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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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526 Assembly Proceedings, 1714-1726.

Session
Laws
[Ch. I, IV,
V, and XIX
of Acts this
Session
printed in
Vol. 33 of
Archives,
beginning at
p. 287]

sundry times suspended here, and in the Province of Pensilvania for
his Mis-Deeds; and re-admitted to his Practice on his fair Promises
of Amendments. And whereas by the Act of Assembly, of this
Province, Entituled, An Act for the rectifying the 111 Practices of
Attornies of this Province, and ascertaining Fees to the Attorney
General, Clerk of Indictments Attornies and Practitioners of the
Law in the Courts of this Province, and for levying the same by way
of Execution, the several Courts have Power given them to admit
and suspend such Practitioners, Salvo Jure Coronse. And whereas
the said Thomas Macnemara, on a late Suspension from his Prac-
tice obtained Her late Majesty's Order to be restored to it again,
which the said Macnemara has often suggested to be an Exemption
of him from the Powers given the several Courts by that Law,
whereby the Authority of those Courts are not only become dubious
in that .Part, but the said Macnemara has, seemingly, depended on
the said Order as his Justification to treat them in an Indecent Man-
ner, when he pleads before them, and even to despise their Author-
ity, and Affront their Persons; which they have been cautious of
punishing him for, being partly deterred by the great Interest in
England, whereon he has frequently Valued himself, as being far
superior to theirs, and partly by the Threatening, Litigious and Re-
vengeful Temper, as well 'as his Method of Practising upon many
unthinking People, to suprize them into Certificates and Affidavits
in his Favour, the better to gain his Points of those that thwart him ;
by which he has at Length arrived to so Intolerable a Degree of
Pride and Arrogance, that he has even attackt the Governour
himself in his Character and Government, for Cautioning Maurice
Birchfield, Esq; his Majesty's Surveyor-General against preferring
the said Macnemara to the Collectorship of Patuxent, as a Person
of suspected Character and Principle, the said Macnemara being at
first coming into this Province, an high Papist, and since declared
himself to be of the Church of England, without any other Motives
ever heard of by this Assembly, save those of Interest for the sake
of his Practice and having Opportunity thereby of serving a Popish
Faction on all Occasions, as he has frequently done, particularly in
his appearing in the Defence of some of them, when prosecuted in
a special Court of Oyer and Terminer for drinking the Pretender's
Health, and audaciously Cursing His sacred Majesty, King George,
and firing the City Guns on the supposed Pretender, on which Occa-
sion he so warmly espoused their Cause, as even to dare that Court
to proceed against them.
And whereas it is obvious to this present General Assembly, That
the said Macnemara's Insolence has much encreased since he has the
Honour to be employed to prosecute the Suits of the Crown, by the
Means of the said Maurice Birchfield, Esq; insomuch as he has



 
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