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Committee to Draft an Act


Voted, That Colonel Morey be excused from being a Monitor to this House; and that Samuel Cutts, Esq˙, be chosen and appointed in his room.

Voted, That Colonel Long, Colonel Morey, and John Dudley, Esq˙, be a Committee of this House, to confer with a Committee of the honourable Council, and report to this House what business is necessary to be immediately entered upon.

General Folsom came down from the Board, and informed the House that the honourable Council had appointed a Committee to join the Committee of this House, to confer and report what business shall be immediately entered upon;


and the Committee of this House immediately attended them accordingly.

The House adjourned to three o' clock, P˙M.

The House met according to adjournment.

Voted, That John Dudley, Esq˙, Colonel Walker, James McClarey, Esq˙, Colonel Evans, and Captain Prentice, be a Committee to draft an Act to confirm the Proceedings of the late Congresses, excepting what relates to the Pay of the Members of this House.

Voted, That Noah Emery and Samuel Cutts, Esqs˙, and Colonel David Gilman, be a Committee of this House, to join a Committee of the honourable Council, to revise the system of Laws lately in force in this Colony, and to report what alterations, additions and amendments of them are necessary to be made in our present circumstances, for the guidance of the Executive Officers of Government.

The honourable Council joined to the above Committee the Honourable Matthew, Thomton, Ebenezer Thompson, and Wyseman Clagett, Esqs.

Voted, That Mr˙ Secretary Thompson and Colonel Baker be desired, as soon as may be, to procure two books for Records, the one for the honourable Council, and the other for this House; and that the Treasurer be directed to pay for them.

The House adjourned to to-morrow morning, nine o' clock.