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Daniel Gray, of Stamford, and Stephen Thorp, of Fairfield

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Upon the Memorial of the Second Company of Governour' s Guards, praying this Assembly to authorize said Company annually to elect their Non-Commissioned Officers, &c˙,

Resolved by this Assembly, That said Company be authorized, and they are hereby authorized and empowered annually to elect their Non-Commissioned Officers: provided, nevertheless, that those Non-Commissioned Officers who may or shall be superseded at such annual election, shall be obliged to return into the ranks, and act as common soldiers in said Company only.

Upon the Memorial of John McCall and others, of Norwich, in the County of New-London, showing to this Assembly that they have associated in a military Company, under certain articles to said Memorial annexed, praying that they may be constituted a military Company, under the directions of the Field-Officers of the Twentieth Regiment, &c˙,

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Memorialists be, and they are hereby constituted a distinct military Company, by the name of the Veteran Guards, with liberty, by voluntary enlistment from time to time, to complete their number of sixty men, including officers: provided, that no other military Company, or Troop of Horse, shall be by such enlistment reduced below the number by law allowed to such Companies, with full power to choose a Captain, one Lieutenant, and an Ensign, and such other officers as shall be necessary, and to furnish themselves with such Arms, Ammunition, and implements of war, as said Company shall agree upon by the major vote of said Company, who shall be present, upon legal warning, to act thereon, and shall do as much military duty as other military Companies are by law obliged to do, and shall be subject to such further

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rules, orders, and regulations, as shall or may be voted and agreed upon by the Officers and Company, and in equal vote the Captain or chief officer to have a casting vote: provided such orders and regulations are allowed and approved of by the Captain-General, or by the Field-Officers of said Regiment; and no person shall be enlisted into or dismissed from said Company, but by the vote of said Company; and in case said Company should be dissolved, or any person or persons be dismissed therefrom, all persons released from said Company, in either of the ways aforesaid, who ought by law yet to bear arms, shall do duty in the military Companies where they respectively belong.

Upon the Memorial of Daniel Gray, of Stamford, in Fairfield County, showing to this Assembly, that he hath quantities of Rye and Indian Corn, which are wasting, and also that many of the inhabitants of said Town of Stamford have large quantities of the aforementioned commodities, and that he owns a Sloop of about fifty tons burden, which he would risk, together with her loading, to transport Rye and Indian Corn, to supply the suffering inhabitants of the eastern parts of the Province of Massachusetts-Bay, viz: to Falmouth, Machias, and Sheepscut, in said Province, praying for liberty to transport a sloop load of Rye and Indian Corn to the said Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, viz: to Falmouth, Machias, and Sheepscut, in the said Province, as per Memorial:

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Memorialist have liberty, and he is hereby permitted and liberty is granted him to transport said sloop load of Rye and Indian Corn to said Falmouth, Machias, and Sheepscut: provided he give bond to the Governour and Company of this Colony, for the sum of five hundred Pounds, lawful money, that he will faithfully transport, land, and dispose of said Rye and Indian Corn, at one or other of the places aforesaid; said bond to be lodged with the Naval Officer for the Port of New-Haven.

Upon the Memorial of Leonard Dusau, of Cape Fran├žois, in the West-Indies, showing that he is owner of a Schooner of about fifty tons burden, now lying in the Harbour of New-York, praying for permission to load said Schooner with Lumber from this Colony for said Cape, as per Memorial on file:

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Memorialist have liberty, and permission is hereby granted to load said Schooner with a cargo of Lumber from this Colony to Cape Fran├žois, in the West-Indies, upon his giving bond, in the sum of five hundred Pounds, lawful money, payable to the Treasurer of this Colony, that he will not carry said cargo of Lumber to any English Island in the West-Indies, and also that he will procure and return unto this Continent, such Military Stores as he can obtain, that may be needful and necessary; and any Naval Officer in this Colony is hereby empowered to take such bond, payable to the Treasurer of this Colony.

Upon the Memorial of Stephen Thorp, of Fairfield, in the County of Fairfield, showing to this Assembly, that he is owner of a Sloop of about fifty tons, and has in store a large quantity of Indian Corn, Rye, and Rye Flour, and is desirous to load said Sloop with the articles aforesaid, and transport such lading to Falmouth, Machias, or Sheepscut, in the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, praying for liberty to transport said sloop load of Rye, Indian Corn, and Rye Flour, to either of the places aforesaid, as per Memorial:

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Memorialist have liberty, and he is hereby permitted and liberty is granted him to transport said sloop load of Rye, Indian Corn, and Rye Flour, to said Falmouth, Machias, or Sheepscut; provided he give bond to the Governour and Company of this Colony, for the sum of five hundred Pounds, lawful money, that he will faithfully transport, sell, and dispose of said Rye, Indian Corn, and Rye Flour, at one or other of the places aforesaid; said bond to be lodged with the Naval Officer for the Port of New-Haven.

Upon the Memorial of Increase Bradley and Peter Whitney, of Fairfield, showing to this Assembly that they have in store a large quantity of Rye and Indian Corn, which lies by them for want of buyers, which they are

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desirous to ship on board their Sloop of about fifty tons, and the same transport to Falmouth, Machias, or Sheepscut, in the Massachusetts-Bay, praying this Assembly to grant them a permit to transport said sloop load of Rye and Indian Corn to either of the places as aforesaid, as per Memorial:

Resolved by this Assembly, That the Memorialists have liberty, and they are hereby permitted and liberty is granted them to ship on board said Sloop a sufficient quantity of Rye and Indian Corn to load the same, and the said Rye and Indian Corn transport to Falmouth, Machias, and Sheepscut, in the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay: provided they give bond to the Governour and Company of this Colony, that they will faithfully transport and land and dispose of said Rye and Indian Corn, at said Falmouth, Machias, or Sheepscut; said bond to be for the sum of five hundred Pounds, lawful money, and to be lodged with the Naval Officer for the Port of New-Haven.

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