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John Foster


Mr˙ John Foster informed the Congress that the Committees of the several Towns in Suffolk County have resolved not to permit any Cattle or Live-Stock to be shipped off from Suffolk County. And further informed the


Congress, that if he may be permitted to send a cargo of Live-Stock to the West-Indies, he does engage to bring back in return Military Stores, for the benefit of this Colony, if the same can be obtained at the Port or Ports to which the vessel shall touch, and give the first offer of the sale thereof to this Provincial Congress, or such other Provincial Congress of this Colony as shall then be sitting.

Mr˙ Foster' s proposal being agreed to by the Congress,

Ordered, That Mr˙ Foster be permitted to ship a cargo of Live-Stock to the West-Indies, that he may be thereby enabled to procure Military Stores.