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. Pub. Agreeably to a Resolve Passed March 10, 1837, Under the Supervision of William Lincoln (Google eBook)

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Contents

Waller Spooner one of his majestys constitutional council desired
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DEC 1Report of the committee on ihe proceedings of the Continental Congress
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HAY 24Recommendations to Congress to take some order respecting the remo
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commissions
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Report of the committee relative to assuming civil government taken
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Die 10Expense of transmitting address to the Canadians to be paid by the gov
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FIB 9Committee to report a resolve for the publication of the names of
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16Committee to correspondwith the neighhoring government
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MARcH 22Met according tn adjournment and Rev Mr Emerson appointed
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4Letter to the Rev Dr Kirkland with an address to the Mohawk
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APRIL 27Committee to confer with the officers of the army relative to the
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MAT 1Mr Gerry directed to bring in a resolve granting leave lo the members
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JUKE 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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MAT 8Committee to transcribe the narrative of Ihe 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 he directed to desire the Continental Congress
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MAY 18Report of the committee relative to the attack upon the kings ships
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JUitI 17Colonels Davit and Jonathan Brewer recommended to Congress for com
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MAT 22Committee to take the above letter into consideration 851
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MAT 31Convened in Watertown Samuel Freeman chosen secretary and
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JUHE 1Report of the committee appointed to consider Gen Thomas letter rel
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JINK 10Committee to consider the expediency of establishing a numher of armed
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JORK 14Committee to consider some way of supplying arms to the soldiers
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Jen 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 22Petition of Col Paul Dudley Sergeant 874
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arms to the soldiers c 34
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JasL 24Committee to consider the expediency of stationing a part of Col Phin
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26Order for an inquiry into the conduct of Capt Thompson at Falmouth
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JUNE 26General Whitcomb commissioned as major general
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Report of the committee relative to supplying the wounded persons in cap
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JUNE 28Resolve for defending the towns on the sea roust
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Committee of supplies recommended to procure a quantity of provisions
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NOT 8Mr Gill desired to get seven lare cannon from Boston
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APRIL 5Committee of supplies to furnish an exact account of all the provisions
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zation thereof
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APRIL 28The commissary general directed to provide quarters for troops from
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Petition of the selectmen of said towns
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MIT 14Vote relative to the treatment of persons escaping from their imprison
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18Letter to the commanding officers of the militia of certain towns for
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25Representation to Congress relative to the appointment of two supervi
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JULY 1Order for the disposal of the hay under the care of Mr David Sanger
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IIResolves for sending Monsieur Viart a Frenchman to the town of Wor
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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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Convention of Essex County
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Convention of Hampshire County
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Convention of Bristol County
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SEPT 6Convention met at the honse of Timothy Bigelow
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DEC 6Adjourned to January 26 1775
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inhabitants of the county
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NARRATIVES OF THE EXCURSION OF THE KINGS TROOPS
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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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30Letter from Benedict Arnold to the committee of safely stating the mil
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List of cannon mortars and stores taken at Ticonderoga and Crown
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18Resolve of the Continental Congress relative to the removal of the can
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30Letter from James Easton to the Provincial Congress explaining his
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JULY 6Report of the committee appointed by the Provincial Congress to pro
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Letter from the same committee to the Congress of New York on
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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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MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS
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Letter fromlhe inhabilants of Montreal to the committee of safely on the state
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Letter from Mrs Elizabeth Bowdoin to the committee of safety giving informa
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Page 741 - 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 175 - Lieutenant and you are^ yourself to observe and follow such Orders and Instructions, as' you shall from time to time receive from Me, or...
Page 741 - ... but in fact for the purpose of raising a revenue, hath imposed rates and duties payable in these colonies, established a board of commissioners, with unconstitutional powers, and extended the jurisdiction of Courts of Admiralty, not only for collecting the said duties, but for the trial of causes merely arising within the body of a county...
Page 448 - 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...
Page 741 - Whereas, since the close of the last war, the British parliament, claiming a power, of right, to bind the people of America by statutes in all cases whatsoever, hath, in some acts, expressly imposed taxes on them, and in others, under various pretences, but in fact for the purpose of raising a revenue, hath imposed rates and duties payable in these colonies...
Page 128 - All crimes not capital, and all disorders and neglects, which officers and soldiers may be guilty of, to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, though not mentioned in the foregoing articles of war, are to be taken cognizance of by a general, or a regimental, garrison, or field officers' court-martial, according to the nature and degree of the offense, and punished at the discretion of such court.
Page 744 - WE, his Majesty's most loyal subjects, the Delegates of the several Colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the three Lower Counties of New-Castle, Kent, and Sussex, on Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina...
Page 670 - Such parts of the common law, and of the acts of the Legislature of the colony of New York, as together did form the law of the said colony, on the nineteenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, and the resolutions of the Congress of the said colony, and...
Page 745 - Britain and elsewhere, affected with the deepest anxiety, and most alarming apprehensions, at those grievances and distresses, with which his majesty's American subjects are oppressed ; and having taken under our most serious deliberation, the state of the whole continent, find, that the present unhappy situation of our affairs is occasioned by a ruinous system of colony administration, adopted by the British ministry about the year 1763, evidently calculated for enslaving these colonies, and with...
Page 741 - An act to discontinue in such manner and for such time as are therein mentioned, the landing and discharging, lading, or shipping of goods, wares, and merchandise, at the town, and within the harbour of Boston, in the province of Massachusetts Bay in North America...

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