1777 · [Boston, New-England
The Resolves-- from August 6 - August 16, 1777-- treat Revolutionary War matters exclusively. The Assembly instructs the Board of War to "destroy the Enemies Cruisers which have taken several of our coasting vessels"; orders that two armed vessels be built, firearms be distributed, the expedition to St. Johns be abandoned; troops be raised and "every sixth Man from certain Counties" be drafted, "the loss of the important Fortress of Ticonderoga" having advantaged "our cruel and inveterate enemies"; orders exchange or return of defective gun powder to the Overseers of the Powder-Mills; proclaims a day of public fasting and prayer; resolves to complete "this State's quota of the Continental army", Quakers excepted; and other significant matters.
FIRST EDITION. Evans 15415. ESTC W33210 [AAS, Boston Public, CA State Lib., HSP, Syracuse]. (Inventory #: 36321)