his Matys Councillors, and those that apportion the publick
leavey, but rather then we will admitt of any novelty we are
willing it should not be left upon that Iournall.
Signed by order. W Bladen Clk: house of Delegates.
The aforegoing Message sent to his Excy the Govr and his
Matys. honble Councill, by Mr Harris, Mr Campbell, Mr
Hutchins, Mr Benjamin Hall, Mr Lloyd, Mr Staley, Mr More-
land, Mr Young, Mr Wright, Mr Lane, Mr Elisha Hall, Mr
Whittington, who are ordered to see his Excy if he has any
comands to the house they are here to attend them.
The said Gentlemen returne and say they have delivered
theire Message and that his Excy says the house shall know
Message from his Excy and his Matys honble Councill by
Thomas Tench and Iames Frisby Esqrs who say that if the
house send an answer that needs no reply the sessions may
be ended this night.
By his Excy the Govr and Councill in Assembly
Aprill the 2d 1698.
In reply to the answer of the house just now brought by Mr
Harris and others it is remarked as follows Vizt
Ist This Board dos say that there is no such thing can
appear upon the Iournall of the house having his Excys consent
for adjourning to the Speakers Chamber att an Ordinary onely
his Excy thinks that Major Thompson and some other members
came and tould him so as he was walking upon the Statehouse
hill after that they were adjourned to that place.
2nd His Excy is pleased to the honble Sr Thomas Laurence
Barrt Secry The Honble Col. Henry Iowles and Tho: Tench
Esq. to examine into the accts and papers relating to Mr Halls
protested Bill of Exch: agt the next sessions of Assembly and
to reporte thereof accordingly.
It is supposed that your meaning is that the 40000l Tobo
should be wholly left out, if so and your allowing Mr Sewell
this Board will assent to pass the allowance made in the Iour-
nall of the Comittee of accounts except those to Mr Iackson,
Mr Killburne for the Speakers chamber and the other ordinary
Keepers upon ace' of the Comittee sitting which are not
admitted of, and Mr Ben: Halls Bill as before.
Lastly his Excy makes these two remarkes upon the whole
answer Vizt That it is not nemine Contradicente 2dly that some
of you have Given up part of your infalibility as to all the
rest of the materiall points in which you suppose yourselves
to have been so modest mild and humble his Excy expects