Courts to their antient Right of admitting and suspending the
Attorneys and Practitioners and they will take all due Care
that none shall be admitted but such as shall merit the same
by their fair & honest Practice. We also acquaint your Excel-
lency there has been Complaints made to this House that
several Merchants trading into this Province under Pretence
that your Excellency and Council have given them Leave have
kept Stores at several Places not being Towns contrary to a
Law made in this Province, several of which Merchants have
been presented at the Assizes for Breach of the said law.
But the Queen's Attorney General hath refused to prosecute
them according to the Law aforesaid. We therefore humbly
pray that your Excellency will be pleased to lay your Com-
mands on the Attorney General that when any such Present-
ment shall be made that he prosecute all such who shall make
any Breach of that or any other Law to be dispensed withal
without our Consent.
Signed p Order Richd Dallam Cl. Ho. Del.
The House adjourned till to Morrow Morning ten O'Clock
Saturday 11th December 1708.
The House met according to Adjournment
Being called over were present as Yesterday.
Read what was done Yesterday.
Bill for Relief of poor Debtors and languishing Prisoners.
Read the first and second Times and by especial Order will
Sent up to his Excellency and Council for their Concurrence
by Mr Covington and Mr Hemsley with the Message prepared
last Night. They return and say they delivered the same
Coursey from the Council enters the House and desires
the Resolve of this House relating to Talbot County Court
House might be sent to the Council which was accordingly
done. Mr Colegate a Member of this House for Baltimore
County being lame hath Leave given him to go Home.
Samuel Young Esqr from the Council enters the House and
delivers Mr Speaker the following Message.
By the Council in Assembly December 11th 1708.
Proposed that those that are at Oxford may give their Poll
there and those that are for having the Court House in the
Center of the County give their Poll at Pitts's Bridge and that
three of the Justices be appointed to take the Poll Viz. Mr