36 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION. [1775.
Resolved, That the honourable Matthew Tilghman, Esq. and
Thomas Johnson, jun., Robert Goldsborough. William Paca, Saml.
Chase, Thomas Stone, and John Hall, Esqrs., or any three or more
of them, be deputies to represent this province in continental con-
gress, and that they or any three or more of them, have full and am-
ple power to consent and agree to all measures which such con-
gress shall deem necessary and effectual to obtain a redress of Ameri-
can grievances; and further we do authorise our said deputies to
represent and act for this province in any continental congress
which may be held before the 25th day of March next.
Ordered, That the treasurer of the western shore pay to Thom-
as Johnson, jun., Samuel Chase, William Paca, John Hall, and
Thomas Stone, Esqrs., or either of them, the sum of five hundred
pounds common money, and that the treasurer of the eastern shore
pay to the honourable Matthew Tilghman, and Robert Goldsbo-
ough, Esqrs., or either of them, the sum of two hundred pounds
common money, to defray the expenses of their deputation to the
next continental congress.
Resolved, That the treasurer of the western shore pay the dele-
gates who attended the late congress, the sum of one hundred and
twenty-six pounds sixteen shillings and six-pence common money,
out of the bills of credit to be issued, being the balance of their
actual expenses; and that the several counties which have not al-
ready paid in their proportion of money, for support of the said
delegates, shall pay the same as soon as may be, to said treasurer,
for the use of the public.
Resolved, That there be a convention of delegates of this pro-
vince at Annapolis, on the third Tuesday of March next, or on such
day before that time as shall be appointed by the council of safety.
Ordered, That a committee be appointed to report the expenses
attending the sitting of this convention, and that Mr. Chase and
Mr. Goldsborough be a committee for that purpose; who report the
expenses as follows, to wit:
To Gabriel Duvall, for 20 days attendance as clerk,
at 20s. common money per day £20 0 0
To Robert Reynolds, for 20 days attendance as door
keeper, at 10s. per day 10 0 0
To Robert Reynolds, for candles and cleaning the room 1 10 0
£31 10 0
Ordered, That the treasurer of the western shore pay the above
Signed by order of the convention,
O. DUVALL, Clk.