House to Attend him Immediately in the Upper House and
Thereupon Mr Speaker with the whole House went to the
Upper House where his Honour the Governour was pleas'd to
make the following Speech viz.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly
Having reced no Late Instructions (by reason of the Ship-
ping not being yet Arrived) I have nothing to Lay before you
from my Lord Proprietor.
It will be very necessary to fall upon Some Method to
prevent the Exportation of Corn out of this province, when
there is reason to fear, We may be reduced to want it our
Selves; and which will be our Case in a little Time if not pre-
vented For by report, our neighbouring Colonies have Suf-
fered very much in their Corn, and they will (no Doubt)
purchase more than wee Can prudently Spare them, there-
fore I think it very worthy your Consideration.
I shall Conclude with heartily recommending the necessary
dispatch of the publick Affairs, and as I have nothing more
at heart than the prosperity of the Country, I do not in the
Least Doubt your best Wishes for the Publick wellfare
Mr Speaker with the rest of the members return to their
Own house where Mr Speaker resumes the Chair and reports
what his Honour the Governour had before Spoken.
Mr George Dashiell a member returned to Serve for Som-
ersett County in the room of Mr Thomas Purnell deced
Appears in the House.
Ordered that Mr Hopkins and Mr Whittington go with the
said Dashiell to the Upper House and see him qualified. They
return and Say they see him qualif yed. Thereupon he took his
Resolved that this House will [sit for] business from nine