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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 453   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Sept 6-0ct. 2, 1696. 453

An Act for reviving the Temporary Laws of this Province
read and thought needless & as to the Reason why the same
should not pass a Copy of one of his Majestys Royal Instruc-
tions is ordered to be sent to the House for their Satisfaction

One of his Majestys Royal Instructions to me

And therefore you shall not enact any Law which shall be
once enacted by you except upon very urgent occasions but
in no Case more then once without our express consent

The said Message was sent by Colo Greenberry and Col0
Hutchins 29th September instant
Fr Nicholson

Saturday September the 26th 1696 The Council again Sate
and were Present

His Excellency Francis Nicholson Esqr Captain General &c.

Sir Thomas Lawrence Baronet Secretary Colo
George Robotham Colo Nicholas Greenberry Col0
The honble Charles Hutchins Colo David Browne Colo John
Addison Thomas Brook Esqr James Frisby Esqr

Read a petition from several of the merchants of New York
which were Ordered to be Referred to the House of Bur-
gesses for their consideration it relating to the Ten p Cent
Act And was returned from the House Indorsed and Rejected
Upon motion made by the honble Colo John Addison and
Thomas Brooke Esqr that they might be permited to go home
the said Colo Addison urging some pressing Occasion which
required his attendance there and the said Esqr Brooks urging
that his Servants are now in hand about building a Mill and
could not go forward therewth without his presence, Col0
Robotham also desired the leave of this Board to retire home
in Order to the looking after two several Cargoes of Goods
which require his hast at this time
His Excellency was pleased to say that his Majestys Royal
Instructions unto him does direct that he shall not hold Coun-
cils to do any Business of consequence under the number of
five of the Gentlemen of the Council being present unless in
case of Absolute necessity therefore acquainted them that
they would do well to agree among themselves about it who
should go or stay so that five might be left and he should be
willing thereunto whereupon was Given by Consent for the
three aforementioned Gentlemen to go

U. H. J.

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