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Portsmouth Committee to New-Hampshire Congress



Portsmouth, May 17, 1775.

SIR: A brig from Biddeford, in England, arrived this day, the master of which has just been with the Committee, and acquaints them that his orders are to take on board six masts, of about sixteen inches diameter.

We are informed that the ship lately built at Casco Bay, which arrived in the harbour this morning, is come with the intention to load masts, which are now ready for her. The opinion of the Congress touching the propriety of shipping the masts, is desired as soon as may be.

We have heard that part of the Troops from England arrived yesterday at Boston. I am, by order of the Committee, Sir, your most humble servant,

H˙ WENTWORTH, Chairman.

To the President of the Provincial Congress, at Exeter.