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Mr˙ Duer moved the following Resolution, that is to say:

Resolved, That whereas, from the vicinity of the enemy' s Ships of War now in the Sound, and the situation of their Army on Nassau-Island, it would be very practicable for a small party of men to surprise this defenceless town, and to remove all its inhabitants; and whereas, from the present invasion of this State, thereby cause the communication between this Convention and their constituents to be cut off:

Therefore, Resolved, That the Convention of this State will forthwith adjourn from hence to

Mr˙ Jay moved that it be postponed until to-morrow.

The previous question being put, (whether it be postponed until to-morrow,) it was carried in the negative, in manner following, to wit:

For.
2 Cumberland.
4 Westchester.
6 votes.

Against
4 Ulster.
2 Charlotte.
3 Orange.
6 Albany.
3 Tryon.
8 New-York.
4 Queen' s.
4 Suffolk.
34 votes.

Mr˙ Livingston then moved that they would adjourn, to meet at Fishkill; and the question being put, it was carried in the affirmative, in manner following, to wit:

For the Affirmative. 6 Albany.
3 Orange.
4 Ulster.
3 Tryon.
8 New-York. Mr˙ Jay dissenting.
24 votes.

For the Negative.
4 Westchester. Mr˙ Morris dissenting.
4 Suffolk.
4 Queen' s.
2 Charlotte.
2 Cumberland.
16 votes.