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Committee to consider what should be done relative to the Prisoners in Boston


Ordered, That Mr˙ Gerry, Mr˙ Pitts, Doctor Taylor, the President, and Mr˙ Batchelder, be a Committee, to consider what measures it would be expedient to take, relative to the prisoners in Boston, and the inhabitants which are there kept in duress.

The Committee appointed to apply to the Committee of Safety for a list of Officers, &c˙, reported verbally, that, they had no other list than what they had before sent to the Congress; that they had received no returns, and knew not how many had enlisted, or whether any Regiments were completed.

Ordered, That Colonel Barrett, Doctor Taylor, and Mr˙ Fuller, be a Committee to take into consideration a Petition from inhabitants of Canaan and Norridgewock, on Kennebeck River, and report.

The Committee who were appointed to consider the information from Dartmouth, reported. The Report was recommitted for further examination and inquiry into the affair.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Freeman and Doctor Holten be added to the Committee appointed to examine Hutchinson' s Letters.

Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow morning.