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eneral Court, which held its last meeting in Boston March 31, 1774.
On June 1 General Gage transferred the government to Salem, and appointed the Assembly to meet June 7.
The meeting on that day was so revolutionary that Gage sent his secretary topposed to be New Hampshire men, were found on Water street by laborers digging a cellar.
The bodies were removed to the Salem-street cemetery by the sexton, Mr. Jacob Brooks.
When an old man, he took his grandson, Mr. Vining, to the spot and saidrobably the last of several of the same kind.
I will read it, supplying the words which the ragged edges have lost:
Salem, July 29, 1782.—These may certify that I, John Savage, Commander of the galley Willing Maid, now in Salem, bound on a cruSalem, bound on a cruise against the enemies of the country for six weeks, have sold to Benjamin Hall of Medford, three quarters of one full share of all prizes, goods, naval or merchandise taken by said galley during said cruise, for the sum of twelve pounds now in ha