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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1764-1765
Volume 59, Page 133   View pdf image
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The Lower House. 133

2d That no Member speak above Once upon any Debate without
Licence of the House declared by the Speaker and if two persons
or more shall rise up together the Speaker shall appoint who shall
Speak first and no Member shall interrupt any Other until the
Gentleman Speaking hath Ended
3d That none shall deliver his Opinion or speak to any Bill or
Debate unless he shall stand up and reverently direct his Speech to
the Speaker That every Bill proposed by the House shall be read two
several Days before it is sent to the Upper House and once after
before it be Ingrossed And that between every Reading One Day
shall be intermitted and that in that Time the Bill be laid on the
Table for the perusal of all the Members unless on very urgent
Occasions Mr Speaker with the Consent of the House shall dispense
therewith and then on Bill being read twice at One Sitting shall be
as sufficient as if read several Days when so entered in the Clerks
Journal That no person come into the House of Assembly while the
same is Sitting with Sword or other Weapon upon penalty of such
Fine as shall be imposed on them by the Speaker not exceeding five
Shillings for any One Offence That if any Member bound to attend this Assembly shall be
absent at the Hours and place appointed after the Number of Twelve
of the Members with the Speaker are met according to the Order
for Sitting shall be fined according to the Discretion of the Speaker
not exceeding five Shillings for any Offence unless upon such lawful
Excuse as the Speaker shall admit of All Misdemeanours which shall happen in the House shall be
censored and fined in the House That no Bill shall be read at any Time during this Session
'till all the Members in Town be called in except on some Excuse
to be admitted by the Speaker That if any Member of this House do depart without Leave
from the Honourable Speaker and the House such Member shall
forfeit all his preceding Allowances due to him for his Attendance
that Session
The following Resolves were made Viz
Resolved Unanimously that the following be entred on the Journal
as the Resolves of this House viz
Resolved by the House that the Members who are appointed as
Members of the Committee of Aggrievances have likewise the
Character of a Committee for Courts of Justice And that that
Character and the Duty of such Committee be annexed to the said
Committee of Aggrievances as a standing part of their Duty And
that it be an Instruction to the said Committee of Courts of Justice

L. H. J.
Liber No. 52
Nov. 2
p. 264

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