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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 398   View pdf image (33K)
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398 Assembly Proceedings, July 1-10, 1696.

U. H. J.

July 10th 1696 The Council Again Sate and were present
as yesterday

Brought from the House of Burgesses by Major Thompson
and three more of the House the following message vizt

p. 900

By the House of Burgesses July 10th 1696.

Upon his Excellencys Proposalls Resolved by this House
that if Mr Blathwayt and Mr Povey do get our Act of Religion
and Free Schools passed the Royal Assent this House will
Gratify Mr Blathwayt with a Reward or Gift of 50 Guineas and
Mr Povey with 50l Sterling
This House have Resolved that the Publick Treasurer of
the Western Shore send Mr Yard two Guineas for putting
our Address into the Gazett
W Bladen Clk Assembly.

His Excellency is pleased to demand of the Board whether
they have any further to Offer to the Assembly or in Council
who say they have nothing further
Then taken into Consideration (after the Act of Religion is
passed) what time to Prorogue the Assembly to and it is con-
cluded upon and Resolved that they be Prorogued until the
16th day of September next but if the Fleet should not come
in by that time that then they be further Prorogued by Procla-
mation
This House having received advice that this Board is ready
to receive them came up Accordingly and brought the Bill
relating to the Service of Almighty God and the Establish-
ment of the Protestant Religion within this province fair
engrossed the which after being Carefully Examined by the
Originall and the severall Amendments therein proposed
found corrected was assented to by his Majestys honourable
Council
Then his Excellency was pleased to sign and Pass the same
under the Broad Seal of the Province with this endorsement
vizt
July 10th 1696
On behalf of his Majesty King William the third I will this
to be a Law
Francis Nicholson

Then his Excellency acquainted them that he had considered
with his Majestys honourable council of Proroguing of the
Assembly till the 16th of September next but in case the Fleet
should not come in by that time that then they should be



 
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