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Journal Of The General Assembly Of South Carolina: September 17, 1776 - October 20, 1776
by Various
Binding: Paperback, 180 pages
Publisher: Marcel Press
Weight: 0.52 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1408607093
ISBN 13: 9781408607091
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JOURNAL OF THE General Assembly SOUTH CAROLINA September 17, 1776 October 20, 1776 Edited by A. S. SALLEY, JR. Secretary of the Historical Commission of South Carolina Printed for THE HlSTORlCAL COMMISSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA By The State Company, Columbia, S. C. 1909 South Carolina Tuesday the 17th Day of September 1776 The General Assembly being adjourned to the First Day of October next But His Excellency the President and Commander in Chief having thought fit to call the same by the following Proclamation viz By His Excellency John Rutledge Esquire President and Commander in Chief of South Carolina A Proclamation Whereas it appears to me necessary for the Public Service to call the General Assembly and Legislative Council before the Time to which they stand adjourned I have therefore thought fit to issue this Proclamation requiring them and they are hereby required to meet at Charles Town on Tuesday the Seventeenth Day of September next then and there to sit for the Dispatch of divers weighty and important affairs Given under my Hand and the Seal of South Carolina at Charles Town this 12th Day of August Anno Domoni 1776. John Rutledge By His Excellencys Command John Huger Secretary Thirty eight Members met on this Day But they not being a Sufficient Number to proceed upon Business. Mr Speaker adjourned the Meeting of the House till TO morrow Moming Nine of the Clock wednesdLy the 18th Day of September 1776 The House met according to adjournment Mr. Speaker having issued Writs dated the 1st. Day of August for electing Members of this House to fill the Seats that had been vacated by Acceptance of Places and otherwise the following Returns were now made of the Election Of Alexander Moultrie, Josiah Smith Junior, George Abbot Hall, John Ernest Poyas, Peter Timothy, John Webb, Thornas Jones, Arthur Middleton, Edward Rutledge, Nicholas.Eveleigh, and Joshua Ward Esquires, for the Parishes of St Philip and St Michael Charles Town. Of Richard Park Stobo Esquire for the Parish of St Andre . Of George Livingston Esquire for the Parish of St Paul. Of Keating Simons Esquire for the Parish of St James Goose Creek. Of Dan,iel Ravenell Esquire for the Parish of St John in Berkley County Of John Matthews and John IVaring Esquires for .the Parish of St George Dorchester. Of Joshua Toomer and Levi Durand Esquires for the Parish of Christ Church. Of Colonel Willam hfoultrie for the Parish of St Helena. Of the Reverend Robert Smith Thomas Screven and Hopson Pinckney Esquires for the Parish of St Thomas St Dennis. d Of Levi Durand Esquire for the Parish of St James Santee. Of John Withers Esquire for the Parish of Prince George Winyah. . Of Thomas Sumpter and William Richardson Esquires for the District to the Eastward of the Wateree River. The following Gentlemen then took the Oath prescribed by the, Constitution and their Seats as Members of the House viz Joshua Ward, George Livingston, John Earnest Poyas, John Withers, Thomas Jones, Nicholas Eveleigh, Josiah Smith Junior, Arnoldus Vanderhorst, Elias Ball Junior, Benjamin IVaring, IVilliam Brisbane, Ralph Izard, George King, George Robinson John Collins George Abbot Hall John IVebb and John Matthews Esquires. Levi Durand Esquire returned duly elected in Two Parishes Christ Church and St James Santee made his Election for the former then took the Oath prescribed by the Constitution and his Seat as a Member. M Speaker Acquainted the House that he had received a LGtter from Peter Timothy requesting Leave to resign the Place of Clerk to this House which Letter h...


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