Day 7, 2PM
It seemed a shame not to actually resume the meeting out-of-doors, given the lovely, warm weather, so it was with reluctance that I entered the hall and took my place behind the long table in front. The colonists were still streaming in, many talking animatedly with each other, hands waving in expressive motions in sympathy with whatever the heated discussions were about.
Finally, when it seemed that everyone was there, I checked my wristpad, setting it back to record and banged the gavel.
“The meeting will come to order,” I said, “Quiet please.”
I gave everyone another minute or two to settle down and then said, “So, my thanks to Hanna and Company for the fine lunch and now we shall get back to business. Before we move on to Article 5, regarding monetary matters, is there any old business?”
Andrew Stuart stood…