Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In the House of Representatives, June 18, 1787.
WHEREAS the Selectmen, and other town officers, of several towns in this Commonwealth,
have entered on the business of their respective offices, having taken, but
not subscribed the declaration and other oaths prescribed by a resolution of
the General Court of the 10th of March last past: and whereas doubts have arisen
respecting the validity of the doings of such officers:
Therefore, Resolved, That the doings of all such officers, so far
forth as they have been or shall be comformable to the duties of their respective
offices, be, and they are hereby established as legal and valid, the deficiency
aforesaid notwithstanding; Provided those officers shall subscribe the declaration
and oaths prescribed by the resolution aforesaid, on or before the 31st day
of July next.
Sent up for concurrence.
J. Warren, Speaker.
In Senate, June 18, 1787.
Read and concurred,
S. Adams, President.
Approved, JOHN HANCOCK.
True Copy, Attest.
John Avery, jun. Secretary.