588 Assembly Proceedings, Dec. 12-24, 1754.
L. H. J.
Liber No. 48
For Somerset County,
Colo. Robert Jenckins Henry,
Mr. John Handy,
Mr. John Dennis, senr.
For Talbot County,
Mr. John Goldsborough,
Mr. Matthew Tilghman,
Mr. Pollard Edmondson,
Mr. James Edge.
For Worcester County,
Colo. John Scarborough,
Capt. John Evans,
Colo. John Henry,
Mr. John Dennis, junr.
For Frederick County,
Mr. Henry Wright Crabb,
Mr. Joseph Chapline,
Mr. Josiah Beall,
Mr. Edward Sprigg
A sufficient Number of Delegates to compose a Lower House of
Assembly being convened at the Stadt-House, Mr. William Murdock,
a Delegate returned to serve in this Assembly for Prince-George's
County, and Mr. Robert Lloyd, a Delegate returned for Queen-
Anne's County, attended on his Excellency the Governor to acquaint
George Plater, and Richard Lee, Esqrs. of the Upper House, and
Mr. John Ross, Clerk of the Council, came into the Stadt-House, in
whose Presence the aforesaid Delegates took the several Oaths to the
Government required by Law, signed the Oath of Abjuration,
repeated and signed the Test.
Benedict Calvert, Esq; from the Upper House, acquaints the Mem-
bers of this House, that the Governor requires their Attendance in
the Upper House.
The Members of the Lower House went to the Upper House: His
Excellency required them to return to the Lower House and choose a
Speaker: They returned, and unanimously made Choice of Col.
Henry Hooper, a Delegate for Dorcester County, to be their Speaker,
and placed him in the Chair.
Col. Robert Jenckins Henry and Mr. Benjamin Mackall are sent
to acquaint his Excellency, that this House hath made Choice of a
Col. Benjamin Tasker from the Upper House, acquaints the Mem-
bers of this House, that the Governor requires their Attendance in the
Upper House to present their Speaker.
The Members of the Lower House went to the Upper House, and
presented to the Governor, Col. Henry Hooper as their Speaker; his
Excellency gave his Approbation of their Choice, and then made the
following Speech, viz.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,
As the late Transactions of the French on this Continent, and the
fatal Consequences that must inevitably attend their Execution of
the Scheme they have projected against us, have been so often des-