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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1733-1736
Volume 39, Page 149   View pdf image (33K)
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The Upper House. 149

Read the Petition of Richard Roberts of Calvert County praying
that a Bill may be brought in to vest such an Estate in fee simple

in the Petitioner in a Tract of Land called Thompsons Town, as a
Certain Joseph George Thompson late of St Marys County died
seized of; the said Thompson having sold the said Tract to the Peti-
tioner, but not conveyed the same before his Death; Ordered to lye
on the Table
Read the Petition of John Tilden and Catherine his Wife of Kent
County, Aquila Paca of Baltimore County and Rachel his wife and
Isabella Blay of Kent County praying Leave to bring in a Bill to
make valid a Deed from Thomas Howell to Edward Beck of Cer-
tain Tracts of Land in Kent County called Dale Town and Howells
Outland, as if the said Deeds had been recorded in due Time;
Ordered to lye on the Table.
Adjourned till two of the Clock in the Afternoon

Eodem Die post Meridiem
This House met again according to Adjournment
Present as in the Morning
Col Matthew Tilghman Ward and John Rousby Esqr sent to the


Lib. No. 33

Lower House to acquaint the Speaker, that His Excellency requires
His and the House's Attendance in the Upper House
The Speaker and the House attend to whom His Excellency made
the following Speech.

p. 308

Gentlemen of the Lower House of Assembly
It is with very great Concern that I find myself under a Necessity
of taking Notice of your expelling several of the Members of your
House, for only accepting of Offices under the Government since
their Election, although there is no Law of this Province to lender
them unqualified, or incapable to sit for that Reason: Had the
Gentlemen you have been pleased to expel, been guilty of, or
charged with any Misdemeanor in their Duty as Members of Your
House; You would have been the proper Judges how to proceed;
and I would not pretend to interpose; but when you have proceeded
to so great a Length, as Either to make a Vote, or Resolution of
your own house equally valid and binding to an Act of Assembly,
or else to form a violent & unreasonable Construction upon Laws,
so as to make them agreeable to your Purpose; I could not without
being wanting in my Duty to His Majesty, His Lordship the Lord
Proprietary, as well as the Discharge of the Obligation I am under
to preserve the Rights and Liberties of His Majesty's Subjects under
my Government, delay exercising that Authority with which I am
intrusted in preserving Our Constitution, and hindering One Branch

Ogle called
the Council
together as
such and
from them
an approval
of this
speech and
of the
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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1733-1736
Volume 39, Page 149   View pdf image (33K)
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