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Subscription of One Hundred Pounds


King' s Arms Tavern, Cornhill, London, June 7, 1775.

At a special meeting this day of several members of the Constitutional Society, during an adjournment, a gentleman proposed that a subscription should be immediately entered into by such of the members present, who might approve the purpose, for raising the sum of one hundred Pounds, to be applied to the relief of the widows, orphans, and aged parents of our beloved American fellow-subjects, who, faithful to the character of Englishmen, preferring death to slavery, were, for that reason only, inhumanly murdered by the King' s Troops at or near Lexington and Concord, in the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, on tie nineteenth of last April.

Which sum being immediately collected, it was thereupon

Resolved, That Mr˙ Home do pay to-morrow, into the hands of Messrs˙ Brownes and Collison, on the account of Doctor Franklin, the said sum of one hundred Pounds, and that Doctor Franklin be requested to apply the same to the above mentioned purpose.