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1776.                                                PROCEEDINGS of CONVENTION.

the resolves of the last convention, on motion of Mr. Samuel Chase, RESOLVED, That the election for
the said county be carried on and continued by the said judges on Thursday the 22d instant, agreeable to
the resolves and directions of the last convention.
    RESOLVED, That all friends to America, and the interest, peace and happiness, of this province, are
required, if necessary, to be aiding and assisting to the judges of election for Kent county in the execution
of their office, and this convention will support and maintain the said judges in the discharge of their duty.
    The yeas and nays being required of the above resolution, they were as follow.

                                                        A  F  F  I  R  M  A  T  I  V  E
Messieurs
Barnes,
Fenwick,
Dent,
Semmes,
Parnham,
B. Mackall,
Grahame,
J. Mackall,
Marbury,
Lee,
Worthington,
Carroll,
S. Chase,
Paca,
Wootton,
J. Wilson,
Bayly,
Fischer,
Sheredine,
Edelen,
Shriver,
Beall,
Stull,
Schnebely,
J. Smith,
J. T. Chase,
Bond,
H. Wilson,
Love,
Gilpin,
Ewing,
D. Smith,
Edmondson,
Gibson, 
Goldsborough,
Murray,
John Ennalls,
Joseph Ennalls,
Potter,
Richardson,
Mason,
Gustavus Scott,
George Scott,
Horsey,
Lowes,
Chaille,
Bishop,
Handy,
Robins.
                                                                N  E  G  A T  I  V  E
Messieurs
Fitzhugh,
Bowie,
Hammond,
Williams,
Ridgely,
Deye,
Stevenson,
Shepherd,
Archer, Sprigg.

    ORDERED, That the president transmit a copy of the above resolutions to the judges of election for
Kent county.
    On reading a second time the report of the committee of elections, on motion of Mr. Paca, the question
was put, That the delegates for Charles county were duly elected?  Resolved in the affirmative.

                                                        A  F  F  I  R  M  A  T  I  V  E
Messieurs
Barnes,
Fenwick,
B. Mackall,
Grahame,
Fitzhugh,
J. Mackall,
Bowie,
Marbury,
Sprigg,
Hammond,
Worthington,
Carroll,
Paca,
Wootton,
J. Wilson,
Bayly,
Williams,
Fischer,
Sheredine,
Edelen,
Shriver,
Beall,
Stull,
Schnebely,
Ridgely,
Deye,
Stevenson,
Shepherd,
J. Smith,
J. T. Chase,
Bond,
H. Wilson,
Love,
Archer,
Gilpin,
Ewing,
Gibson,
Bishop,
Robins.
                                                                N  E  G  A T  I  V  E
Messieurs
Lee,
S. Chase,
Edmondson,
Goldsborough,
Murray,
John Ennalls,
Joseph Ennalls,
Potter,
Richardson,
Mason,
George Scott,
Horsey,
Lowes,
Chaille,
Handy.

    In progression, on reading the report from the committee of elections, on motion of Mr. S. Chase, RESOLVED,
That the election for Prince-George's county, not being held agreeable to the directions of the
last convention, is void, and that an election for the said county be held by the judges appointed by the
last convention, agreeable to the resolve and direction of the said convention, on Thursday the 22d instant,
at the court-house of the county, and that the members returned be discharged from further attendance in
this convention.
    The yeas and nays being required, they were as follow:

                                                        A  F  F  I  R  M  A  T  I  V  E
Messieurs
Barnes,
Fenwick,
Dent,
Semmes,
Parnham,
B. Mackall,
Grahame,
Fitzhugh,
J. Mackall,
Worthington,
Carroll,
S. Chase,
Paca,
Wootton,
J. Wilson,
Bayly, 
Williams,
Fischer,
Sheredine,
Edelen,
Shriver,
Beall,
Stull,
Schnebely,
Ridgely,
Deye,
Stevenson,
Shepherd,
Smith,
J. T. Chase,
Bond,
H. Wilson,
Love,
Archer,
Gilpin,
Ewing,
D. Smith,
Edmondson,
Gibson,
Goldsborough,
Murray,
John Ennalls,
Joseph Ennalls,
Potter,
Richardson,
Mason,
Gustavus Scott,
George Scott,
Horsey,
Lowes,
Chaille,
Bishop,
Handy,
Robins.
                                                                N  E  G  A T  I  V  E
                                                              Mr. Rezin Hammond

    RESOLVED, That the election for the lower district of Frederick county, not being held agreeable to
the directions of the last convention, is void, and that an election for the said district be held by the judges
appointed by the last convention, on Thursday the 22d instant, agreeable to the resolve and direction
of the said convention, and that the members returned be discharged from further attendance in this convention.

                                                            Adjourned till 3 o'clock.

                                                     P  O  S  T    M  E  R  I  D  I  E  M.

    Convention met.  Mr. George Plater, a delegate returned for Saint-Mary's county, and Mr. Benjamin
Brevard, a delegate returned for Cæcil county, appeared and took their seats in the house.
    Upon reading a remonstrance from the judges appointed by the last convention to hold the election of
delegates for Worcester county, and it appearing to this convention from the said remonstrance, and the
acknowledgment of the delegates attending, that the election for the said county was held contrary to the
resolves of the last convention, ascertaining and declaring the qualifications of voters, RESOLVED, That
the said election is null and void, and that an election for the said county be held by the judges aforesaid,
agreeable to the resolves of the last convention, on the 27th day of August, at the court-house of the said
county, and that the members now attending be discharged from further attendance.
    RESOLVED, That all friends to America, and to the interest, peace, good order and happiness, of
this province, are required, if necessary, to be aiding and assisting to the judges of the election of delegates
for Worcester county in the execution of their office, and this convention will support and maintain the
said judges in the discharge of their duty, and such friends who shall give such aid and assistance as shall be
necessarily required.

    RESOLVED, That the hours for sitting for dispatch of the public business during this session be from
nine o'clock in the morning until one in the afternoon, and from three till six.
    ORDERED, That the following rules be observed during this session.


 

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