Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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to the necessity of defending ourselves we should not need much helf [help] from any source.
Various remarks were then made on the subject of preparing for our own defence and devising means to keep the enemy off till we have finished the .
Coun. presented the following “Resolved that we send to immediately after soft mettle enough to make ten peices of Cannon and twenty mortars, and Shells, Balls, Grape and Cannister Shot sufficient for one years campaign and also make preparations for casting the same”. He made some remarks in favor of the resolution.
The said he had for some time thought it would be good policy for to go to making six and fifteen shooters. We have no need of Cannon here [p. [169]]
to the necessity of defending ourselves we should not need much helf help from any source.
Various remarks were then made on the subject of preparing for our own defence and devising means to keep the enemy off till we have finished the .
Coun. presented the following “Resolved that we send to immediately after soft mettle enough to make ten peices of Cannon and twenty mortars, and Shells, Balls, Grape and Cannister Shot sufficient for one years campaign and also make preparations for casting the same”. He made some remarks in favor of the resolution.
The said he had for some time thought it would be good policy for to go to making six and fifteen shooters. We have no need of Cannon here [p. [169]]
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