Assembly Proceedings, January — March 1647/8. 215
An Act for the settling this put howse of Assembly.
Bee it enacted by the Ld Propr of & wth the aduise &
assent of the ffreemen of the province tht his Lps
Councell pnt in the pro: & these sixteene persons Capt Jno Price,
Robt Vaughan, mr ffenwick, Mr Bradnox, mr Conner mr Thorne-
borough, mr Brookes, Tho. Alien, Rich: Banks, Barnaby Jackson,
George Saphyer, George Akerick Jno Medley, Water Waterlin,
Walter Pakes, Edward Packer, or any Ten of them, assembled
w'h the Gour & the Clerk of the Assembly att the time & place
prefixed by the Gour shall be a Howse of Assembly to all intents
& purposes. And all Bills passed by the sd ffreemen or the
maior part of them, & enacted by the Gour shall be Lawes of
the Pro: after publicaon thereof, under the hand of the Gour
and the put scale of the pro: as fully to all effects in Law as if
they were aduised & assented unto by all the ffreemen of the
pro: in person.
The ffreemen assented unto it
The Gou! assented unto it
and enacted it in the name
of the Ld Propr
The howse adiorned by the Gour till to morrow 9 Clock
Walter Pakes appeared wth 29 proxies.
ffriday 21th Jan.
The ffreemen bownd to attend the Assembly appeared
except mr. ffenwick, mr Thorneborough, Mr Brookes & George
Summons to George Saphyer to be att the Assembly forthwth
vppon sight &c
was read certaine orders to be obserued in the howse during
Came Mrs Margarett Brent and requested to have vote in the
howse for her selfe and voyce allso for that att the last Court
3d Jan: it was ordered that the said Mrs Brent was to be lookd
uppon and received as his Lps Attorney. The Gour denyed
that the sd Mrs Brent should have any uote in the howse. And
the sd Mrs Brent protested agst all proceedings in this pfit
Assembly, unlesse shee may be pnt. and have vote as aforesd
Published eod. 1 That noe one of the howse shall use any re-
uyling speeches or name any one by name but by another sig-
nification Viz. the Gent, that spoke last or the like.