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Committee to Confer about Officering the Regiment


Wednesday, March 13, 1776.

Met according to adjournment.

Voted, To choose a Committee of twelve Members of this House, to join a Committee of the honourable Board, to confer about officering the Regiment now to be raised and commissioned for the defence of this Colony; and that Dr˙ Dearborn, Major Tash, Mr˙ Sherburne, Colonel Gilman, James Betton, Esq˙, John Dudley, Esq˙, Colonel Evans, Deacon Knowles, Colonel Badger, Dr˙ Nichols, Matthew Patton, Esq˙, and Deacon Amos Dakin, be the Committee of this House for that purpose; and are to nominate to this House three persons for chief Colonel, out of which one is to be appointed; and, also, three persons, for a Major, out of which one to be appointed; and to make report to this House as soon as may be.

Voted, That Captain Nathaniel Sartel Prentice forthwith repair to Cambridge, and carry the Letter now prepared to General Washington, and request of him to return the Powder lent by this Colony for the Continental Army.