L H. J.
Liber No. 54
For Baltimore County. For Frederick County.
M.r Samuel Owings jun.r, M.r William Luckett,
M.r John Moale, M.r Jonathan Hagar,
M.r George Risteau, M.r Thomas Sprigg Wootton,
M.r Thomas Cockey Deye. M.r Charles Beatty.
A sufficient Number of Delegates to compose a House being con-
vened at the Coffee House; M.r William Paca, a Delegate returned
for the City of Annapolis, And M.r Benjamin Mackall, a Delegate
returned for Calvert County, attended on his Excellency to acquaint
Benedict Calvert and Walter Dulany Esq.rs of the Upper House,
attended by Doctor Upton Scott, Clerk of the Upper House, came
into the Coffee House; And the aforesaid Delegates took the several
Oaths to the Government required by Law, signed the Oath of Ab-
juration, repeated and signed the Test in the Presence of the two
Gentlemen of the Upper House
Daniel of Saint Thomas Jenifer and George Plater Esq.rs from the
Upper House acquaint the Members of this House that the Gov-
ernor requires the Attendance of the Lower House immediately
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
choose a Speaker
They returned and unanimously made Choice of M.r Edward
Tilghman a Delegate returned for Queen Ann's County to be their
Speaker and placed him in the Chair.
M.r Worthington and M.r Chamberlaine are sent to acquaint his
Excellency that this House hath made Choice of a Speaker
Daniel Dulany and George Steuart Esq.rs 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 M.r Edward Tilghman as their Speaker
His Excellency approved the Choice and made the following
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly
Whilst engaged in enacting Regulations conducive to the Welfare
of the Province, you will, I hope, find the Season convenient to your
The State of the Criminal Law, which I recommended to the
Consideration of the late Assembly, permit me again to press, as an
Object that deserves your most deliberate Attention.
The Provision hitherto made for repairing and keeping in Order