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A claim of Captain William Darke and Captain Isaac Beale, for the expenses incurred in supporting their two Companies of Riflemen from the time of their being imbodied till the passing of the Ordinance directing the same to be raised, was presented to the Convention, and read.

Ordered, That the said claim be referred to the Committee of Publick Claims; that they inquire into the matter thereof, and report the same, with their opinion thereupon, to the Convention.

Resolved, That this Convention will on Thursday next proceed, by ballot, to the appointment of a Major to the forces directed to be raised for the better defence of the frontiers, and of the Officers to command the Troops of Horse.

Ordered, That the Committee of Safety be empowered to discharge Mr˙ Richard Morris, Paymaster and Commissary

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of Provisions to the two Battalions ordered by this Convention to the assistance of North-Carolina, from the said offices when they shall find it necessary so to do.

The Orders of the Day, for the Convention to resolve itself into a Committee on the state of the Colony, and on the Declaration of Rights, being read,

Ordered, That the same be put off till Monday next.

Adjourned till Monday, ten o' clock.