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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 75   View pdf image (33K)
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The Lower House. 75

And ordered the Committee of Election and Privileges take
with them the said Indenture and withdraw upon the said
And soon after they return and enter the House and report
to Mr Speaker that Mr John Hall was duly and legally elected
a member to serve for Baltimore County aforsaid.
The Message p Colo
Jenkins, Colo
Lloyd, Kenelm Chesyl-
dine Esqr and Colo
Ennalls together with a Model relating to
Itinerant Judges, being read it's ordered that the same lie on
the Table till Wednesday next for the members Perusal
The Honble Colo
Smithson's Petition was ordered to be
read and entered Viz.

Maryland March 31st 1707

To his Excellency the Governor and her Majesty's Honble
Council and this House of Delegates in this General Assembly.
The Petition of Thomas Smithson publick Treasurer on the
Eastern Shore humbly sheweth,

L. H. J.

That your Petitioner lately since this present War had Eight
sets of Bills of Exchange delivered him by the Naval Officers
in Payment of publick Debts, all which taken & lost and yet
(notwithstanding the Loss of them) your Petitioner hath
answered and paid to the Public the several Sums of those
Bills, tho, he had not received the Money of those Eight Sets,
that is to say, John Green's Bills £ 10..11..8 and one John
Lowe's Bills £ 5..O..O both amounting to £ 15..11..8 and there
is nobody to apply to, to get new Bills; therefore your Peti-
tioner craves he may be allowed the money next Levy, having
paid the same to the Public, of his own Stock.
And your Petitioner as in Duty bound shall pray Indorsed
as follows Viz. Thos Smithson

By his Excellency the Governor and Council in Assembly
March 31st 1707

Upon reading the above Petition the Request therein is
thought reasonable and it is recommended to the House of
Delegates that Colo
Smithson be allowed therefor and in Case
he can by any Means hereafter recover the money he be account-
able to the Country for the same.
Signed p Order W Bladen Cl. Co.

Which being read and debated in the House it's put to the
Question whether the Petitioner shall have an Allowance or
not? Carryed in the Affirmative and ordered that Colo

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