Mr. Speaker (with the Rest of the Members) returned to the
Lower House, and re-assumed the Chair.
The House proceeds to choose a Clerk, and made Choice of Mr.
John Allen Thomas.
Ordered, That Mr. John Goldsborough and Mr. Matthew Tilgh-
man do acquaint his Excellency with the Choice which this House
hath made of a Clerk, and to desire his Approbation. They returned,
and acquaint Mr. Speaker, That they delivered the Message.
Ordered, That Mr. Murdock and Mr. Hanson do go with Mr.
Thomas to the Upper House, to see him Qualified. They return
and acquaint Mr. Speaker, That they saw him take the several Oaths
to the Government required by Law, sign the Oath of Abjuration,
and repeat and sign the Test, and take the Oath of Office.
Ordered, That his Excellency's Speech (a Copy of which the
Governor delivered Mr. Speaker) be Read; which was accordingly;
and Ordered to lie on the Table.
His Excellency communicated to Mr. Speaker the following
Whitehall Decembr 17th 1760
His Majesty having nothing so much at Heart as by .... [The
letter from William Pitt, Secretary of State, which begins thus is
printed in full in the Upper House Journal, pp. 400-402]