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Afiembly, a Petition for raifing Money by a Lottery, for repairing the Church in faid
City, and for other pubhck Lies, which that Houle thought proper to refufe j flnce
which, the Caufe that then induced them to Petition, has much iacrealed ; praying
Leave now to raife by Lottery, a Sum of Money adequate to the Occafion for which it
is wanted ; which was rea^, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition of Rolcrt Cummings, and others, for making void the Lottery made by

Peter Gordon, was read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, for making void faid Lottery :
Accordingly M.r.A. Smythy^'m Behalf of faid Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled,

An Adl for the lacating and rendering void, the Loftery lately made by Peter Gordon, ^c.

which was read, and ondered a fecond Reading.

' Mr. S. Smith, from the Committee, to whom. was committed the Bill, entitled, An
Act effeSlually to prevent Horje-Racing and Gaming, i^c. reported the fame, with feveral
Amendments ; which Bill being again read in the Houfe, was agreed to, and ordered
to be eno-roffed.



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Mr. A. Smyth, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill for
the Relief of inlblvent Debtors ; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houft, fi-om fome of the Freeholders and other
Inhabitants of the County of Sujfex ; praying for the Reafons therein contained, that
the Court-Houle and Goal in faid County, may be erefted on a certain Place near the
Houfe of Amos Pettit, in Newtown ^ being in their Judgment, the moll I'uitable Place
that has yet been recommended, as lying near the Centre of faid County ; which Petition
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn 'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.

Friday, December 4, 1761.

The Houfe met.

The cngrolTed Bill, entitled. An A&. effeBually to prevent Horfe- Racing and .Gaming
in the Province of New-Jerfey, was read and compared ; and on the Qiieflion, W^hether
the faid Bill do pafs or not ? It was carried as follows.

YEAS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Stfvens, Mr. ^r Ogden, Mr. Clement, •■ Mr. WctheriU,

Mr. A. S'/jyih, Mr. Hoghland, Mr. Cooper, Mr, Vangefon,

Ml-. Holmes, Mr. S. Shhb, Mr. Learning, Mr. Dey,

Mr. R. Laiurentt, Mr. Doughty, Mr. Hart, Mr. Hancock,

Mr. R. OgJtn, Mr. Borden, Mr. Reading. Mr. MiUtr.

Refolvcd,
That faid Bill do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. R. Ogden, and Mr. A, Smyth, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, and
Ccfirc their Concurrence thereto. Mr.



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Mr. R. Ogden reported, that Mr. A. Smyth md himfelf, delivered the Bill with them
entrufted, to. the Speaker m.Council.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, frojii a Number of the' Irlhabitants of Sujfex
County ; praying, chat the Court-Hoiile and Goal of faid County may be built at or
n^ir Samuel Green's, which they recommend as the moft convenient Place for that
Purpol'e i which was read, and ordered a fecdnd Reading.

''t

A Meflage from his Excellency,, by Mr. Secretary ; which being read, is in the
Werds fbilowing.

" Gentlemen ej the General Ajjembly.

" T Obferve on your.Minutes, a' Bill brought into the Houfe, entitled, Aii
" Jl A£t Jot laving a Duty on' Negroes, &c. T therefore think it proper to
" acquaint you, that by, the 26th Article of his Majefty's Infirudions, I am
• " forbid giving my x\ffeht to anyA-ii impofing Duties on Negroes imported-
" into this Province, payable by the" Importer ; or- upon any Slaves exported,
*' that have not been fold in the Province, arid continued there for the Space
"■ of twelve Months.

" I have fent you this Notice, to avoid giving unneceffary Trouble to the
"Houfe." •
pertr-amboy, m. 4/i ./ J S I ^ H H A R D r.

DeceTtiber, 1761. J ■' '"

The Petition from the County of Siijfex, for ere.fiing the- Court-Houfe and Gaol at
or nesiv' Amos Pettii's, and the Petition lor building tne liune at or near Samuel Green's,
were both read the fecond Time ; and. the Petition preftnted to this Houfe laft Spring
Seffion from faid Courlty, for creeling the faid Cpurt-Houfe and Gaol at or near
Henry Haerlccker's, was alio read ; and the Houfe being informed, that the Parties were
attending at the Door, in order to be heard, in Support of the Allegation's contained in
the laid three feveral Petitions ; they were accordingly admitted into the Houie and
heard, and then were ordered to withdraw. ' ' .

Ordered,

That the Confideration of the above Matter be deferred till the Afternoon.

The Houfe adjourn 'd till Two, P.M.

The Houfe met.

A Petition was.prefented to the Houfe, from William Nixon^z Prilbner for Debt in the
G&olof Pertb-Amboy, praying Relief; which was read.

The Petidon of the Owners of the Meadow on Mantau Creek, was read the fecond
TiiT^e.

• Ordered, ■

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in- a Bill for the Purpofes prayed for in faid
Petition, at the next Sitting of Afiembly for daihg the pubhck Bufinefs ; provided,
Noricf 't!jer;of iliall be given in the PffKK/v/t- .-?;;/«• Gazette, at leaft fix AVeeks before
t- ;g of Aiicmbly, and no reafonable Objections then appearing againfc the

fan-;*

Thi le Owners of the Marfh, Swamp and Meadow, lying adjoining •

RacKscn- :ad the iecond Time.

Ore.

That tne Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, agreeable to the Prayer of their
Petition, at the ne::t Sitting of Afiembly for doing the publlck Bufinefs ; provided Notice
of their Apphcjtion and this Order, is inferted in the Pennfylvani'a Gazette, at leafl;
fix Weeks before liich Sitting, and no reafonable Objections then appear againft the
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A Petition was prefentedto the Houfe, from Benjamin Tard and John Rickey, both
of Trenton, fetting forth, that in the Year 1755, they purchafed each one a Servant Man,
• who foon after inhfted themfelves into his Majefly's Service ; that the Petitioners wer^
advifed to, and accordingly brought A(5t'ions againft the Commanding Officer, for
detaining faid Servants j but on Iflues joined in faid Suits, on a Point of Law, the'Oourt
gave their Opinion againft the Petitioners, whereby they loft the Service of their Servant?,
and payed confiderable Cofts ; praying an Allowance for the Lofs they fuftained -,
which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. ,

The' Bill, entitled An Adi for tJx 'vacating and rendering, void, the Lottery latdy made
by Peter Gordon, (^c. was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr. Fi/her and Mr.
Wetherill.

The Houfe taking into Confideration the feveral Pe'titions for afcertaining the Place for
building the Court-Houfe and Gaol in the CoOnty of -Suj/ex ; and the Queftioii being
put, where the fame ftiall be erefted ; it was carried for henry Haerlocker''s.
Ordered, . •

That Mr. Stevens, Mr.^ R- Ogden; and. MV. Reading, be a Committee, to bring in a
Bill for that Pufpofe. * •

The Bill, entitled, jin Acl to amend and revive an A£i, entitled. An KSifor the Relief
of poor difirejfed Pi'if oners for Debt, was read the fecond Time, and committed to Mr.
Fifher and Mri Borden.

■ Ordered,

That the Treafurer of the Eaftern DiviCon, lay his Accounts before the Houfe ; and
that the Clerk ferve him with a Copy of this Ofder.

Mr.' WetheYill, from the Comhiittee to whom was committed tlie Bill, entitled. An
AQ. for the vacating and rendering void the Lottery lately made by Peter Gordon, i^c.
reported the fame, without any Amendment ; which Bill bemg read in the Houfe, was
•agreed to, and ordered t<3 be engrofl&d.

Mr. Fifher, from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled. An Ad
to amend and revive an Att,- entitled. An Aft for the Relief of -poor aijhejfed Pr if oners for
Debt, reported the fame, without any Amendments.; which Bill being read in the Houfe,
was agreed to, and ordered to be engroffed.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-m.orrow Morning Nine o'Clock.
Saturday, December 5, 1761.

The Houfe met.

■• The engroffed Bill, entitled,. yf« Aft to. amend and revive an A£f, entitled. An Act for
the Relief of poor dijirejfed Prifoners for Debt, was read and compared: iVnd on the
Qiifftion V

Refolved, .Nemine Contradieenfe, ■
That faid Bill do pafs. • .

The engroffed Bill, entitled, An A& for vacating and rendering void the Lettery lately
made by Peter Gordon, i^c. was read and compared : And on the Queftion ; . • *
• Refohed, Nemine Contradicente,
That faid Bill do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Wetherill, and Mr. A. Sinyth, do carry to the Council, the abovcfaid. Bills,
and defire their Concurrence thereto.

. A Petition was prefented to the. Houfe, from feveral of the Inhabitants of the City
of Burlington ; praying, for the Reafons therein contained, that Leave may be given to

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build and ereft a Bridge over Crofswicks Creek, where a Ferry is now kept, .known by
the Name of IVatfon's Ferry ; which was read, and ordered a lecond Reaaing.

Mr. Uolmts laid before the Houfe a Letter he had received from Thomas- Lawrie, ■
containing Reafons againll building a Bridge over- Crofszvicks Creek ;• which, according
to the Defire of the Writer thereof, was read in-the Houle.

Mr. Wetherill reported, that Mr. .^. SmytJ) and himfelfj delivered the Bills with them
entrufted, to the Speaker in Council. * •

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, from fundry of the Inhabitanta-of the Town-
fhip of PenrCs-Neciiy arid Mamii^ton, in th&Cuuniy of Saam., fetting. forth, that a Bridge
. was formerly erected oveF^a/^'w Creek, which .was found cobeot great Utility ; not-
withftanding which, lome evii-minucd Perforis, 'finding that-laid Bridge was not ere(ked
by any Law,' dennolilhed aiid thr^w the lame into the faid Creek ; priying, tor the
Reafons therein' contained, that faid Bridge may be eredted ancw^ by Suljlcription, into a
Swinging-Bridge; which was tead, and ordered ^ fecond Reading.

A Petition was prefented to the Houfe, -from matiy of the Fa'rmers, and_ other Inhabi-
tants of this Colony ;. praying, fof the Reafons therein contained, that a Law may be
pafjed for afcertaining one gsaerai and unalterable Rule for thfe Conftruction of La^nd
Carriages, whole Wiieels may exactly revolve on each Axis fiveFeet two. Inches diftant
from each other's Extremity \ which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

. Mr'. Miller, purfuant to an Order of thie Houfe of the fecond of Jpril laft, brought
in a Bill, for banking three 'iveral Tradts. of Tide Meadow, in the County of Cumber-
land; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading,

The Bill for Support of Governriient, was read the fecond Time, and committed
to a Committee of the whole Houfe.

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, on the
before mentioned Bill : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr- Speaker refumed the Chair,
and Mr. Hancock, Chairman of .the Committee, reported, that the Committee had gone
through the Bill .to them referred, and come to feveral Refolutions ; which, by Leave,
he reported as follows : ; . '

Refolved,
That in and by faid Bill, when pafled into a Law, there be paid to his Excellency
JosiAH Hardy, Efq; at the Rate ot One Tboufand Pounds, per Annum, to conwntnce.
the 29th of O£foifer\z\\. To which the Houfe agreed.

I'o the Honourable Robert Hunter- Morris, Efq; Chief Juftice .of this Colony, at the
Rale of Oiie Hundred Pounds. To which the Houfe agreed. ■ .

To tiie Honourable Samuel Nfvill, Elq; Secona Juftice of the Suprerne Qo\itt,ftwenty-
five Pounds. . fo which t'he Houle agreed. ■ V.

To the Honourable . ii/f^^-i Saltar, Efq*, .Third Jviftice of the .Supreme Court,
Twenty-jlye Pounds. To which the Houfe- agreed. . - -~((^- ,- ■

To Court 'and Ski?iner, Efq; Attorney General of this -Colony, Thirfy Pounds. 'To
which tne Houle agreed. . ■ , .

To the Honourable Andre^ds Johnfton, . and to Samuel Smith, Efqrs, Treafurers of this
Colony, Forty Pounds each. To which the Houfe agreed. . ;

To Charles Read, Efq-, Clerk of the Council, Thirty Potinds. .To which the .
Houfe agreed. . '

To yofeph'Sherwood, Eiq; Agent of this Col»ny at the Court of Great-Britain, or
to the Agent- for the Time being, appointed by the Houfe.of .Reprefentatives, the- Sum
of Eighty Pounds, To which the Houfe agreed. .

. To John Smytlb, Efq;' Ckrk of the. Circuits, Twenty Potinds. To whichthe Houfe
agieed. . • ' '

To the Door-keeper of the Council, Ten Pounds. To. which the Houfe agreed.
To his Excellency JosfAH Hardy, Efq-, Sixty Pounds per Annum, for Houfe. Ren':;
provided he makes Perth-Amkoy or Burlington, the Place of his Refidence, T6 which
the Houfe agreed; To



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To his Excellency Josiah Hardy,

The Houfe adjoum'd till Two, P. M.

The Houle met, and adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.

Wednefday, December g, lytii

The Houfe met.

The Petition for building a Draw or Swinging Bridge over Salem Creek, was read the
fecond Time.

Ordered, .

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill, agreeable to the Prayer of their
Petition/ at the next Sitting of Aflembly for doing tlie publick Bufinefs; provided No-
tice thereof is given in the Penhfylvania Gazette, at leaft Six Weeks before faid Sitting,
and no reafonable Objedlion then appearing againft the fame.

Mr. S, Smith, from the Committee appointed to draw the Draught of an Addreis to
his Excellency, reported, that they had drawn the fame ; which by Leave he read,
and delivered in at the Table, where the fame being again read, was agreed to by the
Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled.



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The Memorials of Colonel Hunt, in Behalf of himfeif, and others, of the Jerfey
Regiment, were read the fecond Time, and on the Queftion, Whether the Pay of fuch
of th« Officers and Soldiers of faid Regiment, who were detained on Duty after the
Firft Day of Noi-ember laft, the Time their Pay by Law expired, be continued for a
longer Time or not? It was carried in the Affirmative.

Whereupon



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Whereupon Mr^ FiJJjer, by Leave given, brought in a Bill, entitled. An AQc for
paying fundry incidental Charges ; which was read, and ordered a iecond Reading.

Ordered,
That Mr. S. Smith and Mr. Clement have Leave to be Abfent the Remainder of the
Sefiion, on extraordinary Occafions.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two, P. M.

The Houfe met.
Ordered,
That Mr. Doughty have Leave to be ablent on extra.ordinary Occafions.

The engroffed Addrefs to his Excellency, was read, and compared.

. Ordered,
That Mr. Speaker do fign the fame.

Ordered,
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. J. Lawrence do v/ait on his Excellency, and deflre to be
informed, when he v/ill be waited upon by the Houfe with their Addrefs.

■ The Petition of the Church Wardens and others, of the City oi Perth-Amboy, praying
for a- Lottery for repairing their Church, ffff. was read the fecond Time: And on the
Queftion, Whether the Prayer of the Petitioners be granted or not ? It was carried in
the Affirmative, as follows.

y E AS. YEAS. YEAS. NAYS.

Mr. Ste%-cns, Mr. Fijher, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Holmes,

Mr. A. Sii.ytk, Mr. t^angefon, Mr. Learning.. Mr. R. Lawnnci,

Mr. IVetherill, Mr. Dey, Mr. Hart. Mr. Hogkland,

Mr. R. Ogdiii, Mr. La-wrence, Mr. Cooper,

Mr. J. Ogdeti, ' Mr. Bon/en, Mr. Miller.

Ordered,
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. A. Smyth, be a Committee to bring in a Bill for the Purpofes
aforeiaid.

Mr. Ha;!ccck, from the Committee to whom v/as committed the Cill, entitled, AnA&
to enable the Oz^ners and Pojfejfors of three feverai Trafis of Tide-^/Ieadozv, &c. to keep
the Tide from overflowing the fame; reported, that they had gone through the fame, and
made feverai Amendments thereto •, which Bill being again read, was agreed to by the
Houfe, and ordered to be engroiled.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.
Jhiirfday, December lo, 1761..

The Houfe met.

Mr. Stevens reported, that Mr. J. 'Lawrence and himfelf had waited on his Excellency,
with the Meflage of Yefterday, defiring to know, when he will be waited upon by the
Houfe with their Addrefs i who v/as pleafed to fay, the Houfe Ihould hear irom him.

Whereas by a Law of this Colony, Colonel John Johnfton, deceafed, was authorized
to purchafe two Thoufand Stands ot Arms, with Accoutrements and Ammunition, for
the Uie of this Colony ; which Arms were accordingly purchased, and ordered to be
delivered to the Colonels of the feverai Counties of this Colony, for the Ufe of faid
County •, but inafmuch as it appears the Colonel of the Milida of the County of Salem,
hath hitherto neglefted applying for the fame :
Ordered,

That the Executors of faid John Johnfton, do deliver the Proportion of faid .^rms
and Accoutrements, belonging to Salem County, unto John Budd, or John Holmes, or
either ot their Orders, for the Ufe of the Militia of Saler,!, according to Law.

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On a Motion made ; the Queffion was put, Whether the Arms and Accoutrements
purchafed for the Ufe of this Colony, be now difpofed of by Sale amoj»g the Inhabitants
of the feveral Counties, or kept during the Continuance of the War ? It was carried as
follows :

For being difpofed of. For being kept.

Mr. ICetherill, Mr. (^angefon, Mr. Stevens, Mi. J. Larwrence,

Mr. Holmts. Mr. Cooper, Ml-. A. Smyth, Mr. Borden,

Mr. R. Lawrence, Mr. Miller, Mr. R. Ogden, Mr. Hancock,

Mr. Fijler, Mr. Hart. Mr. J. Ogden, Mr. Learning.

Mr. Hogkland, ' Mr. Dey, ,

C The Voices being equal, Mr. Speaker gave his Vote for their being kept.

•o. A Meflage -from his Excellency, by Mr.. Secretary ; which being read, is in the
Words following.

" Gentlemen of the General Ajfembly.

I Think it proper to acquaint you, that I have received Letters from Mr.
Secretary Pitt., wherein he informs me, that his Majcfty's Marriage with
the Princefs Charlotte^ of Mecklenboiirg Strelitz, was happily celebrated on
the 8th of September laft j and that their Majefties were crowned at fVeJi-
mhijier^ the 2 2d of the fame Month. I lincercly congratulate you on thefe
happy Events, which cannot fail to give the higheft Satisfaction and Joy to
all his Majefty's faithful Subjedls."

J O S I A H H A R D r.

PerthAmboy, December 9, 1761.

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Woodruff., acquainting the Houfe, that the
Council have this Day palled tiie Bill, entitled. An Kct to amend and revive an Aeif
4nti/led, An ad: for the Relief of poor dijireffed Pri/oners for Debt.

A Meflage from the Council, by Mr. Read, acquainting the Houfe, that the Council
have this Day paflfed the Bill, entitled. An A&. effe£iiiaHy to prevent Horfe- Racing and
Gaming &c. ; without any Amendm.ent.

A Mefllige from his Excellency, by the Deputy Clerk of the Council, informing the
Houfe, that his Excellency is in the Council-Chamber, ready to receive the Addrefs of
the Houfe.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker- left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait on his
Excellency : Being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported, that thd
Houfe had waited on his Excellency, and prefented their Addrefs in the Words follow-
ing.

To His Excellency J O S I A H H A R D Y, Efp Captain General and
Govemcr in Chief in and over His Majejly's Province of New-Jerfey, and
Territories thereon depending in America, Chancellor and Vice- Admiral in the
fame. Sec.

The Humble ADDRESS of the Representatives of faid Province, in

General AlTsmbly convened.

May it pleafq your Excellency.

TJ/E His Majefty's dutiful and loyal Subje^s, the Reprefentatives of New-
Jerfey, tn General Ajfemb!y convened, beg Leave to congratidate your
Accefjicn to the Government of a Province, happy in having our pa ft Endeavours
for J be publick Good accepted by a Sovereign, the early Proofs of whofe parental
AffeSlion, demands the moft confpicuczts Gratituder, in' every ^poffible^ tnflance of
Duty, Fidilety and Loyalty. :v];.3li<i..Uih w'" n

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It is a Matter of great SatisfaBion, to bear your Excellency's early Declarations^
of conjUering o^r Happinefs as one of the great ObjeSis of your Care , and that OUt*
Rights and Privileges, will be always with you, facred and inviolable ; we can
ajjure your Excellency, no Endeavours of ours will be wanting to render your Admi-
niftration eafy.

' In Confideratioji of the extraordinary Expences attending the Tranjpcrtation of
yourfelf and Family hither in a Time of War, ii-e have added to your Salary for
the fir jl Tear, though we had twice done it to new Governors before in the Courfe of
thr^e Tears pajl : We fiouldnow think ourf elves happy that the Rotation might be
at an End ; and that by your Excellency's long Refidence amongli us, a growing
Acquaintance might improve a mutual Ejieem ; and that the longer we live toge^
ther, the happier we may be in each other.

Several of the Members being of the ^ ' Bv Order of the Houfc,

People called Quakers, agree to the Sub- ( ^

ftance of this Addrels, with their ufual ( n m -k r ^-r r^ -r -..T-r^irxf-r « .

Sxcp^tioa to the Stile. i SAMUEL NEVILL, speaker.

To which Addrefs his Excellency was plcafed to return the following Anfwcr.

" Gentlemen of the General Afjembly.

,c -|- Return you many Thanks for your Addrefs, as alfo for what you have

' I thought proper to add to my Salary for the firft Year : As my Endea-

*' vours will be conftantly exerted for the Good of the Province, I hope to

" improve la your Eftecm and Confidence."

Perth-Ambov, the ^otbof J S I A H H A R D T.

December, 1 76 1. J

"The engroffed Bill, entitled, An A£t to enable the 0"d:ners and Pojfeffors of three feveral
trails of Tide Meado'-J}, &c. to keep out the Tide, &c. was read and compared : And on

the Queftion -,

Refolved, Nemim Contradicente,
•, ''That the faid Bill do pafs.
Ordered,
That Mr. Learning and Mr. Miller, do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their

Concurrence.

Mr. Stevms, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill, for
impowering the Church-Wardens and Veftry-Men of St. Peter's Church,, in the City of
Perth- Jmboy, to raife by T-ottery a Sum of Money, &c. which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd nil Two„ P. M

The Houfe met.

The Bill entided. An Aft to impower the Church-Wardens and Vejlry-Men of Ss.
Peter'5 Chiirch in the City 0/ Perth- Amboy, to raife by Lottery a Sum of Money, &c. was
read the fecond Time, and committed to. Mr. WetieriJl and Mr. Hart.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft for paying fundry incidental Charges, was read the fecond
Tiir.e ; and Veveral Amendments being thereunto made, die fame as amended, was.
agreed' to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled.

Mr. Miller reported, that Mr. Learning and himfelf, delivered the Bill with them,
cntrufti^d, to the Speaker in Council.

Mr.



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Mr. Wetherillj from the Committee to whom was committed the Bill, entitled An A«ffc
to impower the Church-Wardens and Vejirj-Men of St. Peter'j Churchy to raife by Lottery a
Sum of Money^ ^c. reported the -fame without any Amendments ; which Bill being
again read, was agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to be engrofled.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An AAftr paying fundry incidental Charges, was read and
compared : And on the Queftion ;
Refolved,
Thatfaid Bill do pafs.

The engrofled Bill, entitled. An Ad to impawer the Church-Wardens and Vejiry-Men
§f St. PeterV Church, to raife by Lottery a Sum of Money, i^c. was read and compared :
And on the Queftion ;
Refolved,
That the faid Bill do pafs.

Ordered,
That Mr. Stevens and Mr. A. Smyth, do carry the above Bills to the Council, and
defire their Concurrence thereto.

The Houfe adjourn'd till To-morrow Morning Nine o'Clock.
Friday', December ii, 1761.

The Houfe met.
Ordered,

That the fcveral County Colleftors for the Year 1761, fend the Duplicates of the
Affeflments of faid Counties for this prefent Year, to the Treafurers of the Uivifions to
which they relpedively belong.
Ordered,

That Mr. J. Lawrence and Mr. Borden, do wait on his Excellency, and in Anfwer
to his Meflage of Wedrufday laft, inform him, that it is with great Pleafure and Satis-
fadion the Houfe hears of tlie Celebration of his Majefty our moft gracious Sovereign's
Marriage, with a Proteftant Princels of lb amiable a Charafter as the Princcls Charlotte
qS. Mecklenbourg StreUtz.

The Coronation of their Majcfties at fuch a happy Crifis, when Providence has in
fo many Inftances crown'd the Britifl) Arms with Succels, muft add Splendor to the
Solemnity, and fills every Britifl} Bofom with univerfal Joy ; and calls upon us to return
your Excellency our hearty Congratulations on fuch happy Events.

Mr. Steveru reported, that Mr. A. Smyth and himfelf, delivered the Bills with them



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