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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1769-1770
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38 Assembly Proceedings, November 17-December 20, 1769.

L. H. J.
Liber No. 54
Nov. 17

For Frederick County

M.r Thomas Jenings
M.r William Luckett

A sufficient number of Members being convened at the Stadt

Ordered, That M.r Goldsborough and M.r Gantt, do acquaint His
Excellency the Governor therewith. They return and acquaint M.r
Speaker they delivered the Message.

Benedict Calvert and Daniel Dulany Esquires from the Upper
House, acquaint M.r Speaker his Excellency the Governor requires
the attendance of the Members of the Lower House immediately
in the Upper House.

M.r Speaker left the Chair and, attended by the 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,

p. 2

From my Desire of Accomodating the Public Business to your
Private Affairs, I have delayed calling you together, nor should I,
did not the Exigencies of Government make it necessary, now meet
you merely to notify the Lord Proprietary's appointment of me to
succeed Colonel Sharpe as Governor of this Province, to merit which
Honor, and the Trust thus reposed in me, I shall ever consider it to
be my indispensible Duty to Promote, on all Occasions, the Pros-
perity of Maryland

Gentlemen of the Lower House

Convinced, as I am, that the real Interests of the Lord Proprietary,
and the People of this Province are inseperable, I meet this Assembly
with the most agreeable Prospect. From your Attachments to the
Welfare of your Country; from your Knowledge of its Circum-
stances; and from your Moderation and Prudence, I derive the most
persuasive and pleasing Expectation, that this Session will be dis-
tinguished by the Benefits which a dispassionate and amicable Inter-
course cannot fail to produce, by the Propriety of your Proceedings,
and by the Utility of those Laws which shall be enacted.

His Lordship has been pleased to assure you in the Message I am
now to have the Honor of delivering to you, that if you will prepare
the Plan for the further Improvement of the Province, his Encourage-
ment shall not be wanting. Though I warmly wish that a well
founded Provision for a more liberal Institution of Youth may be
established here, yet, I do not undertake at this Time to recommend
particular Objects to your Attention. The Observations I have
made during the short Interval since my Arrival not affording me
sufficient Grounds; and, if that Interval had been much longer, your

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