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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
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and Delegates of the Lower howse of Assembly
Maryes in the sd Province the 20th day
on of the Right honoble Charles Lord Baltemore
and in the yeare of our Lord 1678
Governor

Court howse in the Citty of St Maryes
ome his honor the Gournor thought fit
ow morning, and then desired the members
their pceeding to the Eleccon of a
Dept.

October the Citty of St Maryes
The Dep ournor & Councell, at the Court howse, and
the seate of Judicature, the Gournor made a speech
to calling this prsent Assembly, wch was touching
seurall petrated by the Indians on the English, he
acquaints the upp howse that when the howse is setled, he will
send them an acct, what he Knowes touching it, orders them
to goe together & Elect their Speaker, having apointed Robert
Ridgely to be their Clerke. They goe into the Roome over-
head.
They elect Capt Philemon Loyd one of the Delegates for
Talbot County to be their Speaker, he desires them to make
a new & more worthy Choice, disabling himself for so greate
a charge, They Unanimously psist in their Eleccon, & come
downe & prsent him to the Gournor for his approbation,
Capt Loyd againe Disables himself before the Gournor & upp
howse, beggs the Gournor that he will ordr the Delegates to
make a new Eleccon, prtending himself altogether uncapable
of .managing so weight Employmt, The Gournor
makes a short speech to the Speaker & Delegates
he applauds the Judgt of the howse in making choice of so
ingenuous ding a gentleman for their Speaker,
and so declares his approbation of con, and then tells
Mr Speaker that he and the upp howse intend to John
Bakers The Court howse wanting Chimneys and they leave it
to to consider whether they will sit here or at the sd
Bakers? The Gov howse take their leave of Mr

L. PI. Journal
Original,
p. 1



 
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