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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 497   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, 1696. 497

Sent by Major Dent &c. Who returns to the house and
says his Excy requires their Attendance at the Councill Cham-
ber in Order to Conclude this P'sent Sessions.
Whereupon Mr Speaker with the rest of the members
adjourned the house for an hour and go up to the Councill
Chamber to attend his Excy And Mr Speaker Presents to his
Excy the following Bills, Viz:

A Bill relating to the Comissary's Office.
A Bill for securing the Parochiall Library's.
A Bill for Speedy Justice for small Debts.
A Bill for keeping good Rules and Orders in the Porte of
A Bill for marking and clearing of Roades.
A Bill relating to Bayle to be taken by the Sherriffes in
Actions of tresspass upon the Case.
A Bill for Relief of the Credrs and Legatees of Marke
Cordea deceased &c.
A Bill for Assessing the Publique Levy.

To which his Excy on his Matys behalfe was pleased to
assent, and the same were Sealed with the Broad Seale of
this Province.
After which the Severall addresses voted this Sessions
being Signed by his Excy his Matys honble Councill and the
severall members of this house, His Excy thus bespoake Mr
Speaker and the rest of the members, viz:

That he was sorry that he had found so much difficulty in
reclayming the Insolencyes of severall persons in this prov-
ince; that the making of good lawes was altogether ineffectuall
unless they were duly put in Execution. Therefore since
most parte of the house were Magistrates in their Severall
Countys he Straitly charged them to put in Execution all the
good lawes agt Sabbath breaking, Prophane Cursing and
Swearing, Adultery and fornication &c.

Then his Excy Prorogued them untill the 23d of March next,
Nevertheless he hoped there would be no occasion of their

meeting so soon.
W. Bladen Clk: Assembly.

Examined by me,
Tho: Laurence Secretary.

L. H. J.

p. 124



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