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Provisional Government of 1774 - 1776

Second Convention: November 21, 1774 - November 25, 17741
Third Convention: December 8, 1774 - December 12,1774

Source:
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List, new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols. 1&2.  Annapolis, MD: Maryland State
Archives, 1985.

a - appointed; d - died; dcl - declined; dns - did not serve; ds - dismissed; e - elected; ev - election voided; chair - convention chairman;
pres - president of the Senate; pres p. t. - president pro tem of the Senate; psa - post-session appointment; psd - post-session death;
psr - post-session resignation; r - resigned; s - suspended; spkr - speaker of the House; spkr p.t. - speaker pro tem of the House;
(D) - Democrat; (R) - Republican.

Matthew Tilghman, John Hall, Chairman of the Convention
Convention Members
Anne Arundel County*
John Hall, chair-3
Thomas Johnson
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Matthias Hammond
Charles Carroll, barrister
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Brice T. B. Worthington
Thomas Dorsey
John Weems
Thomas Sprigg2
Sameul Chew2
Rezin Hammond2
John Hood, Jr.2
Baltimore County*
Thomas Cockey Deye
Charles Ridgely
Walter Tolley, Jr.
Benjamin Nicholson
Samuel Worthington
John Moale
John Boyd
Willam Buchanan
Calvert County*
John Weems
Alexander Somerville
Richard Parran
Edward Reynolds
Benjamin Mackall IV
William Lyles2
Caroline County
Henry Dickinson
Benedict Brice
William Molleston
Joshua Clarke
Cecil County
John Veazy, Jr.
Joseph Gilpin
Charles County*
Samuel Hanson2
William Smallwood2
Josias Hawkins2
Francis Ware2
Joseph Hanson Harrison2
Thomas Stone
Daniel Jenifer
John Dent
George Dent2
Robert Townshend Hooe2
Samuel Love2
Thomas Hanson Mitchell2
Dorchester County
John Dickinson
Thomas Ennalls
Matthew Brown
Josiah Richardson
Zachariah Campbell
Frederick County*
Charles Beatty
Henry Griffith
Thomas Sprigg Wooton
Jacob Funk
Evan Thomas2
Richard Brooke
Upton Sheredine
Baker Johnson2
Thomas Price
Joseph Chapline
James Smith2
Harford County
Thomas Bond
John Love
Josias Carvil Hall
John Paca
Aquila Paca
Francis Holland
Aquila Hall
Amos Garrett
Richard Dallam
Kent County
Thomas Ringgold
Joseph Earle
Prince George's County*
Richard Brooke2
Josias Beall2
Robert Tyler
John Rogers
Joshua Beall
William Bowie
Addison Murdock2
Walter Bowie
Thomas Gantt, Jr.2
George Lee2
Osborn Sprigg
Edward Sprigg
David Craufurd
Queen Anne's County
James Hollyday
John Brown
Thomas Wright
Turbett Wright
St. Mary's County
John Allen Thomas
Jeremiah Jordan
Richard Barnes
John DeButts
Talbot County
Matthew Tilghman, chair-22
Edward Lloyd
Somerset County
Peter Waters
George Dashiell
Samuel Wilson
Henry Waggaman
John Winder
Luther Martin
Worcester County
Peter Chaille
William Purnell
Samuel Handy
Smith Bishop
Nehmiah Holland

1. There is very little extant source material from which to obtain a roster for the Second and Third Conventions. Elections were held in the various counties in late October and early November, 1774, to choose delegates to the Second Convention. The Maryland Gazette reports the results of these elections for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, and Prince George's counties, but there is no record of the results from the other counties.

Fifty-seven delegates assembled in Annapolis on November 21, 1774, but the only name noted in the proceedings of the Convention is that of Matthew Tilghman, chairman. Because a number of counties were not fully represented, the Second Convention adjourned on November 25, 1774.

On December 8, 1774, eighty-five delegates met in Annapolis, but again the proceedings do not include the names of any men present except John Hall, "in the Chair." The Convention adjourned on December 12, 1774. On December 19, the Baltimore Maryland Journal printed the names of the delegates appearing for the Third Convention. It is unclear from the wording whether the list includes only those men present on December 8, or is a complete roster of all those who appeared at any time during the Convention.

The session list for the Second and Third Conventions has been compiled from these meager sources. An asterisk has been placed after those counties for which election results are known, and all elected delegates were named. It is probable that those men who are listed as attending the Third Convention also represented their county in the Second Convention.

2. These members were not reported in the December 19 issue of the Maryland Journal. They may not have attended any meetings of the Third Convention, or they may simply have been overlooked by the Maryland Journal.

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