Coursey enters the House & delivers Mr
Speaker the following Message.
By his Excellency the Governor and Council in Assembly
the second of December 1708
Gentlemen, His Excellency will give Directions that both
his Speech and your Answer thereto be forthwith printed for
the better Satisfaction of the good People of this Province
Signed p Order W Bladen Cl. Co.
Moved That the House may take into Consideration Sir
Thomas Lawrence's Complaint about the Ordinary Licenses
Resolved That before the House enter into Debate thereof
the following Message be sent to his Excellency and Council
By the House of Delegates 2nd December 1708
This House humbly pray a Conferrence with some of the
Members of her Majesty's Honble Council on the Subject of
Sir Thomas Lawrence's Complaint and about the Gauge of
Tobacco Hogsheads, Masters of Ships cropping Tobo
Divulgers of false News at such Place and Time as your Excel-
lency and Council please to appoint.
Signed p Order Richd Dallam Cl. Ho. Del.
Sent up to his Excellency and Council by Colo
Maxwell, Mr Mackall Mr Guibert. They return and say
they delivered their Message.
The House adjourned till to Morrow Morning ten O'Clock
Friday the 3d of December 1708.
The House met according to Adjournment. Being called
over were present as yesterday. Then was read what was