L. H. J.
Liber No. 47
An ingrossed Bill entituled, An Act impowering the Rector, Ves-
trymen, and Churchwardens, of Port-Tobacco Parish, in Charles
County, for the Time being, to purchase a Quantity not exceeding
Two Acres of Land, and thereon to build a Chapel of Ease in the
said Parish, and to impower the Justices of the said County, to Levy
on the taxable Inhabitants of the said Parish a Quantity of Tobacco,
for the Uses therein mentioned.
An ingrossed Bill entituled, An Act for building a Prison in Fred-
erick County. And,
An ingrossed Bill entituled, A Supplementary Act to an Act enti-
tuled, An Act for the speedy and effectual Publication of the Laws
of this Province; and for the Encouragement of Jonas Green, of
the City of Annapolis, Printer.
All which his Excellency the Governor passed into Laws in the
usual Form; and made the following Speech, viz.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,
As I had persuaded myself that no Person, who has a Regard for
the Welfare of this or the neighbouring Provinces, could hear with-
out Emotion, of the Designs and Attempts of our Enemies, to make
themselves Masters of his Majesty's Territories on this Continent,
and as I was induced to think that none of us would choose to remain
indifferent Spectators, while other his Majesty's good Subjects
around us, should be vigorously exerting themselves in Support of
his Majesty's just Right and Pretensions, as well as in Defence of
their own and our Properties; I did indeed indulge myself with the
Hopes of seeing you wave, at this Season, every Thing that might
possibly afford Occasion for Dispute, and mutually concur in mak-
ing such .Provision, for the Encouragement of the important Enter-
prize now carrying on by our Fellow Subjects, near the River Ohio,
as would have left no Room for any Distinction to be made between
our Zeal, and that which has been shewn by the neighbouring Colo-
nies on this Ocacsion: But though your Resolutions will not permit
me to expect the full Completion of my Wishes till fresh Advices or
Instructions may lay me under the Necessity of convening you again ;
yet, I must not take Leave of you, as this Time, without expressing
some Satisfaction at your Treatment of my Message, relating to the
Letter from the Lords of Trade, and at your enabling me to pay due
Obedience to his Majesty's Pleasure thereby signified.
Your Desire to return, at present, to the Care of your domestic
Affairs, prevails on me, with the Advice of his Lordship's Council
of State, to prorogue this Assembly to the Third Tuesday in July
next, and you are to take Notice that you are prorogued accordingly.
Thus endeth this Session, of Assembly, this Thirtieth Day of
May, Anno Domini 1754.
Test. M. Macnemara, Cl. Lo. Ho.