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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 25, 1711-October 19, 1714
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260 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 2j-JVov. 14, 1713.

L. H. J.
Lib. 41

mond sent to the Council to acquaint that Board that a suffi-
cient Number of Members are met to make a House.

. They return and say they delivered the Message and that
the Honble President will send for them by some Members
of that Board

The Honble Samuel Young Esq. and Colo Tilghman from
the Council enter the House and inform Mr Speaker the
Honble President commands him and the House to attend
him at the Council Chamber

The House adjourns to the Council Chamber where being
admitted the Honble President was pleased to speak to them
as follows.

P- 378

Mr Speaker and you Gentlemen of the House of Delegates.
Nothing of Consequence happening since the last Session,
have with the Advice of her Majestys Honble Council as well
as by my own Inclination delayed convening you till this Time.
I persuade myself you will approve our Conduct therein and
will now heartily join with us in concerting the speediest
Methods for accomplishing the Business of this Session and
raising such Supplies as may be wanting to defray the publick
Charge of this present year. I acquainted you last Session
that I am restrained from passing any Acts in the Absence of
a Governor in Chief but what are immediately necessary for
the Preservation of the Peace & Welfare of the Province
without her Majesty's particular Order for that Purpose. I
doubt not but it is yet fresh in your Memorys for which Reason
expect you will not move me to act contrary to what I am so
strictly charged with, considering you will reap no other
Advantage than to prolong this Session and burthen the
Country with Charge.

Gentl. Sir Thomas Lawrence her Majesty's Secretary of
this Province believing himself hardly used in being kept out
of the Benefits accruing by Ordinary Licenses upon a further
Representation of his Case has obtained her Majesty's Order
requiring me at the first Assembly which shall meet after the
Receipt thereof to signify to you in the most earnest Manner
that notwithstanding the several Orders made in Council and
Letters her Majesty has been pleased to write in his Behalf
after his Case had been fully examined by the Comô of Trade
and Plantations and the Attorney General who all agreed in
representing the Hardships thereof has hitherto met with no
Compliance for which Reason her Majesty is pleased to signify
her Will and Pleasure and to command me to acquaint you
she expects you should forthwith pass a Law for regulating



 
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