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At the time of the election of Members of the General Assembly


Saturday, the 5th day of October, 1776.

The House met according to adjournment. Read the Journal of yesterday' s proceedings.

Resolved, That the inhabitants in the several Parishes and Districts throughout this State do, at the time of the election of members of the General Assembly, also ballot for and elect Committees in their different Parishes and Districts, equal to the members heretofore appointed, for the purposes mentioned in the eleventh article of the Continental Association, to wit: attentively to observe the conduct of all persons touching the said Association, and also for the purposes resolved on by the Congress of this State, held in


January, 1775, respecting the giving permission to bring suits at law, and for such other purposes as the Committees are authorized by Resolutions of Congress, or are or shall be authorized by laws of this State; that the Committees, or any three or more of the members of such Committees respectively, except the Committees for Charles-Town, not less than eleven of whom can do business, have authority to put the said laws and resolutions in execution, and to grant liberty for commencing suits; and that the Church Wardens, and other managers of elections of members of the General Assembly, do also manage the election of the said Committees respectively; and that the Clerk of this House do forthwith give them notice of this Resolve.