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Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776
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174 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION [1776.

quiry it appearing that the said Bishop had been so aiding and
assisting, it is Resolved, That the said Bishop give bond with
security, payable to the president, in the sum of two hundred
pounds common money, for his appearance at the next convention,
and for his good behaviour in the mean time.

Convention adjourns till to-morrow morning, 9 o'clock.

THURSDAY, June 27, 1776.

Convention met. All members present as on yesterday, except
Mr. J. Tilghman, absent on account of the indisposition of one
of his children. The proceedings of yesterday were read.

A petition from Robert Long of Baltimore county, and a repre-
sentation from John Clapham and William Eddis of the city of
Annapolis, were read and ordered to lie on the table.

Mr. Hall appeared in the house.

On motion, Resolved, That the proportion of militia to be fur-
nished by this province for the flying camp, be composed of one
company from St. Mary's county, two companies from Charles, one
from Calvert, three from Prince George's, five from Anne Arundel
nine from Frederick, four from Baltimore, two from Harford, two
from Cecil, two from Kent, two from Queen Anne's, one from Tal-
bot, and two from Caroline, to consist of one captain, two lieuten-
ants, one ensign, four sergeants, four corporals, one drummer, one
fifer, and seventy-six privates; and one company from Dorchester
county, to be composed of one captain, three lieutenants, four ser-
geants, four corporals, one drummer, one fifer, and ninety-six pri-
vates.

The convention proceeded to the election of officers for the mi-
litia to be raised for the flying camp.

Mr. Thomas Johnson, jr., was elected brigadier-general to com-
mand the said militia.

For the battalion to be raised in Frederick county, Mr. Otho
Holland Williams, colonel, Mr. Charles Greenbury Griffith, lieuten-
ant-colonel, and Mr. Henry Shryock, major.

Adjourned till 3 o'clock.

POST MERIDIEM.

Convention met, and resumed the election of officers.

For the battalion to be raised on the eastern shore, Mr. James
Kent was elected colonel, Mr. Joseph Earle, lieutenant-colonel,
and Mr. William Hopewell, major.

For the lower battalion to be raised on the western shore, Mr.
John Dent was appointed colonel, Mr. John Addison lieutenant-
colonel, and Mr. James Eden, major.

 

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