Resolution to Procure Lead


A Letter from the Honourable John Hancock, Esquire, President of the Congress of the United States of America, directed to this Convention, was read, recommending to them to take such measures as may be, judged proper and necessary for procuring as much Lead within this State as can be obtained: Whereupon it was

Resolved, That the said recommendation of Congress be immediately complied with; and therefore that it be recommended to the Committee of Safety immediately to take the most vigorous and effectual measures to procure all the Lead which can be obtained, and which may at present be used in spouts, window-weights, clock-weights, ornaments of houses, or in any other form; and that they make reasonable compensation for the same to all persons from whom it may be had or received, having regard also to any particular inconveniences which individuals may sustain by affording the publick this necessary supply.

And it is likewise recommended to the inhabitants of this State to part willingly with such Lead as they have in their possession for the publick service.