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The following memorial and petition, being now before the legislature, and as a decision thereon which may support the credit of this government, is highly interesting to the Commonwealth, it may be agreeable to each member to have a statement of the laws, and facts, relative thereto : "to the honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ..."
An accurate map of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts exclusive of the District of Maine: compiled pursuant to an act of the General Court from actual surveys of the several towns &c. taken by their order; exhibiting the boundary lines of the Commonwealth, the counties and towns, the principal roads, rivers, mountains, mines, islands, rocks, shoals, channels, lakes, ponds, falls, mills, manufactures & public buildings, with the true latitudes & longitudes, &c.
(O. Carleton and I. Norman, 1798)
State of Massachusetts-Bay. In the House of Representatives, June 10, 1778 : whereas it appears that our enemies intend to wreath their vengeance upon those unhappy people whose habitations are near their camp, and to that end have made several excursions lately from Rhode-Island ... resolved, that eighteen hundred men be raised ...
State of Massachusetts-Bay. In the House of Representatives, April 21st. 1780 : as justice and humanity, and every reasonable principle of the human heart, must urge the necessity of rendering the situation of our brethren (who are risking their lives in the field of battle, for our defence) as comfortable as may be ... Resolved, that the selectmen in each town in this state, be, and they are hereby required and directed, to collect from the inhabitants of their towns ... the number of shirts, and pairs of shoes and stockings, set and affixed to their respective towns, in the following schedule ...
State of Massachusetts-Bay. In the House of Representatives, June 5, 1780 : whereas a requisition has been made to this Court for a reinforcement for the Continental Army in order that it may be able to act vigirously ... Resolved, that there be three thousand nine hundred and thirty-four men raised within the several towns and plantations in this state, hereafter mentioned, by draft, lot, or voluntary inlistment; each town and plantation to furnish their quota agreeable to the schedule herewith annexed ...
(John Gill, 1780)