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Upon reading the Petition from Newtown, in behalf of Second Parish:

Voted, That John Dudley, Esq˙, Captain Prentice, Mr˙ Batch, Mr˙ Baldwin, Captain Wait, James Betton, Esq˙, and Major Bellows, be a Committee to examine into the matters of the complaint, and make report thereon as soon as may be.

The said Committee made the following Report thereon, viz:

Upon considering the prayer of the within Petition, and hearing the evidences on both sides, find that the within named Joseph Bartlett, Esq˙, was not legally chosen by the Town of Newtown to represent them in Congress on May 17th, 1775.

Per order: NATHANIEL BALCH, Chairman.