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Committee on a Memorial of Colonel Benedict Arnold


A Memorial of Colonel Benedict Arnold, with his Account against the Colony accompanying it, was read, and committed to Dr˙ Church, Capt˙ Parker, Mr˙ Rice, Mr˙ Watson, and Mr˙ Devens.

The Committee appointed to bring in a Resolve directing the Receiver-General to accommodate with Small Notes such persons as may have orders on him reported.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Hopkins, Mr˙ Phillips, and Deacon Rawson, be a Committee to countersign the Notes of the Receiver-General, and they are directed forthwith to attend that service; and to furnish him with such a number of Blanks as he shall judge necessary to complete the emission of such a part of One Hundred Thousand Pounds, voted by the late Congress, as the demands on this Colony shall require, before other provision can be made. Also, that


the said Receiver-General be directed, as far as circumstances will permit, to accommodate the persons who shall receive said Notes with such as shall best suit their convenieney, in any sum not less than forty Shillings; the order of this Court of the 29th July last, directing a Committee appointed by a late Congress to perform this business, and the order of Congress directing the Treasurer to issue none for a less sum than for four Pounds, notwithstanding.

In Council, August 1, 1775: Read and concurred.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Hopkins, Mr˙ Phillips, and Deacon Rawson, be a Committee to countersign the Colony Notes emitted by Congress for borrowing One Hundred Thousand Pounds, in the room of the Committee appointed by said Congress for that purpose.

The Resolve for a new emission of Colony Bills being amended, was read and accepted.

Sent up for concurrence.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Vose, Major Fuller, and Mr˙ Watson, be a Committee to procure suitable Paper for printing the Bills upon.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Woodbridge be on the Committee appointed to consider the situation of the Eastern parts of the Colony, in the room of Mr˙ Freeman.

Ordered, That the new emission of Bills of Credit be printed on types.

The Order of the Day moved for.

The Report of the Committee on the Petition against Thomas Rice, Esq˙, was considered; whereupon,

Resolved, That the Petitioners have leave to withdraw their Petition.

Ordered, That Captain Brown be directed to procure a Pine Desk for the use of the Clerk.

Colonel Cushing was appointed on the Committee to confer with Mr˙ Brown, relative to the situation of the Inhabitants of Boston, in the room of Mr˙ Goodrich.

The House then adjourned till to-morrow morning, eight o' clock.