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Letter from Governour Trumbull


Tuesday, June 13, 1775.

A Letter from Governour Trumbull was read, inclosing a Letter from Colonel Arnold, and three Resolves of the


Continental Congress; all which were committed to the Committee who were appointed to prepare instructions to the Committees that are to repair to Ticonderoga.

Resolved, That there be twenty-three Regiments commissioned, exclusive of the Regiment of Matrosses.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Webster, Colonel Richmond, and Major Wood, be a Committee to consider the Petition of Abner Graves and others, and that they hear, the petitioners, and notify Captain Dexter of time and place.

The Order of the Day was moved for.

Absent Members were directed to attend.

Resolved, That the further consideration of the Report relative to the establishment of armed Vessels, be put off to three o' clock in the afternoon, and that the Committee of Safety, and Committee of Supplies, be notified of this Resolve.

Ordered, That Col˙ Otis and Col˙ Grout be added to the Committee who were appointed to deliver out Commissions.

Resolved, That the Resolve for the appointment of a Convention of Committees from the several Governments, at Worcester, be reconsidered, as well as the vote whereby a Committee was appointed by this Congress, and the vote assigning a time for the choice of two Members in the room of two Members of that Committee who were excused.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Partridge, Mr˙ Sayer, and Major Brooks, be a Committee to receive and count the votes for the Major-Generals.

Ordered, That only one Major-General be chosen at a time, and that the gentleman first chosen be the first Major-General.

Resolved, That the Committees who may at any time be appointed to receive and count votes for the choice of any person to any office or appointment, be strictly enjoined to allow no Member to shift or change a vote after it is put into the hat.

The Committee appointed to receive the votes for the first Major-General, reported that Colonel John Whitcomb was chosen.

Resolved, That the choice of the second Major-General be referred to five o' clock in the afternoon.

An Account of Mr˙ Charles Colton was read, and committed to Mr˙ Pickering, Mr˙ Batchelder, and Mr˙ Dwight.

An Account from Mr˙ Taylor was likewise exhibited, and committed to Colonel Richmond, Mr˙ Singletary, and Mr˙ Hale, to examine, consider of, and report upon.

Two Accounts of Mr˙ John Brown were also read, and committed to Mr˙ Hale, Mr˙ Edwards, Mr˙ Vose, Colonel Thompson, and Major Bliss.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Lothrop, Mr˙ Fox, and Mr˙ Fessenden, be a Committee to consider the expediency of appointing Ensign Falley to be an Armourer in the Massachusetts Army, in addition to the number which is Congress ordered to be appointed, and to consider what his pay shall be, if they think it proper he should be appointed.

The Committee on Charles Colton' s Account reported; whereupon,

Resolved, That the Receive-General be, and hereby is directed to pay to Mr˙ Charles Colton, out of the publick Treasury, the sum of thirteen Pounds, eighteen Shillings, and eight Pence, in full, for his account this day exhibited to, and allowed by this Congress.