The house desire his Excy will appoint him to read prayers
in some Parish where no minister is Collated and that he may
receive a Sallary therefore out of the 40l of tobo p poll, not
exceeding 10000l tobo p Annur Sent to his Excellency.
A Dill for Marking of Roades, read the third tyme and
Put to the question and Resolved by Majority of voices
that the additional duty of 3d p hhd for defraying the publique
charge of this province be for one year apply'd to the bnilding
of the church at Annapolis.
Put to the question and Resolved that 200l of the 300l pub-
lique Revenue in Sr Edmond Andros hands be given to the
use of free schools in this province, and fifty pounds of the
said mony to Sr Thomas Lawrence when he procures the Act
for coyns to pass.
Resolved the following Message be sent to his Excy and
his Majtys honbLe Councill.
By the house of Burgesses Sept the 30th 1696.
L. H. J.
This house have Seriously considered of the Severall pro-
posalls made to us by his Excy for granting three pence p hhd
more then what is already allowed, and after all our endeav-
ours we find we cannot do it without offering violence to our
own Consciences and country, and desire that it may not be ill
resented in us; for we are and always shall be ready to do
any thing we can for the Service of our God, King and
Country, according to the best of our Judgm's and reason,
and to shew our readiness to contribute to the utmost of our
Ability's to the Service of God in building a church and Free
schole at Annapolis. We have proposed and Resolved that
out of the Revenue raised for defraying the charge of this
Province by the 3d p hhd one years Revenue thereof be appro-
priated towards building the Church at Annapolis. And that
out of the 300l Sterl: to be returned to this Province by his
Excy Sr Edmd Andros after the 50l deducted for Sr Thomas
Laurence his Sallary as President &c. 50l more to the sd Sr
Thos Laurence if the church, schole law and Coyns pass his
Majtys royall Assent. The other 200l we are desirous should
be appropriated to the free school at Annapolis; but in case
the said act of Religion Schole and Coyns do not pass. We
are desirous that, that 50l also be appropriated to the use of
the Free Schole to which we humbly pray his Excy & Coun-
We also humbly Pray the honble Councill will with us inter-
ceed to his Excy to joyne with us in an Address to his Maty for
reliefe of Severall of his Matys loving Subjects in this province