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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1717-April, 1720
Volume 33, Page 120   View pdf image (33K)
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120 Assembly Proceedings, April 22-May 10, 1718.

U. H. J.

was permitted to be here in this Station would have afforded

me much Satisfaction and Tranquillity, And that I might have

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been wholy at Leisure, To have Imployed my thoughts and
Actions for the good and welfare of this Province as I had
faithfully Done. But such is the restless and Turbulent
Spirit, of some Papists and their Adherents that they Still
Continue to Persecute and Defame me as they have Obstin-
ately done from that period of time, I opposed (as I was in
Duty bound) their pretensions to an Equall Share of the
Administration of this Governmt with the Protestants and
required those to Qualifie themselves as the Law Directs
(which they refused to doe) before I would permitt them to
Execute those Offices they by Deceiveing and Imposeing on
their Ldps had Illegally Obtained, which uppn better Informa-
tion their Ldps in their wisdom and Justice have since thought
fitt to Deprive them of.

I am Authentically Informed that Mr Carroll and Mr
Macnamara have made fresh Complaints to their Ldps against
me. And as these two persons are both named Togeather, I
shall Speak of their behaviour in this publick Manner as
being the most Candid and open method to set their Mis-
conduct in a true light to their Ldps And to take of those artful
& false Insinuations with which they Endeavour to amuse

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and poyson the minds of the Good People, as if there was
neither Law nor Justice to be had under my Administration.

Mr Carroll who is a Profest Papist, and the first Fomenter
of our late Disturbances, having Acquired a vast Estate in
this Province, by the Offices he formerly Employed, and his
Practice in the Law, not Contented to Enjoy, this Affluence of
Fortune with more Indulgence here, than he cou'd Expect
in any other Part of his Majestys Dominions, must needs add
the Ambition of Rule to his fformer Felicity.
Pursuant to this Design, some time before he made his last
Voyage to Great Britain he shewed me a Representation,
which was to be presented to their Lordships on behalf of the
Roman Catholicks of this Province Importing that they
Prayed to be Restored to what they alledged was their Right
of being Qualifyed for Offices in the Government, as they
formerly had been.

Upon the View of this Rrepresenta I plainly told Mr Carroll
that It was against the Laws of Great Britain & the Acts
of Assembly of this Province, & that I would Oppose it to
the Utmost of my Power.
Mr Carroll Observing with what Surprise & Indignation I
received his motion, He told me it should not be Offered to
their Lordships, and Desired me to be silent on that Repre-

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