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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, May, 1730-August, 1732
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370 Assembly Proceedings, July 11-August 8, 1732.

U. H J.

John Hall and John Rousby Esqrs are sent to Acquaint the Lower
House that His Excellency requires their Attendance in the Upper

House Imediately.

p. 165

The Session
was post-
poned to
July. Coun-
cil met July
14 and Aug.
8. An origi-
nal MS. of
proceedings
is found in
Calvert
Papers, 730

The whole House attend, and His Excellency requires them to
return to their own House, and make Choice of a Speaker.
Mr Beal and Mr Crabb from the Lower House Acquaint His Ex-
cellency their House hath made Choice of a Speaker.
Benjamin Tasker and Philip Lee Esqrs are sent to the Lower House
to inform them His Excellency requires their Attendance in the
Upper House to present their Speaker for His Approbation
The whole House attend and present Col John Mackall for their
Speaker, with which Choice His Excy Declares himselfe well pleased
Whereupon His Excellency delivers himselfe to the Gentlemen
of both Houses as follows

Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly.
The Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary has directed me to
Communicate to you the following Speech
Gentlemen of the Upper & Lower Houses of Assembly I am
very Sorry I have been forced to postpone the pleasure of seeing
my faithfull Tenants; and it gives me equall concern that our
Brother your late Governor is Obliged to come home for the Recov-
ery of his Health but do not in the Least Doubt, your present Gov-
ernor will make the welfare of the Province his peculiar Care, And
the good People of Maryland, may be Assured, it shall be mine
Baltimore

His Excellency is pleased to make the following Speech

p. 166

Gentlemen of the Upper & Lower Houses of Assembly
I am Heartily concerned for the calamitous Condition the Country
is in, Occasioned by the Decay of its Trade and the Lowness of its
Staple; and I cannot But think it an Agravation of our Misfortunes
that severall well meaning honest Men should seem so far to despair
of any Relief from the Legislature, as to have been seduced to
Countenance & encourage the cutters up of Tobacco Plants in their
late Tumultuous & violent proceedings, which had they not been
happily Suppressed must have been attended with the most fatal
Consequences
It is from the Legislature that the People ought to Expect a Relief
from their Grievances, and a Reformation of what is amiss in pub-
lick Affairs, and not from Violence and Popular Tumults which
can only Add to our Misfortunes Our Staple, low as it is, may Yet
be raised in its Value by proper Laws with due care taken for their
Execution upon this your happiness depends, therefore I promise



 
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