Second Convention: November 21, 1774 - November 25, 17741
Third Convention: December 8, 1774 - December 12,1774
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.
|Anne Arundel County*
John Hall, chair-3
Charles Carroll, barrister
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Brice T. B. Worthington
John Hood, Jr.2
Thomas Cockey Deye
Walter Tolley, Jr.
Benjamin Mackall IV
John Veazy, Jr.
Joseph Hanson Harrison2
Robert Townshend Hooe2
Thomas Hanson Mitchell2
Thomas Sprigg Wooton
Josias Carvil Hall
|Prince George's County*
Thomas Gantt, Jr.2
|Queen Anne's County
|St. Mary's County
John Allen Thomas
Matthew Tilghman, chair-22
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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