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Whereas information has been given to this Assembly, that Captain Hezekiah Brown, of the Twelfth Military Company, in the Tenth Regiment in this Colony, under the command of Colonel James Wadsworth, Colonel of said Regiment, hath, instead of forwarding, as it was his duty to do, endeavoured to obstruct and embarrass, and hath in fact neglected and refused to obey certain orders given out to him by Jonathan Baldwin, Esquire, Lieutenant-Colonel of said Regiment, in pursuance of orders from the Captain-General of this Colony, to detach men for the service and defence of this Colony, &c.: Whereupon this Assembly order and direct, that a precept be issued forth by the Secretary of this Colony, immediately to arrest the body of him the said Hezekiah Brown, and him have before this Assembly, to answer to the said information, and further dealt with as to justice appertains; and Colonel Baldwin, with other proper evidence, be also cited to appear, &c.
It being represented to this Assembly by the Selectmen of the Town of New-Milford, that Captain Isaac Bostwick was appointed by the inhabitants of said New-Milford, at their meeting held in December, 1774, a Collector, to collect the Colony rate or tax, made on the list of the inhabitants of said town in 1774, payable to the Treasurer of this Colony by the last day of December, 1775, and in July last this Assembly did appoint the said Isaac Bostwick a Captain in Colonel Webbs Regiment, raised for the defence of this Colony; and that the said Bostwick did enter into said service, and still continues in said service, therefore being unable to collect said rate: Whereupon, the inhabitants of said town, in town-meeting, held in December, 1775, appointed Mr. Benjamin Bostwick, Jun., to collect said rate, and pray that the Assembly would order and direct the Treasurer of this Colony to issue his warrant to the said Benjamin Bostwick, Jun., to levy and collect the same. Whereupon this Assembly do order and direct that the Treasurer of this Colony issue his warrant to the said Benjamin Bostwick, Jun., to levy and collect the said rate or tax as aforesaid.
This Assembly do appoint Colonel Thomas Fitch, Mr. Rufus Lathrop, Mr. Ebenezer Plummer, Mr. Samuel Bishop, Jun., Major Samuel Selden, Colonel Joseph Hall Cook, Colonel Experience Storrs, and Colonel Philip Burr Bradley, a Committee to audit and adjust the Colony Accounts with the Treasurer of this Colony, and make report of their doings in the premises to this Assembly.
This Assembly do appoint Henry Champion, Esq., to be Colonel of the Twenty-Fifth Regiment of Militia in this Colony;
Dyer Throop, Esquire, to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the Twenty-Fifth Regiment of Militia in this Colony;
Jabez Chapman, Esq., to be Major of the Twenty-Fifth Regiment of Militia in this Colony;
Obadiah Hosford, Esq., to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the Twelfth.Regiment of Militia in this Colony;
Jeremiah Mason, Esq., to be Major of the Twelfth Regiment of Militia in this Colony;
Seth Smith, Esq., to be Major of the Eighteenth Regiment of Militia in this Colony;
Fisher Gay, Esq., to be Colonel of the Fifteenth Regiment of Militia in this Colony;
Selah Hart, Esq., to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the Fifteenth Regiment of Militia in this Colony, in the room of Fisher Gay, Esq., promoted.
Upon the Memorial of Seth Adams, of Wilbraham, in the Colony of Massachusetts-Bay, showing that in April last he purchased thirty-nine bushels of Salt and one hogshead of Rum in this Colony, to carry to his own house in said Wilbraham, as soon as he could conveniently have transported the same, praying for liberty now to carry the Salt and Rum out of this Colony, &c., as per Memorial, &c.:
Resolved by this Assembly, The Memorialist have, and liberty and license is hereby granted to him, to transport said Rum and Salt out of this Colony to said Wilbraham, the late embargo laid by this Assembly notwithstanding.
Upon the Memorial of Amariah Plum, a soldier in Colonel Hinmans Regiment, raised for the defence of this Colony in the year 1775, showing to this Assembly that he was a soldier in Captain Watsons Company, in said Regiment, at the siege of St. John s, in the Province of Quebeck; that, in obedience to the orders of his officers, he was, on the first day of said siege, in a detachment at some distance from said garrison, where they were fired upon and engaged by a party of the enemy, in which action he was wounded by a musket ball, which broke the bone of his thigh, whereby he fell into the hands of the enemy, and was conveyed into said garrison, and there remained until the surrender of the same; that by the badness of the wound, &c., the Memorialist has the mortification to find himself still a cripple, and so must remain through life, being thereby in a great measure disabled from labour, the only means in his power of supporting himself and family, praying this Assembly to grant relief, &c., as per Memorial on file:
Resolved by this Assembly, That the sum of twenty-five Pounds, lawful money, be granted, and the same is hereby granted to the said Amariah Plum, on his Memorial as aforesaid; and the Treasurer of the Colony is hereby ordered to pay the same accordingly; that the deposition on which said Memorial is granted be lodged with the Committee of the Pay-Table by the Memorialist; and that said Committee thereupon give him an order on the Treasurer for said sum.
Upon the Memorial of Robert Fairchild, Stephen Burroughs, and Abraham Brinsmaid, all of Stratford, representing that it is needful, in their opinion, to have another Powder-Mill built in this Colony, for manufacturing Gunpowder for publick use, and that Stratford is the most proper place; and praying for liberty to erect the same in said Town, where they have a convenient place, &c., as per Memorial on file:
Resolved by this Assembly, The Memorialists have liberty, and license is hereby granted them, to erect such Powder-Mill in said Stratford, for the purpose aforesaid, under the regulations which other Powder-Mills in this Colony by law are.
Upon the Memorial of Isaac Bostwick, of New-Milford, in Litchfield County, showing to this Assembly that he was a Captain in Colonel Webbs Regiment, and that he received, for the use of the Colony, twenty-three stands of Arms, and gave his receipt for the same; which were carried and used in publick service, and, at the end of the campaign, returned to the Selectmen of the Towns of Kent, Salisbury, and Canaan, and were again delivered out to the soldiers going against Quebeck; and the said Bostwick not being able to procure receipts for the same, praying that the Committee of the Pay-Table may be directed to pay the Memorialist his full wages, taking his bond, &c., as per Memorial on file:
Resolved by this Assembly, That the Committee of the Pay-Table be, and they are hereby, directed to pay to the Memorialist the full sum due to him, and to take his bond, payable to the Treasurer of this Colony, with proper conditions for the security of the value of said Arms unaccounted for; and that the Memorialist do account for said Arms, or pay the value thereof in some reasonable time.
Upon the Memorial of James Law, of Lebanon, in Wind-ham County, showing that he was a soldier in the service of this Colony and Continent in the year 1775, in the Army near Boston; was drawn off and engaged in the battle of Bunkers Hill, the 17th day of June, when he had the misfortune to have his right arm broken by a shot from the Ministerial Troops, by which he has wholly lost the use of his hand; is a Joiner by trade; about twenty-two years old; has no estate, nor any means of supporting himself but by labour, which, by means thereof, he is unable to perform, and thereby deprived of his prospects of support and comfort, praying for relief, &c., as per Memorial on file:
It is therefore Resolved by this Assembly, That the Treasurer of this Colony pay unto the said James Law the sum of fifty Pounds, in current bills of credit, as and for a relief and support to him under his disabled and distressed circumstances.
The Report of the Honourable Matthew Griswold, Esq., and the rest of the Committee appointed to inquire into the allegations of a certain complaint exhibited to the present: Assembly by Mr. Jeremiah Halsey against Captain Edward, Mott, as on file, is accepted by this Assembly,
And thereupon Resolved, That there doth not appear sufficient grounds or foundation for this Assembly to make: any further inquiry thereon.
This Assembly do grant to his Honour Governour Trumbull the sum of one hundred and fifty Pounds, for the first half of his salary the current year.