At a Session of Assembly, begun and held at the City of Annapolis
on Wednesday the second Day of October in the Twenty first Year of
His Lordships Dominion Anno Domini 1771.
His Excellency Robert Eden Esq Governor
Benedict Calvert Esq Daniel of Saint Thomas
Daniel Dulany Esq Jenifer Esq
The Honble Walter Dulany Esq George Plater Esq
George Steuart Esq
Mess.rs William Paca and Benjamin Mackall, from the Lower
House acquaint His Excellency that there are a sufficient number
of Members met to make an House and wait His Excellencys Com-
Benedict Calvert and Walter Dulany Esquires 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 Mem-
bers of that House and Ordered that the Clerk of this House attend
them, who Administered the several Oaths to the several Members
then present, and they all Subscribed the Oath of Abjuration and
Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer and George Plater Esquires are
Sent to acquaint the Members of the Lower House that His Ex-
cellency requires their Attendance in the Upper House immediately.
The Lower House attend and his Excellency Orders them to re-
turn to their House and make Choice of a Speaker.
Mess.rs Brice Thomas Beale Worthington and James Lloyd Cham-
berlaine from the Lower House acquaint His Excellency that their
House hath made Choice of a Speaker
Daniel Dulany and George Steuart Esqrs are sent to acquaint the
Members of the Lower House that his Excellency requires their
Attendance in the Upper House to present their Speaker for His
The Lower House attend, and present Edward Tilghman Esq
for their Speaker with which Choice His Excellency declares himself
well pleased and makes the following Speech.
U. H. J.
Liber No. 36