Reward to Mr. Flood


Ordered, That the Treasurer of this Convention pay to Jonathan Tompkins, Esq˙, the sum of twenty Dollars, to be by him delivered to Mr˙ Flood, as a reward for his spirited conduct in apprehending William Lounsbury, (a notorious enemy to the cause of America,) in Westchester County.

Mr˙ Harper, agreeable to notice given last night, moved for a reconsideration of the determination of the House last night for removing the Convention to Fishkill.

Debates arose, and the question being put, it was as follows, that is to say:

For reconsidering.
4 Suffolk.
4 Westchester.
4 Queen' s.
2 Cumberland.
14 votes.

Against it.
6 Albany.
2 Charlotte.
4 Westchester.
8 New-York.
3 Tryon.
3 Orange.
26 votes.

Resolved, That the Convention will meet in the English Church at Fishkill, on Monday next, at nine o' clock; that a Committee of Safety, to consist of Mr˙ Duer, Colonel Cortlandt. Colonel Van Rensselaer, Mr˙ Robert Livingston, and Major Schenck, with Mr˙ Yates, the President, be appointed to act for this State till the Convention meet.

The Convention having been informed by their Secret Committee of the services of Captain Hazlewood, in preparing Fire-Rafts and giving useful information relative to the obstructing the navigation of Hudson' s River, think him entitled to the thanks of this House; and, as a compensation for his expenses and trouble,

Ordered, That the Treasurer of this Convention pay to


the said Captain Haslewood the sum of £300, out of the Treasury of this State, for his services as aforesaid.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider what number of the Militia can be speedily called out for the defence of this State.

Colonel Hoffman, Mr˙ Wisner, Jun˙, Colonel De Witt, Colonel Cortlandt, and Mr˙ Duer, were appointed the said Committee.

Resolved, That it be recommended to the inhabitants of Long-Island to remove as many of their Women, Children, and Slaves, and as much of their Stock and Grain, to the Main, as they can, and that this Convention will pay the expenses of removing the same.

Ordered, That John Rogers, a servant man of General Morris, apprehended by order of this Convention as being notoriously disaffected, be conveyed under a proper guard to the Jail in Westchester County, to be kept in close custody till further orders; and that Captain Benson cause this order to be duly executed.