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Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776
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1775. ] OF THE PROVINCE OF MARYLAND. 35

third Mondays in every month, for the purpose of receiving appli-
cations, and give notice of the place where they intend to meet.

Resolved, That it is earnestly recommended by this convention
to all the inhabitants of this province, to make payment without
compulsion when they are able, or give security as above mention-
ed, and particularly that they pay the public taxes, and interest
money due in the loan-office; it being the design of this conven-
tion to prevent oppression and imprisonment of poor debtors, but
not to give any pretence of non-payment to those who are of suffi-
cient ability to pay their just debts.

Doubts being entertained, whether merchandize or other com-
modities taken on board craft, or in any manner waterborne, before
the 10th day of September next, may not be considered as exported
within the 4th article of the continental association, although the
said merchandise or commodities be not before that time taken on
board the ship or vessel that shall export the same, Resolved, That
where any such merchandise or other commodity whatsoever, is or
shall before the same 10th day of September be laden onboard the
ship or vessel that shall actually export the same, such loading on
board shall be deemed a sufficient exportation, within the spirit and
intention of the said article, and not otherwise.

It appearing to this convention, that a person arrested by the sher-
iff of Baltimore county, and in his custody for debt, had been res-
cued by some disorderly people in that county, and that the riot had
been suppressed, and the prisoner so rescued had been restored to
the custody of the said sheriff, by the intervention and activity of
captains Buchanan and Gist, and the companies under their com-
mand. And this convention being fully impressed with the neces-
sity that the civil power in the ordinary administration of justice
should be supported, it is Resolved, That this convention do highly
approve of the conduct of the said captains and their companies,
in the suppression of the said riot, and support of the civil authori-
ty, and that this resolve be communicated to the said captains and
their companies, by the delegates of Baltimore county in this con-
vention.

Ordered, That out of the public arms in the possession of colonels
Joshua Beall, Richard Lloyd, Edward Lloyd, and Henry Hooper, a
quantity of arms, with proportion of lead and ammunition sufficient
for a company, be by them delivered to such captain of minute men
as the council of safely shall direct.

Resolved, That the late committee of observation for Cecil county
be authorised to act as usual, until the second Tuesday of Septem-
ber next.

 

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