First Session: June 15, 1773 - July 3, 1773
Convention: October 13, 1773 - October 29, 17731
Second Session: November 16, 1773 - December 23, 1773
Third Session: March 23, 1774 - April 19, 1774
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List, new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols. 1&2. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State
Archives, 1985.a - appointed; d - died; dcl - declined; dns - did not serve; ds - dismissed; e - elected; ev - election voided;
pres - president of the Senate; pres p. t. - president pro tem of the Senate; psa - post-session appointment; psd - post-session death;
psr - post-session resignation; r - resigned; s - suspended; spkr - speaker of the House; spkr p.t. - speaker pro tem of the House;
(D) - Democrat; (R) - Republican.
Matthew Tilghman, Speaker of the Lower House
Walter Dulany, d-cv
John Beale Bordley
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer
Benjamin Ogle, a-cv
Philip Thomas Lee, a-cv
|Anne Arundel County
Thomas Johnson, Jr.
Brice T. B. Worthington
Thomas Cockey Deye
Aquila Hall, r-22
Walter Tolley, Jr.
Charles Ridgley, of John, e-3
John Weems, Jr.
Thomas White, e-33
Robert Hendly Courts, d-3
Thomas White, r-23
Henry Steele, e-3
Thomas Sprigg Wooton
Jonathan Hagar, ds-cv4
Jacob Funk, e-2
Thomas Bond, of Thomas, e-3
John Love, e-3
Richard Dallam, e-3
Aquila Hall, e-32
|Prince George's County
|Queen Anne's County
Richard Tilghman Earle
|St. Mary's County
John Reeder, Jr.
Littleton Dennis, dns
Levin Gale, dns
Matthew Tilghman, spkr
James Lloyd Chamberlaine
John Purnell Robins
1. On October 28, 1773, unexpectedly and without notice to the governor or Upper House, the Lower House adjourned itself to "consult their Constituents on the present distressed Circumstances of the Province." The following day, the governor, acting with the advice of the Council, prorogued the Assembly until November 16, 1773.
2. Hall, originally a delegate from Baltimore County, was elected to represent the newly formed Harford County by the third session.
3. White, originally a delegate from Dorchester County, was elected to represent the newly formed Caroline County by the third session.
4. The dispute over Hagar's right to a seat in the Assembly continued from the preceding Assembly. Arguing that the Assembly should have been immediately dissolved after the death of the proprietor in September 1771, the Lower House determined that the act investing naturalized subjects with the same rights as natural born subjects "was not enacted by legal and Constitutional authority, and is therefore void." Hagar was then ruled ineligible to hold a seat in the Assembly, and was discharged on October 15, 1773.
5. Harford and Caroline counties were formed by acts of the Assembly passed during the second session.
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