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On motion. Resolved, That a Message be sent to the honourable the Legislative Council, to desire a conference between a Committee of both Houses on the subject of a joint Congratulatory Address to his Excellency the President and Commander-in-Chief.

The following draft was accordingly prepared:

May it please your Honours:

The General Assembly think it expedient that a joint Address from the Legislative Council and General Assembly should be presented to his Excellency the President, congratulating him upon his being in possession of the administration of the Government, and assuring him that both the Houses will support him in the same with their lives and fortunes. If the Legislative Council are of the same opinion, the General Assembly will appoint six Members to manage the free conference on their part.

And the same being agreed to by the House,


Ordered, That the Message be engrossed, and that Mr˙ Speaker do sign the same.

Ordered, That the Honourable Mr˙ Drayton and Captain Roger Smith do wait upon the Legislative Council with the said Message.