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Message Read, Considered, and Committee Appointed


Mr˙ Cary reported from the Committee that they had come to a Resolution, which they had directed him to report to the House when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the Report be now received,

Mr˙ Cary accordingly reported the Resolution which the Committee had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk' s table, where the same was read, and is as followeth, viz:

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this Committee that an Address be presented to his Excellency the Govenour, in answer to his written Message of this day, to represent to his Lordship the probable tendency of his removal from the Palace, and the propriety of his return: to assure his Excellency that we view with horrour every design that may be meditated against the person of his Lordship, his very amiable lady or family; promising one cheerful concurrence in any proper measure for their future safety.

The said Resolution being read a second time, was, upon the question put thereupon, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Address to be presented to the Governour upon the said Resolution.

And a Committee was appointed of Mr˙ Treasurer, Mr˙ Mercer,Mr˙ Jones, Mr˙ Munford, Mr˙ Henry Lee, Mr˙


Dandridge, Mr˙ Banister, and Mr˙ Francis Lightfoot Lee, and they are to withdraw immediately.

Ordered, That the said written Message be referred to the said Committee.