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Samuel Murray and two Officers of General Gage' s Army


In Provincial Congress, Watertown,

April 28, 1775.

Whereas, a worthy friend to the liberties of America, Mr˙ John Brown, of Providence, hath been lately seized, and with two other persons, carried on board a British Ship-of-War at Newport :

Ordered, That Samuel Murray and two such Officers of General Gage' s Army, as are now prisoners of war, and not disabled from travelling on account of their wounds, be immediately sent under a sufficient guard to Providence, and delivered to Hon˙ Stephen Hopkins, Esquire, or other friends of said Mr˙ Brown; to be made such use of as they shall think proper, for obtaining the liberty of the said Mr˙ Brown.