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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
Volume 36, Page 179   View pdf image (33K)
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The Lower House. 179

Dorchester County Calvert County
Mr John Brannock Mr Benjamin Mackall
Collo William Ennales Mr Walter Smith
Mr Peter Taylor Major Adderton Skinner
Mr John Kirk

Cecil County Queen Anns County
Mr Thomas Johnson Mr Augustine Thompson
Collo Ephraim Augustine Her- Captn William Elliott
man Mr William Hemsley
Mr Stephen Knight Major Wm Turbutt
Mr Joshua George

L. H. J.

By the House of Delegates Octr 3d 1728
That James Harris and John Beale Esqrs go to acquaint the
Governor that a Sufficient number of the Gentlemen elected by the
Severall and respective ffreemen of the Province of Maryland to
compose an House of Delegates are convened at the Stadt house.
They return and say they Delivered their Message
Collo Matthew Tilghman Ward Benjamin Tasker Esqr and
George Plater Esqr Clerk of the Councill from the Upper house
came into the Stadt house in whose Presence the said returned
Members of the Lower House except those marked absent took the
Oaths of Allegiance Abhorrence and Abjuration to his Present
Majesty King George the Second repeated the Test and Signed the
said Oaths and Test.
Soon afterwards came the Honble Phillip Lee and Nicholas
Lowe Esqrs from the Upper House and informed the said Repre-
sentatives that the Governor required their immediate Attendance
in the Councill Chamber, who thereupon went, and were there re-
quired by the Governor, to return to their House and Choose a
Speaker, they Complied Accordingly and unanimously chose Coll0
John Mackall a Member returned to serve for Calvert County to
be their Speaker, Placed him in the Chair, and Presented him to the
Governor in the Usual manner where the said Mr Speaker decently
and Submissively addressing himself to the Governor offered sev-
erall reasons disabling himself from serving in that Station and
therefore made humble Suit to him to be discharged and that he
wou'd be Pleased to Command the Delegates to make choice of an
abler Person, which Excuses the Governor would no Ways admit

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of, being well Satisfied of the Skill & Knowledge of the said John
Mackall in the Publick Affairs of the Province and required him In
the Lord Proprietors name to Accept of the said Place.
After which Mr Speaker in the name of the whole house of Dele-
gates humbly desired the Governor on the Lord Proprietors Behalf

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