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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 286   View pdf image (33K)
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286 Assembly Proceedings, April 30-May 14, 1696.

U. H. J.

Proposed that a Law or Ordinance of Assembly pass for
the seperate Roomes to be made in the new State House for
the several Offices vizt for the Provinciall Offices Land Offices
Commissarys Office County Courts Office & Clk of the
Councils Office and that a Bar be placed at the door of each
Office within which no Person whatsoever shall Come save
the Clerk & that no Clerk carry any Record Book or Publick
Papers out of their respective Offices without sent for by his
Excellency the Governor or Assembly

p. 851

That there be two or three Jury Rooms made and a Passage
through the midst of the House so that on one side the said
Rooms may lye & On the other side the Offices and at the
end of the Passage will be the Entrance into the Porch
Chamber by which means all the Rooms will be Private.
That Dutch Stoves be sent for to be kept in the Offices
that the Court House Table have several Boxes made in it for
ready laying by or securing the Clerks and Lawyers papers
that there be a Contrivance within the Bar for the Grand Jury
to keep together in, a Seat made for the Cryer to sit Above
the rest of the People an Outer Bar for the witnesses and a
Step or two for the Witnesses to be seen above the rest and
one or two Galleries
That the Court House be paved at least six foot round that
Good store of Oyster Shells be laid round the House espe-
cially at the lower end where it is most sandy and that the
Pavement Come upon that to be laid with a descent to Carry
the water off every way that the said House be pailed in at the
same distance the Porch bears from it that at some distance
from thence several Posts be set up to Hang Horses on to
Contrive a Pissduit and House of Office some where near
the State House.
That a Chimney be Carried up at the other end of the
State House from the first Storey above &c.
To have the back Porch as big as the Fore Porch.
Quere how the Clerks can go up to their Offices in
Assembly time without Going through the Place where the
Assembly sits
To have a Place built upon Pillars betwixt the State House
with a Room above for the Council to sit in
To be left upon Record what Parts of the Foundation of the
State House are Piled what manner of Earth the said Founda-
tion consists of and that the Accot be Given by the Brick-
Quere Whether or no a Pulpit and a Reading Desk cannot
be now made for to serve in the said State House at Present
and which may serve for the Church hereafter in the Church
to be built

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 286   View pdf image (33K)
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