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The Convention then, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee on 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;" and, after some time spent therein, Mr˙ President resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Cary reported that the Committee had, according to order, had under their consideration the said Ordinance, and had made some progress therein, but, not having time to go through the same, had directed him to move for leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Convention will to-morrow resolve itself into a Committee, to take into their further consideration the said Ordinance.

The Convention, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee on the state of the Colony; and, after some time spent therein, Mr˙ President resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Cary reported that the Committee had, according to order, had under their consideration the slate of the Colony, and had come to the following Resolutions thereupon; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk' s table, where the same were again twice read, and agreed to by the Convention:

Resolved, That the Committee for the County of Elizabeth City be directed to deliver to Mr˙ Maximilian Calvert, or his order, the Vessel and Cargo belonging to him, and lately brought into Hampton Creek.

Resolved, That the Committee for the County of Elizabeth City be directed to cause the Salt, and other articles, lately brought into Hampton, to be landed and placed in some secure repository; and that all the vessels, except Mr˙ Calvert' s, be detained till further orders.

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Resolved, That this Convention will to-morrow resolve itself into a Committee, to take into their further consideration the state of the Colony.

Ordered, That the Reverend Mr˙ Thruston, Mr˙ Benjamin Watkins, Mr˙ Reade, and Mr˙ Clarke, be added to the Committee to whom the Petition of Alexander Ross is referred.

A Petition of sundry persons of the County of Cumberland, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the Convention, and read, setting forth, that many disorders were occasioned in their Militia by an improper appointment of Officers, and by the indulgence granted to Foreigners by this Convention at their last meeting, which they pray may be recalled, and in lieu thereof a Test established for all suspected persons.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the table.

A Petition of Alexander Sniggers was presented to the Convention, and read, setting forth, that the Commissioners appointed to settle the accounts of the Militia, lately drawn out into actual service, had refused to allow him more than eight Shillings a day for each Wagon employed by him in the service, although the usual price had always been ten Shillings; and that they had also refused to allow him for sundry other articles, an account whereof he begs to lay before the Convention; and praying that he may be made such further allowance as shall be thought reasonable.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition of sundry Inhabitants of the County of Frederick was referred; and they are to report the same, together with their opinion thereupon, to the Convention.

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

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