By the house of Burgesses, October the 19th 1695.
The Report of the Committee appointed to State the Pub-
lick Revenues in May 1695, And the Addressing his Maty that
the quarter part of the Same due from Governr Copleys
Estate may be appropriated to the defraying the necessary
Charge of this province is referred to the Consideration of the
next Sessions of Assembly.
W Bladen Cl. Assembly.
Came from the house of Burgesses Capt Tasker, Majr Max-
well and Mr fferry, who acquaint his Exncy and the board that
they were sent from the house to Signifye that they were
Adjourn'd for an hour, but if his Exncy had any Present Service
to Command them, Mr Speaker would Cause the house to
meet sooner by beat of Drum.
His Exncy was pleased to give Ordr and recommend to the
severall Gentlemen of the Councill that they would be diligent
in Seeing all the Laws (formerly made and now to be passed)
duly put in Execution, and also Demanded to know what time
would be best to prorogue the house to, telling them that he
does believe Some time in March next may be best, So that if
in Case there should be no absolute necessity for their meet-
ing at that time they may be further prorogued by Proclamation
at the Councill to be held in ffebry next, and Ordered that the
Councill meet the last Tuseday in ffebry next accordingly, And
that the Assembly be at present prorogued until the 20th day
of March next.
Ordered that the Tobacco in this Publick Leavy allowed to
the Gent" of the Councill and to the Rangers, be allotted and
paid them in the Same Counties where they actually Reside
His Exncy is pleased to give Ordr to the Gentlemen of the
Councill that they would acquaint the people of the Counties
where they live not to be ffrightened with vain idle Reports
of great and heavy Taxes nor be deluded or perswaded out of
the province with ridiculous ffoolish Stores.
His Exncy does lastly propose to the Gentlemen of the
Councill for to Signifye to the Vestrys of the Severall parishes
where they live that they dispose of the 40lb Tobo p poll pur-
suant to the prsent Ordinance of Assembly, and that the Same
be recommended to the Severall members of the house of