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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, September, 1704-April, 1706
Volume 26, Page 295   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 295

Councill and Assembly of this Province and the Authority of
the same that for the future when and as often as his Excel-
lency the Governour of this Province for the time being shall
upon any Accidents and urgent affair of this Province think
fitt to call and Convene an Assembly and to send Writts for
Eleccon of Burgesses and Delegates to serve in such Assembly
the form of the said Writt shall be as followeth.
Anne by the Grace of God of England Scotland France
and Ireland Queen Defender of the ffaith &c To the Sheriff

Lib. L. L.
No. 64.

of A. County Greeting These are to Authorize and impower
you imediately upon receipt hereof to call together four or
more Comissioners of your County with the Clerk who are
hereby required to sitt as a Court and during the sitting by
vertue of your Office to make or Cause to be made publiq
Proclamation thereby giving Notice to all the ffreemen of
your said County who have within your said County a freehold
of fifty Acres of Land or a Visible Estate of forty pounds
Sterl at the least requiring them to appear at the next County
Court to be holden for your County at a certain day within a
reasonable time after such Proclamation made for Electing and
Choosing of Deputys and Delegates to serve for your County
in a Generall Assembly to be holden at the Port of Annapolis
the day of att which time of Proclamation afore-
said the said ffreemen so required to appear or the Major part
of such of them as shall then appear shall and may and are
hereby Authorized and required to Elect and Choose four
severall and sufficient ffreemen of your County each of them
having a Freehold of ffifty Acres of Land or Visible Estate of
forty pounds sterl at the least within your County And you
shall give to each of them severally and respectively by four
severall and respective Indentures under their hands and Seals
to be Deputys and Delegates for your County at the said next
Generall Assembly to do and Consent to those things which
then by the favour of God shall happen to be ordain'd by the
Advice and Consent of the great Councill of this Province
Concerning such occasions and Affaires as shall relate to the
Government State and defence of this Province But wee will
not in any Case that you or any other Sheriff in our said Pro-
vince be Elected. Which said Indentures shall be between
you the said Sheriff of the one part and the said ffreemen
electing of the other part And shall bear date the same day
upon which the said Election shall be made and that upon such
Election you the said Sheriff shall so soon as conveniently may
be Certify and transmitt to the Chancellour of this Province
for the time being one part of the said Severall and respective
Indentures Close seald up under your hand and Seale and
directed to the Governour of this Province and also to the

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