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The Committee on the Petition of the Selectmen of Provincetown , reported. Read and accepted.

Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury


of this Colony, to the Honourable James Otis, Esq˙, to be by him delivered into the hands of the Selectmen of the Town of Provincetown, or to their order, the sum of one hundred and thirty-five Pounds, for the use of the Inhabitants of said Town, to enable them to discharge such debts as have arisen for the preaching of the gospel; and further to enable them to pay the Protestant Minister already settled in said Town, agreeable to a grant of the General Court or Assembly of this Colony, at their Sessions in February, A˙D˙, 1774, which grant was made of the sum of forty-five Pounds annually, for twelve years next after the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two, which sum of one hundred and thirty-five Pounds is in full of said grant till May last. And the Receiver-General is hereby ordered and directed to pay the abovesaid sum of one hundred and thirty-five Pounds to the said James Otis, Esq˙, for the purpose abovesaid, he giving his receipt therefor.

In Council, October 17, 1775: Read and concurred.