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Joseph Palmer, Esq˙, brought down the Report of the Committee to whom was recommitted the Report relative to Catharine Cook and Nancy Sullivan, viz:

"In Council, September 27, 1775.

"The Committee of both Houses appointed upon the representation of a number of the inhabitants of the Town of Lexington, relating to Catharine Cook and Nancy Sullivan, taken up at Lexington, and brought to this Court, on suspicion of their travelling about the country upon some bad design, the Committee have made inquiry of the time and manner of their coming out of Boston, and have reason to think they came out of Boston within about three weeks past, and have husbands now in Boston, one a soldier in the Fifty-Ninth Regiment, the other a carpenter in General Gage' s Army; and your Committee are of opinion their staying in the country would be attended with trouble and expense, and that it will be expedient that application should be made to his Excellency General Washington, for their passing through his lines into Boston.

"BENJAMIN CHADBOUHN, per order."

Read and concurred, and Voted, That the honourable Board be desired to cause a Letter to be sent to General Washington, for the purpose aforesaid.

Resolved, That nine o' clock, to-morrow morning, be assigned for the choice of a Chaplain pro tempore.

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