His Excy proposes to the Board to what time & in what
manner the Assembly shall be Adjourned & with all tells them
that he does believe till the Last of ffebry may be a proper
time but that he will acquaint them if there be a Case of
Necessity to call them before that time he shall call them
together by his Proclamation, which the Councill did thinke to
be very proper.
The Honble Sr Thomas Laurence Secretary does propose in
Councill the HonbLe Thomas Brooke Esq' to be his Deputy
Secretary & Notary publick dureing his absence out of the
Province, The which the said Esqr Brookes (after some excuse
made) did Accept of.
It is Represented to his Exncy in Councill that the Laws
upon passing never used to be againe Read over save onely
the heads of the Same.
Coll. Addison & Capt Courts sent Downe to the house of
Burgesses to Require them to Come up to the Covncill Cham-
ber to see the Laws (which have been Assented to by their
Mats Honble Councill & their house) passed by his Excellency
whoe accordingly appeare.
Mr Speaker present the Body of Laws assented to by the
house of Delegates and their Sacred Mats Honble Covncill for
his Exncy allowance.
Mr Speaker Reads to his Exncie the titles of the Several!
aforementioned Acts Assented to as afd, Together wth an Act
for the Assessmt of 1062928 pounds of Tobacco upon the
Inhabitants of this Province for defraying the publick Charge
thereof, likewise assented to.
October 18th 1694.
Came before the Honble Sr Thomas Laurence Baront & Coll
Nicholas Greenberry two of their Mats Justices of the Provll
Court Charles Carroll And John Evans Gent, whoe did in the
prsence of the Genll Assembly Undertake Body for Body that
William Burly & George Mason prisoners under sentence of
Death for the murther of Mr John Payne, shall appeare & be
forth coming to stand & abide his Sacred Mats Determination
Avhen soever they shall be thereunto Required by his Encie the
Governr wth which they both declared themselves Contented.
The Laws passed the Seale & are thus Endorsed. Vizt On
behalfe of their Mats King William & Queen Mary.
I will these to be Laws