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Committee to Draft a Proclamation


Tuesday, December 19, 1775.

Present in Council: Honourables William Sever, Benjamin Greenleaf, Caleb Cushing, John Winthrop, Joseph Gerrish, John Whetcomb, Jedediah Foster, James Prescott, Eldad Taylor, Benjamin Lincoln, Charles Chauncy, Michael Farley, Joseph Palmer, Samuel Holten, Jabez Fisher, Moses Gill, John Taylor, Benjamin White, Esquires.

In the House of Representatives: Ordered, That there be a Committee of both Houses appointed to draft a Proclamation, to be read at the opening of the Court of Sessions, to inculcate obedience to the commands of the civil magistrate.


In Council: Read, and concurred, and William Sever and John Winthrop, Esquires, are joined.

Whereas, the business assigned the Committee of both Houses, appointed to examine all the Muster-Rolls that shall be returned into the Secretary' s Office is found to be inconvenient and loo extensive for the attention of one Committee; therefore,

Resolved, That the commission of the said Committee be confined to the Muster-Rolls of the Army; and that Michael Farley, Esq˙, with such as the honourable House shall join, be a Committee to examine the several Muster-Rolls of the Sea-Coast Forces and Militia; and as they shall pass them, to exhibit the same to the honourable Board in other for payment.

Sent down for concurrence. Came up concurred by the honourable House with a Committee of three, joined on the part of the House.

In Council: Read, and concurred, and Samuel Holten, Esq˙, is added to the above Committee.

Adjourned to ten o' clock, to-morrow morning.