Convention: May 9, 1749 - May 11, 1749
First Session: May 24, 1749 - June 24, 1749
Second Session: May 8, 1750 - June 2, 1750
Third Session: May 15, 1751 - June 8, 1751
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., Archives of Maryland, Historical List, new series, Vol. 1. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990.
Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, Vols. 1&2. Annapolis, MD: Maryland State
Archives, 1985.a - appointed; c - Council (Upper House); d - died; dcl - declined; dns - did not serve; ds - dismissed; e - elected; ev - election voided;
pres - president of the Senate; pres p. t. - president pro tem of the Senate; psa - post-session appointment; psd - post-session death;
psr - post-session resignation; r - resigned; s - suspended; spkr - speaker of the House; spkr p.t. - speaker pro tem of the House;
(D) - Democrat; (R) - Republican.
|Benjamin Tasker, pres
Benjamin Tasker, Jr., dns
Walter Dulanay, ds-2, e-21
|Anne Arundel County
Philip Hammond, spkr
George Buchanan, d-2
Thomas Sheredine, s-3
Darby Lux, d-3
William Smith, e-2
John Matthews, e-3
Walter Tolley, e-3, ds-3
Thomas Franklin, e-32
James John Mackall
Benjamin Mackall, Jr.
Benson Bond, d-3
Thomas Reynolds, e-3
Benjamin Pearce, ev-1
Peter Bayard, ev-1
John Baldwin, ev-1
Richard Thompson, ev-1
Thomas Colvill, e-2
Nicholas Hyland, e-2
Henry Baker, e-2
James Baxter, e-2
Henry Wright Crabb
Daniel Dulany, Jr., ev-14
John Smith Prather4
|Prince George's County
|Queen Anne's County
Edward Tilghman, ds-21
Nathanial Wright, e-2, dns, ds-25
John Tillotson, e-3
|St. Mary's County6
Zachariah Bond, ev-1, e-2
Abraham Barnes, ev-1, e-2
James Mills, ev-1, e-2
Philip Key, ev-1, e-2
Robert Jenkins Henry
1. Dulany and Tilghman were discharged from the Lower House on May 9, 1750óDulany for accepting the office of deputy commissary of Anne Arundel County, and Tilghman for accepting the office of keeper of the rent rolls for the Eastern Shore. Dulany was subsequently reelected to the Lower House, and took his seat on May 16, 1750.
2. Tolley was discharged from the Lower House on June 1, 1751, for serving as an inspector of tobacco. Thomas Franklin, who had received the second highest number of votes cast, was declared the duly elected delegate and took his seat on June 4, 1751.
3. Upon petition of various freeholders of Cecil County, the Lower House decided on June 6, 1749, that the election for delegates from Cecil County was not a free election, and was therefore null and void. A new election was called for, at which four different delegates were returned.
4. Upon the petition of Prather, complaining of an illegal election and return by the sheriff of Frederick County, the Lower House determined on June 8, 1749, that Dulany had not been properly elected. Prather was declared the winner, and took his seat on June 9, 1749.
5. Wright, who was elected to replace Edward Tilghman, was disqualified from serving on June 1, 1750, because he continuted to act as inspector of tobacco after his election.
The election of the St. Mary's County delegation was declared null and void on June 10, 1749, because of the illegal conduct of the sheriff, Robert Chesley. All delegates were subsequently reelected and returned on May 8, 1750.
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