Sept.19,Quorum to represent Dutchess County reduced from five to three


A certified copy of a Resolution of the Committee of Dutchess County, was read and filed; and is in the words following, to wit:

"In Committee, Dutchess County, September 17, 1776.

"It having been suggested to this Committee, by the Deputies from this County, in Convention, that the quorum


at present necessary to represent the County, being five, was too numerous, and that, by means thereof, was frequently deprived of a voice in the Convention:

"Resolved, therefore, That the number of the quorum be reduced from five to three; and accordingly, that of the nine Deputies elected to represent this County in the Convention of the Representatives of this State, any three of them be a quorum for that purpose.

"By order: EGBERT BENSON, Chairman."

The determination of the Committee of Dutchess County was approved of.