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Ordinance for raising additional Forces, further considered


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, intituled 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 a further 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 again resolve itself into a Committee to take into their further consideration the said Ordinance.

The Orders of the Day — for the Convention to resolve itself into a Committee the state of the Colony, and on the Ordinances for continuing and amending an Ordinance appointing a Committee of Safety; for establishing a General Test; to amend an Ordinance, entitled 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; and for establishing a mode of making Tobacco Payments during the discontinuance of the Inspection Law — being read,

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

Ordered, That Mr˙ Holt have leave to be absent from the service of this Convention for the remainder of the session.

Mr˙ Thomas Walker laid before the Convention an Account of the money expended at the late Treaty with the Indians, by the Commissioners appointed for that purpose; which was ordered to lie on the table, for the perusal of the members.

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