From the Massachusetts Council
Council Chamber [Watertown, Mass.] Novr 16th 1775
The Council received your favour of this day by the Officer of the Guard,1 and thank your Excellency for your care, and as the Prisoners sent hither, are all disposed of, there will be no occasion for any guard until others are sent in; We have therefore returned the Guard and the Committee of Council, who are appointed to hear and examine &c. Prisoners in the recess of Court (a Copy of whose Commission is enclosed) will apply to your Excellency for such Guards as may be at any time needed.2
James Otis Presidt
LB, M-Ar: Revolution Letters.
1. Letter not identified.
2. The undated enclosure, signed and attested by Perez Morton, is a copy of the council’s order appointing Benjamin Lincoln, John Taylor, and Benjamin White to the committee (DLC:GW). The General Court recessed from 11 to 29 November.