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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1748-1751
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PROCEEDINGS

OF THE

UPPER HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY


At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
on Saturday the 7th day of December in the first Year of his Lord-
ships Dominion Annoq Domini 1751.

Present
His Excellency Samuel Ogle Esquire Governor

U. H. J.

Liber No. 34

1751,
December 7
p. 397

The Honourable

Benjamin Tasker Esq.
Col George Plater
Edmund Jenings Esq.

Col Charles Hammond
Daniel Dulany Esq.
Benedict Calvert Esq.

Messrs Henry and Harrison from the Lower house acquaint his
Excellency that there is a Sufficient Number of Members met to
make a house and wait his Excellencys Commands.
Col Hammond and Benedict Calvert Esq. are Sent to the Lower
house to Administer the Oaths to the Government appointed to be
taken by Act of Assembly of this Province to the Several Members
of that house there Present and Ordered that the Clerk of this house
attend them who Administred the said Oaths to the Several Members
then Present and they all Subscribed the Abjuration and Test.
Edmund Jenings Esq. is Sent to Acquaint the Lower house his
Excellency requires their immediate attendance in the Upper house.
The Members of the Lower house attend & His Excellency re-
quires them to Return to their house & make Choice of a Speaker
Messrs Henry and Smalwood from the Lower house acquaint his
Excellency their house had made Choice of a Speaker
Daniel Dulany Esq. is Sent to acquaint the Lower house .that his
Excellency requires their attendance in the Upper house to Present
their Speaker for his Approbation
The Lower house attend and Present Philip Hammond Esq. to
his Excellency as their Speaker who is pleased to Approve of their
Choice, and then makes the following Speech
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower houses of Assembly
It is with great concern I now call you together on the melancholy
Occasion of the Death of Our late Noble & Worthy Proprietor,
whose Loss must be truly lamented by every man who wishes well
to the Trade and Prosperity of Great Britain, and especially of her


Colonies, whose happiness, from the Strongest Motives of Inclina-
tion and Interest he had constantly & Sincerly at heart

p. 398



 
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