Gentlemen, of the Upper house of Assembly
I return you thanks for your kind Address, and am very much
Obliged to you, for the assurance you give me of your using your
utmost endeavours to Proceed with unanimity to the dispatch of the
Publick Business which must be the best way to Lessen the Expences
of our meeting and to Promote the happiness of the Province in
Richard Lee and Benedict Calvert Esqrs are sent to the Lower
house to acquaint the Speaker that his Excellency Requires his im-
mediate attendance with the Lower house in the Upper house
The Speaker and the Lower house attend and his Excellency is
pleased to make the following Speech.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower houses of Assembly
As I find myself under a Necessity for many Important Reasons
to Prorogue this Assembly, I do therefore with the Advice of his
Lordships Council of State Prorogue you to Wednesday the 24th
Day of this Instant May and you are to take Notice you are Pro-
rogued to that day accordingly.
Thus Ends this Convention of Assembly begun and held at the
City of Annapolis the 9th day of May and Ending the IIth day of
the same Month In the 35th year of his Lordships Dominion in the
22d year of his Majestys Reign Annoq Domini 1749
J Ross, Ci.
U. H. J.
Liber No. 34