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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 381   View pdf image (33K)
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At a Council in a General Assembly by Prorogation met
and held at the Port of Annapolis the first day of July in the
eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King William
the third &c Annoq Domini 1696 being the sixth Sessions
and their continued until the 10th day of the said month
His Excellency Francis Nicholson Esqr Captain General the
honble Colo George Robotham Colo Nicholas Greenberry
The Clerk of this Board is ordered to go down to see if the
House of Burgesses were met pursuant to the above Proro-
gation and to acquaint them that his Excellency requires their
attendance here presently
He returns and says that the House are met & are
coming up.
Came accordingly Mr Speaker Attended wtih the several
members of the House to whom his Excellency signifies that
suddenly after their last breaking up he received a Letter
from the right honble the Lords of his Majestys honble privy
Council giving an Account of the late Conspiracy together
with several other Papers relating thereto the which his Excel-
lency was pleased to deliver to Mr Speaker recommending
that the House would address his Sacred Majesty thereon and
to enter into an Association according to the Example of
England as they could find among the Printed Papers now
delivered and that they would make it the first Business they
entered upon by reason the said Address might be sent now
by the Fleet telling them that he thought it more proper that
the General Assembly should be first in doing the same and
be a President to the several Counties &c and not to follow
after them therefore appointed their meeting now being
withall pleased to signify that he had already in behalf of the
Country acquainted the right honble the Lords &c by Letter
that he did not question but that the Assembly at their meet-
ing would do the same.
In the next place his Excellency was pleased to deliver to
Mr Speaker his Majestys Royal Letter relating to New York
Affair recommending likewise their address of thanks to be
returned to his most Sacred Majesty for being graciously
pleased to Order the quota &c to be taken of at Present
At the same time was delivered several other letters for the
Perusall of the House vizt

U. H. J.

p. 889

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