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Inhabitants Permitted to Remain at Gosport


The Committee appointed to consult about removing the People from Gosport; made report to the House as follows, viz:

The Committee appointed for the above-said business, beg leave to report: That it is our opinion that the inhabitants of Gosport, on the Isle-of-Shoals, remain there until further orders from this House; and that they be allowed to purchase any necessaries of life, sufficient for their own families, at Rye Harbour, or Little Boar' s Head, in Northampton, on making pay for the same in cash, or good fish. Provision to be made by some two persons near said harbours for the above purpose, or by a Committee for that purpose, in behalf of the Colony; and that the said inhabitants be forbid going to, or trading in, any other harbour or harbours.

Which Report being read and considered,

Voted, That the Inhabitants of Gosport remain on that Island till further orders from this House.