[Cambridge] May 16, 1775
Whereas, it is recommended by the Council of War, that fifty-four Whale-Boats be, provided for the use of this Colony immediatelyー
Resolved, That a copy of said Vote of the Council of War be transmitted to the Committee of Supplies, and they be desired to procure & place said Boats, agreeably to the recommendation by the Council of War.
1. Mass. Arch., vol. 140.