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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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438 Assembly Proceedings, April 13-May 6, 1761.

L. H. J.
Liber No. 51
April 13
p. 337

A sufficient Number of Delegates to compose a Lower House of
Assembly being convened at the Stadt-House; Mr. Edward Tilgh-
man and Dr. George Steuart attended on his Excellency the
Governor to acquaint him therewith.

Stephen Bordley, and John Ridout, Esquires, from the Upper
House, and 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, subscribed the Oath of
Abjuration, repeated and signed the Test.

Col. Lloyd, and Daniel Dulany, Esq; from the Upper House,
acquaint the Members of this House, That the Governor requires
their Attendance in the Upper House.

The Members of the Lower House went to the Upper House, and
his Excellenry marie the following Speech :

Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,

Not doubting but you are affected with extreme Sorrow and
Concern .... [The speech which begins thus, is printed in full in
the Upper House Journal, pp. 399-400]

[p. 339]

Mr. Speaker (with the Rest of the Members) returned to the
Lower House, and re-assumed the Chair.

The House proceeds to choose a Clerk, and made Choice of Mr.
John Allen Thomas.

Ordered, That Mr. John Goldsborough and Mr. Matthew Tilgh-
man do acquaint his Excellency with the Choice which this House
hath made of a Clerk, and to desire his Approbation. They returned,
and acquaint Mr. Speaker, That they delivered the Message.

Ordered, That Mr. Murdock and Mr. Hanson do go with Mr.
Thomas to the Upper House, to see him Qualified. They return
and acquaint Mr. Speaker, That they saw him take the several Oaths
to the Government required by Law, sign the Oath of Abjuration,
and repeat and sign the Test, and take the Oath of Office.

Ordered, That his Excellency's Speech (a Copy of which the
Governor delivered Mr. Speaker) be Read; which was accordingly;
and Ordered to lie on the Table.

His Excellency communicated to Mr. Speaker the following
Letters.

Whitehall Decembr 17th 1760
Sir

His Majesty having nothing so much at Heart as by .... [The
letter from William Pitt, Secretary of State, which begins thus is
printed in full in the Upper House Journal, pp. 400-402]



 
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