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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1745-1747
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684 Assembly Proceedings, December 22, 23, 1747.

L. H. J
Liber No. 46

Lower House went to the Upper House Where his Excellency made
the following Speech, (See page 675)

p. 740

Mr Speaker with the Members returned to the Lower House and
resumed the Chair
The Governor communicated to Mr Speaker the following papers
(See page 676)

p. 742

On reading his Excellency the Governor's Speech and an Extract
from a Letter of his Grace the Duke of Newcastle to Governor
Shirley and Commodore Knowles and a Letter from Governor
Shirley and Commodore Knowles to the Governor of this Province ;
Resolved that this House do take the same into Consideration in the

The House adjourns for an Hour

Post Meridiem

The House met according to Adjournment
The House having taken into Consideration the Governor's
Speech Ordered that an Address be prepar'd to his Excellency
thereon; and that Mr Hammond Doctor Carroll Colo Hooper Mr
Key and Mr Lloyd do prepare and bring in the same Mr Hammond
from the Committee appointed to prepare an Address to the Gover-
nor brings in the following viz.
To his Excellency Samuel Ogle Esqr Governor of Maryland
The humble Address of the House of Delegates.
May it please your Excellency
We His Majesty's most Dutifull and Loyal Subjects the Dele-
gates of the Freemen of the Province of Maryland in Assembly
convened return your Excellency our sincere Thanks for the kind
Expressions in your Speech at the Opening of this Session. The

p. 743

Inclemency of the weather has rendered the Meeting in Assembly
at this Time very difficult by the Deepness of the Snow and the Bay
and Rivers being frozen: But our Duty to His Majesty, and deter-
mined Resolutions to do every Thing in our Power to answer his
Royal Expectations make us bear the present Inconvenience with
great chearfulness.
We will immediately take the subject Matter recommended in
Your Excellency's Speech and the Extract of the Duke of New-
castle's Letter into our Serious Consideration and determine there-
upon agreeable to the present Circumstances of the People we
Which was Read Approved and Ordered to be Ingrossed.
The Address to the Governor was brought in Ingrossed was Read
and Assented to and signed on Behalf of the House by the Honour-
able Speaker.

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