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Ordinance for Raising additional Forces, with Several Amendments


Mr˙ Cary, from the Committee of the whole Convention, reported, according to order, the several Amendments to the Ordinance for raising an additional number of Forces for the defence and protection of this Colony, and for amending an Ordinance, entitled An Ordinance for raising and embodying a sufficient Force for the defence and protection of this Colony; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk' s table, where the same were again twice read.

Ordered, That the consideration of the said Amendments be put off till to-morrow.

The Orders of the Day — for the Convention to resolve itself into a Committee on the state of the Colony, and on the Ordinance for continuing and amending an Ordinance appointing a Committee of Safety; for establishing a General Test; to amend an Ordinance, intituled An Ordinance for regulating the election of Delegates and ascertaining their allowances, and also for regulating the election of Committee-men in the several Counties and Corporations within this Colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned; for establishing a mode of making Tobacco Payments during the discontinuance of the Inspection Law; being read,

Ordered, That the same be put off till to-morrow.

Adjourned till to-morrow, half after ten o' clock.