IN COUNCIL, NOVEMBER 7th, 1775. Whereas by an Act of this Colony, made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of George the Third, intitled, An Act impowering the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace, within this Colony to grant Licences, to Innholders and Retailers ... Resolved, that before any such licences be granted to Innholders, Retailers or common Victuallers, every person applying ... shall produce a Certificate from the Major Part of the Selectmen of the Town where they dwell, recommending them to be Persons of sober Conversation ... and particularly, that they be firmly attached to the Rights and Interests of their Country; and that this Resolve be Published in Hand Bills, and sent into each Town in this Colony. Perez. Dep. Sec'y Morton.
IN COUNCIL, NOVEMBER 7th, 1775. Whereas by an Act of this Colony, made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of George the Third, intitled, An Act impowering the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace, within this Colony to grant Licences, to Innholders and Retailers ... Resolved, that before any such licences be granted to Innholders, Retailers or common Victuallers, every person applying ... shall produce a Certificate from the Major Part of the Selectmen of the Town where they dwell, recommending them to be Persons of sober Conversation ... and particularly, that they be firmly attached to the Rights and Interests of their Country; and that this Resolve be Published in Hand Bills, and sent into each Town in this Colony.

IN COUNCIL, NOVEMBER 7th, 1775. Whereas by an Act of this Colony, made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of George the Third, intitled, An Act impowering the Courts of General Sessions of the Peace, within this Colony to grant Licences, to Innholders and Retailers ... Resolved, that before any such licences be granted to Innholders, Retailers or common Victuallers, every person applying ... shall produce a Certificate from the Major Part of the Selectmen of the Town where they dwell, recommending them to be Persons of sober Conversation ... and particularly, that they be firmly attached to the Rights and Interests of their Country; and that this Resolve be Published in Hand Bills, and sent into each Town in this Colony.

[Watertown, Mass: Printed by Benjamin Edes, 1775] Imprint supplied by Evans. Broadside. 21 1/2 x 16 1/2 cm. A true copy, signed in type, and sent down for Concurrence by Perez Morton, Dep. Sec'y., in the House of Representatives, November 7, 1775. Read and concurr'd and sent up by J. Warren, Speaker, who signed in type, along with the following: James Otis, W. Spooner, Caleb Cushing, J. Winthrop, Joseph Gerrish, John Whetcomb, James Prescot, Eldad Taylor, B. Lincoln, M. Farley, J. Palmer, S. Holten, Moses Gill, John Taylor, and B. White. This copy has an ink note at the left margin, "Greenage" [sp.?]; and another note on verso correcting "Greenage" to "Greenwich," presumably the destination for this copy of the hand bill. Another note reads: "Nov.r 7: 1775 an order of Court Respecting Licenses or Taverns." Old fold lines, a few spots, some overall toning to the sheet, ink on verso bleeds through but text all legible.
ESTC: AAS, MHS. Library of Congress also appears to have a copy. EVANS 14198. FORD Broadsides 1876 [which adds Mass. Archives Div.] CUSHING Mass. Laws 896. Item #63921

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