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Massachusetts Council on the Prisoners


In Council, January 20, 1776.

On examination of the Prisoners by the major part of the Council, Ordered, that a Letter be wrote to his Excellency General Washington , and sent with two of the Prisoners, viz: Lieutenant Hill and his servant, to be at his Excellency' s disposal — that a Letter be wrote to the Committee of Safety at Newburyport , and that the two Captains of the two Vessels be sent to their care and disposal; and John Gray, the other Prisoner, be sent to the Jail in Newburyport, and held in close confinement, at his own expense, until further orders.

JOHN LOWELL, Deputy Sec' y, P˙ T.