The Resolves of the Lower House of Assembly made in the Year
1725 being read are agreed to; except where Alterations are made
in Them by express Acts of Assembly, And Whereas it is contained
in the said Resolves that the Clerk of this House shall sign all pro-
ceedings, As Clerk of the House of Delegates, and in no other Man-
ner, upon which some Disputes have, formerly arisen between. the
Two Houses of Assembly. For prevention of any Dispute which
may retard the Dispatch of publick Business, it is now resolved,
That All proceedings shall be signed by the said Clerk, as Clerk of
the Lower House, always Saving to the Members of this House
And the people They represent and their posterity all their rights and
Priviledges whatsoever; and protesting that those rights and priv-
iledges shall not, nor ought to be hurt prejudiced or lessened by the
Clerk of this house his signing the proceedings thereof as Clerk of
the Lower House.
Capt" Edward Wright and Mr Solomon Clayton, two returned
Members for Queen Anns County appeared in the house this
Mr Philip Kennard and Mr Thomas Smith two retd members for
Kent County appeared in the house this morning.
Mr George and Mr Grundy Pemberton ordered to go and see those
Gentlemen qualified in the Upper House. They return and acquaint
Mr Speaker they see them qualified by taking the several Oaths
required to the Government by Law, and Signing them and by
repeating and signing the Test.
The Gentlemen took their places in the House accordingly.
Resolved that the hours of sitting during this Session, be from
nine of the Clock in the forenoon untill One, and from three in the
afternoon untill Six.
Mr Charles Hynson a returned Member for Kent County appeared
in the house this morning. Mr Philip Kennard and Mr Samuel
Smith ordered to go to the Upper House to see him qualified; They
return and acquaint Mr Speaker They see him qualified by taking the
Several Oaths to the Government required by Law and by Signing
the said Oaths and by repeating and Signing the Test.