Your Honour's Wishes that wisdom and Moderation may Direct
your Councills and the Assurances you have been Pleased to give us,
of your Inclination to Advance our real Happiness, not only deserves
our most thankfull Acknowledgments but ought to Excite us, as
we hope it will, to Act with the Greatest Zeal and unanimity in the
Service of our Country under a firm reliance on your Concurrence
with us in the means which never were more Necessary than at this
Signed by Order of the House John Mackall, Speaker
May 22d 1730.
They return & acquaint Mr Speaker they presented the Same.
Mr Kirk Appeared in the House this Afternoon
The Question being put whether this House should first proceed
to Consider of a Tobacco Law or for the Appointment of an Agent
in Great Britain.
Resolved that the House first proceed to Consider of a Tobacco
The Question being put whether a bill should be prepared for the
Amendment of the Staple of Tobacco or not, Resolved in the Affirm-
The Question being Put whether in the Tobacco Bill to be pre-
pared the Restriction shall be to a Number of Plants or to a Number
Resolved that the Restriction be to a Number of Plants.