Assembly Proceedings, Mar. 10, 1697/8-Apr. 4, 1698. 77
Gentl His Matys Royall Comission and Instructions to me
I have endeavoured (according to my duty) to follow, and
pursuant to some of them by the advice and consent of his
Matys honble Councill and the late house of delegates I have
already on his Matys behalfe passed severall Laws and ordi-
nances and I hope that by the Divine assistance you will
agree to present such others as are Still wanting and shall be
consonant to the writts by which you are here mett that I may
pass them likewise.
And when you Gen' of the house of delegates are ready.
I shall order to be laid before you the pticulars especially
Ist The Church. 2d the Indians. 3d the Militia, 4th the
schools, 5th about altering the winter County Courts. 6th and
a certaine method of holding Assemblyes.
After which Mr Speaker and the rest of the house having
taken theire Leaves of his Excy Mr Speaker took the chaire.
And Resolved by the house that during the sitting thereof
they will go to prayers abt 10 or 11 of the Clock each morn-
ing and then to dinner.
The Severall Members of the house being called appeared
for St Marys City. Capt: Thomas Waughop.
St. Mary's County
Mr Philip Clarke
Majr Iohn Lowe
Mr Iacob Moreland
Mr Thos Neale
Mr Iames Crauford
Majr Walter Smith
Majr Elisha Hall
Mr Iohn Leech
Mr Michael Miller
Majr Thos Smith
Majr Ion Whittington
Mr Simon Willmer
Mr Iames Smallwood
Capt Philip Hoskins
Mr Henry Hawkins
Mr Benjamin Hall
Ann Arundell County
Majr Iohn Hammond
Capt Richd Hill
Mr Iames Sanders
Mr Sanuel Young
Mr Iohn Hall
Mr George Ashman
Mr Thomas Staley
Mr Richd Tilghman
None of Somersett and Dorchester Countys.
Mr William Harris
Col: Hans Hanson
Col: Iohn Thompson
Mr Iohn Conishe
P. Georges County
Mr William Hutchison
Col: Ninian Beale
Mr John White