Lib. C. B.
Hamilton, Hughes, Keene, Rosse, Neill, Boucher, Scott, Barc-
lay Allen, they left the Subscribers as a Committee to Act in
their behalf together with any other of the Clergy that chuse
to attend, and we expect more tomorrow.
We waited on the Governor to know whether the Charter
to establish the Widow Fund was arrived. We were answered
in the Negative, but that it was daily expected.
We took into Consideration an Application for an American
Episcopate. It was determined one should be made and respec-
tive addresses were drawn up for that purpose to the King,
Archbishop of Canterbury Bishop of London Lord Baltimore
and the Governor, and one is intended to be made to the Gen-
Tender of Acting in the name of the whole Clergy without
a manifest Majority we have sent to every individual for their
opinion upon the Question desiring their Consent may be com-
municated to us by Signing the inclosed paper which we do
not admit the least doubt of upon the principles of the Church
to which we belong. But should any Clergyman dissent and
will favour us with his Reasons for so doing, all possible at-
tention shall be paid them and every reasonable objection
endeavoured to be obviated.
We remain your faithful Brethren
in the name and behalf
of our absent Brethren.
p. S. The difficulty of transcribing so many
papers is the sole Reason you have no Copies :
they remain however in Annapolis for your
Inspection. You will please to favor us with
your Answer by the Bearer directed to the
Revd Mr Boucher in Annapolis.
To the Revd Mr