A Bill declaring several Acts to be in force read by the
house the first & second times with their desire Endorsed that
his Excell considering the season of the year & badness of the
weather to let this Bill pass as proposed without making Sep-
arate Bills to revive all the within mentioned Acts that will
expire this Session.
The sd Bill & Endorsemt being read & Considered the fol-
lowing answer was sent to the House of Delegates Viz.
By the Council in Assembly Decr 10th 1708.
The Bill for reviving several temporary Laws being read at
the Board it is observed that the Act for Encouragemt of
Tillage and Relief of Debtors is omitted and we taking that
Act to be very advantageous to many of her Majesty's poor
Subjects who often fall under unfortunate Circumstances desire
it may be revived
And whereas her Majesty's royal Instructions to his Excell
positively inhibit the reviving of several Acts of different
natures in one and the same Law for fear of any disassent
Therefore we cannot Consent to the Houses request but pro-
pose the several Acts be severally revived by different Bills
which will be very Short and not occasion any. great delay to
the Conclusion of this Session
Signed p order W Bladen Cl Coun.
Sent to the House by Mr Lynes
The Board adjourned till ten of the Clock to morrow morning