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Order of the Day


Ordered, That no member absent himself from the service of this Convention without leave.

Ordered, That the Brig Corlet be detained until the mariners' wages are paid; and, on refusal of the Captain to pay the same, that the Committee for the County of Elizabeth City be empowered and directed to make sale of so much of the sails and apparel of the said Brig as will satisfy the same.

Ordered, That Major Spotswood have leave to be absent from the service for such time as shall be agreed on between Col˙ Howe and himself,

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

Resolved, That the Treasurer of this Colony pay to Capt˙ Samuel M' Dowell the sum of eight hundred Pounds, to be by him applied to the payment of the Wages of the Company that served under him in the late expedition against the Indians, and also a Ranging Company; on his giving bond, with sufficient security, for the due and faithful application of it to the purpose aforesaid, and rendering a just account thereof to Joseph Cabell, Esq˙, when required.

The Orders of the Day — for the Convention to resolve itself into a Committee on the state of the Colony, and on the Ordinance 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; and for establishing a mode of making Tobacco Payments during the discontinuance of the Inspection Law; — being read,

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