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not only as acting a wise and prudent part with regard to themselves and families, in this time of scarcity, but as highly meriting the approbation of the publick.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Applia Keneson, the sum of two Pounds fifteen Shillings, in full for the losses her Husband sustained in the battle of Lexington.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to William Dodge, the sum of six Shillings and eight Pence, in full for a Bayonet lost in the battle of Lexington.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Samuel Woodbury, the sum of two Pounds ten Shillings, in full for losses he sustained in the battle of Lexington.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to the Heirs of Peter Whetcomb, deceased, the sum of five Pounds, in full for his losses in the battle of Lexington.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Benjamin Shaw, the sum of one Pound eight Shillings, in full for his losses in the battle of Lexington.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Isaac Lawrence, the sum of two Pounds sixteen Shillings, and to Mrs. Martha Lawrence, the sum of four Pounds one Shilling, in full for losses at the battle of Lexington.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury, to Ezra Jewett, the sum of five Pounds, in full of his Apprentices losses in the battle of Lexington.
The Committee appointed to consider what further number of the Militia Acts, together with the Rules and Regulations for the Militia, when called out on an alarm, be printed, reported.
Read, and accepted.
Resolved, That one thousand of the above Militia Acts, together with the like number of the Rules and Regulations of the Militia, be printed in a pamphlet, in order that each of the Brigadiers, Field-Officers, Captains, and Adjutants, in commission in this Colony belonging to the Militia or Alarm List, may be furnished with one of the same, that they may severally know their duty; and Brigadier Thompson, Colonel Grout, and Mr. Hopkins, be a Committee to procure the printing of the same.
In Council: Read, and concurred.
In the House of Representatives: Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Captain Aaron Guild, the sum of ninety one Pounds five Shillings and seven Pence, in full of his Roll, for the use of the men borne thereon.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Israel Nichols, Esq., for the use of the Selectmen of Leominster, for Provisions supplied the Army, the sum of eleven Pounds eighteen Shillings and two Pence, in full of their Account.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Joseph Frye, Esq., the sum of forty-one Pounds seven Shillings, in full of his services as Major-General.
Whereas a number of the inhabitants of the Town of Eastham have petitioned to this Court, relative to the proceedings of a Town-Meeting held in said Eastham, on the 11th of March last, and have represented the said Town-Meeting was held in an illegal manner:
Therefore Resolved, That the Petitioners, or their agent, serve the adverse party, or those gentlemen who were present at the first opening of a Town-Meeting on said day, with a copy of said Petition and this Resolve, that they may appear on the second Wednesday of the sitting of the next General Court, and there show cause, if any they have, why the proceedings of said meeting should not be annulled, and another meeting called to choose Town Officers.
And it is further Resolved, That the Selectmen of said Town, chosen for the year 1775, be, and they hereby are, empowered and directed to call and hold a Town-Meeting for the choice of a Representative or Representatives, by virtue of a precept which they shall receive for that purpose; and the Town-Clerk and Constables in said Town chosen in 1775, are empowered to officiate in calling and holding said meeting.
Resolved, That the Committee for fortifying the Harbour of Boston, be, and they hereby are, empowered to hire, in behalf of this Colony, one hundred Men on the best terms they can be procured, and employ said Men (under a good overseer, which said Committee shall authorize for that purpose) in fortifying Castle-Island, agreeable to a late Resolve of this Court, with the utmost expedition, and dismiss said Men as soon as the safety of the Town and Harbour of Boston will permit, or by order of the General Court.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to the Selectmen of the Town of North-borough, the sum of twelve Pounds two Shillings and eight Pence, in full of their Account for Provisions for fifty-two men.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Deacon Nichols, to the use of the Heirs of Jonathan Bates, deceased, the sum of four Pounds eighteen Shillings, in full of his losses in the battle of Charlestown.
Resolved, That the Commissary-General be, and he hereby is, directed to procure eighty double-fortified Cannon, suitable for Ships use, that will carry a Ball of six pounds weight each, one hundred and twenty Swivel-Guns, and twenty Cohorns; also ten tons of Round Shot, five tons of Chain and Double-headed Shot, three tons of Grape Shot, three tons of Powder, and one ton of Hand-Grenades, as soon as possible, and deliver the same, or any part thereof, to the Honourable William Sever, Richard Derby, Jerath-miel Bowers, Esquires, Thomas Durfee, Esq., and Captain Josiah Batchelder, Jun., or to either of their orders, to be by them applied for the use of the Armed Vessels now building, &c., for the service of this Colony.
In the House of Representatives: Whereas it has been represented to this Court by the Committee of Correspondence, &c., for the Town of Methuen, that James Meloon, of Methuen, hath, with intent to defraud this Colony, made up a false Muster-Roll for himself as Captain, and for fifteen others as Privates under him, for the alarm of the 19th of April last, when said Meloon did not perform any service at that time:
Therefore Resolved, That the Receiver-General of this Colony be, and he hereby is, required and empowered to prosecute said James Meloon for the offence with which he is charged, by due course of law.
In Council: Read, and concurred.
In Council: Read again, and reconsidered, and non-concurred with the foregoing Resolve; and Ordered, That the said Meloon be notified and cited to appear before this Court, on the second Thursday of the next sitting of the General Court, to answer the foregoing charge, if he see cause.
In the House of Representatives: Read, and concurred.
Memorial of the President and Fellows of Harvard College, in Cambridge, setting forth: That immediately after the commencement of the present war in defence of American liberties, on the 19th day of April, 1775, all the Buildings and Appurtenances of said College were entered, and ever since have been occupied, by the Army, then suddenly assembled and formed, as Barracks, and for other necessary purposes; that said Buildings, with their Appurtenances, are greatly defaced and damaged by the Army, so that the repairs must amount to a considerable sum if put into the same good order as when occupied by the Students; that the Rents of said Buildings, by which many great and necessary expenses of the Society were defrayed, have wholly ceased for the year past; that not only the aforesaid Rents, but likewise one years income of Charlestown Ferry, granted by the General Assembly of the Colony to the College soon after it was founded, has been cut off by this war, the said Ferry being in possession of the enemy; that we cannot doubt but that the honourable Continental Congress will consider it as a debt of justice to make good these losses which the College has sustained for the accommodation of the Continental Army, and by the British Troops; that since, by the signal smiles of Heaven on our military operations, the enemys Fleet and Troops are driven from the Capital, and the Continental Forces are now removed from Cambridge; and since it is necessary