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Report of the Committee


The Report of the Committee for devising means for the support of the Poor of Boston and Charlestown, to the places of their destination, was read and accepted, and is as follows:

Whereas, it is necessary that further provision be made for the suffering Poor of the Towns of Boston and Charlestown; therefore,

Resolved, That such person or persons as shall produce a certificate from any or either of the Selectmen or Overseers of the Poor of the said Towns, that they are of the Poor of the Town to which the said Selectmen or Overseers do or did in March last belong, that then the Commissaries in the Towns of Watertown and Roxbury are hereby directed to deliver out of the Province stores to them a sufficiency of provisions to carry them to the place of their destination, the Commissary to take a receipt from such Selectmen or Overseers therefor. And it is recommended to the inhabitants of this Province, to treat such Poor with humanity, by affording them shelter in their houses from the weather; and, if desired, to exchange such provisions with them as said Poor may have occasion for on their way.

Ordered, That the foregoing Resolve be published in the Watertown, Cambridge, and Worcester Newspapers.

Adjourned to four o' clock, P˙ M.

At four o' clock, P˙ M˙, the Congress met, and adjourned to Monday morning, eight o' clock.