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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1748-1751
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The Lower House. 175


A sufficient Number of Members to compose a Lower House of
Assembly being met at the Stadt-House, Mr. Nicholas Goldsborough
and Major Sheredine were desired to acquaint his Excellency there-
with; which they accordingly did.

L. H. J.
Liber No. 46
May 9

Philip Thomas and Benedict Calvert, Esquires, of the Upper
House, and Mr. John Ross, Clerk of the Council, came into the
Stadt-House; where, in their Presence, the aforesaid Members took
the several Oaths to the Government required by Law, subscribed
the Oath of Abjuration, and repeated and signed the Test.
Samuel Chamberlaine and Edward Lloyd, Esquires, from the
Upper House, acquaint the Members of this House, that the Gover-
nor required their Attendance in the Upper House.
The Members of the Lower House went to the Upper House; his
Excellency recommended them to return to their House to choose a
Speaker: They returned, and unanimously made choice of Mr.
Philip Hammond, a Representative of Anne Arundel County, to be
their Speaker; and placed him in the Chair.
Mr. Nicholas Goldsborough and Dr. Carroll were sent to acquaint
his Excellency the Governor, that this House had chose a Speaker.
Col. Hammond and Benedict Calvert, Esq; from the Upper
House, acquaint the Members of the Lower House, that the Gover-
nor requires their Attendance in the Upper House to present their
Speaker.

p. 810

The Members of the Lower House went to the Upper House, and
there presented Mr. Philip Hammond to the Governor as Speaker :
His Excellency gave an Approbation of their Choice, and made the
following Speech; viz. (See page 167)
The Members of the Lower House return, and Mr. Speaker
resumes the Chair.
On Motion that a Clerk be immediately chosen, in order to pro-
ceed to Business; the House unanimously made choice of Mr.
Michael Macnemara, the late Clerk. Mr. Harris and Dr. Buchanan
were ordered to acquaint the Governor (he then being in the Upper
House), that this House had chose Mr. Michael Macnemara their
Clerk, and that they came there to see him qualified: They return
and acquaint Mr. Speaker, they delivered their Message, and that
the Governor was pleased to answer thereto, " that altho' he be-
lieved he should not disapprove of Mr. Macnemara; yet as he did
not come to him in the usual Manner for his Approbation, he could
not approve of him."
The House, on Consideration of the Governor's Answer, ordered
Mr. Harris and Dr. Buchanan, with Mr. Macnemara, to attend the
Governor, and to deliver to his Excellency the following verbal
Message; viz. ( see page 168 )

p. 811



 
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