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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
Volume 7, Page 566   View pdf image
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566 Assembly Proceedings, OctoberNovember 1683.

L. H. Journal

Then Came Mr report to this house the
fo Charge

[Lower house of Assembly Oct] 22th 1683

Answcre to the message
about Townes and about
Entering & Clereing of Shipps

[In Answer to the Message received
this day from the vppr house [relating
to the Bill] for Advancemt of Trade,

Together with the sd bill [This house have] Caused the blancks
to be filled vp: According as his Lop [hath there] Nominated
the places for Trade In Calvert Kent & Ann Arrundell
Countyes And as to that part of the said message Toutching
Entering and Cleering of Shipps, and the Clause in the bill
relateing therevnto, this house Conceive that the haveing such
persones Appoynted [in] Each Respective County, for the
purposes therein mentioned will Highly Conduce to the
Advancement of Trade & dispatch of the Marchants and ships
Concernes, being that in those Countyes where they are vsed
to Trade they will with more Ease, and loss of little or noe
time procure & find Securityes in such Cases as the Law
requires, And have Noe Occasion to be soe long stayed, from
their Intended Ports as hereto hath happened to their great
Dammage, And therefore this house desire the Concurrence
of the vppr house, tht the sayd Clause may stand as it doth in
the sayd bill being assured his Lop will at all times find per-
sones sufficiently quallifyed for tht purpose Conveniently
enough seated in Each County within this province.

Signd p Ordr C Boteler Cler &c.

which paper being Transcribed and Signd by the Cler of
this house was sent to the vppr house by Capt Peerce & Doct'

Then Came Coll Burgess & Majr Truman with the following

Upper house October the 22th 1683

The vppr houses reply
to the Last message

In Answere to the Last message by Capt
Peerce and Doctour Brooke Concerning

places for Entering and Clereing Shipps this house are as
much desirous, as any of the ease and quick dispatch of Shipps
and vessells, but doe think to have a Collectour in Every
County may not be Absolutely necessary, & that the places
hereafter named, for Entering & Cleering Shipping wthin this
province may have the Lower houses Concurrence wth this
house to the same Vizt ffor all the Westerne side of this prov-
ince Wycocomoco St Maryes Puttuxent & Ann Arrundell, for
the Easterne Side Talbott and Summersett:

Signd p Ordr Tho Grunwin Cler


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