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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 192   View pdf image (33K)
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192 Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 1708.

U. H. J.

made by your Excellency to some Gentlemen to Incorporate
them into a Body politick or Fraternity by the name of Mayor
Recorder Alderman and Common Council of the said City
this House being in Concurrence with your Excellency and
the Honourable Council the proper center to which all Ag-
grieved may apply themselves for Redress doth humbly Con-
ceive that the Charter granted doth deprive some of her
Majestys Subjects of the Rights and priviledges which the
Laws of England and this province undoubtedly entitles them
to as Freemen as particularly their Voting for Delegates or
Representatives in the General Assembly and makes them
liable to be sued for small debts which the Laws of this prov-
ince impower any Single Justice to hear and determine and
takes from the publick those Lands and Buildings they have

p. 976

purchased and erected and other Priviledges We do humbly
beg Leave to shew that it is not out of any disrespect to your
Excellency or any desire to lessen the prerogative of the Crown
or the power that her Majesty has invested your Excellency
with but Observing it not to be plainly exprest in your Excel-
lencys Commission we Conceive it to be our duty on behalf
of those we represent to beg leave that your Excellency will
have so much Regard to the opinion of this House as to leave
the Granting of Charters undetermined till her Majestys
pleasure therein be further known and when your Excellency
shall have it more plainly exprest We shall readily concur
with the granting of a charter provided all the Inhabitants
and Freeholders of Annapolis request the same and have their
equal priviledges in choosing their representatives and all other
priviledges which by the Laws of England are intituled to and
that the priviledges granted be according to the Laws of Eng-
land and this province and that the publick Lands and Build-
ings may not be infringed but Secured to the uses for which
they were purchased and Erected and in the mean time doubt
not to make your Excellency sensible that we are with the
greatest humility and respect
Your Excellencys most humble
and most Obedient Servants
Signed p order Richd Dallam Clk ho Del.

The Council adjourns till to Morrow Morning Eight a Clock

Tuesday October 5th 1708

His Excellency having communicated to the Honble Board
what he intended to say to the Delegates they unanimously
approved thereof


 

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