42 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION [1775.
Convention met. Mr. John Ennals, and Mr. James Murray,
members for Dorchester county, Mr. William Adams and Mr. John
Adams, members for Somerset county, and Mr. Aquila Hall, a
member for Harford county, appeared and took their seats in the
On motion, Resolved, That the deputies from this province to
the continental congress, be each allowed the sum of fifteen pounds
common money per week, during their attendance in congress.
Convention adjourns till Monday morning half after 9 o'clock.
MONDAY, December 11, 1775.
Convention met. All members present as on Saturday, except
Mr. James Tilghman, Mr. Mackall, Mr. Smith, Mr. Sim, Mr. Con-
tee, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Gilpin, and Mr. Moale. The proceedings of
Saturday were read. Mr. Pollard Edmonson and Mr. James Lloyd
Chamberlaine, members for Talbot county, appeared and took their
seats in the house.
The proceedings of the committee of observation for Talbot
county, relative to Mr, Francis Baker, a member returned for the
said county, together with several resolves of the continental con-
gress, were read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
On motion, Resolved, That the parliamentary post be not permit-
ted, or suffered to travel in or pass through this province, with any
mail, packages or letters; and the several committees of observa-
tion are requested and directed to see this resolution strictly ob-
served and executed.
Ordered, That the above resolve be published in the Maryland
On motion, Resolved, That every member of this convention,
consider himself under the ties of virtue, honour, and love of his
country, not to divulge, directly or indirectly, any matter or thing
agitated or debated in convention, during the time of debate, or be-
fore the same shall be determined, which the mover thereof shall
openly request to be kept secret, without the leave of the conven-
tion, or a majority thereof, or any matter or thing, which a majority
of the convention shall order to be kept secret; and that every
person who shall violate this agreement, shall be expelled this con-
vention, and considered as an enemy to America, and liable to be
treated as such; and that every member signify his consent hereto
by signing the same.
Adjourned till 3 o'clock.