Edmund Jenings Esqr and Collo Charles Hammond from the
Upper House and Mr John Ross Clerk of the Council came into
the Stadt House in whose presence the aforesaid Members took the
Oaths (of Allegiance abhorrence and Abjuration) to his Majesty
King George the second Repeated the Test and Signed Said Oaths
Benjamin Tasker Esqr and George Plater Esqr from the Upper
House Informed the said Members that the Governour required
their immediate attendance in the Council Chamber. They there-
upon went, The Governour required them to return and make
Choice of a Speaker, They returned and Unanimously made Choice
of Collo John Mackall for their Speaker and placed him in the Chair.
Mr Walter Smith and Collo Hanson Ordered to acquaint his Ex-
cellency this House hath made Choice of a Speaker.
Collo Hammond from the Upper House acquaints this House his
Excellency requires their Attendance in the Council Chamber to
present their Speaker. The Members of this House went to the
upper House and presented to his Excellency the Governour Coll0
John Mackall a returned Member for Calvert County for their
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