This Board according to the request of the house have sent
them the severall Bills, before them, some few only reserved
for further Consideration, The Act against Hogstealers is not
provided for (as to the point of Proof) as was agreed on, it is
desired that either in this or that other Act for the more
speedy bringing to Tryall of Criminals &c that defect may be
Supplyed, In the Act for Appointment of certain Officers,
there ought to be a provision made for Persons of tender
Consciences in some points as the Act of Parliament directs
that it may not be repugnant thereunto. All or most of the
Bills ought to be indifinite only such as are of themselves of
a Meere Temporary nature being made such, and with the
aforegoing Amendments Alterations or Additions with what
also was discoursed off, at the Conference this Board (if the
house pass them into Acts) will Concurr therewith.
Signed pr Order John LLewellin Cl.
Mr Benjamin Scriviner Sworn Sheriff of Ann Arundell
County and also took the Oaths appointed by Act of Parlia-
ment instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
His Excellency delivers to the Clerk these following Bills
sent from the house Vizt
An Act for Encouragement the Importation of Negroes &c
An Act for Encouragement of such Persons as will under-
take to Build Water Mills.
An Act providing what shall be good Evidence to prove
An Act for Publication of all the Laws of this Province
all thus Endorsed Vizt May 23d 1692. read first time
Adjourn till to Morrow Morning 10 a Clock
May the 24th 1692 Council Mett
His Excellency the Governor