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PREFACE.

The record of eight sessions of the General Assembly is in this book.

Of neither branch of the legislature are the Journals for this period preserved in our archives: nor do they exist, so far as the editor is aware.

The Journal of the Governor and Council after October, 1773, is not extant. So much of that journal from October, 1772, to October, 1773, as is preserved is printed in this volume, but it is of slight interest. It is much to be regretted that the Council Journal and the Journal of the House of Representatives for the period approaching the Revolution should be lost.

In the Appendix are reprinted four pamphlets which were published by authority:

I. The Susquehannah Case, sufficiently described in a note at page 161 of this volume.

II. Report of the Commissioners appointed by the General Assembly of this Colony to treat with the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania respecting the Boundaries of this Colony and of that Province. Norwich: Printed by Green & Spooner, 1774.

This is a pamphlet of thirty-seven pages, small quarto. It has been described in various catalogues as having thirty-six pages, for the last leaf is wanting in most of the few remaining copies. Timothy Green's bill for printing two hundred copies, five and a quarter sheets, is in our archives, Finance & Currency, V, doc. 117. The correspondence between the Commissioners and Governor Penn, in this pamphlet, is also printed in Pennsylvania Colonial Records, vol. x, and Pennsylvania Archives, vol. iv.

III. An Account of the Number of Inhabitants in the Colony of Connecticut, January 1, 1774. Together with an Account of the Number of Inhabitants, taken January 1, 1756. Published by order of the General Assembly. Hartford: Printed by Ebe. nezer Watson, 1774.

This is a folio of nine leaves, each printed only on one side. Watson's bill for the printing, £29 17 9, is in Revolutionary War,

I, 201. He made a discount of £3 "for the liberty of the copy,” but the General Assembly, it seems, thought his charge excessive.

IV. Heads of Inquiry relative to the Present State and Condition of His Majesty's Colony of Connecticut, signified by His Majesty's Secretary of State in his Letter of the 5th July, 1773; with the Answers thereto. New London: Printed by T. Green, Printer to the Governor and Company, 1775.

This is a small folio of fifteen pages. Six hundred copies were ordered to be printed. STATE LIBRARY, Hartford,

C. J. H. March 4th, 1887.

THE PUBLIC RECORDS

OF THE

COLONY OF CONNECTICUT.

[Volume XI., Page 149.]

Anno Regni Regis Georgii tertii duodecimo. AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY

OF THE ENGLISH COLONY OF CONNECTICUT IN NEW ENGLAND
IN AMERICA HOLDEN AT NEW HAVEN IN SAID COLONY ON
THE SECOND THURSDAY OF OCTOBER (BEING THE SEVENTH *
DAY OF SAID MONTH) AND CONTINUED BY SEVERAL ADJOURN-
MENTS TO THE THIRTIETH DAY OF THE SAME MONTH, ANNOQUE
DOMINI 1772.

Present:
The Honorable Jonathan Trumbull, Esq', Governor.

The Honorable Mathew Griswold, Esq, Deputy Governor.
Hezekiah Huntington, Esq", Roger Sherman, Esq",
Shubael Conant, Esq", Abraham Davenport, Esq',
Elisha Sheldon, Esq, Wm. Samuel Johnson, Esq”,
Eliphalet Dyer, Esq", Joseph Spencer, Esq',
Jabez Huntington, Esq", Oliver Wolcott, Esq",
William Pitkin, Esq",
Representatives or Deputies of the Freemen of the several

Towns are as follow, viz: Colo. John Pitkin, Mr. Benjamin Payne, for Hartford. Capt. Josiah Bissell, Capt. Josiah Phelps, for Windsor. Capt. Jonath" Humphry, Capt. Judah Holcomb, for Symsbury. Capt. Isaac Pinney, Mr. Joshua Fuller, for Stafford. Capt. Joel White, Capt. Benja. Talcott, for Bolton. Maj Henry Champion, Mr. Daniel Foot, for Colchester.

Assistants.

* So in the record. However, the second Thursday in October came on the eighth in 1772.

Jabez Hamlin, Esq", Mr. Richard Alsop, for Midletown.
Colo. John Strong, Capt. Fisher Gay, for Farmington.
Mr. Edward Collins, Mr. Samuel Pease, for Enfield.
Mr. Reuben Sikes, Mr. Zerah Kibbee, for Somers.
Capt. Abner Barker, Mr. Elijah Fenton, for Willington.
Mr. Ebenezer White, Mr. Silas Dunham, for Chatham.
[150] Capt. Samuel Chapman, Mr. Elisha Steel, for Tolland.
Capt. Thomas Belding, Mr. Silas Dean, for Weathersfieid.
Mr. Alexander King, Mr. Gideon Granger, for Suffield.
Capt. Obediah Horsford, Capt. David Barber, for Hebron.
Colo. Hez! Brainerd, Capt. Thomas Selden, for Hadam.
Maj Erastus Wolcott, Capt. Charles Elsworth, for East

Windsor.
Mr. Daniel Brainerd, Capt. Dyer Throop, for East Hadam.
Mr. John Kimberly, Capt. Jonath" Wells, for Glastonbury.
Mr. James H. [sic] Hilhouse, Mr. Samuel Bishop, for New

Haven. Mr. Samuel Brown, Capt. Andrew Ward, for Guilford. Mr. Joseph Hall, jun", Capt. John Wooster, for Derby. Maj: William Gould, Mr. Edward Russell, for Branford. Benjamin Hall, Esq',* Capt. Macock Ward, for Wallingford. Colo. Elihu Chauncey, Capt. James Wadsworth, for Durham. Capt. John Fowler, Maji David Baldwin, for Milford. Mr. Joseph Hopkins, Capt. Timothy Judd, for Waterbury. Gurdon Saltonstall, Esq", Mr. William Hilhouse, for New

London. Mr. Isaac Tracy, Mr. Rufus Lathrop, for Norwich, Mají Charles Phelps, Capt. Daniel Fish, for Stonington. Mr. Jonathan Brewster, Mr. Benjamin Coit, for Preston. Maji Samuel H. Parsons, Mr. John Lay 2d, for Lyme. Mr. Nathan Gallop, for Groton. Mr. Stephen Chalker, for Saybrook. Capt. Elnathan Stephens, Mr. Stephen Wilcox, for Killing

worth. Ebenezer Silliman, Esq", David Burr, Esq", for Fairfield. Honble Thomas Fitch, Esq", Mr. Thomas Belding, for Norwalk. Capt. James Potter, Mr. Alex" Fairchild, for New Fairfield. MajCharles Webb, Mr. Benja. Weed, for Stanford. MajJohn Chandler, Capt. Henry Glover, for Newtown. Capt. Robert Fairchild, Capt. Theophilus Nichols, for Strat

ford. Colo. Joseph Platt Cook, Capt. Daniel Taylor, for Danbury.

* This was the last appearance of Mr. Hall in public life. He died at Cheshire Jan. 3d, 1773, in his 69th year. His widow married Ebenezer Silliman, Esq., the next July.

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