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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1715-August 10, 1716
Volume 30, Page 372   View pdf image
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372 Assembly Proceedings, July 17- Aug. 10, 1716.

U. H. J.

Accordingly Mr Speaker & the Members of the House of
Delegates came up to the Council Chamber Where his Ex-
cellency the Governour was pleased to bespeak them after
this Manner

Mr Speaker

I must desire you to take into your Consideration what I
delivered to you on your last meeting from which Time you
were prorogued at your own Request, for two Reasons,
The one that It was then Reported the Crown Was taking
into its Hands all the Proprietary Governments which is now
laid aside And the other that the Lord Proprietary was dead
Which has proved Groundless, He being still Living. And

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now having no Instructions to the Contrary, I know no Reason
why you should not proceed upon what was delivered to you
last meeting

Col Mackall Col Scott & Capt Mariartee presented from
their House Capt Richard Colegate a Delegate chosen for
Baltimore County Mr Tobias Pollard, Mr John Meekins Dele-
gates for Dorchester County, Mr Thos Dashield, Mr Saml
Hopkins Mr John Purnell & Mr Wm Whittington Junr Dele-
gates Chosen for Somersett County to take the Oaths to his
Majesty and for Security of the Government

Which were administred to them in their presence And
the sd now presented Delegates took the Same & Subscribed
the Oath of Abjuration & Declaration commonly called the

Col Mackall Capt Mariartee & Col Scott presented Mr
Josiah Wilson a Delegate chosen for Prince Georges County
Who took the Oaths in their presence

The Honble Philemon Lloyd Esqr came and was added to
the Board

His Excellency acquaints the Members of the Board that on
the tenth of June last while he was up the Bay discharging
his Duty & office of Governmt of Cecil County, In the night
of the same day being the Anniversary day of the Pretenders
Birth Two of the great Guns were fired on the Court House
Hill in this City. Upon Which occasion His Excellcy thought
fit to direct Wm Fitz Redmond & Edwd Coyle of the Same
City to be committed upon Suspicion But not being able
immediately to prove the fact upon them Issued the following
Proclamation Viz.

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1715-August 10, 1716
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