An Act for the speedy and effectual Publication of the Laws of
this Province, and for the Encouragement of Ann Catherine Green
of the City of Annapolis, Printer.
An Act for the Relief of certain Languishing Prisoners in the
several Jails therein mentioned.
An Act for the building of a Parish Church in Christ's Church
Parish in Calvert County.
An Additional Supplementary Act to the Act, entitled, An Act
to prevent the abuses of concealing Convicted Felons and other
Offenders imported into this Province, and for the better Discovery
of them. And
An Act to prevent the Evil occasioned by the Continuance of Suits
at Law on Suggestion of Want of Evidence from beyond the Sea.
All which Bills his Excellency passed into Laws in the usual
Manner, and made the following speech.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Asembly,
I cannot take my Leave of you on this Occasion, without ex-
pressing my Acknowledgment of the obliging Testimony you have
been pleased to give me of your Regards.
M.r Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Lower House,
Your steady Application to the Business brought before you, not-
withstanding your well founded Apprehensions of the inclement
Weather's setting in, shews you justly worthy of the Trust your
Constituents have placed in you.
Gentlemen of both Houses,
The Medium of Commerce was much wanted in this Province:
Your Attention to the mercantile Interest has supplied it, nor could
a more favorable Opportunity of erecting the necessary public Build-
ings, without burthening the Subject by additional Taxes, have
offered, than this you have made Choice of; and from the Zeal of
your Commissioners, I have no Doubt that I shall see them com-
L. H. J.
Liber No. 54