Liber No. 48
there were also, at the same Time, Public-Ordinary-Keepers that
kept such Ordinaries without any Licences at all, which manifestly
shews, that his Lordship cou'd not prevent Persons from keeping
Ordinaries without Licences, and consequently, that he must be sen-
sible his Power, by Prerogative, was not sufficient to compel them
even to take Licences, much less to pay a Fine for them.
The House adjourns till 2 of the Clock Afternoon.
The House met according to Adjournment, &c.
Mr. Chapline appeared in the House.
Mr. M. Tilghman, from the Committee of Laws, brings in, and
delivers to Mr. Speaker, the following ingrossed Address, viz.
To his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esq; Governor and Commander
in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland.
The humble Address of the House of Delegates.
May it please your Excellency,
We have re-considered your Message of Monday; and as we have
already earnestly endeavoured, as far as the Circumstances of our
Country will admit, to provide for the Requisitions made by the
Letters of Sir Thomas Robinson, and General Braddock, and every
other Purpose relative to his Majesty's Service on the present Exi-
gency; and as we cannot, in Duty to our Constituents, or consistently
with our own Privileges, wave insisting on the same Ways and
Means which have already been proposed, for replacing any Monies
that may be granted, we have not the least Hopes of Success in mak-
ing any further Proposal.
The Appropriation of the Ordinary Licence Fines (which has at
last appeared to be the great Obstacle to our repeated generous
Grants) we are so firmly of Opinion, is the undoubted Right of the
Country, that nothing will ever induce us to give them up, or to do
any Thing which may weaken that Right; and since the Gentlemen
of the Upper House, by their Messages, seem determined not to
depart from what they look upon, in this Particular, as the Lord Pro-
prietary's Right by Prerogative, there is no Room to expect any
Thing further can be done, and therefore we once more request your
Excellency to put an End to his Session.
Which was Read and assented to & signed by Order of the
House, by the Honble Speaker.
Ordered that Major Hall and M.r Edward Tilghman do acquaint
his Excellency that this House hath prepared an Address to be pre-
sented to him and Desires to know When and Where he will please