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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
Volume 7, Page 220   View pdf image
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220 Assembly Proceedings, November 1-12, 1681.

U. H. Journal

was very much Troubled that by reason of his present Indis-
position he could not meet the Assembly here at this time,
that he had given Orders to this house to acquaint the Lower
house, that the Chief end of calling them at this time was to
pay off the Souldiers, and other Publick Charges which he
hoped they would Expedite with what Speed they could with-
out Adding thereunto with their Long Sitting, that the Prov-
ince was generally Burdened by the Charge of Prisoners who
were forced to be Secured by a Guard for want of Prisons
and therefore his Lordship had Recommended to the care of
both Houses some Expedient in that Case to provide some
wholesome Law for the Securing of Prisoners by a Goaler

p. 357

under the Sheriff to whom Some Allowance to be made for
the Security of them without the Charge of a Guard, that if
any thing of Moment did Occurr unto them which would not
require too Tedious a Debate his Lordship and this house
would readily Ioin with them in any thing Reasonable

Upper house November the 2d 1681
This house have appointed Coll: Lowe and Coll: Tailler when
he comes to Join with the Members of the Lower house
Appointed for the Committe of Acct5
Signed pr Order pr Iohn LLewellin Cl of Assembly

Sent by Coll: Darnall and the house Adjourns to the Council
Chamber at Vansweringens

At the Council Chamber Upper house mett according
to Adjournment
Where appeared as before and Coll: Tailler

Mr Cheseldyne from the Lower house comes with the Book
of Laws & acquaints this house that the Lower house taking
into Debate the Chancellors Speech, that part thereof that
relates to the Security of Prisoners having occasion to peruse
the Law made for Court house and Prisons could not find the
same in the Book did desire Search to be made amongst the
Rolls that they might have a View thereof
The Chancellor made Answer he would Provide it against
Mr Cheseldyne returns
Mr Carvile and Mr Rousby come again from the Lower
house to desire a Copy of his Lordships Declaration which
they Suppose may be in the hands of the Clerk of the Council
They are Answered that the Same is not there but shall be
procured for them, So Soon as possibly they cann
They return into the Lower house
House Adjourns till to Morrow ten a Clock

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
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