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Committee Appointed to Inquire


Monday, February 13, 1775, A˙ M.

The Committee on the State of the Province reported the form of a Receipt, two of the same tenor and date to be signed by the Receiver General, one of which to be lodged with the Town or District Treasurer, and the other to be kept by the Constable or other Officer, who shall pay the money to him.

Ordered, That the Report be recommitted for amendments.

Adjourned till three o' clock in the afternoon.


Ordered, That Mr˙ Sullivan, Colonel Patterson, Mr˙ Fisher, Mr˙ Hobby, and Mr˙ Freeman, be a Committee to bring in a Resolve for inquiring into the state of the Militia; their numbers and equipments; and recommending to the Selectmen of the several Towns and Districts in this Province to make return of their Town and District Stock of Ammunition and Warlike Stores to this Congress.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Stephen Hall, Doctor Warren, and Mr˙ Brown, of Abington, be a Committee to take into consideration and report what is necessary for this Congress to do for the encouragement of making Saltpetre.


Ordered, That Colonel Patterson bring in a Resolve appointing an Agent for and in behalf of this Province, to repair to the Province of Quebec, and there establish a correspondence to collect and transmit to us the best and earliest intelligence that can be obtained of the sentiments and determination of the inhabitants of that Province with regard to the late Acts of Parliament, or any other important matters that do, or may affect the Colonies in their present dispute with Great Britain.

Adjourned to ten o' clock to-morrow morning.