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RESOLUTION APPOINTING A COMMISSIONER TO SUPERINTEND THE LOAN OFFICE.
Whereas it is resolved and recommended by the honourable Continental Congress that a Loan Office be established in each of the United States of America, and that a Commissioner to superintend such office be appointed by the said States respectively : And the Assembly judging that such Loan Offices may be beneficial, &c.:
It is therefore Resolved, That John Lawrence, Esq., of Hartford, be, and he is hereby appointed a Commissioner to superintend such Loan Office as shall be established by said Congress within this State, agreeable to and for the purposes mentioned in their resolution of the 3d of October instant.
RESOLUTION RESPECTING THE ATTENDANCE OF THE STATE DELEGATES IN CONGRESS.
Resolved, That the Delegates appointed by this Assembly to attend the Congress of the United States of America, be instructed that only three of them give constant attendance at one time at the publick expense ; that they attend by turns, and agree between themselves as to the time and conveniency of each one's attendance.
RESOLUTION FOR ENCOURAGING THE MANUFACTURE OF SALT-PETRE.
Resolved by this Assembly, That a bounty or premium of one shilling per pound be paid out of the publick Treasury of this State for all Saltpetre that shall be manufactured according to the laws already provided for manufacturing Saltpetre and Nitre, from the first day of January next and before the first day of June next.
RESOLUTION FOR RAISING EIGHT BATTALIONS.
Resolved by this Assembly, That in compliance with the resolution of the Congress of the United States, of the 16th of September last, and of the 8th of October instant, eight Battalions be immediately raised out of the troops belonging to this State now in the Army and such other inhabitants of this State as will voluntarily inlist to serve during the war, on the generous encouragement offered by Congress ; and as a further encouragement, this Assembly will make suitable provision for furnishing said troops with clothing and other necessaries not provided by the Congress, on the best terms that they can be procured, which shall be delivered to them at prime cost and charges, and will also take care that the sick and wounded be well accommodated and provided with necessaries for their comfort and relief, and that a suitable person or persons be appointed to procure and deliver out such clothing and other necessaries.
RESOLUTION FOR INCREASING THE PAY AND ALLOWANCES OF THE NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE EIGHT BATTALIONS.
Whereas this Assembly have resolved to raise eight Battalions of troops in this State, to serve in the Continental Army during the present war, upon the wages, bounty, and allowances offered by the honourable Continental Congress ; and whereas the General Assembly of the State of Massacliusetts-Bay have added to the wages and allowance of the troops to be raised in that State for said service :
Resolved by this Assembly, That every non-commissioned officer and soldier, inhabitants of this State, who shall inlist into the eight Battalions now ordered to be raised in this State as aforesaid, shall have and receive from this State so much over and above the wages allowed and offered or that shall be allowed or offered by the honourable Continental Congress, as to make up the pay of a soldier to be three pounds per month during said service, and the pay of the non-commissioned officers in proportion thereto.
And it is also Resolved, That each non-commissioned officer and soldier that shall inlist into said eight Battalions, or either of them as aforesaid, shall annually have and receive from this State a good blanket in addition to the clothing offered and to be provided by the honourable the Continental Congress during the term of their service as aforesaid.
RESOLUTION RESPECTING TENTS.
Resolved, That each Tent ordered to be made by this Assembly, in the several towns in this State, shall contain the quantity of twenty-seven yards of cloth, one yard wide, or equal thereto in cloth of different width, well manufactured of yarn not coarser than thirty knots to the pound.
RESOLUTION REQUESTING TROOPS FOR THE SEA-COAST.
Whereas the Sea-port towns in this State adjoining the Sound are greatly exposed to incursions of the enemy in their present situation :
Resolved by this Assembly, That his Honour the Governour be desired to apply to the honourable the Congress of the United States of America to allow two Battalions, at the expense of the United States, to be posted along the sea-coast of this State, at such places as the Governour and Council of Safety of this State shall direct.
RESOLUTION FOR REINFORCING THE CONTINENTAL ARMY.
Whereas the near approach of the enemy to the western parts of this State, as well as the critical situation of the Continental Army, and the danger there is of the enemy's cutting off all communication between the country and the Army, calls for the utmost speedy exertion of all our force and strength in that quarter, to oppose the further inroads of the enemy, as well as to facilitate the operations of our Army :
Resolved, That as many of the Militia as are fit for service, and of other householders, &c., able-bodied, effective men, within the limits of the Ninth, Tenth, Thirteenth, and Sixteenth Regiments, within this State, be immediately called forth, well armed and equipped, and imbodied under the command of Major-General Wooster, appointed by this State to lead them forth, command, and direct them in the necessary operations against our enemy, and to give all possible relief to our Army, notifying the General and Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army of his situation and readiness to cooperate with him, taking such directions from him as he may obtain, as how and in what manner he may most conduce to his assistance and annoy the enemy, and to consult and advise with any other General or commanding officer or officers of our Army who may be nearest to him, for that purpose.
RESOLUTION ORDERING TROOPS TO THE WESTERN PARTS OF THE STATE.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the Third Regiment of Light-Horse and the Troop of Light-Horse in the Tenth Regiment of Militia, be ordered forthwith to march to the western part of this State, to join the forces under the command of Major-General Wooster, who is hereby directed and empowered to give order for their march, operations, and stations.
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVANCES TO THE TROOPS.
Resolved by this Assembly, That the Committee of Pay-Table draw orders upon the Treasurer, in favour of the Colonel or commanding officer of each regiment of the Militia now ordered to march, for such sum as will be sufficient to enable said Colonels or commanding officers to advance twenty shillings to each officer and soldier of such respective regiments that shall join and march as aforesaid, the said Colonel or commanding officer to be accountable for the same, and that the troops of Horse and Militia now ordered out shall not be holden on service longer than the term of two months from the time of the march ; and his Honour the Governour is desired to give orders accordingly.
AN ACT TO COMPEL THE FURNISHING NECESSARY SUPPLIES AND ASSISTANCE TO THE QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY.
Be it enacted by the Governour, Council, and Represent atives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That if any person or persons within this Colony shall, upon request, refuse to sell or supply to the Quarter-
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