Majesty Queen Mary of blessed Memory fell under the Con-
sideracon of this house, It does appear that his Excy the
Governor and many private persons within this province have
letters expressing and affirming the Same for truth (this
house therefore to take of all occasion of scandall which may
be cast upon the Service enjoined by the Church of England
by the adversaries thereof, have thought fitt that her late
Majestys name be omitted in publique prayers, and further, it
is by this house considered that upon so great a loss we can
do no less than with great grief condole the Same.
We therefore do humbly request his Excy will be pleased to
Joyne with this house in setting a part a solemn day of humili-
ation for that Service.
Signed p order
W Bladen Clk of Assembly.
The above message sent by Mr Thomas Tasker and Majr
The House appointed of the Committee of Agrievances,
Major Thomas Smithson Leiut Colo Hans Hansen
Mr John Watson Mr Francis Hutchins
Mr Robert Goldsmith, appointed clerk of this Committee.
And the Committee sent out.
Ordered by the house that Capt William Dent and Major
John Thompson inspect and look over the last Journalls of
this assembly (viz:) those of September and Febry 1694 and
make Reporte of what they find referred to this present
The house Adjournes till one of the clock in the afternoone
Post Merediem. The house mett, and was called over, and
were absent, Capt Waughop, Mr Cheseldyn, Mr Mason Capt
Bayn, Mr Frisby, Mr Saunders, Mr Hutchison, Major Whitting-
ton, Mr Scarborough Mr Dickson, all Dorchester County
Delegation, and Collo St Leidger Codd.
Mr Frisby Enters the house.
An Act for encouragement of such as shall make Hemp
and Flax, being referred to this sessions was read.
Voted what encouragement shall be given for the convert-
ing Hemp and Flax into Cordage.
Carryed by Majority of Voices.
An hundred pounds of Tobacco, to be allowed out of the
County levy to each person converting an hundred pounds of
Hemp or Flax into Cordage.
An Act secureing Admrs and Exrs from double payment of
Debts and lymitting the tyme for payment of obligations