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Address from the Committee of Correspondence of Scituate

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An Address from the Committee of Correspondence of the Town of Scituate, and others, showing that a number of his Majesty' s Troops are now stationed in the Town of Marshfield, &c˙, being read,

Ordered, That Doctor Warren, Doctor Taylor, Colonel Henshaw, Mr˙ Watson, and Mr˙ Gill, be a Committee to take the same into consideration, and the Papers accompanying it, and report.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Sullivan, Mr˙ Pickering, and Captain Greenleaf, be a Committee to bring in a Resolve empowering the Committee of Safety to take into their hands the Warlike Stores, the property of the Province.

Ordered, That Colonel Thomas, Colonel Heath, Honourable Colonel Ward, Colonel Pomeroy, and Colonel Gardner, be a Committee to bring in a Resolve, directing how the Ordnance in the Province shall be used.

Afternoon.

The Committee on the Petition of John Sawyer, and others, reported, by way of Resolve; which Report was ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered, That the several Members who were appointed to make return of the Officers and number of the Militia and Minute-men, in the several Counties, be directed to comply with the said order as soon as possible.

Upon a motion, Ordered, That Colonel Patterson, Mr˙ Brown, of Pittsfield, and Major Bliss, be a Committee to report a Resolve for the publication of the Names of those who have been appointed Counsellors by Mandamus, and have refused to resign their appointments.

The Committee on the Accounts of the Delegates from this Province to the Continental Congress, reported, which was accepted; and thereupon,

Ordered, That Mr˙ Sullivan, Mr˙ Devens, and Mr˙ Gorham, be a Committee to report a Resolve agreeable to the same.

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