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Henry Middleton and John Rutledge


In Congress, Friday, February 3, 1776,

The Congress met according to adjournment.

The Resolution of a Committee for a District between Broad and Enoree Rivers, appointing John Thomas, Jun˙, Esq˙, to be an additional Representative for that District, being presented, as a Return, and read:

Resolved, That, upon examining the said Resolution, it appears that the said John Thomas, Jun˙, has not been so elected as to entitle him to a seat in the present Congress.

Ordered, That the Committee for the lower District in the fork between Broad and Saludy Rivers, not having yet returned any Members to represent the same in the present Congress, do cause three Members to be elected, in the usual form and manner, and after due notice given, as enjoined by a Resolution of this Congress of the 29th of November last.

The Honourable Henry Middleton and John Rutledge, Esquires, two of the Delegates of this Colony to the Continental Congress, being lately returned from Philadelphia, and being in their places as Members of this Congress, presented a manuscript copy of the Journals of the present Session of the Continental Congress.

Resolved, That the Journals of the present Session of the Continental Congress, presented by the Honourable Mr˙ Middleton and Mr˙ Rutledge, be read in this Congress.

And the Journals of the Continental Congress were read accordingly, from the 10th day of May, 1775, to the 29th day of June following, inclusive:

Resolved, That this Congress do sit, to do business, from nine o' clock in the morning to three in the afternoon, every day.

Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow.