Port of Annapolis October 20th 1698.
Whereas the Genl Assembly of this Province was by his
Excy Ffrancis Nichoson Esqr his Majtys Capt Genl and Gov-
ernour in Chiefe in and over this his Matyties Province of Mary-
land and the Territoryes thereunto belonging prorogued untill
There appeared in the house these following Members Vizt
Mr Iacob Moreland. Mr Iohn Hall
Mr Iames Saunders Mr Thomas Staly
Majr Walter Smith Mr William Barton
Mr John Leech Mr William Hutchison
Mr Henry Hawkins Col. Ninian Beal, and
Capt Philip Hoskins Mr Thomas Wright.
Mr Benjamin Hall.
Who goe and present themselves to his Excy and his Majties
honble Councill who being admitted was pleased to acquaint
them that for as much as there is not any of the Delegates
from the Eastern Shoar yet come to Towne and that severall
of the members of the Western Shoare are yet wanting that
he does by and with the advise of his Majties honble Councill
further prorogue them untill the 2 2d Instant, and that they are
Dies Saturnij October 2 2d 1698.
The honble Iohn Courts and Iames Frisby Esquire Enter the
house and informs them that his Excy requires Mr Speaker and
the whole house to attend on him in Councill.
Mr Speaker and the whole house goe down to the Councill
chamber where being admitted
His Excy was pleased to acquaint them that for as much as
it had pleased God of his great Mercy to bless his Majties
Kingdomes and Dominions with many great and Signall
blessings particularly by crowning his Glorious Endeavours
with an honble and happy peace, the Safe returne of his Matytie
to his Kingdomes in Quiett and happy union and Signall