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                                                PROCEEDINGS of CONVENTION.                                                                                1776.

taken in manner aforesaid for persons to be recommended for such offices, and the persons in whose favour
such ballot shall pass shall be commissioned as aforesaid.
    That the said elections for all the counties in this state, except Washington, Montgomery, Cæcil, and
Queen-Anne's, be held at the places of holding the county courts of those counties respectively.
    That the elections for Washington county be held at Hagar's-town.
    That the elections for Montgomery county be held at the house now occupied by Charles Hungerford.
    That the elections for Cæcil county be held at the Head of Elk.  And,
    That the elections for Queen-Anne's county be held at Chester mill, where George Hanson now dwells.
    That Abraham Barnes, Hugh Hopewell, and Henry Tubman, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be judge
of and hold the election for St. Mary's county.
    That George Dent, Samuel Hanson, and Warren Dent, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be judge
of and hold the elections for Charles county.
    That William Allnut, Samuel Chew, and Daniel Rawlings, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be
judge of and hold the elections for Calvert county.
    That William Beanes, Enoch Magruder, and Jeremiah Magruder, Esquires, or any two or one of
them, be judge of and hold the elections for Montgomery county.
    That Joseph Galloway, Thomas Dorsey, and Thomas Watkins, Esquires, or any two or one of them,
be judge of and hold the elections for Anne-Arundel county.
    That John Murdock, Zadock Magruder, and Joseph Wilson, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be
judge of and hold the elections for Montgomery county.
    That William Luckett, John Adhun, and Joseph Wells, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be judge
of and hold the elections for Frederick county.
    That Joseph Smith, Noah Hart, and Ely Williams, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be judge of
and hold the elections for Washington county.
    That Thomas Gist, sen. Edward Cockey, and Henry Stevenson, jun. Esquires, or any two or one of
them, be judge of and hold the elections for Baltimore county.
    That Amos Garret, William Webb, and Thomas Johnson, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be
judge of and hold the elections for Harford county.
    That James Evans, Thomas May, and John Stockton, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be judge
of and hold the elections for Cæcil county.
    That John Page, William Rogers, and William Bordley, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be
judge of and hold the elections for Kent county.
    That Thomas Ringgold, Nathaniel Wright, and Samuel Thompson, Esquires, or any two or one of
them, be judge of and hold the elections for Queen-Anne's county.
    That John Goldsborough, William Perry, and John Bracco, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be
judge of and hold the elections for Talbot county.
    That Henry Hooper, Q. S. Bartholomew Ennalls, and James Muir, Esquires, or any two or one of
them, be judge of and hold the elections for Dorchester county.
    That Henry Casson, Foster Goldsborough, and John White, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be
judge of and hold the elections for Caroline county.
    That Thomas Hayward, Andrew Francis Cheney, and Thomas Bruff, Esquires, or any two or one of
them, be judge of and hold the elections for Somerset county.
    That Joshua Mitchell, Benton Harris, and Robert Done, Esquires, or any two or one of them, be
judge of and hold the elections for Worcester county.
    That the mayor, recorder and aldermen, of the city of Annapolis, or any three or more of them, be
judges of and hold the elections for the city of Annapolis,
    That John Merriman, jun. James Calhoun, and Benjamin Griffin, Esquires, or any two or one of
them, be judge of and hold the elections for Baltimore-town.
    that a clerk or clerks be appointed by the said judges for taking the polls at the said elections.
    That every judge of the election, before he proceeds to take or receive any vote, shall take the following
oath or affirmation, to wit, " I, A. B. do swear, or affirm, that I will permit all persons to vote, who
" shall offer to poll at the elections now to be held for ______ county, __________ city, or ______
" town, who in my judgment shall, according to the directions contained in the form of government, be
" entitled to poll at the same election, and that I will not admit any person to poll at the same election,
" who, before his voting, shall be objected against by any three of the electors, if such person is not, in
" my judgment, qualified to vote as aforesaid, and will in all things execute the office of judge of the said
" elections according to the best of my knowledge, without favour or partiality.  So help me God."
    That every clerk, before he enters any vote on the polls, shall take the following oath, to wit, " I, A. B.
" do declare, that I will well and faithfully, without favour, affection, or partiality, execute the office of
" clerk of the elections for __________ county, the city of Annapolis, or Baltimore-town, according to
" the best of my knowledge.  So help me God."
                                                                    Adjourned till 3 o'clock.

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

    Convention met, and adjourned till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.

                                                      S  A T U  R  D  A  Y,    November 9, 1776.

    CONVENTION met.  All members present as on yesterday, except Mr. Earle.  The proceedings
of yesterday were read.  Mr. Fenwick and Mr. Johnson have leave of absence.
                                            Convention adjourns till to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.

                                                        S  U  N  D  A  Y,    November 10, 1776.

    CONVENTION met.  All members present as on yesterday, except Mr. Gibson.  The proceedings
of yesterday were read.
    On motion of Mr. S. Wright, the question was put, That a committee be appointed to revise the declaration
of rights and the form of government, and that the same be read in the house and signed by the
president, before the rising of this convention, and that the said committee correct language, and report to
the house any inconsistencies they may discover therein?  Carried in the negative.
                                                                Adjourned till 3 o'clock.
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