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General Washington requested to issue an order to suppress retailers of Spirituous Liquors within and near the Camps. [1775-07-07] Massachusetts, Committee of Safety. [S4-V2-p1367] [Document Details][Complete Volume]


General Washington Requested to Issue an Order

Page v2:1367

July 7, 1775.

Two Guns were received from Captain Josiah Stone, of framingham, for the use of this Colony, amounting, by appraisement, to three Pounds, sixteen Shillings, for which a receipt was given by Mr. Devens,

Forty Small-Arms were delivered Colonel Scammon, for the use of his Regiment, amounting, by appraisement, to seventy-four Pounds, thirteen Shillings, and four Pence, for which a receipt was taken in the minute book.

One Small-Arm was delivered Colonel Gridley for the use of his Regiment, amounting, by appraisement, to two Pounds, four Shillings, for which a receipt was taken in the minute book.

Passed upon Matthew Clark' s Account, amounting to nine Pounds, three Shillings, and six Pence, and a certificate was delivered him for the Committee on Accounts.

Whereas, Mr. Seth Brown, who has had the care of the Horses for the Cannon, has resigned that employment, and as Thomas Organ who was in the service of the late General Warren, is willing to undertake the service; looking upon him to be a person well qualified for that trust, we desire he may be appointed accordingly.

The above was directed to the gentleman the Committee of Supplies.

Passed upon Mr. Isaac Bissel, a Post-Rider' s Account, amounting, as by copy on file, to two Pounds, one Shilling, and a certificate was given him for the Committee on Accounts.

Whereas, a number of Soldiers in the American Army are from time to time observed to be much disguised with Spirituous Liquors, and should not some effectual measures be taken to put a stop to this disorder, not only the morals and health, but also the lives and liberties of this People will be endangered; therefore,

Resolved, That it be, and it is hereby recommended to his Excellency General, Washington, that an order be issued to suppress retailers of Spirituous Liquors within and near the camps, in such manner as to him may seem meet.


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