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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, May, 1730-August, 1732
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446 Assembly Proceedings, July 11-August 8, 1732.

L. H. J.
p. 361

Collo Tilghman Collo Ward from the Upper House and Mr John
Ross Clerk of the Council Came into the Stadt House in whose
presence the said Members of the Lower House took the Oaths of
Allegiance Abhorrence and Abjuration to his Present Majesty King
George the Second repeated the Test and Signed the said Oaths and
Test.

Soon afterwards Came John Hall and John Rousby Esqrs from the

Upper House and Informed the said Representatives that the Gov-
ernour required their Immediate Attendance in the Council Chamber,
Who thereupon went, and were required by the Governour to return
to their House and Choose a Speaker. They returned to the Lower
House and Unanimously Chose Collo John Mackall a Member re-
turned to Serve for Calvert County to be their Speaker.
Mr Beale and Mr Crabb were ordered to Acquaint his Excellency
the Governour that they had made Choice of a Speaker, Who return
and say they Delivered their Message.
Benjamin Tasker & Phillip Lee Esqrs from the Upper House
acquaint this House that his Excellency the Governour requires their
Immediate Attendance in the Council Chamber in Order to present
their Speaker

Whereupon, the Members of this House went to the Upper House
where they Presented to his Excellency the Governour Collo John
Mackall as their Speaker who Likewise was pleased to Approve of
the said Speaker and made the following Speech [The text of this
speech is printed at page 370.]
The following Letter Vizt [ See page 370. ]

p. 362

Mr Speaker and the rest of the Members of this House returned
where Mr Speaker Assumed the Chair but being Incapable of Pro-
ceeding any further on Business (with Convenience) through the
want of a Clerk made Choice of Mr Michael Macnemara the late
Clerk.

Mr Beale and Mr Warfeild were Ordered to go to the Upper
House to see Mr Macnemara Qualified as Clerk to this House, They
return and Acquaint the House that they saw him Qualified by taking
the Several Oaths to the Government required by Law, repeating the
Test, Sign the said Several Oaths and Test and by taking the Oath
of Office according to the form following Viz.
You Michael Macnemara do Swear that as Clerk to the Lower
House of Assembly you shall true Entries make of all such Matters
& things as by the Honourable Speaker for the time being 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

p. 363

shall in all things as Clerk to the said House well and truly Demean
yourself according to the best of your knowledge So help you God.



 
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