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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1733-1736
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406 Assembly Proceedings, April 20-May 6, 1736.

U. H. J.

As his Lordship has kindly assured you of his real Disposition

to promote what ever may be just and reasonable for the Ease and

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Happiness of his Tenants, I cannot doubt but he will meet with a
suitable Return from You in what ever may concern his just Rights,
Honour or Government
Nothing is more essentially necessary for the welbeing of a Coun-
try, than a Harmony and Unanimity amongst the several parts of a
Legislature, therefore I cannot without a good Deal of Concern
recollect the Occasion of the last Prorogation: As I was obliged to
make Use of my Authority then, to prevent the Continuance of a
Misunderstanding between the Two Houses, I must hope you will
for the future carefully avoid puting me under the like Necessity :
By a good Agreement amongst your selves You may truly serve the
Country, by entering into unnecessary Disputes you can only bur--
then it with Expences, very contrary, I am perswaded, to all Our
Intentions of easing the People as much as may be by all just and
reasonable Means
The Lord Proprietor's Answer to the Address of the Upper and
Lower House of Assembly
Your Address I have received, and that to his most sacred Ma-
jesty met with a Gracious Reception; and You cannot more oblige
me than by giving me such Opportunities of tendering mine and
your Duty
Your Address to me is most grateful, as you seem sensible that I
in the late Agreement made with my good Tenants for my Quit
Rents and Alienation fines, consulted their Welfare rather than my

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own Advantage, but as you wisely observe, the Assembly through a
mistaken notion of the Countrys Interest refused the Continuance ;
& I wish the same mistaken Notion had not likewise induced them,
when the Paper Currency Bill was passing to refuse the Payment
of the Clergys forty p Poll, and the Officers Fees, in the said Paper
Money, at ten shillings p hundred Currency; having not been want-
ing in my good Offices, with the Clergy, and the Officers, who agreed
to accept of the same
As it has, so it shall always be my Care (by all reasonable Means)
to make my Tenants happy, and I shall be glad if any Equivalent
can be found out (that does not lay too great a Burthen on Trade)
for my Quit Rents and Alienation fines, that may be less burden-
some, than the present manner of collecting them; and I make no
Doubt but whenever you think of such an Expedient you will have
the same Regard for my Interest, as you shall ever find I have for
Yours
I shall give my Governor proper Instructions, as you desire
London 26 Decr 1735 C: Baltimore



 
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