here from that Part of the Kingdom lately called Scotland and
was generally presented for not keeping Store at Town accord-
ing to Law; to which his Excuse was that there were no Store
Houses at Port St George's where he lay and the Presentment
being too general was conceived improper and no particular
Information of what Goods he sold being the Attorney General
by any particular Person was the Occasion he did not exhibit
an Information against him
Signed p Order W Bladen Cl. Co.
The Honble Philip Lynes Esq. from the Council enters the
House & delivers Mr Speaker the Opinion of the Governor
and Council touching Merchants keeping Stores at Towns
mentioned in the foregoing Message
Ordered the said Message be read in a full House to
Committee of Laws enter the House and deliver M.r Speaker
the following Bills
Bill confirming and explaining the Charter granted to the
City of Annapolis.
Bill reviving the Act imposing 3d p Hogshead on Tobacco
for defraying the publick Charge of the Country.
Bill repealing the Act prohibiting the Importation of Bread
Bill reviving the Act ascertaining the Height of Fences
Bill reviving the Act for Limitation of Officers Fees
Bill reviving an Act laying an Imposition of 3d p Gallon on
Rum, Wine, Brandy, Spirits and 20 p Head an Negroes and
Irish Servants for defraying the publick Charge of the
All which said Bills were severally read and ordered to be
severally indorsed By the House of Delegates. Read the
first Time Signed p Order Richd Dallam Cl. Ho. Del.
Bill for Relief of Debtors and languishing Prisoners. Read
and ordered to be indorsed
By the House of Delegates 13th December 1708
Read the second Time & will pass
Signed p Order Richd Dallam Cl. Ho. Del.