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cure of any Militia-men who shall fall sick while drafted, and doing duty in the service of the Colony, until a General Hospital shall be established: provided that the said Militia-men shall not be, in the judgment of this House, in circumstances to defray that expense.
Message to the President.
May it please your Excellency:
The Congress, on the 28th of November last, resolved that a General Hospital for the sick and wounded men of the Provincial Land Forces, for Seamen, and the Militia, should be established, and that a Director-General thereof should be appointed; and ordered that the then Council of Safety should carry the said resolution into execution; which service has not yet been done. Wherefore, and as this House are of opinion that such an establishment and appointment ought to take place, they request your Excellency will give proper orders for the purpose, and, in the mean time, direct that proper care be taken of the country Militia doing duty in Charlestown as have or shall fall sick, or get hurt in the service.
Ordered, That the said Message be engrossed, and that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.
Ordered, That Colonel Pinckney and Colonel Horry do carry the Message to his Excellency.
Mr. Dupont reported, that he, with Mr. Berwick, had delivered the Ordinance they had in charge to the Legislative Council.
Mr. Loocock reported from the Committee to inquire and report proper places of election for such Districts as are not yet fixed or divided into Parishes; and, also, proper persons to attend and receive the Votes of the Electors. And he read the Report in his place, and afterwards delivered it at the Clerks table, where the same was read and agreed to, as followeth:
Resolved, That the election of Members of the General Assembly, in the District eastward of the Wateree River, should be held at the Court-House in Camden, and that the Commissioners to attend and receive the Votes of the Electors be John Wylly, Richard Richardson, Jun., Matthew Singleton, George Douglas, and James Bradley, Esquires. That the election for the District of Ninety-Six should be held at the Indian Camp, near Major Andrew Williamsons; and that the Commissioners be Major Williamson, Captain Andrews, Captain Hammond, Patrick Calhoun, and William Moore, Esquires. That the election for the District of Saxe-Gotha should be held at Granby, on the Congaree River ; and that the Commissioners be William Arthur, Benjamin Farrar, Ralph Humphries, Jacob Rickman, Esqs., and Mr. Jacob Friday. That the election for the District between Broad and Saluda Rivers being subdivided, should be as follows: 1, For the Lower District, four Members to be elected, at or near the Meeting-House near Adam Summerss ; and that the Commissioners be Adam Summers, Jun., Michael Litener, George Strother, Jonas Beard, and Mr. George Swighead ; 2, For the Middle or Little River District, four Members to be elected, at Captain Hammonds Old Store; and that the Commissioners be John Williams, James Williams, James Linley, Robert Me Creary, and Jonathan Downes, Esquires; 3, For the Upper or Spartan District, four Members to be elected, at or near the Meeting-House, Fair-Forest ; and that the Commissioners be Colonel Thomas, Captain Andrew Berry, Captain Thomas Brandon, Captain Ralph Smith, and John Thomas, Jun., Esqs. That the election for the District between Broad and Catawba Rivers should be at Captain Winns Old Place; and that the Commissioners be Captain Robert Patton, Captain William Lang, and Messrs. William Strother, Joseph Kirkland, and Charles Daniel Bradford. And that the election for the New-Acquisition be at or near Colonel Thomas Neels ; and that the Commissioners be Colonel Neel, William Byers, John Howe, Francis Adams, and Samuel Watson, Esquires.
Ordered, That the Clerk do cause the foregoing Resolutions to be forthwith made publick by Handbills, and also in the Newspapers.
And then the House adjourned till five of the clock this afternoon.
Five oclock, P. M.
The House met according to adjournment.
Captain McQueen reported from the Committee to inquire and report the names of such persons among the late Insurgents as are proper to be excepted in a declaration of pardon or amnesty; and he read the Report in his place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerks table, where the same was read; and it is as followeth:
That the persons whose names are hereinafter mentioned should be excluded, to wit: Henry ONeal, Jacob Bockman, alias Jacob Bowman, Thomas Fletchall, Robert Cunningham, Patrick Cunningham, Richard Pearis, Elisha Robinson, Pinlcethraan Hawkins, James Alexander, Thomas Wisdom, Henry Green, Robert Proctor, William Dod-gen, Stephen Prosser, and John Morgridge.
Resolved, That this House do agree with the Report of the Committee, and that it be made a Resolution.
Colonel Pinckney reported, that he, with Colonel Horry, had delivered the Message they had in charge relative to a General Hospital, and that his Excellency was pleased to say the request of the House should be complied with.
Ordered, That the Honourable Mr. Drayton and Colonel Pinckney be a Committee to confer with a Committee of the Legislative Council on a proper time for both Houses to adjourn to.
The Honourable Mr. Drayton, from the Committee of Conference, reported, that Tuesday, the 1st day of October next, was agreed on as a proper time to adjourn to.
Resolved, That this House will adjourn to Tuesday, the 1st day of October next.
Message from the President, by the Clerk of the Council.
MR. SPEAKER: His Excellency the President is now in the Council Chamber, ready to receive this House with such Bills as they have to present for his assent.
And then the Messenger withdrew.
Accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, attended his Excellency in the Council Chamber.
And being returned, Mr. Speaker reported that this House and the Legislative Council had attended his Excellency the President, in the Council Chamber, and presented to him the following five Ordinances and Acts, to wit:
An Ordinance for altering the time of holding the ensuing Circuit Courts, and the Courts of Common Pleas and General Sessions, in Charlestown, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
An Ordinance to ascertain the duties of a Mustermaster-General of the Land and Naval Forces in the service of this Colony.
An Act to prevent Sedition, and to punish Insurgents and Disturbers of the Publick Peace.
An Act to empower the Court of Admiralty to have jurisdiction in all cases of capture of Ships or Vessels of the Inhabitants of Great Britain, Ireland, the British West-Indies, Nova-Scotia, and East and West-Florida, and to establish the Trial by Jury in such cases.
An Act to revive and continue, for the time therein mentioned, the several Acts and clauses of Acts of the General Assembly therein particularly mentioned; and to appropriate certain penalties, and to confirm the powers of the Commissioners of Roads, Paths, Bridges, Creeks, Causeys, and Water Passages.
To all which the President had been pleased to give his assent.
After which his Excellency was pleased to deliver the following Speech to both Houses:
Honourable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council,
Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen of the General Assembly:
It has afforded me much satisfaction to observe that, though the season of the year rendered your sitting very inconvenient, your private concerns (which must have suffered greatly by your long and close application in the late Congress to the affairs of this Colony) requiring your presence in the country; yet, continuing to prefer the publick weal to ease and retirement, you have been busily engaged in framing such laws as our peculiar circumstances rendered absolutely necessary to be passed before your adjournment. Having given my assent to them, I presume you are now desirous of a recess. On my part, a most solemn oath has been taken for the faithful discharge of my duty; on yours, a solemn assurance has been given to support me therein. Thus, a publick compact between us stands recorded. You