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Report of Committee


Wednesday, January 3, 1776.

Present in Council: Honourables Walter Spooner, Caleb Cushing, Benjamin Chadbourn, Joseph Gerrish, John Whetcomb, James Prescott, Eldad Taylor, Benjamin Lincoln, Charles Chauncy, Michael Farley, Joseph Palmer, Samuel Holtcn, Jabez Fisher, John Taylor, Benjamin White, Esquires.


In the House of Representatives: Resolved, That there be a Committee appointed to wait on his Excellency General Washington, and recommend it to him to pay the donation, received from Virginia for the Poor of Boston, to the Committee appointed by the Town of Boston to receive the same, who are now out.

In Council: Read, and concurred.

The Committee appointed by both Houses to consider of what is further necessary to be done, before the Minute, Militia and Sea-Coast Rolls are paid off, beg leave to report the following Resolve:

Whereas, no direction is given to the Commanding Officers of the several companies of Minute, Militia, and, also, the Sea-Coast men, for lodging their respective Rolls in the Treasurer' s Office, great damage may arise to this Colony thereby; and whereas, some Companies are stationed at a very considerable distance, which will occasion much charge and difficulty, for want of a duplicate of said Roll, therefore,

Resolved, That some person be immediately employed, to take Copies of such Rolls as have been or may be examined and passed upon, and no duplicate left; said Copies to be examined and certified by the Committee on said Rolls, and lodged in the Secretary' s Office.

In Council: Read, and accepted.

In the House of Representatives: Read, and concurred.

Adjourned to ten o' clock, to-morrow morning.