recommend it to them to follow the like Example with this Govern-
ment, that Commissioners may be appointed by you, to answer such
I am, with great Respect Sir, Your most obedient Humble
Servant G. Clinton
Liber No. 46
To His Excellency Thomas Bladen Esqr Governor of the Province
of Maryland; and the Honourable the Upper and Lower Houses
of Assembly of the said Province.
The humble Representation of Daniel Dulany Esqr Commissary
General of the Province aforesaid, Sheweth That Application was
made this Day to the Register of the Commissary's Office, by Col.
Thomas White of Baltimore County, for the Copy of a will, which
was made (as he says) in the Year 1690, or 1691; under which the
said White and some others claim some Land. That upon searching
for the Copy of the said will, it could not be found; nor is there
any Book or Books, of Wills, for the Years 1690 and 1691, in the
Office, That the said Will, and many others, (as the said Mr White,
who was many Years Deputy Clerk of Baltimore County affirms)
are entered, or register'd in the said County.
That an Act of Assembly was made in the Year 1692, to aid De-
fects in Judicial Proceedings, which cannot by any Construction
reach Mr White's Case, or any of the like nature.
The said Commissary General therefore, conceiving it to be his
Duty to represent this matter to the Consideration of the Legisla-
ture (which he would have done sooner, if he had discovered it)
humbly submits, whether some provision ought not to be made for
securing the Rights of Purchasers under Wills, which may have
been entered on the County Court Records, altho' not register'd in
the office appointed by Law for that Purpose There are some other
Years, besides those above mentioned, wherein there are no Registry.
U. H. J.
Liber No. 46
George Plater Esqr from the Upper House, delivers to Mr Speaker
the Bill, entituled An Act to prevent the Evils Rising from the
entering up Judgments upon Bonds, commonly called Judgment
Bonds &c Indorsed By the Upper House of Assembly July 7. 1747
Read the second time, and will pass, with the following Amend-
ments: In the 12th Line of the Ist page, after the word Bonds insert
these words, which shall be taken or Executed after the end of this
Session of Assembly; from the word powers, in the last Line of the
same page, leave out all the remaining part of the Clause; after the
word supported, in the 11th Line of the 3d page, leave out these
words, and that by no Interpretation of Laws the same should suffer ;
from the word and in the Ist Line of the 4th page, to the word be, in
[This is not
in U. H. J.
but is in
L. H. J.
Liber No. 46
p. 724 and
575 of this