Journal of the State Council, 1784-1789. 3
[p 3] Tuesday 30th. November 1784
The Council met.
Present His Excellency William Paca Esquire Governor.
The Honorable Charles Wallace, Aquila Paca and John Davidson
Samuel Turbutt Wright Esquire, elected a Member of the Council
attended and qualified before Allen Quynn Esquire one of the Justices
of Anne Arundel County, by making repeating, and subscribing a
Declaration of his Belief in the Christian Religion, and taking, re-
peating, and subscribing the Several Oaths required by the Constitu-
tion and Form of Government and the Laws of this State. Certificate
The following address was Sent to the Marquis De la Fayette.
Annapolis 30TH. November 1784
We the Governor, and Council of Maryland beg leave withe most
entire Respect, and Heart felt Satisfaction to embrace this first op-
portunity of your Presence in the Metropolis of this State, Since the
Establishment of our Peace to offer You our warmest Congratula-
tions, and to express our high and grateful Sense of the illustrious
Share which you bore in the accomplishment of that happy Event!
The early and decided Part, which you took in the Cause of Ameri-
can Liberty and Glory, your generous Services for us in the Court of
your August Monarch, our great and good Ally, and your wise and
magnanimous Conduct in the Field upon many of the most Arduous
Occasions of the War, have endeared your name to America, and
enrolled it high in the List of Patriots and Heroes the Supporters of
her Liberty and Founders of her Empire!
May, Sir, your future Days be as great and Honourable as the
past; and may Heaven take under its peculiar Care and Protection
a Life so eminently distinguished for its Attachment and Devotion
to the Rights and Liberties of Mankind.
With every Sentiment of Regard and Respect
We have the Honor to be
Your most obedient humble Servants
To the Honorable the Marquis De la Fayette.
To which the Marquis returned the following Answer [p 4]
To His Excellency the Governor and the Honorable Council of the
State of Maryland.
In the polite attention of your Excellency and Council I find myself