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Guard Ordered for the Jail


By order of the Board the following Letter was this day written, signed by the Chairman, and delivered to Colonel John Shea:

The Committee request you would order a guard of a Non-Commissioned Officer and six Privates, at the Jail of this city, for the protection thereof, as there are many prisoners confined there by order of Congress, who have assaulted the Jailer, and threaten to break the Jail; they also request you would order a guard on the powder at the Powder-House, and cannon at the State-House, and another on the Fire-Rafts and Magazine at the lower end of the town.