Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Journal (9)

The next day:

"Wednesday the 11th day of April 1792"

"The Convention met according to adjournment."

"Resolved That the Convention do now according to the order of the day resolve itself into a Committee of the whole to take into their farther consideration the matters to them referred Mr. Garrard was elected to the Chair and after some time spent The President resumed the Chair and the Chairman reported that the Committee of the whole had taken into their farther consideration the matters to them referred and had made some farther progress therein but not having time to go thro' the same have directed him to move for leave to sit again Tomorrow which is granted.  Mr. David Rice from the County of Mercer resigned his seat as a member of this house and entered his resignation in the following words viz.  I David Rice a member for the County of Mercer do hereby resign my seat in the Convention chosen by the freemen of Kentucky to frame a fundamental constitution for the Sate of Kentucky Given under my hand this 11th day of April 1792. David Rice."

"Ordered. That a Writ be immediately issued for the election of a Member for the County of Mercer to supply the place of Mr. David Rice who hath this day resigned and that the election be held at the Courthouse of the said County on Friday the 13th day of Instant."

"Resolved That this Convention will Tomorrow again resolve itself int a Committee of the whole to take into farther consideration the matters to them referred."

"The Convention then Adjourned untill Tomorrow morning 10 O'Clock."

Still part of the colony of Virginia, Mercer County was formed 1785 from parts of Lincoln County.   At this time, it was geographically in the middle of the state. [Centre College took its name in 1819 when it was still Mercer County. ]  The name was taken from Gen. Hugh Mercer, a native Scotsman, who became a military officer in the French and Indian War.  By 1776, he was commissioned a Colonel of the Third Virginia Regiment, and became a Brigadier-general before his death in battle 1777. 

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