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Continental Congress. j Resolved, That no apprentice whatsoever be inlisted
within the colonies of New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, the counties on Delaware or
Maryland, as a soldier in the army or navy of the United Colonies, without the
Every non-commissioned officer and soldier, who shall inlist himself in the
service of the United States, shall at the time of his so inlisting, or within six days
afterwards, have the articles for the government of the forces of the United States
extremely detrimental to these states, as it will, in all probability, induce such
soldiers as are to compose the remainder of the levies, to require an equal sum
from the United States, and by refusing to inlist until their demands shall be
Congress resumed the consideration of the report of the committee on the letter
of Timothy Danielson; Whereupon, Resolved, As the opinion of Congress, that if
the soldiers to be raised by the state of Massachusetts-Bay, be inlisted on the the
rolls, one for such to sign as inlist during the continuance of the war, and the
other for such as inlist for three years, if their service shall be so long required.
The several matters to this day referred, being postponed, Adjourned to ten o'
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