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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
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Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, 1698. 209

they had a Comission under the broad Seale of this Province
Constituting Christopher Gregory to be clerke of the house of
Delegates within this province which being produced and
read, and the said Christopher Gregory being called they pre-
sented him to them, and moved that they might give him oath
as by their Message they were comanded and for which they
produced the forme of the oath drawn up.
Whereupon Mr Speaker desired them to withdraw untill he

L. H. J.

knew the Sense of the house therein the person appointed
being a Stranger to some of them.
The honble Collo Henry Iowles, Tho: Tench Esq. Mr Wm
Bladen and Christopher Gregory withdraw.
Ordered that Mr Wra Hutchison and Mr Simon Willmore
give notice to the aforesd persons to Enter againe which
accordingly they did.
The Honble Collo Iowles, Tho: Tench Esq. Mr W. Bladen
and Christopher Gregory enter and the said Christopher
Gregory is admitted clk:
Ordered that Capt Philip Hoskins and Mr Wm Hutchison
goe together which the said Christopher Gregory to the
Councill Chamber and see him the said Christopher Gregory
sworne.
The sd Capt Philip Hoskins, Mr Wm Hutchison and Chris-
topher Gregorry departed and went to the Councill Chamber,
where the said Christopher Gregory from the honble Collo
Henry Iowles chancellor tooke the oaths appointed by Act of
Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegegiance and Suprem-
acy as also the Oath of clk: to the house of Delegates which
Oath followeth in these words, vizt

I Christopher Gregory do swear that I will well and Truely
Execute the office of clk: of the house of Delegates according
to the best of my power, skill and knowledge and under-
standing, and that I will make true and fair entries of the
Severall proceedings in the house and a faire Iournall thereof
returne into the Secrys office according to Law.
So help me God.

Captain Philip Hoskins, Mr Wm Hutchison and Mr Chr
Gregory returne and the said Philip and Wm Say that they
have seen the sd Chr take the oaths aforesd
Whereupon Mr Speaker ordered the said Chr Gregory to
take his place accordingly.
The house adjourned till Munday Morning Eight of clock.

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