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of the Province of Mtijfachufets-Bay, of the nth of Felrtwry, ijfM, relative to the
DifEcukies that mull accrue to the Colonies on the Continent of North-America, by
the Operation of the fcveral A<5l:s of i-arliamcnt, impofing Duties and Taxes on the
American Colonies; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition from John Lauterrnan, John Snook, Frederick Hayn, William Stroder,
and Philip Renter, praying an Act for their Naturalization, was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

A Petition from the Owners and Proprietors of the Meadows on Woodbury Creek,
in the County oi Clone ejier; fetting forth, that the Aft to continue a Dam acrofa
laid Creek, is found inconvenient, and praying a new Law; was read, and ordered
a fecond Reading. A



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A Petition from Jofiah Banks, fetting forth, that he was a Captain in the Troops
ftationed on the F.ontiers, under the Command of Mijor M-Donatd, and had bem
at great Exp>;nce in recruiting Men for laid Service, and had not received an
Allowance th.refor, and praying Relief; which was read, and ordered a lecond
Reading.

Two Petitions from the Inhabitants of Pemanack, in the County of MorriSy
fettin r forth the Difficulties that attend the pielcpt Mode cf repairing the publick
Hio-hways by Labour; and praying a Lr.w for repaiiing the Highwavs in that
Towniliip, by a Tax on the Inhabitants of the fame, were read, and ordered fecond
Readings.

A Petitiomfrom the Inhabitants of P(?y«^/;^£:,v:, in the County of 7/fcrr;V, againfl:
repa'.rino- tW Highways in faid Townfhip, by a Tax; was read, and ordered a
fecond ReaJing.

A Petition from Ephraim Terrill, Ahah.vn Clark, and Azariah Dunham, praying,
for the Reafons therein fet forth, an Allowance fur their Time and Exuence in
viewing and furveying Roads, &c. and that a Law may be paiTed to fupprefs the
Lottery by them fet on Foot; was read, and orcercd a fecond Reading.

A Petition from a Number of the Inhabira.its of the South \V.'.,-d of Pertb-Amboy,
and New-Brunfivick, praying a Law, for building a Bridge where the old Bridge ftood
at South-River, and for the Road to go as it formerly did, from a Place called the
Sand Holes, to fiid Bridge, &c. was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition from divers of the Claimers of the Common Lands aliottf-d to the
Patent of Secaucus, in the County of Bergen, praying a Law to revive the Aft fof
appointing Commiffioners, &c. for making Partition of faid Commons, &c. was
read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Pttition from the chofen Freeholders of the County of EJfex, praying a Law to
explain the Law relpefting the Juftices and Freeholders, &c. was read, and ordered
a fecond Reading.

A Petition from feveral Inhabitants of the Townfhip of Wcodhridge, in the County
of Middle/ex, praying a Law for a Lottery, to finifh the Church in faid Townfhip;
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A MefTage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary,

Mr. Speaker, his Excellency is in the Council Chamber, and requires the immediate
Attendance of the Heufe.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and with the Houfe went to wait upon
his Excellency : And being returned, Mr. Speaker refumed the Chair, and reported,
that the Houfe had waited upon his Excellency, who was pleafed to make a Speech
to the Council and General Aflembly; of which Mr. Speaker faid he had, to prevent
Miftakes, obtained a Copy; which by Order of the Houlc, was read, and is as
follows, viz.

" Gentlemen of the Council, and Gentlemen of the General AJfembly %
•' T HAVE called you together fomewhat earlier than ufual, that you might have
" I full Time to complete the Bufinei's you left unfinifli'd at the laftSefTion, andfuch
" other Matters as may require your Attention, before the Sealon of the Year Ihall
" render it inconvenient for you to be abfent from your Homes.

" There is at this Time a confiderable Number of Debtors confin'd in the different
" Goals in this Province. The Condition of many of them is truly deplorable; and
" I cannot but recommend them to your CompafTion. Good Policy, indeed, as well
" as Humanity, dictates, that if any Expedient can be contriv'd for their Relief, not
" liable to fuch Mifchiefs as attended the late Infolvent Act, it ought to be adopted.

" The State of the Public Roads in this Province is another Matter that merits
" your Attention. Even thole which lie between the two principal Trading Cities
" in North America, are fcldom pafiable without Danger or Difficulty. I have be-
« fore mentioned this Subiecl unto you; and the Legflature, at the SefTion in 1765,
*' feem'dfo fully fenfible that fome Regulations in this refpedl were wanting, that an
" Aft was tiien pafs'd, for appointing CommiJJioners to view the Ground, and report to

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the next Sejfton cfj General AJfembly, thePraSficahility cflayiytg cut fir alt Roads through
certa.n Parti oj whe Province, aiidjor efiablifljing a Fund to defray the Expence of the
fame. But I caftinot learn that any thing confiderable has yet been done in Purfu-
ance of that Acft. borne unforefeen Obltacles may poffibly have retarded the Pro-
grtrfs of this-veily defirable Work; I hope, however, they are not of fueh a Nature
h.c that they mky be remov'd vvithoiK much Inconvenience to anv of the Inhabi-
tants, and thali wc fhall e'er long have the Pleafure of completing what mull
" rcidound fo gseiatly to the Honour and Advantage of this Country.

" Centlemei] of the General Affemhly.

" Befides pre/aiding for the due Support of Government, I have in Command

'' f cm his Mrj|;[ly, to fignify to j-ou that lie expects and requires that you will make

'' thofc'Provifijijns for the Supply of the King's Troops in this Province, which are

directed by Adl of Parliament^. Your known Loyalty and Zeal for his Majefty's

' Service rend< r any Perfuafions on this Head unneceffary.

" In every polony Controverfies frequently arife wherein the Courts of Common
' Law cannot give Relief, and which therefore become the proper Objcfls of a Court
' of Chancery. As the Difufe of fi.ch a Court would probably be attended with
' Mifchiefs to the Good People you rcprefent, I have kept it open, though under
' very great Difadvantages to myfelf. There not being any Salary allow'd for the
' neceflaiy Officers, and the Fees not being fufficient to make fome of them even a
■' moderate Recompence for their Trouble and Attendance, I have in vain offered
" divers Commiffions in Chancery to fuch Perfons as I have efteem'd qualified to
" execute them. I recommend this Matter to your ferious Confideration, and defire
" that you would enable me to make a reafonable Allowance to fuch as I fhall appoint
" to execute the necefiary Offices in that Court, in fuch Manner as will be moft
" likely to induce Perfons of Knowledge and Probity to take upon them the Difcharge
" of t!;ofe important Trufts; without which it will be extremely inconvenient, if
" not imprafticable, to receive any other Bufinefs into the Chancery, or finifh
" what is already there.

" Council Chamber 1 W. F R A N K L I N." "

" .,>^// 15. 1768. I

Ordered,
That his Excellency's Speech have a fecond Reading;-

7'he Deputy Secretary, by Order of his Excellency, laid before the Houfe, two
xtrafts of Letters, the Copy of the Reprefcntation of the Board of Trade, and the
epeal of the Aclpafied in 1766, for Supplying the Barracks ; which were read.

Ordered,
That Mr. Fijher and Mr. J. Laicrence, be a Committee, to enquire what Laws are
jxpired, or are near expiring; and of what Matters are referred to this Seffion of
Kcembly, and make report to the Hcufe.

A Pe-.ition from fundry fingle Men, Inhabitants oi Woodbridge, in the County of
iMiddlefe.', complaining of unequal Taxation; and praying a Law for their Relief;
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petiton from John Jones of Phi ladelphia,'pray\ng a Reward for apprehending one
of the iViuiderers of x.h<i Indians at Moore's Town, i^c. was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Two o'Clock, P. AI.

The Houfe met.

A Petition rom the Judges, Jufhices, and Grand Jury of the County of Morris,
praying a Law o permit the Freeholders of the County of Morris, to fend Reprefen-
tatives to repreijit them in General AlTembly, ^c. was read, and ordered a fecond
Reading.

A Petition fron a Number of the Inhabitants of Bedminfter and Bridgewater, in
the County of Sot.erfet, praying a Law to repair Roads and Bridges in faid Town-
fliips by aTax on th Inhabitants of the fame ; was read, and ordered a fecond Reading,

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AVetmon from Roifert Lettice Hooper, jnn. {etung forth, that he has a/Tigm
Eftate for the Ule of his Creditors, and that he hath fince been ibjed in this Pro
by oneHenry Crufe, who has received his Dividend of faid Eftate; Jind praying Rt
(^c. was read, and ordered a fccond Reading. I ,

A Petition from George Remer,\3.te Sheriff of Sotnerfef, now a Pqifoner in the G
of faid County, praying an Act for his Relief, (s'c. was lead, andi ordered a fecc
Reading. j

A Petition from IFilUam Hczvlings, fetting forth, that he is a Prilfoner in the Go
of Hunterdo}! Covmty, under particular Circumftances; and prayinaj; a Law for h
Relief; was read, and ordered a fecond Reading. y

A like Petition from Hetny Dew Tripp, a Prifoner in Morris Ccmty Goal ; wa
read, and ordered a fecond Reading. \

Divers Petitions from a great Number of Prifoners for Debt, confi 'cd in the Goal^
of ieveral Counties in this Province, praying Relief, ^c. were read, and ordered fecond
Readings. \

A Petition from the Judges and Juftices, and divers Freeholders in the County of
Hunterdon, and one other Petition from Micajah Hovue, Eiq ; SheriiF of the County
of Hunterdon; and alfo a Petition from the Grand Jury of the faid County, fetting '
forth the great Number, and the Diftrefs of the Prifoners in the Goal of faid County ;
and praying the Houfe to pafs fome Law for the Relief of faid i rilone^ ; were read,
and ordered fecond Readings. \

A Petition from John Haas and others, praying a Law for their Naturalization ;
was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Ordered,
That Mr. Fifier, Mr. J. Lawrence, Mr. Borden, Mr. lohnfton, Mr. Riinyon, and
Mr. Hart, or any three of them, be a Committee to infpeft and fettle all Public
Accounts that may come before the Houfe this Seffions, and report the fame to the
Houfe.

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

Saturday, ^^pri/ 1 6, 1768. .

The Houfe met, |

His Excellency's Speech was read the fecond Tim.e, and with the Letters :cJ
Papers, committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe.

The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houle, 1
his Excellency's Speech : After fome Time fpent therein, Mr. Speaker refumed ;
Chair, and Mr. Fiper, Chairman of the Committee, reported. That the Commit
had gone through his Excellency's Speech, and come to feveral Refolutions •. whi'
by Leave, he reported as follows : /

Refolved,
That an Humble Addrefs be prefcnted to his Excellency, in Anfwer to his favoi
able Speech. To which the Houfe agreed. ,

Refolved, J \

That the Government be fupported for one Year, from the 21 ft l/ay of Mi
next. To which the Ploufe agreed.

Ordered,
That Mr. Fifher, Mr. Wetherill, Mr. J. Lazvrence and Mr. M7/<rr, b9'a Committee
to prepare the Draught of an Addrefs to his Excellency
Ordered,
That Mr. Crane, Mr. Hart, Mr, Runyon, and Mr. Anderfon, be /Committee,
bring in a Bill for the Support of Government. / i

Mr. J. La-xrence, from the Commltte appointed for that Purpcfe, brought in tl \
following Report of what Matters are referred to this Sefllon, an* of what Laws an U
expired, or are near expiring, viz

Laws



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Laivs expired, or near expiring.

1. The Six Pound Aft will expire this Seflion.

2. 1 he Milicia Law will expire July ift, 1768.

3. The Aft tor granting a Bounty upon Flax and Hemp, and planting Mulberry-
Trees, lb far as relates to Hemp and Flax, will expire June ift, 1768.

Petitions and other Matters referred.

A Bill for regulating Roads and Bridges.

A Bill for the Relief of the Poor.

A Petition for lowering the Rates of Ferriages over the Rivers Pafaick and Hac-
kenjack.

A Petition from Cornelius Brinkerhoof and others, praying an Alteration in the
Road from Bergen- Point to Paulus-Hook.

A Petition from Somerfet County, to refettle the Quotas.

A Petition from the Townfhip oi Pequanack, for a Law to repair the Highways
by Tax.

A Petition from fundry Inhabitants of Somerfet, againft the Law for fettling the
Line between Middlefex and Sotnerfet Counties.

A Petition from the Board of Juftices and Freeholders of Burlington County, for
a Law impowering them to re-convey certain Lands, and to convert the upper
Room o^the Court-Houfe into an Afi^mbly-Room.

A Petition for a Law to annex Part of Somerfet to Effex County.

A Petition from the County of Somerfet, for building a new Court-Houfe, at or
near Bound-Brook.

Ordered,
That Mr. Ogden, Mr. Rodman, Mr. R. Lawrence and Mr. Borden, be a Committee,
to prepare and bring in a Bill, to ereft anJ eftablifh Courts in the feveral Counties
in this Colony for the Trial of fmall Caufes.
Ordered,
That Mr. Bey, Mr. Van Nejle, and Mr. Keafliy, be a Committee, to prepare and
bring in a Bill, to revive and amend an Aft, entitled. An A£l for better fettling and re-
gulating the Militia of this Colony, &c.
Ordered,
That Mr. Johnfion and Mr. Clement, be a Committee, to pirepare and bring in a
Bill, to revive the Aft, entitled. An A" for granting a Bounty upon Flax and Hemp, and
planting of Mulberry-Trees, fo far as relates to Hemp and Flax.

The Letter from the Flouie of Reprefentatives of the Province of Maffachufetts- rf^ {
Bay, o{ xhQ I ithoi February, 1768, relative to the Difficulties that muft accrue to i^
the Colonies on the Continent of North-America, by the Operation of the feveral Afts
of Parliament, impofing Duties and Taxes on the American Colonies; was read a
fccond Time.

Ordered,

That Mr. Borden, Mr. /. Lawrence, and Mr. R. Lawrence, be a Committee, to
prepare and bring in the Draught of a Letter in A nfwer thereto.

A Petition from a Number of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Mo«;;;ija/^ and
Burlington, praying a Law allowing a Reward for killing red Foxes -, was read, and
ordered a feccnd Reading.

Mr. J. Lawrence, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe the laft Scffions,
brought in a Bill, entitled. An A.Q. for the better laying out, regulating and maintaining
the publick Highways and Bridges within this Colony ; which was read, and ordered a
fecond Reading.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Monday Morning Nine o'Clock.

MONDAY, April 1^, 1768.

The Houfe met.

A Petition was prefented from divers Inhabitants of the Counties of Burlington
and Hunterdon, fetting forth, that the Law refpefting Fifh, was found detrimental to
theHcrring-FiOiery; and pray a Repeal of Part of faid Law, or an additional Claufc
to the fame for their Relief; which was read, and ordered a fccond Reading.

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Two Petitions were prefented from the Inhabitants of Bergen and EJfex Counties,
for Reafons therein fet forth, praying a Law to limit the Size of Mefhes of Fifh
Nets, &c. which were read, and ordered fecond Readings.

Two Petitions from John Snook, and others, Foreigners, praying a Law for their
Naturalization, were read the fecond Time.
Ordered,
That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill.

The Petition of Jcfiah Banks, praying an Allowance for Pay, and recruiting Men
for the Service of the Frontiers, &c. with an Account annexed ; was read the
fecond Time;
Ordered,

That the laid Petition and Account, be referred to the Committee of Accounts,
to report thereon.

A Petition was prefented from a Number of the Inhabitants of Pequanack, in the
County of Morris, praying a Law to repeal the A£t for defraying Damages done by
Dogs, &c. which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

A Petition from a Number of the Inhabitants of the South Ward of Perth- Amhoy,
praying a Law for repairing the publick Highways in faid Ward, by a Tax on the
Inhabitant? of the fame-, was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

The Petition of a Number of the Inhabitants of South- Amboy ^nd Ne'-iC-Brunfivick,
praying a Law for building a Bridge where the old Bridge ftood, at South-River, &c.
was read the fecond Time;
Ordered,

That Mr. Borden and Mr. Johnfion, do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to
the Prayer of the Petition.

The Petition from the chofen Freeholders of the County of EJfex, praying a Law
to explain the Law refpefting the Juftices and Freeholders, &c. was read the fecond
Time ;

Ordered,

That the faid Petition do lie on tlie Table.

The Houfe adjourn'd till Three, P. M.
The Houfe met.

Mr. Fijher, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, entitled. An Adl to
naturalize John Lauterm^n, John Snook, Frederick Hayn, William Strodcr, Philip
Bemer, John Haas, Johannes Magan, and Peter Colllicr; which was read the firft
Time, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Johnjicn, from the Committee appointed for that Purpofe, brought in a Bill,
to continue an Aift,* entitled, An KGi for granting a Bounty upon the Railing of Flax
and Hemp, and 'planting of Mulberry Trees in this Colony, for raifing cf raw Silk, fo far
tis relates to Hemp and Flax; which was read, and ordered a fecond Reading.

Divers Petitions from the Inhabitants oi Middle f ex, Monmouth, Somerfet and Morris,
praying, for Reafons therein fet forth, that a Law may be paffed, for ftriking a
Paper Currency, &c. were feverally read, and ordered fecond Readings.

The Petition of feveral Inhabitants of IVocdhridge, in the County of Middlefext
praying a Law to ereft a Lottery, for fin;fhing\he Church in laid Townfhip, &c-
was read the fecond Time;
Ordered,

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table.

The Petition of John Jones, of Philadelphia, praying a Reward for apprehending
one of the Murderers of the Indians at Moore" s-T own, was read the fecond Time ;
Ordered,

That the fame be referred to the next SefTion of AlTembly at Burlington; and that
the faid John Jones, do then give the Houfe Proof of the Fadts fet forth in the
faid Petition.

A Meffage from his Excellency, by the Deputy Secretary, in the Words following.

* Gentlenten,



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' Gentlemen,
' T HEREWITH communicate to you, a Memorial from Major Dudley Templer'^
J[ Commanding Officer of His Majefty's 26th Regiment of Foot, now quartered
' in this Province, reprcfenting the Necefllty he was under of hiring a Houfe at
' EUzabeth-Tcwn ; there not being an Apartment in the Barracks there, any ways
' fuitable for the Refidence of a Commanding Officer of a Regiment. His Requeft
' on this Head I think reafonable, and therefore doubt not but you will readily

* grant it.

' I likcwife lay before you an Account of the Repairs and Neceflaries wanting in
' the Barracks of Elizabeth-To'wn., Amboy, and Brunfwick; which I carneftly recom-
' mend to your Confideration; and hope you will not hefitate to make Provifion for

* removing the Difficulties the Officers and Soldiers labour under, for Want of thofc

* Accommodations.

* The General intending a Review of the Regiment, it is neccflary that they fhould

* aflemble together for three Weeks or a Month before, to prepare themfelves. No
' one Barrack in the Province is fufficient to accommodate the Whole of them; but
' I am told, that many of the Inhabitants of Brmf-jvick, have exprefled a Willingnefs

* to furnifli them with Quarters for that Time, provided the Aflembly will allow them
' Billetting Money. The Major has therefore requcfted that I would apply to you
' for this Purpofe. I know not what Diffirrence it would be to the Province, in

* Point of Expence, between allowing them Billetting Money and furnifhing them
, * with the NecefTaries required in Barracks , but I believe it would be very trivial.

* However, the fingular good Order and Difcipline obfcrv'd by this Regiment ever

* iince their Refidence here, and their Readinefs on all Occafions to oblige the Inha-

* bitants, intitle them to your Regard, and will, I truft, induce you to gratify them

* in this Particular. W. Franklin."

^ April li, 1768.

Which, with the Papers referred to, were ordered a fecond Reading.

Mr. Fijher, from the Committee appointed to prepare the Draught of an Addrefs
to his Excellency, delivered a Draught; which was read, and amended; and on the
Queftion, whether the fame be engroflcd? It palTed in the Affirmative, Neminc
Contradiccnte.

Ordered,

That the fame be engroffed.

Mr. Dey, from the Committee to whom it was referred, to bring in a Bill to revive
and amend the Aft, entitled. An A& for better fettling and regulating the Mlitia cf
this Colony, &c. reported, tiiat the faid Aft is already continued until the firft Day
of July next, and from thence to the End of the next Scffion of General AfTembly.

The Houfc adjourn'd till To-Morrow Morning, Nine o'Clock.

Tuefday^ April 19, 1768.

The Houfe met.

The cngrofled Addrefs to his Excellency, being read and compared, was agreed
to by the Houfe.
Ordered,
That the Speaker do fign the fame.

Ordered,
That Mr. Rodman and Mr. Clement, do wait on his Excellency, and defire to knoW
when he will be waited upon with the Addrefs of this Houfc.

The Petition from a Number of the Inhabitants of Bedminjler and Bridgewattri
in the County of Semerfet, praying a Law to enable them to repair their Roads and
Bridges, by a Tax, &c. were read the fecond Time -,
Ordered,
That Mr. Fifher and Mr. Van Nefte, be a Committee to bring in % Bill, purfuanc
to the Prayer of the Petitioners.

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The Petition from the Owners and Proprietors of the Meadows on Woodbury
Creek, in the County of Gloucejier, &c. was read the fecondTime;
Ordered,

That the Petitioners have Leave to bring in a Bill.

"Whereupon Mr. Cooper, in Behalf of the Petitioners, brought in a Bill, ent'tled,
^n Aft iO enable the 0'u;ners and Pojfejfors of the lo'U)er Meado'ujs en Woodbury Creek^
in the Ccunty of Gloucefler, henceforth to be called the Lower Meadow Company, on
Woodbury, to keep up and maintain the Dam, Banks, and other Water Works, ai-ready
made, and ereB and make fuch new Ones as may he neceffary, for the more effectual drcrr.ir.g
and watering faid Meadows-, which was read, and ordered a lecond Reading.

The Petition from the Judges, Jufticcs and Grand Jury, &c. of the County of
Morris, praying a Law for granting Reprefentatives for faid County, &c. v/as read
the fecond Time; and the Houfe inking into Confiderarion the Want of Reprefenta-
tives in other Counties in this Colony i
Ordered,

That Mr. Learning, Mr. JVetherill, Mr. Miller, Mr. Fifl:er, Mr. Hart^ and Mr.
Crane, be a Committee to prepare and bring in a Bill.

Mr. Rodman reported, that Mr. Clement and himfelf had waited on his Excellency,
to know when he would be waited on by this Houfe, wjth their Addrels-, and that
his Excellency was pleafed to fay, the Houfe fhould hear from him in a Hurt Time.

The Bill, entitled. An Aft to naturalize John Lauterman, and others^ Sec. was
read the fecond Time; and on the Queftion;
Ordered,
That the fame be engroffed.

The Bill, entitled, Jn Aft to continue an Aft for granting a Bounty upon the
raifing of Flax and Hemp, and planting of Mulberry Tress in this Colony, &c. fojar »s
relates to Flax and Hemp ; v/as read the fecond Time ; and on the Queftion,
Ordered,

That the fame be engroiTed.

Mr. Speaker laid before the Houfe, a Letter from Samuel Smith, Efq; the Trea-
furcr of the Weftern Divifion, informing the Houfe, that the /.200, lent the County
of Sujfex, by a Law of this Province, was not repaid to the Treafury: That two
of the Parties bound for the faid Sum, are dead; and that the Survivor is very
defirous that Ibmething ihould be done for the Recovery of the Money; and there-
fore defiring the Direftion of the Houfe; which the Houfe taking into Confideration j
Ordered,

That the laid Bond be delivered to the Attorney General, to profecute.

The feveral Petitions from Infcivent Debtors in this Province, were read the fecond

Time;

Ordered,
That Mr. Anderfon, Mr. Hart, and Mr. Crane, be a Committee to bring in a Bill, &c.

A Petition from Samuel Hunt, praying Relief for fome LofTes he has failained
during the late War in 1757, was read;
Ordered,
That the faid Petition lie on the Table.

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

- The Houfe met.

By Leave of the Houfe, Mr. J. Lawrence brought in a Bill, entitled. An Aft



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