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The Committee on the Petition of Boice and Clark, reported by way of Resolve; which was read and accepted, and is as followeth, viz:

Whereas, the encouragement of Manufactories of this Country will, at all times, (and more especially at this,) be attended with the most beneficial effects; and Messrs˙ Boice and Clark having represented to this Congress that they have, at a very considerable expense, erected Works at Milton, in this Province, for the making of Paper, and have not heretofore been able to obtain a sufficiency of Rags to answer their purpose; and in order to procure a larger quantity of that article, have raised the price thereof: Therefore,

Resolved, That it be recommended, and is by this Congress accordingly recommended, to every family in this Province, to preserve all their Linen and Cotton Rags, in order that a Manufactory so useful and advantageous to this Country, may be suitably encouraged; and it is also recommended to our several Towns, to take such further measures for the encouragement of the manufacture aforesaid, as they shall think proper.

Adjourned till to-morrow morning, nine oclock.