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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1755-1756
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The Lower House. 141

A sufficient Number of the Members of the Lower House being
convened at the Stadt House, Ordered, That Mr. John Goldsbor-
ough, and Mr. Govane, do acquaint his Excellency therewith.
They return and acquaint Mr. Speaker that they delivered the
Col. Hammond, and Samuel Chamberlaine, Esq; from the Upper
House, acquaint Mr. Speaker, that the Governor requires the Atten-
dance of the Lower House immediately in the Upper House.

L. H. J.
Liber No. 48
June 23

Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and (with the other Members of the
Lower House) went to the Upper House; where his Excellency made
the following Speech,
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly
[The speech which follows is printed in full in the Upper House
Journal, pages 121-2.]

p. 97

Mr. Speaker (with the other Members) returned to the Lower
House and re-assumed the Chair.
On Motion, Ordered, That his Excellency the Governor's Speech
be Read.
The Governor's Speech was Read, and ordered to lie on the Table.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen who were on the several Committees
last Session, be continued thereon this Session.
Ordered, That the Rules of the House observed last Session, be
observed as such this Session.
Resolved, That the Hours of Sitting for Dispatch of Public Busi-
ness, be from Eight until Twelve before Noon, and from Two until
Six Afternoon.
Ordered, That Mr. Dulany, do acquaint the Reverend Mr. Mac
Pherson, that he is desired, by this House, to read Divine Service,
Morning and Evening, during this Session.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant, directed to the
Deputy Secretary of this Province, forthwith to make out a new
Writ of Election, directed to the Sheriff of St. Mary's County, to
elect a Delegate to serve in this Assembly, in the Room of Mr.
Jeremiah Chase, deceased.
On Motion, Ordered, That the Committee of Laws do prepare and
bring in an Address to his Excellency, in Answer to his Speech.
The House adjourns till the morrow Morning at 8 of the Clock.

p. 98

Tuesday, 24th June 1755.

The House met according to Adjournment: The Members were
called and all appeared as Yesterday. The Proceedings of Yesterday
were read.
Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Tolley, Mr. Edmondson & Mr. Edge, appeared
in the House.
The House adjourns till 2 of the Clock Afternoon.


June 24

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