Directed thus, To the Honble the Members of the Lower house of
July the 12th 1731
Some days before Mr Macnemara left the Province I promised
him that in Case an Assembly should be Called during his Absence
that if the Honourable Lower House of Assembly would Allow me,
I would Act as Clerk of that house in favour of him.
Which promise I am willing and ready to perform and now in
favour of said Macnemara I humbly offer my Service to your
Honours Promising if you'll Please to Accept of me as a Person
Qualified for that Office faithfully & honestly to serve your Honours
therein According to the best of my skill and Knowledge.
I am your honours most Obedient humble Servant
Directed thus, To the Honourable the Members of the Lower house
of Assembly. These
Thereupon the House make Choice of the Afd William Cum-
ming as their Clerk in the Room of the said Michael Macnemara
during this Session of Assembly And humbly Prays his Excellency's
Approbation of him, And that he may be qualified by taking the
Ordered that Daniel Dulany Esqr Acquaint the Governour there-
with, Who returned and said he Delivered his Message and that the
said Cumming was approved of and Qualified before the Governour
in the Upper House by taking the Several Oaths to the Government
And the Usual Oath of Clerk which follows in these words Viz.
You William Cumming, do Swear that as Clerk of the Lower
House of Assembly you shall true Entries make of all such Matters
and things as by the Honourable Speaker and that House shall be
to you Directed, the Secrets of the said House you shall not Divulge
to the Prejudice of the House or any Member thereof but shall in
all things as Clerk of the said House well and truly Demean yourself
according to the best of your Knowledge. So help you God.
It is Resolved by this House that the time of Sitting for the Dis-
patch of the Publick Business during this Session of Assembly be
from Eight in the forenoon untill Twelve And from two in the
Afternoon untill Six.
The House Adjourns untill to Morrow Morning Eight of the