, saving what relates to the general defence; and it appearing to this Court necessary, that certain posts should be guarded, for the security of the inhabitants,

Therefore, Resolved, That Benjamin Lincoln, Esquire, with such as the honourable House shall join, be a Committee to wait on his Excellency, and desire him that he would inform this Court to what limits he will extend his Guards.

In the House of Representatives: Read, and concurred, and Mr˙ Cushing and Mr˙ Speaker are joined to the Committee of the honourable Board.