. The committee named to correspond with the delegates in the congress was composed
of William Sever, Jedediah Foster, and Joseph Palmer from the Council, joined by Richard
Devens, George Partridge, Isaac Lothrop, and Elbridge Gerry from the House. The committee
on lead and salt included Benjamin Greenleaf, Eldad Taylor, and Joseph Palmer of the
Council, and Col. Nathaniel Freeman, Capt. Jonathan Greenleaf, Dr. William Whiting,
and William Story of the House (Records of the States, Microfilm, Mass. A.1a, Reel
No. 12, Unit 1, p. 153–154, 121–122).