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Met Conformable to Adjournment


Thursday, March 23, 1775, A˙ M.

The Committee appointed to wait on the Reverend Mr˙ Emerson, and desire that he would officiate as Chaplain to this Congress, during their present session, in the Town of Concord, reported that they had attended that service and delivered the message, and that Mr˙ Emerson would officiate accordingly.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Gerry, Mr˙ Paine, and Mr˙ Adams, be a Committee to bring in a Resolve expressing the sense of this Congress, that for this people to relax in their preparations to defend themselves, &c˙, would be attended with the most dangerous consequences.

Ordered, That information be given by the Members to the Committee on the State of the Province, of the number of Field-Pieces; whether the property of the Province, Towns, or private persons, which have fallen within their knowledge; and also, what number of men in the Province acquainted with the business of making Fire-Arms.

Adjourned to three o' clock this afternoon.


Adjourned until to-morning, ten o' clock.