L. H. J.
Liber No. 48
A sufficient Number of Delegates to compose the Lower House
of Assembly having met at the Stadt-House, Ordered, That M.r
Smallwood and M.r Govane, do acquaint his Excellency therewith.
They return and acquaint M.r Speaker with having delivered
Col. Hammond, and Samuel Chamberlaine, Esq; from the Upper
House, acquaint Mr. Speaker, that the Governor requires the At-
tendance of the Lower House immediately in the Upper House.
M.r Speaker left the Chair, and (with the rest of the Members
of the Lower House) attended the Governor in the Upper House;
where his Excellency made the following Speech, viz.
M.r Speaker (with the rest of the Members) returned to the Lower
House and re-assumed the Chair.
On Motion, his Excellency's Speech was read, and ordered to lie
on the Table.
M.r William Smith, a Delegate returned to serve in this present
Session of Assembly, for Baltimore County, appeared in the House.
M.r John Reeder, a Delegate returned to serve in this present Session
of Assembly, for St. Mary's County, appeared in the House. Or-
dered, That M.r Paca, and M.r Thomas Reeder, do go with those
Gentlemen, to the Upper House, to see them qualified: They
return and acquaint M.r Speaker, that they saw M.r Smith and
M.r John Reeder qualified, in the usual Manner. The Gentlemen took
their Seats in the House.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen who were on the several Com-
mittees from this House last Session, be continued thereon this
Resolved, That the Rules of the House observed by the several
Members last Session, be observed by them as such during this
Resolved, That the Hours of Sitting for Dispatch of public Busi-
ness this Session, be from Nine of the Clock before Noon until
Twelve, and from Two of the Clock Afternoon until Five.
Ordered, That M.r Dulany do acquaint the Reverend M.r MacPher-
son, that he is requested by this House to read Divine Service daily,
at Eight of the Clock in the Morning, and at Five of the Clock in
the Evening, during this Session.
On Motion, Ordered, That M.r Speaker do issue his Warrant to
the Deputy Secretary of this Province forthwith to make out two
Writs of Election, the one directed to the Sheriff of Anne-Arundel
County, to elect a Delegate, or Burgess, to serve in the General