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Chester-County (Pennsylvania) Committee



March 20,1775

Pursuant to adjournment, and publick notice given, the Committee of Chester County met at the house of Richard Cheyney, in East-Caln.

On motion, Ordered, That Mr˙ Hockley, Mr˙ Johnston, Mr˙ Gronow, Mr˙ Lloyd, Mr˙ Frazer, Mr˙ Moore, and Mr˙ Taylor, be, and they are hereby appointed a Committee to essay a draught of a Petition to present to the General Assembly of this Province, with regard to the manumission of Slaves; especially relating to the freedom of infants hereafter born of black women within this Colony; and do make report of the same to this Committee at their next meeting.

On motion, Ordered, That each member in this Committee will use his utmost diligence in collecting the several sums of money subscribed For the use of Boston, and pay the same into the hands of Anthony Wayne, Esq˙, Treasurer, at the next meeting of this Committee.


The Committee then adjourned to meet at the house of Mr˙ David Coupland, in the Borough of Chester, on Wednesday, the 31st of May next.

By order of the Committee: