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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1717-April, 1720
Volume 33, Page 208   View pdf image (33K)
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208 Assembly Proceedings, April 22-May 10, 1718.

L. H. J.

The Lords Baltemore and Guilford their Answer to the
Address of this House of Last Sessions was read and ordered
to be entred as follows viz.

Baltemore | Gentlemen of the Lowr House of Assembly We
Guilford | thank you for your dutifull Address which We
reced by the hands of our worthy Friend Coll Blackiston. The
regard you have paid to our Declaracons and Accons is the
more gratefull to us as it tends to lay aside all fears and
Jealousies and place Confidence between the Lord prory and
his people, The Sure Way to make both Happy.

As We would by no meanes give up any Branch of our
just Prerogative so by our Instruccon relating to the Ordinary
Lycences you may perceive how desirous we were to prevent
any Difference about them ; And as We have applyed the fines
arising by the Law to the use of our Secretaries, so We could
have wished it had not been made Temporary that no Occa-
sion might hereafter offerr it Self whereby a Dispute may
arise so happily laid asleep for the present.
We greatly Comend the Zeale you Express for the En-
couragement of good Literature among you. Amidst the

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many Advantages arising from Charity Schools lately set up
in great Brittain by the Subscriptions of Severall Inhabitants
within their distinct Parishes where youth are taught and
instructed in the true Orthodox ffaith of the Church of Eng-
land, This one is more peculiarly observed to redound from
them that they are so many Nurseries and Fences agt Popery:
And you may be well assured that We shall never be wanting
on a proper Occasion to encourage so comendable a Work

Ordered that the same Gent who were appointed last Ses-
sions to be of the severall Comittees continue for this Sessions
also and are sent out Accordingly.

The House adjourns till one of the Clock in the afternoon

Post Meridiem
The House meets according to Adjo.
On a representacon made by a member of this House that
Thomas Macnemara Esqr having demanded from Clerk of
this House a Copy of his Excys Speech which the said Clerk
not directly Complying wth the said Macnemara used Severall
Expressions Seemingly to extort the same from him with
some reflections towards this House.

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