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Dr. Paul Spooner, from Cumberland County, appeared and took his seat


Die Mercurii, 10 ho˙ A˙ M˙, December 20, 1775.

The Congress met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: John Herring, Esq˙, President, pro tem.

For New-York. — Mr˙ Beekman, Mr˙ Roosevelt, Colonel McDougall, Captain Rutgers, Mr˙ Ray, Mr˙ Sands, Mr˙ Imlay.

Albany. — Colonel Rensselaer, Capt˙ Cuyler, Mr˙ Gansevoort, Mr˙ Bleecker.

Dutchess. — Mr˙ Humphreys, Mr˙ Schenck.

Ulster. — Mr˙ Wynkopp, Mr˙ Cantine, Mr˙ Palmer.

Orange. — Mr˙ Herring, Colonel Hay, Mr˙ Clarke.

Suffolk. — Captain Wickham, Mr˙ Gelston, Mr˙ Tredwell.

Westchester. — Doctor Graham, Mr˙ Lockwood, William Paulding.

Tryon. — Mr˙ J˙ Mopre.

Cumberland. — Doctor Spooner.

Doctor Paul Spooner, from Cumberland County, appeared in Congress, and produced the following credentials, to wit: First, a Certificate from the Committee of that County, dated at Westminster, on the 1st day of December last, and signed, by John Barrett, the Clerk, whereby it is certified that the Committee of the said County had proceeded in the election of Deputies, pursuant to the Resolves of the Congress, for the Colony of New-York, of the 18th October last; and it is thereby further certified, that Major William Williams and Doctor Paul Spooner, are chosen by the County to represent the people thereof, in this Provincial Congress, at the City of New-York. The said Committee thereby also recommend a Brigadier-General, and their other Fiefd and Staff Officers, for the Militia of the said County.

Mr˙ Spooner also produced another Certificate of the County Committee, bearing date on the 30th of November last, and signed by John Barrett, their Clerk, whereby it is certified that the Deputies chosen to represent the County of Cumberland, at this Provincial Congress, in the City of New-York, are thereby qualified, ana have full power to act in the said Congress singly, in as ample and full a manner,when but one is present, as both when both are present at the said Congress.

The said Certificates being read, and approved, were ordered to be filed; and

Ordered, That Mr˙ Spooner take his seat.