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Boston Town Meeting


The meeting was then adjourned to Tuesday morning, the 25th of April, ten o' clock in the forenoon, and was continued by successive adjournments to Thursday, P˙ M˙, the 27th of April, 1775, when the Town met, to receive the further report of the Committee. They reported as follows, viz:

"The Committee waited on his Excellency General Gage, with the papers containing the account of the arms delivered to the Selectmen, and the return made to them by the Constables of the Town relative to the delivery of arms in their respective Wards. After long conversation on the subject of the inhabitants removing themselves and effects from the Town, his Excellency being obliged to attend other business, left the affair to be settled with Brigadier General Robinson, who, after further conference, and reporting the substance of it to General Gage, returned to the Committee, and declared to them that General Gage gives liberty to the inhabitants to remove out of Town with their effects; and desires that such inhabitants as intend to remove would give their names to the Selectmen, and signify whether they mean to convey out their effects by land or water, in order that passes may be prepared; for which passes, application may be made to General Robinson any time after eight o' clock to-morrow morning; such passes to be had as soon as persons wanting them shall be ready to depart."

Voted, That the foregoing Report be accepted, the Town relying on the honour and faith of General Gage that he will perform his part of the contract, as they have faithfully performed their part of it.

Then the meeting was adjourned to Monday next, May 1, ten o' clock in the forenoon.

HENRY ALLINE, Jun˙, Town Clerk, pro tem.