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The Governour' s Speech to be considered to-morrow


Wednesday, 5th April, 1775.

The House met according to adjournment.

This House being informed that Mr˙ Isaae Edwards, who was ejected Member for the Town of Newbern, is dead.

On motion, Ordered, The following Message be sent to his Excellency the Governour, to wit:

To His Excellency JOSIAH MARTIN, Esquire, Captain-General, Governour, &c˙, &c.

SIR: This House having been informed that Mr˙Isaac Edwards, who was elected Member for the Town of Newbern, is dead, therefore desire your Excellency will be


pleased to direct the Clerk of the Crown to issue a writ for electing a Member for the said Town, to sit and vote in this present Assembly.


Sent by Mr˙ Hatch and Mr˙Coor.

The House being informed that the Returning Officer of Guilford County had neglected to make due return of the Writ of Election for the said County, whereby one of the Members is deprived of a seat in this House,

On motion, Ordered, That the said Officer be sent for and brought in custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for such his conduct.

The Order of the Day being read, Resolved, The House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House tomorrow morning, to take under consideration His Excellency the Governour' s Speech.

Then the House adjourned till to-morrow morning 10 o' clock.