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I and II: printed in The Whitehall Evening Post , respectively January 19–21 and 14–17, 1775; III: printed in The Public Advertiser , January 20, 1775. Once Dartmouth informed the Massachusetts agents on December 24 that the King had received the petition from the Congress and would lay it before Parliament, they had to decide when it might properly be published. As soon as it had been...
2[Diary entry: 17 January 1775] (Washington Papers)
17. Under Arms this day also and in Committee in the Eveng. Today the committee, chaired by GW, passed resolutions to assess 3s. for every tithable in the county to pay for powder, to keep a list “of such persons as shall refuse to pay the same,” and to organize a. countywide militia system of 68–man companies ( MASON [2] Robert A. Rutland, ed. The Papers of George Mason, 1725–1792 . 3 vols....
3[Diary entry: 17 January 1775] (Washington Papers)
17. Lowering all day & Wind Southerly. At Night a good deal of Rain.
Please to publish, in your gazette, the following extracts from the proceedings of the committee of Fairfax county, on the 17th of January, 1775, GEORGE WASHINGTON, esquire, C hairman . ROBERT H. HARRISON, clerk. RESOLVED, that the defenceless state of this county renders it indispensably necessary that a quantity of ammunition should be immediately provided; and as the same will be for the...
Mr Normand Bruce of our Province has lately done me the Favour of shewing me some very pretty Samples of Hempen Lint and Tow raised and prepared in his own Family without the help of a Mill or any Such Engine and gave me the Reading a Manuscript pamphlet on the Subject—his Drift is to persuade people in general to manufacture coarse Linnens in earnest, to shew that Hemp is the proper material...