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All questions in the Convention to be determined by a majority of the Members, Yeas and. Nays to be taken and entered on the Journal, if required by any one of the Delegates, Proceedings on the Letters of Captain Montagu and Governour Eden


Monday, June 24, 1776.

Convention met. All Members present as on Saturday.

The Proceedings of Saturday were read. Mr˙ Tolley, Mr˙ Love, Mr˙ Thomas Wright, Mr˙ Carroll of Carrollton, Mr˙ Reeder, and Mr˙ Hawkins, appeared in the House.

On motion, Resolved, That the Council of Safety be requested to lay before the Convention the names of the several persons to whom Passports have been granted to depart this Province.

A Petition from John McFadon, of Baltimore Town, for a sum of money for the purpose of carrying on a Linen Manufactory; and a Petition from William Wright, Sheriff of Queen Anne' s County, were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, Resolved, That no Passport to leave America be granted by the Council of Safety to any person not an inhabitant of this Province, unless such person produce a Passport from the Assembly, Convention, Committee, or Council of Safety, of the Colony where such person did last reside.

On motion, Resolved, That the Council of Safety be directed to grant a Passport to Matthew Brown, Esq˙, to depart this Province.

Ordered, That the Clerk write to the several absent Members, requiring their immediate attendance in Convention.

Adjourned till three o' clock.

Post Meridiem. Convention met. Mr˙ Mackall appeared in the House.

The Committee, for that purpose appointed, bring in and deliver to Mr˙ President a Report on the Resolutions of Congress of the 3d day of this instant; which was read, and ordered to lie on the table.

On motion, Resolved, That all questions be determined by a majority of Members.

The yeas and nays being required on the above question, they were as follow:


For St˙ Mary' s County.

Mr˙ Jordan, aff.
Mr˙ Barnes, aff.
Mr˙ Plater, aff.
Mr˙ Reeder, aff.
Mr˙ Ford, aff.

Charles County.

Mr˙ Hawkins, aff.
Mr˙ Hooe, aff.
Mr˙ J˙ H˙ Harrison, aff.

Anne Arundel County.

Mr˙ Carroll, Barrister, aff.
Mr˙ T˙ Johnson, aff.
Mr˙ S˙ Chase, aff.
Mr˙ Carroll of Carroll' n, aff.

Frederick County.

Mr˙ Griffith, aff.
Mr˙ Beatty, aff.
Mr˙ B˙ Johnson, aff.
Mr˙ Baird, aff.

Calvert County.

Mr˙ Mackall, aff.
Mr˙ Somerville, aff.
Mr˙ Gantt, aff.
Mr˙ Smith, aff.
Mr˙ Allein, aff.

Prince George' s County.

Mr˙ Sim, aff.
Mr˙ Beall, aff.
Mr˙ Contee, aff.

Harford County.

Mr˙ Bond, aff.
Mr˙ Love, aff.
Mr˙ Dallam, aff.


Queen Anne' s County.

Mr˙ Hollyday, neg.
Mr˙ Turbutt Wright, neg.
Mr˙ Thomas Wright, neg.
Mr˙ Earle, aff.
Mr˙ J˙ Tilghman, neg.

Dorchester County.

Mr˙ Goldsborough, neg.
Mr˙ Murray, neg.
Mr˙ Hooper, neg.

Somerset County.

Mr˙ G˙ Dashiell, neg.
Mr˙ Scott, neg.
Mr˙ Waters, neg.

Worcester County.

Mr˙ Chaille, neg.
Mr˙ Handy, neg.
Mr˙ J˙ Dashiell, aff.


Cecil County.

Mr˙ Veazey, neg.
Mr˙ Gilpin, aff.
Mr˙ Thompson, neg.
Mr˙ Ewing, aff.

Kent County.

Mr˙ Buchanan, neg.
Mr˙ Letherbury, aff.
Mr˙ Sudler, neg.
Mr˙ Ringgold, aff.

Talbot County.

Hon˙ M˙ Tilghman, Esq˙ aff.
Mr˙ Thomas, neg.
Mr˙ Edmondson, neg.
Mr˙ Lloyd, aff.

On motion, Resolved, That the yeas and nays be taken and entered on the Journal, if required by any one of the Delegates.

Mr˙ Chamberlaine, Mr˙ Potter, Mr˙ Dickinson, and Mr˙ Moale, appeared in the House.

The Letters of Captain Montagu, and of Robert Eden, Esq˙, of this day, to the Council of Safety, were laid before the Convention; and on consideration thereof,

Resolved, unanimously, That the said Captain Montagu, by detaining several servants belonging to the inhabitants of


this Province, and by refusing to deliver up a soldier who deserted from the service of this Colony, hath violated the truce, and acted in manifest violation of his promise to preserve the same sacred.

Ordered, That the Commanding Officer do not permit any Baggage or effects belonging to Robert Eden, Esq˙, or any other person on board the Fowey, to be carried on board the said Ship; and to take care that all communication with the said Ship immediately cease.

Ordered, That the Letters of Captain Montagu to Robert Eden, Esq˙, of yesterday, and the several Letters from the Council of Safety, of this day, to Captain Montagu and Robert Eden, Esq˙, and their Answers, together with the above Resolve and Order, be immediately published.

Ordered, That the Ship Defence and her Tender immediately proceed down the Bay, and prevent, as far as possible, any plunder being committed by the Captain of the Fowey; but it is the opinion of this Convention that she should not attack the said Ship.

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