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Saturday, April 6, 1776.

Present in Council; Honourable James Otis, Benjamin Greenleaf, Caleb Cushing, John Winthrop, Joseph Gerrish, John Whetcomb, Eldad Taylor, Benjamin Lincoln, Charles Chauncy, Michael Farley, Joseph Palmer, Samuel Holten, Moses Gill, John Taylor, Benjamin White, Esquires.

In the House, of Representatives: The House made choice of Jonathan Brown, as First Major of the Seventh Regiment of Militia in the County of Middlesex, in the room of William Hildreth, who declines serving.

In Council: Read, and concurred.

Whereas the Superior Court of Judicature, Court of Assize, and General Jail Delivery, for the County of Middlesex, according to law should be holden at Concord, in the said County, on the second Tuesday of April current: And whereas several of the Justices and officers of the said Court are members of this Court, which is likely to continue sitting beyond the said time, and it is probable that matters of great importance may require the attendance of all the members of the Court at that time:

Therefore Resolved, That the said Court be, and hereby is, adjourned to the fourth Tuesday of October next, being the time at which the Superior Court of Judicature, Court of Assize and General Jail Delivery for the said County, is by law appointed to be holden at Cambridge, in the County


aforesaid, and that all pleas, processes, writs, actions, suits issued or to be issued, complaints, precepts, recognisances, and all other matters and things returnable, and having, and that should have had day in the said Court if the same were holden the said second Tuesday of April current, shall be returnable and have day in the said Court on the said fourth Tuesday of October next, and shall abide and continue unto that time, and shall then be proceeded on, heard, and determined, to all intents and purposes as effectually as if said Court were held on the said second Tuesday of April current.