Deputies from Cumberland fully acknowledge the jurisdiction of the State over that County

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The Committee took the same into consideration. After some time spent therein, a motion was made and seconded, that a sum sufficient to answer the purposes of Major Hoisington' s request be transmitted to him.

It was objected that the Committee of that County had, by their letter or declaration to this Convention, dated the 21st of June last, reserved, or pretended to reserve, to the people of that County, a right of seceding from the Government of this State; that the State has already been at great expense for that County; that further expenditures on their account ought not to be made until the jurisdiction of this State is fully acknowledged by the inhabitants of that County.

After sundry debates on this subject, at the request of a Member, Mr˙ Stevens, one of the Deputies from that County, was interrogated whether he, as a Representative of Cumberland County, acknowledges the jurisdiction of this State over the said County? Mr˙ Stevens declared that he does fully acknowledge the jurisdiction of this State over the said County.

The like question being asked of Mr˙ Sessions, he also answered in the affirmative, and declares he does, as a Representative of Cumberland County, fully acknowledge the jurisdiction of this State over the County of Cumberland and its inhabitants.

The further consideration of this subject was postponed till to-morrow.

Adjourned.