The Journals of Each Provincial Congress of Massachusetts in 1774 and 1775: And of the Committee of Safety, with an Appendix, Containing the Proceedings of the County Conventions-narratives of the Events of the Nineteenth of April, 1775-papers Relating to Ticonderoga and Crown Point, and Other Documents, Illustrative of the Early History of the American Revolution

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Oct 28Committee to bring in a resolve relative to an equal representation of
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Sept 22 23Committees of all the towns excepting Charlemont and Southwick
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Nov 23Congress meet according to the adjournment
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9Committee to bring in a resolve relating to an address from the Baptists
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MARch 22Met according to adjournment and Rev Mr Emerson appointed
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gress
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APR11 7Two members added to the committee on the state of the province
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15Report of committee and resolve recommending a day of fasting
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APRIL 22Congress meets at Concord Richard Devens chosen chairman
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APRIL 27Committee to confer with the officers of the army relative to the
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MAY 1Mr Gerry directed to bring in a resolve granting leave to the members
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JUNE 7Committee to prepare a resolve for printing two resolves of the Continen
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MAy 3Rev Mr Gordon requested to officiate as chaplain
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April 28The commissary general directed to provide quarters for troops from
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May 8Committee to transcribe the narrative of the proceedings of the kings
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MAY 10Committee to consider a resolve of the committee of safety relative
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15Ordered that a committee be directed to desire the Continental Congress
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May 15Report of the committee appointed to bring in a resolve for establishing
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MAY 18Report of the committee relative to the attack upon the kings ships
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June 17Colonels David and Jonathan Brewer recommended to Congress for com
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MAY 22Committee to take the above letter into consideration
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MAY 31Convened in Watertown Samuel Freeman chosen secretary and
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JUNE 1Report of the committee appointed to consider Gen Thomas letter rel
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June 10Committee to consider the expediency of establishing a number of armed
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June 14Committee to consider some way of supplying arms to the soldiers
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JUNE 22
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June 16Deacon Plympton appointed to countersign the notes
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JUNE 20Committee to report a resolve relative to the killed and wounded in
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JUNE 24Committee to consider the expediency of stationing a part of Col Phin
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June 28Resolve for defending the towns on the sea coast
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Watch to be kept over the provincial magazines
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April 5Committee of supplies to furnish an exact account of all the provisions
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papers
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JUNE 1Immediate returns required of the number of men in camp
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July 10rder for the disposal of the hay under the care of Mr David Sanger
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10Letter to the towns required to furnish clothing for the army 503
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July 11Resolve relative to fifteen prisoners taken at Long Island
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Convention of Suffolk County
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1774
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Convention of Plymouth County
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Convention of Worcester County
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Sept 6Convention met at the house of Timothy Bigelow
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Dec 6Note from Mr Secretary Flucker relative to the direction of the above
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Dec 6Adjourned to Jannary 26 1775
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The poor of Boston and Charlestown recommended to the charity of
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Resolve of the Provincial Congress for publishing the narrative of the excursion
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List of the Provincials who were killed wounded or missing in the action
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Statements of the losses sustained by the inhabitants from the ravages of the Brit
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April 30Letter from Benedict Arnold to the committee of safety stating the mil
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Instructions to Col Benedict Arnold
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List of cannon mortars and stores taken at Ticonderoga and Crown
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JUNE 1Letter from Gov Trumbull to the Provincial Congress respecting
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JULY 6Report of the committce appointed by the Provincial Congress to pro
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Sept 14Resolutions of the Middlesex Convention were presented and read
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Oct 8Resolve approving the opposition of Massachusetts to the acts of parlia
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1775
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Proclamation of Gov Gage prohibiting all persons from complying in any
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Letter from the inhabitants of Montreal to the committee of safety on the state
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Letter from Mrs Elizabeth Bowdoin to the committee of safety giving informa
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Page 749 - An act for the impartial administration of justice, in the cases of persons questioned for any act done by them in the execution of the law, or for the suppression of riots and tumults, in the province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England.
Page 187 - Lieutenant and you are^ yourself to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as' you shall from time to time receive from Me, or...
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Page 456 - GENTLEMEN, Your kind congratulations on my appointment and arrival, demand my warmest acknowledgments, and will ever be retained in grateful remembrance. In exchanging the enjoyments of domestic life for the duties of my present honorable but arduous station, I only emulate the virtue and public spirit of the whole province of Massachusetts Bay...
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