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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
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The Upper House. 449


the Sense of Our Duty to his Majesty, and Regard for our own
Security, I hope this Session will be remarkable for its Unanimity
and Zeal for the Protection and Happiness of this Province.
I shall Order the Lord Proprietarys Answers to your Addresses
to be laid before You and also the Orders I have had the Honour
to receive from their Excellencies the Lords Justices
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning ten of the Clock

U. H. J.

Wednesday Morning 2d May 1744
This House met again according to Adjournment

Present as Yesterday

Messrs Stoughton and Gale attend with Messrs John Henry, John
Purnell Thomas Robins and Parker Selby Members elected for
Worcester County in Order to see them qualified who take the Oaths
to the Government appointed to be taken by Act of Assembly and
subscribe the Abjuration and Test and then withdrew
The Governor communicated to this House the following Answer
of the Lord Proprietary viz.
The Lord Proprietors Answer to the Address of the Gentlemen
of the Upper House of Assembly in Maryland
Gentlemen of the Upper House of Assembly
I thank you for your kind and Obliging Address and You may be
Assured that the Prosperity of every part of his Majestys Dominions
as a grateful and dutyful Subject, will have my most sincere Wish
and Attention, but more particularly that of the Province of Mary-
land C Baltimore
Given at London this 12th of August 1743
By his Lordships Command John Browning Secretary
Benjamin Tasker Esqr attended by the Members of this House
presents to his Excellency the Governor their Address which follows
in these Words.

May 2

To His Excellency Thomas Bladen Esquire Governor and Com-
mander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland
The humble Address of the Upper House of Assembly
May it please your Excellency
We return You Our unfeigned thanks for the Speech you was
pleased to make to both Houses of Assembly and gratefully acknowl-
edge your not calling us together in the Winter Season as an In-
stance of that tender Regard inseperable from an humane Temper
and Disposition, And We do Assure Your Excellency that We shall
always be ready to give the strongest Proofs of our Loyalty and
Duty to Our Sovereign as well as of Our Affection to Our Country,

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