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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1766-1768
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326 Assembly Proceedings, May 24-June 22, 1768.

L. H. J.

For Worcester County

For Frederick County

Liber No. 52



May 24

M.r William Allen

M.r Thomas Cresap


M.r Zadock Purnel

M.r Thomas Jennings


M.r Joseph Dashiel

M.r William Luckett


A sufficient number of delegates to compose a lower house of
assembly being convened at the stadt house M.r Brice T. B. Worth-
ington, and M.r James Hollyday attended on his Excellency the
governor to acquaint him therewith

John Ridout and Walter Dulany esquires from the upper house,
and M.r Upton Scott clerk of the council, came into the stadt house
in whose presence the aforesaid delegates took the several oaths to
the government required by law, subscribed the oath of abjuration,
repeated and signed the test
Benedict Calvert and John Ridout esquires from the upper house
acquaint the members of this house that the governor requires their
attendance in the upper house
The members of the lower house went to the upper house. His
excellency required them to return to the lower house and chuse a
speaker. They returned and unanimously made choice of Robert
Lloyd esquire; a delegate returned for Queen Anns county to be
their speaker, and placed him in the chair. M.r Thomas Ringgold
and M.r James Hollyday, were sent to acquaint the governor that
this house hath made choice of a speaker

Benedict Calvert and Daniel Dulany esquires from the upper
house acquaint the members of this house that the governor requires
their attendance in the upper house to present their speaker

The members of the lower house went to the upper house, and
presented to the governor Robert Lloyd esquire; as their speaker.
His excellency approved their choice and made the following speech

Gentlemen of the upper and lower houses of assembly

Since the last session of assembly, I have received letters from
Sir William Johnson his Majestys superintendant of indian affairs
in this district of North America relative to a representation which
had been made to him on behalf of the Maryland indians, some of
whom are, it seems desirous to remove to Otsiningo, and to be
incorporated with the six nations, if they may be permitted to dis-
pose of the lands which by the legislature of this province were

p. 489

heretofore appropriated to the use of those peoples ancestors
Together with Sir Williams letters I shall communicate to you a
petition that hath been presented to me by several of those indians,
also the fullest information I have been able to get concerning their
number and the lands they occupy or claim, so that you maybe the
better able to judge what compensation it will be reasonable to give



 

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