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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1769-1770
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The Lower House. 269


Assembly at the last Sessions. As we presume the Petition referred
to is one that was signed by the Inhabitants of this County and
presented to the Upper House against a Petition and Bill there de-
pending for the dividing the general Election: We take the Liberty
of requesting you to assure the Honourable House that no Reflection
or Indignity whatever was intended, on the Conduct of the House
by that Petition: That whatever exceptionable Expressions are con-
tained therein were rather the Effect of Inadvertency and Hurry,
than of any premeditated Design, to insult the House, whose Con-
duct and Readiness to enact such Laws, for the Improvement and
Advantage of Baltimore Town as were applied for merited the
Thanks of every Inhabitant of the same. We flatter ourselves, the
House will accept this Apology, for our Conduct, and excuse our

L. H. J.
Liber No. 54
Oct. 20

Personal Attendance which we omit, not from Disrespect, to the
Process of the House, but from the inconveniency of such Numbers
as signed that Petition being absent from their respective Homes
We are, with Respect for the Honble House.
Sir, Your Most Obed.t Servants

Baltimore Town 18th Octo:r 1770. Rob.t Alexander
To the Honble Edward Tilghman, Esq. W.m Spear
Speaker of the Lo. Ho. Annapolis. Jacob Myers
John Hart
C. Weisenthal
Tho.s Jones
On reading a second Time the said Letter, Resolved, That this
House, on Order to attach the Body, will receive no Apology by
Letter, and that the Subscribers of the above Letter are guilty of a
Contempt of the Order of this House in not appearing

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do
forthwith take into his Custody the Bodies of Robert Alexander,
William Spear, Jacob Myers, John Hart, Charles Weisenthal, and
Thomas Jones, and have them immediately at the Bar of this House,
to answer at the Bar of this House for a certain false and scandalous
Petition, signed by them, and preferred to the Upper House of As-
sembly at the last Session of Assembly, reflecting on the Honour,
Justice and Impartiality of this House, and highly derogatory of its
Rights and Privileges; and also to answer for their Contempt in not
obeying the former Order of this House, dated the 13.th Instant.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do forthwith take into his
Custody the Bodies of Samuel Owings, jun.r, Benjamin Rogers,
Jonathan Plowman, Richard Moale, Charles Ridgely, William Ottey,
John Dodge and John Boyd, and have them immediately at the Bar
of this House to answer at the Bar of this House, for a certain false
and scandalous Petition, signed by them, and preferred to the
Upper House of Assembly at the last Session of Assembly, reflecting

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