In April Assembly 1682 Lordships Speech. That he had by
Commission appointed Mr Thomas Grunwyn their Clerk whom he
doubted not they would find Respectful careful & capable.
A Message from the Lower house by Mr Robert Carvile and
Mr John Coode
They bring with them the form of an Oath which they desire
may be Administred by this house to the Clerk of their house whom
they had brought with them to that Purpose.
Which Oath was accordingly Administred to and taken by Mr
Thomas Grunwyn Clerk of the Lower house.
In October Assembly 1682 Lordships Speech " Having by Com-
mission appointed Thomas Grunwyn your Clerk "
In October Assembly 1683. His Lordship further declares to
them that he had by Commission constituted Major Charles Boteler
their Clerk of the Lower house
Mr Thomas Bur ford comes to this house with Major Boteler who
before this house took the Oath of Clerk of the Lower house as
penned by the Upper house
In September Assembly 1694 His Excellency Proposing to the
Board in whom the Right of Chusing a Clerk to the house of Bur-
gesses lay, he was answered that there was a Contest about the same
in Lord Baltimores time but that my Lord did Appoint them a Clerk
at that time; his Excellency did thereupon desire them to enquire
and advise who might be a fit Person to Execute that trust.
Ordered that Commission issue to constitute Clayborn Lomax,
Clerk of the house of Burgesses, to pass the Lesser Seal &c. and to
run during Pleasure
U. H. J.
Liber No. 34
The House of Delegates desire that Clayborn Lomax may be
Admitted their Clerk, which was Granted and Commission given
him at the Board, under the Lesser Seal of this Province and at the
same time had administred unto him the Oaths appointed by Act
of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy
as also the usual Oath of Clerk of that house which was signified to
the house by the said Lomax who had Likewise a copy of the Clerks
Oath given him for Satisfaction of the house
In May Assembly 1695 Came Mr Boothby and Major Smalwood
from the house of Burgesses who signified that the house had under-
stood his Excellency being dissatisfyed with the proceedings of
Clayborn Lomax their present Clerk, therefore had by a Vote of
their house made choice of Mr William Bladen to officiate in his
stead and were sent to request his Excellency's Approbation, of the
said Choice; who accordingly was admitted and was approved of
(and being present in Council) had administred unto him the Oaths
appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of