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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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390 Assembly Proceedings, Feb. Mch. 1659/60.

U. H.

repugnant or not consonant to reason to either the lawes Cus-
toms or Statutes of England, My opinion is that they ought
not to make them for lawes nor my Lord Baltemore nor his
Lieutenant vnder him to giue their Assente.

p. 76

I doe conceive that according to his Lops Pattent the Bur-
gesses are not the Supreame power, or can make lawes with-
out the consent of his lordship.
Baker Brooke

I do not pass any Vote against my Lords Pattent
John Price

Collonell Nathaniell Vtye delivered his opinion in the same
words with the Governor
Signed by order of the
Philip Calvert

Tuesday the 13th of March 1659
Present as yesterday

The Opinion of the Governor &c To the Paper presented
(written all before)

In the afternoone of this day came the Speaker and lower
howse and in words intimated that they could not allowe this
howse to be an vpper howse: but that if the Governor and
Councell pleased they might come and take place in behalfe of
his Lop and themselues as part of this Assembly sitting in one
howse, or words to that effect, as nere as could be taken from
his mouth, wherevpon the Secretary informed them, that if the
Governor and Members sumoned by speciall writt did come to
sitt all in one howse the Speaker must leave his place to the
Governor who in that case was president of the Assembly,
wherevpon he with the howse tooke tyme to consider.

The Vpper howse adiourned till Nyne of Clock next morneing

Wednesday 14th March 1659
Present as the Twelth

The Vpper howse being mett, The Speaker and lower
howse desired a further Conference, and being mett. The
Speaker by word againe declared that they were Content the
Governor should sitt as President, but that they would continue
their Speaker still in the howse also, and reserve to themselues

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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