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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
Volume 7, Page 524   View pdf image
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524 Assembly Proceedings, October—November 1683.

L. H. Journal

Original,
p. 2

Wedensday October the Third 1683
The house Called and all present as yesterday

Mr Hosier enters the house.

Mr Henry Hosier Comes Into the
house and desires to be Excused for

not Coming yesterday he alsoe Sayes that Major Weekes the
Other Delegate for Kent County is very Sick and not in
con to Attend this house

Then was read what was D              day

Then was read the Rules and Orders           red to be Tran-

scribed And Sett vp within this house              this house vpon

all Occasions to peruse, Which are as

Rules and Ordr of the
Lower House

Lower House of Assembly
Rules and Orders of the Lower house
Delegates within this house.

It is this day Ordered by the Burgesses              now As-

sembled That these rules and Orders               Burgesses and

Delegates now Assembled and by the Clerk                this

Sessions of Assembly:

1   That Noe burgess Deputy or Delegate member of this
house               Revileing Speeches Or Name any one by his
proper Name Significaccon (Vizt) the Gentleman that Spoke
last or the like

2  That noe One Speake above Once at a reading, to any
bill               Speaker, And if Two persones Or more Rise vp
together the Speaker shall appoynte who shall Speake first
and Noe One may Interrupt another speake till the Other
hath Ended

3 : That none Shall Deliver his Opinion or Speake sitting to
Any               But shall stand vp and reverendly direct his
Speech to the Speaker.

4: That every bill proposed to the house shall be read three
severall dayes before it be Ingrossed, and that between every
reading One day shall be Intermitted vnless vpon very vrgent
Occasion Mr Speaker with the Consent of the house shall Dis-
pence therewith, & then One being read twice at One Sitting
shall be Sufficient as read Two Severall dayes & times when
soe Entered vpon The Clerkes Journall.

5: That noe One shall Come Into the house of Assembly
whilst the house is Sitting with a Sword, Or other weapon
but shall put the same Into the hands of the Dorekeeper Or
Other persone Appoynted thereto vpon penalty of a fine as the
Speaker Deputyes and Delegates shall thinke fitt:

6: Any of the members bound to Attend this Assembly who
shall be absent from the house at the hour and place Appoynted
after the Number of Eleven of them and the Speaker According

 

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