all the walls of the said house of Brick and new cover the
same, which will cost him above Twenty thousand pounds of
Tobacco but when done the said house will be capable of
Entertaining most of the Suitors to the County Court.
Wherefore your Petr most humbly prayes that in as much
as your Exncy is the trustee of the Countrey in such Matters &
that the said house has been heretofore alwayes Leased by the
Governrs of this Province that your Exncy would please as well
in consideration of the former Expences made by the said
John and Elizabeth about the Repaires of the said house, as of
the your Petr intends to be at about the said house, to
add to the remaining time Five and Twenty years more or as
many as to your in your wisdom shall think fit whereby
your Petr may be encouraged to goe on, with the said Repara-
And as in Duty bound he Will pray
The said Peticon was sent to the house with the following
Message indorsed, Vizt
By his Exncy the Governr & Councill &ca
ffebry 28th 1694.
This Board does think fit to Grant & allow the prayer of
the Petr if the House of Burgesses Agree thereto.
Signed p Order
Hen Denton Cl Concil.
The said Peticon was returned again to this Board with the
following Message indorsed, Vizt
By the Burgesses of Assembly, February 28th 1694.
The house doth think fit to make the Eight years one and
Twenty and the Pef to have a Lease for the said Terme of
time Provided he Repaire the said House as is in his Petition
mentioned and at the Expiration of the Terme of Time to
leave the Same in Repaire &ca
C Lomax Clk Assembly
March Ist 1694:
Agreed to by the Covncill and that his Exncy give a Lease
accordingly Hen Denton Cl Concil.
Bill for recontinuing &ca Proceedings of Snt Maries County