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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 184   View pdf image (33K)
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184 Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 27 -Oct. 4, 1708.

U. H. J.
p. 969

your Prudence and Example I have but slender hopes your
debates can be successful but as we are all willing to be called
Christians let us in our several Stations Act like men who
deserve that noble Excellent Character that the Heathens
round about us may not continue to mock at our Hypocrisy
and despise our Religion and let that Magistrate be Stigma-
tized with Infamy whoever connives at or Countenances any
Sort of Knavery or Atheism

Whenever you will heartily and sincerely endeavour to bring
this good Work about I should never despond but By Gods
blessing to see the Country Improve and Flourish and then the
rest of our Fellow Subjects every where (to your lasting Glory
and Reputation) would be justly Convinced that the People in
Maryland truly serve God and with a loyal Dutiful Regard
honour our lawful and rightful Sovereign the Queen
After which Mr Speaker in behalf of himself and Delegates
desired to have A Copy of his Excellencys Speech which was
granted so the Speaker & Delegates withdrew and repaired
to their House
Kenelm Cheseldyne Esqr and Colo
Thomas Greenfield came
and took their places at the Board
The Council Adjourned till to Morrow Morning Eight a

Tuesday Morning the 28th September 1708

The Council met according to Adjournment & present as
His Excellency having Ordered A Dedimus Potestatem
and Appointed Kenelm Cheseldyn William Coursey Thomas
Greenfield and Philip Lynes Esqrs to swear the Delegates:
Ordered them to go to their House and Administer the Oaths
appointed by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Alle-
giance and Supremacy and the Oath Extinguishing the pre-
tended Prince of Wales to the succession of the Crown of
England pursuant to the Writt of Dedimus Potestatem
Came Mr William Bladen Major Gale and Mr Samuel
Worthington and say that their House humbly desire that the
Gentlemen appointed by his Excellency to Administer the
Oaths Usually in such cases may be sent to their House in
order thereto
Mr William Bladen and Major Gale enter the Council Cham-
ber and acquaint his Excellency that their House desires the
perusall of such Writts of Election as are returned which his

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