L. H. J.
Liber No. 47
granted to our neighbouring province of pensilvania tho not by their
Charter a fishing Colony, which was read and Signed on Behalf of
the House by the Honourable Speaker.
And the following Ingrossed Address to the Governor Vizt
To his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esq; Governor and Commander
in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland.
The Humble Address of the House of Delegates.
May it please your Excellency,
It appearing to this House, by a Report from the Committee for
inspecting the Proceedings of the Commissioners of the Paper Cur-
rency Office, that there is due from the several Persons therein men-
tioned, the Sum of 1227 1. 19 s. 1 d. 3 q. which had been received by
them as Sheriffs, for Ordinary Licenses, and ought to have been paid
to the said Commissioners in Virtue of the Laws by which is was
received; most of which has been due for a considerable Time, we
pray your Excellency will give Instructions to his Lordship's Attor-
ney-General, to take the necessary Steps for the Recovery of such
Money respectively, from those who shall Neglect to pay the same
by any further Day with which your Excellency may be pleased to
indulge them for the Payment thereof.
Which was read and assented to, and signed, by Order, on Behalf
of the House, by the honourable Speaker.
Ordered, That Daniel Dulany, Esq; and Doctor Hamilton, do
acquaint his Excellency that this House hath prepared Addresses to
be presented to him, and desires to know when and where he will
please to receive them: They return, and acquaint Mr. Speaker, that
his Excellency was pleased to signify, that he would receive the
Addresses immediately, in the Conference-Chamber.
Ordered, That Doctor Carroll, and Five more, do present the
Addresses to the Governor, with the Addresses to the Lord Proprie-
tary, and the Representation to the Lords of Trade and Plantations,
and to acquaint his Excellency that no Public Business lies now before
George Plater, Esq; from the Upper House, acquaints Mr. Speaker
that the Governor requires the Attendance of the Lower House
immediately, in the Upper House.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and, attended by the Members of the
Lower House, went to the Upper House, and presented to his Excel-
lency the Governor the following ingrossed Bills [see pages 270-394].
All which his Excellency the Governor passed into Laws in the
usual Form; and made the following Speech, viz.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,
I cannot but take Occasion, before we conclude this Session, to
return you Thanks, for the Hopes you have given me of an easy