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Address to the Inhabitants


Ordered, That Mr˙ Fisher, Doctor Church, Mr˙ Bailey, Doctor Warren, and Colonel Thomas, be a Committee to take into consideration the account of the late Delegates from this Province, who attended the Continental Congress, and report what they be allowed for their expenses, and for their time, while absent on the business of the Province; and also devise some method how the money shall be procured to discharge the same; and also, how the money shall be procured to enable our present Delegates appointed to attend the American Congress, to refund their expenses.

The Committee appointed to draft an Address to the inhabitants of this Province, accompanying the Resolve which is ordered to be published relative to the Province Taxes being paid to Henry Gardner, Esquire, reported a draft, which was read, and considered in paragraphs.

Ordered, To be recommitted for amendments, and that Doctor Church and Doctor Warren be added to the Committee.

Adjourned to three o' clock, P˙ M.


In consideration of the coldness of the season, and that the Congress sit in a house without fire,

Resolved, That all those Members who incline thereto may sit with their Hats on while in Congress.

The Committee on the State of the Province, reported in addition to the Report of the late Provincial Congress, relative to the power of the Committee of Safety, and General Officers. After some debate thereon, it was referred for further consideration till to-morrow morning, ten o' clock.

Resolved, That at ten o' clock to-morrow morning, the Congress will come to the choice of some person to serve on the Committee of Safety, instead of Norton Quincy, Esquire, who declined accepting that trust.

Adjourned till to-morrow morning, nine o' clock.