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Resolve from the Committee of Safety


A Committee from the Committee of Safety offered to this Congress a Resolve respecting the liberation of the inhabitants of Boston, which being read, and amended, was accepted, and is as follows:

"In Provincial Congress, Watertown, April 30, 1775.

"Whereas, an agreement has been made between General Gage and the inhabitants of the Town of Boston, for the removal of the persons and effects of such of the inhabitants of the Town of Boston as may be so disposed, excepting their fire-arms and ammunition, into the country:

"Resolved, That any of the inhabitants of this Colony, who may incline to go into the Town of Boston, with their effects, fire-arms and ammunition excepted, have toleration for that purpose, and that they be protected from any injury and insult whatsoever, in their removal to Boston, and that this Resolve be immediately published."

"P˙ S. Officers appointed for giving permits for the above purpose are, one at the sign of the Sun, at Charlestown, and another at the house of Mr˙ John Greaton, Jun˙, at Roxbury."

Ordered, That attested copies of the foregoing Resolve be forthwith posted up at Roxbury, Charlestown, and Cambridge.

Resolved, That the Resolution of Congress, relative to the removal of the inhabitants of Boston, be authenticated, and sent to the Selectmen of Boston, immediately to be communicated to General Gage, and also be published in the Worcester and Salem Papers.

Ordered, That Dr˙ Taylor, Mr˙ Bailey, Mr˙ Lothrop, Mr˙ Holmes, and Colonel Farley, be a Committee to consider what steps are necessary to be taken, for the assisting the poor of Boston in moving out with their effects, to bring in a Resolve for that purpose, and to set forthwith.

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