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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1684-June 1692
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Maryland Sst
At An Assembly held at the City of St Maries and Begun
the Tenth Day of May Anno Domini 1692 In the fourth year
of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord and Lady King William
and Queen Mary of England Scotland France and Ireland
Defenders of the faith &c and there Continued till the 9th
Day of June following where Appeared in the Council
Chamber Vizt
His Excellency Lionell Copley Esqr Capt General & Chief
Governor

U. H. J.

p. 595

The honourable

Coll Henry Jowles
Coll Nehemiah Blackiston
Coll George Robotham
Coll Nicholas Greenberry

Coll David Browne
Mr Thomas Tench
Captain John Addison

of their Majestys Council John LLewellin Clerk.

Notice given to the house of Delegates and Deputies by the
Freemen of the Province Elected and Chosen to Serve for
them in this Present Assembly and now Conveened and mett
together, That his Excellency the Governor and his Council
was now ready to receive them in the Council Chamber;

They accordingly present themselves in a Body to his
Excellency, who in the first place produces, And Ordered to
be read to them his Commission under the great seal for the
Government of this Province and then Declares himself to
them in the Words following Vizt

Gentlemen

When the King upon your Address to him to have a
Protestant Governor, had Signified his Gracious Intentions of
Sending me amongst you I presume you are Sensible of the
restless Endeavours of some Persons to Obstruct it. The diffi-
culties and hazards I run through did not at all Daunt me
from hastening to you; proposeing Chiefly to myself the
Satisfaction of Seeing a foundation laid for a lasting Peace
and happiness to you and your Posteritys, the making of
wholsome Laws, and laying aside all heats and Animosities
amongst you that happened of late, will go far towards it,
This I know will be very Acceptable to their Majestys, who
are Eminent Examples of Christian and Peaceable Tempers;
Amongst the Laws that you are to make I must recommend


 

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