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Mr. Totten and others appointed a Committee


Whereas sundry persons have been taken and confined for a considerable time, for want of an immediate hearing: To the intent, therefore, that no person may be taken and; detained in custody without a just cause,

Ordered, That Mr˙ Totten, Mr˙ Gilbert, John Anthony, Captain Pell, and Theophilus Anthony, or any two of them, be a sub-Committee to inquire into the offence of such person or persons that may hereafter be taken and confined, who are hereby authorized to discharge him or them, unless such circumstances shall appear as may render their further confinement necessary.