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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1700-May 3, 1704
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At a Council held in Assembly on Monday the 16th day of
March in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign
Lord King William the Third of England &c. Annoq Dni.
1701/2

Present
His Excellency the Governour

Original
Journal,
p 188

Col John Addison
Thos Brooke Esqr
Col Edwd Lloyd

Lieutt Col Willm Holland
James Saunders Esqr

of his Maj-
esty's honour-
able Council.

His Excellency is pleased to communicate to the Council
what he intends to recommend to the House of Delegates
upon the opening of this Sessions which by them was thought
very proper.
Ordered that the Clerk of the Council acquaint the Mem-
bers of the House that altho they are met very late this night
yet if they think it may any wise Contribute to the Expediting


the Business of this Sessions His Excellcy would have them
attend him in Council where he is ready to receive them
Came Mr Speaker and the Members of the House to whom
his Excellency was pleased to say

Gentlemen
I have never convened you oftner than the immediate Affairs
of the Province have required, and that not more than once a
year;
Neither should I have called you now so early in the Spring
but that some Concerns of Moment require your Concurrence
The Law for Establishing religious worship in this Province
according to the Church of England which you made last &
sent home is now returned by his Majesty for your Assent,
You'll find the Alterations, that are made but very little, and
that such Visible Amendments to our Advantage being cor-
rected by so wise an Hand. We ought to be proud of the
pattern in confirming it. If I mistake not your Journalls of
Assembly will make it appear that this Way was humbly re-
quested by yourselves in an Address to his Majesty that he
would be pleased to order it to be drawn as he should judge
fit and to be remitted to you for your Concurrence, and there-
fore since this Law was so unanimously made by you I have

p. 189



 
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