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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 249   View pdf image (33K)
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The Upper House. 249


tion of Capt John Darrocott the Council with the Assistance of
two of the Justices of the Provincial Court had given the
opinion herewith sent you which is no Dispensation with the
Laws for Towns. As to Several Presentments made at the
Assizes of several Merchants on that score. The Attorny
Genl says he never heard of any but one at Calvert County
agt Capt John Jefferson of Kilkady in Great Brittain who was
the first Trader here from that part of the Kingdom lately
called Scotland and was generally presented for not keeping
Store in Townes according to Law
To which his Excuse was there was no Store houses at
Port St George in Patuxent where he lay and the Presentmt
being too General was Conceived improper and no particular
Information of what Goods he sold being given the Attorny
Genl by any particular person was the occasion he did not ex-
hibit an Information against him.
Signed p order W Bladen Cl Coun.

The aforegoing Message with the Bill for the relief of poor
Prisoners sent to the House by Col Greenfield and Mr Lynes.
The honble Col Wm Holland came & was added to the
Board.
Mr West & Mr Wright bring up the Bill directing the
manner of Electing and summoning Delegates read again in
the House and the Houses desire thereon Endorsed that it
may pass this present Session and that if the Council have any
Amendmts or additional Clauses they are ready to receive
them
But this Board being not yet agreed on what methods may
be prescribed to oblige all the Freeholders of each County to
appear at the respective Elections once more desire the House

U. H. J.

p. 589

will not Insist on passing the Bill this present Session. Which
was sent to the House By Mr Young
Capt Philips and three more bring from the house the Bill
for Electing & summoning Delegates with the following
Message viz.

By the House of Delegates Dec 13th 1708

In answer to the message by Samuel Young Esqr on the
Back of the Bill directing the manner of Electing and sum-
moning Delegates &c.
This House are of opinion there is no Necessity for having
any method prescribed to oblige the Freeholders to appear at
Elections, the Interest of their Queen & Country being Suf-
ficient to engage them to Take Care of what Persons they

p. 590



 
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