A sufficient Number of Delegates, to compose a Lower House of
Assembly, being convened at the Stadt-House, Mr. Walter Dulany,
a Delegate returned to serve in this Assembly for the City of An-
napolis, and Mr. Charles Carroll, a Delegate returned for Anne-
Arundel County, attended on his Excellency the Governor to acquaint
Benedict Calvert, Esq; and Col. Robert Jenckins Henry, of the
Upper House, and Mr. John Ross, Clerk of the Council, came into
the Stadt-House, in whose Presence the aforesaid Delegates took the
several Oaths to the Government required by Law, signed the Oath
of Abjuration, repeated and signed the Test.
Col. Benjamin Tasker, and Daniel Dulany, Esq; from the Upper
House, acquaint the Members of this House, That the Governor
requires their Attendance in the Upper House.
The Members of the Lower House went to the Upper House.
His Excellency required them to return to the Lower House, and
choose a Speaker. They returned and unanimously made Choice of
Colonel Henry Hooper, a Delegate of Dorchester County, to be their
Speaker, and placed him in the Chair.
Mr. Robert Lloyd and Dr. George Steuart are sent to acquaint
his Excellency, That this House hath made Choice of a Speaker.
Benedict Calvert, Esq; and Col. Robert Jenckins Henry, from the
Upper House, acquaint the Members of this House, That the Gov-
ernor requires their Attendance in the Upper House, to present their
The Members of the Lower House went to the Upper House, and
presented to the Governor, Colonel Henry Hooper as their Speaker.
His Excellency gave his Approbation of their Choice, and made the
following Speech, viz.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,
It having been represented to me, that the Money which was
Granted by the last Assembly, for the Support of the Troops that
have been Raised for the Defence of this Province, is almost ex-
pended, I have thereupon called you together, that you may make
farther Provision for their Support: And that you may have also
an Opportunity to provide for the Reception of such of his Majesty's
Regular Forces as shall be ordered hither for Winter Quarters.
These Matters the Duty of my Station obliges me to recommend in