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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1724-1726
Volume 35, Page 246   View pdf image (33K)
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246 Assembly Proceedings, October 6-November 6, 1725.

U. H. J.

Ordered to lye on the Table.

This House Adjourns till to Morrow Morning Eight of
the Clock

Friday Morning October 29th 1725.
This House Met Again According to Adjournmt
Present as Yesterday
Colo Belt and Captain Crabb attend with Mr Gant a Member
Elected for Prince Georges County to see him Qualified
Whereupon the said Thomas Gant takes the Oaths to the
Governmt appointed by Act of Assembly and Subscribes the
Oath of Abjuration and Test according to the Directions of
the said Act and then they withdrew
Read the Message yesterday by Mr Harrison and [Mr]
Johnson with the Bill relating to Servants to which the fol-
lowing Answer is prepared viz.

p. 70

By the Upper House of Assembly October the 29th 1725
In yor Message of the 28th Instant by Mr Harrison and Mr
Johnson relating to the Bill directing the disposall of Serv-
ants for want of Security for their good behaviour you tell

us You hope we will not Insist upon any thing that looks like
Depriving you of preventative Justice which plainly Implys
a Surmise that we are going About to do it. We are very
well Assured that in our former Message relating to this Bill
we have not used any Expression that can be a just founda-
tion for such a Suspicion and are very sorry to find our selves
often treated with such unjust Reflections in your Messages
rather as Enemies to our Country and Subverters of Justice
than as an Upper House of Assembly. May we not differ
with you in Opinion about some things debated between the
two houses without being suspected of having Intentions to
deprive you of Justice or invade your priviledges? We
desire that you will be pleased to Consider that such meas-
ures instead of Cultivating a good Understanding between
us directly tends to a breach of it and therefore we hope you
will forbear such Treatment for the future. It seems strange
to Us why you should give yourselves the trouble of Com-
poseing so long a Message consisting of repeated Assertions
of the necessity of preserving the publick peace and that
Servants are not Exempted by the Act for payment of Crim-
inal Servants fees from being bound to their Good Behaviour
things not any where denyd in our former Message for we
have as great a regard to the preservation of the publick peace

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