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Petition of John Willoughby


A Petition of John Willoughby, of the County of Norfolk, was presented to the Convention and read, setting forth that he had been directed by Colonel Woodford to appear before this Convention, for an inquiry into his conduct during the unhappy disturbances which have lately prevailed in the Borough of Norfolk; that he understands very unfavourable and injurious reports have prevailed against him, representing him as inimical to the interests of his country, of which he hopes honourably to acquit himself, when the Convention shall be pleased to grant him a hearing.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition of Archibald Campbell is referred, and they are to report the same, together with their opinion thereupon, to the Convention.

Ordered, That Mr˙ Jones, Mr˙ Banister, Mr˙ Henry Lee, Mr˙ Smith, Mr˙ Robert Wormeley Carter, Mr˙ Blackburn, Mr˙ Edmondson, Mr˙ Carter of Lancaster, Mr˙ John Walker, and Mr˙ Thornton, be added to the said Committee, and that any seven of the said Committee be a sufficient number to proceed to business.