Committee to publish the names of the Mandamus Counsellors and others

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The Committee on the State of the Province, reported several Resolves relative to the Counsellors and others who have acted in obedience to the late Act of Parliament for altering the Civil Constitution of this Government, and are now in Boston. The same being read and considered, was ordered to be recommitted for amendments; which was accordingly recommitted, amended, reported, accepted, and ordered to be printed in all the Boston newspapers, and is as followeth, viz:

Whereas, sundry persons now in Boston, have, as mandamus Counsellors, or in other capacities, accepted or acted under commissions or authority derived from the Act of Parliament passed last session, for changing the form of Government and violating the Charter of this Province; and by such disgraceful, such detestable conduct, have counteracted not only the sense of this Province, but of the United American Colonies, in Grand Congress expressed: Therefore, Resolved, That the persons aforesaid who shall not give satisfaction to this injured Province and Continent, within ten days from the publication of this Resolve, by causing to be published in all the Boston newspapers, acknowledgments of their former misconduct, and renunciations of the commissions and authority mentioned, ought to be considered as infamous betrayers of their country; and that a Committee of Congress be ordered to cause their names to be published repeatedly, that the inhabitants of this Province, by having them entered on the Records of each town, as Rebels against the State, may send them down to posterity with the infamy they deserve; and that other parts of America may have an opportunity of stigmatizing them in such way as shall effectually answer a similar purpose.

Resolved, That it be and hereby is recommended to the good people of this Province, so far to forgive such of the obnoxious persons aforesaid, who shall have given the satisfaction required in the preceding Resolve, as not to molest them for their past misconduct.

Ordered, That Major Thompson, Mr˙ Devens, and Mr˙ Watson, be a Committee to cause the names of sundry persons now in Boston, having, as mandamus Counsellors, or in other capacities, accepted or acted under commission or authority derived from the Act of Parliament passed last session, for changing the form of Government and violating the Charter of this Province, to be published repeatedly, in case they shall not, within ten days, give satisfaction to this injured Province, by causing to be published in all the Boston newspapers, acknowledgments of their misconduct, and renunciations of the commissions and authority aforesaid.