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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1745-1747
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The Upper House. 251

usual carrys so strong an Insinuation against the Conduct of the
Governor and Council in the Disposal of the Money formerly raised
for Provision of Arms &ca that We cannot in Justice to Our selves
avoid bringing to your Recollection some part of what has formerly
passed between the two Houses on that Subject
Your Journals in the Year 1739 will shew that on the first attempt
to alter the usual Method of depositing the Money for Provision
of Arms, the Upper House called upon the then Lower House " in
the most publick manner to Particularize the Treasurers Account
upon which the then supposed deficiency arose and when it hap-
pened " And the Expectation of having this Point Cleared up has
been pressed at several times afterwards by this House
In the Year 1740 a Committee of both Houses carefully inspected
all those Accounts but the Lower House has never at any time offered
to point out any Sum of Money whatever misapplyed by the Gover-
nor and Council; and We still repeat Our Challenge that no Sum
of Money can be fairly shewn of any Misapplication either by the
Governor or Council either before or since the Year 1739, and there-
fore You cannot think it strange that We should insist on placing
the Money as it always was formerly in the hands of the Treasurers
As to the other Amendment We think that Proviso so foreign to
the subject matter of the Bill that We cannot conceive the Reason
of incerting it, unless to occasion a Miscarriage of the Bill, and
especially as your Journals will shew, This Clause has been before
tacked to some former Bills of the like Nature and as often rejected
by the Upper House
The Bill directs that the Armourer shall be paid in Current Money
when no Current Money is to be raised on that or any other Fund
which can be applyed to such Payment

Signed p Order J Rose Cl Up Ho.

Adjourned till to Morrow Morning ten of the Clock

Liber No. 34

Saturday Morning 29 Mar. 1746
This House met again according to Adjournment

Present as Yesterday

March 29

Read the Petition of James Mills of the Colony of Virginia pray-
ing that an Allowance may be made him in the Journal of Accounts
for a Negro Slave of his Name Quod who was Convicted at Prince
Georges County Court for a Felony of Death but dyed before his
Execution, referred to the Consideration of the Lower House and
sent by Richard Lee Esqr
the Speaker and the whole House attend to whom his Excellency
makes the following Speech
As I believe it will be agreeable to most of You to be with Your
Families at this Season, I shall now dismiss You, but cannot do it

p. 119

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