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and so from time to time shall the said bills be delivered out, numbered, signed, and returned to the said treasurers respectively, either of the said treasurers not keeping by him at any one time ready numbered and signed, more than twelve thousand dollars.
That receipts of every delivery of the said bills, before and after the numbering and signing the same, be given by the signers and treasurers respectively, each to the other.
That the treasurer of the western shore, out of the said bills of credit in his hands, pay to each of the supervisors two dollars and two third parts of a dollar for each day's attendance and supervising the said work, to the deputies who shall procure the plates and paper for printing and striking the said bills, so much as they shall pay for the same, and for transmitting them as aforesaid, and to the printer so much as shall be agreed by the council of safety, for hi services, and for the ink and other materials, except paper, necessary for the said work; and the said treasurers shall also respectively pay to each signer of every thousand of the said bills, one dollar and one third part of a dollar for his service.
That each of the said treasurers shall retain for his services, at the rate of one half per centum on all monies by him paid and delivered, and no more.
The torn and defaced bills shall be exchanged at reasonable and convenient times.
That the said bills of credit shall be redeemed and sunk on or before the first day of January, seventeen hundred and eighty-six, by taxes, or other legislative provision; and this convention bind their constituents and pledge the faith of the province for the redemption of the said bills on or before the said first day of January, seventeen hundred and eighty-six.
That two hundred and sixty-six thousand six hundred and sixty-six dollars and two third parts of a dollar of the said bills of credit, so to be printed and struck, shall be applied to exchange the bills of credit printed and struck by virtue of the resolve of the last convention of this province, and that the said treasurers shall forth with after their receipt of the bills of credit hereafter to be printed and struck, give public notice in the newspapers printed in this province, and in the several newspapers printed in Philadelphia and Williamsburg, that they will give and deliver in exchange any number and value of the bills of credit hereafter to be printed and struck, for the like number and value of the bills of credit printed and struck by virtue of the resolve of the last convention, at such times and places as shall be by them appointed for that purpose; and the said treasurers shall, upon the application of any person or persons
holding any number and value of the said former bills of credit, deliver to such person or persons the like value in the new bills of credit in lieu thereof, at such times and places as aforesaid.
That each of the said treasurers shall, at the public expense, provide a fit instrument for cutting a piece of one inch square, as near as may be, out of the bills so to be brought in and exchanged, and shall upon his receipt of any of the said former bills of credit in exchange as aforesaid, cut out of every of such bills so received, one inch square, as near as may be, taking care not to deface the denomination thereof, and shall preserve such bills until the meeting of the then next convention, and produce all such bills, and also all the former bills of credit remaining in his hands to such convention, to be destroyed.
That from and after the receipt of the said new bills of credit by the said treasurers respectively, all payments which they shalt make by virtue of any resolve of this or the last convention, shall be made in the said new bills of credit, and not in the said former bills of credit.
That the person to be employed in the cutting the said plates for striking the said new bills of credit, if required by the said delegates, or such two of them as shall agree for the same, oath, or affirmation if a quaker, that he will not by himself, his apprentices or servants, make or cut, or suffer to be made or cut, any more or other plates than those which shall be ordered to be cut by the said deputies or some two of them, in the similitude and likeness of the plates which shall be so ordered to be cut, or in the similitude and likeness of any of them, unles requested so to do by the convention of this province, or by some authority derived from the said convention.
That the treasurers aforesaid respectively, be allowed to retain as a satisfaction for their trouble in exchanging new bills of credit for the former bills of credit as aforesaid, at the the rate of one half per centum for all bills by them so exchanged, out of the said new bills of credit.
That the said bills of credit which shall be so as aforesaid printed and struck, over and above the said bills hereby directed to be applied to exchange the said former bills of credit, be applied to the several purposes resolved on in this and the last convention of this province, and that the treasurers pay the same to the orders of the convention or council of safety.
That the said treasurers, before they receive the said blank bills to be printed and struck by virtue of the resolves of this convention, shall give bonds respectively, the treasurer of the western:
shore in the penalty of twelve thousand pounds sterling, payable to the honorable Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and Charles Carroll, barrister, Esqrs.; and the treasurer of the eastern shore in the penalty of four thousand pounds sterling, payable to the honorable Matthew T'ilghman, Edward Lloyd, and James Lloyd Chamberlaine, Esqrs., with the like conditions as directed by the resolve of the last convention; both which bonds shall be with sufficient sureties, to be approved of by the obligees therein named, or any two of them respectively.
Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Beatty have leave of absence. Convention adjourns till to-morrow morning half after 9 o'clock.
SUNDAY, January 14, 1776. Convention met. All members present as on yesterday, except Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Sudler, Mr. Beaty, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Sim, and Mr. Tyler. The proceedings of yesterday were read.
The convention took into consideration the report from the committee appointed to report resolutions for raising, clothing and victualling the forces to be raised in this province, and came to the following resolutions thereon.
Resolved, That one battalion of regular troops, to be composed of one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, two majors, one adjutant, one quarter-master, and nine companies, one of which of light infantry, and also seven independent companies of regular troops, two companies of artillery, and one company of marines, be immediately raised, and paid and supported at the expense of this province, for the defence of the liberties thereof.
That each of the said independent companies and companies of artillery consist of one captain, three lieutenants, four sergeants, four corporals, one drummer, one fifer, and ninety-two privates.
That each of the said companies of the battalion, except the eompany of light infantry, be composed of one captain, two lieutenants, one ensign, four sergeants, four corporals, one drummer, one fifer, and sixty privates.
That the company of light infantry be composed of one captain, three lieutenants, four sergeants, four corporals, one drummer, one fifer, and sixty-four privates; and that the privates be made up as well by drafts from the other companies of the battalion as by enlistments, at the discretion of the colonel or commanding officer of the said battalion for the time being.
That the pay of the said battalion, independent companies, and marines, by the calendar month, be as follows: The colonel, $ 50 Every Ensign,
16 For his expenses,
69 The lieutenant-colonel
6 For his expenses when act Every drummer and fifer, 6 ing in a separate depart Surgeon,
40 ment from the colonel, 20 Surgeon's mates, each, Each major, 331 Chaplain,
20 Every captain, 26 Every private,
54 Each lieutenant, 18 Clerk to colonel,
20 That the pay of the said artillery companies, by the calendar month, be as follows: Every captain,
264 Every sergeant, Every lieutenant, 184 Every corporal,
6 That the pay of the officers, seamen and others, (except the marines) in the pay of this province, in the marine service, by the calendar month, be regulated by the council of safety.
That a ration consisting of one pound of beef, or three quarters of a pound of pork, one pound of flour or bread per man per day, three pints of peas at six shillings per bushel per week, or other vegetables equivalent; one quart of indian meal per week; a gill of vinegar and a gill of molasses per man per day; a quart of cider, small beer, or a gill of rum, per man per day; three pounds of candles for one hundred men per week, for guards; twenty-four pounds of soft soap, or eight pounds of hard soap for one hundred men
That the forces employed in the land service be entitled to the following rations, to wit: Colonel 6, lieutenant-colonel 5, major 4, captain 3, subaltern 2, Staff 2, non-commissioned or private 1.
That the allowance to the officers and men employed in the marine service be such as may be hereafter settled by the council of safety
That the following persons be officers of the said forces, to wit:
Of the battalion. William Smallwood, Esq., colonel; Francis Ware, Esq., lieutenant-colonel; Thomas Price, Esq., 1st major; Mordecai Gist, Esq., 2d major.
First company. John Hawkins Stone, captain; Daniel Bowie, 1st lieutenant; John Kidd, 2d lieutenant; Benjamin Chambers, ensign.
Second company. William Hyde, captain ; Benjamin Ford, Ist lieutenant; John Beanes, 2d lieutenant; Henry Gaither, ensign.
Third company. Barton Lucas, captain ; William Sterrett, 1st lieutenant; Alexander Roxburgh, 2d lieutenant; William Ridgely, ensign.
Fourth company. Thomas Ewing, captain ; Joseph Butler, 1st lieutenant; Joseph Baxter, 2d lieutenant; Edward Praul, ensign.
Fifth company. Nathaniel Ramsey, captain; Levin Winder, 1st lieutenant; Alexander Murray, 21 lieutenant; Walker Muse, ensign.
Sixth company. Peter Adams, captain; Nathaniel Ewing, Ist lieutenant; David Plunkett, 2d lieutenant; John Jordan, ensign,
Serenth company. John Day Scott, captain; Thomas Harwood, son of Thomas, Ist lieutenant; Thomas Goldsmith, 2d lieutenant; James Peale, ensign.
Eighth company. Samuel Smith, captain ; James Campbell, 1st lieutenant; Joseph Ford, 2d lieutenant; Bryan Philpot, ensign.
Company of light infantry. George Stricker, captain ; Thomas Smyth, jun., 1st lieutenant; James Ringgold, 2d lieutenant; Hatch Dent, lst lieutenant.
of the independent companies. First company. Rezin Beall, captain ; Bennet Bracco, lst lieutenant; John Halkerston, 2d lieutenant; Daniel Jenifer Adams, 3d lieutenant.
Second company. John Gunby, captain; Uriah Forrest, 1st lieutenant; William Bowie, 2d lieutenant; Benjamin Brooks, 3d lieutenant.
Third Company. John Watkins, captain ; Moses Chaille, Ist lieutenant; Solomon Long, 2d lieutenant; Ely Dorsey, 3d lieutenant.
Fourth company. James Hindman, captain ; William Goldsborough, Ist lieutenant; Archibald Anderson, 2d lieutenant; Edward Hindman, 3d lieutenant.
Fifth company. John Allen Thomas, captain; John Steward, 1st lieutenant; John Davidson, 2d lieutenant; Henry Neale, 3d lieutenant. Sixth company.
. Lemuel Barrett, captain ; Thomas Woolford, 1st lieutenant; John Eccleston, 2d lieutenant; Hooper Hudson, 3d lieutenant.
Seventh company. Edward Veazy, captain; William Harrison, 1st lieutenant; Samuel T. Wright, 2d lieutenant; Edward de Courcy, 3d lieutenant.
Company of Artillery at Baltimore town. Nathaniel Smith, captain ; William Woolsey, 1st lieutenant; Alexander Furnival, 20 lieutenant; George Keepott, 3d lieutenant,