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Tiverton and Little Compton (R. I.) Committee



At a meeting of the Committees of Inspection for the Towns of Tiverton and Little-Compton, held at the dwelling-house of Gideon Wilcox, Esquire, on Saturday, June 27th, 1775:

NATHANIEL SEARLE, Jun˙, Esq˙, in the Chair.

Information being given to these Committees, that Abiel Cook, of Little-Compton, had violated the seventh article of the Continental Congress Association, and was thereby endeavouring to feed and support the enemies of American liberty, by selling some of his Sheep to go on board the Swan, man-of-war, at Newport; the Sheep being stopped at Forkland-Ferry, and said Cook ordered to attend the Committees, he attended accordingly this day, and had the effrontery to insult the Committees and his Country, by declaring, that he had sold the Sheep to go on board the man-of-war, and would do it again when any opportunity should offer.

Voted, That the above Sheep be sent as a present to the American Army near Boston.

Ordered, That the above be printed in the Newport Mercury, that all friends to American liberty may break


off all dealings with said Cook, and treat him as an enemy to his Country and the liberties of America.

A true copy

By order of the Committee:

WM˙ LADD, Clerk for the day.