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Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776
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1776.] OF THE PROVINCE OF MARYLAND. 91

shore in the penalty of twelve thousand pounds sterling, payable
to the honorable Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Charles Carroll of
Carrollton, and Charles Carroll, barrister, Esqrs.; and the treasurer
of the eastern shore in the penalty of four thousand pounds ster-
ling, payable to the honorable Matthew Tilghman, Edward Lloyd,
and James Lloyd Chamberlaine, Esqrs., with the like conditions as
directed by the resolve of the last convention; both which bonds
shfll be with sufficient sureties, to be approved of by the obligees
therein named, or any two of them respectively.

Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Beatty have leave of absence.

Convention adjourns till to-morrow morning half after 9 o'clock.

SUNDAY, January 14, 1776.

Convention met. All members present as on yesterday, except
Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Sudler, Mr. Beaty, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Sim, and
Mr. Tyler. The proceedings of yesterday were read.

The convention took into consideration the report from the com-
mittee appointed to report resolutions for raising, clothing and vic-
tualling the forces to be raised in this province, and came to the
following resolutions thereon.

Resolved, That one battalion of regular troops, to be composed
of one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, two majors, one adjutant,
one quarter-master, and nine companies, one of which of light in-
fantry, and also seven independent companies of regular troops, I
two companies of artillery, and one company of marines, be irnme-
diately raised, and paid and supported at the expense of this pro-
vince, for the defence of the liberties thereof.

That each of the said independent companies and companies of
artillery consist of one captain, three lieutenants, four sergeants,
four corporals, one drummer, one fifer, and ninety-two privates.

That each of the said companies of the battalion, except the
company of light infantry, be composed of one captain, two lieu-
tenants, one ensign, four sergeants, four corporals, one drummer,
one fifer, and sixty privates.

That the company of light infantry be composed of one captain,
three lieutenants, four sergeants, four corporals, one drummer, one
fifer, and sixty-four privates; and that the privates be made up as
well by drafts from the other companies of the battalion as by
enlistments, at the discretion of the colonel or commanding officer
of the said battalion for the time being.

 

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