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A Company of Minute-Men to be stationed at each of the publick Salt Works in the Colony for their defence against the enemy


Resolved, That a Company of Minute-men be stationed at each of the publick Salt Works in this Colony where troops are not already stationed, for their defence against the enemy; and that each soldier employed to labour on such work, be allowed the sum of 1s˙ 3d˙ per day, over and above soldier' s pay, for every day he shall be so employed.

Resolved, That the Manager of the Salt Works on the Eastern-Shore be permitted, with the consent of the Commanding Officer, to employ such of the Troops stationed there as can be spared from other duties, on the terms and for the purposes mentioned in the foregoing Resolution.

An Ordinance to amend an Ordinance intituled An Ordinance for prescribing a mode of punishment for the enemies of America in this Colony, was read a second time, and ordered to be committed to Committee of the whole Convention.


Resolved, That this Convention will immediately resolve itself into a Committee on the said Ordinance.

The Convention accordingly resolved itself into the said Committee; and after some time spent therein, Mr˙ President resumed the chair, and Mr˙ Cary reported, that the Committee had, according to order, had under their consideration the said Ordinance, and had gone through the same, and made several Amendments thereto, which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk' s table, where the same were again twice read, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the said Ordinance, together with the several Amendments, be fairly transcribed, and read a third time.

The Orders of the Day, for a call of the Convention, for the Convention to resolve itself into a Committee on the state of the Colony, and on the Ordinance for amending an Ordinance intituled An Ordinance for raising and imbodying a sufficient force for the defence and protection of this Colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned, being read,

Ordered, That the same be put off till to-morrow.

Adjourned till to-morrow, nine o' clock.