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Resolve from the Council Empowering Committees


Thursday, October 19, 1775.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Wood, Mr˙ Rawson, and Mr˙ Cushing, be a Committee to carry up to the honourable Board the Bill for encouraging the fitting out Armed Vessels.

Colonel Lincoln brought down from the honourable Board a Resolve empowering Committees to permit Vessels to trade to other Colonies.

Upon a motion, Ordered, That a Committee be raised, to join with such as the honourable Board shall appoint, to purchase all the Brimstone they can obtain in the Colony, for the publick use; and that Mr˙ Story bring in a Resolve for this purpose.

The second reading of a Bill, for regulating the Militia, assigned to three o' clock, P˙M.

The Committee on the Accounts of Colonel Benedict Arnold reported, on the Account of Samuel Mattoon, that leave be given that it should be withdrawn; which was accepted.


A Bill for regulating the Militia read the second time.

The question was put, whether the Bill have a third reading. It passed in the negative.

Upon a motion, Ordered, That the Bill be recommitted.

Upon a motion, Ordered, That Major Ely be on the Committee to bring in a Bill for regulating the Militia, in the room of Mr˙ Fabyan.