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Committee to confer with the Delegates to the Continental Congress


The return of the Precept from Brookfield (signifying that the Town did not think proper to send a Member to the Assembly the present year) read.

The Committee on Lieutenant Lane' s Petition made a verbal Report.

Ordered, That the Petitioner have leave to withdraw his Petition.

Ordered, That Major Hawley, Colonel Bowers, Col˙ Freeman, Colonel Orne, and Colonel Otis, be a Committee to confer with the Hon˙ John Hancock, Esq˙, and the gentlemen delegated by this Colony to represent it at the Continental Congress, with respect to the sum necessary to be drawn out of the Treasury to defray their expenses to and at Philadelphia, and also to receive any intelligence of the Proceedings of the Congress which the said Delegates may communicate, and to consider what matters are proper to be laid before them previous to their departure to Philadelphia.

Ordered, That Major Hawley, Mr˙ Cushing, and Col˙ Orne, with such as the honourable Board shall join, be a Committee to consider what Oaths are proper and necessary to be taken by the Officers, civil and military, who may be appointed by the honourable Board,

Sent up for concurrence.

Then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning, nine o' clock.