44 VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS, NOVEMBER SESSION, 1808.
The clerk of the council delivers a letter from the executive, enclosing the report of the armourer at Frede-
rick-town; which was read, and referred to the committee appointed on the requisition from the war depart-
The house, according to the order of the day, proceeded to the second reading of the report of the commit-
tee appointed on the resolutions of the legislatures of Virginia and Vermont, and the question was put, That
the house assent to the first resolution therein contained? The yeas and nays being required, appeared as follow;
Hebb Reynolds Stansbury Cottman Spencer J H. Thomas Hughlett Gaither
Blakistone Blake Harryman Ennalls Scott Sappington Young S Thomas
Hopewell Ireland Randall Frazier Hayward J Thomas R Steuart Veatch
Brice Grahame Brown. Dennis Wilson Forwood Gabby Hilleary
Hodges P Stuart Edmondson Griffith T N Williams Streett Downey M'Mahon
Bolt Chapman Kerr Herbert Bennett Bayard Bowles Tomlinson
O Williams Dorsey Bayly Beall Baer Willis Carroll Reid 60
Merriken Parnham Gale Boyle
Welch Stevens Mitchell Porter Hopper Wright Davis. Bland 10
So it was resolved in the affirmative.
The question was then put, That the house assent to the second resolution? The yeas and nays being re-
quired, appeared as follow:
Hebb Merriken Dorsey Ennalls Boyle Baer Hughlett S Thomas
Blakistone Reynolds Parnham Frazier Spencer J H Thomas Young Veatch
Hopewell Blake Edmondson Dennis Hayward Sappington Bland Hilleary
Brice Ireland Kerr Griffith Wilson J Thomas Downey M'Mahon
Hodges Grahame Bayly Herbert T N Williams Streett Carroll Tomlinson
Belt P Stuart Gale. Beall Bennett Sanders Gaither Reid 51
O Williams Chapman Cottman
Welch Harryman Stevens Mitchell Hopper Davis Willis Cabby
Moffitt Randall Seth Porter Forwood Bayard R Steuart Bowles 18
So it was resolved in the affirmative.
Mr. Chapman, from the committee, delivers to the speaker the following report:
THE committee to whom was referred the petition of William D. Beall report, that they have had the same
under consideration, and are satisfied, from the most ample testimony, that the petitioner served his country in
the Maryland line, during the revolutionary war, as an officer of distinguished merit, in a manner highly ho-
nourable to himself, and truly characteristic of the American soldier and patriot: That he held the rank of ma-
jor from November, seventeen hundred and eighty-one, till the end of the war, and is now, after having en-
countered a variety of difficulties from adverse fortune, borne down with disease and infirmities, consequent on
those services which he rendered his country in that struggle which terminated in her glory and independence:
That he has an amiable family dependent on him for those comforts which his misfortunes and afflictions render
him unable to procure. Your committee, sensible of those facts, and of the truth of ail the circumstances stated
in the representation made by the petitioner, whose situation they commiserate, and which, they are of opinion,
it becomes his country to ameliorate and relieve, and more particularly as the treasury is fully competent to
afford the small pittance solicited as aid to the war-worn soldier in distress, recommend the following resolution:
RESOLVED. That the treasurer of the western shore be and he is hereby directed to pay annually, in quarterly
payments, unto William D. Beall, late a major in the Maryland line of the revolutionary war, or to his order,
a sum of money equal to the half pay of a major, as a further reward to those meritorious services rendered his
country in securing her liberty and independence.
All which is submitted.
By order, N. MARTIN, clk.
Which was read the first and second time by especial order and the resolution therein contained unanimously
A petition from Mary Steadicorn, of the city of Baltimore, praying a divorce, was preferred, read, and re-
ferred to Mr. Bland, Mr Herbert and Mr. R. Steuart, to consider and report thereon.
ORDERED, That the bill for the relief of William Haslett Smith, of Baltimore county, be recommitted.
The bill for the more effectual preservation of the breed of wild deer in Dorchester county, the bill to autho-
rise the judges of Saint-Mary's county court to direct a division or sale of the real estate of Robert Young, late
of Saint-Mary's county, deceased, and the bill authorising Solomon Scott, late sheriff of Queen-Anne's county,
to complete his collection, were read the second time and passed.
Mr. Chapman, from the committee, delivers to the speaker a bill, entitled, An act to revive and continue an
act, entitled, An act authorising Joseph Green, late sheriff and collector of Charles county, to complete his
collection; which was read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
The supplement to the act, entitled, Au act to lay out and straighten a road in Baltimore county, and the bill
to lay out and straighten a road in Baltimore county, were read the second time, and passed.