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Committee Reports that General Washington Declines taking the Vessel


Moses Gill, Esq˙, brought down the Report of the Committee appointed to wait on General Washington, on the representation from the Committee of Safety of Newburyport, viz:

"In Council, October 4, 1775.

"That they are informed by his Excellency, that it is his purpose to have some Armed Vessels fitted out immediately, on the pay of the Continent, for the purpose of cruising along the Sea-Coast. That he intends to furnish men for this business from the Army, as he has a sufficient number qualified therefor. He therefore declines taking the Vessel, referred to in the aforementioned representation, into the Continental service.

"B˙ GREENLEAF, per order."