L. H. J.
As to the first Part wherein his Excellency recommends the
Retrospection of some Laws that want Amendment, being read,
is referred to further Consideration.
Likewise was read the second Clause in his Excellency's
Speech relating to Itinerant Judges, was by the House debated :
And ordered That the Committee of Laws prepare and draw
up a Bill and lay before the House for their Consideration.
Upon reading the Petition of Mrs Susannah Mason, Executrix
of Robert Mason late Treasurer of the Western Shore
Ordered the same be referred to the Committee of Accounts
to make Search to know how John Perry Post had his last
Payment of £ 50 Sterling for his Salary and make Report
thereof to the House.
The Petition of George Valentine relating to the Tipstaff
Bearer, Read and rejected. And upon reading of that Part
of his Excellency's Speech relating to some Charge his Excy
expended on Repairs and other Necessaries belonging to the
House he lives in its ordered by the House that he be allowed
his Charges amounting to £47-13-6 and £15 p Annum
Thomas Tench Esqr and Colo
William Holland enters the
House and delivers Mr Speaker a Petition of Inhabitants upon
and near Patuxent River in Ann Arundel County praying a
Town to be appointed at a Place called Pig Point. Indorsed
By his Excellency and Council in Assembly March 28th 1707.
The within Petition being read at this Board is recommended
to the House of Delegates.
Signed p Order W Bladen Cl. Co.
Which being read is referred to further Consideration. And
the House adjourns till two o'Clock in the Afternoon.
Post Meridiem. The House met again according to Ad-
journment and being called over were all present as in the
Moved by a Member that forasmuch that Colo
Smithson has not had his Allowance for his Attendance on
the Provincial Court in May last therefore prayed &ta And it
is ordered by the House that Mr Govert Lookerman Sheriff of
Dorchester County pay him 808 Pounds of Tobacco lodged
in his Hands for Part of his Pay, and the Remainder to be
allowed him by the Committee of Accounts.
The Petition of Abraham Taylor of Baltimore County Read
and debated in the House was rejected.
Bill constituting Itinerant Judges and declaring their Dutys
Read the first Time and ordered it lye on the Table till