At a Session of Assembly, begun and held at the City of An-
napolis on Wednesday the 23.d day of March in the Third Year of
the Dominion of the Right Honourable Henry Harford Esq.r Anno
His Excellency Robert Eden Esq.r Governor.
Benedict Calvert Esq.r Daniel of S.t Tho.s Jenifer Esq.r
The John Ridout Esq.r Benjamin Ogle Esq.r
Honble John Beale Bordley Esq.r and
George Steuart Esq.r Philip Thomas Lee Esq.r
Mess.rs Worthington and Chamberlaine from the Lower House,
acquaint His Excellency that there are a sufficient number of Mem-
bers met to make an House and wait His Excellency's Commands.
Benedict Calvert and George Steuart Esquires, are sent to acquaint
the Members of the Lower House that His Excellency requires
their Attendance in the Upper House immediately
The Lower House attend and His Excellency is pleased to make
the following Speech.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly.
I have nothing at this Time particularly to propose to your Con-
sideration which would not be a Repetition of what I recommended
at the opening of last Session: but having obtained Permission to
return to England for a short Time on Account of some Affairs
which require my Personal Attendance there, I presumed it would
be agreeable to you to convene before my Departure: and therefore
now meet you, and shall with the greatest pleasure be ready to
co-operate with you in establishing such Regulations as may be most
conducive to the welfare of this Province.
Ordered, that Benjamin Ogle and Philip Thomas Lee Esq.rs be a
Committee to prepare an Address in Answer to His Excellencys
Adjourned until to Morrow Morning ten of the Clock