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Resolve for Altering the Armed Sloop Freedom into a Brigantine

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RESOLVE FOR ALTERING THE ARMED SLOOP FREEDOM INTO A BRIGANTINE.

Passed October 9, 1776.

Whereas the armed Sloop Freedom, Captain John Clouston, belonging to this State, has had the misfortune to have her mast split, and is thereby disabled from continuing on her cruise, and is now in the harbour of Plymouth: And whereas it will be much for the advantage of this State that the said Sloop should be altered into a Brigantine; and the masts, sails, and rigging of the Brigantine Rising Empire, belonging to this State, lately condemned, and now in said harbour, are every way suitable for that purpose:

Ordered, That Ephraim Spooner, Esq˙, of Plymouth, be desired, and is hereby empowered, in conjunction with Captain Clouston, to see that the masts, sails, and rigging belonging to the Brigantine Rising Empire, be taken out of her, and forthwith applied to equip the said Sloop as a Brigantine, that she may be able, as soon as possible, to proceed on her cruise.

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