338 Assembly Proceedings, March 2j-April 19, 1774.
L. H. J.
On Motion, Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
the better amending and repairing the publick Roads in the several
Counties therein mentioned; and that M.r Beall, M.r Sim, M.r Barnes,
M.r Gilpin, M.r Key, M.r Tyler, M.r Weems, M.r Hawkins, and M.r
Hammond, do prepare and bring in the same.
M.r Beall brings in and delivers to M.r Speaker a Bill, entitled,
An Act to prevent certain Obstructions in the Eastern Branch of
Patowmack River, and for other Purposes. Which was read the
first Time and ordered to lie on the Table.
Philip Thomas Lee, Esq from the Upper House, delivers to M.r
Speaker a Petition of John Done, Sheriff of Worcester County;
a Petition of Joseph Hayward of Baltimore County, against the
Releasement of Matthew Mason; a Petition of sundry Inhabitants
of Somerset and Worcester Counties, for laying out a Town, a
Petition of Samuel Litton of Harford County; and a Petition of
William Beck, a Prisoner in Prince Georges County Jail; severally
indorsed; "By the Upper House of Assembly, April 13, 1774: Read
and referred to the Consideration of the Lower House of Assembly.
Signed by Order, James Brooks, Cl. Up. Ho."
The House adjourns till 3 O'Clock.
The House met.
M.r Thomas hath Leave of Absence.
M.r Griffith brings in and delivers to M.r Speaker a Bill, entitled,
An Act relating to the principal Roads in Anne-Arundel, Baltimore,
and Frederick Counties. Which was read the first Time and ordered
to lie on the Table.
M.r Paca brings in and delivers to M.r Speaker a Bill, entitled,
An Act for the Enlargement of the Powers of the Corporation and
Jurisdiction of the Mayor's Court in the City of Annapolis. Which
was read the first Time and ordered to lie on the Table.
M.r Chamberlaine brings in and delivers to M.r Speaker the fol-
By the Committee appointed to examine and report the State of
the Accounts relative to St. Paul's Parish Church in Queen Anne's
In Obedience to the Order of the Honourable House, your Com-
mittee have looked into and examined the said Account, and such
Vouchers as were to us produced; and do find, that there are
Vouchers for most of the Articles of said Account, but that there
are not Vouchers for some few Articles, by Reason of the Vestry
Books of Queen Anne's County and Accounts from Sheriff of Tal-
bot are not here; and that no Part of said Monies have been applied
towards the Repair of Wye Chapel.