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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 25, 1711-October 19, 1714
Volume 29, Page 452   View pdf image (33K)
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452 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 5-9, 1714.

U. H. J.

on your parts to provide some useful Laws here to promote
It. I am advised that if certain convenient places of Landing
were appointed It would be of considerable use & Benefitt
that this method would lower the freight & give a ready dis-
patch to the shipping with your tobos in good Condition for an
early Markett which is the Life of your Commerce

The publick would likewise reap a great Advantage from
hence by putting a Conclusion to the Sailors rowling of Tobo
Hhds & in some places for many Miles This Custom is not
only destructive to navigation but a slavish Labour unworthy

p. 949

the native Liberty of Englishmen

The many Law Suits that are occasioned by the uncertainty
of the Bounds and Limitts of yr Land calls for an immediate
Remedy to so great & growing an Evil

Providence in his bounty has blessed the Inhabitants of this
Province with a numerous Issue but It is a deplorable Reflec-
tion that no better Provision is made for the Education of
your youth, there being but a slender support for one School
on the Western and none on the Eastern Shoar of this so
wide a Bay

I do Earnestly recommend this Gentlemen to your Consid-
eration being a Duty incumbent upon you as you will acquitt
yourselves to God & the Queen like good Fathers & good

Gentlemen of the Council and Gentlemen of the House of
Delegates, Nothing can facilitate the dispatch of the Affairs
before you this Session like a moderate proceeding in your
debates, And when It shall so happen that you dissent in your
opinions I make it my request that you express yourselves in
such a manner as will rather Evidence the Clearness of your
Judgment than the warmth of your resentment

The Speaker & Delegates return to their House

Lt Col Ward & three more came & presented Major John
Hawkins a Delegate lately Elected for Queen Ann's County,
Col James Maxwell one for Baltimore County Mr John Rousby
& Mr Alexander Parran for Calvert County Mr John Ham-
mond & Mr Alexander Wharfield two for Ann Arundel

p. 950

County & Mr Wm Blay one for Cecil County to be Qualifyed
by taking the usual Oaths to the Government which they did
& Subscribed to the Test & Abjuration oath

The Board adjourned till nine of the Clock to Morrow

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 25, 1711-October 19, 1714
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