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Committee to Prepare a Plan


In Congress, Sunday, February 11, 1776.

The Congress met.
And the Journal of yesterday was read.

The Rev˙ Mr˙ Tennent, having performed Divine service, received the thanks of the Congress.

The Congress then proceeded upon the Order of the Day.

And the Report of the Committee of the Whole being gone through, the same was unanimously agreed to.

Resolved, That a Committee of eleven Members be chosen, by ballot, to prepare and report to this Congress such a plan or form of Government as will best produce


the happiness of the People, and most effectually secure peace and good order in the Colony, during the continuance of the present dispute between Great Britain and the Colonies.

Resolved, That the ballots of the Members, for the said Committee, be received at five o' clock this afternoon.

Adjourned to five o' clock in the afternoon.

In Congress, Sunday, February 11, 1776, P˙ M.

The Congress met.

The Congress then proceeded to ballot for the Members of the Committee to prepare a plan or form of Government.

And the following gentlemen were, by Mr˙ President, declared duly elected by a majority of votes, viz:

Major Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Rutledge, Esq˙, Colonel Charles Pinckney, Colonel Henry Laurens, Colonel Christopher Gadsden, Hon˙ Rawlins Lowndes, Arthur Middleton, Esq˙, Hon˙ Henry Middleton, Thomas Bee, Esq˙, Thomas Lynch, Jun˙, Esq˙, Thomas Heyward, Jun˙, Esq.

Adjourned to nine o' clock to-morrow.