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Memorial from Alexander McFadon


Thursday, December 14, 1775.

Convention met. All Members present as on yesterday, except Mr˙ Waters and Mr˙ Handy. The Proceedings of yesterday were read.


A Memorial from Alexander McFadon, of Frederick County, was read the first time, and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr˙ Benjamin Rumsey, a Member for Harford County, appeared and took his seat in the House.

The Convention having received information, that Ezekiel Hunter, of Caroline County, had by his conduct broke up a Company of Militia of that County, and refused to submit to, and abide by the determination of the said Committee upon his conduct, and had brought with him to the Committee an armed force to oppose the determination of the said Committee,

Resolved, That the Committee of Observation for Caroline County, be empowered immediately to take into custody the said Ezekiel Hunter, and examine into his conduct, and either confine him in the Jail of their County, or send him under a sufficient guard with the charge against him, to this Convention, or acquit and discharge him, as the Committee shall think proper.

Ordered, That the Clerk make out and transmit a copy of the above Resolution to the Committee of Caroline County.