288 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION [1776.
eral resolutions thereon, but not having had time to come to a con-
clusion, had directed him to move for leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this convention will on Monday resolve itself
into a committee of the whole to consider further of the same.
On motion of Mr. J. Hall, Resolved, That the council of safety
be authorised and empowered to make out commissions for captain
Thomas Watkins, and also for his first and second lieutenants and
ensign, Levin Lawrence, Thomas Todd, and John Iiams, jun., as
as captain, first, second, and third lieutenants of a company of
matrosses to be stationed in the city of Annapolis, and that they
or either of them have power to enlist all the men of said company
that are willing to enlist as matrosses, and to discharge such of
them as are not willing to enlist after the first of December, and
enlist others, so that the said company may be completed to the
number of ninety-two ptivates, besides commissioned and non-
Convention adjourns till Monday morning, 9 o'clock.
MONDAY, October 28, 1776.
Convention met. All members present as on Saturday, except
Mr. Ridgely, Mr. J. Smith, Mr. Bishop, and Mr. Kent. The pro-
ceedings of Saturday were read. Mr. Dent, Mr. Parnham, and
Mr. S. Wright, appeared in the house. Mr. Lowes has leave of ab-
sence on account of sickness.
Mr. Sheredine brings in and delivers to Mr. President a report
from the committee appointed to enquire how far the resolves of the
last convention of the sixth of July for raising two companies of
rifle-men, and four companies of Germans, have been complied
with, and into the expenditure of the money advanced for the rais-
ing those companies, which was read in the words following, to
"In obedience to the order of the honourable convention, the
committee appointed to enquire how far the resolves of the con-
vention of the sixth of July last for raising two companies of rifle
men, and four companies of Germans, have been complied with,
and into the expenditure of the the money advanced for raising
those companies, beg leave to report, That the committee of ob-
servation for Harford, Baltimore, and Frederick counties, recom-
mended officers for the several companies agreeable to the re-
solves of the said convention; that the rifle company and four
companies of Germans for Frederick and Baltimore counties have
some time since marched for their place of destination; that the
company of rifle men for Harford county is not yet complete, hav-
ing not more than fifty men.