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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1766-1768
Volume 61, Page 19   View pdf image (33K)
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The Lower House. 19

On reading the Governors Speech the Second time Ordered that
M:r Murdock Col.o Tilghman M.r Hammond M :r Wilson M :r J.
Hollyday M :r J. Hall of Annapolis and M :r Wolstenholme do Pre-
pare and bring in an Address in Answer thereto
Ordered that the following Rules be Observed as such during
this Session Viz:t
1:st That no Member of the House shall use any reviling Speeches
or Name any Member by his Proper Name otherwise than for Dis-
tinctions Sake, but shall rather use some other Signification as the
Gentleman that Spoke last or the like
2.d That no Member Speak above Once upon any Debate without
Licence of the House declared by the Speaker and if two Persons
shall rise up together the Speaker shall Appoint who shall Speak
first and no Member shall Interrupt any other until the Gentleman
Speaking hath ended

3:d That none shall deliver his Opinion or Speak to any Bill or
Debate unless he shall stand up and reverently direct his Speech to
the Speaker

4:th That every Bill Proposed by the House shall be read two
several Days before it is sent to the Upper House and once after
before it be Ingrossed and that between every reading One day
shall be intermitted and that in that time the Bill be laid on the
Table for the Perusal of all the Members unless on very Urgent

L. H. J.
Liber No. 52
May 9

Occasions M:r Speaker with the Consent of the House shall Dispense
therewith and then One Bill being read twice at One Sitting shall
be as Sufficient as if read several Days when so entered in the
Clerks Journal
5:th That No Person come into the House of Assembly while the
same is Sitting with Sword or other Weapon upon Penalty of such
fine as shall be imposed on them by the Speaker not exceeding five
Shillings for any One Offence
6:th That if any Member Bound to Attend this Assembly shall be
Absent at the Hours and Place Appointed after the Number of
twelve of the Members with the Speaker are met According to the
Order for sitting shall be fined according to the Discretion of the
Speaker not exceeding five Shillings for any Offence unless upon
lawfull Excuse as the Speaker shall Admit of
7:th That all Misdemeanors which shall happen in the House
shall be Censured and fined in the House

8:th That no Bill shall be read at any time during this Session
till all the Members in Town be called in except on some excuse to
be Admitted by the Speaker
9:th That if any Member of this House do depart without leave
from the Honourable Speaker and the House, such Member shall
forfeit all his Preceding Allowances due to him for his Attendance
that Session

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