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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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The Lower House. 227

A sufficient Number of Delegates to compose the Lower House of
Assembly being convened at the Stadt-House ;
Ordered, That Mr. Carroll and Dr. Steuart do acquaint his Ex-
cellency the Governor therewith.

They return and acquaint Mr. Speaker, That they delivered the

Samuel Chamberlaine, Esq; and Col. Tasker, from the Upper
House, acquaint Mr. Speaker, That the Governor requires the At-
tendance of the Lower House of Assembly immediately in the
Council Chamber.

L. H. J.
Liber No. 31
March 22

Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and (with the rest of the Members
of the Lower House) went to the Council Chamber; where his
Excellency made the following Speech :

Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,

It gives me much Pleasure to have an Opportunity of [This
speech beginning thus is printed in full in Upper House Journal,
pp. 197-198; the concluding paragraph is reproduced here]

p. 169

Gentlemen of the Lower House,

I think it my Duty to intreat you in particular, cautiously to avoid
at this Time, the Rock on which you have heretofore Split: And
since you will find by the Opinion of his Majesty's Attorney-General
which I shall communicate to you, that the Supply-Bill, which you
offered the Year before last, and again last Year, to the Gentlemen
of the Upper House, is deemed such a one as they could not, con-
sistent with their Duty, nor, without violating our Constitution, give
their Assent to; permit me to hope, that you will now Frame such a
Bill as may be judged unexceptionable, so that the Conclusion of this
Session may efface the Remembrance of all past Failures, and
demonstrate that we likewise are animated with the same laudable
Spirit, which hath, since the Beginning of this War, so remarkably
excited our Fellow Subjects to exert their most vigorous Efforts.

Mr. Speaker (with the rest of the Members) returned to the
Lower House, and re-assumed the Chair.

p. 170

Ordered, That the Governor's Speech (a Copy of which he de-
livered to Mr. Speaker) be Read by the Clerk; which accordingly
was, and Ordered to lie on the Table.

His Excellency communicated to Mr. Speaker, the following
Letters ;

Whitehall, 7th January, 1760.

His Majesty having nothing so much at Heart, as to improve
[This letter beginning thus is from William Pitt to Governor Sharpe
is printed in full in Upper House Journal, pp. 199-200].

p. 171

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