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Robert Davis reprimanded for resisting the Orders of the Committee for Anne Arundel County


Friday, December 15, 1775.

Convention met. All Members present as on yesterday, except Mr˙ Mason and Mr˙ Allein.

The Proceedings of yesterday were read.

James Hollyday, Esquire, a Member for Queen Anne' s County, and Mr˙ Thomas Bond, a Member for Harford County, appeared and took their seats in the House.

Upon reading the Proceedings of the Committee of Anne Arundel County against Robert Davis, he appeared and, presented, a Memorial, which was read and considered, and, thereupon, Mr˙ President was directed to inform Mr˙ Davis, that it was his duty to attend the Committee, when, requested, and to subscribe the Association when offered to him; that this Convention highly disapproves his indecent conduct and behaviour to the gentlemen ordered by the Committee of Anne Arundel County to compel his attendance before them, but, in consideration of his submission and sorrow for his offence, have ordered him to be discharged.

Ordered, That Robert Davis' s Memorial, with a copy of the above Resolve, be sent to the Committee of Anne Arundel County.

Adjourned till three o' clock.

Post Meridiem.—Convention met.

Mr˙ Josias Beall, a Member for Prince George' s, appeared and took his seat in the House.

Mr˙ Bond has leave of absence.

On motion, Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to draw the form of Commissions for the Officers of the Militia of this Province.

And Mr˙ Thomas Johnson, Mr˙ Hollyday, and Mr˙ Wright, were elected by ballot a Committee for that purpose.

Mr˙ Nicholson has leave of absence till Monday next.


Resolved, that if the assistance of the Militia of Somerset and Worcester Counties, or either of them, should be needed and requested by the Committee of Accomack or Northhampton County, this Convention is desirous such assistance should be given; and this Province will pay and subsist the Militia in that service.

The Order of the Day, for taking into consideration the State of the Province, was read and considered:

Ordered, That the same be referred for further consideration until to-morrow.

Convention adjourns till to-morrow morning, half after nine o' clock.