clear space clear space clear space white space
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e

PLEASE NOTE: The searchable text below was computer generated and may contain typographical errors. Numerical typos are particularly troubling. Click “View pdf” to see the original document.

  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search
search for:
clear space
white space
Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1766-1768
Volume 61, Page 327   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
clear space clear space clear space white space

The Lower House. 327

them for their rights, should you think fit to repeal the laws by which
they are at present restrained from selling the lands they possess
As the person who is authorized by Sir William Johnson as well
as by the indians to act for them on this occasion, will wait here
for the result of your deliberations I must recommend this business,
in the first place to your consideration

The frequent disputes and great confusion occasioned in this
province by the loss of boundaries and the variation of the compass
are matters well worthy your notice: Some remedy for so great
an evil is indisputably wanting; but it might perhaps be difficult to
point out one adequate and unexceptionable: That a just and equi-
table regard may be shewn to the rights of all concerned, the utmost
caution and foresight as well as the strictest impartiality, are requisite

The defects of our present road laws, are obvious and striking:
You must be sensible what great advantages would arise to the
community, from the public roads being made more direct and kept
constantly in good repair; I hope therefore you will take this matter
likewise into consideration
I must also observe to you, gentlemen, that an accurate review
of the criminal laws made or introduced here, seems to be highly
expedient: When it becomes a question whether a law is in force, or
not, a tenderness toward convicted persons, they may not seem to
deserve usually takes place and, by that circumstance, encourage-
ment is probably given, to the commission of crimes. Let therefore
some criterion be established, so plain and explicit, for determining
what criminal laws are in force here, that all doubts, on this head,
may in future be prevented
Gentlemen of both houses
The proofs I have on all occasions endeavoured to give of my
desire to promote the welfare and happiness of the people over
whom I have the honor to preside, make it, I hope, unnecessary
for me, now, to assure you, that you will always find me ready to
concur with you in every proper measure you can propose for the
public good
M.r speaker (with the rest of the members) returned to the lower
house and resumed the chair
The house adjourns till to morrow morning 9 o'clock

L. H. J.

Liber No. 52
May 24

Wednesday May

The house met according to adjournment. The members were
called and all appeared as on yesterday.
M.r John Goldsborough a delegate returned for Talbot County,
and M.r William Baxter a delegate returned for Caecil County ap-
peared in the house

May 25

clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1766-1768
Volume 61, Page 327   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  

This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact

©Copyright  October 06, 2023
Maryland State Archives