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. A bill on armed vessels was originally proposed on 9 Oct. in response to a resolve
of the congress of 18 July permitting each colony to make whatever preparation it
wished to protect itself from British depredations. It became law on 1 Nov. with the
concurrence of the Council (JCC
, 2:189; Mass., House Jour.
, 1775–1776, 2d sess., p. 151, 217) .
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