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The bill establishing a proper Oath of Qualification


The House then proceeded to read a second time a Bill establishing a proper Oath of Qualification, to be taken by the members of the General Assembly, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

The first section of the Bill being read and amended, was agreed to.

Upon reading the second section, a motion was made for an amendment thereto. A debate ensued. The question was put, and it passed in the negative. Then the said section being read through, was also agreed to.

The third section being read, was amended, and likewise agreed to.

A member then moved for leave to bring in four additional clauses to the Bill. And the same being presented to the House, were received, severally read twice, amended, and agreed to.

Ordered, That the said clauses be added to and made parts of the Bill.

The Bill being read through a second time,

Ordered, That the Bill be sent to the Legislative Council.

Ordered, That Mr˙ William Scott and Mr˙ Simon Berwick do carry the Bill to the Legislative Council.

A member gave notice that he should to-morrow move the House for leave to bring in a bill of general amnesty.

The Honourable Mr˙ Heyward moved for leave to bring in a Bill to amend an act entitled "An act to empower the Court of Admiralty to have jurisdiction in all cases of capture of ships and other vessels of the inhabitants of Great Britain, Ireland, the British West-Indies, Nova-Scotia, and East and West Florida, to establish the trial by Jury therein, and for other purposes therein mentioned, passed the llth day of April, 1776."

Ordered, That leave be given accordingly.