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Monday, January 8, 1776.

The President laid before the Convention a Letter from the Committee of Correspondence for the County of Dinwiddie, informing the Convention that Thomas Irving, an inhabitant of the Town of Petersburgh, was a Deputy Postmaster in the said Town, and was then an agent for Neil Jamieson, who had appeared to be inimical to this country; that they wish not to appear officious, or to act without proper authority, but are of opinion it is improper that the said Irving should continue Postmaster, by which means he may have an opportunity of opening letters, and conveying intelligence of the most dangerous nature; and desiring the Convention would be pleased to give such directions as they shall think proper.

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