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ice of Benjamin Hall as chairman, and Samuel Swan as clerk, the Hon. James Sullivan, Loammi Baldwin, and Captain Ebenezer Hall, were chosen a committee to attend the General Court, in order to obtain an act of incorporation, with suitable powers relating to the premises. In conformity with this vote, a petition was presented to the General Court, and a charter obtained ( incorporating James Sullivan, Esq., and others, by the name of the Proprietors of the Middlesex Canal ), bearing date June 22, 1793; and on the same day was signed by his excellency John Hancock, Governor of the Commonwealth. By this charter, the proprietors were authorized to lay assessments, from time to time, as might be required for the construction of said canal. At the first meeting of the proprietors, after the choice of James Sullivan as moderator, and Samuel Swan as clerk, the following votes were passed; viz., That the Hon. James Sullivan, Hon. James Winthrop, and Christopher Gore, Esq., be a comm