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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1796
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VOTES and PROCEEDINGS, November, 1796.            19

first deducting his commission therefrom, amounting to the sum of one pound eleven shillings and
six-pence current money.  All which is submitted to the house.
                                                    By order,                                            Z.  HUGHES, clk.
Which was read.
    The clerk of the senate delivers a petition from Henry Stevenson, stating, that he was collector of
the public tax in 1777, 1778 and 1779, that there are sundry balances due him as collector of Baltimore
county, and praying he may be empowered to collect the same, endorsed; " By the senate,
" November 18, 1796:  Read and referred to the consideration of the house of delegates.
                                                    " By order,                                          A.  VAN-HORN, clk."
    Which was read, and referred to Mr. Smith, Mr. Carroll, Mr. Goldsborough, Mr. McMechen
and Mr. Neale, to consider and report thereon.
    The clerk of the senate delivers a letter from the governor of this day, enclosing letters from the
governor of Virginia, with resolutions of the legislature of that state proposing amendments to the
constitution of the United States, and proposing an annual interchange of the laws passed by each
state, endorsed; " By the senate, November 18, 1796:  Read and referred to the consideration of 
" the house of delegates.
                                                    " By order,                                          A.  VAN-HORN, clk."
Which were read.
    Mr. Montgomery, from the committee, brings in and delivers to Mr. Speaker the following
report:
    THE committee to whom was referred the petition of Walter Billingsley, David Clark and
Margaret Love, executors of John Love, late of Harford county, deceased, beg leave to report,
that they have taken the same under consideration, and find the facts therein stated to be true,
and are of opinion, that inasmuch as an individual would be compellable by the laws of the country
to discharge a claim circumstanced as that is of the petitioner's against the state, that in point of
justice relief ought to be granted, and beg leave to submit to the following resolution:
    RESOLVED, That the certificate in the petition mentioned be and it is hereby discountable at
the treasury of the western shore for taxes. and any other debts due the state, and the treasurer of
the western shore is hereby directed to receive the same.
    All which is submitted to the honourable house.
                                                    By order,                                            Z.  HUGHES, clk.
Which was read.
    Mr. Duckett, from the committee, brings in and delivers to Mr. Speaker the following report:
    THE committee to whom was referred the petition of Valentine Linn, of Prince-George's
county, report, that they have taken the same into their consideration, and are of opinion that the
facts therein set forth are true; they therefore recommend the following resolution:
    RESOLVED, That the auditor be and he is hereby authorised and directed to adjust the depreciation
due to Valentine Linn, late a soldier in the first Maryland regiment, and that the treasurer
of the western shore issue to said Valentine Linn a certificate for the same, bearing an interest of
six per cent. from the time of issuing the said certificate.
        All which is submitted.
                                                    By order,                                            Z.  HUGHES, clk.
Which was read.
    A memorial from Charles Emory, examiner of the land-office of the eastern shore, stating, that
the fees of office are insufficient for the support of himself and family, and praying a temporary
salary, was preferred, read, and referred to Mr. Robins, Mr. Barroll and Mr. Johnson, to consider
and report thereon.
    Mr. Key, from the committee, brings in and delivers to Mr. Speaker the following report:
    THE committee to whom was referred the petition of John Usher Charlton, late paymaster in 
the Maryland, line, report, that they have taken the same into consideration, and are of
opinion that the prayer thereof ought to be granted, and beg leave to recommend the following
resolution:
    RESOLVED, That the auditor-general be and he is hereby authorised and directed to settle and
adjust the depreciation of pay that may be due to John Usher Charlton, late paymaster in the Maryland
line, and the treasurer of the western shore is hereby authorised and empowered to issue a
certificate to the said John Usher Charlton for the principal sum so stated due by the auditor, with
interest from the day of issuing the same.
    All which is submitted to the house.
                                                    By order,                                            A.  HUGHES, clk.
Which was read.
    The following message being prepared, was read, and agreed to.

By the HOUSE of DELEGATES, November 18, 1796.
        GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE,
    UPON the communications made by the executive of the proceedings of the general assembly of
the commonwealth of Virginia on the subject of amendments to the constitution of the United
States, we think a candid interchange of sentiments with your house might facilitate the deliberations
which this important question involves, we therefore propose a conference on this subject, and have
appointed Mr. Philip B. Key, Mr. Robert Smith, Mr. James Carroll, Mr. James B. Robins and

 
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