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Destruction of Wooden Buildings

Boston Jany. 13 1776


The General being at all times solicitous for relieving the loyal Inhabitants in this Garrison from all their misfortunes, & at this Time of scarcity for fuel (Occasioned by the Rebells preventing the usual supply being brought to this market) has for their relief as well as for the greater safety of the Town against fires been pleased to order some wooden buildings That are interspersed among those of brick to be taken down & used as fuel.

You are to acquaint your Company of Loyal Associated Volunteers with ye General's intention & collect out of them without Loss of Time all such able bodied men as are proper for the purpose of pulling down such houses properly Officered who are to be paid for their service by such others as receive the advantage of their labour.

I am your humble Servant

Capt. [Francis] GREENE

Great Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 13, Volume 45, folio 484.

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