Resolved that this house will themselves view the same to
The house adjourned to 6 a Clock to morrow morning.
Thursday May the 27th 1697.
The house being mett was ordered to be called over, and the
following members were absent Vizt
Capt. Waughop, Mr Watson and Mr Frisby gone for Eng-
land, Mr William Dent, Capt Philip Hoskins Mr George Ash-
man, Mr John Hall, Major Thomas Smithson, Mr William
Coursey, Mr Francis Jenkins, Mr Scarborough, Mr Dixon, Mr
Bosman, Mr Hooper, Mr Hicks, Major Ennalls Major John
Thompson and Major William Barton.
Severall papers relating to publicke Buildings in this porte
being read and the opinion of justices of the Provinciall Court
and Gentlemen of the Grand Jury thereupon read.
Resolved that this house doe concurre with the said opinions
that the same is good substantiall rough Worke and that they
doe approve thereof.
The Journalls of the Govr proceedings, Rector and visiters
of the ffree Schooles being read is well approved of.
Mr James Crauford and Major Walter Smith sent to his
Excy to acquaint him the house is sitting and desire to know
the cause of this theire appearance.
The said gentlemen returne to the house and say that they
delivered theire Message and that his Excy will send down.
The appointed of the Comittee of accompts.
Major Thomas Smith Mr Tho: Tasker and
Major Walter Smith Mr John Pollard
Appointed of the Comittee of Lawes.
Mr Philip Clarke Mr Edward Boothby and
Mr James Crauford Mr Willm Dent.
Severall proposalls from his Excy the Govr Layd before the
house and Debated and Resolved thereon as followeth Vizt
Ist That the Reason why his Excy has been pleased to
conveene this Genll Assembly at this present Juncture, is
because of the noise and disturbances occasioned by the