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March 21


The House met according to adjournment.

Voted, That Colonel Walker, John Dudley, Esq˙, and Captain Prentice, be a Committee of this House, to join a Committee of the honourable Board, and make report as soon as may be what business is most necessary to be transacted before the adjournment of the House and Council, also what time to adjourn from and to.

Which Committee being joined by a Committee of the honourable Council, made report, viz: That a Committee of Safety be appointed to act in the recess of the Court. That the regulations about Saltpetre be finished, and directions about a Powder-Mill. That a Committee of three be appointed, (in the recess of the Court,) to draw out and present to the Court at their next session, for their approbation, a Table of Fees for a reward of the several officers of Government for their services. That the Court be adjourned on Saturday next, to the first Wednesday in June next, giving the President of the Council and Speaker of the House power to call the Court together in a case of necessity, in their opinion.