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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 518   View pdf image (33K)
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518 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 24-Nov. 4, 1710.

L. H. J.
Lib. 41.

They return and say they delivered their Message
The Honble Samuel Young and Charles Greenberry Esqrs
enter the House & acquaint Mr Speaker the Honble Council
command the Attendance of the House in the Council Chamber
Mr Speaker and the House attended the Honble Council,
where the Honble President was pleased to speak them as

p. 262

Mr Speaker and you Gentlemen of the House of Delegates
We have thought this the most convenient Time to call you
together chiefly to consider and assess the Publick Charge of
the present year which we hope will not long detain you from
your respective Families. Gentl. As we are enjoined by her
Most Sacred Majesty's Royal Instructions not to enter upon
Things of great Moment in the Absence of a Governor in
Chief but what are absolutely necessary for the Peace of the
Province (which we must thank Almighty God is well pre-
served) so we shall be very tender of not paying the strictest
Obedience thereto, tho' always ready to join your House in
concerting such usual and requisite Matters as may conduce
to the Preservation of the Peace and be reasonably proposed
by you for the Benefit and Advantage of those you represent
(ever having a due Regard to her Majesty's said Instructions)
and that with as much Diligence and convenient Speed as may
be in the usual Manner
Mr Speaker and the rest of the Members repair to their,
own House
Mr James Bowles a new Member returned elected for Saint
Mary's County; Major Charles Hammond a new Member
returned elected for Ann Arundel County; Mr John Hudson
and Mr Thomas Hicks returned elected for Dorchester County
called into the House appeared accordingly. Ordered Mr
Samuel Worthington Mr Robert Tyler and Mr Nathaniel Dare
attend them and Mr John Franklin to the Honble Council to
see the said five Members qualified by taking the Oaths.
They return and say they saw them qualified and the new
elected Members took their Places in the House
Resolved the House meet every Morning at 9 of the Clock
and continue sitting till four in the Afternoon
Ordered Mr Speaker issue his Warrant to the Secretary to
issue her Majesty's Writ of Election for a Member for Cecil
County to serve in the Room of Mr John Ward now Sheriff
of that County.
The House adjourned till 9 O'Clock to Morrow Morning.

Wednesday 25th October 1710

The House met according to Adjournment and being called
over there appeared the several Members present yesterday

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
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