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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
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Assembly Proceedings, May 26-June 11, 1697. 5o9

4 Proposed that a law be made to Impower his Excellency
upon case of the Death or Removal of any of the Justices &ca
for to constitute others under his hand and seal to save the
charge of Issuing new commissions to the Counties upon such
Accidents
5 That a law be made to lessen the commissioners
Expences in attending their County Courts the present Allow-
ance being complained of and found to be burthensom (par-
ticularly by complaint thereof Received from Somerset
County) and that the number of Justices in each County be
lessened if thought Convenient
6 Proposed that a law be made for securing all Letters
brought in and Carried out by all Masters of Ships a Great
Prejudice being found to the Inhabitants through negligence
& Miscarriage thereof that the letters brought in may be
delivered to the severall Collectors &c and that Mr Perry the
publick post be obliged to call upon such Officers for the
dispatch of such Letters according to the several directions
7 That a law be made to Confirm the Titles to the land
whereon Churches and Chappels are built and to enable the
Vestries where they shall see Occasion to build Churches or
Chappels to purchase lands therefore
The honourable Thomas Tench Esqr came and was added.

The foregoing several proposalls being read were by Order
drawn forth and laid before the House accordingly and came
answered as follows vizt

1 Resolved that as to the first relating to the Indians that
the same be Referred till Major William Barton appear in the
House
2 Resolved that his Excellencys proposalls relateing to
the Act for better regulating the militia be referred till Major
William Barton appear in the House thereof and make report
of it be Convenient that at present a Law should be drawn
therefore
3 Leave given to Bring in a Bill for redress of the publick

Credit
4 Resolved that his Excellencies Proposall relating to the
Appointing a Justice of the Peace by warrant under his hand
and Seal be referred to the Committee of laws to make
Report thereof to this House whether such law shall be
enacted
5 That the County Commissioners expences are already

well setled
6 Leave Given to bring in a Bill to prevent the abuse of
Intercepting and Imbezzling Peoples Letters
7 Leave Given to bring in a Bill therefore

U. H. J.



 
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