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Massachusetts House of Representatives



Wednesday, November 29, 1775.

Upon a motion, Ordered, That Colonel Bowers go up to the honourable Board, and acquaint them that a Quorum of the House are met, and now proceeding on business; who reported, that be had delivered, the message.

A Letter from his Excellency General Washington, of this day, to the General Assembly.

Read, and thereupon Ordered, That Mr˙ Gardner, Mr˙ Pitts, and Colonel Orne, with such as the honourable Board shall join, be a Committee to take the same into consideration, and report.

Upon a motion, Ordered, That Captain Sharp and Mr˙ Boardman be added to the Committee for providing conveyances for the Poor of Boston, as they shall be sent out of that town.

Mr˙ Speaker communicated to the House a Letter from the Rev˙ Mr˙ Gordon, desiring to be excused from further serving the House as a Chaplain.

Whereupon, Resolved, That the House will now come to the choice of a Chaplain.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Rawson, Mr˙ Wheeler, and Mr˙ Cooper, be a Committee to sort and count the votes.

Who reported, that Dr˙ Cooper was unanimously chosen.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Rawson wail on Dr˙ Cooper, and acquaint him of this choice.

The House then adjourned, to nine o' clock, to-morrow morning.