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Petition from the Selectmen of the Town of Wareham

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To the Honourable JAMES BOWDOIN, Esq˙, President of the General Court of the MASSACHUSETTS-BAY:

The Petition of the Selectmen of the Town of Wareham humbly sheweth: That whereas Soldiers being stationed in said Town, it is necessary that they be provided with Boats, in order to hold correspondence with those stationed on the opposite Islands, to go to their assistance in case of necessity, and likewise to pilot in any vessels that may arrive on our coasts desirous of the same; and as there are none procured, your Petitioners pray that provision may immediately be made by the honourable General Court.

EBENEZER BRIGGS,
SAMUEL SAVERY,
NOAH FEARING,
Selectmen of Wareham.

WAREHAM, August 21, 1775.

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