L. H. J.
Liber No. 49
so unparliamentary, so contrary to every established Method of Pro-
ceeding on Bills, that we don't think it right to take it into Con-
sideration, and therefore have herewith again returned you that Bill.
Signed p Order, M. Macnemara, Cl. Lo. Ho.
Was sent to the Upper House, with the Bill mentioned in the said
Message, by Mr. Carroll and Mr. King.
Ordered, That Mr. Lloyd and Mr. Plater do acquaint his Excel-
lency the Governor, That no Public Business lies before this House
now to Transact.
The House adjourns until 2 of the Clock Afternoon.
Post-Meridiem. The House met according to Adjournment: The
Members were called, and all appeared as in the Morning, except
Mr. John Hammond Dorsey. The proceedings were Read.
Col. Tasker, from the Upper House, delivers to Mr. Speaker, the
following Message, viz.
By the Upper House of Assembly, 16th December, 1757.
We are extremely sorry, that the Bill for Reducing the Allowances
of the Members of both Houses, from which so much Benefit would
redound to the Province in the Dispatch of Public Business, and the
Reduction of the Taxes upon your Constituents, should fail with you
upon so slight a Pretence, as that intimated in your Message of this
Day, when no substantial Objection could be made by you to the
Justice or Propriety of the Alterations we proposed. The general
Assertion, that we have proceeded in an unparliamentary Manner,
may be more easily made as an Evasion, than proved or defended,
and is somewhat surprizing, considering the many Instances in which
your House has observed the same Method; and it should seem, that
had there been some little formal Mistake in the Mode of our Pro-
ceeding, it might have been obviated (if not overlooked) with no
great Difficulty, were there not really wanting a sincere Disposition
to pass this very useful Bill.
Signed p Order, J. Ross, Cl. Up. Ho.
Which was Read, and Referred to the Consideration of the next
Benedict Calvert and Daniel Dulany, Esquires, from the Upper
House, acquaint Mr. Speaker, That the Governor requires the At-
tendance of the several Members of the Lower House immediately
in the Upper House.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and (with the Members of the Lower
House) went to the Upper House; where he presented to his Ex-
cellency the Governor, the several Ingrossed Bills which had been
Read and Assented to by both Houses of Assembly this Session, viz.