L. H. J.
Liber No. 54
For Frederick County
M.r William Luckett
A sufficient Number of Members to compose a House being con-
vened at the Stadt House; Ordered, That M.r Ringgold and M.r
Paca do acquaint his Excellency the Governor therewith, and also,
that since the last Session of Assembly this House hath unhappily
lost their Speaker.
Benedict Calvert and Daniel Dulany Esquires from the Upper
House acquaint the Members of this House that the Governor re-
quires their Attendance immediately in the Upper House —
The Members of the Lower House accordingly attended his Ex-
cellency in the Upper House.
His Excellency required the Members of the Lower House to
return to their House and make Choice of a Speaker.
The Members of the Lower House returned accordingly, and
unanimously made Choice of M.r Edward Tilghman to be their
Speaker, and placed him in the Chair.
Ordered, That M.r Johnson and M.r Hall do acquaint his Ex-
cellency, that this House hath made choice of a Speaker.
John Ridout, and John Beale Bordley, Esquires, from the Upper
House, acquaint the Members of this House, that the Governor
requires them to present their Speaker to him.
M.r Speaker left the Chair, and (with the Members of the Lower
House) went to the Upper House, where he was presented by the
Members of the Lower House, to his Excellency.
His Excellency approved the Choice, and made the following
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly
Having Regard to the temperate Season of the Year, the stated
Terms of the Courts of Justice, and to the Convenience of your
private Affairs, I have called you together at this Time, which on
those Considerations, will, I hope, prove agreable to You.
Gentlemen of the Lower House
Some Papers concerning Indian Affairs, I shall order to be laid
before you. Considering the peculiar Circumstances of this Country,
the Incertainty with Respect to the Part the other Colonies might
be induced to take in this Business, and the Manner in which it was
communicated to me, it did not strike me as an Object of so great
Importance, as to require a particular Meeting of the general As-
sembly at a very inconvenient Season, and therefore I reserved it
for your Deliberation at this Time, to which I now recommend it,
and that you will make such Provisions on the Subject, as you may
deem to be expedient; this Business remaining yet unsettled, Com-