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The form of a Warrant for the Surgeons of the Hospital, was read and accepted, and is as follows, viz:

"The Congress of the Colony of the MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, to ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ Greeting:

"Being informed of your skill in Surgery, and reposing especial trust and confidence in your ability and good conduct, we do, by these presents, constitute and appoint you, the said ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ to be a Surgeon of the hospital established by order of Congress, in ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙ for the sick and wounded of the Colony Army. You are, therefore, carefully and diligently to discharge the duty of a Surgeon of said hospital, in all things appertaining thereto, observing such orders and instructions as you shall, from time to time, receive from any, your superiour officers, according to the rules and discipline established by said Congress, for which this shall be your sufficient warrant.

"By order of Congress.

"Dated the ˙ ˙ ˙ day of ˙ ˙ ˙ ˙, A˙ D˙ 1775."

Ordered, That Warrants be made out to the following Officers, viz: Doctor Lemuel Cushing, Surgeon; Doctor Gad Hitchcock, Surgeon' s Mate; Adam Bayley, Quartermaster; Luther Bayley, Adjutant; all in General Thomas' s Regiment: Doctor Lemuel Howard, Surgeon to the Roxbury Hospital.