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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1769-1770
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172 Assembly Proceedings, September 25-November 2, 1770.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 36
Sept. 25

induced to take in this Business, and the manner in which it was
communicated to me, it did not Strike me as an Object of so great
Importance as to require a particular Meeting of the General As-
sembly at a very Inconvenient Season, and therefore I reserved it for
your Deliberation at this Time, to which I now recommend it, and
that you will make such Provisions on the Subject as you may deem
to be expedient, this Business remaining yet unsettled, Commission-
ers from one Neighbouring Province only having attended, at the
place and time appointed.
I have the Honour of a Letter from his Excellency Lord Botetourt
Governor of Virginia, written at the request of the House of Bur-
gesses of that Dominion, which I shall also order to be laid before
you His Lordships earnest Solicitude, and my Persuasion of the
Propriety and Utility of the Measure, call upon me to recommend
to you in the Strongest Manner to join the Colony of Virginia in
erecting & supporting a Light House on Cape Henry
Permit me to desire also your Peculiar Attention to the State of
our Criminal Law; what Defects you shall discover therein it is in
your power to remedy; I have already experienced the Want of Pre-
cission on this Head to be Productive of very great Inconvenience.
Gentlemen of both Houses
Be assured that the Sanction of my Authority shall be given with
the utmost Alacrity and Satisfaction to all such Regulations as your
Experience has found to be most conducive to the Prosperity of the
Province and your Prudence and Regard for the Public Good shall
adopt and propose.
Ordered that Daniel Dulany, John Ridout and John Beale Bordley be a Committee to prepare an Address in Answer to his Ex-
cellencys Speech
Mess. Ward and Ware attend with M.r Robert Hendley Courts, a
Member Elected for Charles County, M.r Joseph Gilpin for Cecil
County, and John Matthews John Paca and Aquila Hall
for Baltimore County, to see them Qualified, who take the Oaths to
the Government, appointed to be taken by Act of Assembly, repeat
and Subscribe the Oath of Abjuration and Test, and then withdraw.
Mess. Wright and Griffith, from the Lower House, acquaint his
Excellency that their House hath made Choice of M.r John Duckett

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for their Clerk, and hope for his Excellencys Approbation; to whom
his Excellency is pleased to declare that he approves their Choice Worthington and Luckett attend with M.r John Duckett
to See him Qualified as Clerk to the Lower House of Assembly,
who takes the several Oaths to the Government, appointed to be
taken by Act of Assembly, repeats and Subscribes the Oath of Abju-
ration and Test and also takes the usual Oath of Office, and then
Adjourned until To Morrow Morning 10 of the Clock,

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