The Harford Town Committee met Feb. 22, 1775, and "came into the following Resolves -- To Wit. We do acknowledge that the people of Boston, are now suffering in the Common Cause, and that we ought to contribute to their relief." It also "Resolved: That a Committee be appointed to frame rules and orders for the more regular and quick dispatch of Business in this Committee." Ten rules were "entered and observed."
"Rule 3 -- That while one is speaking, no second person shall speak at the same time.
"Rule 10 -- That any person making use of abusive language or casting out personal reflection be called to order by the Chairman."