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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 352   View pdf image (33K)
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352 Assembly Proceedings, Nov, 29-Dec. 17, 1708.

Lib. L. L.
No. 64.
p. 354

By the house of Delegates 15th December 1708.

Read and assented to by the house of Delegates.
Signed p order Richd Dallam Cl: ho: Del:

December the 15th 1708.

Then was the bill read and assented to by her Majtys honble
Councill & Signed p order.
W Bladen Cl Council

December the 17th 1708.

On the behalfe of our Sovereigne Lady Ann Queen of
Great Brittain &ca I will this be a Law
Jo: Seymour

An Act directing the manner of Electing and Summoning
Delegates and Representatives to Serve in Succeeding

fforasmuch as the Chiefest and only foundation and Support
of any Kingdom State or Commonwealth is the providing Es-
tablishing and Enacting good and wholesome Laws for the
good rule and Government thereof and also upon any neces-
sary and Emergent Occasion to raise and Levy money for the
defraying the Charge of the said Government and the defence
thereof neither of which according to the Constitution of this
province Can be made ordained Established and Raised but
by and with the Consent of the ffreemen of this province by
their Severall Delegates and Representatives by them freely
nominated Chosen and Elected to serve for their Severall
Countys in Generall Assembly and forasmuch as the Safest
and best rule for this province to follow in Electing such Del-
egates and Representatives is the presidents of the proceed-
ings in parliments in England as near as the Constitution of
this province will admitt The Governour Councill and dele-
gates of this Present Generall Assembly do humbly pray that
it may be Enacted.

p. 355

And be it Enacted by the Queens most Excellent Majesty
by and with the advice and Consent of her Majtys Governour
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 accident and urgent affaire of this province think fitt
to Call and Convene an Assembly and to send out Writts for
Electing of Burgesses and Delegates to Serve in such Assem-
bly such Writts shall Issue forth forty days at Least before

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