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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1717-April, 1720
Volume 33, Page 211   View pdf image (33K)
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The Lower House. 211


By the Upper House of Assembly
Aprill 24th 1718.

The within peticon being read at this Board is left to the
Consideracon of The Lower House of Assembly.
Signed p Ordr Jno Beard Cl: Up: ho:

Philip Eilbeck's Petition thus endorst viz.

By the Upper House of Assembly
Aprill the 25th 1718.

The within Petition being read in this house is referr'd to
the Consideracon of the Lower House of Assembly.
Signed p Order Jno Beard Cl: Up. ho:

L. H. J.

The peticon of Thomas Reynolds Gent. agl Mr Jno Brannock
a Member of this House was read and referred till to morrow
Morning.

The House adjourns till to morrow morning Eight of the
Clock.
Saturday Apl 26th 1718
The house meets according to Adjmt
Yesterdays proceedings are read.
Whereas it is represented that the Roman Catholicks are
very numerous already and daily encreasing in this Province
so that tis feared they may for the future Occasion great Dis-
turbance by electing roman Catholicks or their Adherents to
serve as Delegates in Assemblies agt the Peace and Safety of
this Province.

Resolved that a Supplementary Bill to the Act directing the
manner of electing & Sumoning Delegates &c be brought in to
prevent any persons from having Votes in Elections who
shall refuse to take the Oaths and Subscribe the Test Accord-
ing to the Directions of the Act for the better Security of the
Peace and Safety of his Lpps Government &ca And Ordered
the Comittee of Laws prepare the Bill.
Major Bradford on his Motion has leave to go home for
that his House and Papers to a considerable Value has been
lately burnt so that necessity obliges him to be at home in
order to Settle what Accounts he can be informed of.

p. 16

The Petitions of Robert Heigh of Calvert County and the
pet0 of Phill Eilbeck of Kent County were read and the Alle-
gations being made Appear, Leave is given to bring in a Bill
as prayd and Ordered the Comittee of Laws prepare the Bill.

p. 17



 
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