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Selectmen of Waltham to the Committee of Safety at Cambridge

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SELECTMEN OF WALTHAM TO THE COMMITTEE OF SAFETY AT CAMBRIDGE.

Waltham, May 23,1775.

GENTLEMEN: In obedience to a letter we received from you with respect to Mr˙ Millicant, we have made particular inquiry into Mrs˙Millicant' s passing to and repassing from Boston, and after the most critical inquiry, we find Mrs˙ Millicant went only once to Boston, to bring her little children out of Boston, which were at Mrs˙ Newman' s, before the engagement; and from a particular inquiry into that affair, are persuaded she conveyed no intelligence to our enemies, that can be any ways detrimental to the important cause in which we are engaged; and from Mr˙ Millicant' s known integrity, uprightness, and good conduct, since he has been with us, we cannot but suppose the information you received of Mr˙ Millicant' s conveying intelligence to our enemies, was from a person either prejudiced against, or entirely unknown to him, and so suspected him to be our enemy, because he is on the half-pay list. However, we shall be on the watch, and very careful that no intelligence be conveyed to our enemies by Mr˙ Millicant, or any other person in this Town. We are, gentlemen, with due deference, your humble and obedient servants,

JONAS DIX,
NATH˙ BRIDGE,
JOSIAH BROWN,
JOHN CLARK,

Selectmen of Waltham.

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