State of Massachusetts-Bay.
In the HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES,
October 8, 1779.
RESOLVED, That the Selectmen or Committee of each town and plantation
in this State, be, and they hereby are required to render under oath, a full
count of all supplies furnished before the 15th of October instant
an account is not already exhibited) and also of all bounties and gratuities
whether by the town or plantation, or any individual, to every solider and family
a soldier, raised as part of this State's proportion of the Continental army
years or during the war; the account of supplies to be in form agreeable to
directed by this Court, on the 8th of June last, and the time of delivering
cle of supply as well as of every sum of money is to be carefully noted, and
for which every soldier is particularly doing service, if known; and the Selectmen
Committees aforesaid are hereby required to cause the above account to be lodged
the Secretary's Office by the several days herein respectively assigned them,
Selectmen or Committees in the counties of Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, Plymouth
Bristol, on or before the first day of November next; the
Selectmen or Committees
in the counties of Barnstable, Worcester, Hampshire and York,
on or before the fifth
day of November next; the Selectmen or Committees in the counties of
Cumberland and Lincoln, on or before the tenth day of November
next : And the
Selectmen and Committees aforesaid are directed to exhibit an account of the
incurred in the performance of this service, to proceed in supplying the families
the said soldiers, agreeable to the directions of former resolves of this Court
this purpose, under the penalties therein provided.
And whereas a strict Obedience of this Resolve, in order to a speedy settlement
the army, is of great consequence to the community:
RESOLVED, That if the Selectmen or Committee of any town or plantation
in this State, who have had the charge of supplying the families of the soldiers
aforesaid, shall neglect a punctual compliance with this Requisition:--The Selectmen
or Committee so neglecting, shall individually forfeit to the use of this State,
hundred pounds; for the recovery whereof, the Treasurer of this State is
impowered and directed to issue his execution, upon each Selectman or Member
Committee so neglecting, upon receiving notice of such neglect from the Secretary.
Sent up for concurrence.
JOHN HANCOCK, SPEAKER.
IN COUNCIL, October 8, 1779.
READ and concurred.
JOHN AVERY, D. Secr'y.
Consented to by the major part of the Council.
TRUE Copy, Attest. JOHN AVERY, D. Secr'y.