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Town Meeting in Conway, New-Hampshire



At a legal meeting held by the inhabitants of Conway, on the fifth day of June, 1775, the following Votes were passed:

Voted, That Col˙ Andrew McMullen, Capt˙ Timothy Walker, Capt˙ David Page, Lieut˙ James Osgood, and Ensign Joshua Heath, be a Committee at and in behalf of the Town, in any matter respecting the present time of difficulty.

Voted, That the Town will aid and assist the above Committee that is chosen in behalf of the Town to preserve the peace and order of it, whenever the Committee shall judge occasion.

Voted, That this Committee fully empowered to inquire touching any obnoxious person who may flee to this Town for an asylum, and that they shall judge whether it is expedient for any such refugee to reside here, or depart from it; and any inhabitant of this Town who shall be obnoxious, shall be only accountable to the Committee for their conduct.

Voted, That no other person but the Committee shall concern with any such refugees; but if any person shall know of any such obnoxious person coming into Town, the earliest notice thereof shall be given the Committee.

Voted, That the Committee be empowered to call before them, and upon proper evidence to pass upon any inhabitants of the Town, who shall dare to transgress any of the preceding Votes, or in any manner to disturb the peace of the Town.

Voted, That the Committee shall make application to the Congress of this Province for arms and ammunition that are wanting in this Town, and for men for a scouting guard for our safety.