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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
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The Lower House. 281

Edmund Jenings Esqr and Collo Charles Hammond from the
Upper House and Mr John Ross Clerk of the Council came into
the Stadt House in whose presence the aforesaid Members took the
Oaths (of Allegiance abhorrence and Abjuration) to his Majesty
King George the second Repeated the Test and Signed Said Oaths
and Test.
Benjamin Tasker Esqr and George Plater Esqr from the Upper
House Informed the said Members that the Governour required
their immediate attendance in the Council Chamber. They there-
upon went, The Governour required them to return and make
Choice of a Speaker, They returned and Unanimously made Choice
of Collo John Mackall for their Speaker and placed him in the Chair.
Mr Walter Smith and Collo Hanson Ordered to acquaint his Ex-
cellency this House hath made Choice of a Speaker.
Collo Hammond from the Upper House acquaints this House his
Excellency requires their Attendance in the Council Chamber to
present their Speaker. The Members of this House went to the
upper House and presented to his Excellency the Governour Coll0
John Mackall a returned Member for Calvert County for their

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His Excellency the Governour approved the Choice.
His Excellency made the following Speech. (See page 210.)
Mr Speaker and the rest of the Members Returned. The House
make Choice of Mr Michael Macnemara for Clerk.
Mr Denton and Mr Edward Lloyd Ordered to acquaint the Gov-
ernor therewith and to desire his Approbation. They return and
Acquainted Mr Speaker the Governour Approved the Choice. Mr
Denton and Mr Lloyd sent to the Upper House to see Mr Macnemara
Qualify himself as Clerk.
They return and Acquaint Mr Speaker they saw the said Mac-
nemara qualify himself by taking the several Oaths to the Govern-
ment required by Law and by Signing the said Oaths and by Re-
peating and Signing the Test and taking the following Oath.
You Michael Macnemara do swear that as Clerk of the Lower
House of Assembly you shall true Entry's make of all such matters
and things as by the Honourable Speaker for the time being and that
House shall be to you Directed, the Secrets of the said House you
shall not Divulge to the Prejudice of the House or any Member
thereof but shall in all things as Clerk to the said House well and
truly demean your self According to the Best of your Knowledge.
So help you God.
Mr Thomas Jobson Appointed Serjeant at Arms
Mr Thomas Reynolds Appointed Door Keeper. The House
Adjourned untill the Morrow Morning at nine of the Clock.

p. 783

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