Present as in the Morning
The Committee appointed to prepare an Address in Answer to
His Excellency's Speech, bring in the following Viz.t
To His Excellency Robert Eden Esq.r 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, beg leave to return your Excellency our Thanks for your
Speech at the opening of this Session
The experience we have hitherto had of your Excellency's good
Intentions to promote the Welfare and Prosperity of the Province,
makes us most ardently wish you may speedily settle those Affairs
which require your Personal Attendance in England, and that we
may soon have the pleasure of seeing your Excellency again exercis-
ing the Powers of Government in Maryland.
The convening the Assembly before your Departure with a view
of establishing such Regulations as may be conducive to the general
Welfare, justly entitles your Excellency to our warmest Thanks.
25.th March 1774. which was Read and ordered to be Ingrossed.
The Ingrossed Address being prepared was Read and Assented to,
and Signed by order of the House by the Honourable Benedict
Ordered that Benedict Calvert Esq.r attended by the whole House
do present the said Address to his Excellency which was presented
Adjourned until to Morrow Morning ten of the Clock