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Petition of Sundry Persons of the Community of Christians called Baptists


A Petition of sundry persons of the community of Christians called Baptists, and other Protestant Dissenters, whose names are thereunto subscribed, was presented to the House and read; setting forth, that the toleration proposed by the bill ordered at a former session of General Assembly to be printed and published, not admitting publick worship, except in the day time, is inconsistent with the laws of England, as well as with the practice and usage of the primitive churches, and even of the English church itself; that the night season may sometimes be better spared by the Petitioners from the necessary duties of their callings; and that they wish for no indulgences which may disturb the peace of Government; and therefore praying the House to take their case into consideration, and to grant them suitable redress.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the table.

Mr˙ Braxton presented to the House, according to order, a Bill for appointing an Agent; and the same was received and read the first time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a second time.

The other Order of the Day being read,

Resolved, That this House will, to-morrow, resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House, to take into consideration the Governour' s Answer to the joint Address of the Council and this House.