48 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION [1775.
Resolved, That the committee for inquiring into the state of
arms and ammunition, agree with some person or persons for the
carriage of such of the said cannon as are fit for use, and shot, to
Baltimore Town, and for the collection of as well the said small
arms, as any other small arms in Frederick county belonging to the
public, and conveying them to Fredericktown, to be there repair-
ed and put in order.
Convention adjourns till to-morrow morning half after 9 O clock.
THURSDAY, December 14th, 1775.
Convention met. All members present as on yesterday, except
Mr. Waters and Mr. Handy. The proceedings of yesterday were
A memorial from Alexander M'Faddon, of Frederick county,
was read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Benjamin Rumsey, a member for Harford county, appeared
and took his seat in the house.
The convention having received information, that Ezekiel Hun-
ter of Caroline county, had by his conduct broke up a company of
militia of that county, and refused to submit to and abide by the de-
termination of the said committee upon his conduct, and had
brought with him to the committee an armed force to oppose the
determination of the said committee, Resolved, That the commit-
tee of observation for Caroline county be empowered immediately
to take into custody the said Ezekiel Hunter, and examine into his
conduct, and either confine him in the jail of their county, or send
him under a sufficient guard with the charge against him, to this
convention, or acquit and discharge him as the convention shall
Ordered, That the clerk make out and transmit a copy of the
above resolution to the committee of Caroline county.
Mr. Mason has leave of absence.
It appearing to this convention by sundry depositions, that Wil-
liam Bartlett Townsend of Worcester county, had left this province
with inimical designs against the same, and that the said William
Bartlett Townsend, had carried sundry inhabitants of this province
to join Lord Dunmore, who is now carrying on hostilities against
the colony of Virginia, and has committed depredations upon the
property of some of the inhabitants of this province; and this con-
vention being also informed, that the committee of observation for
Worcester county had fixed a guard upon the estate of the said
William Bartlett Townsend, as well to save the same from waste,
as to prevent the said William Bartlett Townsend carrying the ne-
groes thereon to join him with lord Dunmore; and application hav-