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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 191   View pdf image (33K)
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The Upper House. 191

His Excellency with the Advice of the Board sent Major
General Lloyd Colo
Ennals Colo
Greenfield and Philip Lynes
Esqr to the House of Delegates to command them in the
Queens name to give their immediate attendance on him at
the Council Chamber the Gentlemen return and say they ac-
quainted the House therewith and immediately the whole
House Attended his Excellency in Council and he spake to
them as follows

U. H. J.

I am acquainted that you Gentlemen of the House of Dele-
gates have in an Extrajudicial Way taken upon you to construe
her most Sacred Majestys Royal Commission to me to be your
Governor here contrary to the express Tenor thereof of which
you might in good manners have allowed me to be A Com-
petent Judge having worn it so many years I cannot but look
upon this Action to proceed from an ill grounded heat and
Rashness not at all becoming the Station you fill and since no
one pretends to control your debates and Resolves concerning
the Election of your Members It had been much more discre-
tion in you to have wholly proceeded thereon then after the
unwarrantable manner you have expell'd the members whose
commission for sitting in your house is derived from the same
fountain of Authority which admits you thereto

Mr Speaker
I cannot but look on this Aukward Step as Derogatory to
her Sacred Majestys Royal prerogative and therefore that the
charge to the poor Country of an unprofitable Session may not
lye at my Door you have this one more added to the many
favourable concessions I have already made that I wish you to
repair to your House and there seriously reflect on what you
have done
Which being ended Mr Speaker and the whole House re-
paired to their House
Mr Bradley, Colo
Greenberry, Mr Tyler, Mr Worthington,
Captain Jones and Mr Robins came into Council and delivered
to his Excellency the following message which was read at
this Board Viz.

p. 975

By the House of Delegates October 4th 1708

In answer to your Excellencys Speech to the House this day
in relation to the Charter which your Excellency was pleased to
grant to the Citizens of Annapolis this House hath taken into
Consideration what we have done upon Complaint of Several
of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Annapolis who conceived
themselves under some hardships by the said Charter lately


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