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Petition of Charles Chauncey


Wednesday, December 20, 1775.

Present in Council: Honourables William Sever, Benjamin Greenleaf, Caleb Cushing, Joseph Gerrish, John Whetcomb, Jedediah Foster, James Prescott, Eldad Taylor, Benjamin Lincoln, Charles Chauncy, Michael Farley, Joseph Palmer, Samuel Holten, Jabez Fisher, Moses Gill, John Taylor, Benjamin White, Esquires.

Order of the House, discharging the Committee appointed to consider what part of the Sea-Coast ought to be garrisoned from that part of their duty, which directs them to confer with his Excellency General Washington thereon.

In Council: Read, and concurred.

Petition of Charles Chauncy, in behalf of Neal Mclntyer, of Portsmouth, setting forth that the said Neal McIntyer' s father, of Boston, put on board the Sloop Advance, one Nehemiah Eastman, of George' s, master, (and there bound when in Boston about two months' since,) certain valuable articles of house furniture, and some other necessaries, as per schedule may appear. His said father intended to come out of Boston, as soon as he might obtain a permit for that purpose, having applied for leave a number of times without success. Now, may it please your Honours, the said Eastman being suspected of supplying our enemies at Boston, with wood, was stopped at George' s by the Committee there; but, before they could come to any determination in regard to what was best to be done, a number of persons, who, it is said, are of the Committee of Frenchman' s Bay, came and carried her down there, by means of which, my two sisters, who also came out of Boston, in said sloop, are deprived of every necessary, so that they are not able so much as to shift their linen; am apprehensive they will not deliver them without orders from authority. Pray your Honours to grant such orders as may be necessary for the recovery of our goods.

In Council: Read, and Ordered, That Jabez Fisher, Esq˙, with such as the honourable House shall join, be a Committee to consider the foregoing Petition, and report.

In the House of Representatives: Read, and concurred, and Colonel Thompson and Mr˙ Hopkins are joined.