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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 157   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Oct.20-Nov. 12, 1698. 157

Thomas Tench Esqr to haue Mr Christopher Gregory sworne
Clark of the house of Delegates
Whoe returne and say that they did prsent Mr Gregory to
the house to haue him sworne and that the house did aprove
of and Accept him but refused to swear him unless hee tooke
allsoe an Oath of secresye which they say is usuall
Message from the house of Delegates by Mr Simon Will-
more and Mr Thomas Staley who say that the house desire
such Oathe of Secresye may be administred to theire Clark.
Collonell Courts and Esqr ffrisby sent for Mr Speaker and the
house of Delegates to attend his Excy the Govr in Councill
Who Came up and being admitted
His Excy was pleased to Acquaint them that for as much as
it had pleased Allmighty God of his Great Mercy to bless his
Majtyes Kingdomes and Dominions wth many great and
signall blessings perticularly by Crowning his gloris and
endeavours wth an Honble and happy peace the safe returne of
his Majtye to his Kingdomes in quiett and the happy Union
and signall agreement accord between his Majtye and Parlia-
ment in raiseing such supplyes as were necessary for defray-
ing arrears and supporting the Honor and Degnity of the


And what in a more peculier and nearer manner affected
this his Majestyes Province in God Allmightyes withdrawing
his Afflicting hand of sickness from us and restoreing
health to us and blessing us wth severall beneficiall and
healing springs of water called the Coole Springs which by his
blessing haue wrought many Wondorfull and Signall Cures
amongs Severall distempred and Impotent psons and lastly
for tht the late Commotions false Rumors and disturbances
were abated and extinguished he had appoynted Tuesday
next being the 25 Instant to be sett apart for a day of publick
thanksgiveing and rejoyceing therefore to be kept and ob-
served by the Genll Assembly and others att the Towne and
Port of Annapolis and the 22d of November next Ann arundell
County and all other Countyes within this Province
His Excy is pleased to Communicate and read their Ldsps
the Right Honble the Lds of the Councill of Trade and forreigne
plantations Ltrs to him of the 21st of March 1697/8 wth an
Inclosed Coppye of an Actt of Assembly made lately in
Iamacoe for the supressing of Pyrates and sea Robbers and
Recomends to the house that they would Consider to Enact
such a Law within this Province
Allsoe his Excy reads to the house theire Ldps Lr to them
Concerning an Agent for this Province and the haueing a fair
Transcript of the Body of Laws now in force Transcribed and
Transmitted to them which he recomends to the Care and
Consideration of the house


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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
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