L. H. J.
Liber No. 47
Wednesday Morning, May 9, 1750.
The House met according to Adjournment: The Members were
called, and all appeared as Yesterday. The Proceedings of Yester-
day were read.
Major Sheredine, Col. Sprigg, Capt. Addison, Capt. Lux, Mr.
Lecompte, and Mr. Chaplain, appeared in the House.
On motion of a Member that a Bill be brought in for the better
Encouragement of Learning within this Province; Leave is given
to bring in a Bill accordingly.
It being moved by a Member, that an Enquiry be made what Oath
is taken by his Lordship's Council of State, and by the several Pub-
lic Officers of this Province, at the Time of their Qualification for
holding Offices: Resolved, that the same be enquired into. Ordered,
That the Committee of Aggrievances and Courts of Justice do make
an Enquiry accordingly, and Report the same to the House; and
that the Committee be impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and
It appearing to this House, that Mr. Walter Dulany, since his
being elected to serve as a Delegate for the City of Annapolis, hath
accepted of the Office of Deputy Commissary of Anne Arundel
County; and that Capt. Edward Tilghman, since his being Elected
a Delegate for Queen Anne's County, hath accepted of the Office
of Keeper of the Rent-Roils for the Eastern Shore: Resolved, That
the Acceptance of such Offices hath disqualified those Gentlemen
from their Seats in this House, and that they be discharged
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Secre-
tary of this Province, to make out a new Writ of Election, directed
to the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen, of the City of Annapolis,
to elect a Delegate to serve in this present General Assembly, in the
Room of Mr. Walter Dulany, who is removed from his Seat in this
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Secretary
of this Province, to make out a new Writ of Election, directed to
the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County, to elect a Delegate to serve in
this present General Assembly, in the Room of Capt. Edward Tilgh-
man, who is removed from his Seat in this House.
Mr. Philip Key is added to the Committee of Laws.
Col. Colvill is added to the Committee for inspecting the Office
and Proceedings of the Commissioners for emitting Bills of Credit,
established by Act of Assembly.
On motion that a Bill be brought in, to remedy some Evils relat-
ing to Servants; Leave is given: Ordered, That the Committee of
Laws do prepare and bring in a Bill accordingly.