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Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776
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1776.] OF THE PROVINCE OF MAYLAND. 73

THURSDAY, January 4, 1776.

Convention met. All members present as on yesterday, except
Mr. Letherbury, Mr. Beall, Mr. Hall, Mr. Nicholson, Mr. Mack-
all, and Mr. Murray. The proceedings of yesterday were read.

On motion, the question was put, that the commissions for the
officers of the independent companies be made out according to
the order in which they stand upon the list as ballotted for? Carri-
ed in the negative.

The following list was then offered as the rule for making out
commissions for the officers of the independent csmpanies, to wit.

Charles and Calvert Counties. Rezin Beall, captain. Bennet
Bracco, first lieutenant. John Halkerston, second lieutenant. Dan-
iel Jenifer Adams, third lieutenant.

Somerset county. John Gunby, captain. Uriah Forrest, first lieu-
tenant. William Bowie, second lieutenant. Benjamin Brooks,
third lieutenant.

Worcester county. John Watkins, captain. Moses Chaille, first
lieutenant. Solomon Long, second lieutenant. Ely Dorsey, third
lieutenant.

Talbot county. James Hindman, captain. William Goldsborough,
first lieutenant. Archibald Anderson, second lieutenant. Edward
Hindman, third lieutenant.

St. Mary's county. John Allen Thomas, captain. John Stew-
ard, first lieutenant. John Davidson, second lieutenant. Henry
Neale, third lieutenant.

Dorchester county. Lemuel Barrett, captain. Thomas Wool-
ford, first lieutenant. John Eccleston, second lieutenant. Hooper
Hudson, third lieutenant.

Queen Anne's and Kent counties. Edward Veazy, captain.
William Harrison, first lieutenant. Samuel T. Wright, second lieu-
tenant. Edward de Courcy, third lieutenant.

On motion, That the said commissions be made out according
to the said list? The question was put and resolved in the affir-
mative.

Mr. Hooe appeared in the house.

The convention took into consideration the report from the
committee appointed to consider what alterations and amendments
were necessary in the rsgulation of the militia of this province, and
thereupon came to the following resolutions.

That no minute men be hereafter enrolled under the resolutions
of the late convention. That where minute companies are alrea-
dy formed, no commissions issue to the officers thereof, unless the
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