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Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Eunice Whitcomb, Administratrix of the estate of Joshua Whitcomb, deceased, the sum of four Pounds seven Shillings, in full of his losses in the battle of Charles-town.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Timothy Walker, Esq., the sum of thirty Shillings, for the use of Benjamin Gleason, in full of his losses at the battle of Bunkers Hill, on the 17th of June last.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Zachariah Weston, the sum of one Pound twelve Shillings, in full for his losses at Lexington.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Ephraim Chamberlain, the sum of one Pound ten Shillings, in full for his losses at the battle of Charlestown.
Whereas it appears to this Court that the appointment of the Committee for fortifying the Harbour of Boston a Committee of War, is likely to involve said Committee in more business than they can attend to:
It is therefore Resolved, That the Vote appointing the Committee for fortifying the Harbour of Boston a Committee of War, is hereby reconsidered, and that General Azor Orne, the Honourable James Sullivan, Esq., Colonel Abram Watson, and Daniel Cheever, Esq., with such as the honourable Board shall join, be, and hereby are, appointed a Committee of War, until the next meeting of the General Court, vested with all the powers which the said Committee for fortifying the Harbour of Boston were vested with as a Committee of War, the major part of whom to be a quorum.
Whereas it has been represented to this Court that divers Officers and Soldiers, who served in the Army raised by this Colony before the 1st day of August last, and for whose service Muster-Roils have been made up to that time, have received clothing, advance wages, and warlike accoutrements, to the amount of a greater sum than their wages were, by which a balance is become due to the Colony:
Therefore Resolved, That the Receiver-General be, and hereby is, directed to prepare a list of the names of all Officers and Soldiers from whom there is any balance due to this Colony on the Muster-Rolls made up for services in the Colony Army before the first day of August last, with the sum of such balance, and the particular Regiments and Companies to which said Officers and Soldiers respectively belonged, and lay the same before the General Court, that proper order may be taken thereon.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to Thomas Crain and Daniel Vose, Esquires, the sum of three hundred Pounds, to enable them to pay and discharge the debts they have already contracted for labour and materials in building a Powder-Mill at Stoughton, for the Colonys use, and further to enable them to complete the same, they to be accountable to the General Court therefor.
Resolved, That the Commissary-General be, and he hereby is, directed to deliver out of the publick Stores of this Colony, one hundred barrels of Flour and fifty barrels of Pork, to the Honourable Richard Derby, Esq., and Captain Josiah Batchelder, Jun., or either of their orders, to be applied for the use of the Armed Vessels which they are to build and equip for the service of this Colony, they to be accountable to the General Court for the same.
Whereas a Resolve passed this Court on the 26th day of April last, for raising a new Company, to consist of one hundred men, inclusive of officers, to be immediately raised for the defence of the Sea-Coast of this Colony, on the same establishment of pay and subsistence that was granted to the Companies under the command of Captain William Crother and Captain Elisha Nye, stationed at Falmouth and Elizabethtown, and were, by said Resolve, to be posted and do duty in such manner and in such divisions or parties as the honourable Council should order, who were empowered to distribute the said Companies at Dorchester, Weymouth, Braintree, and Hingham, until the further order of this Court; and whereas this Court, since the passing said Resolve, have raised a new Regiment of men for the defence of the Sea-Coasts near Boston, to be under the command of Colonel Marshall, whereby it is rendered unnecessary to raise said Company for the defence of this Colony; and whereas no officers are appointed for the said one hundred men:
Therefore Resolved, That the said Resolve, passed on the 26th day of April last, for raising said Company of one hundred men, be reconsidered, and every part and clause thereof be rendered null and void.
Resolved, That Mr. Samuel Phillips, Jun., be, and hereby is, directed and empowered, as soon as may be, to deliver to the Selectmen, or their order, of all such Towns as are situated within twenty miles of any sea-port, and have lent Powder for the Colonys use, and have not been paid therefor, the respective quantities they have so supplied; they producing proper receipts of the same being received for the use of the Colony, and giving their receipts for the same.
Whereas some doubts may arise about the appointment of a Clerk of the Superior Court of Judicature, Court of Assize and General Jail Delivery, out of Term time,
It is therefore Resolved, That the Justices of said Court, or any three of them, be, and they hereby are, authorized and empowered, out of Term time, to appoint a Clerk to said Court, which Clerk, when so appointed, and being duly sworn to the faithful discharge of said office, by either of the said Justices, shall have all the powers to a Clerk of said Court belonging, any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
In Council: Read, and concurred.
Resolved, That four Companies that have been doing duty in Dorchester, Braintree, Weymouth, and Hingham, be immediately officered by the Council, and filled up on the same establishment as the other Companies on the Sea-Coast are, and stationed and employed as the Committee of War shall direct.
Resolved, That Mr. Zebediah Abbot, of Andover, be, and he hereby is, appointed one of the Committee for receiving and examining the article of Saltpetre; and that the said Abbot receive out of the Colony Treasury the sum of five hundred Pounds, to enable him to pay for what Saltpetre he shall receive; he to be accountable to the General Court for the same.
Resolved, That the Council be, and hereby are, empowered to appoint Mustermasters for Colonel Whitneys, Colonel Marshalls, and Colonel Crafts Regiment.
Resolved, That there be paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to the Honourable Benjamin Greenleaf, and Stephen Cross, Esquires, Mr. Daniel Hopkins, and Captain Daniel Vose, the Committee appointed to purchase Sulphur for this Colony, the sum of two hundred Pounds; said Committee to be accountable to this Court for the same.
Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the publick Treasury of this Colony, to the several persons after-named, the sum set against each persons name, to be in full for losses each person sustained in the battle on Bunkers Hill, on the 17th of June, as by the Account herewith annexed, viz:
Major Fuller came up with a message from the House, to inform the Board that the House had passed on all publick business, and desired the Board to do the same, that the General Assembly may be dissolved as soon as possible.
Then the Secretary, by order of the major part of the Council, went down to the House and delivered the following verbal message, viz:
MR. SPEAKER: I am directed by the major part of the Council to inform the honourable House that they have consented to the enacting the following Bills, viz: