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The Convention then, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee on the Ordinance for continuing and amending an Ordinance appointing a Committee of Safety; 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, but not having time to go through the same, had directed him to move for leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this Convention will to-morrow again resolve itself into a Committee on the said Ordinance.

The Orders of the Day — for the Convention to resolve itself into a Committee on the state of the Colony, and on the Ordinance for establishing a General Test; to amend an Ordinance, intituled An Ordinance for regulating the election of Delegates, and ascertaining their allowances, and also for regulating the election of Committee-men in the several Counties and Corporations within this Colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned; and for establishing a mode of making Tobacco Payments, during the discontinuance of the Inspection Law; — being read,

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

Ordered, That the Treasurer do pay to the executors


of the Hon˙ Peyton Randolph, Esq˙, deceased, the late worthy President of this Convention, the Salary settled upon him, by act of General Assembly, as Speaker of the House of Burgesses, to the sixth day of December last,

Resolved, That John Harvie, gentleman, be appointed a Commissioner to receive the Money due to the several Claimants in the Counties of Berkeley, Frederick, Dunmore, Hampshire, and West-Augusta, from the publick, on account of the late expedition against the Indians, and to pay the same to them; and the said John Harvie is required to settle and state all the Accounts of the said expedition that remain unsettled, and to revise those already settled in West-Augusta, and make report thereof to the next Convention. And that Joseph Neaville, gentleman, be appointed to revise and adjust the Accounts for the said expedition in the Counties of Berkeley, Frederick, Dunmore, and Hampshire, and report the same to the next Convention.

Adjourned till to-morrow, half after ten o' clock.