VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS, NOVEMBER SESSION, 1806. 21
Hebb, Blakistone, Comegys, Chapman, Martin, Ward, Sturgis Selby
W. H. Brown, Frisby. C. D Hodges, Parnham, Gale, Dennis, Carroll. Darne. 23.
Gardiner, Pearce, P. Smart, M'Pherson. Winder, Hall, Watts,
So it was resolved in the affirmative.
Which message was sent to the senate by the clerk.
A petition from James Cooke, late sheriff and collector of Saint-Mary's county, praying further time to com-
plete his collection, was preferred, read, and referred to Mr. W. H. Brown, Mr. Blakistone and Mr. Gardiner,
to consider and report thereon.
The house adjourns until to-morrow morning 9 o'clock.
FRIDAY, November 21, 1806.
THE house met. Present the same members as on yesterday, except Mr. Callis. The proceedings of yes-
terday were read. Mr. John J. Cox, a delegate returned for Caecil county, and Mr. John Bishop, a delegate
returned for Worcester county, appeared, and after qualifying in the mode prescribed by the constitution and
form of government, and taking the oath to support the constitution of the United States, took their seats in.
On motion, Leave given to bring in a bill, entitled, A supplement to an act to reduce into one the several act
of assembly respecting elections, and to regulate said elections, and for other purposes. ORDERED, That Mr.
Street, Mr. Bond, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Dickinson and Mr. Sudler, be a committee to prepare and bring in the same.
A memorial from the governor and directors of the Susquehanna canal company, praying that the state would
subscribe for five shares of the stock of said company, was preferred, read, and referred to Mr. Aisquith, Mr,
Chapman; Mr. Sudler, Mr. R. Steuart and Mr. Winder, to consider and report thereon.
On motion, Leave given to bring in a bill, entitled, A supplement to an act, entitled, An act for the speedy
recovery of small debts out of court, and to repeal the acts of assembly therein mentioned. ORDERED, That
Mr. Comegys, Mr. Dickinson, Mr. Bond, Mr. Watts and Mr. Chapman, be a committee to prepare and bring
in the same.
The clerk of the senate delivers the following message:
By the SENATE, November 20, 1806.
Gentlemen of the House ef Delegate
WE have proposed an amendment to your resolution for the appointment of a senator of the United States
in place of Robert Wright, Esquire, and will assent to the resolution if you agree to the amendment. We ex-
pect the senate will be fuller at a mare distant day, and it being an appointment of the utmost importance, we
are desirous that every member of both houses should have an opportunity of giving his suffrage.
By order, T. ROGERS, clk,
Which was read.
Also the resolution relative to the choice of a senator in the senate of the United States, endorsed " assented
to with the proposed amendment; " which amendment was read the first and second time and agreed to.
A petition from John Newton, of Baltimore county, stating that he was wounded in the army, and praying
some provision may be made for him, was preferred, read, and referred to Mr. Chapman, Mr. M. Brown and
Mr. Frisby, to consider and report thereon.
The following resolution was read.
RESOLVED, That the governor and council be and they are hereby authorised to employ some person to get
the chairs of the president of the senate and of the speaker of the house of delegates repaired, and to furnish
the senate chamber and the room occupied by the house of delegates with a new carpet, and that the treasurer
of the western shore be and he is hereby directed to pay the bills for repairing said chairs and furnishing said
carpets, out of any unappropriated money remaining in the treasury.
On motion, ORDERED, That the additional supplement to the act, entitled, An act to ascertain the allowance
to jurymen and witnesses of the general court, and the several county and orphans courts in this state, be re-
committed for amendment.
Mr. W. H. Brown, from the committee, delivers to the speaker the said bill, as amended; which was read
the. first time and ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. W. H. Brown, from the committee, delivers to the speaker a bill, entitled, An act to provide for re-
cording certain papers in the register's office of Saint-Mary's county; which was read the first time and order-
ed to lie on he table.
On motion, Leave given to bring in a bill, entitled, An act to compel justices of the peace to return all re-
cognizances taken before them by the first day of court. ORDERED, That Mr. Sudler, Mr. Chapman and Mr.
Aisquith, be a committee to prepare and bring in the same.
Mr. Watts, from the committee, delivers to the speaker the following report:
THE committee to whom was referred the petition of Robert Swails, of Montgomery county, report, that
they have taken the same into consideration, and find, that the sum of five pounds current money was collected
from the said Swails by the sheriff of Montgomery county, on a forfeited recognizance, and paid into the trea-