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Committee on the Petition from Topsham

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The Committee appointed to consider the Petition of the Selectmen of the Town of Topsham, reported. The Report was accepted, and is as follows, viz:

Whereas, the Town of Topsham, being a seaport place, in the eastern part of the Colony, and much exposed to the rage and incursions of our unnatural enemies, and not having a sufficient quantity of Gunpowder to defend themselves in case of an attack, and the Town of Wrentham being well stocked with that article: therefore,

Resolved, That it be and hereby is recommended, to the Selectmen of the above-said Town of Wrentham, to deliver one half barrel of Gunpowder to Mr˙ Prince Rose, for the use of the Town of Topsham, he paying them for said Powder, which shall be replaced, if needed, as soon as the Colony Magazine can be supplied.

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