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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 417   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, July 1-10, 1696. 417

Mr Hooper, Mr Tasker, Mr Frisby, Major Ennalls and Mr
Who returne and say [they have delivered their Message
and that it is required what is me [ant by] the Statutes and
Laws of England.
Resolved these words be added and incerted in the said
Bill, Vizt
In all matters and causes where the Laws of this province
are Silent.
Also resolved the following Message be sent to his Excy

By the house of Burgesses. July the 9th 1696

It is represented to us by the Messengers last sent that his
Excellency was pleased to give caution to this house that the
clause in the Act of Religion should be explayned what was
meant by the words Statutes and laws of England, and require
that this house would explayne themselves so as to make the
words answer the ends intended, for which we humbly thank
his Majestys Govr and pray that to the former words in the
act may be annexed (in all matters and cases where the laws
of this province are Silent)
With which words we pray the said Bill may pass.
Signed p order
W. Bladen Clk: Assembly
Sent p Major Thompson and Colonel Pearce.

The house adjourned till 6 of the Clock to Morrow Morn-

Fryday July the 10th 1696

The house met. Major Thompson reports to the house
that he had delivered his Message to his Excy upon which he
was sent last night. And that his Excy recomends these words
may be added vizt


In this his Matys province of Maryland.

Resolved Letters be writt to his Grace of Canterbury My
Lord Bp of London, Esqr Blathwayte and Mr Povey.

House adjourned for two hours.

post meridiem House met
A Bill for the [Service of Almighty] God and the Estab-
lishmt of the protestant [Religion in this] province. Read
and sent up to his Majtys honble [Councill.]
Mr Thos Col ad whereupon the house desire his
Excy will be pleased arge his Comission
The house adjourned for two hours.


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