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Committee on liberating the persons taken Prisoners on the 19th of April

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Ordered, That Mr˙ Freeman, Doctor Taylor, Mr˙ Lewis, Colonel Dwight, and Esquire Gardner, be a Committee to consider what measures are proper to be taken

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for liberating those persons who were taken prisoners by the Troops under the command of General Gage, on the 19th of April.

The Committee appointed to devise ways and means for supplying the Treasury, reported, as to the first step, and asked leave to sit again.

All the Committees were enjoined to sit.

Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow morning.

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* The Committee appointed to devise ways and means for supplying the Treasury, beg leave to report, as the first step, that the Receiver General be empowered and directed to borrow the sum of One Hundred Thousand Pounds, and issue Colony securities in the form following, payable with annual interest, at six per cent˙, in the year 177 ; and that when the subscription is filled up, the Continental Congress be desired to recommend it to the several Colonies, to give a currency to such securities in all payments whatsoever, and that a Resolve pass for that purpose. The Committee ask leave to sit again.

S˙DEXTER, per order.

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