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Josiah Jones


John Whitcomb, Esq˙, brought down the Petition of Josiah Jones, a Prisoner in Concord Jail, setting forth, that "having been obnoxious to the jealousy of his fellow-countrymen," he was taken prisoner at Cape Porpus, and brought to the Provincial Congress, by whom he was sent to the Jail aforesaid, and praying this Court to take his case into consideration, &c˙, with the following order of Council thereon, viz:

"In Council, August 15, 1775.

"Resolved, That Samuel Adams, Thomas Cushing, Benjamin Lincoln, and Moses Gill, Esquires, with such as the honourable House shall join, be a Committee to take this Petition into consideration, and report."