By the House of Delegates Decr 17th 1708.
Upon reading the Engrossed Bill reviving the Act for or-
dering and regulating the Militia. It is the opinion of this
House that the said Bill shall not pass and resolved that the
said Act be not revived as it now stands
Signed p order Rd Dallam Cl Ho Del.
Upon reading whereof
Ordered that his Excell the Governour be made acquainted
therewith which being done and the following Message drawn
up ordered it be sent to the House by the honble Col Holland
Col Coursey and Col Greenfield Vizt
By the Council in Assembly Decr 17th 1708
On communicating to his Excell. your resolve not to revive
the militia Law he was pleased to declare he could not Expect
any persons that had the least respect for their Country would
ever consent to leave it defenceless in case of any Invasion