a particular Manner to your Consideration; but if you shall think fit,
after they are dispatched, to proceed to other Business, you may
be assured of my ready Assent to any Bills that you shall offer,
whereby this Province might be Benefited, or the Security and
L. H. J.
Liber No. 49
Welfare of the People Promoted.
Mr. Speaker (with the Rest of the Members) Returned to the
Lower House, and Re-assumed the Chair.
The House proceeded to choose a Clerk, and made Choice of Mr.
Ordered, That Mr. Murdock and Capt. Gassaway do acquaint
his Excellency with the Choice which this House made of a Clerk,
and to desire his Approbation. They return and acquaint Mr.
Speaker, That they delivered the Message, and that his Excellency
signified his Approbation.
Ordered, That Alexander Williamson, Esq; and Mr. Dulany, do
go with Mr. Macnemara to the Upper House, to see him Qualified
as Clerk of this House. They return and acquaint Mr. Speaker,
That they saw him take the several Oaths to the Government, sign
the Oath of Abjuration, repeat and sign the Test, and take the
following Oath of Office,
You Michael Macnemara do swear, That as Clerk of the Lower
House of Assembly, you shall true Entries make of all such Matters
and Things, as, by the Honourable Speaker for the Time being and
that House, shall be to you directed : The Secrets of the said House
you shall not divulge, to the Prejudice of the House or any Member
thereof; but shall in all Things, as Clerk to the said House, well and
truly demean yourself according to the best of your Knowledge.
So help you God.
Ordered, That his Excellency's Speech (a Copy of which having
been delivered to Mr. Speaker) be Read, which was accordingly.
On Motion, Ordered, That an Address be prepared to his Ex-
cellency on his Speech; and that Colonel Tilghman, Mr. Murdock,
Mr. Carroll, Mr. Lloyd, and Mr. Edward Dorsey, do prepare and
bring in the same.
The House appointed Capt. Robert Saunders Serjeant at Arms,
and Andrew Buchanan Door-Keeper, to the Lower House of As-
sembly; and Ordered, That Dr. Steuart do administer to them the
several Oaths to the Government, and the Oath of Office.
Dr. Steuart acquaints Mr. Speaker, That Capt. Saunders took the
several Oaths to the Government, signed the Oath of Abjuration,
repeated and signed the Test, and took the following Oath,
You Robert Saunders do swear, That you will faithfully, diligently
and honestly discharge the Office of Serjeant at Arms, to the Lower
House of Assembly; and that you shall not disclose or reveal the
Secrets thereof. So help you God.