28 January 1760
RESOLVED unanimously that Mr. Thos. Johnson, Junior be deemed an honorary member of this Club and that he be entitled to all the Privileges of a Member thereof whenever he shall choose to attend and that Mr. Secretary do acquaint him therewith.
Present that evening: Messrs. Wm. Rind, Chas. Wallace, Robt. Alexander, Corn. Garretson, Wm. Paca, Jno. Ward, Jno. Duckett, Jno. Baldwin, Wm. Waters, Nathan Waters, Nathaniel Waters, Thos. Laneweems, Basil Dorsey, Junior.
1 September 1760
Whether Brutus was justifiable in killing Cesar? Determined in the affirmative.
Present that evening: Messrs. Wm. Rind, Charles Wallace, Robert Alexander, Wm. Paca, George Buchanan, Thomas Johnson, Nathaniel Waters, Cornelius Garretson
Messrs. John Brice John Davidson and John Hepburn being proposed as Members were approved of, had Notice of their Admission appeared and took their Seats in the Club accordingly.
6 October 1760
Thomas Johnson present, but debate postponed until next meeting.
20 October 1760
Whether Regulus was bound by his oath to return to Carthage? Determined in the affirmative.
Present that evening: Messrs. Wm. Rind, Charles Wallace, Wm. Paca, Thomas Johnson, John Davidson, and Robert Alexander.
3 November 1760
Thomas Johnson not present, but issue was: Whether The Emperor of the Turks when he cut the Head of his favorite Mistress or Alexander the Great when he desisted from debauching the Captive Queen and Daughter of Darius (a Right then claimed by Conquerors) be the more laudable for self Denial. Determined that Alexander was more laudable for self Denial
21 September 1761
Stephen Bordley Junior admitted as an Honorary Member of the club
16 November 1761
Thomas Johnson not present, but issue was: Whether Aristocracy be a better form of Government than a Democracy. Wm. Paca and John Rogers on the affirmative and John Brice and Samuel Chase on the negative. Determined in the affirmative.
21 December 1761
Thomas Johnson not present, but present were: Beale Nicholson, Charles Wallace, Corns. Garretson, John Hepburn, James Nielson, Nathaniel Waters, William Lynch, William Paca, Thomas Hands, John Rogers.
Whether it is lawful to keep slaves? Determined in the Negative.
10 May 1762
Present: Charles Wallace, Thomas Hands, Joseph Richardson, Samuel Chase, Thomas Johnson, William Paca, John Rogers
Mr. John Hall was admittes as an Honorary Member and did attend
Whether a Slave who exposes a Child to Death by Order of his Master is Guilty of Murder. Determined in the affirmative
2 August 1762
Samuel Chase expelled forever from the club
5 July 1762
Thomas Johnson not present, but issue was: Whether pleasure or pain be the first motive to action. Wm. Paca and Thomas Hands for pleasure, John Rogers for pain. Determined that pain is the first motive.
30 August 1762
Thomas Johnson not present, but issue was: Whether Monarchy or Aristocracy be the better form of Government. Determined in the affirmative
Mr. Waters absented himself without leave.
28 February 1763
Thomas Johnson not present, but issue was: Whether by the laws of Nature a Magistrate has a right of taking away the life of a subject. Determined in the Negative.
2 March 1763
Thomas Johnson was not present, but issue was: Whether the people have a right to dethrone a King when he degenerates into a Tyrant. Determined in the affirmative. (Paca on the negative)
21 November 1762
Johnson not present, but issue was: Whether Coriolanus was Justifiable in taking up arms against his Country? Determined in the negative.
27 January 1766
Wm Paca is granted honorary status, and so can come whenever he wants, and doesn't come nealry as often afterward
20 October 1766
Baker Johnson admitted as a member of the club