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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 469   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 6-0ct. 2, 1696. 469

By the House of Burgesses October 2d 1696

Ordered that Major John Hammond Captain Richard Hill
Mr Thomas Dixon and Captain Edward Blay go and inspect
in the Roof of the new State House and make their Report to
this House as to the Goodness and sufficiency thereof the said
Gentlemen go out and return to the House and report that
they find the same in all respects good and sufficient
Signed p Order W Bladen Clk Assembly

Ordered that two of the Gentlemen of his Majestys honour-
able Council go and inspect the said Roof and make their
Report thereon and that afterwards they go down to the
House to acquaint them that his Excellency requires their
attendance at this Board to see the Laws passed &c And
accordingly went the honble Colo Hutchins and Colo Brown
who return and say that they have viewed the Roof of the

U. H. J.

State House & find it to be very substantial and good and
further say that they have communicated his Excellencies
Commands to the House who pursuant thereto are com-
ing up

Mr Speaker with the House of Burgesses come up accord-
ingly the last Resolves together with the Ordinance for quiet-
ing the minds of the people being publickly read over
Mr Robert Smith one of the members of the House of Bur-
gesses being asked whether he knew Colo Cood in England
does say he did know Colo Cood in England and that he was
a minister at a place called penryn in England from whence
he was turned out
Afterwards were presented three several Addresses fair
drawn out in Order to be sent to his most Sacred Majesty two
whereof were signed by his Excellency the Governor the Gen-
tlemen of his Majestys honourable Council and the several
members of the House of Burgesses the one being a con-
gratulatory address and the other an address of thanks
The other address was signed by his Majestys honourable
Council & House of Burgesses
The honble Colo Henry Jowles Chancellor being sent for
came and was added
Then were presented the several Bills fair Engrossed and
Assented to by his Majestys honourable Council and House
of Burgesses for his Excellencies passing the same into Laws
the Titles whereof were read over as follows vizt

A Supplicatory Act about the Commissaries Office
An Act for securing the Parochial Libraries of this province

p. 922

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