Thursday Morning 3.d of October 1771.
The House met again according to Adjournment
Present as Yesterday
The Committee appointed to prepare an Address in Answer to
His Excellency's Speech bring in the following.
To His Excellency Robert Eden Esq Governor and Commander in
Chief in and over the Province of Maryland.
The Humble Address of the Upper House of Assembly.
May it please your Excellency
We His Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Upper House
of Assembly, return your Excellency our sincere Thanks for your
kind Speech at the opening of this Session
The several Matters your Excellency has recommended to our
Consideration are very important, and you may be assured we shall
pay all due Attention to them in the Course of the Session
Your Excellency has given us so many proofs of your hearty
Disposition to promote the real Interests of this Country, that we
cannot doubt the sincerity of your generous Declaration, that you
will deem yourself happy in proportion to the prosperity the people
of this Province shall derive from your Administration
Which was Read approved of and ordered to be Engrossed.
The Engrossed Address being prepared was Read and Assented
to and Signed by Order of the House by the Honourable Benedict