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Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776
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a committee of the whole, to consider further of the form of go-
vernment for this state, being read, the same was referred till to-

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

SUNDAY, November 3, 1776.

Convention met. All members present as on yesterday, except
Mr. Ringgold, Mr. H. Wilson, Mr. Shepherd, Mr. Jordan, Mr.
Potter, Mr. J. Mackall, Mr. B. Hall, Mr. Sprigg, Mr. Hammond,
and Mr. J. Wilson. The proceedings of yesterday were read.

On motion of Mr. T. Wright, That the following be inserted as
an article in the declaration of rights; "That if the eastern or
.' western shore shall hereafter judge it for their interest and happi-
ness to separate from the other, their right so to do is hereby ac-
knowledged." An amendment was proposed by Mr. Ewing to be
inserted after the words "that if," in the words following, "a ma-
jority of qualified voters in elections in every county on." Upon
which amendment the question was put, and resolved in the affir-
mative. The question on the article so amended was then moved
for, and the previous question called for and put, Whether the said
question be now put ? Carried in the negative.


Mr. Archer, Mr. S. Wright, Mr. Geo. Scott,

Earle, Edmondson, Horsey,

T. Srnyth, Gibson, Chaille,

T. Wright, Mason, Bishop,

Kent, Dickinson, Mitchell.

Bruff, Gust. Scott,


Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Paca, Mr. Deye,

Plater, Carroll, Stevenson,
Dent, Bayly, J. Smith,
Parnham, Williams, Bond,
Grahame, Fischer, Love,
Fitzhugh, Edelen, Gilpin,
Bowie, Schriver, Ewing,
Marbury, Beall, D. Smith,
J. Hall, Stull Brevard,
Worthington, Ridgely, Johnson.
The convention having gone through the declaration of rights,

paragraph by paragraph, the same was amended, and agreed to as



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