A Bill for Roads and Ferry's read the first tyme.
The said Bill being seriously Debated
Resolved that, that parte relating to the Ferry's be rejected.
A Bill for Speedy Justice and Recovery of small Debts,
read the first tyme and passed.
A Bill for securing of the Parochiall librarys of this Prov-
ince, read the first tyme and passed.
A Bill for reviving the temporary laws of this Province, read
the first tyme. Resolved the said Bill pass with Amend-
A Bill for keeping good Orders and Rules in the porte of
Read the first tyme and Comitted for Amendments.
Then read his Matys Comission to Mr George Muschampe
to be receiver Genll of Potomack and pocomauke Districts as
also his Excys Representation thereupon as followeth
By his Excellency the Govr and Councill Septr 24th 1696.
Upon reading his Majesty's Royall Comission constituting
George Musechampe Esqr to be receiver of Potomack Dis-
trict, dated in October last past, wherein a Sallary of 100l
Sterling p Annum is ordered to be allowed him for the same
as by the comission herewith sent does more at large appear,
and George Plater Esqr his Matys receiver Genll of Patuxent
District &c. being sent for the said Comission is given him to
read and it is asked if he has not a like Comission, who after
prusall thereof does say he has verbatum. Whereupon it being
represented that the Revenue of this Province, these two or
three years last past has been very [small especially the last
year] which did not amount to [above five hundred pounds,
this Board thinks] fitt to represent the same to the house
that they may find out a way to pay the said two small
Sallary's of one hundred pounds &c
Signed p Ordr Hen: Denton Clk: Councill