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Thanks to the Rev. Mr. Griffiths for his truly patriotick Sermon preached yesterday


Monday, January 1, 1776.

John Augustine Washington, Esq˙, having resigned the office of Sheriff for the County of Westmoreland, and being re-elected a Delegate for the said County, was admitted to his seat in Convention.

Resolved, That the Thanks of this Convention be presented to the Reverend Mr˙ Griffiths, for his truly patriotic and most excellent Sermon preached yesterday, and that he be requested to permit the same to be printed at the publick expense.

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

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 consideraiton 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 on the said Ordinance.

The Orders of the Day — for the Convention to resolve itself into a Committee on the Ordinances 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,

Resolved, That the same be put off till Wednesday next.

The President laid before the Convention a Letter from Col˙ Howe, and also a Letter from Col˙ Woodford; which, were read, and ordered to lie on the table.

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