306 Assembly Proceedings, September 25-November 2, 1770.
L. H. J.
Liber No. 54
sey, and Henry Coursey, Mariners, and Daniel Kellum, of Talbot
In Obedience to the Order of the Honourable House, your Com-
mittee beg Leave to report, that it appears to your Committee, from
an authenticated Copy of the Record, that Col.o Vincent Lowe made
such Will and Codicil as set forth in the said Petition: That Eliza-
beth, the Widow of the said Vincent Lowe, intermarried with Col.o
William Coursey, and an Act of Assembly did pass, empowering
them, the said William and Elizabeth, or the Survivor of them, to
sell the said Lands: That some of the said Lands were sold by the
said William and Elizabeth: That the said Elizabeth survived her
said Husband, and made such Testament and last Will, as in the
said Petition is set forth and alleged: That your Committee are
satisfied, from the Information of Messieurs John Goldsborough and
Thomas Wright, two of the Members of your House, that the several
ffacts in said Petition contained, relative to the Devisees claiming
under the said Will of Elizabeth Coursey, their Intermarriages,
Issue and Deaths, are true as stated, and that Henry Coursey, Son
of John, went to Sea, and for some Time past hath not been heard of.
Signed per Order Ralph Dobinson Cl. Com:
John Ridout, Esq from the Upper House delivers to M.r Speaker
the Paper Bills N.o 20, 21, 22; severally indorsed: "By the Upper
House of Assembly November 2:nd 1770 The ingrossed Bill whereof
this is the Original, read and assented to.
Signed by Order U Scott Cl. Up. Ho."
The Petition of Edward Tilghman, Solomon Wright, and others,
read and unanimously granted. Leave given to the Petitioners to
bring in a Bill agreeable to the Prayer of their Petition
The Bill, entitled, An Act for more effectually preventing the
buying and selling of Offices, and to prevent simoniacal Contracts,
read with the Amendments from the Upper House, and rejected.
Ordered, That the said Bill, and the Amendments thereto annexed,
be printed in the Maryland Gazette.
Benedict Calvert, and Daniel Dulany, Esq.™ from the Upper
House, acquaint M.r Speaker that the Governor requires the At-
tendance of the Lower House immediately in the Council Chamber,
to see the Laws past.
M.r Speaker left the Chair, and (attended by the rest of the Mem-
bers of the Lower House) went to the Upper House, and there
presented to his Excellency the following ingrossed Bills viz.t
N:o 12. An Act to unite the Free Schools of Somerset and
N.o 13. An Act to enable the Justices of Dorchester County Court
to assess and levy on the taxable Inhabitants of the said County a
Quantity of Tobacco for the Purpose of building a Court House