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THE . 

COLONIAL RECORDS 



OF THE 



STATE OF GEORGIA 



VOLUME XVII 



JOURNAL OF THE UPPER HOUSE OF 
ASSEMBLY 

January 17, 1763, to March 12, 1774, Inclusive 



COMPILED AND PUBLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY 
OF 

THE LEGISLATURE 

BY 

ALLEN D. CANDLER 



AThAWTJL, QJL. 

TO FRANXUN-TURNE* COMPANY 

F&nrras, publishers, binders 

1908 






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(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 17 Januarij 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 18 Januarij 1763 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
mtt^onBuT 1 ' m *° a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Commons 
{^^"cwt*^ House intituled an Act to impower the general Court of 
fSutftton <fee.— Pleas to grant Writs of Partition of Lands and Tene- 
ments held in Coparcenary, joint Tenancy and Tenancy 
in Common in this Province and appointing the Method 
of Proceeding; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed and M r Clifton reported that 
Bm amended, the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereunto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Thursday 
next. 



The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
SSeto^BuP'put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
bfeh'&e? bete* Commons House intituled an Act to prevent Persons 

thrown Into 

Rivers <tc- throwing Ballast or Rubbish or falling Trees into the 



4 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Rivers and navigable Creeks within this Province and 
keeping clear the Channels of the same. 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed and M r Elliott reported that 

Btuaot gone the Committee had made some Progress in the said Bill 

and desire another Time may be appointed to sit again. 

It is Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
again to proceed on the said Bill on Monday next. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 

SSSonSdiIP ut i nto a Committee on the ingrossed Ordinance from 

SgM^SS^the Commons House appointing William Knox Esq r 

Agent for the Affairs of this Province in great Britain; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed and M r Clifton reported that 

©^A^ndmt! ^ e Committee had gone through the Ordinance and that 

he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment And he delivered the Ordinance in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a Third Time 
on Thursday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 19 January 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1763. 5 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jo vis 20 Januarij 1763 

M r Clifton from the Committee of the whole House 
Aj»ggJ»t^to reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
ESS? to^S!t^ rorn ^ e Commons House intituled an Act to impower 
22^.^^ the general Court of Pleas to grant Writs of Partition 
«dndasreed Q f j^^ an( j Tenements held in Coparcenary, joint Ten- 
ancy and Tenancy in Common in this Province and ap- 
pointing the Method of Proceeding; which Amend- 
ments being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on the 
thirty first Instant. 

The ingrossed Ordinance from the Commons House 
potatto*an appointing William Knox Esq r Agent for the Affairs of 
third Ttm«- this Province in great Britain; was read a third Time. 

And the Question was Put "Whether this Ordinance 
shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 

£*J*g * th# House by the Deputy Secretary (in the Absence of the 

Master in Chancery) to return the said Ordinance and 

acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the same 

without any Amendment. 

The Bill intituled an Act for preventing fraudulent 

SL?aiSr mt Mortgages and Conveyances, for enabling Feme Coverts 

JISdS'TtoJ- to pass away their Estates, and for making valid all Deeds 

Conveyances and Acknowledgements heretofore made by 

, Feme Coverts or others in Respect to any Defect in the 



6 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Form and Manner of making thereof ; was read a second 
Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

And commit- r , TX 

t»d- of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upo 1 the said Bill on Monday next. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Read; 
Ho^totoSSSithat the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 
SStStoot^ Act to impower the Commissioners appointed in and by 
erectinsaPar-an Act of the general Assembly of this Province intituled 

iso Church in 

saroiah- an Act for repairing of Christ Church Parish in Savan- 
nah to lay out a Spot of Ground for erecting a Parish 
Church thereon. 

Bill fm. corns Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tmuff. an Act tituled an Act for regulating the assize of Bread. 

to regulate As- 
size of Bread- 
Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
H^-iSamenS intituled an Act for amending an Act for constituting and 
constt»tin^ for dividing the several Districts and Divisions of this Prov- 
SSestSfDiS. ince into Parishes, and for establishing of religious Wor- 
Prov: into Par- ship therein according to the Rites and Ceremonies of 
the Church of England; and also for impowering the 
Church Wardens and Vestry men of the respective Par- 
ishes to assess Rates for the Repair of Churches the 
Relief of the Poor and other parochial Services ; And for 
enlarging the public Burial Ground in Savannah and 
inclosing the same. 

To which they desire the Concurrence of this Honour- 
B8b£3fiat able And the said Bills were severally read the first Time 
Tim *~ and ordered to be read a second Time. 



JANUARY, 1763. 7 

Ordered That the Bills be severally read a second 
Time on Monday next 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 21 Januarij 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 22 Januarij 1763 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 24 Januarij 1763 

A Message from the Commons House by M r M°- 
Keithen in the following Words, viz* 

Commons House of Assembly 20 th Jan 7 1763. 
Honourable Gentlemen, 
The Commons House of Assembly have come to the 



JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

^ ^ following Resolution, viz*, to grant a Sum not exceeding 

£KJdj2?!£ One hundred and thirty Pounds Sterling for repairing 
^^""^iiiSa- the Parish Church in the Town of Savannah, and to im- 
power the Commissioners appointed to repair the said 
Parish Church to agree with hire and employ Artificers 
Workmen and Labourers, and to contract for purchase 
and provide necessary Materials for the doing thereof So 
as the whole Expence of repairing the said Church do 
not exceed the said Sum of One hundred and thirty 
Pounds Sterling This House therefore Desire your Hon- 
ours will please to concur with this House relative to 
every Matter contained in the said Resolution. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
toLhjA2tfor an Act for continuing an Act of the general Assembly 
^Mtfitod of this Province for regulating the Assize of Bread was 
Tim* read a Second Time. 

and 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
gfflte »m«nd. an Act for amending an Act for constituting and dividing 
ond SrnV^ -60 " ^ e severa * Districts and Divisions of this Province into 
Parishes and for establishing of religious Worship there- 
in according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church 
of England ; and also for impowering the Church Ward- 
ens and Vestrymen of the respective Parishes to assess 
Rates for the Repair of Churches the Relief of the Poor 
and other parochial Services ; and for enlarging the pub- 
lic burial Ground in Savannah and inclosing the same was 
read a Second Time. 



JANUARY, 1763. 9 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 

Conmiittad Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Goomra tS'W an Act to impower the Commissioners appointed in and 
•°charch re«a by an Act of the general Assembly of this Province in- 

aMCOndTnse 

tituled an Act for repairing of Christ Church in Savannah 
tH to lay out a Spot of Ground for erecting a Parish Church 
thereon; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 



Committed 



Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put into 
> in com- a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act for preventing 

mittMonBni ° 

toWjent fraudulent Mortgages and Conveyances for enabling 

+£!*— Feme Coverts to pass away their Estates, and for making 

valid all t)eeds Conveyances and Acknowledgements 

heretofore made by Feme Coverts or others in Respect to 

any Defect in the Form and Manner of making thereof ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, And M r Clifton reported 

R«port«d wth.- that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 

0,1 he was directed to report tM same to the House without 

any Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ord€wd * obe Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 



10 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 

cSSS2Si to put into a Committee to consider further of the Ingrossed 

SbwLh p, S5f Bill from the Commons House intituled an Act to prevent 

»▼«» Ac- Persons throwing Ballast or Rubbish or falling Trees 

into the Rivers and navigable Creeks within this Province 

and keeping clear the Channels of the same ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 
Bui amended, the Committee had gone through the Bill and made Sev- 
eral Amendments thereunto which he was directed to 
report when the Honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on the tenth 
Day of February next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 25 Januarij 1763 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

2StSSnBm 1 "into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 

for*w«£iat£ mons House intituled an Act for continuing an Act of 

Bwad. , ° the general Assembly of this Province for regulating the 

Assize of Bread ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, And M r Powell reported 

JSTSSSaSmt ^ at t ' ie Committee had gone through the Bill and that 

he was directed to report the same to the House with- 



JANUARY, 1763. II 

out any Amendment ; and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Fri- 
day next. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
JJggJ JjJ gg 11 - put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
cZSSEISi. toi Commons House intituled an Act to impower the Com- 
fX ?aHm»h missioners appointed in and by an Act of the General As- 
sembly of this Province intituled an Act for repairing of 
Christ Church in Savannah to lay out a Spot of Ground 
for erecting a Parish Church thereon ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Martin reported 

^°2«^52tthat the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 

he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment; And he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Fri- 
day next. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
5m£ ©n ST" P ut ' nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
Parish Bin- Commons House intituled an Act for amending an Act 
for constituting and dividing the several Districts and 
Divisions of this Province into Parishes and for estab- 
lishing of religious Worship therein according to the 
Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England; and 
sleo for impowering the Church Wardens and Vestrymen 
of the respective Parishes to assess Rates for the Repair 
of Churches the Relief of the Poor and other parochial 
Services; And for enlarging the public Burial Ground 
at Savannah and inclosing the same ; 

After some Time, 



12 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

The House was resumed, And M r Clifton reported 
^ 

out Amendmt. 



Rwnrted wth - that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 



he was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on 
Friday next. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 

2iS2inBuT" P u * i nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 

ipiSSKT of* rnons House intituled an Act to prevent bringing into and 

tempers &c- spreading of contagious Distempers in this Province ; and 

to oblige Vessels going out of any Port within the same 

first to produce for that Purpose a Pass-port from the 

Governour or Commander in chief for the Time being; 

And also to prevent the harbouring of sick Sailors and 

others ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, And M r Clifton reported that 

J^f°5^J52j- the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment; And he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on 
Friday next. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, viz*, 

Upper House of Assembly 25 th January 1763. 
M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message dated the 20 th Instant in- 



JANUARY, 1763. n 

Won to forming this House of the Resolution your House had 
25l^£ : t£rir come to to grant a Sum not exceeding One hundred and 
JSSSTthJ" 1 * thirty Pounds Sterling for repairing the Parish Church 
choich— .^ ^^ Town f Savannah and to impower the Commis- 
sioners appointed to repair the said Parish Church to 
agree with hire and employ Artificers Workmen and 
Labourers, and to contract for purchase and Provide 
necessary Materials for the doing thereof so as the same 
do not exceed the Sum resolved to be granted. This 
House doth concur in the said Resolution. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Mercurii 26 Januarij 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 27 Januarij 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



14 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 28 Januarij 1763 

M r Clifton presented to the House a Bill intituled an 
bm to revive** Act to revive an Act passed the sixth Day of December 

Act to prevent K * 



JJ2J- 1759 intituled an Act to amend an Act passed in the third 

p^ntifre^ Session of this present general Assembly intituled an Act 

SmTiJn^-"** 1 to prevent private Persons from purchasing Lands from 

the Indians and for preventing Persons trading with them 

without Licence; and the same was received and read 

the first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Joseph 
Hwweto ea? 8 * Gibbons, that t'je Commons House have passed a Bill 
tants of sun- intituled an Act for exempting the Inhabitants of the 

bury f m. work- * ° 

iSZSiC^* Town of Sunbury from Working on public Roads; and 

for clearing and keeping: clean the Bay, Streets and 

Rmdthefint and (8ic) Allevs of the said Town, and the same was 

Time. 

read the first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
Biii for burins uled an Act to impower the Commissioners appointed 

out Ground for r rMr 

S^*TtaS^ m ' m an< ^ k>* an Act of the general Assembly of this Province 
intituled an Act for repairing of Christ Church in Savan- 
nah to lay out a Spot of Ground for erecting a Parish 
Church thereon was read a third Time; And an Amend- 
ment being made by the House to the Title of the said 
Bill : 

It is Resolved That the Title of the Bill be an act to 
Sere? Bm impower the Commissioners appointed in and by an Act 
of the general Assembly of this Province intituled an 
Act for repairing of Christ Church in Savannah to lay 
out a Spot of Ground for erecting a Parish Church there- 
on ; And to remove the present Market and lay out a Spot 
of Ground for re-erecting the same. 



JANUARY, 1763. 15 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Biii pMMd Amendment shall pass ? 

■■* It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
tattoComs. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendment made 
by this House thereto. 

Bin for amtin- The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 

uingActfor ° 

reg Urf t Br«A*" uled an Act for continuing an Act of the general Assem- 
%££**** bly of this Province for regulating the Assize of Bread 
^ was read a Third Time ; And an Amendment being made 
by the House to the Title and in the Body of the Bill : 

It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act for 
continuing and amending an Act of the general Assembly 
of this Province for regulating the Assize of Bread. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
Bui sent to House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

Corns. House 

and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made by 
this House thereto. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for amending an Act for constituting and dividing 



Title altered 
and 



BUI 



the .Parish. Act tire several Districts and Divisions of this Province into 



BUI to amend 
the Parish A 
read a third 

Parishes, and for establishing of religious Worship there- 
in according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church 
of England ; And also for impowering the Church Ward- 
ens and Vestrymen of the respective Parishes to assess 
Rates for the Repair of Churches the Relief of the Poor 



16 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

and other parochial Services; And for enlarging the 
^de^thSrto^ public burial Ground at Savannah and inclosing the same : 
and was read a third Time and an Amendment being made 
Passed, by the House to the Bill, 

The Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendment shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
Smi?So£e. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendment made 
by this House thereto. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 

Se'spiiSiMrf an ^ ct to P revent the bringing into, and spreading of 

^^STS^ 1 "" contagious Distempers in this Province and to oblige 

Time* tWrd Vessels going out of any Port within the same first to 

produce for that Purpose a Passport from the Governour 

or Commander in chief for the Time being; And also 

to prevent the harbouring of sick Sailors and others: 

was read a Third Time And Amendments being made by 

the House to the Bill. 



amended 



Passed. 



The Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
Bin sent to the House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
<WBC " and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 



JANUARY, 1763. 17 

House and he delivered it in at the Table where ttic same 
was read and is as follows, viz*, 

Honourable Gentlemen 

M r Montaigut as Agent for victualling his Majesty's 
Exc*u«»cy 'tbS Troops in this Province has laid before me a Copy of the 
Contract made between the Lords Commissioners of his 
Majesty's Treasury and S r James Colebrook and others 
for victualling his Majesty's Forces in North America 
by which he says they are only to deliver the Provisions 
into the Store-houses at Albany, or in any Sea Port in 
North America where they shall be directed to deliver 
the same, and are not obliged to transport them from 
thence to such Out- Posts or Commands as may be neces- 
sary in the respective Provinces as the former Con- 
tractors had undertaken and were obliged to do. M r 
Montaigut has also laid before me an Account of Ex- 
pences incurred from June 1760 to June 1762 for Storage 
and Carriage of Provisions from Savannah to several 
of the Forts of this Province amounting to £39.. 6".. io 4 
which Account together with the Contract I have sent 
to the Commons House of Assembly and shall only ob- 
serve that all Services of this Kind for the future may 
be performed by the Scout Boat. 

Some Spanish Prisoners having been lately sent here 
from Frederica I have ordered them to be taken Care of 
by the Provost Marshal in one of the Caponieres in 
Fort Hallifax and to be furnished with Provisions by 
him in the same Manner as some other Prisoners were 
last Summer the Expence of which as well as those now 
here I must recommend it to you to consider of and con- 
cur with the Assembly in providing for. 

Ja: Wright 

Savannah in Georgia 
28 th Jan y 1763. 

2 C *-YOl 17 



BxoaOr's 



18 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Resolved That an humble Address be presented to 
SStJS&SZE**' his Excellency the Governour acquainting his Excellency 
rto us t k at t j 1 j s H ouse having taken under their Consideration 
the aforesaid Message Have resolved that they will 
readily and chearfully concur with the Commons House 
in any Provision they may make for the Services recom- 
mended by his Excellency in the said Message. 

Ordered That M r Clifton and M r Powell do present 
the said Address. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 29 Januarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 31 Januarii 1763 

The Bill intituled an Act to revive an Act passed the 
Bin to ro rtTem Sixth Day of December 1759 intituled an Act to amend 
an Act passed in the third Session of this present gen- 



md Taaeoood era * Assembly intituled an Act to prevent private Persons 
from purchasing Lands from the Indians and for prevent- 
ing Persons trading with them without Licence was read 
a second Time. 



JANUARY, 1763. 1» 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Thursday the tenth Day of February 
next. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 

2?5ST^rt an Act for impowermg the general Court of Pleas to 

5Stw£*2grant Writs of Partition of Land and Tenements held in 

Time- Coparcenary joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common in 

•«d this Province and appointing the Method of Proceeding 

therein was read a third Time. 

puwd wth. And the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
m Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
BS1^h<Sw. House ty the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

The Ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for preventing 
S2id^r ent fraudulent Mortgages and Conveyances, for enabling 
SfJSw* 45 * Feme Coverts to pass away their Estates, and for making 
valid all Deeds Conveyances and Acknowledgements here- 
tofore made by Feme Coverts or others in Respect to any 
Defect in the Form and Manner of making thereof was 
read a third Time. 



And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
ss? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



pass? 



JO JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
Boii«ttoti>* House by the faster in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for exempting the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Sunbury from working on public Roads And for clearing 
and keeping clean the Bay Streets and Alleys of the said 
Town was read a Second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed,. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House on the first Day of August next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis i° Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 2 Februarii 1763 

Two Messages were sent to the Commons House by 
the Master in Chancery in the following Words, viz* 



▲ M< 



FEBRUARY, 1763. Jl 

Upper House of Assembly 2* Fel/ 1763 

M* Speaker 

In Answer to your Message dated 13 th December 1762 

desiring a Conference on the Amendments made by this 

&u t m*Dm<m House to the Bill intituled an Act for regulating a Work 

the AmondmtB. 

toWork horns House for the Custody and Punishment of Negroes ; 
This House doth agree thereto and hath appointed a 
Committee accordingly to meet in the Room adjoining 
the Council Chamber to Morrow Morning Eleven 
o'Clock. 

Committee 

Grey Elliott, William Clifton and Noble Jones Esq" 

Upper House of Assembly 2* Feb^ 1763 

M r Speaker 

This House having taken into Consideration the 
coms^HooM Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 
tee^l? on ™ 1 " an Act for holding special or extraordinary Courts of 
to Biu for hold- Common Pleas for the Trial of Causes arising between 
courts Ac— Merchants Ship-masters Supercargoes and other tran- 
sient Persons have disagreed thereto; therefore desire 
your House will appoint a Committee to join a Commit- 
tee of this House in a Conference on the Subject Matter 
of the said Amendments in the Room adjoining the 
Council Chamber to Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock, 

Committee 
William Clifton Noble Jones and Gray Elliott Esq™ 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



22 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis 3 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Veneris 4 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



'From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbati 5° Februarii 1763 

• The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 7 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1763. S& 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 8° Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B, of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurrt 9 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jo vis io° Februarii 1763 

M r Elliott from a Committee of the whole House re- 
AmendmtB. to ported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 
ventdn* Rub- the Commons House intituled an Act to prevent Persons 

bfeh Ac being r 

fg^S^S^^. throwing Ballast or Rubbish or falling Trees into the 
3j£2dto^ Rivers and navigable Creeks within this Province and 
keeping clear the Channels of the same; which Amend- 
ments being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Wed- 
nesday next. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SSSon bio " into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act to revive 
top*™**, an Act passed the sixth Day of December 1759 intitled 
^^■an Act to amend an Act passed in the third Session of 
this present general Assembly intituled an Act to prevent 



2* JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

private Persons from purchasing Lands from the In- 
dians and for preventing Persons trading with them 
without Licence. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Elliott reported that 

JESSIE?'" the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

pwfarsdtobe Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris ii° Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning: Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbati 12 Februarii 1763 



The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1763. 26 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 14 Februarii 1763* 

M r Elliott from the Committee appointed to confer 
with a Committee of the Commons House on the Subject 

nut IB Cob* 

■■^dlEt^to Matter of the Amendments made by this House to the 



]JJ*tod , S5 l,l B*M intituled an Act for regulating a Work house for the 
** reed to "~ Custody and Punishment of Negroes ; Reported the Al- 
terations agreed to in the Amendments at the said Confer- 
ence : Which Alterations being read twice were agreed to 
by the House. 

M* Clifton from the Committee appointed to confer 
AttMtioM with a Committee of the Commons House on the Sub- 

madam Com- 

■gjJJkJj^ to ject Matter of the Amendments made by the Commons 
m^a£*tf House to the Bill intituled an Act for holding special or 
^•SSdto- extraordinary Courts of Common Pleas for the Trial of 
Causes arising between Merchants Ship-masters Super- 
cargoes and other transient Persons; Reported the Al- 
terations agreed to in the Amendments at the said Con- 
ference : Which Alterations being read twice were agreed 
to by the House. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 15 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



26 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 16 Februarii 1763 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Noble 
Wimberly Jones in the following Words viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 14 th Feb y 1763 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the Re- 
comiLHaSe P ort °^ ^ ie Committee appointed to confer with a Com- 
tSSSJStotteniittee of your House upon the Subject Matter of the 
Bui forhSdin* Amendments made by this House to the Bill Intituled an 
ST 5 Act for holding special or extraordinary Courts of Com- 

mon Pleas for the Trial of Causes arising between Mer- 
chants Ship-masters Supercargoes and other transient 
Persons ; This House doth agree to the Alterations made 
in the Amendments at the said Conference. 

This House have also taken into Consideration the 
to^tlKttoSf Report of the Committee appointed to confer with a 
aSS^SJio Committeee of your House upon the Subject Matter of 
BuT«t tSaf 6 the Amendments made by your House to the Bill intit- 

Conference— 

'uled an Act for regulating a Work House for the Cus- 
tody and Punishment of Negroes This House doth agree 
to the Alterations made in the Amendments at the said 
Conference. 

M r President laid before the House a Letter to the 
&e L A£Sn_t to Committee of Correspondence received - from William 
Knox Esq r the Agent for this Province in Great Britain 
dated the 12 th October 1762 which was read. 



ffrt. Britain 
nad- 



*!u£ *Tt£ The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 



tag thrown into , 



tSS Rivers *c an Act to prevent Persons throwing Ballast or Rubbish 
~ * or falling Trees into the Rivers and navigable Creeks 



and 



FEBRUARY, 1763. 27 

BaA within this Province, and keeping clear the Channels of 
the same ; was read a Third Time. 

PMMd with A°d * e Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Aa>endmto - Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
oSiTlioSi* 16 House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

The Ingrossed Bill intituled an Act to revive an Act 

2?Art , to ! pSe- P asse< 3 the sixth Day of December 1759 intituled am Act 

tSdiS^th to amend an Act passed in the third Session of this 

m2«thfad present general Assembly intituled an Act to prevent 

private Persons from purchasing Lands from the Indians 

and for preventing Persons trading with them 'without 

Licence, was read a third Time. 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments Amendments shall pass ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
gE^b*** House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto. 

His Excellency the Governour having communicated 
to this House a Letter to him from the Right Honourable 
the Earl of Egremont one of his Majesty's principal Secre- 
taries of State acquainting his Excellency of the Queen's 
safe Delivery of a Prince; And having proposed that a 
dutiful and loyal Address be drawn up and transmitted 
to his Majesty from the Governour Council and Assem- 
bly of this Province to express their Joy on the happy 
Event 



28 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



Resolved, Nemine dissentiente, That this House will 
m? MtaS5«J oin with his Excellency the Governour in a dutiful and 
Prti2f£itJU loyal Address to be presented to his Majesty expressive 
**" of their Joy on this interesting and important Event. 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 

Ho 1 ? on House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them with 

tjSoS* 1 w the said R eso i u tion, and desiring their Concurrence 

therein, and that they will appoint a Committee of their 

House to join a Committee of this House to prepare an 

Address accordingly. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 17 Februarii 1763 

A Message from the Commons House by M r M c - 
coSS^HoSe Keithen; that the Commons House have agreed to the 
SfjJJjErt ""Bill intituled an Act for preventing fraudulent Mort- 
MortBw* Ac. g a ges and Conveyances, for enabling Feme Coverts to 
ments-? 16 " pass away their Estates and for making valid all Deeds 
Conveyances and Acknowledgements heretofore made by 
Feme Coverts or others in Respect to any Defect in 
the Form and Manner of making thereof with several 
Amendments to which Amendments they desire the Con- 
currence of this honourable House. 

Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
Ho" touMnd a ' t ' tu ^ e( ^ an Act to amend an Act to prevent the building 
buiWto/ r ^3! Wooden Chimneys in the Town of Savannah, the Re- 
£^L i SS* F * 1,l pair of those already built and to provide against Acci- 
dents of Fire to which they desire the Concurrence of 



Bead the first 



a Prison in 



Bead the first 



FEBRUARY, 1763. 29 

this honourable House And the said Bill was read the 
first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r McGilli- 
H?:teiS3£ vra y' ^ at ^ e Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tituled an Act for building a public Prison or Goal in the 
Town of Augusta in the Parish of S l Paul in the Prov- 
ince of Georgia to which they desire the Concurrence 
of this honourable House: and the same was read the 
first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on the 
fourth Day of March next. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
master in Chancery in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Upper House of Assembly 17 th Feb 7 1763. 

M r Speaker. 

This House having taken into Consideration the 
to Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 

""""TO 

to an Act for preventing fraudulent Mortgages and Con- 
txraSiiis^r * ve y ances » for enabling Feme Coverts to pass away their 
Estates and for making valid all Deeds Conveyances and 
Acknowledgements heretofore made by Feme Coverts or 
others in Respect to any Defect in the Form and Manner 
of making thereof; hath disagreed thereto And there- 
•fore desire a Conference on the Subject Matter of the 
said Amendments in the Room adjoining the Council 
Chamber to Morrow Morning at Eleven o'Clock. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



Corns. House 



in 

1 

frsodnlsst 



Conference. 



30 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 18 Februarii 1763 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Noble 
Wimberly Jones in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly 16 th Feb' 7 1763. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

In Answer to your Message acquainting this House 
lfwMte «m. of his Excellency the Governour's having communicated 
SSJtatSH! to your House a Letter from the right honourable the 
preptraa joint Earl of Egremont one of his Majesty's principal Secre- 
1firth t of a lhm tar * es °* State acquainting his Excellency of the Queen's 
Prince- sa f e Delivery of a Prince and having proposed that a 
dutiful and loyal Address be drawn up and transmitted 
to his Majesty from the Governour Council and Assem- 
bly of this Province to express their Joy cm the happy 
Event : And of your House having come to a Resolution 
to join with his Excellency the Governour in a dutiful 
and loyal Address to be presented to his Majesty ex- 
pressive of your Joy on that interesting and important 
Event; and desiring the Concurrence of this House 
therein and that this House will appoint a Committee 
to join a Committee of your House in preparing an ad- 
dress accordingly; This House doth concur with your 
House in the said Resolution and hath appointed a Com- 
mittee to join a Committee of your House in Preparing 
the said Address. 

The Committee are James DeVeaux, John Graham, 
Alex r Wylly, Henry Yonge and Lachlan M c (tlc) 
M c Gillivray Esq" 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Mc- 



FEBRUARY, 1763. 81 

Keithen; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
^ tal * r . intituled an Act to impower the Several Surveyers here- 



scs to Isy out 



pubue after named to lay out another public Road in S l George's 
Geocse'tPtr- Parish for the Inhabitants contiguous to the River Sa- 



vannah and for appointing additional Surveyers for the 
public Road already established by Law, to which they 
desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House : And 
Bmdthm flm the said Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be 
read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on the 
fourth Day of March next. 

Also a Message from the Commons House by the 
said M r M c Keithen in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly 17 th Feb' 7 1763. 
Honourable Gentlemen, 

In Answer to your Message this Day desiring a Con- 
_ _ tm. ference on the Amendments made by this House to the 

vSotns. House 

gJ2*£*£ on Bill intituled an Act for preventing fraudulent Mort- 
rato'toBfli to £ a & es anc * Conveyances, for enabling Feme Coverts to 
SintiLrt^" pass away their Estates and for making valid all Deeds 
***** a ~~ Conveyances and Acknowledgements heretofore made by 
Feme Coverts or others in Respect of any Defect in the 
Form and Manner of making thereof ; This House doth 
agree thereto and hath appointed a Committee of this 
House to join a Committee of your House in a Confer- 
ence on the Subject Matter of the said Amendments. 

The Committee are M r Ottolenghe, M r Wood, M r Ewen, 
M r Yonge M r Noble Wimberly Jones. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intit- 
I^JJ^^^uled an Act to amend an Act to prevent the building 
SSdfsSo^ Wooden Chimneys in the Town of Savannah the Repair 
Tims »nd com- Q £ t j losc a i re ady built and to provide against Accidents 
of Fire was read a second Time. 



32 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed,. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on the fourth Day of March next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 19 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till Monday- 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 21 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T„ Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 22 Februarii 1763 
M r Clifton from the Committee appointed to confer 



FEBRUARY, 1763. a3 

Report fm. w ^h a Committee of the Commons House on the Subject 

SSS^S^n Matter of the Amendments made by that House to the 

sin to pr«v«nt Bill intituled an Act for preventing fraudulent Mort- 

MortgireiiAg gages and Conveyances, for enabling Feme Coverts to 

■g|£j*^°£!f pass away their Estates and for making valid all Deeds 

Conveyances and Acknowledgements heretofore made by 

Feme Coverts or others in Respect to any Defect in the 

Form and Manner of making thereof; reported that 

they had attended the Conference and were acquainted 

by the Committee from the Commons House that the 

Commons House adhered to the Amendments made by 

them to the said Bill. 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 23 Februarii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis 24 Februarii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

3 c r— vol 17 



34 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 25 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 26 Februarii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 28 Februarii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis i° Martii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1763. 35 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 2° Martii 1763 . 

A Message from the Commons House by M r James 
De Veaux in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly 2 d March 1763. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

The Committee of this House appointed to confer with 
com*. Hou*e a Committee of your House upon the Subject Matter of 
cSSSnSe*^ the Amendments made by this House to the Bill intituled 
JraTto 1 pmrent an Act for preventing fraudulent Mortgages and Con- 
veyances, for enabling Feme Coverts to pass away their 
Estates and for making valid all Deeds Conveyances and 
Acknowledgements heretofore made by Feme Coverts or 
others in Respect of any Defect in the Form and Manner 
of making thereof; having reported that at the Confer- 
ence they adhered to the said Amendments and that the 
Committee of your House disagreed thereto This House 
therefore desires your House will please to join this 
House in a free Conference upon the Subject Matter of 
the said Amendments. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r James 

fm. Read; that the Commons House have come to the fol- 

dSfetas tET lowing Resolutions touching Instructions to the honour- 
d^ig^towin-able William Knox Esq r Agent for sollicking the Affairs 
t<n*cMnsr J »- of this Province in great Britain, viz 1 , 



•tractions to 



Resolved That it be recommended to the Agent to 
use his utmost Endeavours that his Excellency the Gov- 
ernour of this Province may be impowered and enabled 
to purchase such Lands of the Indians as are indispensi- 
bly necessary for the immediate Improvement of the 
Province which they have hitherto opposed our settling. 



36 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Resolved That it be recommended to the Agent to 
continue his Sollicitation for obtaining necessary war- 
like Stores, and the Continuance of his Majesty's two 
Troops of Rangers now on Duty in this Province. 

Resolved That it be recommended to the Agent to 
sollicit the Extention of the Bounds of this Province to 
include S 1 Augustine, if ceded to great Britain on the 
Conclusion of a Peace. 

Resolved That it be recommended to the Agent to 
sollicit a Continuance of the Bounties on Indigo Silk 
and Hemp. 

To which Resolutions they desire the Concurrence of 
this Honourable House. 

Resolved That this House doth concur with the Com- 
mons House in the aforegoing Resolutions. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Upper House of Assembly 2 d March 1763 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message of this Day this House 
com? a Houae ^ ot ^ a ? ree to a f fee Conference on the Subject Matter 
cESmnSton °^ trie ' ast Conference on the Amendments made by your 
B$ € to££;£t House to the Bill intituled an Act for preventing f raudu- 
Moitmes lent Mortgages and Conveyances for enabling Feme 
Coverts to pass away their Estates and for making valid 
all Deeds Conveyances and Acknowledgements hereto- 
fore made by Feme Coverts or others in Respect of any 
Defect in the Form and Manner of making thereof And 
appoint it to be in the Room adjoining the Council 
Chamber Immediately. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1763. 37 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 3 Martii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 4 Martii 1763 . 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
bui fo^buiw- an Act for building a public Prison or Goal in the Town 

ins a> Prison in or 

i^SSJd t Tw^- a °* ^ u g usta in the Parish of S l Paul in the Province of 
Georgia was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee on 

Committed for , . _.„ , n _ - A 

ist Auart. the said Bill on the first Day of August next. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
bui for laying an Act to impovver the several Surveyers hereafter named 
RoadlS'st. to lay out another public Road in S* George's Parish for 

George's Par- J r ° 

!eeoDd*Tkn«- ^ e Inhabitants contiguous to the River Savannah and 
for appointing additional Surveyers for the public Road 
and already established by Law was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 



38 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

Committed for Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
i»t A«*t upon t j ie g^j gjjj on t j ie ^ rst £) ay Q { August next 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
mttteSo^M? 1 '"^ a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
buSdSTwood- mons House intituled an Act to amend an Act to prevent 
ns«vh. the Building Wooden Chimneys in the Town of Savan- 

nah the Repair of those already built and to provide 
against Accidents of Fire. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Clifton reported that 

bui amended, the Committee had gone through the Bill and made an 

Amendment thereunto w r hich he was directed to report 

when the honourable House will please to receive the 

same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Tuesday 
next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 5 Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Lunae 7 Martii 1763 . 



The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1763. 



39 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Martis 8° Martii 1763 . 



M r Clifton from the Managers at the free Conference 

ith the Commons House on the Amendments made by 

ft£r that House to the Bill intituled an Act for preventing 



SSSSjeM^t w frh ^ e Commons House on the Amendments made by 

free Conf e 
cneeon th< 

made to Bui to fraudulent Mortgages and Conveyances for enabling 
nient Mort- " Feme Coverts to pass away their Estates and for making 
valid all Deeds Conveyances and Acknowledgements 
heretofore made by Feme Coverts or others in Respect 
to any Defect in the Form and Manner of making there- 
of reported that the Commons House had receded from 
some of their Amendments and also reported the Altera- 
tions agreed on at the said Conference to other Amend- 
ments made to the said Bill: Which Alterations being 
A ^ re0dtOr " read twice were agreed to by the House. 



Title of Bill 
altered. 



Resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act for 
preventing fraudulent Mortgages and Conveyances and 
for making valid all Deeds and Conveyances heretofore 
made in Respect of any Defect in the Form and Manner 
of making thereof. 

Two Messages were sent to the Commons House by 
the Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 



Upper House of Assembly 8 th March 1763 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message dated the second Instant 
Mem^^to^ containing the Resolutions your House had come to rela- 
SSo^^2S^^ ve to Instructions to the honourable William Knox 
Jr^BriSS^- 111 E s q r Agent for sollicking the Affairs of this Province 

in great Britain This House doth concur with your 

House in the said Resolutions. 



4» JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Upper House of Assembly 8 th March 1763 

M r Speaker 

Upon Report from the Managers at the free Confer- 
JSSHSoT ence on the Amendments to the Bill for preventing 
AiteSttoM *** fraudulent Mortgages and Conveyances for enabling 
Amendmts. of Feme Coverts to pass awav their Estates and for making: 

BUI to prevent .. r ^ " *> 

fraudulent valid all Deeds Conveyances and Acknowledgements 

Mortgages Ac " ° 

coJfo»*e£- heretofore made by Feme Coverts and others in Respect 
to any Defect in the Form and Manner of making there- 
of This House doth agree to the Alterations made in the 
Amendments of the said Bill at the said free Conference. 

M r Clifton from the Committee of the whole House 
Amendmts. reported the Amendment made to the ingrossed Bill from 

made in Bill to ° 

pwvent build- the Commons House intituled an Act to amend an Act to 

ins Wooden 

chimneya&c. prevent the building Wooden Chimneys in the Town of 
9Lnd Savannah the Repair of those already built and to pro- 
vide against Accidents of Fire; which Amendment being 
read twice was agreed to by the House. 



Agreed to— 



Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time to 
Morrow. 

M r Martin from the Committee appointed to join a 
Ao3resa nt to his Committee of the Commons House in preparing a dutiful 
MrtTof a" the and loyal Address to be transmitted and presented to his 
wd n Sre^^ Majesty on the Birth of a Prince, reported that the joint 
Committee had prepared an Address accordingly which 
having been laid before his Excellency the Governour he 
had been pleased after making some Alterations to ap- 
prove thereof And M r Martin read the Address in his 
Place and afterwards delivered it in at the Table where 
the same was read and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the said Address be ingrossed. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1763. 41 

(From B. P. R. O.— B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 9 Martii 1763 . 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intit- 
wSod«i P ^S- u ^ an ^ ct to amen< ^ an Act to Prevent the building 
YSd^tM^ Wooden Chimneys in the Town of Savannah the Repair 
of those already built and to provide against Accidents 



and of Fire was read a third Time. 



Passed wth. an 

Amendment 



And the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendment shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
Coma?HoS»e. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendment made by 
this House thereto. 

A Messpge from the Commons House by M r Henry 
Yonge in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly 9 th March 1763. 
Honourable Gentlemen 



Message fm. 
Coma. House 
agreeta? to the 



Upon Report of the Committee appointed to join a 

Committee of your House in preparing a congratulatory 

Addles? to hS Address to his Majesty on an Heir being born to the 

Majesty . 

Crown This doth agree with their Committee to the said 
Address. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 , 

Upper House of Assembly 9 th March 1763 
M r Speaker 
Upon Report from the Committee appointed to join 



42 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Menace to a Committee of your House in preparing a Congratula- 
S^Si^to 8 * tory Address to his Majesty on an Heir being born to 
Mid Add**.- the Crown This House doth agree to the Address so 

prepared. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Mc- 

ISiSfor 00 " 118, Keithen ; That the Commons House have passed a Bill 

cSSrt I Hou8ein intitu,ed an Act for building a Court House in the Parish 

lirSh^* 6 ' 8 of S l George, to which they desire the Concurrence of 

this Honourable House And the same was read the first 

Read the first ,_.. , , , , , , /T -. 

Time- Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on the 
first Day of August next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis io° Martii 1763 

Two Messages from the Commons House by M r M c - 
Keithen in the following Words, viz', 

Commons House of Assembly 9 th March 1763. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the 
MeMage fm. Amendment made by your House to the Bill intituled an 

Coma. House. 

a*reefasto Act to amend an Act to prevent the building Wooden 

Amendmt. in . n\ 

wJod2n P a?S* Chimneys in the Town of Savannah the Repair of those 
neyB_in s«van- a j reac jy \y n \\ t an j to provide against Accidents of Fire 
doth agree thereto. 



MARCH, 1763. 43 

Commons House of Assembly 9 th March 1763. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

Upon Report from the Managers at the free Confer- 

coaia.~H<raae ence on the Amendments to the Bill for preventing fraud- 

t£Stk££ ^j£ ulent Mortgages and Conveyances, for enabling Feme 

of Bin to™**- Coverts to pass away their Estates and for making valid 

lent Mot-trees all Deeds Conveyances and Acknowledgements hereto- 

conference- fore made by Feme Coverts and others in Respect to 

any Defect in the Form and Manner of making thereof 

This House doth agree to the Alterations made in the 

Amendments of the said Bill at the said free Conference. 

The ingrossed Address to his Majesty on the Birth of 
a Prince being read the same was signed by his Excel- 
lency the Governour M r President and M r Speaker and 
ordered to be entred in the Journals, viz 1 , 

To the King's most Excellent Majesty 

Most gracious Sovereign, 

The Governour Council and Assembly of your Maj- 
Addreoa to Maesty's Province of Georgia, in this Distant Part of your 
Dominions, take the earliest Opportunity of presenting 
to your Majesty their most sincere and hearty Congratu- 
lations on the joyful important and interesting Event of 
an Heir being born to the Crown and Dignities of your 
Realms ; added to the Blessings of a safe and honourable 
Peace, the Result of an indispensible and just War 
against your Majesty's Enemies which, through the di- 
vine Favour, has been beyond Compare successful and 
glorious ; such as resounds and will perpetuate the Praise 
of your Majesty's great Name, the Wisdom of your 
Government, the vigorous Execution of your Commands 
by your Majesty's intrepid and gallant Officers, both by 
Sea and Land, and the bravery of those undaunted Men 
acting under them. 



44 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

That the Almighty may be pleased, during a long Life, 
to bestow every private and public Felicity on your Maj- 
esty and your Royal Son; and that the young Prince 
may live to be a Blessing to his Royal Father, inheriting 
his Wisdom and Virtues ; and, in future Time, may, as 
he is now, be justly revered by his Subjects; transmit- 
ting to the latest Posterity his illustrious Example and 
the Appellation of the best of Sovereigns ; Swaying the 
Scepter amidst the Acclamations of a most grateful free 
and Happy People, are the truely cordial Wishes, and 
zealous Hopes, of your Majesty's very dutiful, loyal and 
affectionate Subjects. 

Council Chamber 
9 th March 1763 

M r Clifton presented to the House a Bill intituled an 
to amend and Act to amend and continue an Act intituled an Act to 

continue the , • , 

Act to makinfif prevent frauds in the making of Lumber And the same 

Reed, a read was rece i ve d anc ^ rea d the first Time and ordered to be 
lBtTime read a secon d Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time — 
Tim/aEd com- ^ nc * t^e ^iH was accordingly read a second Time. 

mitted- 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed, 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on the twenty fourth Instant. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1763. 41 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris n° Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 12 Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till Monda) 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 14 Martii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 15 Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



46 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) ' 

Die Mercurii 16 Martii 1763 

A Message from the Commons House by M r M c - 
Bui fm. corns. Keithen ; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

House to amend 

the Road Act- intituled an Act to amend an Act for explaining and 
amending an Act to impower the several Surveyers there- 
in named to lay out public Roads in the Province of 
Georgia so far as the said Act relates to the Districts of 
Midway Darian and great Ogechee and for appointing 
additional Surveyers for S l Andrews Parish: And the 

Read the fint same was read the first Time and ordered to be read a 
Second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time on the 
first Day of August next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7\, Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 17 Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 18 Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1763. 47 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbati 19 Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae 21 Martii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 22 Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 23 Martii 1763 . 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



48 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 24 Martii 1763 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SSSm Sun 1 " into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act to amend 
wntflft and continue an Act intituled an Act to prevent Fraud.* 
Lumber- in the making of Lumber ; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Clifton reported that 

eS^e^dmtthe Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

SVSSSSd- Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 



be Ingrossed 



And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 25 Martii 1763 

Bin to amend The Ingrossed Bill intituled an Act to amend and con 
A°1fTnSdUtmue an Act intituled an Act to prevent Frauds in th< 
thXS Time * * making of Lumber was read a Third Time. 



And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
Pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



MARCH, 1763. 49 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
oSLiTiiJSie. House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r James 
Read in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly 25 th March 1763 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having been informed that the Governour 
2££2|^ho2£ of South Carolina hath lately issued Warrants for sur- 
?S*£2l?£S?' veying divers large Tracts of Land on the South Side 
SSuto'tte'" of the River Alatamaha, and being of Opinion that the 
t^rlEda to granting those Lands by the Governour of South Caro- 
tfa« Al at amaha . Una will create Disputes of pernicious Tendency between 
this Province and the Province of South Carolina, and 
not only prove injurious to, but also retard the Settle- 
ment of, this Province, and the Frontier Countrey to the 
Southward thereof, if ceded to the King of great Britain 
by the King of Spain upon a Peace : This House there- 
fore desires your House will please to appoint a Com- 
mittee of your House to join a Committee of this House 
in preparing Instructions to the Agent to sollicit the 
Affairs of this Province in great Britain, to use his ut- 
most Endeavours and most strenuous Efforts to put a 
Stop to a Proceeding productive of the most fatal Conse- 
quences to this Province And if your Honours please to 
join therein this House desires you'l appoint your Num- 
ber Time and Place. 

The Committee of this House are, James Read, Alex r 
M c Keithen Henry Yonge, Noble Wimberly Jones 
& Joseph Gibbons Esq™ 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, viz 1 , 

4 c r— vol 17 



50 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Upper House of Assembly 25 th March 1763. 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message desiring that this House 
coSS'noQMB w ^" a PP°i n t a Committee to join a Committee of your 
co^tto©-* House in preparing Instructions to the Agent sollicking 
the Affairs of this Province in great Britain to use his 
utmost Endeavours and most strenuous Efforts to put a 
Stop to the Proceeding of the Governour of South Caro- 
lina in issuing Warrants for surveying Lands on the 
south Side of the River Alatamaha This House doth 
agree thereto and hath appointed a Committee accord- 
ingly to meet in the Room adjoining the Council Cham- 
ber at five o'Clock this Afternoon. 

Committee. Noble Jones, Francis Harris, William Clif- 
ton, and Clement Martin Esquires. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 26 Martii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 28 Martii 1763 
M r Clifton from the Committee appointed to join a 



MARCH, 1763. 51 

j^^rt tB ^ Committee of the Commons House in preparing Instruc- 
SmtSd*? potions to the Agent sollicking the Affairs of this Province 
to^Afwit in great Britain to use his utmost Endeavours and most 
strenuous Efforts to put a Stop to the Proceeding of the 
Governour of South Carolina in issuing Warrants for 
surveying Lands on the South Side of the River Alata- 
maha; Reported that the joint Committee had come to 
sundry Resolutions which he was directed to report to 
the House and he read the same in his Place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table where the said Resolu- 
A*reedto. tions were read twice and agreed to by the House and 
are as follows, viz 1 , 

Resolved That the Committee of Correspondence 
SS^toSTthebe directed to write without Loss of Time to the Agent 
■aid commit- acquainting him that it is generally and confidently re- 
ported in South Carolina, which Report is strengthned 
by a Letter from Charles Town to a Gentleman here, 
that the Governour and Council of that Province have 
come to a Resolution to grant the Lands on the South 
Side of the River Alatamaha notwithstanding it is ex- 
pected they either are or soon will be annexed to this 
Province. 

Resolved That the Agent be directed by the said 
Committee (in case this Report should be confirmed of 
which they are required to take the most early Oppor- 
tunity to acquaint him) to use his utmost Endeavours 
and most strenuous Efforts to put a Stop to a Proceed- 
ing productive of the most fatal Consequences to the 
present and future Prosperity of this Province; and if 
necessary that he do retain his Majesty's Attorney and 
Sollicitor general and such other Council as he may judge 
proper to enforce his Sollicitations relative to this Mat- 
ter as the Case may require; and in the mean Time 'till 
such authentic Proofs can be obtained that the said Com- 



62 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

mittee do apprise the Agent thereof that he may be pre- 
pared and take such previous Steps as he may think Ex- 
pedient. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia*, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 29° Martii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 30 Martii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Gedrgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 31 Martii 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



A 



APRIL, 1763. 53 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris i° Aprilis 1763 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 2° Aprilis 1763 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 4 Aprilis 1763 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Noble 
I^oSiSTho: Wimberly Jones; that the Commons House have passed 
a Bill intituled an Act for granting to his Majesty the 
Sum of One thousand nine hundred and thirty four 
Pounds nine Shillings for the Use and Support of the 
Government of Georgia for the Year one thousand seven 
hundred and sixty three to be raised at certain Rates as 
therein mentioned and for the more effectual collecting 
of Arrears ; to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
- JA *_ * Honourable House and the said Bill was read the first 

Read the first 

Time and ordered to be read a Second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



ted- 



64 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 5 Aprilis 1763 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
t« Bui n»d • an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 

aecond Time , 

andcommit^ thousand nine hundred and thirty four Pounds nine 
Shillings for the Use and Support of the Government 
of Georgia for the Year one thousand seven hundred 
and sixty three to be raised at certain Rates as therein 
mentioned and for the more effectual collecting of Ar- 
rears; was read a Second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 6° Aprilis 1763 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
Houaa in com- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Corn- 
Tax bai- mons House intituled an Act for granting to his Majesty 
the Sum of one thousand nine hundred and thirty four 
Pounds nine Shillings for the Use and Support of the 
Government of Georgia for the Year One thousand seven 
hundred and sixty three to be raised at certain Rates as 



APRIL, 1763. 55 

therein mentioned and for the more effectual collecting 
of Arrears ; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Clifton reported that 

Jjf^^^J-the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 

directed to report the same to the House without any 

Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 7 Aprilis 1763 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bm wad • and Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of one 
thousand nine hundred and thirty four Pounds nine 
Shillings for the Use and Support of the Government 
of Georgia for the Year One thousand seven hundred 
and sixty three to be raised at certain Rates as therein 
mentioned and for the more effectual collecting of Ar- 
rears; was read a third Time. 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
*to^ House by the Master in Chancery to return the said 
Bill and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to 
the same without any Amendment. 



Coma. House. 



56 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

Die Jovis post Merediem 7 Aprilis 1763 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House and 
SS^^S^M 1 " Speaker with the Commons House attending his Ex- 
thLftStoStiS tellencv was pleased to give his Assent to the following 

Billavfct. .-,.„ '. t 

Bills, viz 1 , 

An Act for regulating a Work House for the Custody 
Act- and Punishment of Negroes, 

An Act for impowering the general Court of Pleas to 
Acttoimpower grant Writs of Partition of Lands and Tenements held 

thegenl. Court ^. m _. 

toRTjnt writa m Coparcenary, Joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Com- 
mon in this Province, and appointing the Method of 
Proceeding therein. 

An Act to prevent the bringing into and spreading of con- 
Act to prevent tagious Distempers in this Province and to oblige Ves- 
tempers Ac- se j s going out of any Port within the same first to pro- 
duce for that Purpose a Passport from the Governour 
or Commander in chief for the time being and to pre- 
vent the Harbouring of sick Sailors and others. 

An Act for preventing fraudulent Mortgages and Con- 
▼ent** pjj^ veyances and for making valid all Deeds and Convey- 
£ages ^c^ ances heretofore made in Respect to any Defect in the 

Form or Manner of making thereof. 

An Act for amending an Act for constituting and divid- 
amendfajthe m & ^e severa l Districts and Divisions of this Province 
Parish Act- j nto Parishes and for establishing religious Worship 
therein according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the 
Church of England And also for impowering the 
Church Wardens and Vestrymen of the respective Par- 
ishes to assess Rates for the Repair of Churches the 
Relief of the Poor and other Parochial Services and for 
enlarging the public burial Ground at Savannah and 
inclosing the same. 



APRIL, 1763. 57 

£2^*^*25?* An Act to prevent Damages which may arise from Dams 
$52j!!? of or Banks for reserving or stopping Water. 

An Act to prevent Persons throwing Ballast or Rubbish 
RubbfehAc* 1 * or falling Trees into the Rivers or navigable Creeks 
toto Rive« within this Province and for keeping clear the Channels 

of the same. 

Aetforcontiii-^ n ^^ * or cont i nu * n g an d amending an Act of the gen- 
nfajanActfor era i Assembly cf this Province for regulating the As- 
bJJJS^ size of Bread. 

An Act to impower the Commissioners appointed in and 
oStcSSttSdto ^ an Act of the general Assembly of this Province 
SJJJJjfjt intituled an Act for repairing of Christ Church in Sa- 

vannah to lay out a Spot of Ground for erecting a Par- 
ish Church thereon and to remove the present Market 
and to lay out a Spot of Ground for re-erecting the 
same. 



An Act to amend an Act to prevent the building of 

Act to prevent 



Act to amend Wooden Chimneys in the Town of Savannah the Re- 



en chimney. P a * r °f these already built and to provide against Ac- 
* c * cidents of Fire. 

An Act for holding special or extraordinary Courts of 
JJJfJ* Common Pleas for the Trial of Causes arising between 
ofpiew- Merchants Dealers and others, and Ship-masters, Su- 

percargoes and other transient Persons. 

An Ordinance appointing the Honourable William Knox 
pofcfSXwST Esq 1 " Agent to sollicit the Affairs of this Province in 

KnoxEsqr. . -,-» ., . 

A*ent- great Britain. 

An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 

Tax Act. thousand nine hundred and thirty four Pounds nine 

Shillings for the Use and Support of the Government 

of Georgia for the Year one thousand seven hundred 



58 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

and sixty three to be raised at certain Rates as therein 
mentioned and for the more effectual collecting of Ar- 
rears. 

After which his Excellency was pleased to make a 
Speech to both Houses as follows viz 1 

Gentlemen of the Council, 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Commons House of 
Assembly, 



His Excellen- 
cy's Speech 
both" 



I return you thanks for preserving that Degree of 
■ te Unanimity and Temper which has subsisted during this 
very long Session; such Conduct, Gentlemen, you will 
generally find to answer the best Purposes for the good 
of the Community. 

But I hope, at our next Meeting, that Business will 
have quicker Dispatch, and the Tax Bill be passed earlier. 

I am certain the one will be more convenient to your 
Selves and think the othe (Blc) other will be so to your 
Constituents in general. 

After which his Excellency spake as follows 

Gentlemen 

It is my Pleasure that this general Assembly be pro- 
Oeni. Anembiy rogued to Tuesday the fifth Day of July next to be then 
ShjSyTws. here held for the Dispatch of Business and the same is 

accordingly prorogued to Tuesday the fifth Day of July 

next. 



NOVEMBER, 1763. 59 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Copy of the Journals of the upper House met in general 
Assembly on Monday 2i rt November 1763. 

Cha 1 Watson C. G. A. 
GEORGIA 

Secretary's Office. 

A true Copy taken from the Original 
Certified by. 

John Taixey D 7 Sec 7 

In the Gov'' 8 Letter 
of 26 May 1764. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA 

Journal of the upper House met in general Assembly 
on Monday the Twenty first Day of November 1763. 
Being the Third Session of the fourth general Assembly 
in and for the Province of Georgia appointed to meet 
at Savannah. 

Die Lunae 21 Novembris 1763. 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o' Clock. 



60 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 22 Novembris 1763 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master in 
Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber immediately And M r Speaker with the Com- 
mons House attending his Excellency made a Speech to 
both Houses and then Left the House 

M r President reported that his Excellency the Gover- 
nour had made a Speech to both Houses, of which M r 
President said, to prevent Mistakes, he had Obtained a 
Copy which was read to the House and is as follows 



Honourable Gentlemen 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Commons House of 
Assembly 

The Time of our Meeting in general Assembly has 
HfaExeeiiy's b^ 11 considerably delayed by my being obliged (in obe- 
i£raa<» JSr * dience to his Majesty's Royal Commands) to attend the 
Congress with the Southern Governours Captain Stuart 
the Superintendant and the different Tribes of Indians 
at Augusta in order to Cultivate and promote a more 
firm and permanent Peace and Friendship between his 
Majesty and the Southern Nations of Indians And I have 
the pleasure to acquaint you that as well as the general 
Benefit resulting therefrom this Province has Acquired 
considerable Advantage particularly in the Extention of 
our Western Boundary by a voluntary Cession of Lands 
made to his Majesty by the Creek Indians ; And I think 
the Basis is laid for establishing Matters between Us on 
a much more solid Footing than they have ever hereto- 
fore been. And for your further Satisfaction I shall 



Assembly 



NOVEMBER, 1763. 61 

order a Copy of the Treaty settled and agreed upon at 
the late Congress to be laid before you. 

Gentlemen 

This being our first Meeting in general Assembly since 
the Conclusion of the Peace with France and Spain give 
me Leave (though late) to congratulate you on the happy 
Event, so glorious to his Majesty and the Arms of great 
Britain and so particularly beneficial to these Southern 
Provinces. 

We are happy, Gentlemen in the Consequences of this 
Peace also in the great Probability and Prospect of a 
Continuance of Peace and Friendship with the several 
Nations of Indians, for even the Creeks whose fidelity 
was most to be suspected, have given the strongest Marks 
and Assurances of their pacific and good Intentions ; and 
we are Still more happy in a general Harmony and Con- 
fidence amongst our Selves. 

Therefore let us consider what Measures are in our 
Power which may best promote the general Welfare and 
Prosperity of the Province in which I shall be always 
ready to give my hearty Concurrence. And would recom- 
mend it to you to consider of and frame a Bill for the 
Punishment of Vagabonds and other idle and disorderly 
Persons ; Also a Bill to prevent Lotteries and Gaming. 

Gentlemen of the Commons House of Assembly. 

I have no Demands to make nor any particular Article 
of Expence to desire you to provide for. I shall direct 
an Account of the Produce of the last years Tax to be 
laid before you, and the usual Estimate for the Service 
of the Current Year. 

Gentlemen 
The Season being so far advanced I hope will be an 



62 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Inducement to give dispatch, and I have no kind of 
Doubt but the great Unanimity which has hitherto sub- 
sisted will still continue. 

Ja: Wright 

Savannah in Georgia Council Chamber 
November the 22 d 1763 

Resolved, Nemine dissentiente, That an Address of 
Thanks be drawn up and presented to his Excellency the 
Governour for his affectionate Speech to both Houses. 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour 
upon the said Resolution, and that M r Powell M r Martin 
M r Eliott and M r Clifton be the Committee. 

Ordered That his Excellency the Governour's Speech 
be referred to the said Committee. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 23 Novembris 1763 

M r Powell from the Committee appointed to draw up 
an Address to his Excellency the Governour reported that 
the Committee had prepared an Address accordingly, 
which they had directed him to report when the honoura- 
ble House will he pleased to receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received. 

And M r Powell read the same in his place and after- 



NOVEMBER, 1763. 63 

wards delivered it in at the Table where the Address 
was read and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed. 

The ingrossed Address to his Excellency the Gover- 
nour being read 

Ordered That the same be entred in the Journals 

To his Excellency James Wright Esquire Captain 
General and Governour in Chief of his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia. 

The Humble Address of the upper House of Assem- 
bly. 

May it please your Excellency 

We his Majesty's most Dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
^^Ho^Lfto Council of Georgia in general Assembly met beg Leave 
%^w' th ° to return your Excellency Thanks for your affectionate 
Speech to both Houses. 

It is with great Pleasure we learn from your Excel- 
lency that the Consequences of the late Congress promise 
Us a permanent Peace and Friendship with the Savage 
Nations that surround us And to be of general Benefit as 
well as of particular Moment to this Province: in this 
Light we look upon the Cession made by Creeks of the 
Lands heretofore in Dispute, an Event which Although 
essentially necessary to the Interest and Tranquility of 
the Colony, yet from many concurring Circumstances we 
despaired of being effected : Amidst the Satisfaction such 
a Desirable Cession must naturally exite in us permit us 
Sir to express our most unfeigned and gratefull Thanks 
on that Occasion to your Excellency, to whose unwearied 
and zealous Endeavours for our Welfare we must justly 
attribute the Success of this Negotiation. 



64 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The Assurance your Excellency gives that the Treaty 
shall be laid before Us Yields us much Satisfaction. 

We most Sincerely join with your Excellency in our 
Sentiments of the late Peace the very effectual Benefits 
derived from it are doubtless inestimable Blessings both 
to this and the other Southern Provinces: the Prospect 
of a Continuance of Friendship with the Indians in a 
particular Manner effects us, and must afford Us great 
Ease and Happiness. 

Our Duty and Inclination will naturally induce us to 
concur in any Measure that may tend to promote the 
general Good of the Province : and your Excellency may 
be assured of our Compliance therewith, in particular 
with Respect to the two very necessary Bills you have 
mentioned and that we shall always study to preserve 
that Unanimity recommended by your Excellency and 
of which you give Us so candid and worthy an Example. 

Ordered That M r President do sign the Address. 

Ordered That M r Martin and M r Clifton do wait on 
his Excellency the Governour to know when he will 
please to be attended by this House with their Address. 

M r Martin reported to the House that his Excellency 
the Governour having been waited on, pursuant to order 
to know when he would receive this House with their 
Address had been pleased to appoint One o'Clock this 
Afternoon. 

And then the House adjourned to at- 
tend his Excellency the Governour and 
present their Address and till to Mor- 
row Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



NOVEMBER, 1763. 6* 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 24 Novembris 1763 

M r President reported that the House had attended 
his Excellency the Governour and presented their Ad- 
dress which his Excellency received very kindly and 
was pleased to give the following Answer viz* 

Honourable Gentlemen 

Your very obliging Address merits my most grateful 
§MGovernn. Acknowledgements. I feel the greatest Satisfaction in 
Addre« of tfa« Your Approbation of my Endeavours for his Majesty's 
Service and the prosperity of this Province and to pro- 
mote the one and deserve the other will always be my 
Ambition. 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 25 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 26 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

5 c r— vol 17 



66 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 28 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Martis 29 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 30 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis i° Decembris 1763 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 



DECEMBER, 1763. W 

House: and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and it is as follows viz 1 



I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
triS^B^m until Tuesday the Sixth Day of this instant And the 
said House is hereby adjourned accordingly. Savannah 
1* December 1763. 

To the Honourable the President and 
Members of his Majesty's Honourable Council 

And the House accordingly adjourned 
until Tuesday the Sixth Instant Eleven 
O'Clock in the Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 6° Decembris 1763° 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 7 Decembris 1763* 



The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clodc 



«8 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

F?' 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 8° Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'clock. 



1 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 9 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati io° Decembris 1763^ 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. .. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunse 12 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1763. 69 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 13 Decembris 1763* 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. t Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 14 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7\, Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 15 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 16 Decembris 1763 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and is as follows viz 1 



70 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the Upper House of Assembly 
rfthenpper until Tuesday the tenth day of January next then to 
meet for the Dispatch of Business and it is accordingly 
adjourned. 

Given under my hand at Savannah the 
Sixteenth Day of December 1763. 

Ja: Wright 
To the honourable the President 
and Members of the Upper House 

And the House accordingly adjourned 
till Tuesday the 10 th Jan' 7 next Eleven 
O'Clock in the Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis io° Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii n° Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1764. Tl 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 12° Januarii 1764° 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 13° Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 14 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 16° Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



72 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 



Bill fm. the 
Coma. House 
to direct Ex- 
ecrs. <fe Ad- 
minrs- <fcc. 



Reed the first 
Time. 



Die Martis 17 Januarii 1764 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Henry 
Yonge that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tituled an Act to direct Executors and Administrators 
in the Manner and Method or returning Inventories and 
Accounts of their Testator's and Intestate's Estates And 
for the better settling and explaining the Nature and 
Duty of their offices and all other Persons who shall or 
may be intrusted with the Care and Management of 
Minors and other Estates : to which they desire the Con- 
currence of this honourable House: And the same was 
read the first Time and ordered to be read a Second 
time. 



Ordered 
to Morrow. 



That the said Bill be read a Second time 



A Message from the Commons House by M r M c Gilliv- 
Biu fm. come. ray that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 

Housetosup- J L 

cress Lotteries an Act to SU pp re ss Lotteries and prevent other excessive 
and deceitful Gaming; to which they desire the Concur- 
rence of this Honourable House. And the same was 

Re»d the first read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 

Time. 

time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 



And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1764. 73 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T„ Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 18 Januarii 1764 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
S<S. d JS t u'ed an Act to direct Executors and Administrators in 
^Sh^Sc^S the Manner and Method of returning Inventories and Ac- 
counts of their Testator's and Intestate's Estates And 
for the better settling and explaining the Nature and 
Duty of their offices And all other Persons who shall or 
may be intrusted with the Care and Management of 
Minors and other Estates; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be Committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

mdo committed. r _ . . T T 

of y* whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 



Lottery Bill 



The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
J2dTiJ2!«i uled an Act to suppress Lotteries and prevent other 
*~ excessive and deceitful Gaming was read a Second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

4tod committed* <• .« 11 tt 

of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Tuesday the 31* Instant. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



66 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T„ Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 28 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 29 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 30 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jo vis i° Decembris 1763 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 



DECEMBER, 1763. *7 

House: and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and it is as fallows viz 1 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
Adjournment ||fflt j| Tuesday the Sixth Day of this instant And the 
said House is hereby adjourned accordingly. Savannah 
i Bt December 1763. 

To the Honourable the President and 
Members of his Majesty's Honourable Council 

And the House accordingly adjourned 
until Tuesday the Sixth Instant Eleven 
O'Clock in the Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 6° Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 7 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



66 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Lunae 28 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Martis 29 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Mercurii 30 Novembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis i° Decembris 1763 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 



DECEMBER, 1763. *7 

House: and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and it is as fallows viz* 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
riZSZHSL until Tuesday the Sixth Day of this instant And the 
said House is hereby adjourned accordingly. Savannah 
1* December 1763. 

To the Honourable the President and 
Members of his Majesty's Honourable Council 

And the House accordingly adjourned 
until Tuesday the Sixth Instant Eleven 
O'Clock in the Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 6° Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 7 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



«S JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

1*' 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 8° Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'clock. 



t 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 9 Decembris 1763° 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati io° Decembris 1763^ 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. .. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae 12 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1763. 69 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 13 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 14 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 15 Decembris 1763 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



' (From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 16 Decembris 1763 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and is as follows viz* 



70 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the Upper House of Assembly 
g^enpp«r until Tuesday the tenth day of January next then to 
meet for the Dispatch of Business and it is accordingly 
adjourned. 

Given under my hand at Savannah the 
Sixteenth Day of December 1763. 

Ja: Wright 
To the honourable the President 
and Members of the Upper House 

And the House accordingly adjourned 
till Tuesday the 10 th Jan' 7 next Eleven 
O'Clock in the Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis io° Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii ii° Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1764. Tl 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 12 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 13 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 14 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7V, Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 16 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



minis. <fcc« 



72 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Martis 17 Januarii 1764 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Henry 
coE^BSuse Yonge that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
.a Ad-" tituled an Act to direct Executors and Administrators 
in the Manner and Method or returning Inventories and 
Accounts of their Testator's and Intestate's Estates And 
for the better settling and explaining the Nature and 
Duty of their offices and all other Persons who shall or 
may be intrusted with the Care and Management of 
Minors and other Estates : to which they desire the Con- 
currence of this honourable House: And the same was 
Retd the fl«t read the first Time and ordered to be read a Second 

Time. 

time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a Second time 
to Morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r M c Gilliv- 
bm fm. coma. ray that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 

House to sup- J L 

prass Lotteries an A ct to SU pp re ss Lotteries and prevent other excessive 
and deceitful Gaming; to which they desire the Concur- 
rence of this Honourable House. And the same was 

Read the first read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 

Time. 

time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



BUI to direct 

Execrs. and 
Adminrg- &c 



JANUARY, 1764. 73 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 18 Januarii 1764 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act to direct Executors and Administrators in 
the Manner and Method of returning Inventories and Ac- 
counts of their Testator's and Intestate's Estates And 
for the better settling and explaining the Nature and 
Duty of their offices And all other Persons who shall or 
may be intrusted with the Care and Management of 
Minors and other Estates; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be Committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

mud committed. - . . T T 

of y e whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
J^dT^lnd u 'ed an Act to suppress Lotteries and prevent other 

Tim© - ~ 

excessive and deceitful Gaming was read a Second Time. 
And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed. 
Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

mnd committed. of ^ ^^ ^^ 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Tuesday the 31 st Instant. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



74 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 19 Januarii 1764 

The House was adjourned during pleasure and put 
mm!! SbST" into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Corn- 
ea aJu*" mons House intituled an Act to direct Executors and 
Administrators in the Manner and Method of returning 
Inventories and Accounts of their Testator's and In- 
testate's Estates And for the better settling and explain- 
ing the Nature and duty of their offices : And all other 
Persons who shall or may be intrusted with the Care and 
Management of Minors and other Estates. 

After some time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Clifton reported 
S^mSTbe *k at the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill 
•ppota^torft an d desire another Time may be appointed for them 
to sit again. 

Ordered That this House shall be put into a Com- 
mittee again to proceed on the said Bill on Thursday 
next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 20 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1764. 75 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbat i 21 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 23 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 24 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 25 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



76 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 26 Januarii 1764 

M r Attorney general presented to the House a Bill 
tof^h« ed i nt i tu l e d an Act for further amending and explaining 
SSJkrfAdt^ an Act intituled an Act for better regulating the Market 

in the Town of Savannah, and the same was received and 
1st Time- read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 

Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
Hou»eforPan-by M r Noble Wimberly Tones: that the Commons house 

iahment of J J J 

vagabonds have passed a Bill intituled an Act for the Punishment 
of Vagabonds and other idle and disorderly Persons: 
and for erecting Prisons or Places of Security in the 
several Parishes therein mentioned : And for preventing 
Trespasses on Lands of the Crown, or Lands reserved 
for the Indians ; And for the more effectual Suppressing 
and Punishing Persons bartering with the Indians in the 
Woods: to which they desire the Concurrence of this 

Read the flmt Honourable House: And the said Bill was read the first 
Time and ordered to be read a Second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time to 
Morrow. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
g^^w^^into a Committee to Consider further of the ingrossed 
mfn^'Bui^" Bill from the Commons House intituled an Act to direct 
Executors and Administrators in the Manner and Method 
of returning Inventories and Accounts of their Tes- 
tator's and Intestate's. Estates And for the better set- 
tling and explaining the Nature and duty of their offices : 



Bfll 



JANUARY, 1764. 77 

And all other Persons who shall or may be intrusted 
with the Care and Management of Minors and other 
Estates. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed And M r Clifton reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the Honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



Amendments 
made to Ezeer. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 27 Januarii 1764 

M r Clifton from the Committee of the whole House 

reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 

^o^todto 22 from the Commons House intituled an Act to direct Ex- 
oa8e ~~ ecutors and Administrators in the Manner and Method 

of returning Inventories and Accounts of their Testa- 
tor's and Intestates Estates, And^ for the better settling 
and explaining the Nature and duty of their offices And 
all other Persons who shall or may be intrusted with 
the Care and Management of Minors and other Estates : 
Agreed to. which Amendments being read twice were agreed to 
by the House. 



It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act to 

'direct Executors and Administrators in the Manner and 

Method of returning Inventories and Accounts of their 



78 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

Testator's and Intestates Estates And for allowing them 
and all other Persons who shall or may be intrusted with 
the Care and Management of Minors and other Estates 
to Charge Commissions thereon. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time on 
Tuesday next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
vjg»bondBui uled an Act for the Punishment of Vagabonds and Other 
t* 1116 " idle and disorderly Persons and for erecting Prisons or 

Places of Security in the several Parishes therein men- 
tioned, and for preventing Trespasses on Lands of the 
Crown or Lands reserved for the Indians: And for 
the more effectual suppressing and punishing Persons 
bartering with the Indians in the Woods; was read a 
second time 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

and committed. r . , , TT 

of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Tuesday next. 

The Bill intituled an Act for further amending and 
^fiSStjJct explaining an Act intituled an Act for better regulating 
^^•econd t j, e Market in the Town of Savannah was read a Second 
Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

•nd committed. Q f the whole HoUSC. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Wednesday next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1764. 79 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 28 Januarii 1764 

The House adjourned till Tuesday next 
Monday being a State Holiday. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Martis 31 Januarii 1764 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
— Bi^^ld a uled an Act to direct Executors and Administrators in 
third Time- t ^ e Manner and Method of returning Inventories and 
Accounts of their Testator's and Intestates Estates and 
for allowing them and all other Persons who shall or may 
be intrusted with the Care and Management of Minors 
and other Estates to Charge Commissions thereon: was 
read a Third Time. 

▲nd pawed. ^ nc * ^ e Q ues ^ on was P ut "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
HoSse^oJtiSiir House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
Amendments— and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made by 
this House thereto. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
H©^incom-j nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
Ii0tt * r]rBflH " mons House intituled an Act to suppress Lotteries and 
prevent other excessive and deceitful Gaming. 



80 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported 
JJJJjJfg^j that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 
Amended ~ some Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the Same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
Jggjj to Comm put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
vagmbandBm-j^jjs House intituled an Act for the Punishment of Vaga- 
bonds and other idle and disorderly Persons: and for 
erecting Prisons or Places of Security in the several 
Parishes therein mentioned, And for preventing Tres- 
passes on Lands of the Crown or Lands reserved for the 
Indians: And for the more effectual suppressing and 
punishing Persons bartering with the Indians in the 
Woods : 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Jones reported that 
the Committee had made some progress in the Bill and 
desire another Time may be appointed for them to sit 
again. 

Another Time Ordered That this House shall be put into a Com- 
Ituimto-* mittee again to proceed on the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning ten O'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 



81 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii i° Februarii 1764 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 
^ SdTto ^ y* reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
Lottery v? 1 from the Commons House intituled an Act to suppress 
Lotteries and prevent other excessive and deceitful Gam- 
►ing; which Am 
to by the House. 



££»dmig8ed to ing ; which Amendments being read twice were agreed 



Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 



BUI 



The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
•eminininto a Committee to Consider further of the inerossed 

itteeon & 

'aarabond Bill from the Commons House intituled an Act for the 
Punishment of Vagabonds and other idle and disorderly 
Persons : and for erecting Prisons or Places of Security 
in the several Parishes therein mentioned : And for pre- 
venting Trespasses on Lands of the Crown or Lands re- 
served for the Indians : And for the more effectual Sup- 
pressing and Punishing Persons bartering with the In- 
dians in the Woods. 



Bill gone 
thrown and 



After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Jones reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made some 
Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Wednesday 
next. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 

6 c r— rol 17 



82 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

House in Com- P 11 * * nto a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act for 
to2£e3ti£ fur ther Amending and explaining an Act intituled an 
itoketAc*- Act for ^^ TtguiBt j xlg the Market in the Town of Sa- 
vannah. 

After some Time 



through an 
amended— 



The House was resumed, And M r Clifton reported that 

g^j^^ the Committee had gone thfough the Bill and made some 

Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 

when the honourable house will please to receive the 

same. 

Ordered That the report be received to Morrow. 

And the House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 2 Februarii 1764 

M r Clifton from the Committee of the Whole House 

Amendments reported the Amendments made to the Bill intituled an 

a^d°BiiSket Act for further amending and explaining an Act intituled 

tn ~~ an Act for better regulating the Market in the Town of 

Savannah: Which Amendments being read twice were 

And agreed to. agreed to by the House. 

prderedtobe Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 

ingrossed* 

Lottery Bin The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 

read a third A _. _ , , 

Time- an Act to Suppress Lotteries and prevent other excessive 

■■* and deceitful Gaming was read a third Time. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 83 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
currencetn 1 ' and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Henry Yonge in the following Words viz 1 



Bill sent to 



Honourable Gentlemen, 



Message fm. 
Coma. House 
that they had 
resolved an 
(sic) 
Address of 
Thanks to bis 
KcosUy. for his 
Assiduity to 

KS^iauiy This House having come to a Resolution to present 
Sna^Laris' an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour 
Se^SSiw a£ for his Assiduity in pursuing every proper Measure in 
taking Place- his Power for preventing the pernicious Consequences 



and 



which would unavoidably ensue to this Province if the 
Grants of the Governour of South Carolina for the Lands 
to the South of the River Alatamaha should take place; 
This House therefore Desire the Concurrence of your 

a^a^BSBt&vsas filial 

Houeetojoin Honourable House therein, and that you will please to 
cm appoint a Committee of your House to join a Committee 

of this to prepare the said address 

Commons House of Assembly 
2 d Feb" 7 1764. 

Committee, M r Joseph Ottolenghe, M* Joseph Gibbons 
& M r Henry Yonge. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



84 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 3 Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. f Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Sabbati 4 Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 6° Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 7 Februarii 1764 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Joseph Gibbons in the following Words viz* 



._ fm. 

Coots. Homee 
to 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 85 

Honourable Gentlemen 

iSSSd^tS 5 This House having taken into Consideration the 

mi-^ Amendments made by your house to the Bill intituled an 

Act to direct Executors and Administrators in the Man- 
ner and Method of returning Inventories and Accounts 
of their Testator's and Intestates Estates and for allow- 
ing them and all other Persons who shall or may be in- 
trusted with the Care and Management of Minors and 
other Estates to charge Commissions thereon, Have 
agreed to the said Amendments 

This House have also taken into Consideration the 
ajso to Amend- Amendments made by your house to the Bill intituled an 

ments made in J / , 

Lottery Bill- Act to suppress Lotteries and prevent other excessive and 
deceitful Gaming: and have agreed to the said Amend- 
ments. 

Commons House of Assembly 6 tb Feb' 7 1764 

A Message was also brought from the Commons House 
H«iiSo£Sd^y ^ e sa *d M r Gibbons; that the Commons House have 
the Road Act- passed a B ;u j nt j tu i ec i an Act to Amend an Act to im- 

power the several Surveyors therein named to lay Out 
public Roads in the province of Georgia so far as the 
said Act relates to the Districts of great Opechee Mid- 
way and Darian and for appointing additional Surveyers 
for S l Andrews Parish to which they desire the Concur- 
rence of this Honourable House : And the Bill was read 
Time the first and ordered to be read a Second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



ss 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



_ to 
Coma. House 
concurring 
with them in 
an Address of 
Thanks to his 
Excellency— 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. f Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 8° Februarii 1764 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 8 th Feb' 7 1764 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message of the 2 d Instant this House 
doth concur with Your House in the Resolution to pre- 
sent an % Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Gov- 
ernour for his Assiduity in pursuing every proper Meas- 
ure in his Power for preventing the pernicious Conse- 
quences which would Unavoidably ensue, to this province 
if the Grants of the Governour of South Carolina for the 
Lands to the South of the River Alatamaha should take 
place: And have accordingly appointed a Committee of 
this House to join a Committee of your House in pre- 
paring the said Address. 



Committee 

[Grey Elliott 
The Hon ,e I James Edw d Powell 
[ Clement Martin 



Esq n 



Bill to amend 
the Road Act 
read ft Second 
Time— 



The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to amend an Act to impower the several Surveyers 
therein named to lay Out public Roads in the Province 
of Georgia so far as the said Act relates to the Districts 
of great Ogechee Midway and Darian and for appointing 
additional Surveyers for S l Andrews Parish was read a 
second Time. 



And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 87 

And committed Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 



made to the 



M r Jones from the Committee of the whole House re- 

ported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 

j£££dfL Bm the Commons House intituled an Act for the Punish- 
ment of Vagabonds and other idle and disorderly Per- 
sons: and for erecting Prisons or Places of Security in 
the several Parishes therein mentioned and for prevent- 
ing Trespasses on Lands of the Crown or Lands reserved 
for the Indians : and for the more effectual suppressing 
and punishing Persons bartering with the Indians in the 
Woods: Which Amendments being read twice were 
agreed to by the house 



agreed to 
by the House. 



It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an 
SSSriL* 11 * Bm Act for the Punishment of Vagabonds and other idle 
and disorderly Persons; and for erecting Prisons or 
Places of Security in the several Parishes of this Prov- 
ince; and for preventing Trespasses on Lands of the 
Crown or Lands reserved for the Indians; and for the 
more effectual suppressing and punishing Persons barter- 
ing with the Indians in the Woods. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time to Mor- 
row. 



A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
co^Ho^iae 3 * M r Read that the Commons House have passed an Ordi- 
w^^ic nance reappointing William Knox Esq' Agent to sol- 
BwAsent licit the Affairs of this p r i nce <»»<) J n great Britain which 

they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House 
Read the first And the same was read the first Time and ordered to be 
read a Second Time. 



88 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a Second Time 
to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



Time- 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis q° Februarii 1764 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
SUT^Wrf 111 an Act for the Punishment of Vagabonds and other idle 
and disorderly Persons; and for erecting Prisons or 
Places of Security in the several Parishes therein men- 
tioned ; and for preventing Trespasses on Lands of the 
Crown or Lands reserved for the Indians ; And for the 
more effectual suppressing and punishing Persons bar- 
tering with the Indians in the Woods : was read a Third 
Time. 



and 



Passed. 



And the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
gent to Coma. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

House for their J J 

the aSSu 8 fa an( * desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
mento ~ by this House thereto. 

The ingrossed Ordinance from the Commons House 
ordinmnee read reappointing William Knox Esq' Agent to sollicit the 
Affairs of this Province in great, Britain was read a 
Second Time. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 89 

And it being proposed that the said Ordinance be com- 
mitted. 

«nd committed. ORDERED That the Ordinance be comitted to a Com- 
mittee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance on Monday next. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
St^OTRuP'into a Committee of the whole House on the ingrossed 
Act— Bill from the Commons House intituled an Act to amend 

an Act to impower the several Surveyers therein named 
to lay Out public Roads in the Province of Georgia so 
far as the said Act relates to the Districts of Great Oge- 
chee Midway and Darian and for appointing additional 
Surveyers for S* Andrews Parish. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed. And M r Clifton reported 
r^ 1 £S!d hro th at the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 
several Amendments thereto which he was directed to 
report when the Honourable House will please to re- 
ceive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Monday 
next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris io° Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



90 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati n° Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(Prom B. P. R. O.—B, of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Lunae 13 Februarii 1764 

M r Clifton from the Committee of the Whole House 
BUHoamwid re P° r ted the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 

the Road Act 
reported- 



mild 



Agreed to. 



from the Commons House intituled an Act to amend an 
Act to impower the Several Surveyers therein named to 
lay out public Roads in the Province of Georgia so far 
as the said Act relates to the districts of great Ogechee 
Midway and Darian and for appointing additional Sur- 
veyers for S l Andrews Parish ; Which Amendments be- 
ing read twice were agreed to by the House. 



It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act 
altered Bm * or f urt h er amending an Act intituled an Act to impower 
the several Surveyers therein named to lay out public 
Roads in the Province of Georgia. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Wed- 
nesday next. 

The ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for further Amend- 

Billtoamend . , , . . . . - , A 

readfthw Act ln S" a explaining an Act intituled an Act for better 
Time- regulating the Market in the Town of Savannah was 

and read a third Time. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 91 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
Houac for their House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 

Concurrence— . . . . « , 

desire their Concurrence thereto. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Read in the following Words viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the Re-. 

com^^HoSro P° rt °* ^e Committee appointed to join a Committee of 

Addreef pre- - vour House to prepare An Address of Thanks to his 

SmrittL'tifs Excellency the Governour for his Assiduity in pursuing 

his I £x«e?iy. every proper Measure in his Power for preventing the 

pernicious Consequences which would unavoidably ensue 

to this Province if the Grants of the Governour of South 

Carolina for the Lands to the South of the River Alata- 

maha should take place; This House have agreed to the 

Report of the said Comittee. 

Commons House of Assembly 
9 th February 1761 

A Message was also brought from the Commons House 
AJ 5S2Sdmlmt8 ky *' ie sa '^ ^ r R ea d ^ at t' ie Commons House have 
vJ^aiiSn^ agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the 
Bfll ~~ ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for the Punishment of 

Vagabonds and other idle and disorderly Persons and 
for erecting Prisons or Places of Security in the Several 
Parishes of this Province: and for preventing Tres- 
passes on Land of the Crown or Lands reserved for the 
Indians ; and for the more effectual suppressing and pun- 
ishing Persons bartering with the Indians in the Woods. 



92 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The House was adjourned during pleasure and put 
5ftt£i£o!d£into a Committee on the ingrossed Ordinance from the 
nmilce ~~ Commons House reappointing William Knox Esq r Agent 

to sollicit the Affairs of this Province in great Britain. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Clifton reported 
2Stfflri!S that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 
ment Amend " he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment ; And he delivered the Ordinance in at 

the Table. 

Mhwri^** 1 O rd EREd That the Ordinance be now read a third 
Time. 



and 



Passed 



And the same was accordingly read a third Time. 

And the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
shall pass ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
c^^HoiSe House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
A^endnient- dinance and acquaint them that this House hath agreed 
to the same without any Amendment. 

M r Elliott from the Committee appointed to join a 
Address pre- Committee of the Commons House in preparing an Ad- 
committee to dress of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour for his 

be presented to 

Repwted^' Assiduity in persuing every proper Measure in his Power 
for preventing the pernicious Consequences that would 
Unavoidably ensue to this province if the Grants of the 
and Governour of South Carolina for the Lands to the South 
of the River Alatamaha should take place ; reported that 
the joint Committee had prepared an Address according- 
ly. And M r Elliott read the same in his Place and after- 



to. 



JL Mtionage to 
Oxni. Hoom 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 93 

wards delivered it in at the Table where the Address was 
read and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the said Address being ingrossed. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 13 th Feb* 7 1764 

M r Speaker 

Upon Report from the Committee of this House ap- 
pointed to join a Committee of your house in preparing 
an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour 
for his Assiduity in pursuing every proper Measure in 
his Power for preventing the pernicious Consequences 
that would unavoidably ensue to this Province if the 
Grants of the Governour of South Carolina for the 
Lands to the South of the River Alatamaha should take 
place : This House doth agree to the Address so prepared. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 14 Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



94 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



Message f m. 
hieJbccelly. 
touching the 
late Murders 
committed at 
long Cat 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 15 Februarii 1764 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House, and he delivered the same in at the Table where 
it was read and is as follows viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I have from Time to Time communicated to you such 
Information as I have received relative to the Murders 
Committed by the Creek Indians at the Long Cane's Set- 
tlement in South Carolina and Although those Murders 
were committed out of this Province Yet we don't know 
what it may lead us into : And in Case the Indians do not 
make Satisfaction agreeable to the third Article of the 
Treaty lately made at Augusta, it will undoubtedly be- 
come a common Cause and this Province not only in- 
volved but in all Probability may feel the first and 
heaviest Effect of a Rupture with them. I have there- 
fore thought it necessary to send a Message to the Com- 
mons House of Assembly on this Subject, a Copy where- 
of I herewith send You for your Concurrence as far as 
may be thought proper and lies with you. 

Ja: Wright 

Sav h in Georgia 15. Feb^ 1764 

Resolved That this House will readily and chearfully 
concur with the Commons House in any Provision they 
may make for the Services recommended by his Excel- 
lency in the said Message. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 96 

ReSolved That an humble Address be presented to 
to Exceu«i>c7 his Excellency the Governour acquainting his Excellency 



Bflltoi 

the Road Act 

read 8d Time 



with the aforegoing Resolution 

Ordered That M r Jones and M r Clifton do present 
the said Address. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to amend an Act to impower the several Survey- 
ers therein named to lay out public Roads in the Prov- 
ince of Georgia so far as the said Act relates to the Dis- 
tricts of great Ogechee Midway and Darian and for ap- 
pointing additional Surveyers for S l Andrews Parish was 
read a Third Time. 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
con^Ho^e House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 



Passed. 



for their Con- 
currence in 
Amendmts. 



M r Attorney general presented to the House a Bill in- 
to^^e^t tituled an Act for further continuing an Act intituled an 
Sfc^ln^Act to prevent Masters of Vessels from carrying off 
offpenoiwin p ersons j n j)^ f rom t hj s Province ; and the same was 

received and read the first Time and ordered to be read 
a Second Time. 

Ordered That that (-lc) the Bill be now read a second 
Time. 



BID presented 



Reed- & read 
the first Tfane 



Bin read a 2d 
Time A corn- 



Arid the Bill was accordingly read a second Time. 
And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed, 



96 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 16 Februarii 1764 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
House in Com- i n t a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act for further 

mittee on the ^ 

said Bill- Continuing an Act intituled an Act to prevent Masters of 
Vessels from carrying off Persons in Debt from this 
Province. 

Aiter some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Clifton reported that 
Bui gone thro', the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
without^ was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 



Amendment- 



Ordered to be Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 

ingrosB cd . 



And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 97 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 17 Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbati 18 Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lume 20 Febntarii 1764 

The Ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for further con- 
Bui to «mtinue tmu j ng an Act i nt i tu i e( } an \ ct to prevent Masters of 

STST^car^ Vessels from carrying off Persons in Debt from this 

ins off Peraons ^ . , a1 . , ,. 

in Debt read a Province, was read a third time. 

third Time 

mnd And the Question was put Whether this Bill shall 

Passed 

pass. 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
fK^tetSeir House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
Concu ™ nce " < dc > desire their concurrence thereto. 

7 c r— vol 17 



98 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Read in the following Words viz 4 

Commons House of Assembly 17 th Feb"" 1764 
Honourable Gentlemen 

This House hath come to a Resolution Nem : con : to 
cSr^of^atP rov ^ e a Sum not exceeding five hundred Pounds Ster- 
JSwedtJfp^ ling to enable his Excellency the Governour to make Pro- 

villa a Snm at 

Money for sub- vision for the Subsistence of such of the Militia of this 

tistance of 

Migaa fa ojm Province as may be thought expedient by his Excellency 

Indiana- to be ordered out and go on actual Service in Case of a 

Rupture with the Indians, at Six Pence by the Day for 

And desire each Man: to which Resolution this House doth desire 

currence the Concurrence of your House. 

A Message was also brought from the Commons House 

Ho^hS^by the said Mr Read that the Commons House have 

SSendmte. agreed to the Amendments made by this House in the 

•mend Road to Bill intituled an Act to Amend An Act to impower the 

Several Surveyers therein named to lay out public Roads 

in the Province of Georgia so far as the said Act relates 

to the districts of great Ogechee Midway and Darian and 

for appointing additional Surveyers for S l Andrews 

Parish. 

Also that the Commons House have agreed to the Bill 
And had agreed intituled An Act for further amending and explaining an 
amend Market A ct intituled an Act for better regulating the Market in 

Act wth some 

Amendmts. the Town of Savannah : with some Amendments to 
which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of the 
Honourable House. 

Also that the Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
Siyjaaaed'a tituled an Act to enable the Commissioners appointed by 
thecomiam. An Act of the general Assembly of this Province intit- 
airtrt^arch uled an Act for repairing of Christ Church in Savannah 
ifaterSEr to dispose of such Materials as have Already been pro- 



FEBRUARY, 1764. »9 

vided for rebuilding the said Church in Savannah and 
to place out at Interest the Moneys arising by sale there- 
of together with the Moneys provided by several Acts 
of Assembly for repairing or rebuilding of the said 
Church and now in the hands of the Treasurer; to 
which they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 
Biu re*d i«t House : And the said Bill was read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a Second Time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 20 th February 1764 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message dated the 17 th Instant this 
I cSUfno^in House doth readily concur with Your House in the 

iu*ohrtta t of !r Resolution to provide a Sum not exceeding five hundred 
StoSSSfOT Ub " Pound Sterling to enable his Excellency the Governour 
Mfhtia tQ make provision for the Subsistence of such of the 

Militia of this Province as may be thought expedient by 
his Excellency to be ordered out and go on actual Serv- 
ice in Case of a Rupture with the Indians at Six pence 
by the Day for each Man. 

Also a Message was sent to the Commons House 
Ateoa**eein* agreeing to the Amendments made to the Bill intituled 

to Amendmte. A ° r - , ,. , , . . . 

toB«u to amend an Act for further amending and explaining an Act in- 
tituled an Act for better regulating the Market in the 
Town of Savannah 

And the House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



the Market 



100 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 21 Februarii 1764 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bui to «nabie an Act to enable the Commissioners appointed in and 

Commissi*, for 

SarifiSerSs ^ an ^ ct °^ ^e general Assembly of this Province in- 
Ac^readaM tituled an Act for repairing of Christ Church in Savan- 
nah to dispose of such Materials as* have already been 
provided for rebuilding the said Church in Savannah 
and to place out at Interest the Moneys arising by sale 
thereof together with the Moneys provided by several 
Acts of Assembly for repairing or rebuilding of the said 
Church and now in the hands of the Treasurer: was 
read a Second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

And committed 

of the whole hoiise. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
r«x Bin by M r De Veaux That the Commons House have passed 

brought fm. J 

Commons a Bill intituled an Act for granting to his Majesty the 
Sum of two thousand One hundred and seventeen Pounds 
thirteen Shillings and three farthings Sterling for the 
Use and Support of the Government of Georgia for the 
Year 1764 to be raised at certain Rates and after the 
Method therein mentioned: And for the more effectual 

Bead first Time collecting of Arrears: And the same was read the first 
Time and ordered to be read a Second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 



101 



(From B. P. R. 6.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 22 Februarii 1764 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 

cm Ho: * by M r Noble Wimberly Jones: that the Commons House 

Bui for contto- have agreed to the Bill intituled an Act for further Con- 
ning an Act to . . ° * . . , « A « «- e 

to^o^voSeis t,nu,n & an ^ ct intituled an Act to prevent Masters of 
from <tc- Vessels from carrying off Persons in debt from this 
Province, without any Amendment. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
2S£ £ Bap" into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
S^of^cSSt mons House intituled an Act to enable the Commission- 
ifateriaiB 2L- ers appointed in and by an Act of the general Assembly 
of this Province intituled an Act for repairing of Christ 
Church in Savannah to dispose of such Materials as have 
already been provided for rebuilding the said Church in 
Savannah and to place Out at Interest the Moneys 
arising by sale thereof together with the Moneys pro- 
vided by several Acts of Assembly for repairing or re- 
building the said Church and now in the hands of the 
Treasurer. 

After some Time 



Bfll _ 
through wth- 
•nt Amend- 
ment 



The House was resumed: and M r Clifton reported 
that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 
he was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table. 



Ordered That the Bill be now read a Third Time. 
Bead a Third And the same was accordingly read a third Time. 



and 
Passed 



And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 



pass. 



102 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
cSnaTaSJ? 6 House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Tkx Bin wad » an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Two 
thousand One hundred and seventeen Pounds thirteen 
Shillings and three farthings Sterling for the Use and 
Support of the Government of Georgia for the Year 
One thousand seven hundred and sixty four to be raised 
at certain Rates and after the method therein Mentioned 
and for the more effectual collecting of Arrears was read 
a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 



Committed 



Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be now put into a Com- 
mittee upon the said Bill. 

House in com- Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleas- 
Ta^Bm-* 116 ure anc * P ut i nto a Committee upon the said Bill. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed And M r Clifton reported that 
SSoShand the Committee had gone through the Bill and he was 
o^Am^ndmt directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 103 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 23 Februarii 1764 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
T» Bfli nwiaan Act for granting to his Majesty the sum of Two thou- 
sand One hundred and seventeen Pounds thirteen shil- 
lings and three farthings Sterling for the Use and Sup- 
port of the Government of Georgia for the Year 1764 to 
and be raised at certain Rates and after the Method therein 
mentioned And for the more effectual collecting of Ar- 
rears : was read a third Time. 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that the House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
^^SSJlby M r Noble Wimberly Jones that the Commons House 



And sent to 
Coma. Ho: 



towtaSdSr* have passed a Bill intituled an Act for appointing Com- 

0U8e missioners to rebuild the Court House in the Town of 

Savannah with Jury Rooms and other Conveniencies 

necessary for the said House and to impower the said 

Commissioners to dispose of the Materials of the old 

BfllMadthelgt Court House: And the said Bill was read the first time 

Tiine and ordered to be read a Second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time to 
Morrow. 

Also a Message was brought from the Commons House 
by the said M r Jones in the following Words viz* 



104 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Commons House of Assembly February 23 d 1764 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having come to a Resolution to direct the 

Message fin. 

com* Hojwe Committee of Correspondence with William Knox 

that they had r 

5J^j^ o ^ nit _Esq r Agent for the affairs of this Province in great 
£w^™e£ith Britain to acquaint him with the Present critical Situ- 
anfl'MSdn n toation of Indians affairs, and to instruct him to renew his 
JrfluiKto Application for Military Stores, and to sollicit such other 

Matters- . 

Aid as may be necessary for the Protection and defence 
of this Province in Case of an Actual Rupture with the 
Indians ; And also to instruct him to make Application to 
the Society for propagating the Gospel in foreign Parts 
for a Minister for the Town of Augusta and Parish of 
S* Paul in this Province; and likewise to instruct him to 
inquire into the Nature of Alderman Baker's Claim to a 
Barony of Land in this Province granted or allotted in 
Parcells to divers Persons by the late Trustees for es- 
tablishing the Colony of Georgia, and since by the Crown. 
And if he shall find the same allowed to make proper 
Application for Relief from the Crown; desire your 
House will please to concur with this House therein. 

Resolved That this House doth concur with the 
Commons House in the Resolution mentioned in the 
aforegoing Message. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery in the following Words 
viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 23 d Feb"" 1764 

M r Speaker 

This House doth concur with Your House in the 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 105 

to tbe Resolution to direct the Committee of Correspondence 

SS^cSTwith William Knox Esq r for the Affairs of this Prov- 
ince in great Britain to Acquaint him with the present 
critical situation of Indians affairs; and to instruct him 
to renew his Application for Military Stores; and to 
sollicit such Other Aid as may be necessary for the Pro- 
tection and defence of this Province in Case of an Actual 
Rupture with the Indians; and also to instruct him to 
make Application to the Society for propogating the Gos- 
pel in foreign Parts for a Minister for the Town of Au- 
gusta and Parish of*S e Paul in this Province; And like- 
wise to instruct him to inquire into the Nature of Alder- 
man Bakers Claim to a Barony of Land in this Province, 
granted or allotted in Parcells to divers Persons by the 
late Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia, and 
since by the Crown; And if he shall find the same to 
make proper Application for Relief from the Crown. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 24 Februarii 1764 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
g^LSSSS*?? 311 Act for appointing Commissioners to rebuild the Court 
Sort BtoSse House in the Town of Savannah with Jury Rooms and 
other Conveniences necessary for the said House And 
to impower the said Commissioners to dispose of the 
Materials of the Old Court House: was read a Second 
Time 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed 



106 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And committed Okd^*^ That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be now put into a Commit- 
tee upon the said Bill. 

How in com- Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleas- 
said bul ure and put into a Committee upon the said Bill — 

After some Time 

The House was resumed And M r Jones reported that 

^J^^jfdthe Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

out Amendmt. was dj rec ted to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next 

The Ingrossed Address of both Houses to his Excel- 
lency the Governour being read — 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same and 
that it be entred in the Journals as follows viz* 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq r Captain gen- 
eral and Governour in chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia. 

The humble Address of both Houses of Assembly 

May it please your Excellency 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Address of Council and Commons House of Assembly in general 
the Governor- Assembly met thoroughly sensible of the pernicious and 
destructive Consequences to this Province should the 
Grants made by the Government of South Carolina of 
the Lands to the Southward of the Alatamaha take place, 
which now are by order of his most gracious Majesty 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 107 

annexed to this Province, and equally assured of the 
zealous Endeavours and assiduous Steps pursued by your 
Excellency on Behalf of the people of Georgia to de- 
feat that Measure ; beg Leave to return you our most un- 
feigned and very Sincere Thanks on that Occasion, which 
we look upon as an additional and interesting Proof, 
added to the many we have hitherto experienced, of 
your Steady Regard to the Interests of the Province 
under your Government: And whatever may be the 
Event assure you that we shall ever retain a Grateful 
and permanent Sense of this recent Obligation your Ex- 
cellency has laid us under. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and with 
the Commons House waited on his Excellency the Gover- 
nour and presented their Address And being returned 
the House was resumed And M r President reported that 
they had presented their Address to his Excellency who 
was pleased to return the following Answer, viz* 

Gentlemen 

It is very satisfactory to me to find that both Houses 

Excellency of Assembly approve of my Endeavours to defeat the 

rto Measures taken by the Government of Carolina with 
respect to the Lands lying to the Southward of the River 
Alatamaha, I always considered those Proceedings as con- 
trary to his Majesty's royal Intention, of an extraordi- 
nary Nature, and very injurious to this Province; and 
therefore took such Steps therein as I thought my duty 
to his Majesty, and Regard for the good People of Geor- 
gia required me to take : And hope I shall on every Oc- 
casion manifest a proper Zeal for the Prosperity of this 
Province. 

James Wright 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



108 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 25 Februarii 1764 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Lunae 27 Februarii 1764 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 

SmmtaS^an Act for appointing Commissioners to rebuild the Court 

Court Houm House in the Town of Savannah with Jury Rooms and 

Time— other Conveniences necessary for the said House, and 

•»d to impower the said Commissioners to dispose of the 

Materials of the Old Court House: was read a third 

Time. 



PUMd 



And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 



pass? 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
cSmSfHouae ^ ouse by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and Acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1764. 109 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 28 Februarii 1764 

The Hc^e adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 29 Februarii 1764 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House and 
His Exceiiy. sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master 

the Govr. aa- . ^. ° . . , . f . . ~ 

jewtetothe in Chancery requiring their attendance in the Council 
▼fet.- Chamber immediately; And M r Speaker with the Com- 

mons House attending his Excellency was pleased to 
give his Assent to the following Bills viz 1 

An Act for An Act for further continuing an Act to prevent Masters 

further contin- 

mug an Act to of Vessels f rom carrying off Persons in Debt from this 

prevent Ve»- ^ ° 

8 2* T 2E ryin * Province. 

off Debtors 



An Act to An Act for further amending and explaining an Act for 
bette 
nah. 



Market Act- better regulating the Market in the Town of Savan- 



An ordinance An Ordinance reappointing William Knox Esq 1 " Agent 
Ew. K A£ent- to so '^ c ^ ^ ie Affairs of this Province in great Britain. 

A A An Act for further amending an Act intituled an Act to 

An Act to & 

SJSrtJt^ impower the several Surveyers therein named to lay 

Out public Roads in the Province of Georgia. 

An Act to enable the Commissioners appointed in and by 



110 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



An Act to en- 
able the Coro- 
missrs. for re- 
pairing Christ 
Church to sell 
Material *e— 



an Act of the general Assembly of this Province intit- 
uled an Act for the repairing of Christ Church in Sa- 
vannah to dispose of such Materials as have already 
been provided for rebuilding of the said Church in 
Savannah and to place Out at Interest the Monies aris- 
ing by sale thereof together with the Monies provided 
by several Acts of Assembly for repairing and rebuild- 
ing of the said Church and now in the hand of the 
Treasurer. 



An Act for appointing Commissioners to rebuild the 
pointing I com- Court House in the Town of Savannah with Jury 

misers, tore- 

buiw the court Rooms and other Conveniences necessary for the 

House— / 

House and to impower the said Commissioners to 
dispose of the Materials of the Old Court House. 

An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of two 
thousand one hundred and seventeen Pounds thirteen 
shillings and three farthings Sterling for the use and 
Support of the Government of Georgia for the Year 
1764 to be raised at certain Rates and after the Method 
therein mentioned and for the more effectual collecting 
of Arrears. 



An Act for 
granting 
his Maty. 
£ s d 
2117 .. 18 .. 0% 
for Support of 
Governmt. for 
the Year 1764— 



An Act to 
direct Execu- 
tors and Ad- 
ministrs. in 
their Duty— 



An Act to direct Executors and Administrators in the 
Manner and Method of returning Inventories and Ac- 
counts of their Testators and Intestates Estates and for 
allowing them and all other Persons who shall or may 
be intrusted with the Care and Management of Minors 
and other Estates to Charge Commissions thereon. 

An Act to sup- An Act to suppress Lotteries and prevent other excessive 

press Lotteries , , . r , ~ 

and Gamin*- and deceitful Gaming. 

An Act for the Punishment of Vagabonds and other idle 
An Act for and disorderly Persons and for erecting Prisons or 

Punishment of J ° 

vagabonds Places of Security in the several Parishes of this Prov- 

ince And for preventing Trespasses on Land of the 



FEBRUARY, 1764. Ill 

i - . " 

Crown or Lands reserved for the Indians and for the 
more effectual suppressing and punishing Persons barter- 
ing with Indians in the Woods. 

After which his Excellency was pleased to make a 
Speech to both Houses as follows viz* 

Gentlemen of the Council, 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

Before I put an End to this Session I cannot omit re- 
hi» fcceiiency turning you Thanks for your Attention in framing and 
sgeecfa_to both settling such of the Bills now assented to as were par- 
ticularly recommended by me, and for that Disposition 
which every Individual has shewn to cooperate with me 
in these things that I judged for his Majesty's Service 
and the Good of the Province, And I must also give you 
my very sincere Thanks for the repeated Marks of Re- 
spect shewn, and Confidence reposed in me during the 
Course of this Session. 

Nothing, Gentlemen, can tend more to promote the 
further Prosperity of this very flourishing Colony than a 
Continuance of that great Unanimity we have hitherto 
had the Happiness to enjoy and of the general Harmony 
that Appears throughout the whole Province. 

After which his Excellency spake as follows 

Gentlemen 

I now prorogue the general Assembly until Tuesday 
Prorogation- the tenth Day of July next And the same is accordingly 
prorogued Until that time. 



112 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42,) 

GEORGIA. 

Journal 

Of the upper House convened in general Assembly by 
Proclamation on Saturday the 26 th May 1764. 

Cha 8 Watson C. G. A. 

In the Gov™ Letter 
of 4 April 1765. 

Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA 

Journal of the upper House convened in general As- 
sembly by Proclamation on Saturday the twenty 
sixth Day of May 1764. 

Die Sabbati 26 May 1764 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House. 

A Message from his Excellency to the Commons House 

Go^toSms. ^ Assembly by the Master in Chancery desiring the 

siSifer^ 008 ** House will proceed to the Choice of a Speaker in the 

Room of Lewis Johnson Esq r their late Speaker called 

up to be a Member of his Majesty's honourable Council. 

A Message from the Commons House to his Excel- 

g^»^ o 5gi at lency by M r Ottolenghe and M r Jones — that the Com- 

^sS^Xi^ 1096 mons House have made Choice of a Speaker and desire 

to know when his Excellency will please to be attended 



MAY, 1764. US 

by the House in Order to present their Speaker for his 
Excellency's Approbation. 

His Excellency answered that he was ready to receive 
the House. 



wbom his 



Accordingly the House attended his Excellency and 
presented James Read Esq' their Speaker; Of which 
Choice his Excellency was pleased to express his Appro- 
approved— bation 

And then his Excellency left the House 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governor signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House; And he presented the same accordingly, and 
the said Message was read and is as follows viz 1 

Honorable Gentlemen 

It having pleased almighty God to visit this Province 
tb^G^CVl* *"" w ^h a most calamitous and dreadful Disease the Small 
Pox, and the means hitherto used to prevent its spread- 
ing proving ineffectual, and having with your Advice 
called the Assembly on that Occasion; I now recommend 
to your serious Consideration the framing of such a Bill 
as you may judge most proper for the Relief of the In- 
habitants of this Town and the Welfare of the Province 

in general 

Ja : Wright 
Savannah in Georgia 
the 26 th of May 1764 

M r Attorney general presented to the House a Bill 
«£i^JS5Sed intituled an Act for continuing several Laws therein 
^n to.co£ mentioned for regulating the Militia; for the better pjr- 
deriug and governing Negroes jand other Slaves; for 

8 C r— toI 17 



114 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

the impowering Surveyors to lay out public Roads; for 
need And read laying an Impost on Shipping; and to prevent Horse 
1st Time. stealing; and the same was received and read the first 

Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

"^ Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time, 

asecond Time And the Bill was accordingly read a second Time. 

and committed. ° ' 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till 
Monday Morning ten o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae 28 Mail 1764 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Noble Wimberly Jones in the following Words, 
viz 4 

Commons House of Assembly May the 28 th 1764 
a Message fm. Honourable Gentlemen 

Corns. House 

Stoe^tm? 1 " His Excellency the Governor having acquainted this 
•panted to House by Message last Saturday "That it having pleased 

draw up a joint,, A , ./ ~ . .. ,.^ . • , 

Address to the "Almighty God to visit this Province with a most ca- 

Gevr. in An- & J 

swer to his "lamatous and dreadful Disease, the Small Pox, and the 
"Means hitherto used to prevent it's spreading having 



MAY, 1764. 115 

'proved ineffectual he had thought it necessary to call 
"the Assembly together, and recommended to the serious 
"Consideration of this House the framing of such a Bill 
"as this House might judge most proper on the Occasion 
"for the Relief of the Inhabitants of this Town and the 
"Welfare of the Province in general" And this House 
having resolved to address his Excellency upon his said 
Message desires your House will please to appoint a 
Committee to join a Committee of this House in pre- 
paring an Address. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 28 lh May 1764 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to the Message of your House desiring 
♦^cSSS^Horthis House will appoint a Committee to join a Commit- 
cooimitte^- tee of your House in preparing an Address to his Ex- 
cellency the Governor on the Subject Matter of his Mes- 
sage to both Houses relative to the framing a Bill for 
the Relief of the Inhabitants of this Town, and the Wel- 
fare of the Province in General, by preventing the fur- 
ther spreading of the Small Pox; This House doth agree 
thereto and hath appointed a Committee accordingly to 
meet in the Room adjoining the Council Chamber im- 
mediately. 

Committee Grey Elliott, Clement Martin, and Lewis 
Johnson Esq™ 



The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

2SS2^BSr into a Committee on the Bill intituled An Act for con- 

SjlSJ!?-* 1 *" tinuing several Laws therein mentioned, for regulating 

the Militia for better ordering and governing Negroes 

and other Slaves; for the impowering Surveyors to lay 



116 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

out public Roads; for laying an Impost on Shipping and 
to prevent Horse Stealing; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed ; and M r Clifton reported 

out Amend- "that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 

he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

BfliinsroMed- Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed and read a third 
Time. 

The ingrossed Bill intituled An Act for continuing 
Read a Third several Laws therein mentioned, for regulating the 
Militia; for better ordering and governing Negroes and 
other Slaves; for the Impowering Surveyors to lay out 
public Roads; for laying an Impost on Shipping; and 
•** to prevent Horse Stealing; was read a Third Time ac- 
cording to Order. 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 

Patted. n 

pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
iS^fS^SSr House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
corrence- ^ es i re t j ie j r Concurrence thereto. 



ier\ 



And then the House adjourned unti 11 
four o'Clock in the Afternoon. 



MAY, 1764. 117 

Die Lunae post Merediem 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 

SSJ 1 ^ by M r Noble Wimberly Jones; That the Commons 

vmknSmSr* House have passed a Bill intituled an Act for preventing 

of small Pttx- ^ spreading of the Small Pox in Savannah and in 

other Parts of this Province to which they Desire the 

Concurrence of this honourable House, And the same 

«»t was read the first Time and Ordered to be read a second 

Time. 

" 00Bd Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time 

And the Bill was accordingly read a second Time 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed. 

CommJttod Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow Morning. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning ten o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.). 

Die Martis 29 Maii 1764 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 

^Mewageftn. by M r Noble Wimberly Jones ; that the Commons House 

852§J£2E have agreed to the Bill intituled an Act for continuing 

2S?lSSd££l several Laws therein mentioned for regulating the 

Militia ; for better ordering and governing Negroes and 

other Slaves; for the impowering Surveyors to lay out 



118 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

public Roads; for laying an Impost on Shipping; and to 
prevent Horse stealing: without any Amendment. 

Also a Message by the said M r Jones in the following 
Words viz* 

Commons house of Assembly 29** May 1764 



And agreeing; 
to Address to 
hisExceUy. 
prepared by 
Committee of 
both Houses. 



Honourable Gentlemen, 

Upon Report of the Committee of this House ap- 
pointed to join a Committee of your House in preparing 
an Address to his Excellency the Governor on the Sub- 
ject Matter of his Message to both Houses relative to 
framing a Bill for the Relief of the Inhabitants of this 
Town and the Welfare of the Province in General by 
preventing the further spreading of the Small Pox ; this 
House doth agree to the Address so prepared. 

M r Elliott from the Committee appointed to join a 
Darted Committee of the Commons House in preparing an Ad- 

commtoaeaiid d re ss to his Excellency the Governor on the Subject Mat- 
ter of his Excellency's Message to both Houses reported 
that they had drawn up an Address accordingly, which 
he was directed to report when the Honourable House 
will please to receive the same — 



Address re- 



OrderEd That the Report be now received. 

And M r Elliott read the same in his Place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table where the Address 
was read and agreed to by the House. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz* 



AMeaaaoeto 
the Commons 
Ho : th er eo n 



MAY, 1764. 119 

Upper House of Assembly 29 th May 1764 

M r Speaker 

Upon report from the Committee appointed to join a 
Committee of your House in drawing up an Address to 
his Excellency the Governor on the Subject Matter of 
his Message to both Houses relative to framing a Bill 
for the Relief of the Inhabitants of this Town, and the 
Welfare of the Province in general, by preventing the 
further spreading of the Small Pox; this House doth 
agree to the Address so prepared ; And desire that you 
will appoint a Member of your House to wait on his 
Excellency with a Member of this House to know when 
he will please to receive the said Address. 

dered to be in. Ordered That the Address be ingrossed and entred 
*""»* «* in the Journals. 

The ingrossed Address being read. 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same. 

To his Excellency James Wright Esquire Captain 
General and Governor in chief of his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia Chancellor and Vice Admiral 
of the same. 

The humble Address of both Houses of Assembly 
May it please your Excellency. 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Council and Commons House of Assembly in general 
Assembly met have taken under Consideration your Ex- 
cellency's Message to both Houses and beg leave to as- 
sure you that we shall loose no Time in framing the 
Bill your Excellency so warmly and justly recommends 
to prevent, if possible, the future spreading of that dread- 



120 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

full Calamity the Small Pox; a Bill we find the more 
necessary as we are sorry to say we have the strongest 
Proof of that Disease having been most industriously 
propagated by one or two ill-intentioned Persons solely 
from lucrative Views: a Practice so very pernicious to 
the Welfare of the Province must undoubtedly induce us 
by every Means to prevent a Continuation of it 

M r Martin reported that his Excellency the Governor 
having been waited on (pursuant to Order) to know 
when he would be attended by both Houses with their 
Address; had been pleased to appoint four o'Clock in 
the Afternoon for that Purpose. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
House in Com- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
PoxBiii mons House intituled An Act to prevent the further 

spreading of the Small Pox in Savannah, and in other 

Parts of this Province. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Clifton reported that 

^^J^-the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

•^ any Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 

Read a Third And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 

Time & J 



and 
Passed 



And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
com*. Honse House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 



MAY, 1764. 121 

and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned untill 
four o'Clock in the Afternoon. 



<3ovr. wth. 



Die Martis post Merediem. 

The House adjourned during Pleasure and, with the 
Commons House attended his Excellency the Governor 
,_ with their Address and being returned the House was 
resumed, and M r President reported that this House with 
th^. Commons House had attended his Excellency with 
their Address which he (M r President) had delivered 
and his Excellency was pleased to return the following 
Answer, viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen, M r Speaker and Gentlemen, 

I thank you for the Readiness you declare to frame 
5JJ^2 Uy,fc the Bill proposed by me, and which I am very hopeful 
will frustrate the lucrative Views of any ill disposed Per- 
sons, and save Numbers of the Inhabitants from the 
greatest Sufferings, which would unavoidably be the 
Consequence of that Disease becoming general at the ap- 
proaching Season of the Year. 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
-auentetotbe M r Speaker with the Commons House attending, his 

following Bills — t f , . 1 . a 1 r 11 

▼fat.— Excellency was pleased to give his Assent to the follow- 

ing Bills, namely — 

•^ Agt topr©- An Act to prevent the further spreading of the Small 
«J^»f smS/ 11 * P° x * n Savannah and in other Parts of this Province. 



Pox— 



"^ An Act for continuing several Laws therein mentioned 



122 



An Act for eon- 
tinning: sevL 
Laws therein 
mentiond. 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

for regulating the Militia, for better ordering and gov- 
erning Negroes and other Slaves; for the impowering 
Surveyors to lay out public Roads ; for laying an Im- 
post on Shipping ; and to prevent Horse Stealing. 



Assembly 
prorogued 



After which his Excellency prorogued the General 
Assembly to Monday the tenth Day of September nexr. 



And this House accordingly adjourned 
untill the said Tenth Day of September 
next Eleven O'Clock in the Forenoon — 



GenL 

Assembly 

dissolved. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

On the fourth day of September 1764 his Excellency 
was pleased to issue his Proclamation for dissolving the 
present general Assembly and ordered Writs to issue 
for calling a new Assembly to meet at Savannah on 
Tuesday the 20 th day of November following. 



NOVEMBER, 1764. 123 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

GEORGIA. 

Journal 

Of the upper House met in general Assembly on Tues- 
day the 20 th November 1764. 

Cha" Watson C. G. A. 

In the Gov r " Letter 
of 4 April 1765. 



Journal of the upper House met in general As- 
sembly on Tuesday the 20* November 1764 — Being 
the first Session of the fifth general Assembly in and 
for the Province of Georgia appointed to meet in 
Savannah. 

Die Martis 20 Novembris 1764 . 

His Excellency the Governor came to the House and 
the Provost Marshall made return of the several Writs 
of Election to him directed which after being examined 
were sent down to the Commons House by the Master 
in Chancery with a Commission to tender and administer 
the State Oaths and Declaration and the following Mes- 
sage from his Excellency. 

Gentlemen 

sis ExceHy's His Excellency commands me to acquaint you that he 
c£toTho: wthhas sent down the Writs of Election returned by the 

tb« Writs of J 

VhectManr- Provo6t Marshall also a Commission to tender and ad- 



124 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

minister the» Oaths and Declaration appointed by Act of 
Parliament to be taken and subscribed by the Persons 
elected to serve as Members of the general Assembly 
which when you have so done he desires you will proceed 
to the Choice of a Speaker. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 21 Novembris 1764 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House. 

A Message to his Excellency from the Commons 
House by M r Ottolenghe and M r Jones that the Com- 
mons House have chosen a Speaker and desire to know 
when his Excellency will be waited on m Order to pre- 
sent their Speaker for his Excellency's Approbation. 

His Excellency answered he was then ready to receive 
House presents them Accordingly a Committee from the Commons 
Bsqr.'for their House waited on his Excellency and presented Alexander 
The govt. Wylly Esq r their Speaker; His Excellency was pleased 
approves. t0 a pp rov e the Choice And then they withdrew. 

His Excellency sent a Message to the Commons House 
by the Master in Chancery requiring their attendance in 
the Council Chamber immediately And M r Speaker 
with the Commons house attending, his Excellency made 
a Speech to both Houses, after which his Excellency left 
the House. 

M r President taking (Bic) taking the Chair, reported 
that his Excellency the Governor had made a Speech to 
both Houses, of which, M r President said, to prevent 



NOVEMBER, 1764. 126 

Mistakes, he had obtained a Copy which was read to the 
House and is as follows viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Commons House of 
Assembly 

Our most gracious Sovereign having been pleased to 
SJS^StTto'both honour me with his Royal Commission under the Great 
Seal of Great Britain extending my Authority and Juris- 
diction in and over the Territory annexed to this Prov- 
ince by his Majesty's Royal Proclamation of the 7 th of 
Ocotber 1763 (which is more particularly described in 
the said Commission) and investing me with all the 
Powers in and over the said Territory that are con- 
tained in my general Commission; I must therefore 
recommend to your Consideration the framing of a Bill 
to extend and enforce all our general Laws to and 
throughout the said annexed Territory, in order to re- 
move and avoid any Doubt or Difficulty concerning the 
same; And as those two capital Laws the Militia Law 
and Negro Law will expire with this Session a carefull 
Revisal of them will be very necessary before they are 
re-enacted, that they may more effectually answer the 
good Ends proposed. 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly 

His Majesty's Post Master general bemg concerting 
Measures for settling a regular, and constant Post 
throughout the Colonies, it is the Kings Pleasure that I 
should recommend it to you to provide for the Establish- 
ment of Ferries, and erecting proper Buildings on the 
Water side, wherever the same may be found necessary 
within this Province, that the Post may not meet with 
any Delays or Interruptions in passing. 



126 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And his Majesty out of his princely Care for our 
Protection and Safety having ordered a Part of the first 
Battallion of the Royal American Regiment into this 
Province and still continuing the two Troops of Rangers 
here I cannot omit requesting you to take into your Con- 
sideration the ruinous State of Fort Augusta, and of the 
Guard House in Savannah, and doubt not but you will 
judge it altogether necessary to make suitable Provision 
for those Services. 

I shall order an Account of the last Years Tax to be 
laid before you, and an Estimate for the Service of 
the current year and must in the strongest manner recom- 
mend to you to give Dispatch that so the attendance on 
the Public Business may not be injurious to any of the 
Members. 

Gentlemen of the Council, M r Speaker and Gentlemen of 
the Assembly 

I have the Satisfaction to acquaint you that our Indian 
Affairs have so happily succeeded that not One Shilling 
of Debt has been contracted under the Vote of Credit 
with which I was entrusted on that Occasion. 

I perswade myself Gentlemen, that the Business of 
this Session will be conducted with that hitherto well 
experienced great Temper, Unanimity, and Confidence, 
so Conducive to the general Happiness of the Province; 
and assure you of my Readiness most heartily to concur 
with you in that and every Measure for his Majesty's 
Service and the Prosperity of this Province. 

Ja : Wright 
Savannah in Georgia 
Council Chamber the 
2i rt November 1764 



A Committee 
appointed 
draw op an 



NOVEMBER, 1764. 127 

Resolved, Nemine dissentiente That an Address of 
to* Thanks be drawn up and presented to his Excellency the 
Governor for his affectionate Speech to both Houses. 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of thanks to his Excellency the Governor 
upon the said Resolution ; and that M r Elliott M r Martin, 
and M r Johnson be N the Committee. 

Ordered That his Excellency the Governor's Speech 
be referred to the said Committee. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 22 Novembris 1764 

M r Elliott from the Committee appointed to draw up 

an Address to his Excellency the Governor reported that 

Address re- the Committee had prepared an Address accordingly, 

commttt^^nd which they had directed him to report when the Honour- 

able House will be pleased to receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received. 

And M r Elliott read the same in his Place and af- 
terwards delivered it in at the Table where the Address 
was read and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed. 

The ingrossed Address to his Excellency the Governor 
being read 



128 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the same be enterd in the Journals. 

To his Excellency James Wright Esquire Captain 
General and Governor in chief of his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia 

The humble Address of the upper House of As- 
sembly 

May it please your Excellency 



Addx«M 



We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Council of Georgia in general Assembly met beg leave 
to return your Excellency our Thanks for your Speech 
to both Houses. 

We most sincerely congratulate your Excellency upon 
the additional authority vested in you by his Majesty's 
Royal Commission; the annexing such a considerable 
territory to this Province cannot but be the means of 
inviting many valuable Settlers to improve it: We in- 
tirely agree with your Excellency in the Necessity, on 
this Occasion, of properly extending and enforcing our 
general Laws, also of revising the Militia and Negro 
Laws before they are re-enacted; in all which we shall 
most readily and chearfully concur, as well a9 in every 
other Measure proposed by your Excellency. 

It is with great Satisfaction Ave find the Public has 
been no ways burthened by the Vote of Credit passed 
in the last general Assembly : and we have the strongest 
Hopes that the present peaceable Disposition of the In- 
dians (which we justly attribute to the very judicious 
Measures pursued by your Excellency in the Manage- 
ment of Affairs relating to them) may so continue as to 
tender toy future Provision of that Nature unnecessary. 

Influenced by your Excellency's candid Example and 



NOVEMBER, 1764. 



129 



Qovr. with 



animated by an unfeigned Zeal for the Public Tranquil- 
lity we shall invariably persist in our Endeavours to con- 
duct the Business of this Session with the well grounded 
Cautions recommended by you : And from the obvious 
Tendency of every part of your Excellency's past Con- 
duct we can have no Room to doubt of your Concurrence 
m any Measure that may promote the Welfare and Pros- 
perity of Georgia. 

Ordered That M r President do sign the Address. 

Ordered That M r Elliott and M r Martin do wait on 
his Excellency the Governor to know when he will please 
to be attended by this House with their Address. 

M r Elliott reported to the House that his Excellency 
the Governor having been waited on, pursuant to Order, 
to know when he would receive this House with their 
Address had been pleased to say he was then ready to 
receive them. 

The House accordingly adjourned during Pleasure to 
attend his Excellency the Governor and present their 
Address 



And being returned. 

The House was resumed; and M r President reported 
that the House had attended his Excellency the Govern- 
or and presented their Address which he received very 
kindly and was pleased to give the following Answer* 
viz* 



The Govn. 



Honourable Gentlemen 

Your very kind Address I most cordially accept and 
thank you for the Zeal you express to promote the 
Honour Interest and Tranquility of this Province; also 

Scr-ynl 17 



130 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

for the favourable Opinion you are pleased to entertain 
of my Conduct; which I hope will continue to be such 
as may merit the Approbation of Gentlemen I so much 
esteem 

Resolved Nemine dissentiente That the Thanks of 

The ii w ^n v m ff 

Tjianksofthe this House be given to the Honourable William Clifton 

House to the & 

cartels ^ S( l r Chief Justice of West Florida and late Attorney 
ServieeB &c - General, and Member of his Majesty's Honourable Coun- 
cil in this Province for his disinterested and upright 
Conduct in his Office, and his very usefull and unwearied 
Attendance as a Member of that Board. 

Ordered That the Clerk of this House do by Letter 
acquaint him therewith. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 23 Novembris 1764° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 24 Novembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



NOVEMBER, 1764. 131 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 26 Novembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 27 Novembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) ' 

Die Mercurii 28° Novembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 29 Novembris 1764* 

Ordered That leave be given to bring in a Bill to 

i^aveforaBni^ferid an Act intituled an Act for preventing fraudulent 

Act°for p4" Mortgages and Conveyances and for making valid all 

Z&nt Mortgages Deeds and Conveyances heretofore made in Respect of 

any Defect in the Form and Manner of making thereof 



132 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And that M r Elliott and M r Martin do prepare and bring 
in the same. 

And then the House adjourned till f> 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 30 Novembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati i° Decembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae 3 Decembris 1764° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow^ 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1764. 133 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 4 Decembris 1764 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke, 

§£*: t5^S 55it that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 

STJmiSfpox- an Act to prevent as much as may be the spreading of 

the Small Pox in this Province to which they desire the 

Concurrence of this Honourable House; and the same 

i«t and was read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 

Time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be now read a second 
Time. 

And the same was accordingly read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
on the said Bill to morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B.P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 5 Decembris 1764 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
_ j^2SS J nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
PwMh mons House intituled an Act to prevent as much as may 
be the spreading of the Small Pox in this Province. 



134 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 

Rwitrfwth.- the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

ment- was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

_ . ,-.. Ordered That the said Bill be now read a third 

Read a third 

Ttoo Time. 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 6° Decembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1764. 135 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 7 Decembris 1764° 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
JSSntot? the sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master in 
^ew^S^ 1 * Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Foot— Chamber immediately; And M r Speaker with the Com- 

mons House attending, his Excellency was pleased to 
give his Assent to the following Bill, namely, 

An Act to prevent as much as may be the spreading 
of the Small Pox in this Province. 

And then his Excellency left the House. 

And the House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 8° Decembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae io° Decembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



136 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis ii° Decembris 1764 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 12 Decembris 1764 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke; 
Bui jnu'cooM. that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 

Ho : for better 

ojdjrinjr the Act for the better ordering the Militia of this Province, 
< „ to which they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 

^**fthetat House ; and the same was read the first Time and ordered 
to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 1 3 Decembris 1764 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
222orfmS£ uled an Act for th * ^ter ordering the Militia of this 
Province was read a second Time. 

and 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed. 



DECEMBER, 1764. 137 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



Hooae in Com- 

lllll t<W> OB 

ttaBtn- 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 14 Decembris 1764 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
m£ into a Committee upon the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act for the better ordering the 
Militia of this Province. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 
some Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the Honourable House will' please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Bm to. comi. Houstoun Bar 1 that the Commons House have passed a 
Pflrioivtium. Bill intituled an Act to amend an Act to prevent Persons 

i r»a r Ballast «c 

to toRiTcr* throwing Ballast or fallen Trees into the Rivers and 
Navigable Creeks within this Province and for keeping 
clear the Channels of the same, to which they desire the 
Concurrence of this honourable House, and the Bill was 



138 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Read the first read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 

Time .. . 

Time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time 
on Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned till 10 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.— S. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 15 Decembris 1764 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 

MffiSf'iMU *° reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 

the Commons House intituled an Act for the better or- 

dering the Militia of this Province; which Amendments 

A * reedto - being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

Obdered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till 
Monday Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T-, Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae 17 Decembris 1764 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
and^Led^ith uled an Act f °r th * better ordering the Militia of this 

Amendment-- province wa§ ^j fl third Time 



MilitU Bill read 



Ballast Bfll 



committed* 



DECEMBER, 1764. 139 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence to the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act to amend an Act to prevent Persons throw- 
ing Ballast or fallen Trees into the Rivers and Navigable 
Creeks within this Province and for keeping clear the 
Channels of the same was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Martis 18 Decembris 1764 



The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
•into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to amend an Act to prevent 
persons throwing Ballast or fallen Trees into the Rivers 



140 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

and Navigable Creeks within this Province and for keep- 
ing clear the Channels of the same. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 

5wt K 5S2iS? th " the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendments, And he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the said Bill be now read a Third 
Time. 

Bead a third And the Bill was accordingly read a Third Time. 



and 
Patted 



And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 



pass?' 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

It appearing to this House that the Reverend M r 
Whitefield has applied to his Excellency the Governor 
in Council for lands for the Endowment of a Colledge 
in this Province. 

An Addr«M re- Resolved That an Address be presented to his Ex- 
pwsenSdto cellency the Governor requesting his Recommendation 
S?£cMi2en-and Encouragement of so laudable an Undertaking and 
eoaragemt of that he may be pleased to transmit Home the Wishes 
«f a college Ac. of this House for the Completion thereof. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 



DECEMBER, 1764. 141 



a Mmnnaii to House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them with 
SSiMftKiBwi. the said Resolution and desiring their Concurrence there- 
in and that they will appoint a Committee of their House 
to join a Committee of this House to prepare an Address 
accordingly. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 19 Decembris 1764 

* A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
H?: to SEw Houstoun ; ^ at ^ e Commons House have passed a Bill 
JSJSS^* 1 * intituled an Act for the better ordering and governing 
Negroes *c- o ^ jj^.^ an< j other Slaves in this Province to which 

they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House; 
Read Ant Time And the said Bill was read the first Time and ordered 

to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
the Sixteenth day of January next. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r David Cutler Braddock in the following words, viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the 

%££*%*£ Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 

SSfo? 11 " an Act for the better regulating of the Militia of this 

tSSSmw^ Province have agreed to some and disagreed to others; 

And therefore this House desires you will be pleased to 

appoint a Committee of your House to join a Commit- 



142 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

tee of this House in a Conference upon the Subject 
Matter of the said Amendments; and if your Honours 
please to join therein this House desires you will appoint 
your Number Time and Place. 

Commons House of Assembly 
December 19 th 1764. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 19 th December 1764. 

M r Speaker 

In answer to your Message desiring a Conference on 
toj^toUiScS^ the Amendments made by this House to the Bill intituled 
an Act for the better Regulation of the Militia of this 
Province this House doth agree thereto and hath appointed 
a Committee accordingly to meet in the Room adjoining 
the Council Chamber immediately. 

Committee Grey Elliott, Francis Harris and James Ed- 
ward Powell Esq™ 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Crooke in the following Words viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 19 th December 1764. 

Honourable Gentlemen, 



Message fm. 
Corns. Ho: 
agreeing to 
Address to 
Govt touch?. 
a Colledge 



In Answer to your Message of yesterday desiring the 
Concurrence of this House and that a Committee might 
be appointed to join a Committee of your House in pre- 
paring an Address to his Excellency the Governor re- 
questing his Recommendation and Encouragement of so 
laudable an Undertaking as the Endowment of a College 
in this Province by the Rev d M r Whitefield, And 



DECEMBER, 1764. 143 

that his Excellency may be pleased to transmit Home 
our Wishes for the Completion thereof This House doth 
agree thereto and hath appointed a Committee accord- 
ingly. 

j 

Committee Mess™ Jones, Braddock, Ewen, Sir Pat-) 

rick Houstoun and M r Milledge j 

The House adjourned during Pleasure and the Commit- 
tee of this House joined the Committee of the Commons 
House to prepare the aforesaid Address, And after some 
Time the Committee being returned the House was re- 
sumed, And M r Elliott reported that the Committee of 
both Houses had prepared an Address to his Excellency 
on the aforegoing Subject Matter which he was directed 
to report when the honourable House will please to re- 
ceive the same. 

K«partod Ordered That the Report be now received. 

And M r Elliott accordingly read the same in his Place 
to. and afterwards delivered the Address in at the Table 
where it was read and agreed to by the House. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by Sir Patrick Houstoun Bar\in the following Words 



Commons House of Assembly 19^ Dec* 1764. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the Re- 
port of the Committee appointed to join a Committee 
of your House to prepare an Address to his Excellency 
the Governor requesting his Recommendation and En- 
couragement of so laudable an Undertaking as the En- 
dowment of a College in this Province by the Rev 4 M r 




144 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Whitefield ; and that he may be pleased to transmit home 
the Wishes of both Houses for the Completion thereof; 
This House doth agree to the Address so prepared. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 19 th Dec r 1764. 

M r Speaker 

Upon report from the Committee of this House ap- 
pointed to join a Committee of your House to prepare 
an Address to his Excellency the Governor requesting his 
Recommendation and Encouragement of so laudable an 
Undertaking as the Endowment of a College in this Prov- 
ince by the Rev* M r Whitefield; and that he may be 
pleased to transmit home the Wishes of both Houses for 
the Completion thereof: This House doth agree to the 
Address so prepared. 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 20 Decembris 1764 

The ingrossed address to his Excellency the Governor 
being read. 

Ordered That the same be entred in the Journals. 



DECEMBER, 1764. 145 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq r Captain 
General and Governor in chief of his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia. 

The joint _ The Address of both Houses of Assembly 



to his 
Excelly. the 

May it please your Excellency 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Council and Commons House of Assembly of Georgia in 
general Assembly met beg leave to acquaint your Excel- 
lency that with the highest Satisfaction we learn the 
Reverend M r George Whitefield has applied for Land in 
order to the Endowment of a College in this Province. 

The many and singular obligations Georgia has con- 
tinually lain under to that Reverend Gentleman from 
it's very Infant State would in gratitude induce us by 
every Means in our power to promote any Measure he 
might recommend but in the present Instance where the 
Interest of the Province, the Advancement of Religion 
and the pleasing Prospect of obtaining proper Education 
for our Youth so clearly coincide with his Views, We 
cannot in Justice but request your Excellency to use 
your utmost Endeavours to promote so desireable an 
Event : And to transmit Home our sincere and very fer- 
vent Wishes for the Accomplishment of so useful so 
beneficent and so laudable an Undertaking. 

Ordered That M r President do sign the Address. 

Ordered That M r Powell do with a Member of the 
Commons House wait on his Excellency the Governor to 
know when he will please to receive the two Houses 
with their Address. 

M r Powell reported that his Excellency the Governor 
having been waited on pursuant to Order to know when 

10 r— vol 17 



146 TOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

the two Houses should attend him with their Address 
had been pleased to answer that he was then ready to 
receive them. 

Accordingly the House adjourned during Pleasure and 
8a£STto P hSii W ' t ' 1 ^ le Commons House attended his Excellency the 
Exoeiiy. the Governor with their Address; And being returned the 
House was resumed, and M r President reported that this 
House with the Commons House had attended his Ex- 
cellency with their Address, which he (AI r President) 
had delivered And his Excellency was pleased to give Ins 
Answer thereto in the following Words viz t 



The Govr>. 
Anawar- 



Gentlemen 

I am so perfectly sensible of the very great Advan- 
tages which will result to the Province in general fr. ai 
the Establishment of a Seminary for Learning here tlvt 
it gives me the greatest Pleasure to find so laudable an 
Undertaking proposed by the Reverend M r Whitefield 
The friendly and zealous Disposition of that Gentleman 
to promote the Prosperity of this Province has been 
often experienced and you may rest assured that I shall 
transmit your Address home with my best Endeavours 
for the Success of the great Point in View. 

M r President also acquainted the House that he had 
a Message from his Excellency the Governor to this 
House signed by his Excellency which he was directed 
to lay before this House. 

And he presented the same accordingly and the said 
Message was read and is as follows. 

Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 



JANUARY, 1765. 147 

Ad journmt of until Tuesday the fifteenth Day of January next then 

the Ho : to 15th J J J J 

Janry.next- to meet for the Dispatch of Business; and it is accord- 
ingly adjourned to Tuesday the fifteenth Day of January 
next Given under my hand at Savannah this twentieth 
Day of December 1764. 

Ja: Wright 

To the Hon ble the President and \ 

Members of the upper House of Assembly} 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day. 

And then the House adjourned until 
Tuesday the fifteenth Day of January 
next Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 15 Januarii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 16 Januarii 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
i^esrro^Bn^read u i ec j an Act for the better ordering and governing of 
Xegroes and other Slaves in this Province was read a 
second Time. 



and 



And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 



148 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Committed Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committer 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till .«> 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T-, Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 17 Januarii 1765 



Houm in Com- 
mittee on 



The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
Ne*roBiii- mons jjouse intituled an Act for the better ordering 
and governing of Negroes and other Slaves in this Prov- 
ince. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill ami* 
desire another Time may be appointed for them to sit 
again. 

Ordered That this House shall be put into a Com- 
mittee again to proceed on the said Bill to Morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke 
gui ftn. comi. that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 

Ho 1 'or nustoff 

Im^ifsKp- an ^ Ct * or ra ^ s ^ n & a fund by an Impost on Shipping to 

ptor ~ defray the Expence of keeping in Repair or rebuilding 

the Light House and Pilot House on Tybee Island; to 

which fhey desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 



JANUARY, 1765. 



149 



Read first 



House, And the said Bill was read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a second Time. 



Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 18 Januarii 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
oSSiSS ! <£i in * nt0 a Committee to consider further of the ingrossed 
NaotroBiu— ^\\\ f rom t he Commons House intituled an Act for the 

better ordering and governing of Negroes and other 

Slaves in this Province 

After some Time 



Gone thxo'& 
amended 



Impost Bill 
read a Second 



The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and Made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be receired on Wednesday 
next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for raising a Fund by an Impost on Shipping to 
defray the Expence of keeping in Repair or rebuilding 
the Pilot House and Light House on Tybee Island was 
read a second Time 



150 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And it being proposed that the Bill he committed. 

And committed Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill immediately. 

House in com- Accordingly the House adjourned during Pleasure 
pJst bm- " and put into a Committee upon the said Bill 

After some Time 

The House was resumed. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From 5. P. R. O.—B. of '?., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 19 Januarii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O—B. of T. 9 Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae 21 Januarii 1765- 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1765. 151 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 22 Januarii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning* Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 23 Januarii 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Ho\ f to"ext£ui Houstoun that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
SS>^nex^d ie intituled an Act to extend and enforce the authority of 
! the several Laws therein mentioned to and throughout 

\ the Territory lately annexed to this Province, for divid- 

ing the same into Parishes, and for adding the Island 
J of Jekyl to the Parish of S* James To which they desire 

I the Concurrence of this Honourable House And the 

' Read the fir»t same was read the first Time and ordered to be read a 

Time— 

second Time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 
Amendmta. to reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 

the Negro Bill r ° 

reported— from the Commons House intituled an Act for the better 
ordering and governing of Negroes and other Slaves in 
this Province which Amendments being read twice were 
aarr ' agreed to by the House. 

•ntie of Bm Resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act for the 

enlarged. better ordering and governing Negroes and other Slaves 



152 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

in this Province and to prevent the inveigling or carry- 
ing away Slaves from their Masters or Employers. 

M r Jones from the Committee of the whole House 
£rt2? SH "" reported that they had gone through the ingrossed Bill 
witSSit* 6 from the Commons House intituled an Act for raising a 
Fund by an Impost on Shipping to defray the Expence 
of keeping in repair or rebuilding the Light House and 
Pilot House on Tybee Island; and that he was directed 
to report the same to the House without any Amend- 
ment : And he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

R<»d a Third OrpEREd That the Bill be now read a third Time. 



and 



Passed. 



And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass." 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 24 Januarii 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bin for extend- an Act to extend and enforce the authority of the several 
jj^USS Law3 therein mentioned to and throughout the Territory 
lately annexed to this Province, for dividing the same 



Time, 



JANUARY, 1765. 153 

into Parishes and for adding the Island of Jekyl to the 
Parish of Saint James was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed 

Ordered That the v Bill be committed to a Committee 



.And committed 

of the whole House 



Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Tuesday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till 
Monday Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. f Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 25 Januarii 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 

^tSra Time- an Act for the better ordering and governing of Negroes 

mud and other Slaves in this Province was read a third Time. 



Passed. 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

M r Elliott presented to the House a Bill intituled an 
Abetter Act for the better strengthening and settling of thi-s 
SeProviiice Province by compelling the several Persons who claim 
** *** to hold Lands within the same under any Grant or Grants 



154 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

from his Majesty witnessed by the Governor of South 
Carolina to bring or send into this Province a Number 
of White Persons of Negroes in Proportion to the Lands 
they claim to hold, agreeable to his Majesty's royal In- 
structions for granting Lands and to cultivate and im- 
prove the same; and for the better ascertaining the said 
several Tracts of Land by regulating the Surveys and 
marking the Lines thereof, and recording the several 
Plats in the Surveyor General's Ofilce ; also for register- 
ing and docquetting such Grants in the other proper 
Received and Offices of this Province : And the same was received 

read the first ,111 1 1 

Time- and read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 

Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'tdi 
to (8lc) Morning Eleven r/Ock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 26 Januarii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday- 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1765. 155 

(From B. P. R. O.—D. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lun;e 28 th0 Jamiarii 1765 

The Bill intituled an Act for the better strengthening 
Srli£tiiente« r and settling of this Province by compelling the several 
the Province Persons who claim to hold Land within the same under 

•vc read a sec- « • -. r • 111 

ond Time— ?ny Grant or Grants from his Majesty, witnessed by the 
Governor of South Carolina, to bring or send into this 
Province a Number of White Persons or Negivis in 
Proportion to the Lands they claim to hold agreeable 
to his Majesty's Royal Instructions for granting lands 
?nd to cultivate and improve the same; And for the 
better ascertaining the said several Tracts of Land by 
regulating the Surveys and marking the Lines thereof, 
and recording the several Plots in the Surveyor Generals 
Office; also for registering and docketting such Grants 
in the other proper Offices in this Province: was read a 
second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

And committed . , , 

of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned lilt 
to Morrow Morning Eleven o'clock. 



156 



TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 29 Januarii 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
House in Com- into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act for the bet- 

mittee on Bill 

sSwSrtT ter stren ff t hening and settling of this Province by com- 
SwPOTince Polling the several Persons who claim to hold Lands 
**" within the same under any Grant or Grants from his 

Majesty witnessed by the Governor of South Carolina 
to bring or send into this Province a Number of white 
Persons or Negroes in Proportion to the Lands they 
claim to hold, agreeable to his Majesty's Royal Instruc- 
tions for granting lands and to cultivate and improve 
the same; And for the better ascertaining the said sev- 
eral Tracts of Land by regulating the Surveys and mark- 
ing the Lines thereof and recording the several Plots in 
the Surveyor Generals Office; also for registering and 
Docquetting such Grants in the other proper Offices in 
this Province. 

After some Time 

The house was resumed; and M r Elliott reported that 

Binreported the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

Amendment vvas directed to report the same to the House without any 

Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 



Ordered to be 
inffroased. 



Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 



The ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for the better 
fofSe'biSS strengthening and settling of this Province by compelling 
and settling the the several Persons who claim to hold Lands within tha 

Province Ac. 

read^a Third same under any Grant or Grants from his Majesty wit- 
nessed by the Governor of South Carolina to bring or 
send into this Province a Number of white Persons or 
Negroes in proportion to the Lands they claim to hold, 



And passed 



/ 



Sent to the 
Coma. House— 



JANUARY, 1765. 157 

agreeable to his Majesty's royal Instructions for grant- 
ing Lands, and to cultivate and improve the same; And 
for the bettor ascertaining the said several Tracts 
of Land by regulating the Surveys and marking the 
Lines thereof and recording the several Plats in the Sur- 
veyor General's Office; Also for registering and doc- 
quetting such Grants in the other proper Offices in this 
Province was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass. 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

Honae in owi- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mittee on Bill b 
to extend the m ons House intituled an Act to extend and enforce the 

Lawi 

authority of the several Laws therein mentioned to and 
throughout the Territory lately annexed to this Prov- 
ince, for dividing the same into Parishes and for adding 
the Island of Jekyl to the Parish of S l James 

After some Time 

The House was resumed; and M r Powell reported 

Bui amended, that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 

several Amendments thereto which he was directed to 

report when the Honourable House will please to receive 

the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Thursday 
next. 



158 



TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



Bin presented M r Tones presented to the House a Bill intituled an 

for Limitation ... 

of Actions Ac- Act for Limitation of Actions and avoiding* Suits of 
Received and Law; and the same was received and read the first Time 

read 1st Time- and ordered to | )e read a se C01ld Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Thursday next. 

A Petition of Robert Bollon of Savannah in the said 
Roft. i0 B f fton Pi" ov mce was presented to the House and read setting" 
tunafa'post 1 " f°i"th that the Petitioner had received a Commission from 
cha^rSwn! his Majesty's Post Master's General of North America 
to establish a Post Office for the safe and speedy Con- 
veyance of Letters to and throughout the different Parts 
of this Province; And the Petitioner apprehending that 
a regular Mail to and from South Carolina every Ten 
Days would be of great Advantage to Commerce and of 
general Use to the Inhabitants of tin's Province had con- 
certed Measures for carrying the same into immediate 
Execution with the Person appointed Post Master in 
Charles Town; and in regard that (i>li) the Establishment 
and Prosecution of a Plan so beneficial would be attended 
with a constant and not inconsiderable Expense Praying 
this House would bz pleased to take the Premises under 
Consideration and grant him such Assistance therein as 
should seem meet. 



Ordered That the said Petition do lie upon the 
Table. 

And then the House adjourned 'till 
Thursday Morning Eleven o'Clock to 
* Morrow being a State Holiday. 



JANUARY, 1765. 159 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 31 Januarij 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke, 
Bin fm. coms. that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 

House to pre- l 

SS^I^tol in an Act to P^vent Frauds and Abuses in the admeasur- 
Lands- j n g. an( j i av j n g out j 1 j s Majesty's Lands in the Province 

of Georgia, to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
Read the first Honourable House and the said Bill was read the first 

Time. . 

Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Monday next. 

mil for Limita- The Bill intituled an Act for Limitation of Actions 

toon of Actions 

£^a_second and avoiding Suits in Law was read a second Time. 
And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 
Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

And committed 

of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 
Amendmts. to reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 

Bill to extend l ft 

££rted7m re " from the Commons House intituled an Act to extend and 
committee- en f orce the Authority of the several Laws therein men- 
tioned to and throughout the Territory lately annexed to 
this Province, for dividing the same into Parishes, and 
for adding the Island of Jekyl to the Parish of Saint 
James; which Amendments being read Twice were 
And agreed to agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to mor- 
row. 



160 



TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



Memorial of 
Survr. genL 
touching 
Frauds in the 
admeasuring 
Lands— 



A Memorial of Henry Yonge Surveyor General of his 
Majesty's Lands in this Province was presented to the 
House and read setting forth that Frauds and Abuses 
had been committed in measuring his Majesty's Lands in 
this Province owing to the Practice of bearing the Chain, 
on the several Surveys which the Deputy Surveyors were 
employed in, by Negroes and by white Persons not 
sworn to the honest and faithfull Performance of that 
Service from whence it often happened that the Quantity 
of Land directed to be laid out by the Governor's War- 
rants far exceeded in the Field the Number of Acres 
represented by the Plats returned to be annexed to the 
Grants of such Lands; which abuse in many Instances 
could not be timely detected by the Surveyor General or 
his Deputies and tended to defraud the Public of the 
Taxes and the Crown of the Quit Rents on the Surplus 
measure of such incorrect and unjust Surveys And 
praying that a Law might pass to prevent in future the 
like Practices so injurious to the Province and his Maj- 
esty's Revenue. 



Ordered That the Memorial do lie upon the Table 
untill the Bill from the Commons House intituled an Act 
to prevent Frauds and abuses in the admeasuring and 
laying out his Majesty's Lands in the Province of Geor- 
gia be read a second Time. 



And then the House adjourned 'tflf 
to morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 161 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris i° Februarii 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
^ttpeojwn into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Att for Limi- 
«f Actkm* tations of Actions and avoiding Suits in Law 

After some Time 

The House was resumed; and M r Jones reported that 

Rwrtrf^-the Committee had gone through the Bill and that lie 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table* 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time 
ted * third ^nd t jj e Bin was accordingly read a third Time 

sod 

Then the Question was put "Whether the Bill shad 
pass" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Baillie in the following Words viz* 

Commons House of Assembly 31 st January 1765 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 

J5?SiiS? fb Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 

to A Ne«ro an Act for the better ordering and governing Negroes 

and other Slaves in this Province have agreed to some 

11 c — vf' 17 



enoe on Amend- 

mts» 

BID— 



162 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



and disagreed to others; therefore this House desires- 
you will be pleased to appoint a Committee of your 
House to join a Committee of this House in a Confer- 
ence upon the subject matter of the said Amendments 
And if your Honours please to join therein this House 
desires you'll appoint your Number Time and place. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper house of Assembly i 8t February 1765. 

M r Speaker 

In answer to your Message desiring a Conference on 
the Amendments made by this House to the Bill intituled 
an Act for the better ordering and governing Negroe6 
and other Slaves in this Province This House doth agree 
thereto and hath appointed a Committee accordingly to 
meet in the Room adjoining the Council Chamber im- 
mediately. 

Committee The Hon ble Grey Elliott, Lewis Johnson 
and Ja* Edw d Powell Esq™ 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bflitoextrad an Act to extend and enforce the authority of the several 

the Laws read 

« third Time- Laws therein mentioned to and throughout the Territory 
lately annexed to this Province for dividing the same 
into Parishes and for adding the Island of Jekyl to the 
Parish of S fc James, was read a third Time 



to 

Corns, House 

mmtfngto 

vfOnxesenoe 




Then the Question was put 
the Amendments shall pass ? 



Whether this Bill with 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 16S 

and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 2 nd February 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 4 February 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
jffl^i»OTtiit an Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the admeasuring 
•SJSrJSa anc * ' a y* n £ out h* s Majesty's Lands in the Province of 
smowi TtaB# ~ Georgia was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

.AndoommitUd of ^ ^^ Hou$e 

Ordered That the House be now put into a Commit- 
tee upon the said Bill. 

-Hoom in com- Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleas- 

xnittae upon the . ... _.., 

«idBui- U re and put into a Committee upon the said Bill. 



164 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

After some Time 



BiU Amended 



The House was resumed, And M r Powell reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 5 February 1765 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 
Ajmeadmta. to reported the Amendments to the ingrossed Bill from the 

Bill to prevent 

JSJSJJ^* 1 ' Commons House intituled an Act to prevent Frauds and 
fn^coSSttee* Abuses in the admeasuring and laying out his Majesty's 
Lands in the Province of Georgia which Amendments 
And «g*ed to being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

And then the House adjourned 'till ta 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 16* 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 6 P February 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
to pi""* an Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the admeasuring 
1 and laying out his Majesty's Lands in the Province of 
Georgia was read a third Time. 

id 

wlttl Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clodc 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 7° February 1765° 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Croolce in the following Words* viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 7 th February 1765 
Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having come to a Resolution to provide 



162 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

and disagreed to others; therefore this House desires* 
you will be pleased to appoint a Committee of your 
House to join a Committee of this House in a Confer- 
ence upon the subject matter of the said Amendments 
And if your Honours please to join therein this House 
desires you'll appoint your Number Time and place. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper house of Assembly i 8t February 1765. 

M r Speaker 

In answer to your Message desiring a Conference on 
coma. House the Amendments made by this House to the Bill intituled 

•ffFG6jtaf to 

Confemuse a n Act for the better ordering and governing Negroe6 
and other Slaves in this Province This House doth agree 
thereto and hath appointed a Committee accordingly to 
meet in the Room adjoining the Council Chamber im- 
mediately. 

Committee The Hon bIe Grey Elliott, Lewis Johnson 
and Ja" Edw d Powell Esq™ 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Baitoaxtesd an Act to extend and enforce the authority of the several 

the Laws read 

a third Time- Laws therein mentioned to and throughout the Territory 
lately annexed to this Province for dividing the same 
into Parishes and for adding the Island of Jekyl to the 
Parish of S e James, was read a third Time 



And passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 

wtjj. Amend- thc Amendments shall pass ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master m Chancery to return the said Bill 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 165 

and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 2 nd February 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 4 February 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
'«n,& , to V * nt an Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the admeasuring 
fSSKSid 1 * anc * lzy m g out his Majesty's Lands in the Province of 
seeond t*"*- Georgia was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

.And committed q{ ^ whde House 

Ordered That the House be now put into a Commit- 
tee upon the said Bill. 

HooMinCom- Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleas- 

mitteeaponth* , , ni|1 

•aw Bui- ure and put into a Committee upon the said Bill. 



164 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

After some Time 



BUI Amended 



The House was resumed, And M r Powell reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



Amendmts. 
Bill to 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 5 February 1765 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 
™« ^ to . reported the Amendments to the ingrossed Bill from the 

Bill to prevent * 

SSSSJ?* 1 " Commons House intituled an Act to prevent Frauds and 
fafcomSttee 1 Abuses in the admeasuring and laying out his Majesty's 
Lands in the Province of Georgia which Amendments. 
*° being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 165 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 6° February 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
biu to proreot an Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the admeasuring 

_■ *ti an( j laying ou t his Majesty's Lands in the Province of 

Georgia was read a third Time. 



third Ttm»- 



PUNd with 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 7° February 1765 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Crooke in the following Words* viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 7 th February 1765 
Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having come to a Resolution to provide 



166 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Me«a«« fm. the Sum of Fifty Pounds Sterling to enable his Ex- 

Coui8» Ho I thftt 

th aL. l f d *•" cellency the Governor to offer a Reward for the Dis- 

solved to pro- J 

ride 60 for • co very and Conviction of the Person or Persons concern- 
SJS5i5^?" ed in making or uttering Paper Bills in Imitation of the 
of Bills- lawfull paper Bills of Credit of this Province To which 
^cScS?* Resolution this House desires your Honours Con- 
itoSi- thiB currence. 

Also a Message from the Commons House by the said 
M p Crooke in the following Words viz* 

Commons House of Assembly 6** Feb 1 1765 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
co^Hof" 1, Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 
i££mdmts an Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the admeasur- 

made to Bin to . 

gpevent p»ud« mg and laying out his Majesty's Lands in this Province 
lm***-^ do agree with your House in the said Amendments. 

Likewise that the Commons House have agreed to- 
i&h2&Z22i the Bill intituled an Act for the better strengthening aad 
S^tiwth!*" settling of this Province by compelling the several Per- 
tSnff the $©▼- sons who claim to hold Lands within the same under 
Amend- any Grant or Grants from his Majesty witnessed by the 
Governor of South Carolina to bring or send into this 
Province a Number of white Persons or Negroes in Pro- 
portion to the Lands they claim to hold, agreeable to his 
Majesty's royal Instructions for granting Lands, and fo 
cultivate and improve the same; And for the better as- 
certaining the said several Tracts of Land by regulating 
the Surveys and marking the Lines thereof and record- 
ing the several Plats in the Surveyor General's Officer 
Also for registering and docquetting such Grants in the 
other proper Offices in this Province : With some Amend- 
ments to which Amendments they desire the Concurrence 
of this Honourable House. 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 167 

Resolved That this House doth concur with the 
25S?£th! Commons House in their Resolution to provide the Sum 
Co,aM ■ Ho k i,l of Fifty Pounds Sterling to enable his Excellency the 

■ww ill 1 Hi* KA #m» 

• Bewud *c- Governor to offer a Reward for the Discovery and Con- 
viction of the Person or Persons concerned in making 
or uttering Paper Bills in Imitation of the lawfull Paper 
Bills of Credit of this Province. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them with 
the aforegoing Resolution. 

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the 
££de^coms. Amendments made by the Commons House to the Bill 
Slitte? 11 intituled an Act for the better strengthening and settling 
| t 'iS§to P the of this Province by compelling the several Persons who 
considered and claim to hold Lands within the same under any Grant 

f u ' mid to — 

or Grants from his Majesty witnessed by the Governor 
of South Carolina to bring or send into this Province a 
Number of white Persons or Negroes in Proportion to 
the Lands they claim to hold, agreeable to his Majesty's 
royal Instructions for granting Lands and to cultivate 
and improve the same And for the better ascertaining 
the said several Tracts of Land by regulating the Sur- 
veys and marking the Lines thereof and recording the 
several Plats in the Surveyor General's Office; also for 
registering and docquetting such Grants in the other 
proper Offices in this Province. Which Amendments 
being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them that 
this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by 
their House to the said Bill. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



168 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 8° Februarii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morro* 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



{From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Sabbati q° Februarii 1765 



The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 11 th Februarii 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Baillie 

I?:toS£ta£ ^ at ^ e Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 

aevLAete- Act to continue several Acts of the General Assembly 

therein mentioned; to prevent Masters of Vessels from 

carrying off Persons in Debt; to continue the several 

Road Acts; and an Act to prevent stealing of Horses 

and neat Cattle; to which they desire the Concurrence 

seidtketat of this Honourable House; and the said Bill was read 

the first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 1«» 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 12 Februarii 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 

i^A^SlSSd an Act to continue several Acts of the general Assembly 

- a * ocondTlme ~ therein mentioned; to prevent Masters of Vessels from 

carrying off Persons in Debt; to continue the several 

Road Acts; and an Act to prevent stealing of Horses 

and neat Cattle; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

*nd committed. Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 13 Februarii 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
in eg*, into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
y jtfy mons House intituled an Act to continue several Acts 
of the present general Assembly therein mentioned; to 
prevent Masters of Vessels from carrying off Persons 
in Debt; to continue the several Road Acts; And an 
Act to prevent stealing of Horses and neat Cattle.; 



170 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

After some Time 

The House was resumed; and MP Martin reported' 

Sjf^endmt that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 

he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on 
Friday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning Eleven o' Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 14 Februarii 1765° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 15° Februarii 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House en- 
bm * continue titul«ii an Act to continue several Acts of the general 

eerl Acta read ^ ° 

a tErd Time- Assembly therein mentioned to prevent Masters of Ves- 
sels from carrying off Persons in Debt; to continue the 
*■* several Road Acts; and an Act to prevent the stealing- 
of Horses and neat Cattle ; was read a third Time. 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 171 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Common* 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 16 Februarii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 18 Februarii 1765 

the House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 19 Februarii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



172 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 20 February 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Monow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 21 February 1765 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governor signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House; and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and is as follows viz 1 — 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the upper house of Assembly until 
Adjournment. Monday the twenty fifth Day of this Instant February 
then to meet for the dispatch of Business; and it is 
hereby adjourned accordingly. 

Given under my hand at Savannah the 21 st Day of 
February 1765 

Ja : Wright 
To the President and Members of 

his Majesty's hon bl * Council — 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day. 

And then the House adjourned until 
Monday next being the 25 th of this In- 
stant February Eleven o'Clock in the 
Forenoon — 



FEBRUARY, 1765. 17» 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. } Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 25 February 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
bui from Coma. Francis Williams that the Commons House have passed 

House forlorn) 

•X^sic?* 1 * 8 Bill intituled an Act to impower Commissioners to 
Bouse ~ Lease or Let for a certain term of Years the Lot of Land 
commonly called the Spring near Savannah, and to rent 
the Building in Savannah commonly called the Watch 
House, and to appropriate the Moneys arising there- 
from; to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
the first Honourable House, and the said Bill was read the first 
Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



Time 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 26 Februarii 1765° 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooker 

gSTHoas? 1 ' that the Commons House have passed an Ordinance ap- 

2JE!S! n * an pointing William Knox Esquire Agent to solhcit the 

Affairs of this Province in great Britain, to which they 

desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House; and 

Readth* first the Ordinance was read the first Time and ordered to be 

read a second Time. 



And a second ,_*. 
Time- Time. 



Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a second 



And the Ordinance was accordinely read a second 
Time. 



174 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be com- 
mitted. 

Ordered That the same be committed to a Commit- 

*nd committed. tee of the who j e House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance to morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Mercurii 27 Februarii 1765° 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
House in Com- into a Committee on the Ordinance appointing William 

mittee on Ordi- rr ° 

•nSUH? 1 ** Knox Esq r Agent to sollicit the Affairs of this Province 
in Great Britain 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 

J^J^J^' the Committee had gone through the Ordinance and that 

he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Ordinance in at 

the Table. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a third 

Bead a Third m . 
^Time Tfme. 

And the Ordinance was accordingly read a third 
Time. 



FEBRUARY, 1765.. 175 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- , 
dinance and acquaint them that this House hath agreed 
to the same without any Amendment. 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 

mrai%JaMfor Houstoun Bar 1 that the Commons House have passed 

^tSS^jfetoe a Bill intituled an Act for establishing three Ferries at 

particular Places therein mentioned to which they desire 

the Concurrence of this Honourable House And the Bill 

«fuad first Time was read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 

Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



v 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 28 Februarii 1765° 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
F 2 rry 'SI 1 ** 1 tituled an Act for establishing three Ferries at particular 

• Second Tim©- ° *^ 

Places therein mentioned was read a second Time. 
And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 
Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

^d committed of the whde House( 



) 



176 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris i° Martii 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
Howe to Com- into a Committee upon the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
Bm ~~ mens House intituled a» Act for establishing three Fer- 

ries at particular Places therein mentioned. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Powell reported 

Bui amended, that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 

several Amendments thereto which he was directed to 

report when the Honourable House wfll please to receive 

the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to> 
morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1765. 177 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. 9 Georgia, Vol. 42.) ■ 

Die Sabbati 2° Martii 1765 

M r Powell from the Comrtrittee of the whole House 
— ^ — ^ leported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 

•0 F0try Bill ° 

SJJJgjk*?- from the Commons House intituled an Act for establish- 
ing three Ferries at particular places therein mentioned 
Agnate, which Amendments being read twice were agreed to by 
the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till 
Monday Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 4 th Martii 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
a ti3rf B ifeZ^ an Act for establishing three Ferries at particular Places 
therein mentioned was read a third Time. 

And passed Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 

mts. the Amendments shall pass ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

12 o r-Tol 17 



178 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 5 Martii 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke 
Bui fm. corns. That the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 

Houm for 

^JJmtFot^& an Act for building a Fort and Barracks within the same 
p.ui'sP«toh i n the Parish of S 1 Paul, a Guard House in Savannah, 
and repairing the Barracks in Fort George in the Town 
of Frederica on the Island of S l Simon and for appoint- 
ing and impowering Commissioners to issue Certificates 
for the said Purposes. 

Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
§0 : fS S£t tituled an Act for granting to his Majesty certain Duties 
fetiSfafiSd of therein mentioned and for applying the same in Aid of 
* enerm!Tax ~ the general Tax: To both which Bills they desire the 

Concurrence of this Honourable House And the said 
BoABfta re«d Bills were severally read the first Time and ordered to 

be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 6° Martii 1765° 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 

22nd 1 iSr- a tituled an Act for building a Fort and Barracks within 

the same in the Parish of S l Paul, a Guard House in 

Savannah, and repairing the Barracks in Fort George 



I! 

1 



MARCH, 1765. 179 

in the Town of Frederica on the Island of Saint Simon 
and for appointing and impowering Commissioners to 
issue Certificates for the said Purposes; was read a 
second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

And committed Qf Ae ^^ house 

. Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
IdiwH "^ uled an Act for granting to his Majesty certain Duties 
therein mentioned and for applying the same in Aid of 
* the general Tax ; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

, , Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Commit- 

_And committed 

tee of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 7 Martii 1765° / 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

mSSetwlimi 11 "* 11 * a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 

PSJZte;**** mons House intituled an Act for building a Fort and 

Barracks within the same in the Parish of S* Paul a 



180 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Guard House In Savannah, and repairing the Barracks 
in Fort George in the Town of Frederica on the Island 
of S l Simons and for appointing and impowering Com- 
missioners to issue Certificates for the said Purposes. 

After some Time 



BiU amended. 



The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the Honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 



Ordered That the Report be received to morrow. 



M r Elliott presented to the House a Bill intituled an* 
S l l>5££? t * d Act for effectually preventing the spread of the Small 
- ip©*- Pox by Inoculation in this Province, And the same was. 
received and read the first Time and ordered to be read 



Read first Time 



a second Time. 



Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
morrow. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Simpson in the following Words viz 1 



Mesoaffe fm. 
Come. Houae 
desiring Con- 
ference on 
Amendmts. to 

Ferry Bin- 



Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 
an Act for establishing three Ferries at particular Places 
therein mentioned, have agreed to some and disagreed 
to others and therefore this House desires you will be 
pleased to appoint a Committee of your House to join a 
Committee of this House in a Conference upon the Sub- 
ject matter of the s.ik! Amendments and if your Honours. 



< 



MARCH, 1765. 181 

please to join therein this House desires you'll appoint 
your Number Time and Place. 

Commons House of Assembly 
March 7 th 1765° 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz* 

Upper House of Assembly 7 th March 1765. 

M r Speaker 

In answer to your Message desiring a Conference on 
S£ i h£m the Subject Matter of the Amendments made by this 
Conference House to the Bill intituled an Act for establishing three 
Ferries at particular Places therein mentioned, This 
House doth agree to the said Conference and hath ap- 
pointed a Committee accordingly to meet in the Room 
adjoining the Council Chamber immediately. 

Committee James Edward Powell, Gray Elliott, James 
Read and Lewis Johnson Esq r 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



to Fort BUI 



(From B. P. R. O.— B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 8° Martii 1765 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 
reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
from the Commons House intituled an Act for building 
a Fort and Barracks within the same in the Parish of 
S l Paul a Guard House in Savannah and repairing the 



182 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Barracks in Fort George in the Town of Frederica on 
the Island of S l Simon and for appointing" and impower- 
ing Commissioners to issue Certificates for the said Pur- 
And weed to. poses : Which Amendments being iead twice were agreed 
to by the House. 

The Bill intituled an Act for effectually preventing 
52dL^Jd m the spread of the small Pox by Inoculation in this Prov- 
Tlmfc ince was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

and committed. of the who , e Rouse 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Wednesday next. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
o^mitSa? ' nto a Committee on the lngrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act for granting to his Maj- 
esty certain Duties therein mentioned and for applying 
the same in Aid of the general Tax. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed And M r Powell reported that 

wrXmendSr tte Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a third Time on 
Tuesday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1765. 



183 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati g° Martii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae ii° Martii 1765* 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 

I2L£toi££mi Houstoun that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

vSntS&tT*" intituled an Act to amend an Act intituled an Act to 

pSSSiS?" 1 pi event private Persons from purchasing Lands from the 

Indian. *c.- 6 Indians and for preventing Persons trading with them 

without License to which they desire the Concurrence of 

this Honourable House And the said Bill was read the 

first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 



Ordered 
Morrow. 



That the Bill be read a second Time to 



Fort BUI read 
third Time 



The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for building a Fort and Barracks within the same 
in the Parish of S l Paul a Guard House in Savannah and 
repairing the Barracks in Fort George in the Town of 
Frederica on the Island of S l Simon and for appointing 
and impowering Commissioners to issue Certificates for 
the said Purposes ; was read a third Time. 



Pawed Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
with Amend. Amendments shall pass ? 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



184 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

A Petition of several Inhabitants of the said Province 
wi tl inhStaiito was presented to the House and read setting forth that 
SSmedbjSr. they had had allotted them several Tracts of Land in 
the said Province the Major part of which Allotments 
were made during the Government of the Trustees for 
establishing the Colony of Georgia and for which they 
had since obtained his Majesty's Grants That with equal 
Surprise and Concern they were informed the said Lands 
were said to be claimed by Sir William Baker Knight 
under a Grant from the Proprietors of South Carolina 
prior to the Division and Settlement of this Province 
That some of them had their Lands allotted them as a 
Recompence for their Services in the Province and others 
who had been Soldiers in General Oglethorpe's late Regi- 
ment disbanded here had had each of them a Tract of 
fifty Acres within the Limits claimed as aforesaid or- 
dered them in Consequence of his Majesty's Instructions 
at the Reduction of that Regiment That it appeared sev- 
eral of the Farm Lots laid out at the first Settlement of 
the Province and annexed to the Town Lots in Savannah 
and conveyed by the Trustees to several Persons in 
Trust for the Freeholders of the said Town were also 
within the said Claim That the Village of Vemonburgh 
in Particular the greatest Part of which was included 
in the said Claim had been laid out. in small Tracts to 
several of the Petitioners or their Ancestors whose un- 
wearied and continued Industry had been employed in 
improving the Soil so barren, that without the effectual 
Efforts they had made would scarce be fit for any Pur- 
pose of Cultivation That the Majority of them were 
Persons in midling and many of them in low Circum- 



MARCH, 1765. 185 

stances the chief of whose Substance was their Lands 
and the Improvements thereon erected at the Expence 
and by the hard manual Labour of themselves and their 
forefathers for upwards of thirty Years That should 
they be turned off from their respective Habitations not 
only themselves (many of them bending under the Weight 
of Years and Infirmities) would be reduced to the lowest 
Ebb of Distress and Want but their helpless and in many 
Instances numerous Families must inevitably become 
sharers therein That the Petitioners could not but ob- 
serve as they were ignorant of that claim they must be 
cleared of any voluntary Incroachment upon the Lands 
said to be claimed by the said Sir William Baker They 
having taken up and improved their several Allotments 
upon the repeated Encouragement given to induce Set- 
tlers to come into the Province the Error and Miscon- 
duct, if any must therefore in Justice be imputed to those 
who made the Allotments That the Petitioners confiding 
in the often experienced Tenderness and Attention of 
their most gracious Sovereign to the Interest of his 
meanest and most remote Subjects begged Leave to pray 
that the Honourable House duly weighing the melan- 
choly situation they were in with Respect to their Prop- 
erty would please to give Directions to the Provincial 
Agent concerning the Premises and strongly recommend 
it to him to lay their Case in the most respectful manner 
before his sacred Majesty or such Boards as might be 
necessary to procure them that Relief it might be thought 
to deserve. 



Resolved That this House will instruct the Commit- 
direct Amnt to ^~ 
" H Relief— 1 



R«K>ivedto tee Q £ Con-espondence to direct the Agent to sollicit Re- 
oUMt fe,tef - lief in the Premisses. 



And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



186 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Martis 12 Martii 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 

SSSiiSff^ 1 " 1 u ^ an ^ ct * or & rant " 1 ? to his Majesty certain Duties 
therein mentioned and for applying the same in Aid of 
the General Tax was read a third Time. 



And Passed. 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall' 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bitf 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Crooke in the following Words viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 12 th March 1765 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This Hou6e having taken under Consideration the 
Message £m. Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 

Coma. House * 

fSSJSf o^the an ^ Ct * or building a Fort and Barracks within the same 
^^tothe m the Parish of S l Paul a Guard House in Savannah, 
Fort Bill- an( j repairing the Barracks in Fort George in the Town 
of Frederica on the Island of St Simon, and for impow- 
ering Commissioners to issue Certificates for the said 
Purposes ; have agreed to some and disagreed to others ; 
And therefore this House desires you will be pleased to 
appoint a Committee of your House to join a Committee 
of this House upon a Conference on the Subject Matter 
of the said Amendments, and if your Honours please 



MARCH, 1765. 18T 

to join therein this House desires you will appoint your 
Number Time and Place. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act to amend an Act intituled an Act to prevent 
private Persons from purchasing Lands from the Indians 
and for preventing Persons trading with them without 
License; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 



And committed . ., « . TT 

of the whole House. 



Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Thursday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 13 Martii 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
Home in com- into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act for effectu- 
pox Bin- ally preventing the Spreading of the Small Pox by In- 
oculation in this Province. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 
Reported wth.- the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

ont Amondmt. 

was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table. 



188 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

OrAwredtobe Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 13 th March 1765 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message desiring a Conference on 
owE^hcJSm the Amendments made by this House to the Bill intituled 
conference on an Act for building a Fort and Barracks within the same 

Amendmts 

guide to Fort in the Parish of S l Paul a Guard House in Savannah 
and repairing the Barracks in Fort George in the Town 
of Frederica on the Island S l Simon, and for impowering 
Commissioners to issue Certificates for the said Purposes ; 
This House doth agree to the said Conference and hath 
appointed a Committee accordingly to meet in the Room 
adjoining the Council Chamber immediately. 

Committee 

f Ja' Edw d Powell 1 
The Hon ble j Grey Elliott \ Esq™ 

[ James Read J 



And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 14 Martii 1765° 

The ingrossed Bill Intituled an Act for effectually 
52da P Thw m P reven ti n £ tih e spreading of the small Pox by Inocula- 
Tlme "~ tion in this Province was read a third Time. 



MARCH, 1765. 18fr 

Then the Question was put "Whether the Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons. 
House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
Indian Stta * nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to amend an Act intituled 
an Act to prevent private Persons from Purchasing 
Lands from the Indians and for preventing Persons trad- 
ing with them without Licence. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Elliott reported that 
oat"3uiMMto!£ * e Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Bead a Third Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 

Time— 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 
Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 

And Passed. pas S ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 



190 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

ordinance ap- Houstoun that the Commons House have passed an Or- 
Ecto^of San- dinance for appointing Francis Lee Esq r Comptroller 
sSb?S?& mt and Collector of the Country Duties at the Port of Sun- 
vannah- bury, and for appointing Daniel Nunes Waiter for the 
Port of Savannah in this Province to which they desire 
« * ^ the Concurrence of this Honourable House. And the 

Read three 

Timee said Ordinance was read three several Times. 



And Passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
shall pass ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent Jo the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
dinance and acquaint them that this House hath agreed 
to the same without any Amendment. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Simp- 

coSU House son » that the Commons House have passed a Bill mtit- 

Ac^tos'u'pp^ess "led an additional Act to an Act intituled an Act to sup- 

Lotteries Ac— p ress potteries and prevent other excessive and deceitful 

Gaming. 

And also that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
coms! House intituled an additional Act to an Act intituled an Act 
Act ! toS«u- f° r the better regulating Taverns Punch Houses and Re- 
tain* •mvems tailers of Spirituous Liquors— To both which Bills they 
desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House And 
Both B«is wad the said Bills were severally read the first Time and or- 

Arst Time. J 

dered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the said Bills be severally read a sec- 
ond Time to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1765. 1M 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 15 Martii 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
bui addition*! u i e d an additional Act to an Act intituled an Act to sup- 

to Act to pre- * 

JS^^Hdf^- P ress Lotteries and prevent 6ther excessive and deceitful 
•ondTime- Gaming was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
toicti^i. uled an Additional Act to an Act entituled an Act for 
SrasiS-wid better regulating Taverns, Punch Houses, and Retailers 
8800 of spirituous Liquors was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed. 

-And committed Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till tr 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



192 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 16 Martii 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 18 Martii 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
Addition^ 1 mm into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 

to toe Lottery *=* v 

Actjn commit- mons House intituled an additional Act to an Act intit- 
uled an Act to Suppress Lotteries and prevent other ex- 
cessive and deceitful Gaming. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Powell reported that 

*S%EmE^ ^ e Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

pent. was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Read third Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 

Time 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 



And passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall' 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons- 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 1 



MARCH, 1765. 193 

and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 

SittS. ra'addi- put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 

S^^Act Commons House intituled an additional Act to an Act 

intituled an Act for better regulating Taverns, Punch 

Houses and retailers of spirituous Liquors. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Elliott reported that 
JSiSSidS: Ae Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Read a Third Ordered That the said Bill be now read a third 
**■"•* Time. 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
BsntoiMM uled an Act to impower Commissioners to lease or Let 
™rif m£25 for a certain Term of Years the Lot of Land commonly 
~ called the Spring near Savannah and to rent the Build- 

ing in Savannah commonly called the Watch Hoose; 
and to appropriate the Moneys arising therefrom; was 
read a second Time. 

13cr-TOll7 



And passed. 



194 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be now put into a Commit- 
tee upon the said Bill. 

HooMin! The House was accordingly adjourned during Pleas- 

npjMitheMid ure and put into a Committee upon the said Bill.. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Read reported that 
* Bin aomdad the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 
some Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the Honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the report be received to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis 19 Martii 1765 

Mr. Read from the Committee of the whole House re- 
ported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 
the Commons House intituled an Act to impower Com- 
missioners to lease or let for a certain Term of Years the 
Lot of Land commonly called the Spring near Savannah 
and to rent the Building commonly called the Watch 
House and to appropriate the Moneys arising therefrom ; 



MARCH, 1765. 195 

Which Amendments being read twice were agreed to by 
the House — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Simpson ; 
that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 
Act for raising and granting to his Majesty the Sum of 
One Thousand five hundred and ninety nine Pounds 
Seven Shillings and one Penny half Penny Sterling for 
the Use and Support of the Government of Georgia for 
the Year 1765 to be raised at certain Rates and after the 
Method therein mentioned and for the more effectually 
collecting of Arrears ; to which they desire the Concur- 
rence of this Honourable House, And the said Bill was 
read the first Time and ordered to be read a Second Time 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time — 

And the Bill was accordingly read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
•of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
supon the said Bill to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock 



186 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Mercurii 20 Martii 1765 

The ingrosSed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to impower Commissioners to lease of let for a 
certain Term of Years the Lot of Land commonly called 
the Spring near Savannah, and to rent the Building in 
Savannah commonly called the Watch House, and to ap- 
propriate the Moneys arising therefrom ; was read a third 
Time- 
Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons: 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto — 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun ; that the Commons House have agreed to the 
Bill intituled an Act for effectually preventing the spread- 
ing of the small Pox by Inoculation in this Province with 
some Amendments to which Amendments they desire the 
Concurrence of this honourable House — 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Commons 
House intituled an Act for raising and granting to his 
Majesty the Sum of One thousand five hundred ninety 
nine Pounds Seven Shillings and One Penny half Penny 
Sterling for the Use and Support of the Government of 
Georgia for the Year 1765 to be raised at certain Rates. 
and after the method therein mentioned And for the: 
more effectual collecting of Arrears; 



MARCH, 1765. ' 197 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 
directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment and ho delivered the Bill in at the Table — 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time — 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 21 Martii 1765 

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the 
Amendments made by the Commons House to the Bill 
intituled an Act for effectually preventing the spreading 
of the small Pox by Inoculation in this Province ; Which 
Amendments being read twice were agreed to by the 
House — 

Resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act to 



198 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

amend an Act to prevent as much as may be the spreading- 
of the small Pox in this Province — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them that 
this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their 
House to the said Bill — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives,) 

Die Veneris 22° Martii 1765 

The House adjourned till to Morrow- 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 23 Martii 1765 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven* o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae 25 Martii 1765 

The Bill passed this Present Session of general As- 
sembly intituled an Act for the better strengthening and 



MARCH, 1765. 19» 

settling of this Province by compelling the several Per- 
sons who claim to hold Lands within the same under any 
Grant or Grants from his Majesty witnessed by the Gov- 
ernour of South Carolina to bring or send into this Prov- 
ince a Number of white Persons or Negroes in Propor- 
tion to the Lands they claim to hold agreeable to his 
Majesty's royal Instructions for granting Lands and to 
cultivate and improve the same ; and for the better ascer- 
taining the said several Tracts of Land by regulating the 
Surveys and marking the Lines thereof, and recording 
the several Plots in the Surveyer general's Office; Also 
for registring and docquetting such Grants in the other 
proper Offices in this Province ; being of the utmost Im- 
portance to the Welfare of this Province — 

Resolved That this House do give Instructions to the 
Committee of Correspondence to direct the Agent to sol- 
licit in the strongest Manner his most gracious Majesty's 
royal Allowance of the said Act — 

It appearing to the House that some Parts of the Act 
of Parliament of great Britain passed in the fourth Year 
of his present Majesty's Reign intituled an Act for grant- 
ing certain Duties in the British Colonies and Plantation? 
in America; for continuing amending and making per- 
petual an Act passed in the sixth Year of the Reign of 
his late Majesty King George the Second (intituled an 
Act for the better Securing and encouraging the Trade 
of his Majesty's Sugar Colonies in America) ; for ap- 
plying the Produce of such Duties and bf the Duties to 
arise by Vertue of the said Act towards defraying the 
Expences of defending protecting and securing the said 
Colonies and Plantations ; for explaining an Act made in 
the Twenty fifth Year of the Reign of King Charles the 
Second (intituled an Act for. the Encouragement of the 
Greenland and Eastland Trades and for the better secur- 
ing the Plantation Trade) ; and for altering and disal- 



200 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

lowing several Drawbacks on Exports from this King- 
dom, and more effectually preventing the clandestine Con- 
veyance of Goods to and from the said Colonies and 
Plantations, and improving and securing the Trade be- 
tween the same and great Britain ; may greatly affect the 
Trade of this Province — 

Resolved That this House do give Instructions to 
the Committee of Correspondence to direct the Agent to 
make proper Application for Redress of such Parts of the 
said Act as particularly affect the Trade of this Province 
and fully instruct him on that Head ; And that he doth act 
in Concert, so far, with any Agent or Agents of the 
northern Province — 

r 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master in 
Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber immediately ; And' M r Speaker with the Com- 
mons House attending his Excellency was pleased to give 
his Assent to the following Bills, viz 1 , 

An Act for the better ordering the Militia of this Prov- 
ince — • 

An Act to amend an Act to prevent Persons throwing 
Ballast or Rubbish or falling Trees into the Rivers and 
navigable Creeks within this Province and for keeping 
clear the Channels of the same — 

An Act for the better ordering and governing Negroes 
and other Slaves in this Province and to prevent the 
inveigling or carrying away Slaves from their Masters 
or Employers — 

An Act for raising a Fund by an Impost on Shipping to 
defray the Expence of keeping in Repair or rebuilding 
the Light House and Pilot House on Tybee Island — 



MARCH, 1765. 201 

An Act to extend and enforce the authority of the several 
Laws therein mentioned to and throughout the Terri- 
tory lately annexed to this Province for dividing the 
same into Parishes and for adding the Island of Jekyl 
to the Parish of S* James — 

An Act to prevent Frauds and Abuses in the admeasur- 
ing and laying out his Majesty's Lands in this Prov- 
ince 

An Act to continue several Acts of the general Assembly 
therein mentioned to prevent Masters of Vessels from 
carrying off Persons in Debt to continue the several 
Road Acts and an Act to prevent Stealing Horses and 
neat Cattle — 

An additional Act to an Act intituled an Act to suppress 
Lotteries and prevent other excessive and deceitful 
Gaming — 

An Act for the better strengthening and settling of this 
Province by compelling the several Persons who claim 
to hold Lands within the same under any Grant or 
Grants from his Majesty witnessed by the Governor of 
South Carolina to bring or send into this Province a 
Number of white Persons or Negroes in Proportion to 
the Lands they claim to hold agreeable to his Maj- 
esty's royal Instructions for granting Lands and to 
cultivate and improve the same and for the better as- 
certaining the said several Tracts of Land by regulat- 
ing the Surveys and marking of the Lines thereof and 
recording the several Plots in the Surveyor Generals 
Office also for registering and docquetting such Grants 
in the other proper Offices in this Province — 

An additional Act to an Act entituled an Act for the bet- 
ter regulating Taverns, Punch Houses, and Retailers 
of Spirituous Liquors — 



202 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

An Act to impower Commissioners to lease or lett for a 
certain Term of Years the Lot of Land commonly 
called the Spring near Savannah and to rent the Build- 
ing in Savannah commonly called the Watch House 
and to appropriate the Moneys arising therefrom — 

An Ordinance appointing William Knox Esquire Agent 
to sollicit the Affairs of this Province in Great Brit- 
ain — 

An Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty on the sundry 
Articles therein mentioned that shall hereafter be im- 
ported from any of his Majestie's Colonies to the 
Northward of the Province of South Carolina and for 
appropriating the Money arising therefrom in Aid of 
the General Tax — 

An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 
Thousand Five hundred and ninety nine Pounds seven 
Shillings and one Penny half-penny Sterling for the 
Use and support of the Government of Georgia for the 
Year One Thousand seven hundred and sixty five to 
be raised at certain Rates and after the method therein 
mentioned and for the more effectual collecting of Ar- 
rears — 

An Act for building a Fort, and Barracks within the 
same on the Lands reserved for the Use of the Public 
near the Town of Augusta in the Parish of S l Paul a 
Guard House in Savannah and repairing the Barracks 
in the Fort in the Town of Frederica on the island of 
Saint Simon and for granting to his Majesty the Sum 
of Six hundred and fifty Pounds Sterling to defray 
the Expence of the same Also for appointing and im- 
powering Commissioners to issue Certificates for the 
said Purposes — 

An Act to Amend an Act entituled an Act to prevent 



MARCH, 1765. 20» 

Persons from purchasing Lands from the Indians and 
for preventing Persons trading with them without a 
Licence — 

An Act to amend an Act entituled an Act to prevent 
much as may be the spreading of the Small Pox in this 
Province — 

An Ordinance for appointing Francis Lee Esquire Comp- 
troller and Collector of the Country Duties at the Port 
of Sunbury and for appointing Daniel Nunes Waiter 
for the Port of Savannah in this Province — 

After which his Excellency was pleased to make a 
Speech to both Houses as follows viz 1 

Honorable Gentlemen 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly 

Before I put an End to this Session, I must return you 
my Thanks so justly due for the Attention you have given 
to the several Matters recommended by me; And Gen- 
tlemen altho' I have now assented to several very benefi- 
cial and useful Laws, yet let me observe to you, that the 
real benefit of all Laws, howsoever wisely they are fram- 
ed, chiefly depends upon the due and regular Execution of 
them. I must therefore in the strongest manner request 
and recommend it to you who have any Share in the ex- 
ecutive Power to exert yourselves in all such Matters as 
may come within your Province to execute, and to en- 
force an Impartial and steady Observation of the many 
good Laws not only now but which have been heretofore 
Enacted, a General Supineness in the Execution thereof 
being but too evident 

Ja: Wright 



204 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And then his Excellency prorogued the General As- 
sembly until Tuesday the twenty fifth Day of June next — 

And this House accordingly adjourned 
until Tuesday the twenty fifth Day of 
June next Eleven o'Clock in the Fore- 
noon 



(From State Archives.) 

On the seventeenth Day of June 1765 his Excellency 
was pleased to issue his Proclamation further Proroguing 
the general Assembly until Tuesday the twenty second 
Day of October following — 

Journal of the upper House met in general Assembly 
on Tuesday the 22 d October 1765 — 

Being the second Session of the fifth general Assem- 
bly in and for the Province of Georgia appointed to meet 
in Savannah — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis 22 October 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock— 



OCTOBER, 1765. 205 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 23 Octobris 1765 

The House adjourned 'til to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Jovis 24 Octobris 1765 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master in 
Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber immediately: And M r Speaker with the Com- 
mons House attending his Excellency made a Speech to 
both Houses And then left the House — 

M r President reported that his Excellency the Gov- 
ernour had made a Speech to both Houses of which M r 
President said, to prevent Mistakes, he had obtained a 
Copy which was read to the House and is as follows, 
viz 1 , 

Honourable Gentlemen 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

Amidst the Blessings of Peace, let us give our Atten- 
tion to such Objects as may best increase the Strength and 
Wealth of this valuable and thriving Colony; we have 
good Lands but want Inhabitants to cultivate and improve 
them; Every possible Means and Assistance therefore 
should be used and given to attain this desirable End, 
and invite gfood Settlers to come amongst Us: And it 



206 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

gives me great Pleasure to have it in my Power to inform 
you that, in Consequence of a Reserve made of Land for 
a Township on Ogechee River, about One hun- 
dred and forty Miles from Savannah, a considerable 
Number of industrious, reputable, protestant Families are 
willing, and ready, to come over, from Ireland, to this 
Province, to settle on those Lands ; Provided they can be 
assisted towards paying their Passage out, and in some 
other little Matters, also have their Lands exempted from 
the provincial Tax for a reasonable Time — 

The many and great Advantages that will result to the 
Province by having a Settlement of a Number of sober, 
regular, and industrious, Families in that Part of the 
Countrey, are so evident that it is needless for me even 
to hint at them ; I shall lay before you a Sketch of the 
Expence, and propose a Method by which, I hope, the 
Assistance desired may be easily given: And doubt not 
but you will go as far, on this Occasion, as the Nature of 
it deserves consistent with the present Situation and Cir- 
cumstances of the People — 

The Encouragement and Ease of Trade and Naviga- 
tion also deserves our serious Attention in so-far as it lies 
in our Power to give Assistance; I must therefore rec- 
ommend to your Consideration the Improvement of the 
Navigation of our River, at least that you will fall on 
effectual Means to prevent it's growing worse, by the 
great Quantities of Earth and Sand that, in rainy Seasons, 
washes and breaks down into it from the Bluff before the 
Town, and which must in a short Time considerably affect 
and injure the Navigation : It likewise seems expedient to 
make some Addition to the Law for regulating Pilots, by 
which the Commissioners may be further impowered and 
enabled to compel them to be more attentive to, and vigi- 
lant in, the Discharge of their Duty. These, and any 
" other proper Measures that may appear necessary or 



OCTOBER, 1765. 207 

Useful towards the Advancement of the public Weal, 
I shall most heartily concur with you in, and am certain 
I need not use any Arguments to induce you to set about 
them with a becoming spirit; nor mention, on this Oc- 
casion, Harmony and Temper ; but give me leave to rec- 
ommend Dispatch which must, doubtless, render the 
Session more agreeable and pleasant to every Person con- 
cerned — 

Gentlemen of the Assembly — 

I shall direct an Account of the Produce of the last 
Years Tax to be laid before you, and the usual Estimate 
for the Service of the current Year, which I must request 
you to provide for in such Manner as you may judge 
most agreeable to your Constituents — 

Ja: Wright. 

Savannah in Georgia, Council Chamber, 24 th October 
1765 

Resolved, Nemine dissentiente, That an Address of 
Thanks be drawn up and presented to his Excellency the 
Governour for his affectionate Speech to both Houses — 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour 
upon the said Resolution ; And that M r Elliott M r Powell 
and M r Graham be the Committee — 

Ordered That his Excellency the Governour's Speech 
be referred to the said Committee — 

Then the House adjourned during Pleasure and the 
Committee appointed to prepare an Address to his Ex- 
cellency withdrew for that Purpose; After some Time 
the House was resumed, And M r Elliott from the said 
Committee reported that they had prepared an Address 



208 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

accordingly which he was directed to report when the 
honourable House will be pleased to receive the same — 

Ordered That the Report be now received — 

And M r Elliott read the same in his Place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table where the Address was 
read and agreed to by the House — 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed — 

Ordered That M r Powell and M r Graham do wait 
on his Excellency the Governour to know when he will 
please to be attended by this House with their Address — 

And then the House adjourned until 
four o'Clock in the Afternoon — 



Die Jovis post Merediem — 

M r Powell reported that his Excellency the Governour 
having been waited on, pursuant to Order, to know when 
he would receive this House with their Address, had been 
pleased to appoint four o'Clock this Afternoon — 

The ingrossed Address to his Excellency the Governour 
being read, 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same, and 
that the Address be entered in the Journals — 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq' Captain-gen- 
eral and Governour in chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia — 

The humble Address of the upper House of As- 
sembly — 



OCTOBER, 1765. 209 

May it please your Excellency, 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Council of Georgia in general Assembly met beg Leave to 
return your Excellency our Thanks for your Speech l.j 
both Houses — 

As the better Settlement and Improvement of- 



Trade of this Province are Objects of a very interesting 
Nature We shall with the greatest Cheerfulness readily 
concur in the Measures recommended by your Excellen- 
cy which so manifestly tend to promote both; And we 
shall in that, and every Part of our Conduct, endeavour 
to proceed with Unanimity and Dispatch — 

Then the House adjourned during Pleasure to attend 
his Excellency the Governour and present their Address — 

And being returned, 

The House was resumed, And M r President reported 
that the House had attended his Excellency and present- 
ed their Address which he received very kindly and was 
pleased to give the following Answer, viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

I thank you for this Address, by which you so intirely 
approve of the Measures proposed by me, and declare 
your Readiness to concur in carrying them into Effect — 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 

14tr-YOll7 



210 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris 25 Octobris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 26 Octobris 1765° 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunse 28 Octobris 1765 

M r Powell presented to the House a Bill intituled an 
Act_to explain and amend an Act for the better regulating 
Taverns Punch Houses and Retailers of spiritous 
Liquors: And the same was received and read the first 
Time and ordered to be read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to Mor- 
row— 

M r Elliott presented to the House a Bill intituled an 
Act for the better Security of the Inhabitants of this 
Province by obliging the male white Persons within the 
same to carry fire Arms to all Places of public Worship : 
And the same was received and read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a second Time — 



OCTOBER, 1765. 211 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to Mor- 
row — 

M r Jones presented to the House a Bill intituled an Act 
for amending an Act for holding special or extraordinary 
Courts of Common Pleas for the Trial of Causes arising 
between Merchants Dealers and others and Ship-masters 
Supercargoes and other transient Persons : And the same 
was received and read the first Time and ordered to be 
read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to Mor- 
row — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis 29 Octobris 1765° 

The Bill intituled an Act to explain and amend an Act 
for the better regulating Taverns Punch Houses and Re- 
tailers of Spiritous Liquors; was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

The Bill intituled an Act for the better Security of the 
Inhabitants of this Province by obliging the male white 
Persons within the same to carry fire Arms to all Places 
-of public Worship ; was read a second Time — 



212 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

The Bill intituled an Act for amending an Act for 
holding special or extraordinary Courts of Common 
Pleas for the Trial of Causes arising between Merchants 
Dealers and others and Ship-masters Super-cargoes and 
other transient Persons ; was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock— 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 30 Octobris 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act to explain 
and amend an Act for the better regulating Taverns. 
Punchhouses and Retailers of spiritous Liquors; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 



OCTOBER, 1765. 213 

the Committee had gone thro* the Bill, and that he was 
directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment ; And he delivered the Bill in at the Table — 

Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed — 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
put into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act for the 
better Security of the Inhabitants of this Province by 
obliging the male white Persons within the same to carry 
fire Arms to all Places of public Worship ; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment ; And he delivered the Bill in at the Table — 

Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed — 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
put into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act for 
amending an Act for holding special or extraordinary 
Courts of common Pleas for the Trial of Causes arising 
between Merchants Dealers and others and Ship-masters 
Super-cargoes and other transient Persons; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment ; And he delivered the Bill in at the Table — 

Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed — 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun ; 



214 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

That the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 
an Act to punish Seamen or Mariners neglecting or de- 
serting their Duty on Board their respective Ships or 
Vessels, and for preventing Seamen or Mariners from 
being harboured or running in Debt ; to which they de- 
sire the Concurrence of this Honourable House : And the 
said Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be read 
a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to Mor- 
row — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 31 Octobris 1765 

The ingrossed Bill intituled an Act to explain and 
amend an Act for the better regulating Taverns, Punch 
Houses and Retailers of spiritous Liquors was read a 
third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill .shall 
pass." 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto— 

The ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for the better Se- 
curity of the Inhabitants of this Province by obliging the 
male white Persons within the same to carry fire Arms 
to all Places of public Worship was read a third Time — 



OCTOBER, 1765. 215 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto — 

The ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for amending an 
Act for holding special or extraordinary Courts of Com- 
mon Pleas for the Trial of Causes arising between Mer- 
chants Dealers and others and Ship-masters Super-car- 
goes and other transient Persons was read a third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass." 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto— 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to punish Seamen or Mariners neglecting or de- 
serting their Duty on Board their respective Ships or 
Vessels, and for preventing Seamen or Mariners from 
being harboured or running in Debt ; was read a second 
Time— 

And it. being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



316 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris i° Novembris 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Simpson; That the Commons House have passed a Bill 
intituled an Act for the establishing and regulating Pa- 
trols, and for preventing any Person from purchasing 
Provisions or any other Commodities from any Slave un- 
less such Slave shall produce a Ticket from his or her 
Owner Manager or Employer ; to which they desire the 
Concurrence of this honourable House; And the said 
Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be read a sec- 
ond Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time on 
Monday next — 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put into 
a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Commons 
House intituled an Act to punish Seamen or Mariners 
neglecting or deserting their Duty on Board their re- 
spective Ships or Vessels, and for preventing Seamen or 
Mariners from being harboured or running in Debt ; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without any 

Amendment ; And he delivered the Bill in at the Table — 

( 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Third Time — 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time — 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 



NOVEMBER, 1765. 217 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives,) 

Die Sabbati 2 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunse 4 Novembris 1765° 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for establishing and regulating Patrols and for 
preventing any Person from purchasing Provisions or 
any other Commodities from any Slave unless such Slave 
shall produce a Ticket from his or her Owner Manager 
or Employer was read a Second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
6i the whole House — 



218 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till 
Wednesday Morning Eleven o'Clock to 
Morrow being a State Holyday — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 6° Novembris 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun; that the Commons House have agreed to the 
Bill intituled an Act to explain and amend an Act for 
the better regulating Taverns Punch Houses and Re- 
tailers of spiritous Liquors without any Amendment — 

Also that the Commons House have agreed to the Bill 
intituled an Act for amending an Act for holding special 
or extraordinary Courts of Common Pleas for the TryaJ 
of Causes arising between Merchants Dealers and others 
and Ship Masters Super Cargoes and other transient 
Persons with an Amendment to which Amendment they 
desire the Concurrence of this honourable House — 

And that the Commons House have also agreed to the 
Bill intituled an Act for the better Security of the In- 
habitants of this Province by obliging the male white 
Persons within the same to carry fire Arms to all places 
of public Worship, with several Amendments to which 
Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this honour- 
able House — 

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the 
Amendment made by the Commons House to the Bill 



NOVEMBER, 1765. 21» 

intituled an Act for amending an Act for holding special 
cr extraordinary Courts of Common Pleas for the Tryal 
of Causes arising between Merchants Dealers and others 
and Ship-masters Super-cargoes and other transient Per- 
sons; Which Amendment being read twice was agreed 
to by the House — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 7 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock — 



(From State Archives*) 

Die Veneris 8° Novembris 1765 

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the 
Amendments made by the Commons House to the Bill 
intituled an Act for the better Security of the Inhabi- 
tants of this Province by obliging the male white Persons 
within the same to carry Fire Arms to all Places of public 
Worship; Which Amendments being read twice were 
agreed to by the House — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them that 
this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their 



220 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

House to the said Bill; And also hath agreed to the 
Amendment made by their House to the Bill intituled an 
Act for amending an Act for holding special or extraor- 
dinary Courts of Common Pleas for the Trial of Causes 
arising between Merchants Dealers and others and Ship- 
masters Super-cargoes and other transient Persons — 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee upon the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act for the establishing and 
regulating Patrols and for preventing any Person from 
purchasing Provisions or any other Commodities from 
any Slave unless such Slave shall produce a Ticket from 
his or her Owner Manager or Employer ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed; And M r Elliott reported 
that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 
several Amendm* thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same — 

Ordered That the Report be received on Monday 
next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till lo 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Sabbati 9 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock— 



NOVEMBER, 1765. 221 

(From State Archives-) 
Die Lunae n° Novembris 1765 

M' Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 
reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bills 
from the Commons House intituled an Act for the estab- 
lishing and regulating Patrols and for preventing any 
Person from purchasing Provisions or any other Com- 
modities from any Slave unless such Slave shall produce 
a Ticket from his or her Owner Manager or Employer: 
Which Amendments being read twice were agreed to by 
the House — 

It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act for 
the establishing and regulating Patrols, and for prevent- 
ing any Person from purchasing Provisions or any other 
Commodities from, or selling such to, any Slave uniess 
such Slave shall produce a Ticket from his or her Owner 
Manager or Employer — 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Third Time — 

And the Bill was accordingly read a Third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
, „ Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



222 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives-) 
Die Martis 12° Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives-) 
Die Mercurii 13 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Jovis 14 Novembris 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Andrew 
Johnson, that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tituled an Act to impower the several Commissioners or 
Surveyors hereafter named to lay out and make such 
public Roads in the Province of Georgia as are herein 
after mentioned and directed, and to continue to work 
upon clear repair and improve the several Roads already 
laid out, and also the Rivers and Creeks within their sev- 
eral and respective Divisions; to which they desire the 
Concurrence of this honourable House; And the said 
Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be read a 
second Time 



NOVEMBER, 1765. 223 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time on 
Tuesday next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives-) 
Die Veneris 15 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock — 



(From State Archives*) 
Die Sabbati 16 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives-) 

Die Lunse 18 Novembris 1765 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the deputy 
Secretary, in the absence of the Master in Chancery, 
requiring their Attendance in the Council Chamber im- 
mediately; And M r Speaker with the Commons House 



224 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

attending his Excellency was pleased to give his Assent 
to the following Bill, viz 1 , 

An Act for establishing and regulating Patrols and for 
preventing any Person from purchasing Provisions 
or any other Commodities from or selling such to, any 
Slave unless such Slave shall produce a Ticket from 
his or her Owner Manager or Employer — 

And then his Excellency left the House — 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Noble Wimberly Jones in the following Words, 



Commons House of Assembly 15 th November 1765 
Hon w# Gentlemen 

This House hath come to a Resolution to give Instruc- 
tions to the Committee of Correspondence to acquaint 
William Knox Esq r Agent of this Province that the 
Province has no further Occasion for his Service — 

And also that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
intituled an Act for the Relief of Debtors who may be 
confined in Goal and are unable to support themselves 
during their Confinement to which they desire the Con- 
currence of this Honourable House: And the said Bill 
was read the first Time and ordered to be read a Second 
Time— 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



NOVEMBER, 1765. 235 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis 19 Novembris 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to impower the several Commissioners or Sur- 
veyers hereafter named to lay out and make such public 
Roads in the Province of Georgia as are herein after 
mentioned and directed and to continue to work upon 
clear repair and improve the several Roads already laid 
out and also the Rivers and Creeks within their several 
and respective Divisions; was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Thursday next — 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for the Relief of Debtors who may be confined 
in Goal and are unable to support themselves during such 
their Confinement; was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
cf the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 

15cr-T0ll7 



226 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 20 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 21 Novembris 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and. put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to impower the several 
Commissioners or Surveyers hereafter named to lay out 
and make such public Roads in the Province of Georgia 
as are herein after mentioned and directed, and to con- 
tinue to work upon clear repair and improve the several 
Roads already laid out and also the Rivers and Creeks 
within their several and respective Divisions ; — 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the honourable House will please to receive the 
same — 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'clock — 



NOVEMBER, 1765. 227 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris 22 Novembris 1765 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 
reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
from the Commons House intituled an Act to impower 
the several Commissioners or Surveyers hereafter named 
to lay out and make such public Roads in the Province 
of Georgia as are herein after rhentioned and directed, 
and to continue to work upon clear repair and improve 
the several Roads already laid out and also the Rivers 
and Creeks within their several and respective Divisions ; 
Which Amendments being read twice were agreed to by 
the House — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next — 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun ; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
intituled an Act for amending an Act for regulating the 
Pilotage of Vessels into the several Ports of this Prov- 
ince, to which they desire the Concurrence of this hon- 
ourable House: And the said Bill was read the first 
Time and ordered to be read a Second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Monday next — 

_ And then the House adjourned till to 

Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



228 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 23 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae 25 Novembris 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to impower the several Commissioners or Sur- 
veyers hereafter named to lay out and make such public 
Roads in the Province of Georgia as are hereinafter 
mentioned and directed, and to continue to work upon- 
clear repair and improve the several Roads already laid 
out and also the Rivers and Creeks within their several 
and respective Divisions; was read a Third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with, 
the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made- 
by this House thereto — 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act for the Relief of Debtors 
who may be confined in Goal and are unable to support 
themselves during such their Confinement ; 



NOVEMBER, 1765. H$ 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same — 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow — 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
tituled an Act for amending an Act for regulating the 
Pilotage of Vessels into the several Ports of this Prov- 
ince was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Wednesday next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives,) 

Die Ma'rtis 26 Novembris 1765 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 
reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
from the Commons House intituled an Act for the Relief 
of Debtors who may be confined in Goal and are unable 
to support themselves during such their Confinement; 
Which Amendments being read twice were agreed to by 
the House — 



230 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time on 
Monday next 

M' Elliott presented to the House a Bill intituled an 
Act to prevent Frauds and Deceits in Selling Beef Pork 
Pitch Tar and Fire wood ; which was received and read 
the first Time and ordered to be read a Second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time to 
Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 2j° Novembris 1765 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Conir 
mons House intituled an Act for amending an Act for 
regulating the Pilotage of Vessels into the several Ports 
of this Province — 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Read reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to repoit 
when the honourable House will please to receive the 
same — 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow — 
The Bill intituled an Act to prevent Frauds and De- 



NOVEMBER, 1765. *? • 231 

ceits m selling Beef Pork Pitch Tar and Firewood was 
read a Second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 28 Novembns 1765 

M r Read from the Committee of the whole House re- 
ported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 
the Commons House intituled an Act for amending an 
Act for regulating the Pilotage of Vessels into the sev- 
eral Ports of this Province; Which . Amendm u being 
read twice were agreed to by the House — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time on 
Tuesday next — 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act to prevent 
Frauds and Deceits in selling Beef Pork Pitch Tar and 
Firewood ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 



2$2 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table- 

Ordered That the Bill be Ingrossed — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris 29 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 3 Novembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae 2 Decembris 1765 

The ingrossed Bill intituled an Act to prevent Frauds 
and Deceits in selling Beef, Pork, Pitch, Tar, and Fire- 
wood, was read a third Time — 



DECEMBER, 1765. 233 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto — 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for the Relief of Debtors who may be confined 
in Goal and are unable to support themselves during 
such their Confinement ; was read a Third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass? 

And it was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto — 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r John Simpson in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly 2 d Dec r 1765 
Hon b,e Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 
an Act to impower the several Commissioners or Sur- 
veyers hereinafter named to lay out and make such public 
Roads in the Province of Georgia as are herein after 
mentioned and directed; and to continue to work upon 
clear repair and improve the several Roads already laid 



234 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

cat, and also the Rivers and Creeks within the several 
and respective Divisions : have agreed thereto — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis 3 Decembris 1765 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for amending an Act for regulating the Pilotage 
cf Vessels into the several Ports of this Province, was: 
read a third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bitt 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto— 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 4 Decembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock — 



DECEMBER, 1765. 236. 

(From State Archives.) 

JDie Jovis s° Decembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris 6° Decembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 7 Decembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae 9 Decembris 1765 — 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



236 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis io° Decembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Mercurii ii° Decembris 1765° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 12 Decembris 1765° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris 13 Decembris 1765! 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



DECEMBER, 1765. 23? 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 14 Decembris 1765 

The House adjourned 'till Monday- 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Lunae 16 Decembris 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun; That the Commons House have agreed to 
the Bill intituled an Act for preventing Frauds and De- 
ceits in selling Beef Pork Pitch Tar and Firewood, with 
some Amendments to which Amendments they desire- 
the Concurrence of this honourable House — 

Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tituled an Act for the further Continuance of an Act to 
prevent stealing of Horses and neat Cattle and for the- 
more effectual Discovery and Punishment of such Per- 
sons as shall unlawfully brand mark or kill the same; 
to which they desire the Concurrence of this honourable 
House: And the said Bill was read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on- 
Wednesday next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



23$ JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis 17 Decembris 1765° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 18 Decembris 1765 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Robert 
Baillie, that the Commons House have passed an Ordi- 
nance for appointing Packers and Inspectors for the 
Ports of Savannah and Sunbury in this Province — 

Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tituled an Act for establishing a Ferry from the Planta- 
tion of Miles Brewton Esq r near Savannah to the Plan- 
tation of Jermyn and Charles Wright Esquires called 
Rochester in the Province of South Carolina and for 
vesting the same in the said Miles Brewton his Executors 
Admin* and Assigns for and during the Term of Seven 
Years; to both which they desire the Concurrence of 
this honourable House — 

The Ordinance from the Commons House for appoint- 
ing Packers and Inspectors for the Ports of Savannah 
and Sunbury in this Province was read the first Time 
and ordered to be read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a second Time 
to Morrow — 

The ing^ossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 



DECEMBER, 1765. 239 

an Act for establishing a Ferry from the Plantation of 
Miles Brewton Esquire near Savannah to the Planta- 
tion of Jermyn and Charles Wright Esq™ called Roches- 
ter in the Province of South Carolina, and for vesting 
the same in the said Miles Brewton his Executors Ad- 
ministrators and Assigns for and during the Term of 
seven Years ; was read the first Time and ordered to be 
read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow — 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
tituled an Act for the further Continuance of an Act to 
prevent stealing of Horses and neat Cattle and for the 
more effectual Discovery and Punishment of such Per- 
sons as shall unlawfully brand mark or kill the same; 
was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed— 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives,) 

Die Jovis 19 Decembris 1765 

The Ordinance from the Commons House for appoint- 
ing Packers and Inspectors for the Ports of Savannah 
and Sunbury in this Province was read a second Time — 



240 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be com- 
mitted — 

Ordered That the same be committed to a Com- 
mittee of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance on the Sixteenth Day of Jan- 
uary next — 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
tituled an Act for establishing a Ferry from the Planta- 
tion of Miles Brewton Esquire near Savannah to the 
Plantation of Jermyn and Charles Wright Esquires 
called Rochester in the Province of South Carolina, and 
for vesting the same in the said Miles Brewton his Ex- 
ecutors Administrators and Assigns for and during the 
Term of Seven Years ; was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on the Sixteenth Day of January 
next — 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act for the further Continuance 
cf an Act to prevent stealing of Horses and neat Cattle 
and for the more effectual Discovery and Punishment of 
such Persons as shall unlawfully brand mark or kill the 
same; 

After some Time. 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 



DECEMBER, 1765. 241 

the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment; And he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table- 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Third Time — 

And the Bill was accordingly read a Third Time — 

And the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment — 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governor signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House, and he delivered it in at the table where the same 
was read and is as follows, viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I have observed in the Journals of the Commons 
House of Assembly that they have come to a Resolution 
to direct such of their Members as are of the Committee 
of Correspondence to acquaint M r Knox the present 
Agent that the Province hath no further Occasion for 
his Service as Agent — I don't know whether you have 
concurred with these Gentlemen in Sentiment, or whether 
it may be your Opinion that there is no Occasion for any 
Agent after the Time for which M r Knox is appointed 
expires; but if it should be thought necessary to have 
an Agent, and you don't approve of continuing the 
present, give me Leave to recommend Richard Cumber- 

16 o r- vol 17 



242 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

land Esq r to you for that Purpose, a Gentleman perfectly 
conversant in the Business of an Agent, well known and 
respected at the several Offices, and for whose Abilities 
and Integrity I can be answerable — 

Ja: Wright 19 th Dec 1 * 1765 

Ordered That the above Message from his Excellency 
be taken under Consideration on Monday the third Day 
of March next — 

M r President also informed the House that he had an- 
other Message from his Excellency the Governor signed 
by his Excellency which he was directed to lay before 
this House and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and is as follows, viz 1 

Hon Wo Gentlemen 

I now adjourn the upper House of Assembly untill 
Tuesday the fourteenth Day of January next then to 
meet for the Dispatch of Business; and the same is 
accordingly hereby adjourned until that Time — 

Ja : Wright 

Sav* in Georgia 19 th Dec 1, 1765 

"To the Hon bIe James Habersham Esq p 
President and the Hon Mo Members of 
his Majesty's Council — 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day — 

And this House accordingly adjourned 
'till Tuesday Morning the fourteenth 
Day of Jan* 7 Eleven o'Clock— 



JANUARY, 1766. 243 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis 14 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Mercurii 15° Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 16 Januarii 1766 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the Ordinance from the Commons 
House for appointing Packers and Inspectors for the 
Ports of Savannah and Sunbury in this Province — 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed and M r Powell reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Ordinance and 
made some Amendments thereto which he was directed 
to report when the Honourable House will please to re- 
ceive the same — 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow — 



244 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
Commons House intituled an Act for establishing a 
Ferry from the Plantation of Miles Brewton Esq r near 
Savannah to the Plantation of Jermyn and Charles. 
Wright Esq™ called Rochester in the Province of Soutb 
% Carolina and for vesting the same in the said Miles Brew- 

ton his Executors Administrators and Assigns for and 
during the Term of Seven Years — 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Johnson reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made aiv 
Amendment thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same — 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris 17 Januarii 1766 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House- 
reported the Amendments made to the Ordinance from 
the Commons House for appointing Packers and Inspec- 
tors for the Ports of Savannah and Sunbury in this 
Province; Which Amendments being read twice were- 
agreed to by the House — 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a Third 
Time— 



JANUARY, 1766. 245 

And the said Ordinance was accordingly read a third 

Time- 
Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 

•with the Amendm* shall pass?" 

And it was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
dinance and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments 
made by this House thereto — 

M p Johnson from the Committee of the whole House 
leported the Amendment made to the ingrossed Bill 
from the Commons House intituled an Act for establish- 
ing a Perry from the Plantation of Miles Brewton Esq 1 * 
near Savannah to the Plantation of Jermyn and Charles 
Wright Esq™ called Rochester in the Province of South 
Carolina, and for vesting the same in the said Miles 
Brewton his Executors Administrators and Assigns for 
and during the Term of Seven Years; Which Amend- 
ment being read twice was agreed to by the House — 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time — 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto — 

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the 



246 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Amendments made by the Commons House to the in- 
grossed Bill intituled an Act for preventing Frauds and 
Deceits in selling Beef Pork Pitch Tar and Firewood; 

And several of the Amendments being read twice were 
agreed to — 

Ordered That the further Consideration of the said 
Amendments be adjourned — 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun ; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
intituled an Act to enable the Commissioners appointed 
by an Act of the general Assembly of this Province in- 
tituled an Act for regulating the Town of Savannah and 
for ascertaining the Common thereunto belonging to 
alien and convey to the honourable William Simpson 
Esq r his Heirs and Assigns forever a certain Part of the 
said Common in Exchange for Part of a Lot of Land 
adjoining the same; to which they desire the Concur- 
rence of this honourable House: And the said Bill was. 
read the first Time and ordered to be read a second' 
Time— 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time om 
Monday next — 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governor, signed by his 
Excellency, which he was directed to lay before this 
House, and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and is as follows, viz 1 , 

Honourable Gentlemen. 

Captain Alleck having been fully impowered by the 
tipper and lower Creek Indians to sell his Plantation at 
S u Seville, and to ajjee with me upon an Alteration of 



JANUARY, 1766. 24* 

the Line between us and the Lands reserved for their 
hunting Grounds, I have settled the same with him, and 
send you the original Agreement for your Perusal — 

The Consideration agreed upon with Alleck is a Negro 
who run away from M r John Calwell and came to the^ 
Possession of Alleck on the River near the Indian Na- 
tion, as he says ; for this Negro and the Loss of a Years 
Work M r Calwell asks 6o£ — to which I told him I would 
lay the Matter before you for your Consideration and 
Determination thereupon — 

Captain Alleck informed me that there is about Eleven 
Run-away Negroes in the Indian Nation and I have 
stipulated with him that they shall be delivered up to 
the Traders in the Towns where they are; and for each 
Negro so delivered the Indians to have a Cag of Rum 
at the Place of Delivery — 

I must also acquaint you, Gentlemen, that Captain 
Alleck has made a Demand upon me to fulfill a Promise 
made him by Governor Ellis in Consideration of Services 
performed by him at the Request of Governor Ellis in 
the Time of the Indian Alarm. Alleck says the Promise 
was Thirty Head of Cattle, and M r Nunes remembers 
the Thing. I have just now some Assurances from 
Alleck with Respect to Satisfaction for the Murders,, 
agreeable to a Talk now going from me to the Nation 
on that Occasion, and therefore am of Opinion that en- 
abling me to perform Governour Ellis's Promise will at 
this Time Answer a very good Purpose — 

Ja: Wright — 
Savannah in Georgia 
17 th Jan' 7 1766 — 

Resolved Nefnirie dissentiente That this House will 
readily and cheerfully concur with the Commons House 



248 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

in every Provision they may make for the several Serv- 
ices recommended by his Excellency in the said Mes- 
sage — 

Resolved That an humble Address be presented to 
his Excellency the Governour acquainting his Excellency 
with the aforegoing Resolution — 

Ordered That M r Powell and M r Johnson do present 
the said Address — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati i8° Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae 20 JJanuarii 1766 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
tituled an Act to enable the Commissioners appointed by 
an Act of the general Assembly of this Province in- 
tituled an Act for regulating the Town of Savannah and 
ascertaining the Common thereunto belonging to alien 
and convey to the honourable William Simpson Esquire 
his Heirs anci Assigns for ever a certain Part of the said 



JANUARY, 1766. 249 

Common in Exchange for Part of a Lot of Land ad- 
joining the same; was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be com- 
mitted — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
■of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis 21° Januarii 1766 

The House resumed the adjourned Consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Commons House to the 
ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for preventing Frauds 
and Deceits in selling Beef Pork Pitch Tar and Fire- 
wood ; and the other Amendments to the said Bill being 
read twice were agreed to by the House — 

Resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act for 
preventing Frauds and Deceits in selling Beef Pork 
Fitch Tar Turpentine and Firewood — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them that 
this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by 
their House to the said Bill — 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 



260 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to enable the Commis- 
sioners appointed by an Act of the general Assembly of 
this Province intituled an Act for regulating the Town 
of Savannah and for ascertaining the Common there- 
unto belonging to alien and convey to the honourable* 
William Simpson Esq 1 " his Heirs and Assigns forever a 
certain Part of the said Common in Exchange for Part 
of a Lot of Land adjoining the same — 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table- 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time-- 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time— 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



JANUARY, 1766. 2M 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 22 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 23 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow- 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris 24 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 25 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



252 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Lunae 27 Januarii 1766 



The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis 28 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 29 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 30 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



FEBRUARY, 1766. 263 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Veneris 31 Januarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati i° Februarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Lunae 3 Februarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis 4 Februarii 1766 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this House 



254 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

and he delivered it in at the Table where the same was 
read and is as follows, viz 1 , 

"I do hereby adjourn the upper house of Assembly 
until Tuesday the Eleventh Day of this instant February 
then to meet for the Dispatch of Business ; and the said 
House is accordingly adjourned until that Time" — 

Ja: Wright — 

4 th Feb 7 1766 



To the Honourable the President 

and Members of his Majesty's Council 



1 



Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day — 

And then the House adjourned until 
Tuesday the Eleventh Day of Februa- 
ry instant Eleven o'Clock — in the four- 
noon — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis n° Februarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



FEBRUARY, 1766. 255 

(From State Archives.) 

I 

Die Mercurii 12 Februarii 1766 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun ; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
intituled an Act for encouraging Settlers to come into 
I the Province & for granting to his Majesty the Sum of 

! 181 5 £ S tg to be issued in Certificates by the Commission- 

ers herein named for the said Purpose ; And also for re- 
building the Court House in Savannah in Consequence 
of an Act of the general Assembly passed the 29 th Day 
. of February 1764 to which they desire the Concurrence 

' of this honourable House: And the said Bill was read 

the first Time and ordered to be read a second Time — 

i 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on Fri- 
day next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Jovis 13 Februarii 1766* 



The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



256 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Veneris 14 ° Februarii 1766 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act for encouraging Settlers to come into the 
Province and for granting to his Majesty the Sum of 
181 5 £ St* to be issued in Certificates by the Commis- 
sioners herein named for the said Purpose And also 
for rebuilding the Court House in Savannah in Conse- 
quence of an Act of the general Assembly passed the 29^ 
Day of February 1764 was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee- 
upon the said Bill on Monday next — 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Simpson; that the Commons House have passed a Bilf 
intituled an Act to amend an Act for the better regulat- 
ing the Town of Savannah and for ascertaining the Com- 
mon thereunto belonging and also to authorize and em- 
power the Church wardens and Vestry of the Parish of 
Christ Church to appoint a Beadle for the Purposes here- 
in mentioned ; and to which they desire the Concurrence 
of this Honourable House : And the said Bill was read 
the first Time and ordered to be read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Monday next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



FEBRUARY, 1766. 257 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 15 Februarii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae 17 Februarii 1766 

Hie House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act for encouraging Settlers 
to come into the Province, and for granting to his Maj- 
esty the Sum of One thousand Eight hundred and fifteen 
Pounds Sterling to be issued in Certificates by the Com- 
missioners herein named for the said Purpose; And 
also for rebuilding the Court House in Savannah in 
Consequence of an Act of the general Assembly passed 
the 29 th Day of February 1764 — 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Johnson reported 
that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 
he was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table— 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on the 
25 th Instant— 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act to amend an Act for the better regulating 

17«r-Toll7 



2G8 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

.he Town of Savannah and for ascertaining the Common- 
thereunto belonging, And also to authorize and impower 
the Church Wardens and Vestry of the Parish of Christ 
Church to appoint a Beadle for the Purposes herein men- 
tioned was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis i8° Februarii 1766 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to amend an Act for the 
better regulating the Town of Savannah and for ascer- 
taining the Common thereunto belonging And also to* 
Authorize and impower the Church Wardens and Vestry 
of the Parish of Christ Church to appoint a Beadle for 
the Purposes herein mentioned ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Read reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 



r FEBRUARY, 1766. 259 

when the honourable House will please to receive the 
same — 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 19 Februarii 1766 

M r Read from the Committee of the Whole House re- 
ported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 
the Commons House intituled an Act to amend an Act 
for the better regulating the Town of Savannah and for 
ascertaining the Common thereunto belonging; and also 
to authorize and impower the Church Wardens and Ves- 
try of the Parish of Christ Church to appoint a Beadle 
for the Purposes herein mentioned : Which Amendments 
being read twice were agreed to by the House — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time to Mor- 
row — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 20 Februarii 1766° 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act to amend an Act for the Better regulating 



2 «« JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

the Town of Savannah and for ascertaining the Common 
thereunto belonging, and also to authorise and impower 
the Church Wardens and Vestry of the Parish of Christ 
Church to appoint a Beadle for the Purposes herein men- 
Honed was read a third Time- 
Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with die 
Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative-— 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto — 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Simpson; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
intituled an Act to amend an Act for the better ordering 
and governing Negroes and other Slaves in this Prov- 
ince and to prevent the inveigling or carrying away 
Slaves from their Masters or Employers : to which they 
desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House. And 
the said Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be 
read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



FEBRUARY, 1766. / : 261 

(From State Archives.) ' \ v 

Die Veneris 21° Februarii 1766° 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act to amend an Act for the better ordering and 
governing Negroes and other Slaves in this Province, 
and to prevent the inveigling or carrying away Slaves 
from their Masters or Employers; was read a second 
Time— 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next — i 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Sabbati 22 Februarii 1766 



The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



262 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE ! 1 

"V. (From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae 24 Februarii 1766 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure ana ^at 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to amend an Act for the 
better ordering and governmg Negroes and other Slaves 
in this Province and to prevent the inveigling or carry- 
ing away Slaves from their Masters or Employers; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Read reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same — 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow — 

1 And then the House adjourned 'till to 

i Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis 25* Februarii 1766 

M r Read from the Committee of the whole House re- 
ported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 
the Commons House intituled an Act to amend an Act for 
the better ordering and governing Negroes and other 
Slaves in this Province and to prevent the inveigling or 
carrying away Slaves from their Masters of Employers : 
Which Amendments being read twice were agreed to by 



FEBRUARY, 1766. 263 

the House And an Amendment was made by the House 
to the Bill— 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Third Time to 
Morrow — 

Whereas in all Bills granting Sums of Money to his 
Majesty wherein Commissioners have been appointed to 
issue Certificates to discharge the services thereby di- 
rected it hath been the uniform and unvaried Practice 
in the Commons House of Assembly to leave a Blank 
for this House to nominate a certain Proportion of the 
said Commissioners; And whereas a Bill intituled an 
Act for encouraging Settlers to come into this Province, 
and for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Eighteen 
hundred and fifteen Pounds Sterling to be issued in Cer- 
tificates & c is now depending before this House, and the 
said Commons House having filled up the whole Number 
of Commissioners this House notwithstanding they have, 
merely to forward so useful a Bill, waved the Right they 
claim on the Occasion, It is Resolved that the waving 
their Right in this Instance shall not be pleaded in Prec- 
edent, but that the Right of appointing a certain Propor- 
tion of Commissioners in such Cases ever has been the 
constant Practice, and yet is the undoubted Privilege, of 
the upper House of Assembly of this Province and which 
they will always assert — 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for encouraging Settlers? to come into the Prov- 
ince and for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 
thousand Eight hundred and fifteen Pounds Sterling to 
be issued in Certificates by the Commissioners herein 
named for the said Purpose; And also for rebuilding 
the Court House in Savannah in Consequence of an Act 
of the general Assembly passed the 29* Day of February 
1764; was read a Third Time— 



264 JOURNAL OF UP^ER HOUSE 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendments — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Doe Mercurii 26 Februarii 1766 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act to amend an Act for the better ordering and 
governing Negroes and other Slaves in this Province, 
and to prevent the inveigling or carrying away Slaves 
from their Masters or Employers; was read a Third 
Time- 
Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto— 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



FEBRUARY, 1766. 26* 

(From Stpte Archives.) 
Die Jovis 27° Februarii 1766° 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun ; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
intituled an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum 
of One thousand nine hundred and twenty five Pounds 

Six Shillings and One Penny Sterling for 

the Use and Support of the Government of Georgia for 
the Year One thousand seven hundred and sixty six to 
be raised at certain Rates and after the Method therein 
mentioned, And for the more effectual collecting of Ar- 
rears to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
hon bto House And the said Bill was read the first Time 
and ordered to be read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow — 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Noble Wimberly Jones in the following Words, viz*. 

Commons House of Assembly 26 th Beb. 1766 

Hon bl6 Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 
an Act to amend an Act for the better ordering and gov- 
erning Negroes and other Slaves in this Province and to 
prevent the inveigling or carrying away Slaves from their 
Masters or Employers ; do agree thereto— 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



266 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE f 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris 28 Februarii 1766° 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act for granting his Majesty the Sum of One 
thousand nine hundred and twenty five Pounds six Shill- 
ings and one Penny Sterling for the Use and Support of 
the Government of Georgia for the Year One thousand 
seven hundred and sixty six to be raised at certain Rates 
and after the Method therein mentioned, and for the more 
effectual collecting of Arrears; was read a second 
Time— 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill pn Monday next — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati i° Martii 1766* 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock— 



MARCH, 1766. 267 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Lunae 3 Martii 1766 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act for granting to his Majesty 
the Sum of One thousand nine Hundred and twenty five 
Pounds six Shillings and one Penny Sterling for the Use 
and Support of the Government of Georgia for the Year 
One thousand seven hundred and sixty six to be raised 
at certain Rates and after the Method therein mentioned, 
and for the more effectual collecting of Arrears ; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table- 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time — 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment — 

The House proceeded to take under Consideration his 
Excellency the Governour's Message to this House of 



M8 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

the 19 th December last respecting an Agent for thi* 
Province — 

Resolved That the following Address be presented 
to his Excellency the Governour in Answer to his said 
Message — viz 1 , 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq r Captain Gen* 
eral and Governour in chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia — 

The Humble Address of the upper House of As- 
sembly — 

May it please your Excellency, 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Council of Georgia in general Assembly met having taken 
into Consideration your Excellency's Message of the 19 th 
December last beg Leave to acquaint your Excellency 
that this House have not concurred with the Commons 
House in acquainting William Knox Esq r the present 
Agent that the Province hath no further Occasion for his 
Services as Agent ; and that if it should be thought propel 
to appoint any other Person after M r Knox's Time as 
Agent is expired this House will pay the utmost Regard 
to your Excellency's Recommendation of Richard Cum- 
berland Esq r — 

Ordered That M r Powell and M r Johnson do wait 
on his Excellency and present the said Address — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



MARCH, 1766. 269 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis 4 Martii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii 5 Martii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jo vis 6° Martii 1766 

Resolved That the Thanks of this House be given 
to William Knox Esq r Agent for this Province for his 
faithful Services in that Station, and that M p President 
be requested to make the same knowti to him, and to 
assure him that his Conduct as Agent has met with the 
intire Satisfaction of this House — 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master 
in Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber immediately; And M r Speaker with the Com- 
mons House attending, his Excellency was pleased to give 
his Assent to the following Bills viz', 



270 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

An Act to punish Seamen or Mariners neglecting or 
deserting their Duty on Board their respective Ships, 
or Vessels and for preventing Seamen or Mariners, 
being harboured or running in Debt — 

An Act for the better Security of the Inhabitants of this: 
Province by obliging the male white Persons within 
the same to carry fire Arms to all Places of public 
Worship— 

An Act to explain and amend an Act for the better reg- 
ulating Taverns Punch Houses and Retailers of spirit- 
ous Liquors — 

An Act for amending an Act for holding special or ex- 
traordinary Courts of common Pleas for the Trial of 
Causes arising between Merchants Dealers and others, 
Ship-masters Supercargoes and other transient Per- 
sons — 

An Act to impower the several Commissioners or sur- 
veyers hereafter named to lay out and make such pub- 
lic Roads in the Province of Georgia as are herein 
after mentioned and directed, and to continue to work 
upon clear repair and improve the several Roads al- 
ready laid out and also the Rivers and Creeks within 
their several and respective Divisions — 

An Act for the Relief of Debtors who may be confined 
in Goal and are unable to support themselves during 
such their Confinement — 

An Act for amending an Act for regulating the Pilot- 
age of Vessels into the several Ports of this Prov- 
ince — 

An Act to prevent Frauds and Deceits in selling Beef 
Pork Pitch Tar Turpentine and Firewood — 



MARCH, 1766. 271 

An Act for the further Continuance of an Act to prevent 
stealing of Horses and neat Cattle and for the more 
effectual Discovery and Punishment of such Persons 
as shall unlawfully brand mark or kill the same — 

An Act for appointing Packers or Inspectors for the 
Ports of Savannah and Sunbury in this Province — 

An Act for establishing a Ferry from the Plantation of 
Miles Brewton Esq r near Savannah to the Plantation 
of Jermyn and Charles Wright Esq™ called Rochester 
in the Province of South Carolina and for vesting 
the same in the said Miles Brewton his Exer™ Admin™ 
and Assigns for and during the Term of seven Years — 

An Act to enable the Commissioners appointed by an Act 
of the General Assembly of this Province intituled an 
Act for regulating the Town of Savannah and for as- 
certaining the Common thereunto belonging to alien 
and convey to the Honourable William Simpson Esq r 
his Heirs and Assigns for ever a certain Part of the 
said Common in Exchange for a Part of a lot of Land 
adjoining the same — 

An Act to amend an Act for the better regulating the 
Town of Savannah and for ascertaining the Common 
thereunto belonging and also to authorise and impower 
the Church-wardens and Vestry of the Parish of Christ 
Church to appoint a Beadle for the Purposes therein 
mentioned — 

An Act for encouraging Settlers to come into the Prov- 
ince and for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 
thousand Eight hundred and fifteen Pounds Sterling 
to be issued in Certificates by the Commissioners here- 
in named for the said Purpose; And also for the re- 
building the Court House in Savanah in Consequence 



272 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

of an Act of the general Assembly passed the 29 t h Day 
of February 1764 — 

An Act to amend an Act for the better ordering and 
governing Negroes and other Slaves in this Province 
and to prevent the inveigling or carrying away Slaves 
from their Masters or Employers — 

An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 
thousand nine hundred and twenty five Pounds six 
Shillings and one Penny Sterling for the Use and Sup- 
port of the Government of Georgia for the Year One 
thousand seven hundred and sixty six, to be raised 
at certain Rates and after the Method therein mention- 
ed and for the more effectual collecting of Arrears — 

After which his Excellency was pleased to make a 
Speech to both Houses as follows, viz 1 , 

Hon bl# Gentlemen M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the As- 
sembly — 

I have very cheerfully concurred with you, and as- 
sented to every Bill you have proposed during this Ses- 
sion; and doubt not but the Province will receive all 
those Advantages that may be reasonably expected from 
Laws so prudently calculated and well intended — 

But before we part, let me in the strongest Manner 
recommend it to you to endeavour to rectify and remove 
the gross Errors and ill grounded Prejudices which some 
misguided People have been lately led into by Men who 
can neither be Friends to their King, their Countrey, or 
to Society; also to promote Peace Harmony and good 
Order amongst us, which is not only our Duty but our 
Interest to do : let us shew that Decency and Submission 
to our most gracious Sovereign and his Authority which 
he has a Right to expect from us, and let us confide in 



MARCH, 1766. Vlt 

the Justice of the Mother Countrey for Relief, if we are 
aggrieved, which will in reality prove us to be loyal good 
and wise Subjects — 

Gentlemen, 

I think from your Knowledge of my Conduct, and 
the Views I have had, for upwards of five Years that I 
have been Governour here, you will not consider what 1 
now say as meer Words, or Matter of Form, or Course, 
proceeding from an Officer of the Crown; for altho* I 
will at every Hazzard discharge my Duty to the Crown 
and the Trust reposed in me, as I conceive a faithful 
Servant and honest Man ought to do, yet, believe me, I 
am at this Time more particularly actuated to say what 
I have by a true Zeal and Regard for the Welfare and 
Prosperity of this Province and its Inhabitants: who I 
am most anxious to save from every Kirid of Inconven- 
ience and Distress — 

Ja: Wright — 

And then his Excellency prorogued the general As- 
sembly until Tuesday the Eighth Day of July next — 

And then the House adjourned until 
Tuesday the Eighth Day of July Next 
Eleven o'Clock in the forenoon — 

18cr-T0ll7 



274 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 
GEORGIA 

Journal of the upper House convened 
in general Assembly by Proclamation on 
Monday the Sixteenth Day of June 
1766 — 

Die Lunae 16 Junii 1766 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House; And he presented the same accordingly and the 
said Message was read and is as follows, viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen 

The excessive Rains and Inundation that happened 
about the Middle of last Month having done considera- 
ble Damage not only to the Corn in Store but to the 
Crops on the Ground and their appearing to be very 
great Scarcity of Provisions throughout the Province I 
have with your Advice issued a Proclamation for calling 
the Assembly to consult what may be necessary to bz 
done on this Occasion ; and must now recommend to your 
Consideration whether it may not be expedient to prevent 
the Exportation of Rice from this Province for a certain 
Time, or subject to such Provisoes or Conditions as may 
be judged proper: And also to authorise the Governour 
with the Advice and Consent of his Majesty's Council 
by Proclamation to restrain the Exportation of Indian 
Corn at such Times as it rises to a certain Price, or there 
may be an Appearance of real Want or Distress from the 
Scarcity of Corn in the Province. And although a Prohi- 
bition to export the principal Comodity or Article of 



JUNE, 1766. 275 

Produce and Trade in any Province ought not to be but 
on very mature Deliberation and in the most extraordi- 
nary or necessitous Cases, yet when threatened with 
real Want and Distress it may be prudent so to do — 

J a: Wright — 

Sav* 16 th June 1766 

Resolved That this House deeply sensible of the Ex- 
pediency of the Matters recommended by his Excellency 
in the aforegoing Message will readily and chearfully 
concur with the Commons House in every Measure that 
may tend effectually to prevent the Exportation of Rice 
and other Provisions from this Province for a limited 
Time— 

Resolved That an humble Address be presented to 
his Excellency the Governour acquainting his Excellen- 
cy with the said Resolution — 

Ordered That M r Johnson and M r Powell do present 
the said Address — 

And then the House adjourned till five 
o'Clock in the Afternoon — 



Die Lunae post Merediem 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Simpson, that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tituled an Act to prohibit for a certain Time the Expor- 
tation of clean Rice rough Rice Wheat Flower, Ship 
Bread Corn and Pease from the Province of Georgia; 
to which they desire the Concurrence of this honourable 
House: And the said Bill was read the first Time and 
•ordered to be read a second Time — 



27« JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Second Time — 

And the Bill was accordingly read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee* 
upon the said Bill to Morrow — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning nine o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis 17 Junii 1766 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to prohibit for a certain? 
Time the Exportation of clean Rice rough Rice Wheat 
Flower Ship Bread Corn and Pease from the Province- 
of Georgia — 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed ; And M r Jones reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he- 
was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the- 
Table— 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Third Time — 



JUNE, 1766. 277 

And the Bill was accordingly read a Third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Aflkma^ve — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning nine o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii i8° Junii 1766 

A Message from the Commons House by M p John 
Simpson; that the Commons House have passed an 
Ordinance directing and impowering the Commissioners 
therein named to purchase a Quantity of Rice at a cer- 
tain Price and to retail the same for the Use of the 
Public; to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
Honourable House: And the same was read the first 
Time and ordered to be read a Second Time — 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a Second 
Time— 

And the said Ordinance was accordingly read a second 
Time— 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be cora- 
nrittcct— 



278 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Ordinance be committed to a Con*- 
mittee of the whole House — 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance immediately — 

Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleas- 
ure and put into a Committee upon the said Ordinance — 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed ; And M r Jones reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Ordinance and that 
he was directed to report the-same to the House without 
any Amendment and delivered the Ordinance in at the 
Table— 

Ordered That the said Ordinance be now read a 
third Time— 

And the same was accordingly read a third Time — 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative — 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said 
Ordinance and acquaint them that this House hath 
agreed to the same without any Amendment — 

And then the House adjourned 'till five 
o'Clock in the Afternoon — 



Die Mercurii post Merediem — 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master 



JUNE, 1766. 279 

in Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber immediately; And M r Speaker with the Com- 
mons House attending, his Excellency was pleased to 
give his Assent to the following Bills viz 1 , 

An Act to prohibit for a certain Time the Exportation 
of clean Rice, Rough Rice, Wheat Flower, Ship Bread, 
Corn and Pease from the Province of Georgia — 

An Ordinance directing and impowering the Commis- 
sioners therein named to purchase a Quantity of Rice 
at a certain Price and to retail the same for the Use 
of the Public— 

And then his Excellency left the House — 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House and he delivered the same in at the Table where 
the same was read and is as follows, viz*, 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
until Monday the tenth Day of November next then to 
meet for the Dispatch of Business, and it is accordingly 
adjourned until Monday the tenth Day of November 
next Given under my hand at Savannah this Eighteenth 
Day of June 1766 

Ja: Wright — 

To the Hon ble President and Members 
of the upper House of Assembly — 

And this House accordingly adjourned 
until Monday the tenth Day of Novem- 
ber next Eleven o'Clock in the fore- 
noon — 



MO JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



I (From State Archives.) 



Journal of the upper House convene4 in general As- 
sembly by Proclamation on Tuesday the! 15 th Day of July 
1766— 



%: 



Die Martis 15 Julii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

4 * Die Mercuni 16 Julii 1766 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master 
in Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber immediately : And M p Speaker with the Com- 
mons House attending his Excellency made a Speech and 
then left the House — 

M r President reported that his Excellency the Govern- 
our had made a Speech to both Houses, of which M r 
President said, to prevent Mistakes he had obtained a 
Copy; which was read to the House and is as follows 
viz* 

Honourable Gentlemen of the Council — 

W Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly — 

I was hopeful that I should not have had any Occasion 
t$ call you together again 'till the usual Season of the 
Y«ar for our Meeting in Order to raise the necessary 
annual Supplies and frame such Bills as might seem ex- 
pedient for the public Welfare and good Order amongst 



JUJ.Y, i 7 66. 281 

Us; |>t|t having receive4 a letter from the Right Hon- 
ourable M r Secretary Conway with his Majesty's Com- 
mands to lay some Matters before you has occasioned 
Attendance tho' at an unseasonable and disagree- 
able Time of the Year-^ 

— And I have now Gentlemen the Pleasure to communi- 
cate to you the highest Marks ; the strongest and clearest 
Regard of the best of Kings for the Happiness and Pros- 
perity of his American Subjects and Colonies; and of 
true Magnanimity and Generosity in the british Parlia- 
ment: And on. this Occasion I think myself happy that 
I have it in my power to congratulate you on this Prov- 
ince having no Injuries or Damages either of a public 
or private Nature (with Respect to Property) to com- 
pensate; and that you Gentlemen of the Assembly have 
no Votes or Resolutions injurious to the Honour of his 
Majesty's Government; or tending to destroy the legal 
and constitutional Dependency of the Colonies on the 
imperial Crown and Parliament of great Britain, to 
Reconsider : I say, Gentlemen, these are Points that give 
me and I dare say must give you the greatest Satisfac- 
tion — 

When you consider the Papers I shall now lay before 
you I am persuaded your Hearts must be filled with the 
highest Veneration and filial Gratitude, and with a most 
ardent Zeal to declare and express your grateful Feel- 
ings and Acknowledgments; and to make a dutiful and 
proper Return and show a chearful Obedience to the 
Laws and legislative Authority of great Britain for the 
very extraordinary Lenity Tenderness and Indulgence 
$ho\vfi and extended by the Mother Countrey — 

Ja: Wright — 
Savannah in Georgia 
Council Chsamber 16 th July 1766. 



282 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Resolved, Nemine dissentiente, That an Address of 
Thanks be drawn up and presented to his Excellency the 
Governour for his affectionate Speech to both Houses — 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour 
upon the said Resolution and that M r Johnson, M r 
Powell and M r Read be the Committee — 

Ordered That his Excellency the Governour's Speech 
be referred to the said Committee — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Jovis 17 Julii 1766 

M p Johnson from the Committee appointed to draw up 
an Address of Thanks to his Excellency for his Affec- 
tionate Speech to both Houses reported that the Com- 
mittee had prepared an Address accordingly which he 
was directed to report when the honourable House will 
please to receive the same — 

Ordered That the Report be now received — 

And M r Johnson read the same in his Place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the table where the Address was 
read and with some Amendments was agreed to by the 
House — 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed — 



JULY, 1766. 283 

Ordered That M p Powell and M P Read do wait on 
his Excellency the Governour to know when he will 
please to receive this House with their Address — 

And then the House adjourned 'till fou^ 
o'Clock in the Afternoon — 



Die Jovis post Merediem — 

M 1 Powell reported that his Excellency the Governour 
had been waited on, pursuant to Order, to know when he 
would receive this House with their Address had been 
pleased to appoint five o'Clock this Afternoon — 

The ingrossed Address to his Excellency the Gov- 
ernour being read, 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same and 
that the Address be entred in Journals — 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq r Captain Gen- 
eral and Governour in chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia — 

The. Humble Address of the upper House of As- 
sembly — 

May it please your Excellency 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Council of Georgia in general Assembly met beg Leave 
to return your Excellency our cordial Thanks for your 
Speech delivered to both Houses — 

We will with Pleasure embrace the Opportunity your 
Excellency has now given Us to express our grateful 
Sentiments to our most gracious Sovereign for that dis- 
tinguishing Mark of his royal Favour and paternal 



384 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Tenderness to his American Subjects so eminently con- 
spicuous in the Repeal of the Stamp Act; and to ac- 
knowledge the just Sense we have of the Magnanimity 
and Generosity of the british Parliament on that Oc- 
casion — 

We are highly obliged to your Excellency for laying 
before Us some Matters contained in the Right Hon bU 
M r Secretary Conway's Letter and it is a pleasing Re- 
flection to us that this Province has no Injuries or Dam- 
ages either of a public or private Nature (with Respect 
to Property) to compensate — 

On Perusal of the Papers your Excellency was so kind 
as to lay before Us, we are touched with the highest 
Sense of Gratitude and Veneration for the recent Proof 
our Mother Countrey has given of Lenity and Indul- 
gence to the American Colonies : And do with Sincerity 
declare our dutiful and constitutional Acquiescence and 
Obedience to the Laws and legislative Authority of great 
Britain — 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning ten o'Clock — 



(Prom State Archives.) 
Die Veneris i8» Julii 1766* 

M r President reported that the House had attended 
his Excellency the Governour and presented their Ad- 
dress which he received very kindly and was pleased to 
give the following Answer via^ 



JULY, 1766. 285 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I return you my sincere Thanks for this Address which 
shows such a becoming Spirit of Gratitude to his most 
sacred Majesty for his Royal Favour and paternal Ten- 
derness, and also declares the just Sense you have of the 
Magnanimity and Generosity of the british Parliament 
for the extraordinary Lenity and Indulgence lately ex- 
tended to the American Colonies — 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Simpson that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
intituled an Act to amend and continue an Act intituled 
an Act to prevent the bringing into and spreading of 
contagious Distempers in this Province; and to oblige 

Vessels going out of any Port within the same 

that Purpose a Pass port from the Governour or Com- 
mander in Chief for the Time being; and also to prevent 

the harbouring others ; to which they desire 

the Concurrence of this Honourable House And the said 
Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be read a 
second Time — 

Ordered That the said Bill be now read a second 
Time— 

And the Bill was accordingly read a second Time— r 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be com- 
mitted — 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House — 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Edward Barnard in the following Words viz* 



286 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Commons House of Assembly 18 th July 1766 

Honourable Gentlemen — 

This House having come to a Resolution to transmit 
to great Britain an humble Address to his Majesty ex- 
pressive of the most dutiful Acknowledgements of this 
House for his paternal and princely Attention in Re- 
dressing the Grievances of his faithful and loyal Sub- 
jects in America; this House desires the Concurrence 
cf your House therein, and that you will appoint a Com- 
mittee of your House to join a Committee of this House 
to prepare the said Address — 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 18 th July 1766 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message of this Day desiring this 
House will appoint a Committee to join a Committee 
of your House in preparing an humble Address to his 
Majesty expressing the most dutiful Acknowledgements 
for his paternal- and princely Attention in redressing the 
Grievances of his faithful and loyal Subjects in America ; 
this House doth agree thereto and' hath appointed a Com- 
mittee accordingly to meet in the Room adjoining the 
Council Chamber at five o'Clock this afternoon — 

Committee Grey Elliott, James Read and John Gra- 
ham Esq™ 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



JULY, 1766. 287 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati 19 Julii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunse 21 Julii 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis 22 Julii 1766 

M r Elliott from the Committee appointed to join a 
Committee of the Commons in preparing an Address 
to his Majesty expressing the most dutiful Acknowl- 
edgements for his paternal and princely Attention in 
redressing the Grievances of his faithful and loyal Sub- 
jects in America; Reported that the joint Committee 
had prepared an Address accordingly And M r Elliott 
read the same in his Place and afterwards delivered it 
in at the Table where the Address was read — 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Vincent in the following Words, Viz*, 



288 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the Ad- 
dress of both Houses to his Majesty (as reported from 
the late Redress of the Grievances of his American Sub- 
jects; hath made some Amendments thereto, to which 
they desire the Concurrence of your House — 

Commons House of Assembly 
22 d July 1766— 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 22 d July 1766 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message this flouse doth agree to 
the Amendments made by your House in the Address 
prepared by a Committee of both Houses to his Majesty 
en the late Redress of the Grievances of his American 
Subjects — 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed and entered 
in the Journals as follows, viz 1 , 

To the King's most Excellent Majesty 

The humble Address of both Houses of Assembly 
of the Province of Georgia — 

Most gracious Sovereign — 

We your Majesty's loyal Subjects the Council and 
Commons of your Majesty's Province of Georgia in gen- 
eral Assembly met beg Leave to approach your royal 
Person with Hearts full of the most dutiful Affection 
and Gratitude— ' 



JULY, 1766. Sit. 

Influenced by Principle and animated by your Maj- 
esty's exemplary Justice and paternal Care in redressing 
the Grievances of your faithful Subjects in these remote 

Parts of your wide-extended with the 

deepest Sense of your Majesty's Royal Clemency and 
Goodness We humbly offer to your most sacred Majesty 
our sincere Thanks for the Repeal of the late Act of the 
British Parliament commonly called the American Stamp 
Act: Nor can we sufficiently revere the Magnanimity 
and Justice displayed by the british Parliament on this 
Occasion — 

Permit us, dread Sir, while we endeavour to express 
our Gratitude to the best of Kings for affording us so 
speedy and necessary Relief, to assure your Majesty that 
we shall upon all Occasions strive to evince our Loyalty 
and firm Attachment to your Majesty's sacred Person 
and Government being truely sensible of the Advantages 
derived to us from the Protection of our Mother Coun- 
trey and that it is and ever will be our Honour Happiness 
and true Interest to remain connected with and dependent 
on the Imperial Crown and Parliament of great Britain 
upon the solid Basis of the British Constitution — 

That your Majesty's illustrious House may continue 
to reign over a free loyal and grateful People to the 
latest Posterity is most gracious Sovereign our constant 
Prayer, unfeigned Wish, and our most sanguine Hope— 

The mgrossed Address to his Majesty being read — 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same— 

Ordered That M r Read do join a Member of the 
Commons House to present the said Address to his Ex- 
cellency the Governour desiring he will be pleased to 
transmit the same to the Right Honourable Henry Scy- 

ttcr-rol 17 



2»» JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

naour Conway Esq' One of his Majesty's principal Sec- 
retards of State in Order that the said Address may be 
laid before his Excellency the Governour. 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House and he delivered it in at the Table where the same 
was read and is as follows, viz*, 

Hon We Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
tintil Monday the tenth Day of November next then to 
meet for the Dispatch of Business ; And it is accordingly 
adjourned to Monday the tenth Day of November next — 

Given under my Hand at Savannah this 22 d Day of 
July 1766— 

Ja: Wright — 

To the Hon bl# the President andl 
Members of the upper House J- 
of Assembly J 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day 

And this House accordingly adjourned until Monday 
the tenth Day of November next Eleven o'Clock in the 
forenoon— 



NOVEMBER, 1766. 291 

(From B. P. R. O.—B* of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

GEORGIA 

Journals of the upper House met in General Assembly 
from Monday the tenth Day of November 1766 to the 
twenty sixth Day of March, 1767. 

Cha 1 Watson C. G. A. 

Rec d August 15. 1767. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



•GEORGIA 

Journal of the upper House met in general Assembly 
on Monday the tenth Day of 'November 1766. Being 
*he third Session of the fifth general Assembly in and for 
the Province of Georgia appointed to meet in Savannah. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae io° Novembris 1766 . 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master 
in Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber; And M r Speaker with the Commons House 
.attending, his Excellency made a Speech to both Houses 
and then left the House. 

M* President reported that his Excellency the Gov- 
*ernor had made a Speech to both Houses of which M r 



392 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

President said, to prevent Mistakes he had obtained a 
Copy; which was read to the House and is as follows, viz* 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly. 

The several Acts passed in the last Session of Parlia- 
2? gSSSST' ment transmitted to me by his Majesty's Ministers and 
<mr>8pwtki» so cv j < |ently calculated to promote the Trade and true 
Happiness and Prosperity of the American Colonies are 
such strong Instances of the Concern and tender Regard 
shewn Us by his most sacred Majesty and the british 
Parliament, as I am confident will raise an Ardour in 
Us to embrace every Opportunity of manifesting our 
Duty Respect and Gratitude to so good and gracious a 
Sovereign and our Affection and Attachment to the 
Mother Country. And this our happy Situation and 
Prospect will afford us Time and Inclination to consider 
what may be necessary and proper for us to do for our 
more immediate and internal Welfare. 

And Health being a most desirable and valuable Bless- 
ing, every one must be disposed to contribute towards 
the Attainment and Continuance of it and as we now 
begin to have Importations of considerable Cargoes of 
Negroes from Africa it becomes very necessary to guard 
against any contagious Diseases being brought amongst 
Us by Negro Ships; I must therefore recommend it to 
your Consideration whether a Lazaretto should not be 
built at some convenient Place within the Entrance of 
the River where Ships can lie in Safety, and the Negroes 
be easily landed and aired, and where such as are dis- 
tempered may remain for such Time as shall be found 
necessary. 

It appears to me that no Lands can be more suitable 
for Hemp than our Cane Brakes and high River Swamp* 



NOVEMBER, 1766, MS 

as well as other Lands in this Province it's Culture and 
Management perfectly easy and it's Produce extremely 
profitable; and altho' we may not be able at present to 
give any Bounty or considerable Encouragement towards 
the Introduction of that valuable Commodity into this 
Province; yet if a Quantity of Seed was to be purchased 
and delivered by the Commissary (Gratis) to such as 
are disposed to plant and make a Tryal it would doubt- 
less be an Inducement to several to begin the Attempt 
and the Expence to the Province very small It will give 
me great Pleasure to concur with you in these or any 
other Matters that may appear of public Utility or tend 
to promote the true Interest of this Province. 

As several very necessary and salutary Laws will ex- 
pire with this Session of Assembly I must recommend 
to you a careful Inquiry and Examination into this Mat- 
ter that they may be continued or altered as may seem 
most expedient 

Gentlemen of the Assembly 

I shall direct the Treasurer to furnish you with an Ac- 
count of the Produce of the last Year's Tax and shall 
send you an Estimate for the service of the current Year 
which I am certain you will chearfully provide for in 
such Manner as may appear to you most convenient 

Gentlemen 

It is a great Satisfaction to me that I have nothing 
extraordinary to ask or any new Matter of considerable 
Expence to propose; and I perswade myself that our 
Business will be carried with that Unanimity and Dis- 
patch which must make it easy and agreeable to us all. 

Ja: Wright— 
Savannah in Georgia 
Council Chamber 10* of November 1766 



m JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

REsoivVED Nemtne Dissentient* That an Address of 
Thariks be drawn up and presented to bis Excellency the 
Governour for his affectionate Speech to both Houses. 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governor 
^ upon the said Resolution And that M r Powell M r Elliott 
and M r Mackay be the Committee. 

Ordered That his Excellency the Governor's Speech 
be referred to the said Committee. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock — 



dnwtp 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. t Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis ir° Novembris 1766 

M r Powell from the Committee appointed to prepare 
an Address to his Excellency the Governor reported that 
the Committee had prepared an Address accordingly 
which he was directed to report when the Honourable 
House will be pleased to receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received. 

And M r Powell read the Address in his Place and 
afterwards delivered it in at the Table when the same 
was read and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Address be mgrossed. 

Ordered That M r Powell and M* Mackay do wait on 
his Excellency the G6vern©t*r to. know when he will 
please to receive this House with their Address. 



; NOVEMBER, 1766; 

M* P&well reported that his Excellency the Governour 
having been waited t*n pursuant to Order to know when 
be would receive this House with their Address had been 
pleased to appoint four o'clock ih the Afternoon. 



Die Martis post Merediem. 

The ingrossed Address to his Excellency the Governour 
being read. 

Ordered That M* President do sign the said Address 
and that the same be entred in the Journals. 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq r Captain Gen- 
eral and Governour in Chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia— 

The humble Address of th£ uppet House of As- 
sembly. "• 

May it please your Excellency 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
A«w"te hi. Council of Georgia in general Assembly met, beg leave 
to return your Excellency our unfeigned thanks for 
your affectionate Speech tp both Houses of Assembly. 

With the utmost Gratitude we receive from your Ex- 
cellency the pleasing Account of the several Acts passed 
in the last Session of Parliament so evidently calculated 
to promote the Trade and true Happiness and Prosperity 
of the American Colonies such strong Instances of the 
Concern and tender Regard shewn for Us by his most 
sacred Majesty cannot, fail of raising in Us, that becom- 
ing Ardour so necessary to induce Us to embrace every 
Opportunity of manifesting our Duty Respect and Grati- 



'*•« JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

tilde to so gracious a Sovereign and our Affection and 
Attachment to the Mother Country: And we shall dtear- 
fully avail ourselves of this our happy Situation by con- 
tributing all in our Power to further whatever may be 
immediately necessary for our internal Welfare. 

We thank your Excellency for your Care in recom- 
mending the building a Lazaretto at a convenient Place 
within the Entrance of the River, a Measure so indis- 
pensibly requisite for the Preservation of that most in- 
valuable Blessing Health to the good People of this 
Province as it will be the Means of preventing any con- 
tagious Diseases being brought in by Ships from Africa 
or elsewhere. 

We render your Excellency our sincere Acknowledge- 
ments for your kind Endeavours to promote the Com- 
merce and Prosperity of this Infant Colony, by propos- 
ing an Encouragement for the Culture of Hemp an Ar- 
ticle so well adapted to the Lands of this Country, and 
which must considerably extend the Trade Navigation 
and Wealth of this Province. 

We shall pay due Regard and Attention to what your 
Excellency is pleased to mention of the several very 
necessary and salutary Laws that will expire with thii 
Session of Assembly and shall with Alacrity concur in 
every Measure that can in any Shape conduce to the 
Health Utility and Advantage of this Province. 

Council Chamber 
11 th Nov* 1766 

The House adjourned during Pleasure to attend his 
Excellency the Governour and present their Address. 

And being returned. 



rt» 



NOVEMBER, 1766^ *»T 

The House was resumed, And M r President reported 
that the House had attended his Excellency and pre- 
sented their Address which he received very kindly and 
was pleased to give the following Answer viz* 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

I very sincerely thank you for this Address so ex- 
pressive of Duty and Gratitude to our most gracious 
Sovereign and of your Affection and Attachment to the 
Mother Country which are Matters that afford me great 
Satisfaction. And I am extremely obliged to you for 
the favourable Opinion you are pleased to entertain of 
my Conduct 

M r President also informed the House that he had 
a Message from his Excellency the Governour signed by 
his Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House And he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and is as follows, viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
tnSTSSt until Tuesday the second Day of December next then to 
meet for the Dispatch of Business; And it is accordingly 
adjourned to Tuesday the second Day of December next. 
Given under my hand at Savannah the eleventh Day of 
November 1766. 

Ja: Weight- 
To the President and Members of) 
the upper house of Assembly J 

And this House accordingly adjourned 
until Tuesday Morning the second Day 
of December next Eleven o'Clock. 



2*8 TOURNAL OF UP^ER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 3* Decembris 1766° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R* O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 3 Decembris 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 4° Decembris 1 766° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning, Eleven o'Clock — 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

tHe Veneris 5 Decembris 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1766. »9 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 6 6 Decembris 1766° 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 8* Decembris 1766° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 9 Decembris 1766 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii ib° Decembris 1766 

THe House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock. 



300 JOURtfAfc OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From ft ft & CX— ft of T., Georgia, Vet. 4*.) 

Die Jovis n* Decembris 1766* 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



( Prom B. P. R. O.— ft of T.. Georgia, Vol. 4*) 

Die Veneris I2* Decembris 1766* 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning eleven a'dock. 



(From B. P. R. O.— ft of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 13* Decembris 1766* 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of TV Georgia, VoU 4*) 
Die Luna* 13* Decembris 1766* 

The House adjourned tul to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



DECEMBER, 1766. 301 

(from B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 16 Decembris 1766 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
&* t^ JSuu Simpaon that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
^SL * intituled an Act to prohibit the exportation of Indian 
Corn and Pease until the first Day of September next and 
to impower the Governour or Commander in chief for 
the Time being by and with the Advice and Consent of 
the honourable Council at any Time or Times hereafter 
during the continuance of this Act conditionally to pr^ 
hibit the exportation thereof. 

And also that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
to vMBtote intituled an Act to regulate the making Cypress and 
^^•Pine Lumber Staves and Shingles and ascertaining the 
Quality thereof To both which Bills they desire the con- 
currence of this honourable House. 

The Bill intituled an Act to prohibit the Exportation 
Mtoigj^of Indian Corn and Pease until the first Day of Septem- 
J5jja3*ii*£ ber next and to impower the Governour or Commander 
in chief for the Time being by and with the Advice and 
Consent of the honourable Council at any Time or Times 
•nd hereafter during the continuance of this Act condition- 
ally to prohibit the Exportation thereof ; was read the 
first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time. 

• MMi hm And the said Bill was accordingly read a second Time. 



* iDUMiima. And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of die whole House. 



8Q8, JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the House be put into a committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

The Bill intituled an Act to regulate the making Cy- 
uttnc l^w press and Pine Lumber Staves and Shingles and ascer- 
tiw- taining the Quality thereof was read the first Time and 

ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time tp 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 17 Decembris 1766 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
H 22! to £SP' into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 

BittM on Bill 

fejgffff*!**- mons House intituled an Act to prohibit the Exporta- 
tion of Indian Corn and Pease until the first day of Sep- 
tember next and to impower the Governour or Command- 
er in chief for the Time Being by and with the Advice 
and Consent of the honourable Council at any Time or 
Times hereafter during the continuance of this Act con- 
ditionally to prohibit the Exoortation thereof. - 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Jones reported that 

Jg£ the Committtee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 



art 



DECEMBER, 1766. 3Q$ 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Fri- 
day next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
BuitoMeniatouled an Act to regulate the making Cypress and Pine 
Lumber jwd a Lumber Staves and Shingles and ascertaining the Quali- 
ty thereof ; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
on the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



Bill f m. Coma. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 18 Decembris 1766 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Simpson, that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
5°JgS ^Sbifc 16 intituled an Act to impower the Commissioners therein 
Feny- named to* put up to Sale for the Benefit of the Public the 

Ferry over great Ogechee River at the Place called Pine 
Bluff for the Term of four Years and to authorise the 
said Commissioners to inspect and regulate the said 
Ferry during the said Term; to which they desire the 
Concurrence of this honourable House: And the said 
RMdth* nt Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be read a 

Time. 

second Time 



304 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
£nSTinto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to regulate the making of 
""" Cypress and Pine Lumber Staves and Shingles and ascer- 

tain the Quality thereof; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Read reported that 
222Sm ti 7 ,th the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. v 

Ordered That the Report be received on the 26 th Jan- 
uary next 

Btn n ■!■■■■! hi M r Elliott presented to the House a Bill intituled an 
«MBd u* Act Act to further amend an Act intituled an Act for the bet- 
itamsAe.- ter regulating Taverns Punch Houses and Retailers of 
BMd^d i«ad Spirituous Liquors; And the same was received and 
read the first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1766. 305 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 19 Decembris 1766 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 

Biii for sale of uled an Act to impower the Commissioners therein named 

f£t? u S a_ to put up to Sale for the Benefit of the Public the Ferry 

1600 over great Ogechee River at the Place called Pine Bluff 

for the Term of four Years and to authorize the said 

Commissioners to inspect and regulate the said Ferry 

during the said Term ; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on the 2i 8t Day of January next. 

The Bill intituled an Act to further amend an Act in- 
Biii to amend tituled an Act for the better regulating Taverns Punch 

Actforreffu- ° ° 

Ac^Ssad* a CrnB House and retailers of Spirituous Liquors; was read a 

aeind Time- secon( j Tjme> 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
on the said Bill on the 15 th Day of January next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 

toortitK^ u,e( * ^ Act to prohibit the exportation of Indian Corn 

Sad^rS^ and Pease until the first Day of September next and to 

impower the Governour or Commander in chief for the 

Time being by and with the Advice and Consent of the 

20 c r— Yol 17 



and sent to 

Commons 

House 



306 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

honourable Council at any Time or Times hereafter dur- 
ing the continuance of this Act conditionally to prohibit 
the Exportation thereof, was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned 'till four 
o'Clock in the Afternoon. 



Die Veneris post Merediem. 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House 
and sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master 
in Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber immediately Accordingly M r Speaker with the 
Commons House attending his Excellency was pleased to 



HisExeelly the 



AZLftoBiu* &* ve h* s Assent to the following Bill viz 1 

to prevent Ex- 
portation of 

indimn Com An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Indian Corn and 
Pease until the first Day of September next and to im- 
power the Governour or Commander in chief for the 
Time being by and with the Advice and Consent of 
the Honourable Council at any Time or Times here- 
after during the continuance of this Act conditionally 
to prohibit the exportation thereof. 

And then his Excellency left the House. 



JANUARY, 1767. 307 

* • » 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before the 
House and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and is as follows viz 1 

Hon b,e Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
£ d &3ES! until Tuesday the 13 th Day of January next then to meet 
for the Dispatch of Business And it is accordingly ad- 
journed to Tuesday the 13 th Day of January next Given 
under my hand at Savannah this 19 th Day of December 
1766. 

Ja: Wright — 

To the President and Members of ) 
the Upper House of Assembly ) 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day. 

And then the House adjourned 'till 
Tuesday the 13 th Day of January next 
eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon. 



(Prom B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 13 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



308 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Mercurii 14 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 15 Januarii 1767 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Bui to amend Simpson; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

and continue . 

an Act for re»- intituled an Act to amend and continue an Act entit- 

ulatin* Work 

Ho: uled an Act for regulating a Work House for the 

Custody and Punishment of Negroes : to which they de- 
sire the concurrence of this honourable House. And the 

Read the first said Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be read 

Time m . 

a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The House was adjourned during pleasure and put 
S^kgjf-into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act to further 
for^SSitin^ amend an Act intituled an Act for the better regulating 
Taverns Punch Houses and Retailers of Spirituous- 
Liquors. 



Taverna Ac- 



After some Time. 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
2rt°2!tl5^ * e Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 
^ directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment, he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 



JANUARY, 1767. 309 

Ordered • That the Bill be now read a third Time. 
Read « third And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 

Time ° 

*"* Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 

pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
cSmV d H^2 House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill and 
desire their Concurrence thereto. 



for Concur' 
rence— 



And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 16 Januarii 1767 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Bin fm. come. Simpson that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

Ho: toimpower . x r 

Smktm* writs Stated an Act to impower the general Court of Pleas 
of Partition to g^nt Writs of Partition of Lands and Tenements 
held in Coparcenary joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Com- 
mon in this Province and appointing the Method of Pro- 
ceeding therein ; to which they desire the Concurrence of 
this honourable House. And the said Bill was read the 
Read the first fi rst Time anc | ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Monday next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 

Bill to amend . a • • * i 

and continue tiled an Act to Amend and continue an Act intituled an 

Act for rega- 

Hol^reada ^ ct * or regulating a Work House for the Custody and 
second Time- p un j s hment of Negroes was read a second Time. 



310 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committed 
^ of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Tuesday next. 

And then the Houfce adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 17 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R? O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunse 19 Januarii 1767 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
cSirt^pES 111 ^ ^ Act to impower the general Court" of Pleas to 
S&SffiS grant Writs of Partition of Lands and Tenements held 
Timet- 8600 in Coparcenary joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common 
in this Province and appointing the Method of Proceed- 
ing therein ; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 



JANUARY, 1767. 311 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 20 Januarii 1767 

M r President informed the House that he had two 
Messages from his Excellency the Governour signed by 
his Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House and he delivered them in at the Table where the 
same were read and are as follows, viz* 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I must recommend to your Consideration the decayed 
Mean** tm. an( * ruinous Condition of Fort Hallifax especially the 
<&^£SEe5£ Capioneers some of which will not stand many Months 

infif Port Halli- . - - . . 

fax- without being repaired but with a small Repair which 

may be made at a trifling Expence they will be useful for 
several Years. 

Ja : Wright 

Sav h in Georgia 20 th Jan 7 1767 

Honourable Gentlemen 

It is always with Reluctance that I mention any Mat- 
His Exeeiiy's. ters of Expence to you but having lately received a Letter 
■^tsjNeces- from Captain Phillips the Officer commanding the De- 
|^» ^ tachment of his Majesty's Troops in this Province inclos- 
Aeiate Mutiny j n g me a i^i s t of Necessaries allowed by the late Mutiny 
Act to Soldiers in America; and requesting to know 



312 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

where he is to procure the same : It is my Duty to lay this 
Matter together with the Act of Parliament before you 
and to recommend it to your serious Consideration and 
hope you will as far as lies with you enable me to comply 
with the Direction contained in the said Act 

Ja : Wright Sav h in Georgia 
20 th Jan 17 1767 

Extract of a Letter from Lieu 1 Phillips 

"I beg your Excellency will be pleased to forgive the 
rf i &5S r ?rom "Trouble I give you by inclosing a List of the Necessaries 
imwooSr. "allowed to Soldiers wherever they are lodged in Bar- 
bracks and intreat your Directions where I am to procure 
"them for the Garrison's in your Excellency's Province. 
t v. 

"A List of Necessaries for the Soldiers on the Out 
Lbttf Neces- Posts" Candles for the Guard and Hospital, Wood for 
the Garrisons, Bedding and Bedsteads, Rum and Vinegar 
& c as ordered by the Mutiny Act. Cooking Utensils, Pots, 
Platters, Spoons, & c & c Axes to cut their Wood and Ta- 
bles and Forms. 

Signed Ralph Phillips, Charles Town 

January 6 th 1767 

The Command at Augusta an Officer a Surgeon's Mate 
Particulars of and 20 Privates but at Present only 17 Privates. The 

Detachment — 

Command at Frederica a Sergeant and 10 Privates but at 
present only a Corporal and 9 Privates. 

Resolved Nemine dissentiente, That this House will 
A£ce5y! £££ readily and chearfully concur with the Commons House 
#n "~ in every Measure that may be judged expedient to carry 

the severall Matters into Execution recommended by his 

Excellency in his said Messages. 

Resolved That an humble Address be presented to 



JANUARY, 1767. 818 

his Excellency the Governour acquainting his Excellency 
with the aforegoing Resolution. 

Ordered That M r Powell and M r Johnson do present 
the said Address. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
S^o^g^'into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
££t£S? Act mons House intituled an Act to amend and continue an 
ww^hcJSS 1 * Act intituled an Act for regulating a Work House for the 
&c ~~ Custody and Punishment of Negroes. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
SJT^iJdmt: ^e Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 
directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 

Rgad a third j^ n( i the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 



Passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
And sentdown House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

to Corns. House J J 

and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
^etJn^-put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
^urt^pieas mons House intituled an Act to impower the general Court 
of Partkfon™* of Pleas to grant~Writs of Partition of Lands and Tene- 
ments held in Coparcenary joint Tenancy and Tenancy in 



314 JOURNAL OF UPPfiR HOUSE 

Common in this Province and appointing the Method of 
Proceeding therein; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 
52*2*^- the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 
directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 



Read a third 
Time 



Paved. 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
toCoSH<raS House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From 5. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 21 Januarii 1767 

A .Message from the Commons House by M r Joseph 
lS^^^S Gibbons that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
to* a Lazaretto t j tu j ec | an ^ c t to j m p 0wer the Commissioners therein 

named to purchase from Josiah Tatnell Esquire his Ex- 
ecutors or Administrators One hundred and four Acres 



JANUARY, 1767. M6 

of Land for the Purpose of erecting a Lazaretto upon Ty- 
bee Island ; to which they desire the concurrence of this 
Read the Ant honourable House And the said Bill was read the first 
Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

and 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time. 

a second Time And the Bill was accordingly read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put into 
2^fcCfcm- a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Commons 
p^bHc'Vewy House intituled an Act to impower the Commissioners 
therein named to put up to Sale for the Benefit of the 
Public the Ferry over great Ogechee River at the Place 
called Pine Bluff for a Term of four Years and to author- 
ise the said Commissioners to inspect and regulate the 
said Ferry during the said Term. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
JSJSdmtaT 1 * 11 the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Monday 
next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



316 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 22° Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. cf T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 23 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 24 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunge 26 Januarii 1767 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 

Bm^rsSiS reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 

SSrt& fS£fti£ the Commons House intituled an Act to impower the 

ttee# Commissioners therein named to put up to Sale for the 

benefit of the Public the Ferry over great Ogechee River 



JANUARY, 1767. • 31T 

at the Place called Pine Bluff for a Term of four Years 
and to authorise the said Commissioners to inspect and 
regulate the said Ferry during the said Term; Which 
^tij^SSL^ Amendments being read twice were agreed to by the 
'House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on the 
18 th March next. 

M r Read from the Committee of the whole House re- 
Bfliforrejru- ported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 

latins' mftlcfaflr 

LumtKjrre- the Commons House intituled an Act to regulate the mak- 

ported from the > ° 

Committee- j n g f Cypress and Pine Lumber Staves and Shingles and 
a airreed ascertaining the Quality thereof; Which Amendments 
by the House, being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

v It is Resolved That the Title of the Bill be, an Act to 

lotted! Bm regulate the making of Cypress Oak and Pine Lumber 

Staves and Shingles and ascertaining the Quality thereof. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
ISuBe'toobJSe Smith; that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
sunbury to° tituled an Act to oblige the Inhabitants of the Town of 
and common— Sunbury to clear and keep clean the several Squares 
Streets Lanes and Common within the same and to ex- 
empt the said Inhabitants from working upon the Roads 
within the Parish of S l John to which they desire the 
Concurrence of this honourable House And the said 

Read the fint Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be read a sec- 
Time. 

ond Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message also from the Commons House by the said 



318 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Mtssag 

Coins. 



_ fm 
House 



M r Smith that the Commons House have agreed to the 

a J^g fll Bill intituled an Act to further amend an Act intituled 

to i^wuwt2*jm an Act for the better regulating Taverns Punch Houses 

and retailers of Spirituous Liquors ; with an Amendment 

to which Amendment they desire the Concurrence of this 

honourable House. 



Amendmt con- 
sidered and 
agreed to— 



Message to 

Coins. Ho: 
thereon— • 



The House proceeded forthwith to take into Consider- 
ation the Amendment made by the Commons House to 
the said Bill, which Amendment being read twice was 
agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them that 
this House hath agreed to the Amendment made by their 
House to the said Bill. 



. J: The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

House to g»m- j nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Commons 

fiLs'fo?? 1 ^ House intituled an Act to impower the Commissioners 

La * arett °- therein named to purchase from Josiah Tatnell Esq r his 

Executors or Administrators One hundred and four Acres 

of Land for the Purpose of erecting a Lazaretto upon 

Tybee Island. 

' After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 
Beportodi^. the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 
"°* ,.j\ directed to report the same to the House without any 

* Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

4 f 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on 
1 *•; Wednesday seven night. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



oat 



JANUARY, 1767. 819 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 27 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till tc Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Mercurii 28 Januarii 1767 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
SS^SSi * n Act to Te &d* te the making of Cypress and Pine Lum- 
^^^^•ber Staves and Shingles and ascertaining the Quality 
thereof was read a third Time. 

^th Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 



Amendments. Amendments shall pass ?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
coSs^H^se House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
ibr AeConcur- an( j desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made by 
Amandmta.- this House thereto. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
snnbunMBin an Act to oblige the Inhabitants of the Town of Sunbury 
to clear and keep clean the several Squares Streets Lanes 
and Common within the same and to exempt the said In- 
habitants from working upon the Roads within the Parish 
of S t John was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 



Time— 



320 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on the ninth Day of February next. 



And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 29 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. t Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 30 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 31 Januarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 321 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

i 

Die Lunae 2° Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. } Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 3 Februarii 1767° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 4 Februarii 1767 

A petition of the Merchants residing in the Province 
mSSaJStS^ whose Names are thereunto subscribed was presented to 
gSSSS'ofthe the House and read ; Setting forth that by the Act of the 
SffSSriSJe- general Assembly of this Province for stamping imprint- 
ing issuing and making current Paper Bills of credit 
(which Act was confirmed by his Majesty) the amount 
of the Currency to be issued by Virtue thereof was limited 
to seven thousand four hundred and ten Pounds; That 
by the very great Addition of Inhabitants in the Province, 
as well as the extraordinary Increase of Commerce the 
Inequality of that Sum to the necessary Wants of Individ- 
uals was so fully evinced, that it was scarce needful to add 
the extension of the Province and the Settlement of East 
Florida (where the Currency of this Province pass in 

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322 



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Payment) as Reasons for a further establishment of a 
Currency in Georgia The many and continual Inconven- 
iences the Petitioners laboured under from the Want of 
a sufficient Currency in the Province where by the pecu- 
liar Situation of its Commerce and Produce, they were 
precluded from the Advantage either of receiving any 
Quantity of Bullion, or retaining what little they might 
receive, They found themselves thereby incapable of car- 
rying on Business with any Credit to themselves, or of 
Course to the Community, it being a Fact, past Dispute, 
that Men in Trade who had very considerable Debts lying 
out in the Hands of the best Persons in the Province could 
not often command the smallest Sums on the most urgent 
Occasions And therefore begged leave to lay before this 
House a Case so interesting to the Welfare of the Prov- 
ince Humbly hoping that on due consideration of so ap- 
parent an evil the House will for their Relief do therein 
what to them shall seem meet. 



Ordered That the said Petition be referred to the 
petition re- Consideration of a Committee of this House, and that 

f erred to a 

committee they do examine, the Matter thereof and report the same 
as it shall appear to them, to the House. 

And a Committee was appointed accordingly, namely, 

Grey Elliott, James Read and James Edw d Powell Es- 
quires. 

Ordered That the following Message be also sent to 
the Commons House by the Master in Chancery. 

M r Speaker 

The Petition of the Merchants in the Province, whose 
a Message to Names are thereunto subscribed, having been presented 
reflpectmi 11 ^ to this House they have appointed a Committee to con- 
sider thereof And as the Petition is addressed to both 



Inspectors. 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 328 

Houses, this House requests that you will appoint a Com- 
mittee of your House to join their Committee therein. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
gj^^ejta. Simpson; that the Commons House have passed an Or- 
l^fi dinance for appointing Packers and Inspectors for the 
Ports of Savannah and Sunbury and also Cullers and In- 
spectors of Lumber for the said Ports : to which they de- 
sire the Concurrence of this honourable House. 

A Message also from the Commons House by the said 
M r Simpson in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly 4 th Feb' 7 1767 
Hon bl# Gentlemen 



Message fm. 
Corns. House L_ 
Answer to Mes- 



In Answer to your Message informing this House that 

in you had appointed a Committee to consider the Mer- 

sage concern^ chants Petition and requesting this House to appoint a 

Petitum- Committee to join the Committee of your House therein 

this House hath appointed a Committee accordingly, 

namely, Sir Patrick Houstoun Bar 1 William Ewen John 

Simpson and Robert Baillie Esq™ 

The Ordinance for the Commons House for appointing 

SotoS^Sck 1 ?" Packers and Inspectors for the Ports of Savannah and 

•S readTSst 6 " Sunbury and also Cullers and Inspectors of Lumber for 

Tkne ~ the said Ports was read the first Time and ordered to be 

read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a second Time 
on Monday next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
^chL*£i£nd an Act to impower the Commissioners therein named to 
rettS^eifT" purchase from Josiah Tatnell Esquire his Executors or 
4Wrd Time- Administrators One hundred and four Acres of Land for 



324 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

the Purpose of erecting a Lazaretto upon Tybee Island; 
was read a third Time, 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass?" 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
riooN. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment 

And then the House adjourned 'till ta 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 5 Februarii 1767° 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 

iSJjTeiS? 8 " Simpson, that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 

g^^Xl- tituled an Act for establishing a Ferry from the Town of 

Ebenezer to the opposite Bluff upon the River Savannah 

and for vesting the same in Martin Dasher his Executors 

Administrators and Assigns for and during the Space of 

seven Years ; to which they desire the Concurrence of this 

honourable House. And the said Bill was read the first 

Time. Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time oni 
Monday next 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
••..■...... Morning eleven o'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 325 

(From B. jP. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 6° Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbati 7 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42J 

Die Lunse 9 Februarii 1767 

The ingrossed Ordinance from the Commons House 
° , ^}gj£» | ££for appointing Packers and Inspectors for the Ports of 
£Jg? 9Ct ' Savannah and Sunbury and also Cullers and Inspectors 
of Lumber for the said Ports was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be committed. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be committed to a Com- 
mittee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance to Morrow. 

The House adjourned during Pleasure and put into a 



326 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

H«Me fa com- Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Commons 
§2S^bui- House intituled an Act to oblige the Inhabitants of the 
Town of Sunbury to clear and keep clean the several 
Squares Streets Lanes and Common within the same, and 
to exempt the said Inhabitants from working upon the 
Roads within the Parish of S* John. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 
SST^eiSSt th e Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 
directed to report the same to the Hotise without any 
Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Stt p££ an Act for establishing a Ferry from the Town of Ebe- 
fm. Ebenewr nezer to ^ opposite Bluff upon the River Savannah and 
for vesting the same in Martin Dasher his Executors Ad- 
ministrators and Assigns for and during the Space of 
seven Years ; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



&a read 
Time. 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 



327 



Report fnu 
Committee on 
Merchants 
Petition as to 
Scarcity of 
Paper Gm> 



Reeolutfcm of 
the House 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol'. 42.) 

Die Martis io° Februarii 1767 

M r Elliott from a Committee of this House joined by a 
Committee of the Commons House to consider of the 
Petition of the Merchants in this Province whose Names 
are thereunto subscribed, presented to both Houses, rela- 
tive to the great Scarcity of Paper Currency Reported 
that the joint Committee had examined the Matter of the 
said Petition, and he was directed from the Committee of 
this House to report the same as it appeared to them; 
And he read the Report in his Place and afterwards de- 
livered it in at the Table where the same was read And 
the House came to the following Resolution. 

Resolved That this House will join the Commons 
House of Assembly in Petitions to be presented to his 
most sacred Majesty and the Parliament of Great Brit- 
ain most humbly praying that an Act passed in the fourth 
Year of his Majesty's Reign intituled "An Act to prevent 
"paper Bills of Credit hereafter to be issued in any of his 
"Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America from be- 
"ing a legal Tender in Payments of Money ; and to pre- 
"vent the legal Tender of such Bills as are now subsist- 
ing from being prolonged beyond the Period limited for 
"calling in and sinking the same" may be Repealed ; And 
that his Majesty will be graciously pleased to instruct the 
Governour or Commander in chief of this Province for 
the Time being to give his Assent to a Bill for calling in 
the Sum of seven thousand four hundred and ten Pounds 
being the Amount of the Currency of this Province al- 
ready issued and for stamping imprinting and issuing the 
Sum of twenty two thousand Pounds : And also that an 
Address be presented to his Excellency the Governour 
humbly requesting his Recommendation and Support of 
the said Petitions. 



328 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 
Ordered 



_j to wju^Kw That a Message be sent to the Commons 

win*, them* House by the Master in Chancery acquainting: them of the 

with the Reso» .j rv « ,. ^ ° 

teflon- said Resolution — 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put into 
mitteeonordi-a Committee on the ingrossed Ordinance from the Com-" 

i^ i vfi Appoints t t 

p»cker»- mons House for appointing Packers and Inspectors for 
the Ports of Savannah and Sunbury and also Cullers and 
Inspectors of Lumber for the said Ports — 

t* ■'"<-».... 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 

S?°An£ndi2t ^ Committee had gone through the Ordinance and that 

he was directed to report the same to the House without 

•nd any Amendment and he delivered the same in at the 

Table— 



Read 
Tim* 



Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a third 
Time. 

« third And the Ordinance was accordingly read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



And sent to 
Corns. House. 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
dinance and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to 
the same without any Amendment. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to oblige the Inhabitants of the Town of Sunbury 

the^ro^n ^** to c ^ ear anc * keep clean the several Squares Streets Lanes 
and Common within the same, and to exempt the said In- 

Bmd ft third habitants from working upon the Roads within the Parish 
of S* John; was read a third Time. 



Bill to oblige 
Sunbury In- 



Time. 



JkaA tent to 
Coma. Hoom 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 32S 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

JJg^J^g^into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 

RjJStoT 11 i*ions House intituled an Act for establishing a Ferry 

Bbene>er ~" from the Town of Ebenezer to the opposite Bluff upon 

the River Savannah and for vesting the same in Martin 

Dasher his Executors Administrators and Assigns for 

and during the Space of seven Years. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
Reports with- the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 
"*"* * directed to report the same to the House without any 

Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Raid • third Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time, and 
*nd Amended- an Amendment W as made thereto by the House. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendment shall pass ? 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 



380 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



And tent to House by the Master in Chancery to return the said BilP 
SJconS?-"" and desire their Concurrence in the Amendment made by 



this House thereto — 



And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



Message fm. 
Corns. House 
touching 
Merchts. Pe- 
tition— 



Committee 
appointed 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii ii° Februarii 1767 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r John Simpson in the following Words, viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 11 th Feb' 7 1767 

Honourable Gentlemen — 

This House having taken into Consideration the Re- 
port of their Committee appointed to join a Committee of 
your House on the Subject Matter of the Petition of the 
Merchants in this Province relative to the great scarcity 
of Paper Currency therein, and also the Resolution of 
your House contained in your Message of yesterday; 
Agree to join your House in the Petitions to be presented 
to his most sacred Majesty and the Parliament of Great 
Britain and the Address to his Excellency the Governour 
mentioned in your Resolution : And therefore desires your 
House will appoint a Committee to join a Committee of 
this House in preparing the said Petition and Address. 

Ordered That the honourable Grey Elliott, James 
Read, and James Edward Powell Esq™ be the Committee 
for that Purpose. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 331 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jo vis 12 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 13 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 14 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. t Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunge 16 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'clock. 



332 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 17 Februarii 1767 

M r Elliott from a Committee of this House appointed 
committee* to join a Committee of the Commons House to prepare 

appointed to . . r r 

SSTS.^ 1 " Petltlons to be presented to his most sacred Majesty and 
«f b tiSfiiS tter *b e Parliament of Great Britain most humbly praying for 
«hants Pea- fa t repeal of an Act passed in the fourth Year of his said 
Majesty's Reign to prevent Paper Bills of Credit in his 
Majesty's Colonies from being a legal Tender in Pay- 
ments ; and that his Majesty would be graciously pleased 
to instruct the Governour or Commander in chief of this 
Province for the Time being to give his Assent to a Bill 
for calling in the Paper currency of this Province already 
issued and for stamping imprinting and issuing the Sum 
of twenty two thousand Pounds and likewise to prepare 
an Address to his Excellency the Governour requesting 
his recommendation and support of the said Petitions: 
Reported that the joint Committee had made some Prog- 
ress therein, but it appearing that in Order to prove the 
Allegations to be set forth in the said Petition it was nec- 
essary the Commons House should address his Excellency 
the Governour to Order to be laid before them for the 
Consideration of the said joint Committee a State of the 
Militia of the Province ; and Account of the several ves- 
sels entred and cleared out and a State of the exports & 
Imports ; from the Year 1760 to this Time, distinguishing 
each Year And also an Account of the Number of Slaves 
returned in the Tax Lists during those Years M r Elliott 
therefore moved that another time might be appointed for 
the said Committee to join the Committee of the Com- 
mons House and sit again. 

Ordered That the Committee of this House do join 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 833 

tSw^Z tllC Committee of the Commons House again on the 15 th 
Day of March next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 18 Pebruarii 1767 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r (ilc) in the following Words viz t 

Commons House of Assembly 18 th February 1767. 

Hon bI# Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
- Ho *«. Amendment made by your House to the Bill intituled 
eOTAS^d" an Act * or establishing a Ferry from the Town of Ebene- 
mtto^jne«« zer to t k e QpposJte Bluff upon the River Savannah and 
for vesting the same in Martin Dasher his Executors 
Administrators and Assigns for and during the Space of 
seven Years; have disagreed thereto; And therefore 
this House desires you will appoint a Committee of your 
House to join a Committee of this House in Conference 
upon the Subject Matter of the said Amendment and if 
you please to join therein this House desires you will 
appoint your Number Time and Place. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



334 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 19 Februarii 1767 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words viz* 

Upper House of Assembly 19 th Feb 1 " 7 1767 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message of yesterday desiring a 
MwlSs^ e Conference on the Subject Matter of the Amendment 
c5^re*<£- made by this House to the Bill intituled an Act for estab- 
lishing a Ferry from the Town of Ebenezer to the op- 
posite Bluff upon the River Savannah and for vesting 
the same in Martin Dasher his Executors Administra- 
tors and Assigns for and during the space of seven 
Years ; this House doth agree to the said Conference and 
hath appointed a Committee to join a Committee of your 
House for that Purpose to meet in the room adjoining 
the Council Chamber immediately. 

Committee James Edw d Powell and James Read Esq 1 "^ 

This House was accordingly adjourned during Pleas- 
Report fm. ure and the Committee went to the Conference ; which 

Committee of /rt 

conference— being ended, The House was resumed, and M r Powell 
reported that the Committee had attended the Confer- 
ence and were acquainted by the Committee from the 
Commons House that the Commons Hduse disagree to 
the Amendment made by this House to the Bill intituled 
an Act for establishing a Ferry from the Town of Ebene- 
zer to the opposite Bluff upon the River Savannah and 
for vesting the same in Martin Dasher his Executors 
Administrators and Assigns for and during the space 
of seven Years; And delivered their Reasons which M r 
Powell also reported to the House. 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 335 

ant Then the Amendment disagreed to by the Commons 
rmd ' House was ordered to be read. 



And the same being read accordingly; The Question 

ito... 

ijytheHo: 



_And«A«dto was put "Whether this House shall adhere to the said 



Amendment" ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 20 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 21 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning eleven o'clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae 23 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



336 



JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 



BUI fin. Coma. < 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 24 Februarii 1767 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 

H^STWSJSIt Simpson; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

Hones*&c. intituled an Act to prevent stealing of Horses and neat 

Cattle and for the effectual Discovery and Punishment 

of such Persons as shall unlawfully brand mark kill or 

drive the same — 

Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tituled an Act to impower the Commissioners therein 
named to erect a Lazaretto and an House for the Keeper 
thereof upon the Island of Tyhee; and to receive from 
the Treasurer of this Province a Sum not exceeding three 
hundred Pounds to defray the Expence thereof and to 
impower the said Treasurer to repay the same. To both, 
which Bills they desire the Concurrence of this honour- 
able House. 



Read the fint 



The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
uled an Act to prevent stealing of Horses and neat Cat- 
tle and for the effectual Discovery and Punishment of 
such Persons as shall unlawfully brand mark kill or 
drive the same; was read the first Time and ordered to^ 
be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on. 
Thursday next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled; 
aSJe B to < S3ct an Act to im P° we r the Commissioners therein named to 
J^JJJ* 1 **^ erect a Lazaretto and an House for the Keeper thereof 
upon the Island of Tybee and to receive from the Treas- 
urer of this Province a Sum not exceeding three hun- 
dred Pounds to defray the Expence thereof and to im- 



FEBRUARY, 1767. 337 

power the said Treasurer to repay the same; was read 
the first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Thursday next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



BUI to met 
Laaarettofte. 

mdfti 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 25° Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis 26 Februarii 1767° 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to impower the Commissioners therein named to 
erect a Lazaretto and an House for the Keeper thereof 
upon the Island of Tybee and to receive from the Treas- 
urer of this Province a Sum not exceeding three hundred 
Pounds to defray the Expence thereof and to impower 
the said Treasurer to repay the same; was read a second 
Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

22 o r— toI 17 



338 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Thursday next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
bui to pw*«t an Act to prevent stealing of Horses and neat Cattle and 
SK^wLFr 1 ** for the effectual Discovery and Punishment of such Per- 
sons as shall unlawfully brand mark kill or drive the 
same was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Thursday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 27 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbati 28 Februarii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Mor- 
row (aic) Morning eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1767. 339 

Hi*! 
(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 2 Martii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 3 Martii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 4 Martii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 5° Martii 1767° 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
St£ilBuP"* nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
JSttoAc.^**" nions House intituled an Act to impower the Commis- 
sioners therein named to erect a Lazaretto and an House 
for the Keeper thereof upon the Island of Tybee and to 



£40 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

receive from the Treasurer of this Province a Sum not 
exceeding three hundred Pounds to defray the expence 
thereof and to impower the said Treasurer to repay the 
same: 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Powell reported 

SSSdSe^* that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 

an Amendment thereto which he was directed to report 

when the honourable House will please to receive the 

same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 

House in Com- P ut i nt0 a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 

.^"p^JSiJt 8 Commons House intituled an Act to prevent stealing of 

**"*" Horses and neat Cattle and for the effectual Discovery 

and Punishment of such Persons as shall unlawfully 

brand mark kill or drive the same. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed And M r Powell reported that 
Rwtsd^with th e Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 

Bin fm. com*. Houstoun that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

pwvwt owita- intituled an Act to prevent the bringing in and spreading 

«- of contagious Distempers in this Province, to oblige 

Masters or Commanders of Vessels going out of any 

Port within the same first to produce a Passport from 



MARCH, 1767. 341 

the Governour or Commander in chief to prevent the 
harbouring of sick Sailors or others and for the regu- 
lating and well ordering of the Lazaretto upon the Island 
of Tybee to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
jtaSt 3°!^ honourable House — And also that the Commons House 
•DdajDidSiiKBj^yg passed a Bill intituled an Act for Limitation of 
Actions and for avoiding Suits in Law to which they 
desire the Concurrence of this honourable House; — 
Ai^mnto And also that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
uwi»_ new intituled an Act for continuing several Laws of this 
Province which are near expiring, to which they desire 
the Concurrence of this honourable House. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
cStarfSuT* 11 * an ^ ct to P revent the bringing in and spreading of con- 
JJJg^gJ^tagious Distempers in this Province; to oblige Masters 
or Commanders of Vessels going out of any Port within 
the same first to produce a Passport from the Governour 
or Commander in chief; to prevent the harbouring of 
sick Sailors and others; and for the regulating and well 
ordering of the Lazaretto upon the Island of Tybee was 
read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 
Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
tkSSf £dta£ an Act for Limitation of Actions and for avoiding Suits 
re*d tb« fi»t j n j^ w ^ was rea( j t k e g rst Time ^j ordered to be read 

a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 



342 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Buitocontfauwan Act for continuing- several Laws of this Province 
the tat time- which are near expiring was read the first Tune and 
ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 6° Martii 1767 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 
Biuforer^t re P° rte d that in the Journals of this House of Tuesday 
Jg a J JJ~3 to the 25 th February 1766 It was resolved that the right of 
An. ooundttM apposing a certain proportion of Commissioners in all 
Bills was the undoubted Priviledge of this House and 
that it had been the uniform and unvaried Practice of 
the Commons House to leave a Blank in such Bills for 
that Purpose That in the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intituled an Act to impower the Commis- 
sioners therein named to erect a Lazaretto and an House 
for the Keeper thereof upon the Island of Tybee and to 
receive from the Treasurer a Sum not exceeding three 
hundred Pounds to defray the expenoe thereof, and to 
impower the Treasurer to repay the same, the Commons 
House have taken upon them to nominate the whole of 
the Commissioners without leaving any Blank for this 
House to fill up with a proportion of the said Commis- 
sioners,, which the Committee look upon to be an In- 
fringement on the Priviledge of this House and there- 
fore the said Committee have struck out the Commis- 
sioners of this House therein named by the Commons 



MARCH, 1767. 34S 

House and nominated others in their Stead as an Amend- 
ment to the said Bill, and to assert the Priviledge of this 
to House in that Respect; Which said Amendment being 
read twice was agreed to hy the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next. 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 
Amendmis. to also reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed 

XoO Bill to IHPO* __ 

gjjjtrtejfei* Bill from the Commons House intituled an Act to prc- 

c5£2jJJ5?* vent stealing of Horses and neat Cattle and for the 

effectual Discovery and Punishment of such Persons as 

shall unlawfully brand mark kill or drive the same; 

And acreed to Which Amendments being read twice were agreed to by 

by the House 

the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bin to^prwent an Act to prevent bringing in and spreading of contagious 
Ac? 1 *" Distempers in this Province; to oblige Masters or Com- 
manders of Vessels going out of any Port within the 
same first to produce a Passport from the Governour or 
Commander in chief ; to prevent the harbouring of sick 
Sailors and others ; and for the regulating and well 
ordering of the Lazaretto upon the Island of Tybee was 
read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Tuesday next. 



contafftouB Dis- 

PS" 



344 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Bin f<* Limit*- The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
£SMtt££ an Act for Limitation of Actions and for avoiding Suits 
in Law was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next 



The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for continuing several Laws of this Province 
which are near expiring was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Wednesday next 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 7 Martii 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Mor- 
row (,lc) Morning eleven o'clock. 



MARCH, 1767. 



345 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 9 Martii 1767° 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 

jan Act to prevent stealing of Horses and neatXJattle and 

Time- for the effectual Discovery and Punishment of such Per- 

sons as shall unlawfully brand mark kill or drive the 
same was read a third Time. 



Bill to prevent. 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass?" 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
SjJinoJle. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 



BUI to erect 
Lasarettxxfcc 
read a third 



The Title 
attend. 



The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act to impower the Commissioners therein named to 
erect a Lazaretto and an House for the Keeper thereof 
upon the Island of Tybee and to receive from the Treas- 
urer a Sum not exceeding three hundred Pounds to 
defray the expence thereof, and to impower the Treas- 
urer to repay the same; was read a third Time; and 
some Amendments were made thereunto by the House. 

It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an 
Act to impower the Commissioners therein named to 
erect a Lazaretto and an House for the Keeper thereof 
upon the Island of Tybee and to receive from the Treas- 
urer of Powder Receiver a Sum not exceeding three 
hundred Pounds to defray the Expence thereof and to 
impower the Treasurer to repay the same. 



346 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

PuMd with Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
Am * ndmant> the Amendments shall pass ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

A Message from the Commons House by M F John 

Rill fin PniKi 

Hooae for lay. Simpson that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
NesroM &c- tituled an Act for laying a Duty upon Negroes and other 
Slaves that have been above six Months in any of the 
Islands or Colonies in America and imported for Sale 
into this Province and for appropriating the same to- 
wards the repairing or rebuilding the Light House on 
Tybee Island to which they desire the concurrence of 
this honourable House; And also that the Commons 
House have passed a Bill intituled an Act to impower 
the several Commissioners or Surveyors thereafter 
n N^&££! named to lay out and make such Public Roads in the 
Province of Georgia as are therein after mentioned and 
directed and to continue to work upon clear repair and 
improve the several Roads already laid out and also the 
Rivers and Creeks within their several and respective 
Divisions so far as the same respects the male white In- 
habitants within the Town Division therein ascertained 
to which they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 
House. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SgJJkgj^-into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
J?AJS££? on nions House intituled an Act for Limitation of Actions 
and for avoiding Suits in Law. 

After some Time, 



MARCH, 1767. 347 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 

23"2£*5i&the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
Bin for byte* tituled an Act for laying a Duty upon Negroes and other 
grow Ac rad Slaves that have been above six Months in any of the 

lstTlnM 

Islands or Colonies in America and imported for Sale in 
this Province and for appropriating the same towards 
the repairing or rebuilding the Light House on Tybee 
Island ; was read the first Time and ordered to be read 
a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bin to layout an Act to impower the several Commissioners or Sur- 

pubUc Roods 

*w£the fat veyors thereafter named to lay out and make such Pub- 
lic Roads in the Province of Georgia as are therein 
after mentioned and directed and to continue to work 
upon clear repair and improve the several Roads already 
laid out and also the Rivers and Creeks within their 
several and respective Divisions so far as the same re- 
spects the male white Inhabitants within the Town Di- 
vision therein ascertained; was read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



348 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis io° Martii 1767 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
boi for limit*- an Act for Limitation of Actions and for avoiding Suits 

tion of Actions ^_. , 

hmmi a third in Law was read a third Time and some Amendments 

Tim* 

^ were made by the House to the Bill. 

Panedwfth Then * e Q uest i° n was put "Whether this Bill with 
An * ndmMlt> the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
sent to comma. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
Concurrence in and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 

Amendmte. 

by this House thereto. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Sit awe** 1 "* an ^ ct to i m P° wer the several Commissioners or Sur- 
Jg^^if 8 ^ veyors thereafter named to lay out and make such public 
Roads in the Province of Georgia as are therein after 
mentioned and directed and to continue to work upon 
clear repair and improve the several Roads already laid 
out and also the Rivers and Creeks within their several 
and respective Divisions so far as the same respects the 
male white Inhabitants within the Town Division therein 
ascertained ; was read a second Time. 

$ 
And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 



MARCH, 1767. 349 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
DnVon N?* an Act f °r laying a Duty upon Negroes and other Slaves 
goeir&e. r—& ^^ j iaye ^ yetn a j )0ve s j x M on ths in any of the Islands 

or Colonies in America and imported for sale in this 
Province and for appropriating the same towards the 
repairing or rebuilding the Light House on Tybee Island ; 
was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

House in com- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mittee on Bin 
towrenteon- mons House intituled an Act to prevent the bringing in 

temp«n &e.- ^aid spreading of contagious Distempers in this Province 
to oblige Masters or Commanders of Vessels going out 
of any Port within the same first to produce a Passport 
from the Governour or Commander in chief; to pre- 
vent the harbouring of sick Sailors and others; and for 
the regulating and well ordering of the Lazaretto upon 
the Island of Tybee, 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Johnson reported 
Desire leave to that the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill 
and desire another Time may be appointed for them to 
sit again. 

Ordered That the House be again put into a Com- 
mittee upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



350 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii n° Martii 1767 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and again 
c^SSSSi^put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
ccmt«gioi»D£- Commons House intituled an Act to prevent bringing 
in and spreading of contagious Distempers in this Prov- 
ince; to oblige Masters or Commanders of Vessels going 
out of any Port within the same first to produce a Pass- 
port from the Governour or Commander in chief; to 
prevent the harbouring of sick Sailors and others; and 
for regulating and well ordering the Lazaretto upon the 
Island of Tybee; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Johnson reported 

Reported with that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 

several Amendments thereto which he was directed to 

report when the honourable House will please to receive 

the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 



or^Mejta. Smith that the Commons House have passed an Ordi- 
X P £!££ nance a PP° in ting Charles Garth Esq' Agent to sollicit 
the Affairs of this Province in Great Britain; to which 
they desire the Concurrence of this honourable House. 
And also That the Commons House have passed a Bill 
AJbou»T« i nt i tu i e( j ^ Act for granting to his Majesty the "Sum 
of One thousand eight hundred forty three Pounds eleven 
Shillings and four Pence three Farthings for the Use 
and Support of the Government of Georgia for the Year 
One thousand seven hundred and sixty seven to be raised 
at certain Rates and after the Method therein mentioned, 



MARCH, 1767. 351 

and for the more effectual collection of Arrears; to 
which they desire the Concurrence of this honourable 
House. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SSSOTBuP'into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
tek. L»wi-" mons House intituled an Act for continuing several Laws 
of the Province which are near expiring; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 

Reports witb- the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
Houe in Com- put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
Bm- mons House intituled an Act to impower the several 

Commissioners or Surveyors thereafter named to lay 
out and make such public Roads in the Province of 
Georgia as are therein after mentioned and directed and 
to continue to work upon clear repair and improve the 
several Roads already laid out and also the Rivers and 
Creeks within their several and respective Divisions as 
far as the same respects the male white Inhabitants with- 
in the Town Division therein ascertained. 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 
Jwgrf^^- the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he was 
directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 



852 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 



Hotue in Com- 
iBill 



*c— 



The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
S r N2SS? ntJ Commons House intituled an Act for laying a Duty 
upon Negroes and other Slaves that have been above 
six Months in any of the Islands or Colonies in America 
and imported for Sale in this Province and for appro- 
priating the same towards the repairing or rebuilding 
the Light House on Tybee Island. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 
Reported with the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
*' eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

The Ordinance from the Commons House appointing 
JSJ&rtS M Charles Garth Esq r Agent to sollicit the Affairs of this 
jggrEZ* ^Province in Great Britain; was read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
itx bid i~d an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 
thousand eight hundred forty three Pounds eleven Shil- 
lings and four Pence three Farthings for the Use and 
Support of the Government of Georgia for the Year 
One thousand seven hundred and sixty seven to be raised 
at certain Rates and after the Method therein mentioned 
and for the more effectual collecting of Arrears; was 



Menace fm. 

Coma. 



MARCH, 1767. 353 

read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 
Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r John Simpson in the following Words viz* 

Commons House of Assembly 11 th March 1767 
Hon ble Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
hoom Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 
fe^SfSTtkean Act for Limitation of Actions and for avoiding Suits 
Bflitoewcta* in Law And also the Amendments made to the Bill in- 
andasreeinstotituled an Act to prevent stealing of Horses and neat 

Amendmte. in 

Jj™^}^ 1 ^ Cattle and for the effectual Discovery and Punishment 
hS^^S^ of such Persons as shall unlawfully brand mark kill or 
drive the same Agree thereto — This House having also 
considered the Amendments made by your House to the 
Bill intituled an Act to impower the Commissioners 
therein named to erect a Lazaretto and an House for the 
Keeper thereof upon the Island of Tybee and to receive 
from the Treasurer or Powder receiver of this Province 
a Sum not exceeding three hundred Pounds to defray 
the expence thereof and to impower the said Treasurer 
to repay the same, agree to some and disagree to others : 
therefore this House desires you will appoint a Commit- 
tee of your House to join a Committee of this in Con- 
ference upon the Subject Matter of the said Amend- 
ments, and if you please to join therein this House de- 
sires you will appoint your Number Time and Place. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning ten o'clock. 

28 r— rol 17 



864 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis 12 Martii 1767 

Bui for eontin- ^he fog 1 " 088 ^ Bill f rom the Commons House intituled 
w£dJtwnf w an Act for continuing several Laws of the Province 
which are near expiring was read a third Time. 



Paaaed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 



pass ?" 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

, w Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 

^~*^« House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 

same without any Amendment. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Road bui n«i an Act to impower the several Commissioners or Sur- 
a thbd Time- ve y 0rs thereafter named to lay out and make such public 
Roads in the Province of Georgia as are therein after- 
mentioned and directed and to continue to work upon 
clear repair and improve the several Roads already laid 
out and also the Rivers and Creeks within their several 
and respective Divisions so far as the same respects the 
male white Inhabitants within the Town Division therein 
Amended ascertained; was read a third Time and some Amend- 
ments were made by the House to the Bill. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
Pto-td the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
c£^r m Ho°:f«r House b y the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
the^omcur- an( j desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
**■ by this House thereto. 



Amendmta. to 
Doty Bfi 
Negroes* 
ported f 
Commltt 



MARCH, 1767. 35* 

M r Jones from the Committee of the whole House re- 
dS^bSV P° rt ^d the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill from 
€ifn * e "fm. **" the Commons House intituled an Act for laying a Duty 
upon Negroes and other Slaves that have been above six 
Months in any of the Islands or Colonies in America 
ana and imported for Sale in this Province and for appro- 
priating the same towards the repairing or re-building 
. 1A . the Light House on Tybee Island; which Amendments 

Agreed to by , 

the House being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

M r Johnson from the Committee of the whole House 

toMftoVe- re P°rted the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 

S^SS^S£from the Commons House intituled an Act to prevent 

c5£5tt»e^ the bringing in and spreading of contagious Distempers 

in this Province; to oblige Masters or Commanders of 

Vessels going out of any Port within the same first to 

*■* produce a Passport from the Governour or Commander 

in chief; to prevent the harbouring of sick Sailors and 

others and for regulating and well ordering the Lazaretto 

upon the Island of Tybee: which Amendments being 

read twice were agreed to by the House. 



Agreed to by 
the House 



Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
ltacBfflpeilda an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 
2dTlm# thousand eight hundred fprty three Pounds eleven Shill- 
ings and four Pence three Farthings for the Use and 
Support of the Government of Georgia for the Year 
1767 to be raised at certain Rates and after the Method 
therein mentioned and for the more effectual collecting 
of Arrears; was read a second Time — 



856 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

The Ordinance from the Commons House appointing 
appointing Charles Garth Esq r Agent to sollicit the Affairs of this 

An Aj^ont road «_ « 

» 2d Time- Province in Great Britain; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be com- 
mitted. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance on the first Day of June next. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery in the following Words, 



Upper house of Assembly 12 th March 1767 

M r Speaker 

In answer to your Message of yesterday desiring a 
to Conference on the Subject Matter of the Amendments 

Corns. Hoqm 

•«*eein*to made by this House to the Bill intituled an Act to im- 

Conf erenee on J 

ffig*£ Si^ power the Commissioners therein named to erect a Laza- 
Bm ~~ retto and an House for the Keeper thereof upon the 

Island of Tybee and to receive from the Treasurer or 
Powder receiver of this Province a Sum not exceeding 
three hundred Pounds to defray the expence thereof and 
to impower the said Treasurer to repay the same doth 
agree to the said Conference and hath appointed the 
same to be in the room adjoining the Council Chamber 
immediately. 



MARCH, 1767. »57 

Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleas- 
ure and the Committee appointed went to the Conference. 

And being returned, 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 
Committee of the Committee had attended the Conference and were 

Conference* - ' 

acquainted by the Committee from the Commons House 
that the Commons House disagree to some of the Amend- 
ments made by this House to the said Bill and delivered 
their Reasons, which M r Powell also reported to the 
House. 

dSS^SdV Then the Amendments disagreed to by the Commons 
b7 (»fc) Com *' House were ordered to be read. 

And the same being read accordingly, the Question 
was put "Whether this House shall adhere to the said 
Amendments? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r John Simpson in the following Words viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 12 th March 1767 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

Upon report from the Committee of this House aj>- 
pointed to join a Committee of your House in a Con- 
ference on the Subject Matter of the Amendments made 
by your House to the Bill intituled an Act to impower 
the Commissioners therein named to erect a Lazaretto 
and an House for the Keeper thereof upon the Island 
of Tybee, and to receive from the Treasurer or Powder 
Receiver of this Province a Sum not exceeding three 
hundred Pounds to defray the expence thereof and to 



368 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

impower the said Treasurer to repay the same this House 
doth agree to the said Amendments. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning ten o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. 9 Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 13 Martii 1767 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Doty Bin on an Act for laying a Duty upon Negroes and other Slaves 
tiSSrSoe- * that have been above six Months in any of the Islands or 
Colonies in America and imported for Sale in this Prov- 
inc, and for appropriating the same towards the repair- 
ing or rebuilding the Light House on Tybee Island ; was 
read a third Time and an Amendment was made by the 
House in the Title of the Bill. 

It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act for 
25,22i£- laying a Duty upon Negroes and other Slaves that have 
been above six Months in any of the Islands or Colonies 
in America and imported for Sale in this Province and 
for appropriating the same towards the repairing or 
rebuilding the Light House on Tybee Island; And to 
■■* prevent Negro Convicts being imported into and sold 
in this Province. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass ? " 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 



• MARCH, 1767. 359 

smt to a»« House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

Come Ho ! &or 

^ita ncur * an( * desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
SSdmt. by this House thereto. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 

^topwwt tituled an Act to prevent bringing in and spreading of 

wSfiu Tim* contagious Distempers in this Province to oblige Masters 

or Commanders of Vessels going out of any Port within 

the same first to produce a Passport from the Governour 

or Commander in chief; to prevent the harbouring of 

■■* sick Sailors and others; and for the regulating and well 

ordering of the Lazaretto upon the Island of Tybee 

was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
senttocoma. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

Ho S &Of uMu 

coneorraMse and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 



[with 



IB AlWfflWITTTff 



by this House thereto. 



And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning ten o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Sabbati 14 Martii 1767 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning ten o'clock. 



360 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 16 Martii 1767 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r John Simpson in the following Words viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 16 th March 1767 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
cSSuLf 111 * Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 
!£3mt£ in an Act to prevent the bringing into and spreading of ma- 
contagious Dto-lignant and contagious Distempers in this Province; to 
»ndteSity C Bfli oblige Masters and Commanders of Vessels going out 
of any Port within the same first to produce a Passport 
from the Governour or Commander in chief; to prevent 
the harbouring of sick Sailors and others and for the 
regulating and well ordering of the Lazaretto upon the 
Island of Tybee : And also the Amendments to the Bill 
intituled an Act for laying a Duty upon Negroes and 
other Slaves that have been above six Months in any 
of the Islands or Colonies in America and imported for 
Sale in this Province and for appropriating the same to- 
wards the repairing or rebuilding the Light House on 
Tybee Island. Agree thereto. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
rittet f Sn C rE * nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
BUL mons House intituled an Act for granting to his Maj- 

esty the Sum of One thousand eight hundred forty three 
Pounds eleven Shillings and four Pence three Farthings 
for the Use and Support of the Government of Georgia 
for the Year 1767 to be raised at certain Rates and after 
the Method therein mentioned and for the more effec- 
tual collecting of Arrears ; 



MARCH, 1767. 361 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 

JJPJ*^*^- the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on 
Thursday next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 17 Martii 1767 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning ten o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 18° Martii 1767. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
Bin far sale of u ^ *" Act to impower the Commissioners therein 
S3 1 . ttEi named to put up to Sale for the benefit of the Public the 
Ferry over great Ogeechee River at the Place called Pine 
Bluff for a Term of four Years and to authorize the 
said Commissioners to inspect and regulate the said 
Ferry during the said Term was read a third Time and 
an Amendment was made by the House in the Title of 
the Bill. 



362 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



And Title 



It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act to 
impower the Commissioners therein named to put up to 
Sale for the benefit of the Public the Ferry over great 
Ogeechee River at the Place called Pine Bluff for a 
Term of five Years and an half and to authorize the said 
Commissioners to inspect and regulate the said Ferry 
during the said Term. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
cSLFftoftc* House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
th^concur- anc j j es j re t keir Concurrence in the Amendments made 



by this House thereto. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery in the following Words 



Upper House of Assembly 18 th March 1767 

M r Speaker 

There being an Article or two in the Tax Bill that 
ciSirMo^de." 1 * c Opinion of this House require your Re-considera- 
S^d^bui ti° n > they therefore desire a Conference with your House 



thereon. 



And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning ten o'clock. 



MARCH, 1767. 363 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7Y, Georgia. Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis 19 Martii 1767. 

M* Elliott from the Committee appointed to join a 
Report fm. Committee of the Commons House in preparing Peti- 
appointed to tions to be presented to his Majesty and the Parliament 
tioosAddNM f Great Britain most humbly praying for the repeal 
of an Act passed in the fourth Year of his Majesty's 
Reign to prevent paper Bills of Credit in his Majesty's 
Colonies from being a legal Tender in Payments; and 
that his Majesty would be graciously pleased to instruct 
the Governour or Commander in chief of this Province 
for the Time being to give his Assent to a Bill for calling 
in the Paper Currency of this Province already issued 
and for stamping imprinting and issuing the Sum of 
twenty two thousand Pounds; and likewise to prepare an 
Address to his Excellency the Governour requesting his 
Recommendation and Support of the jsaid Petitions: 
Reported that the joint Committee had prepared the 
Petitions and Address accordingly ; which he read in his 
Place and then delivered them in at the Table — 

Ordered That the said Petitions and Address be 
taker* into Consideration to Morrow. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Joseph Gibbons in the following Words viz 1 , 

Hon b,e Gentlemen 

In Answer to your Message of yesterday setting forth 

that there being an Article or two in the Tax Bill that 

tesM^on the in the Opinion of your House require the Reconsidera- 
tion of this House and desiring a Conference thereon; 
This House is of Opinion that such Request is contrary 



364 



Tax Bill read 
8d Time- 



Pawed 



Cont 6. Non 
cont 8. 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

to the known Custom and Usage of Assembly and there- 
fore cannot join in the Conference proposed. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 
thousand eight hundred forty three Pounds eleven 
Shillings and four Pence three Farthings for the Use 
and Support of the Government of Georgia for the Year 
1767 to be raised at certain Rates and after the Method 
therein mentioned and for the more effectual collecting 
of Arrears was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 



pass i 



(Contents 5 ) T 
(Non Cont 3 ) 



was resolved in the Affirmative. 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning ten o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 20 Martii 1767° 

On passing of the Tax Bill yesterday, Leave being 
asked and given to any Gentleman to Protest if the 
Question should be carried in the Affirmative the fol- 
lowing Protests were this Day entred. 

Dissentient 1* Because I conceive the allowing a Sum 



MARCH, 1767. 366 

JJJJg*®^ in the Tax Bill for a Service not agreed to by this House 
*■ ! wi- is an Inconsistency and in this Instance an absolute Con- 
tradiction both to the Resolution and Act of this House. 

2 nd Because I conceive the agreeing to Provision be- 
ing made for any Service performed or Expence incur- 
red by a Vote of Credit of the lower House only, and not 
concurred in by this House is giving Way to an Infringe- 
ment of that invaluable Priviledge of "our Assent being 
necessary to make effectual every Vote of Credit of the 
lower House" a Privilege 'till now never controverted 
and the giving up of which I conceive may be productive 
of many future Inconveniences. 

Grey Eujott. 

Dissentient Because the Commons House of Assem- 
Pjff^q° T bly contrary to and in direct Violation of the known 
™ Rights and Priviledges of this House and in Order to 

lessen and render useless the Concurrence of this House, 
in all Matters wherein Votes of Credit are concerned 
thereby undervaluing the legislative Authority thereof 
hath inserted in the said Bill the Sum of £54 to Charles 
Garth Esq r for Services by him done to which Grant 
neither the Consent or Approbation of this House was 
ever desired or had and which Service and the Benefit 
accruing to this Province therefrom, this House is wholly 
unacquainted with: And hath also granted the further 
Sum of £100 for other Services to he hereafter per- 
formed by that Gentleman as Agent to transact the Af- 
fairs of this Province in Great Britain, whereas the said 
Charles Garth .Esq r hath not been duly appointed by the 
Legislative Body of this Province as Agent thereto, the 
Concurrence of this House being absolutely and indis- 
pensibly necessary to constitute him such. I therefore 
in Order to preserve as far as depends on me what I 



866 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

deem to be the just Rights and Priviledges of this hon- 
ourable House do enter this my solemn Dissent 

James Edw* Powell — 

It is resolved That the following Reasons why this 
House agreed to the Tax Bill be entred on the Journals. 

This House from a Desire of preserving a good Cor- 
R*aonsg*rai respondence with the Commons House of Assembly hav- 

for pasting the 

flttBiu- ing required a Conference on some Articles in the Bill 
"intituled an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum 
"of One thousand eight hundred forty three Pounds 
"eleven Shillings and four Pence three Farthings for the 
"Use and Support of the Government of Georgia for the 
"Year 1767 to be raised at certain Rates and after the 
"Method therein mentioned and for the more effectual 
"collecting of Arrears" that appear highly improper; 
which the House of Assembly having refused to agree 
to, we think it incumbent on Us to leave upon Record 
in our Journals our Objections against those Articles and 
our Reasons for passing the Bill in the exceptionable 
Manner it now stands as a Justification of our Conduct 
on this Occasion. 

The first Article objected to is the following 

"To Charles Garth Esq r Agent for this Province his 
Salary £ 100/' 

Which this House thinks irregular and ought not to 
stand in the Bill because this House has disagreed to the 
Ordinance sent from the Commons House for appointing 
the said Charles Garth Esq' Agent for this Province he 
being now Agent for South Carolina; and as Disputes 
often arise between adjoining Colonies and Matters of 
Consequence are now depending which are opposed by 
the Province of South Carolina, it must be incompatible 



MARCH, 1767. 367 

tor him to discharge his Duty to, and the Trust reposed 
in him by both Provinces. This House is however the 
less concerned at this Article standing in the Bill because 
as there is no Agent and can be none legally appointed 
without the Concurrence of this House the Sum intended 
to be provided for that Service although it is suffered to 
remain in the Bill cannot be issued and applied 

This House further observes with much Concern an- 
other Article in the Bill namely "To reimburse the 
"Treasurer the Sum by him lent to be remitted Charles 
"Garth Esq r for his Services to this Province Fifty four 
"Pounds" Which this House thinks irregular unprece- 
dented and has a direct Tendency to subvert its essential 
Rights and Priviledges for the following Reasons — 

I st Because M r Garth did not act under proper legis- 
•nuc lative Authority, having been employed by the House of 
m continued Assembly alone, without the Consent or Concurrence of 
this House, and that at a Time when this Province had 
an Agent in Great Britain appointed by an Act of the 
general Assembly and paid by the Province for sollick- 
ing the public Business. 

2 nd Because admitting M r Garth had been duly ap- 
pointed (which he was not) to transact the provincial 
Business yet as the House of Assembly did not communi- 
cate to this House the Instructions they gave him nor 
have as yet acquainted Us with the Services he has done 
for the Province; it is impossible for Us to form any 
Judgment of the Reward he is intituled to. 

3* ,y Because the Article as it stands in the Bill "To 
"reimburse the Treasurer the Sum by him lent to be re* 
"mitted Charles Garth for his Services to this Province; 
"Fifty four Pounds" must be presumed to be a private 
Transaction between the Commons House and the Treas- 



368 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

urer as we cannot suppose he would lend or dispose of 
the Public Money but in Consequence of a joint Act or 
Concurrence of the whole legislative Body, all the Moneys 
lodged in his hands being appropriated to particular Pur- 
poses by Acts of the general Assembly to be issued by 
Order of the Governour and Council which Concurrence 
and Order having neither been asked for, nor obtained, 
by the House of Assembly is considered as contrary to 
the said Acts of the general Assembly irregular, unpar- 
liamentary and a flagrant Infringement of the constitu- 
tional Rights of this House. 

4 th,y Because the raising of Money for services per- 
formed by the sole Direction of the House of Assembly 
without this House being either previously consulted or 
concurring with them is a most dangerous precedent, 
which, if established, would put it in the Power of the 
House of Assembly alone to raise what Mon^y they 
please and apply it to what Purposes they think fit with- 
out any Check or Controul from this House, by which 
this House will be deprived of it's just and constitutional 
Rights and Priviledges that useful and necessary Bal- 
lance which our Constitution has wisely established be- 
tween the several Branches of the Legislature be de- 
stroyed and the Public consequently liable to be highly 
injured. 

For which Reasons this House is of Opinion that it 
would be fully justified in rejecting this Bill, but as the 
rejecting of it at this Time might be hurtful to the 
public Credit and highly prejudicial to the Welfare of 
this Province in many other Respects they have past 
the same : Saving nevertheless all the Rights and Privi- 
ledges of this House and declaring that the waving of 
their Right at this Time shall not be a Precedent for the 
future but that this House will on every proper Occasion 
assert their constitutional Rights and Priviledges. 



MARCH, 1767. 369 

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the 
AddSTSSin Petitions prepared by a Committee of both Houses, to 
SSo^Mdithe be presented to his Majesty and the Parliament of Great 
•mended- Britain in respect of the great Scarcity of Paper Currency 
in this Province and also an Address to his Excellency 
the Governour on the same Subject ; And the same being 
read the House did agree to the said Petitions without 
any Amendment, and to the said Address with Amend- 
ments. 

Ordered That the said Petitions and Address be 
sent to the Commons House by the Master in Chancery 
with a Message in the following Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 20 th March 1767 
M r Speaker 

Upon Report from the Committee of this House ap- 
aSS*Ho! pointed to join a Committee of the Commons House in 
preparing Petitions to be presented to his Majesty and 
the Parliament of Great Britain respectively most hum- 
bly praying Relief in respect of the great Scarcity of 
Paper Currency in the Province and also an Address to 
his Excellency the Governour on the same Subject; this 
House having taken the said Petitions and Address un- 
der Consideration Do agree to the said Petitions without 
any Amendment and to the said Address with Amend- 
ments. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r (dc) in the following Words, viz* 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

This House haviner taken into Consideration the 

24 e l^-vol 17 



370 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



Menage fm. 



Amendments made by your House to the Address to 
£SJi H toSEhis Excellency the Governour desiring he would be 
Add^'tnS pleased to use his Interest in obtaining the prayer of the 
ferwwe- " joint Petitions of both Houses to his Majesty and the 
Parliament of Great Britain respecting the Scarcity of 
Paper Currency in this Province, disagree to one of the 
said Amendments therefore this House desire a Confer- 
ence on the Subject Matter of the said Amendment. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery in the following 
Words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 20 th March 1767 

M r Speaker 

This House doth agree to the Conference you desire 
J££E*h?! on the Subject Matter of the Amendment made by this 
JSSXi-^ ^ House to the Address to his Excellency the Governour 
desiring his Interest in obtaining the Prayer of the joint 
Petitions of both Houses to his Majesty and the Parlia- 
ment of Great Britain respecting the Scarcity of Paper 
Currency in the Province and do appoint the said Confer- 
ence to be in the Room adjoining the Council Cham- 
ber immediately. 

Ordered That M r Powell, M r Martin and M r John- 
son be the Committee of Conference. 

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure and 
the Committee went to the Conference; which being 
ended, 

The House was resumed and M r Powell reported that 

gWrftteStf the Committee had attended the Conference and were 

Contoenoe - acquainted by the Committee from the Commons House 

that the Commons House disagree to an Amendment 



MARCH, 1767. 



371 



_ nt. in 

Address dis- 
agreed to by 
Corns. House 
ordered to be 
read— 



Resolved to 
Adhere to the 
said Amend- 



made by this House in the said Address and delivered 
their Reasons which M r Powell also reported to the 
House. 

Then the Amendment disagreed to by the Commons 
House was ordered to be read. 

And the same being read accordingly The Question 
was put "Whether this House shall adhere to the said 
Amendment ?" 



_ to 
Corns. Ho: 
thereon. 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them that 
this House doth adhere to their Amendments made in the 
said Address And also that this House hath appointed 
the honourable Noble Jones and James Edw d Powell 
Esq™ to be a Committee to examine the ingrossed Bills. 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House and he delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and is as follows 

Hon bl * Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
_ fm. until Thursday the twenty sixth Day of this Instant 
•djomrnW the March then to meet for to Dispatch of Business; and it 
is accordingly adjourned to the twenty sixth Day of this 
Instant. 

Given under my hand at Savannah this 
20 th Day of March 1767. 



Ja: Wright 



To the Hon bl * the President and Mem- 
bers of the upper House of Assembly 



872 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day. 

And then the House adjourned till 
Thursday the 26 th Of this instant March 
Eleven O'clock in the forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 26 Martii 1767 

It appearing by an Extract from the Journals of the 
lusohitkm* Commons House of assembly (now before this House) 

GootM to by toe 

5rj£°Brtnict ^ at ^ey ^ iave assume d to themselves a Power of ap- 
Sn£ M S£ui of pointing and have actually named a Committee of their 
2J££!! n * ** House to correspond with Charles Garth Esq r under the 
Character of Agent for this Province in Great Britain 
This House unanimously came to the following Resolu- 
tions : 

It is resolved That this House knows of no Agent 
being appointed to sollicit the Affairs of this Province 
in Great Britain. 

It is resolved That the Commons House of Assembly 
have no Right to appoint an Agent for the Province nor 
to correspond with any Person under that Character 
without the Consent and Concurrence of the whole legis- 
lative Body. 

It is resolved That an Address be prepared and pre- 
sented to his Excellency the Governour that he will be 
pleased to use his Interest and Influence in Great Brit- 
ain to support th$ just Rights and Priviledges of this 



MARCH, 1767, 37t 

House against the Encroachment of the Commons House 
of Assembly. 

It is resolved That William Knox Esq r he requested to 
appear and sollicit at the several Boards in Great Britain, 
where it may be necessary, in Support of the Rights and 
Priviledges of this House. 

It is resolved That M r Powell and M r Johnson be a 
Committee to prepare an Address to his Excellency 
agreeable to the third Resolution; And that W Haber- 
sham M r Powell and M r Johnson be a Committee to 
correspond with M r Knox on the Subject Matter of the 
aforesaid Resolutions. 

M r Powell from the Committee appointed to prepare 
AnAddxeM an Address to his Excellency the Governour agreeable 
»weented*to to the third Resolution reported that the Committee had 
prepared an Address accordingly which he read in his 
Place and then delivered it in at the Table where the 
same was read and agreed to by the House and is as 
follows viz 1 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq' Captain Gen- 
eral and Governour in chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia. 

The humble Address of the upper House of Assem- 
bly. 

May it please your Excellency 

It appearing by an Extract from the Journals of the 
Commons House of Assembly (now before Us) that they 
have assumed to themselves and have actually named a 
Committee to correspond with Charles Garth Esq r under 
the Character of Agent for this Province in Great Brit- 
ain ; which we consider as an high Infringement of our 



374 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

just Rights and Priviledges ; and beg leave to refer your 
Excellency to our Journals of the 20 th of this Instant 
for our Reasons for not concurring with the Commons 
House in the Ordinance passed by them iox appointing 
that Gentleman Agent for the Province. 

We therefore humbjy request your Excellency that 
you will be pleased to use your Interest and Influence in 
Great Britain that no Person may be received at the pub- 
lic Boards under the Character of Agent for this Prov- 
ince who is not duly appointed and authorized by an Act 
of the whole legislative Body ; and that your Excellency 
in every Instance will continue to support the constitu- 
tional Rights and Priviledges of this House. 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed and that M* 
President do sign the same. 

. Ordered That M r Johnson and M r Powell do wait 
on his Excellency the Governour and present the said 
Address, 

M r Johnson reported that they had waited on his Ex- 
2i52tafth« cellency the Governour and presented the Address of this 
Addr * -B ~" House which his Excellency received very kindly and 
was pleased to give the following Answer "That he 
"looked on the Proceedings of the Commons House to 
"be very extraordinary and improper and that this House 
"might be assured of all the Aid and Assistance in his 
"Power to support their just Rights and Priviledges; 
"and that he would write to the Ministry in the strongest 
"Terms upon the Subject" 

M r President informed the House that agreeable to 
their Order of the sixth Day of March 1766 he did 
transmit a certified Copy of the Resolution this House 
came to in Respect to M r Knox then Agent for this Prov- 
ince; And in Answer thereto had received a Letter from 



MARCH, 1767. 875 

the said M r Knox, an Extract of which so far as it re- 
garded this House he had to present, and desired the 
same might be read: And the said Extract was read 
accordingly and ordered to be entred on the Journals, 
and is as follows 

Extract of a Letter from William Knox Esq r to 
the President dated 20 th May 1766. 

."Two Days since I had the Pleasure to receive your 
£*£!!*£ Mr. "favour of the 7 th March inclosing a Copy of the Reso- 
Asent to the "lution the honourable the upper house of Assembly had 
Answ«rtoth« "been pleased to come to the Day before respecting my 

ResoIuuOD tos 

SSe^hSThfa "Conduct as Agent for the Colony of Georgia. Next 
"to the silent Testimony of a Man's own Breast it is the 
"highest Satisfaction to have the Approbation of those 
"whose Opinion is to be influenced neither by the Frowns 
"of Power nor by the more despicable Menacies of a 
"deluded and artfully instigated Populace Allow me 
"therefore Sir to request of you to inform the honoura- 
"ble House of the very great Pleasure I feel in having 
"their Approbation, and how truly sensible I am of the 
"Honour they have done me." 

"I beg you will also on my Behalf assure the honoura- 
ble Gentlemen of that House that whenever thro' any 
"Attempts to usurp on their Rights they may find them- 
selves engaged in any Contest with the Commons House 
"of Assembly they shall always find me ready to do them 
"any Service here they may desire of me without looking 
"for any Gratification, other than the Thanks of Gentle- 
"men who act with Consistency and Honour." 



His Excellency the Governour came to this House 
and sent a Message to the Commons House by the Mas- 
fSSwfa^Biita ter in Chancery requiring their Attendance in the Coun- 
cil Chamber immediately; And M* Speaker with the 



His Exeelly. 
fires his As- 
sent to the 



376 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

Commons House attending, his Excellency was pleased 
to give his Assent to the following Bills viz* 

An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One 
thousand eight hundred and forty three Pounds 
Th* t« Law. e j even Shillings and four Pence three Farthings for 
the Use and Support of the Government of Georgia 
for the Year 1767 to be raised at certain Rates and 
after the Method therein mentioned ; and for the more 
effectual collecting of Arrears — 

An Act for laying a Duty upon Negroes and other 
«nX5« a£ Slaves that have been above six Months in any of the 
Islands or Colonies in America and imported for Sale 
into this Province and for appropriating the same to- 
wards the repairing or rebuilding the Light House on 
Tybee Island; and to prevent Negro Convicts being 
imported into and sold in this Province. 

An Act to impower the Commissioners therein named to 
Actto«Psct» erect a Lazaretto and an House for the Keeper thereof 

Lazaretto— ^. 

upon the Island of Tybee; and to receive from the 
Treasurer or Powder Receiver of this Province a Sum 
not exceeding three hundred Pounds to defray the 
Expence thereof; and to impower the Treasurer to 
repay the same. 

An Act to impower the Commissioners therein named 
Acttopurchasa to purchase from Tosiah Tatnell Esq r his Executors or 

Land to erect a 

Administrators one hundred and four Acres of Land 
for the Purpose of erecting a Lazaretto upon Tybee 
Island. 

An Act to amend an Act to impower the several Com- 

Pubiic Road missioners thereafter named to lay out and make such 

Public Roads in the Province of Georgia as are therein 

after mentioned and directed ; and to continue to work 

upon clear repair and improve the several Roads al- 



Act— 



MARCH, 1767. 377 

ready laid out and also the Rivers and Creeks within 
their several and respective Divisions; so far as the 
same respects the male white Inhabitants within the 
Town Division therein ascertained. 

An Act to regulate the making of Cypress Oak & Pine 

JL& tO FOflftUate 

makin* Lum- Lumber Staves and Shingles and to ascertain the Qual- 
ity thereof. 

Act to amend a An Act to amend and continue an Act for regulating a 

continue an ° ^ 

hS'^woS 1 * Work House for the Custody and Punishment of 
boaie * c - Negroes. 

Acttoeontfaiae An Act for continuing several Laws of this Province 
tjjws n€wr •*■ which are near expiring. 

An Act to oblige the Inhabitants of the Town of Sun- 

b^& b ur y t0 c ^ ear anc * keep c ' ean ^ e se vers d Squares 
Streets Lanes and Common within the same; and to 
exempt the said Inhabitants from working upon the 
Roads within the Parish of S l John. 



Itants to dear 
and keep clean 
the Town Ac. 



An Act to prevent Stealing of Horses and neat Cattle, 
2£*ta£5SZ£ an d for the effectual Discovery and punishment of such 
** Persons as shall unlawfully brand mark kill or drive 

the same. 

Act for Limi- An Act f or Limitation of Actions and for avoiding Suits 

tationof ▼ 

Action*. in Law. 

An Act to further amend an Act for the better regulating 
Ac^amend Taverns Punch Houses and retailers of spirituous 
Liquors. 

An Act to impower the general Court of Pleas to grant 
Act for siant. Writs of Partition of Lands and Tenements held in 
Pwtttkm. Coparcenary joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common 

in this Province and appointing the Method of pro- 
ceeding therein. 



378 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

An Ordinance for appointing Packers and Inspectors for 
2Jl!5SS? the Ports of Savannah and Sunbury and also Cullers 

Packer. an ^ inspectors of Lumber for the said Ports. 

An Act to prevent the bringing into and spreading of 

Afft tO DP0V0O * ^_ 

Sm"* 10 ^^*" malignant and contagious Distempers in this Province 
to oblige Masters or Commanders of Vessels going out 
of any Port within the same first to produce a passport 
from the Governour or Commander in chief; to pre- 
vent the harbouring of sick Sailors and others ; and for 
the regulating and well ordering of the Lazaretto 
upon the Island of Tybee. 

G^^M«nWy After which his Excellency prorogued the general As- 
JJjrtf? 116 sembly until Tuesday the thirtieth Day of June next 

And this House accordingly adjourned 
until Tuesday the thirtieth Day of June, 
next Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon. 



OCTOBER, 1767. 379 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
GEORGIA 

Journal of the upper House convened in general Assem- 
bly on Monday the 26 th October 1767. from that 
day to 11 April 1768. 

Cha § Watson C. G. A. 

In Gov 1 Wright's Letter 
of 8 June 1768. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA 



Journal of the upper House convened in general As- 
sembly by Proclamation on Monday the twenty 
sixth Day of October 1767. 

Die Lunae 26 Octobris 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 27 Octobris 1767 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House; And he presented the same accordingly, and the 
said Message was read and is as follows, viz* 



380 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

The Earl of Shelburne his Majesty's principal Secre- 
J£SSi£ti* tary of State for the southern Department having notified 
to me that his Majesty expects and requires that the 
Commons House of Assembly of this Province will ren- 
der an exact and compleat Obedience in all Respects 
whateved to the Terms of the Mutiny Act; And being 
commanded without Delay ip. his Majesty's Name, to 
require that they will make those Provisions for the 
Supply of the King's Troops which by that Act they 
are directed to do. 

I have this Day laid his Majesty's Commands before 

them, of which I think it necessary to inform you; and 

have not the least Doubt but that, as far as lies with 

you, you will chearfully concur in rendring Obedience 

to his Majesty's Commands, and the Authority of the 

british Legislature. 

Ja: Wright 

Sav b in Georgia 

Council Chamber 

the 27 th October 1767. 

Resolved That an humble Address be presented to 
his Excellency the Governour in Answer to the afore- 
going Message and that M r Martin and M r Johnson do 
prepare the same. 

M r President also informed the House that he had 
another Message from his Excellency the Governour, 
signed by his Excellency, which he was directed to lay 
before this House; and he presented the same according- 
ly, and the said Message was read and is as follows, 



OCTOBER, 1767. 381 

Honourable Gentlemen 

itave from With y our Approbation and Advice I put a Command 
oSvvrSSS^*" of an Officer and ten Men to do the necessary Duty at 
Fort George, the Pay of the Officer and Men is thirty 
Pounds ^ Month which I have already paid Captain 
Simpson from the Eighth of May to the Eighth of Au- 
gust, also four Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eight 
Pence to two Men who were ordered to take Care of 
the Fort from the thirty first Day of March to the 
Eighth Day of May; And on the Eighth Day of next 
Month there will he three Months Pay due to Captain 
Powell who has now the Command there, amounting to 
ninety Pounds Sterling more, which I shall likewise pay : 
But have this Day sent a Message to the Commons 
House of Assembly acquainting them that unless they 
provide for the Expence of this Command I shall dis- 
continue it from the Eighth Day of next Month. This 
Matter I think necessary, Gentlemen, to lay before you 
also, and if the Assembly are disposed to make Provision 
for this Service, I am confident that you will readily 

concur with them in that Measure. 

Ja: Wright 
Sav* in Georgia Council Chamber 
27 th October 1767. 

Resolved That this House will readily and chearful- 
ly concur with the Commons House in providing for the 
Service mentioned in his Excellency's Message; as this 
House deem the keeping up that Command essentially 
necessary to the due enforcing many salutary Laws of 
this Province. 

Resolved That an humble Address be presented to his 
g^SSSu^o?* Excellency the Governour upon the aforesaid Resolution; 
mm- and that M r Powell and M r Martin do present the same. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



382 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 28 Octobris 1767° 

M r Martin from the Committee appointed to. draw 
up an Address to his Excellency on his Message to this 
House touching the Notification he had received, in Re- 
spect of the Mutiny Act, from the Earl of Shelburno 
his Majesty's principal Secretary of State for the south- 
ern Department; reported that the Committee had pre- 
pared an Address accordingly which he was directed to 
report when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received. 

And M r Martin read the same in his Place and then 
delivered it in at the Table where the Address was read 
and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed. 

The ingrossed Address being read. 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same and 
that it be entred in the Journals, as follows, 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq' Captain gen- 
eral and Governour in chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia 

The humble Address of the upper House of Assem- 
bly. 

Addrow to his May it please your Excellency, 

first MeMace- This House having taken under Consideration your 
Excellency's Message to them informing them that you 
had received a Notification from the Earl of Shelburne, 



OCTOBER, 1767. 383 

his Majesty's principal Secretary of State for the south- 
ern Department, that his Majesty expected and required 
that the Commons House of Assembly of this Province 
will render an exact and compleat Obedience in all Re- 
spects whatever to the Terms of the Mutiny Act. This 
House doth assure your Excellency that they will at all 
Times pay a due Regard to his Majesty's Commands; 
and render an exact and compleat Obedience in all Re- 
spects whatever to the Authority of the british Legisla- 
ture ; as they are convinced it is their indispensible Duty 
so to do: And that they will most chearfully concur 
with the Commons House of Assembly in making those 
Provisions for his Majesty's Troops which are required 
by the said Act. 

Upper House of Assembly 
28 th October 1767. 

Ordered That M p Martin and M r Johnson do wait 
upon, and present the said Address to his Excellency 
the Governour. 

M r Martin reported that his Excellency the Gover- 
nour having been waited on with the said Address, pur- 
suant to Order, was pleased to receive the same very 
kindly, and to return the following Answer viz 1 , 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

I am extremely obliged to you for this Address; the 

t£? g^ShST* dutiful Regard you so warmly express for his Majesty, 

iSSm^ and the Authority of the british Legislature, gives me 

great Satisfaction, and, I think, must do you Honour. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



884 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis 29 Octobris 1767 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 30° Octobris 1767 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency, which he was directed to lay before this 
House; and he delivered it in at the Table where the said 
Message was read and is as follows, viz* 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

AdJonramt I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 
&£f®5a t,nt ^ Monday the Eleventh Day of January next then 
Jaw. i7«- to meet f or fa e Dispatch of Business ; And it is ac- 
cordingly adjourned to Monday the Eleventh Day of 
January next. 

Given under my Hand at Savannah this 
30 th Day of October 1767. 



Ja: Wright 



To the Honourable the 
President and Members of 
the Upper House of Assembly 



} 



JANUARY, 176a 38ft 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day. 

And then the House adjourned until 
Monday the Eleventh Day of January 
next Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae u° Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 12 Januarii 1768* 

Th$ House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(pram B. p. #. O.—P. pf T. M Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Dfe Mcrpurii 1 3 Januarii 1768 

!%• Howe adjourned 'till to Morrow 
ifDiynff JMeven o'Clock. 

Xer— roin 



386 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 14 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Veneris 15 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Sabbati 16 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunse 18 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1768. 



387 



Bill fm. Coma. 
House to en- 
large burial 
Ground- 



Read the first 
Time. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 19 Januarii 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Simpson; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
entituled an Act to impower the Church Wardens and 
Vestry of the Parish of Christ Church to enlarge the 
Cemetry or public Burial Ground at Savannah and to 
inclose the same : to which they desire the Concurrence of 
this honourable House. And the said Bill was read the 
first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 



Ordered 
Morrow. 



That the Bill be read a second Time to 



Message fm. 
Coma. House. 



The following Message was also brought from the 
Commons House by the said M r Simpson. 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

The Commons House of Assembly acquaint your Hon- 
ours that they have appointed a Committee to inspect the 
Journals of your House, and to take such Extracts there- 
from as they may think necessary. 

Committee M r Jones, M r Bulloch, M r Mullrype, M r 
Ewen, M r Smith. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



readMoond 
Time. 



388 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 20 Januarii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
82*2 > <S^S i an Act to empower * e Church Wardens and Vestry of 
the Parish of Christ Church to enlarge the Cemetry or 
public Burial Ground at Savannah and to inclose the 
same; wa$ read a second Time. 

.nd And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill he committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Commltted Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday the 15 th Day of Febuary 
next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 21 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. } Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 22 Januarii 1768 

1 The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 

*;•:■;;;';■;'. Morning eleven o'clock. 



JANUARY, 1768. 389 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbati 23 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 25 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 26 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 27° Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



390 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis 28 Januarii 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 

ISJe^^S?- Simpson, that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

Serf- 1 ** ' intituled an Act for regulating the Assize of Bread: to 

which they desire the Concurrence of this honourable 

Readthefint House. And the said Bill was read the first Time and 

Time— 

ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Veneris 29 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 30 Januarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Morrow (ilc> 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 391 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae i° Februarii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
S^AsSX^an Act for regulating the Assize of Bread; was read a 

Bread read , atv 

second Time- second Time. 

and 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

committed Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday the 15 th Day of February 
next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 2 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 3 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



W8 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T./Georjfa Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 4 Februarii 1768 

A Message t from the <3ompions House by M r John 
gj^^&a. Simpson ; that the Commons Hcmse -have, pawed an 
a^intin«an Ordinance appointing Charles Gartbr-£sq r Agent tp sol- 
licit the Affairs of this Province in great Britain: to 
which they desire the Concurrence of this honourable 
RMdthe flnt House. And the Ordinance was read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a second Time. 

SJEd r Tiii2 Ordered That the Ordinance be read a second Time 
Sjto?u5°**"on the first Tuesday in July next. 

next. 

A Message also from the Commons Hotise by the said 
HoLaetoS?*' ^* J * 111 Simpson; that the Commons House have passed 
«££Lu^ of a Bill intituled ah Act to prevent as much as may be the 
th« sm*ii pox. spreading f the small Pox in this Province ; to which 
they desire the Concurrence of this honourable House. 
Read the first And the said Bill was read the first Time and ordered to 
Tlmc ~ be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Wednesday next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. 9 Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 5° Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
v ^ k , Morning Eleven o'Ciock. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 893 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 6° Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 8° Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. t Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 9 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii io° Februarii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
rada MwJd 11 an Act to prevent as much as may be the spreading of 
Time ~ the small Pox in this Province ; was read a second Time. 

and 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 



394 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



Committed 



Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis n° Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 12 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Sabbati 13 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 395 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 15° Februarii 1768 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SttoSiSBST'^to a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
Si^iG^ind- mons House intituled an Act to impower the Church 
Wardens and Vestry of the Parish of Christ Church to 
enlarge the Cemetry or public burial Ground at Savan- 
nah, and to inclose the same; 

After some Time; 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 

SSTaSL^l the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
mSSeonBiii " put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
AjMwof Commons House intituled an Act for regulating the 
Assize of Bread; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 

J^°5SiS& * e Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment: and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 



396 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 

St££2S3iput into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 

Commons House intituled an Act to prevent as much as 

may be the spreading of the small Pox in this Province ; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 

bui amended. t he Committee had gone through the Bill and made some 

Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 

when the honourable House will please to receive the 

same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
HboMtoftu?* 1 Simpson; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
SS^lUw. intituled an Act to further amend an Act intituled an 
Act for the better ordering and governing Negroes and 
other Slaves in this Province, and to prevent the in- 
veigling or carrying away Slaves from their Masters or 
Employers; to which they desire the Concurrence of 
this honourable House. And the said Bill was read the 

BUI read first 

Time- first Time, and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be rfead a second Time to 
Morrow. 

A Message also from the Commons House by the said 
§NJ^£*M r Simpson; that the Commons House have passed a 
£kto_^ary Bi jj tQ ex pi a j n an Act intituled an Act for ascertaining 
the Qualification of Jurors, and for establishing the 
Method of ballotting and summoning of Jurors in the 
Province of Georgia; to which they desire the Concur- 
rence of this honourable House. And the said Bill was 
R«d the ant read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 
*■* Time. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 397 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 16 Februarii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
bui to amend an Act to further amend an Act intituled an Act for the 
reriaMoond better ordering and governing Negroes and other Slaves 
in this Province, and to prevent the inveigling or carry- 
ing away Slaves from their Masters or Employers ; wa& 
™* read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next, 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House to ex- 
^X^^t plain an Act for ascertaining the Qualifications of Jurors: 
and for establishing the Method of baUottijig and sum- 
moning of Jurors in the Province Qf Georgia; was read 
^ a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed tp a Committee 
of the whole House. 



398 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 

^j^^^to^ reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 

reported from the Commons House intituled an Act to prevent as 

and much as may be the spreading of the small Pox in this 

Province; which Amendments being read twice were 

the House, agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on 
Friday next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 

bar^Gr^d r8rean Act to i m P° w er the Church Wardens and Vestry of 

^ei hird the Parish of Christ Church to enlarge the Cemetry or 

public burial Ground at Savannah, and to inclose the 

and same; was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 

Passed It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
co^THo^se- House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

bui to reflate The ingrossed Bill f rom the Commons House intituled 
^^TimT* an Act for regulating the Assize of Bread ; was read a 
and third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ? 

Passed It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 399 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
cSLbSL? House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Mercurii 17 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7\, Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 18 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Veneris 19 Februarii 1768 

small pox Bin The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
w^rthe third an ^ ct tQ p revent as much ^ may be the spreading of 

«nd the small Pox in this Province ; was read a Third Time. 



400 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass?" 

puied It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
Andmtto House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

Corns* House . . 

and 'desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

A Message from the. Commons House by S r Patrick 
Bui fm. coms. Houstoun ; that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

House to amend * 

Road Law- intituled an Act to amend an Act to impower the several 
Commissioners or Surveyers thereafter named to lay out 
and make such public Roads in the Province of Georgia 
as are therein after mentioned and directed ; and to con- 
tinue to work upon clear repair and improve the several 
Roads already laid out, and also the Rivers and Creeks 
within their several and respective Divisions; to which 
Bill they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 

Read the Ant House. And the same was read the first Time and or- 
dered to be read a second Time. 



Time. 



Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Thursday next. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
House in com- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
tp amend the mons House intituled an Act to further amend an Act 

Road Law— 

intituled an Act for the better ordering and governing 
Negroes and other Slaves in this Province, and to pre- 
vent the inveigling or carrying away Slaves from their 
Masters or Employers; 

After pome Time 

The House was resumed, and M* HHett reported that 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 401 

k^^ Wth .the Committee had gone through the Bill and had di- 
oufimtndmt. rected hj m to rep ort the same to the House without any 
Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next. 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
hoqm in com- put into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the 

ralttee on Bill ~ TT f . . r . . - 

to explain jury Commons House to explain an Act tor ascertaining the 
Qualification of Jurors, and for establishing the Method 
of ballotting and summoning of Jurors in the Province 
of Georgia; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 

ouTiSnindmt ^ e Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. ■ !' '; 

! i ' ! 
Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next 

A Memorial of John Rae and George Galphin was 
Memorial of presented to the House and read setting forth that the 
oSSireia. Memorialists having* greatly at Heart the settling a 

tive to the Im- _ ^ . . « ^ ^ •*• * 

portotjonof Township in this Province with Protestant Families from 

Irish Families r 

S^Ho^and ^ nort h °* Ireland did petition his Excellency the Gov- 
r * ad ~~ ernour and Council for a Quantity of Land on the 

Branches of Ogechee River to be reserved for three 
Years; Which in Consequence thereof was complied 
with: That his Excellency out of his wonted Wisdom 
and Goodness for the Security and Welfare of the whole 
Province, and for the speedy Settlement of the back 
Countrey, did represent the Matter to the general As- 
sembly setting forth the great Utility and Advantage the 

2C«r-roll7 



402 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Province in general would reap from strength'ning the 
Frontier; whereupon a Sum was provided then thought 
sufficient for carrying the salutary Measure into Effect. 
That the Memorialists did transmit to their Friends in 
Ireland printed Copies of the Law, but the Encourage- 
ment therein being much less than what was given by 
the Province of South Carolina to a great Number of 
Families imported there for these three Years past no 
Person could be prevailed on to come to this Province 
on the Terms proposed, being certain of a free Passage 
if they embarked for Carolina besides every other Ad- 
vantage allowed here, That as the Act of the general 
Assembly of that Province now expires the Memorial- 
ists think this a fair Opportunity to have the Township 
settled with a Number of industrious People, having 
received Letters from their Friends giving them the 
strongest Assurance of a Number of good Families 
being willing to come to this Province provided they 
could have their Passage paid, their Lands laid out free 
of Expence, and exempted from Taxes for ten Years. 
That the Memorialists intended importing as soon as 
possible (if the Proposals were approved) thirty or forty 
Families of such People Therefore humbly hoped that, 
taking the Premisses under Consideration, the House 
would do therein as in their. Wisdom should seem meet. 

Which said Memorial being taken under Considera- 
tion. 

Ordered That the following Message be sent to the 
Commons House by the Master in Chancery, viz 1 , 

Upper House of Assembly 19 th Feb' 7 1768. 

M r Speaker 

Menage to the 

StifcSr* A Memorial of Mess™ John Rae and George Galphin 
MmaxUl ~ having been laid before the upper House and taken un- 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 403 

der Consideration they herewith send it for the Perusal 
of your House, desiring a Conference on the Subject 
Matter thereof to be held on Monday next in the Room 
• adjoining the Council Chamber. 

A Petition of William Lyford was presented to the 
L$^ n t£T ro ' House and read, setting forth that he had for some Years 
toJh/iSus^past been a Branch Pilot for the River of Savannah and 
-and read. g ar o ^ Tybee, and been at a considerable Expence in 
providing Boats and proper Persons to assist him in his 
Duty as Pilot ; And flattered himself that he had in every 
Instance discharged the Trust reposed in him with As- 
siduity Dispatch and Diligence, for the Truth of which 
he hoped he might appeal to the Testimony not only of 
the Masters of Vessels trading to this Port in general, 
but of the Gentlemen in Trade in Savannah. 

That he had, amongst others, provided at the Expense 
of above 350 £ Sterling, a Schooner rigged Pilot Boat 
bujlt for the Purpose of attending this Bar, and of a 
Burthen sufficient to keep the Sea in any Season and in 
any Weather, as was well known to many of the Mem- 
bers of this House. 

That on the fifth Day of February instant his said 
Pilot Boat together with a very valuable Slave and a 
Quantity of Sail Cloth, that happened to be then on Board 
the same, for the Purpose of making a new Suit of Sails, 
were forceahly and piratically carried away by three Sea- 
men belonging to a Vessel commanded by Captain Covell 
then lying at Cockspur; and to all Appearance were 
totally and irrecoverably lost to the Petitioner whose 
•slender Circumstances (in Part occasioned by the extra- 
ordinary Expence he had been at on Occasion of his un- 
dertaking the said Pilotage) could by no Means bear so 
heavy a Loss, but himself and Family must thereby in- 
evitably be reduced to great Distress. 



404 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Therefore humbly hoped that this House, taking the 
Premisses under their Consideration, would, in Com- 
miseration of his unhappy Case, and to enable him to 
proceed in his Duty for the public Good of the Province, 
grant him such Relief therein as to them should seem 
meet d 

Beatio^ao uS On>srmi> That the said Petition do lay on the Table 
on the Tmbi«- f or t j ie p erusa l of the Members of this House. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 20 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 22 Februarii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House to ex- 

Bm to explain plain an Act intituled an Act for ascertaining the Quali- 

third Time- fication of Jurors, and for establishing the Method of 

ballotting and summoning of Jurors in the Province of 

*"* Georgia; was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shatt 
pass ?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 405 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
o^THoSie. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

The Order of the Day, for the third reading the in- 
Nefro l£w on grossed Bill from the Commons House intituled an Act 
formdinffit to further amend an Act intituled an Act for the better 

A third Time — 

ordering and governing Negroes and other Slaves in this 
Province, and to prevent the inveigling or carrying away 
Slaves from their Masters or Employers; being read, 
Motion was made that the said Bill be read a third Time. 

And the Question being put thereon, 

BtaoHeflitithe jf was reS olved in the Negative. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M p John Simpson in the following Words, viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly 22* Feb' 7 1768. 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

This House having taken under Consideration your 
coma, hoom Message of Friday last, together with the Memorial of 
rm's ud Gai- Mess™ John Rae and George Galphin, doth agree with 
«**- your House in the Conference proposed on the Subject 

AAdatfteeiii* Matter of the said Memorial — And also that this House 
to erence- ^^ ^^ ^ to t k e Amendments made by your House to 

to^kSSSS. the Bill intituled an Act to prevent ashnieh as may be the 
^•tasnuoi S p rea ding of the small Pox in this Province. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and went 
to the Conference ; which being ended, 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 
they had attended the Conference, and that the Conferees 
had. come to the following Resolution, viz 1 , 



406 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Resolved That an Encouragement be given to the 
gwjj e ^ sto Settlement proposed in the Manner set forth in the said 
SX?8 iSLST 1 " Memorial, and that a Bill be prepared for that Purpose: 
rW ~ That the Expence of the Passage, and bringing in the 

Number of Families intended, be defrayed out of the 
Monies provided in and by an Act intituled "An Act for 
"encouraging Settlers to come into the Province, and 
"for granting to his Majesty the Sum of One thousand 
"Eight hundred and fifteen Pounds Sterling to be issued 
"in Certificates by the Commissioners herein named for 
"that Purpose ; And also for rebuilding the Court House 
"in Savannah in Consequence of an Act of the general 
"Assembly passed the 29 th Day of February 1764." if so 
much shall be remaining in the Treasurer's Hands at 
the Expiration of that Law; And in Case such Monies 
shall not be sufficient for the Purpose, that then the Com- 
missioners, to be named in the Bill proposed to be pre- 
pared and brought in, may be impowered to issue Cer- 
tificates to make up the Deficiency to be sunk by the gen- 
eral Tax in two Years after issuing the same. 

Agreed to by Which Resolution being read twice was agreed to by 
the House. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them that 
this House doth agree with the Conferees in the afore- 
going Resolution. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



the House- 



Message to 
Corns. House 
thereon— 



FEBRUARY, 1768. 407 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 23 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 24 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Jovis 25 Februarii 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
iSi^fo^sSte Simpson ; That the Commons House have passed a Bill 
of oarechee intituled an Act to impower the Commissioners therein 
named to put up to Sale for the Benefit of the Public the 
Ferry over great Ogechee River at a Place called the 
Pine Bluff for a Term of five Years, and to authorise the 
said Commissioners to inspect and regulate the said 
Ferry: to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
R<*d the first honourable House. And the said Bill was read the first 
Time, and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Wednesday next. 



Time. 



408 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
SS^iSnrmd an Act to amend an Act to impower the several Commis- 
aMoon ^sioners or Surveyers thereafter named to lay out and 
make such public Roads in the Province of Georgia as 
are therein after mentioned and directed; and to con- 
tinue to work upon clear repair and improve the several 
^4 Roads already laid out, and also the Rivers and Creeks 
within their several and respective Divisions : Was read 
a second Time. 

And it being- proposed that the Bill be committed 



Committed 



Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on the Eighth Day of March next 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 26 Februarii 1768 

The Housfc adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning: Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 27 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1768. 409 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Lunae 29 Februarii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis i° Martii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



( From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 2 Martii 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 

§?: to SrfSi Simpson ; That the Commons House have passed a Bill 

l£&S&™ intituled ah Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon 

#x ** ud ^""raw heat Hides exported from this Province; and for 

preventing the Exportation of unmerchantable Tanned 

Leather: to which they desire the Concurrence of this 

honourable House. 

And also that the Commons House have passed an 
XS^ii-* Ordinance fof- appointing Inspectors of tanned Leather 
§£^l2t.- f or the Ports of Savannah and Sunbury in this Prov- 
ince ; to which they desire the Concurrence of this hon- 
ourable House. 



410 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And also that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
£iV t pSS2 l,h intituled an Act for establishing several Ferries in this 
**"" Province and for vesting the same in the Persons therein 

mentioned : to which they desire the Concurrence of this 

honourable House. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
mJUhw^SLi 311 Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon raw 
fiwtTim*- neat jjides exported from this Province, and for pre- 
venting the Exportation of unmerchantable tanned 
Leather; was read the first Time and ordered to be read 
a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The Ordinance from the Commons House for ap- 
SStoffo-* pointing Inspectors of tanned Leather for the Ports of 
SaMdYMr. Savannah and Sunbury in this Province; was read the 
*~ first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
swLFwrii* 811 an Act for establishing several Ferries in this Province, 
and for vesting the same in the Persons therein mention- 
ed; was read the first Time and ordered to be read a 
second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bui for sai« of an Act to impower the Commissioners therein named to 

Ogechee Ferry 

readseoond put up to Sale for the Benefit of the Public the Ferry 
over great Ogechee River at a Place called the Pine 
Bluff for a Term of five Years, and to authorise the said 



Committed. 



MARCH, 1768. 411 

Commissioners to inspect and regulate the said Ferry; 
was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 3 Martii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
jSty^mMw an Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon raw neat 
HM<M_read2d jjj^g exported from this Province, and for preventing 

the Exportation of unmerchantable tanned Leather; was 

read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 
Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

Committed of t he whole HoUSC 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

The Ordinance from the Commons House for appoint- 
SpofaSSL in- m S Inspectors of Tanned Leather for the Ports of Sa- 
SSSSFlSIt. vannah and Sunbury in this Province, was read a second 
w * d2dTfaw "Time. 



412 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



•** And it being proposed that the Ordinance be com- 

mitted. 



Committed 



Ordered That the Ordinance be committed to a Com- 
mittee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance on Monday Next 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
wu to^M^wish an Act for establishing several Ferries in this Province 
read ad Time- anc j f or vesting the same in the Persons therein men- 
tioned ; was read a second Time. 

and 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 
a _, Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

Committed 

of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Tuesday next. 



2jJ2SJJ Shinto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
o^eSSS^ty. mons House intituled an Act to impower the Commis- 



The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

- irH 

r 

sioners therein Named to put up to Sale for the Benefit 
of the Public the Ferry over great Ogechee River at a 
Place called the Pine Bluff for a Term of five Years, and 
to authorise the said Commissioners to Inspect and Regu- 
late the said Ferry; 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed ; and M r Elliott reported that 
5fu»«t ortrf the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
A"* 1 *™*"* waa directed to report th«l aam€ to the House without 

any Afntndmtfft, attd he delivered th* Bill in at the 

Table. 



MARCH, 1768. 413 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on Mon- 
day next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Martis 4 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Sabbati 5 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 7 Martii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
gfli for s^eof uled an Act to impower the Commissioners therein named 

Osrechee Ferry r 

read ad Time- to put up to Sale for the Benefit of the Public the Ferry 
over great Ogechee River at a Place called the Pine Bluff 
for a Term of five Years, and to authorise the said Com- 
missioners to inspect and regulate the said Ferry ; was 



414 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 



and 



Passed 



read a third Time And an Amendment was made thereto 
by the House. 

Then the Question was put Wether (llc) this Bill with 
the Amendment shall pass? 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
ComsTio^e. H° use by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendment made by 
this House thereto. 

The House was adjourned dureing Pleasure and put 
House in Com- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 

mive* on Duty ' • • i i A r • i • -» r • 

Biiionraw mons house intituled an Act for granting to his Maj- 
esty a Duty upon raw neat Hides exported from this 
Province, and for preventing the Exportation of unmer- 
chantable tanned Leather; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M p Jones reported that 
ou? A^nd!* the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 
ment ~~ was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table. 
• 
Ordered That ( " ic) Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

The House was again adjourned dureing Pleasure and 

House in Com- . _ . , 

mitteeonordi-put into a Committee on the Ordinance from the Corn- 
nance appoint- * 

o?tained e LeaS mons House f or appointing Inspectors of Tanned Leather 
for the Ports of Savannah and Sunbury in this Province. 

After some Time. 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 



X 



MARCH, 1768. 



415 



Reported with- ^ flt Committee had gone through the Ordinance, and that 
wtAmend- ^ was directed to report the same to the House with- 
out Amendment; and he delivered the Ordinance in at 
the Table. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a third Time 
to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



and 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Martis 8° Martii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
IrwHMes ££id u ' ec * an Act * or granting to his Majesty a Duty upon raw 
a third Time- neat jjides exported from this Province, and for prevent- 
ing the Exportation of unmerchantable tanned Leather; 
was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put Whether this Bill shall 
pass? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 



Passed 



And sent to 
Coma. House 



The Ordinance from the Commons House for appoint- 
ing Inspectors of Tanned Leather for the ports of Sa- 



Ordinance 
appointing 
Inspectors of . 

reada^twrd* vanna h an ^ Sunbury in this Province was read a third 
Time - Time. 



416 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Then the Question was put Whether this Ordinance 
and shall pass? 

Pused it was resolved in the Affirmitive. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
c^naTi&use House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
dinance, and acquaint them that this House hath agreed 
to the same without any Amendment. 

The House was adjourned dureing Pleasure and put 

House in Com- Into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mittee on Bill 
to amend the mons House intitled an Act to amend an Act to impower 

Road Law— r 

the Several Commissioners or Survayers thereafter 
named to lay out and make such public Roads in the 
Province of Georgia as are therein after Mentioned and 
directed and to continue to work upon clear repair and 
improve the several Roads already laid out and also the 
Rivers and Creeks within their several and respective 
Divisions. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Elliot reported that 
Bin amended, the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to re- 
port when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

The House was again adjourned dureing Pleasure and 
^f^kjggp-put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
to e £g)l i8h Commons House intituled an Act for establishing several 

Ferries in the Province and for vesting the same in the 

Persons therein mentioned. 

After some Time 



MARCH, 1768. 417 

The House was resumed and M r Johnson reported that 
SitSSt 1 the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
Amendment- xvag directed to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Simpson 

ISiftoS? 18, that the Commons House have passed a Bill intitled an 

p!S52ta2te h t0 Act for encouraging a certain Number of Protestants 

from the northern Parts of the Kingdom of Ireland to 

come into the Province within a limited Time and for 

defraying the Expence thereof ; to which they desire the 

Concurrence of this Honourable House, And the said 

RMdthefirst Bill was read the first Time, and ordered to be read a 

second Time. 

Also the following Message in writing was brought 
by the said M r Simpson, viz 4 , 

, Commons House of Assembly 7 th March ,1768. 
Hon bte Gentlemen 



Message fm. 
Corns. House 
agreeing; to 
Amendmt* 



This House haveing taken under Consideration the 
Amendment made by your House to the Bill intituled an 
Act to impower the Commissioners therein named to put 
taBuH£ sale up to Sale for the Benefit of the Public the Ferry over 
Ferry- great Ogechee River at a Place called the Pine Bluff for a 

Term of five Years and to. authorise the said Commis- 
sioners to inspect and regulate the same: Doth agree 
with your House in the said Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 

27 c r— vol 17 



418 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Mercurii 9 Martii 1768 

M r Elliot from the Committee of the whole House 
Amendmto. to reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
.amend the f rom the Commons House intituled an Act to impower 

Road Law re- 
ported fm. the several Commissioners or Surveyers thereafter named 

Committee. 

to lay out and make such public Roads in the Province 
of Georgia as are thereinafter mentioned and directed, 
and to continue to work upon clear repair and improve 
the several Roads already laid out and also the Rivers 
and Creeks within their several and respective Divisions , 
Which Amendments being read twice were with an 
Amendment agreed to by the House. 

It is Resolved That the Title of the Bill be an addi- 
tional Act to the Act of the general Assembly intituled 
an Act to impower the several Commissioners or Sur- 
vayers therein after named to lay out and make such 
publick Roads in the Province of Georgia as are herein 
after mentioned and directed; and to continue to work 
upon clear repair and improve the several Roads already 
laid out also the Rivers and Creeks within their several 
and respective Divisions; for dividing the second North 
west Division upon the Northside of great Ogechee River 
in the Parish of S l Mathew; and for impowering the 
Commissioners or Surveyers of Roads in the third South 
West Division to lay out a public Road within the same 
and for appointing additional Commissioners or Survey- 
ers for the said Division. And for amending the Eighth 
Clause of the said recited Act. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 



Agreed to by 
the House. 



The Title 
Altered. 



The ingrotsed Bill from the Commons House intit- 



X 



MARCH, 1768. 419 

BffltoeBtablltll uled an Act for establishing several Ferries in this Prov- 
ed th£d* * nce an d for vesting the same in the Persons therein 

mentioned was read a third Time, and some Amendments 

were made thereto by the House . 



Passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass ? 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
•c^s^HiJSse House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

M r President informed the House that he had two Mes- 
sages from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House, and he presented the same accordingly and the 
said Messages were read and are as follow — 

Honourable Gentlemen 

It gives me concern to acquaint you that I have re- 
£i ^""u 6 tS* ce * vec * h* s Majesty's royal Disallowance and Repeal of 
■Governour - an Act of this Province passed the 25 th March 1765 In- 
tituled an Act for the ordering and governing of Negroes 
and Other Slaves in this Province and to prevent the in- 
veighling and carrying away Slaves from their Masters 
or Employers. 

And also his Majestys royal Disallowance and Repeal 
of an Act of this Province passed the 6 th Day of March 
1766 Intituled an Act for encouraging Settlers to come 
into this Province, and granting to his Majesty the Sum 
of One thousand Eight hundred and fifteen pounds Ster- 
ling to be issued in Certificates by the Commissioners 
herein after named for the said Purpose, and also for 



420 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

the rebuilding the Court House in Savannah in Conse- 
quence of an Act of the general Assembly passed the 
29 th Day of February 1764. And as the Repeal of these 
Laws seem to be Matters of great Moment to the Prov- . 
ince I must Recommend it to you to consider what is 
most expedient and necessary to be done in Consequence 
thereof 

Ja : Wright Savannah 
the 9 th of March 1768. 
Hon bIe Gentlemen 

By the last Packet from England I received his Maj- 
M ew w fm.Hiesty's royal additional Instruction dated at S* James's the 

Excelly. the J ' J 

Governour- jjt* jy a y f September last, Reciting that: Whereas his 
Majesty had thought fit by his additional Instruction to 
the Governour of South Carolina to direct him upon the 
Receipt thereof to give positive Orders to the proper Of- 
ficers in that Province forthwith to prepare Transcripts 
duely anthenticated of all the Patents granted under the 
Seal of that Province for Lands to the Southward of the 
River Alatamaha with other Proceedings thereupon, and 
to transmit the same with all convenient Dispatch to me 
Which Transcripts I am to cause to be entred upon 
Record in the proper Offices in this Province. And his 
Majesty haveing disapproved of the Act passed in this 
Province in March 1765 relative to those Grants has di- 
rected me to recommend it to you to pass an Act for 
establishing a less exceptionable Method of enforceing the 
Cultivation of Lands and for erecting a Court of Com- 
mission before which the several Persons claiming Lands 
to the Southward of the River Alatamaha by Vertue of 
Patents Granted under the Seal of South Carolina are to 
make and substantiate their respective Claimes within 
the space of twelve Month from the Time of passing such 
Act and Providing that in Case the Grantees, or others 
claiming under them shall neglect to establish their 
Grants before such Commissioners the Lands shall be- 



MARCH, 1768. 421 

come forfeited and revested in his Majesty his Heirs and 
Successors without any further or other Process. 

I do therefore Gentlemen, accordingly recommend it 
tc you to take his Majestys said Instruction unto your 
.serious Consideration and to proceed thereupon in such 
manner as may most effectually carry his Majestys gra- 
cious Intention into Execution And for your further 
Information I now lay the said Instruction before you. 

Ja: Wright Savannah 
the 9 th of March 1768 

George R Additional Instruction to our trusty and 

©wellbeloved James Wright Esq r our Cap* Gen- 
eral and Governour in chief of our Colony of 
Georgia in America Given at our Court at S* 
James the 11 th Day of Sept 1, 1767 in the seventh Year of 
our Reign. 



Whereas we have thought fit by our additional In- 
t&EW?* struction to the Governour of our Province of South 

additional In- 

r £3u!r ltDllto Carolina to direct him upon the Receipt thereof to to 
give positive Orders to the proper Officers in that our 
Province forthwith to prepare Transcripts duely authen- 
ticated : of all the Patents granted under the Seal of that 
Province for Lands to the Southward of the River Ala- 
tamaha, And also of all Orders, Warrants and pro- 
ceedings thereupon and transmit the same with all con- 
venient Dispatch to you or to the Commander in Chief 
of our Colony of Georgia for the time being It is our 
Will and Pleasure that you do forthwith upon the Re- 
ceipt of such Transcripts cause the same to entred upon 
Record in all the proper Offices in our said Colony under 
your Government. 

And whereas our Comissioners for Trade and Planta- 



422 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

tions have in their Report to Us upon an Act passed in 
our said Colony in March 1765 containing Regulations 
for the Establishment of the Titles of the Several Per- 
sons claiming the said Lands and for enforceing the Cul- 
tivation thereof represented : That this Act not only pre- 
scribes other Terms and Conditions than those upon 
which the Lands ware granted conformable to our In- 
structions to the Governour of South Carolina but also 
ir. the Manner of ascertaining the Titles of the Several 
Grantees leaves it intirely to the Direction of of (Blc) 
our Governour and Council of Georgia to decide what the 
Nature of the Proof to be brought in Support of such 
Titles shall be, and further does limit the Time of ad- 
ducing such Proofs to six Months from the Receipt and 
Notification in the Gazette thereof our Confirmation of 
the Act without any Exception in the Cases of Infants, 
insane Persons or those under other natural Disabilities 
which Exceptions by the strict Rules of Law ought to 
be provided in every Case of this Nature. It is therefore 
our further Will and Pleasure and you are hereby di- 
rected and required to recommend to the Council and 
Assembly of our said Colony of Georgia to pass an Act 
for establishing a less exceptionable Method of enforceing 
the Cultivation of Lands and for erecting a Court of 
Commission before which the several Persons claiming 
Lands to the Southward of the River Alatamaha by Vir- 
tue of Patents granted under the seal of our Province 
cf South Carolina are to make and Substantiate their 
respective Claims within the Space of twelve Months from 
the Time of passing such Act, and providing that in Case 
the Grantees or others Clameing under them shall Neg- 
lect to establish their Grants before such Commissioners 
the Lands shall become forfeited, and be revested in Us 
our Heirs and Successors without any further or other 
Process. 

G R. 



MARCH, 1768. 42* 

Ordered That the following Message be sent to the 
Commons House by the Master in Chancery. 

Upper House of Assembly 9 th March 1768. 
M r Speaker 

Message to 

SSSiJ^ oJn- The Message sent this Day by his Excellency the Gov- 
ference- crn0 ur to this House respecting the Repeal of certain 
Acts of the General Assembly appear to contain Matters 
cf so much Consequence to the Province that the Con- 
sideration of them should by no Means be delayed ; This 
House therefore desires a Conference of both houses on 
the Subject of the said Messages to be in the Room ad- 
joining the Council Chamber at four o'Clock this After- 
noon. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r John Simpson in the following words viz 4 

Commons House of Assembly 9 th March 1768 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

This house haveing taken under Consideration the 
co^^HoSe* Message from your House of this date doth agree to the 
c£3^<JS- Conference proposed : And also hath appointed a Com- 

mitte to inspect such Part of the Journals of your House 

they may think Necessary. 

And then the House adjourned till four 
oClock in the Afternoon. 



424 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Die Mercurii Post Merediem. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and went 
to the Conference with the Commons House on the Sub- 
ject Matter of his Excellencey the Governours Messages. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed. 

** " And then the House adjourned 'till to 

Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia Vol. 42.) 
Die Jovis io° Martii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Common House inti- 
Additionai Bfli uled an additional Act to the Act of the general Assembly 

to the Road . ° 

!ffi r 25 dm intituled an Act to impower the several Commissioners 

third Time— r 

or Surveyers therein after named to lay out and make 
such public Roads in the Province of Georgia as are 
herein aftermentioned and directed, and to Continue to 
work upon clear repair And improve the several Roads 
already laid out and also the Rivers and Creeks within 
the several Respective Divisions for dividing the second 
North west Division of the Roads in this Province into 
two Parts — for Establishing a Division upon the North 
Side of great Ogeechee River in the Parish of S l 
Mathew and for impowering the Commissioners or Sur- 
veyers of Roads in the third South west Division to lay 
cut a public Road within the same and for appointing 



MARCH, 1768. 



425 



additional Commissioners or Surveyers for the said Di- 
vision, And for amending the Eighth Clause of of (8ic) 
the said recited Act ; was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill witti 
the Amendments shall pass ? 



I with 
Amendmts. 



And sent to 
Coma. House. 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and devise (lic) their Concurrence in the Amendments 
made by this House thereto. 

And then the House adjourned till four 
o'Clock in the Afternoon. 



Die Jovis post Merediem 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
Message te. M r John Simpson that the Commons House haveing 
S^Snfto" e taken under Consideration the Amendments made by 
£SEm? Ferry this House to a Bill intituled an Act for establishing sev- 

Bill— . • 

eral Ferries in this Province and for vesting the same in 
the Persons therein mentioned doth agree to the said 
amendments. 



And also that the Commons House have passed an 
grttoajg* *«• Ordinance for appointing Robert Nichols Esq r Comp- 
troSef**^?" Poller and Collector of the Country Duties for the port 
to^^^of Sunbury in this Province; to which they desere the 
Banbury Concurrence of this honourable House, and the said 
Read the first Ordinance was read the first Time and ordered to be read 
2 second Time. 



426 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a second Time 
to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7\, Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris n° Martii 1768 

M r Elliot reported that the House had attended the 
o!S££ll£* Conference with the Commons House on the Subject 
Ho^o^the Matter of his Excelllency's Messages, and it was unani- 
Excilfy'a M«s- mously resolved that for the relief of the Province it 

gages ~ 

was necessary some Temporary Law respecting the 
Negroes should be prepared and passed (in Place of 
the repealed Law) to be of Force untill a proper 
Representation of the Matter can be made to his Maj- 
etsy.) (lic) And that a less exceptionable Law (than 
that heretofore passed and disapproved of by his Maj- 
esty) respecting the Carolina Grantees of Land to the 
Southward of the River Alatamaha, should be also 
framed in Obedience to his Majestys royal Instruction, 
and the Recommendation thereof by his Excellency the 
(*ic) j n j|i s Messages. 

Resolved That this House doth agree in the said 
Resolution. 

The Ordinance from the Commons House for ap- 
SpiteSr for a PP oin ^ n & Robert Nicholds Esq r Comptroller and Col- 
SS^af ,ector of the Country Duties for the Port of Sunbury in 
Time this Province was read a second Time. 

and 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be com- 
mitted. 



MARCH, 1768. 427 

(j^^^ Ordered That the Ordinance be committed to a 
Committee of .the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance on Tuesday Next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., 'Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 12 th Martii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven oClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunse 14 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning* eleven oClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 15 Martii 1768* 

Resolved That his Majestys royal Disallowance and 

gTSSE* Repeal of the Act of the general Assembly of this Prov- 

&£*% *£Sa- ince for the better ordering and governing Negroes and 

*" Other slaves, And of the Act for encourageing Settlers 



428 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

to come into this Province &° this House doth Look 
upon ot be of great Moment, and will readily and Cheer- 
fully concur in any Measure that may be thought ex- 
pedient to avert the Inconvenience and Distress the 
Province may Otherwise be involved in by the Repeal 
of those Laws. And that this House will also concur in 
whatever may most effectually carry into Execution his 
Majesty's gracious Intention as expressed in his Royal 
Instruction to his Excellency, respecting the Grants pass- 
ed in S° Carolina for Lands to the Southward of the 
River Alatamaha: his Majesty haveing thought fit to 
Disapprove of the Law heretofore passed in this Prov- 
ince for that purpose 



Resolved That an Humble Address be presented to 
s Excellency upon the said Resolution 
Johnson & M r Martin do present the same. 



^JjgMto his Excellency upon the said Resolution and that M r 

thereon— 



The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
House in Com- into a Committe on the Ordinance from the Commons 
wtnce^ppointT House for appointing Robert Nichols Esq r Comptroller 
troitor *c- and Collector of the Country Duties for the port of Sun- 
bury in this Province. 

After some time 

The House was resumed and M r Jones reported that 
^po^dwith- the Committee had gone through the Ordinance and that 
ment ~ he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment, and the delivoured the Ordinance in at 

the Table. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a third Time 
on the 23 d Inst. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 



MARCH, 1768. 429 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 16 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned till to morrow 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 17 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven oClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7\, Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Veneris 18 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven oClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabbati 19 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



4?« JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 21 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned till to morrow 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 22 Martii 1768. 

The House adjourned till to morrow 
Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Mercurii 23 Martii 1768 

The Ordinance from the Commons House appointing 
ordinance rr- Robert Nichols Esq 1 * Comptroller and Collector of the 

pointing Cotnp- 

troner Ac^read Country Duties for the Port of Sunbury in this Prov- 
ince, was Read a third time. 



Passed 



Then the Question was put Whether this Ordinance 
shall pass. 

It was Resolved in the Affermative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
coms!^ouse House by the Master in Chancery to return the said 
Ordinance and acquaint them that this House hath 
agreed to the same without any Amendment. 



MARCH, 1768. 431 . 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Simpson 
ISLStoSSStthat the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 
Son foJ ta&rS Act for establishing a Juridiction for the Trial of Ne- 
groes and Other Slaves, and Other Persons therein Men- 
tioned, directing the Mode of Evidence and Trial, and 
for the Punishment of Crimes and Offences committed 
by them and also for makeing other necessary Regula- 
tions relating to such slaves and other Persons ; to which 
they desire the Concurrence of this honourable House. 

Read the first And the sa *d Bill was read the First time and Ordered 
Time - to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time To 
morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Jovis 24 th Martii 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
New Biu for an Act for establishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of 
read 2d Time- Negroes and Other Slaves and Other Persons therein 
mentioned, directing the mode of Evidence and Trial and 
for the punishment of Crimes and Offences committed 
by them and also for making other necessary Regula- 
tions relating to such Slaves and other Persons, was read 
a second Time. 



and 



And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
Commlttod of the whole House. 



<32 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r John Simpson in the following words viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 24 March 1768. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House haveing receved a Letter from Charles 

c^ho^S* Garth E^' °* London containing Sundry Matters of 

tS^miAt. Moroent to the Welfare of this Province desire a free 

Mj.SSrthf" 1 * Conference with your House on the Subject Matter % of 

the said Letter. 

Ordered That the following Message be sent to the 
Commons House by the Master in Chancery viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 24 th March 1768. 

M r Speaker 

This House being always ready to confer with your 
«iidMeuiigeP House on every Matter that may be thought important 
or of Moment to this Province do agree to the free Con- 
ference requested to be Held in the Room adjoining the 
Council Chamber immediately. 

The House adjourned dureing Pleasure and went to 
the Conference; which being Ended. 

The House was resumed. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 



MARCH, 1768. 



433 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris 25 Martii 1768 

A Message from the Commons Hou9e by M r John 

c5£*Eto : S : Simpson that the Commons House had passed an Or- 

5^J? <U1 dinence appointing Benjamin Franklin Esq' Agent to 

sollicit the Affairs of this Province in great Britain, to 

which they desire the Concurrence of this hon ble House 

_ M ,_ m and the said Ordinance was read the first Time and 

Head the first 

Tfc* Ordered to be read a Second Time. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a second 
Time. 

And the said Ordinance was accordingly read a second 

And » second ~. 
-Time Time. 



and 



Committed 



And it being approved that the Ordinance be Com- 
mitted. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be Committed to a 
Committee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committe 
upon the said Ordinance on the fifth Day of Aprill next. 

The House was adjourned dureing Pleasure and put 
House in Com- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Corn- 
Negro wii- mons House intituled an Act for establishing a Jurisdic- 
tion for the Trial of Negroes and Other Slaves and 
Other Persons therein Mentioned directing the Mode of 
Evidence and Tryal, and for the punishment of Crimes 
and Offences committed by them and also for making 
other necessary Regulations relating to such slaves or 
other Persons. 

After some Time 

28cr~v 1 17 



' 434 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The House was resumed, and M r Johnson reported 

Bin amended. that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 

several Amendments thereto which he was directed to 

report when the Honourable House will please to receive 

the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Wednesday 
next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Sabbati 26 Martii 1768 



The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Lunae 28 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Martis 29 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



MARCH, 1768. 



435 



Amendmta- to 
new Negroe 
Bill reported 
f m. Commit- 



Agreed to by 
the House 



and 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 30 Martii 1768 

M r Johnson from the Committee of the whole House 
reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
from the Commons House intituled an Act for establish- 
ing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of Negroes and other 
slaves and other Persons therein Mentioned directing 
the Mode of Evidence and Trial, and for the punishment 
of crimes & Offences comitted by them, and also for 
making other Necessary Regulations relating to such 
Slaves & Other persons Which Amendments being read 
twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be now Read a third Time. 



B£ad « third And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass. 

It was Resolved in the Affirmitive. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
cSnaTHo^ae House by the Master In Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
Bin fin. coma. Simpson, that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

House to con- * 

thraesevl. 

Laws. 



Read the first 
Thne 



and 



intituled an Act for continuing the several Laws therein 
mentioned, to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
Honourable House, and the said Bill was read the first 
Time and Ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time. 



436 , JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And the Bill was accordingly read a Second Time- 

And it being" proposed that the Bill be Committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committe 
upon the said Bill on Tuesday Next 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 
Die Jo vis 31 Martii 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 42.) 

Die Veneris i° Aprilis 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

"Die Sabbati 2 Aprilis 1768 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



APRIL, 1768. 437 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Lunae 4 Aprilis 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Martis 5 Aprilis 1768 

The House was adjourned dureing pleasure & put 
ggrlnto a Committee on the Ordinance from the Commons 
Kr 2a 3555?- House appointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent to 
sollicit the Affairs of this Province in great Britain. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed And M r Powell reported that 

Ordinance the Committee had gon through the Ordinance and made 

an Amendment thereto which he was directed to report 

when the honourable House will please to Receive the 

same. 

Ordered That the report be now received. 

And M r Powell accordingly read the report in his 
ported and 1 *" place and afterward delivered it in at the Table where 

agreed to by 

the Houae- the Amendment was read and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a Third 
Time. 

JJ^gS!?"** And the same was accordingly read the Third Time. 



458 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

p,^ Then The Question was put, Whether this Ordinance 

with the Amendment shall pass. 

It was Resolved in the Affirmitive. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
&££1&!£e. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
dinance and desire their Concurrence in the Amendment 
made by this House thereto. 

The House was again adjourned dureing Pleasure 
H ?2Z ta ££*" and put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from 

mittee on Bill * " 

^LaSrr^ 8 **" ^ e Commons House intituled an Act for continuing the 
several Laws therein Mentioned. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Powell reported that 
Rjgorted the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 
Amendment- was directed to report the same to the House without 

any amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 



and 



Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time 
feud a third And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 



Passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass 

It was Resolved in the Affirmitive. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
And sent to House by the Master in Chancery to return the Bill and 
acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the same 
without any Amendment. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
S lr Partrick Houstoun in the following Words viz* 



APRIL, 1768. 439 

Commons House of Assembly 5 th April 1768. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the 
^""^HoSSi Amendments made by your House to the Bill intituled 



Affent- 



JSSSStofc an Act for establishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of 
Nw f Bi8 e 2nd Negroes and Other slaves and other Persons therein 
appoint*, an mentioned directing the Mode of Evidence and Trial and 
for the Punishment of Crimes and Offences committed 
by them and also for making Other necessary Regula- 
tions relating to each (dc) Slaves and othe Persons, And 
also the Amendment to the Ordinance for appointing 
Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent to sollicit the Affairs of 
this Province in great Britain doth agree with your 
House in the said Amendments. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Mercurii 6° Aprilis 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r John 
SS^Se*^- Simpson that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
mans Howe- intitule an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of 
Three thousand three hundred and seventy five Pounds 
four Shillings and one penny for the Use and Support 
of the Government of Georgia for the year One Thousand 
seven Hundred and Sixty Eight to be raised at certain 
Rates and after the Method therein mentioned and for 
the more effectual collecting of Arrears to Which they 
desire the Concrrence (,ic) of this Honourable House 



440 



JOURNAL OE UPPER HOUSE 



RttdtiMfint And the said Bill was read the first Time and Ordered 
Tham to be read a Second Time. 



Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time. 
And the Bill was accordingly read a second Time. 
And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed. 



Tax Bill read 2d 
Time 



Committed 



Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committe 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Comittee 
upon the said Bill Tomorrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Jovis 7 Aprilis 1768. 

The House was adjourned dureing Pleasure and put 
Houee in Com- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
Bui- "* mons House intituled an Act for granting to his Majesty 
the sum of Three Thousand three hundred & Seventy 
five pounds four Shillings and one penny for the Use 
and Support of the Government of Georgia for the year 
One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Eight to be 
raised at certain Rates and after the Method therein 
mentioned and for the more effectual collecting of Ar- 
rers. 

After some Time. 

The House was resumed and M r Johnson reported 



APRIL, 1768. 441 

^ ^ that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 

2Se13Le»t- he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill at the Table. 



Reported 



Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 
Rgd a third ^ n( j ^ gjjj was accor( j in giy rca( i a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass. 

PMi6d It was Resolved in the Affirmitive. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
gjdwnttoit^ House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

A Message was sent to Commons House by the Mas- 
ter in Chancery in the following Words viz* 

Upper House of Assembly 7 th April 1768 

M r Speaker 

A Bill intituled an Act for establishing a Jurisdiction 
cSS'So^se * or the Trial of Negroes and Other Slaves and Other 
SSJ^SS Persons therein mentioned directing the Mode of Evid- 
Co^&eSthis ence and Trial and for the Punishment of Crimes and 
•n iddJSSSo* Offences committed by them and also for making other 
that he^ST 11 * necessary Regulations relating to such Slaves and other 



please to As- 
lent to new 

Negro Bui- 



Persons haveing been framed and passed both Houses 
for the purpose of averting the Distress this province 
might Otherwise be involved in by his Majestys royal 
Disallowance and Repeal of the Act heretofore passed 
intituled, "an Act for the Better Ordering and governing 
"Negroes and other Slaves in this Province and to pre- 
"vent inveighling and carrying away Slaves from their 
"Masters or Employers" This House desire that you 



442 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

will appoint a Committee of your house to join a Com- 
mittee of this house in drawing up an Address of both 
Houses to be presented to his Excellency the Governor 
that he will be pleased to give his assent to the Law so 
prepared and passed. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r John Simpson in the following words viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 7 th April 1768. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration your 
«j£ Message of this Date acquainting the House that you 
had appointed a Committee to join a Committee of this 
House in drawing up an address of both Houses to 
present to his Excellency the Governour that he will be 
pleased to give his Assent to the Bill intituled An Act 
for Establishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of Negroes 
and Other Slaves and Other Persons therein mentioned, 
directing the Mode of Eveidence and Trial and for the 
Punishment of Crimes and Offences committed by them, 
and also for making other necessary Regulations relate- 
ing to such Slaves and Other persons, This House hath 
appointed a Committee to join a Commitee of your 
House for the said purpose. 

Committee John Smith Noble Wimberly Jones and 
John Simpson Esq™ 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 



Coma. House 

Agreeing 

thereto 



APRIL, 1768. 443 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 
Die Veneris 8° Aprilis 1768 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Sabhati 9 Aprilis 1768 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., 'Georgia, Vol 42.) 

Die Luna ii° Aprilis 1768 

M r Johnson from the Committee of this House ap- 
£**]^ p JJb lt pointed to Join a Committee of the Commons House to 
^JjJJJjJg* 6 prepare an Address to his Excellency the Governour 
that he would be pleased to give his Assent to a Bill 
passed both Houses this Session intituled An Act for 
establishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of Negroes and 
other Slaves and other Persons therein named directing 
the Mode of Evidence and Trial, and for the Punishment 
of Crimes and Offences committed by them, and also for 
making other necessary Regulations relateing to such 
Slaves and Other Persons. 

Reported that the joint Committee had prepared an 
Address accordingly which he read in his place and then 



444 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



by the Ho: 



to delivered it in at the Table, where the address was read 
and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery in the following 
Words, viz 1 



to 

Coma. House 
thereon— 



Coma. House 
agreeing to 
Address pre- 
pared. 



Upper House of Assembly 11 th April 1768 

M r Speaker 

Upon Report from the Committee of this House ap- 
pointed to join a Committee of your House in prepareing 
an Address to his Excellency the Governour that he 
would be pleased to give his Assent to the Bill passed 
both Houses this Session Intituled an Act for establish- 
ing a Juridiction for the Trial of Negroes and Other 
Slaves and other persons therein Mentioned, directing 
the Mode of Evidence and Trial, and for the Punish- 
ment of Crimes and Offences committed by them and 
also for making other Necessary Regulations relateing 
to such Slaves and Other persons this House doth agree 
to the Address so prepared. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r John Simpson in the following Words viz 1 

Commons house of Assembly 11 th April 1768 

Hon bI# Gentlemen 

In Answer to your Message of this Date acquainting 
this House that your House had agreed to the Address 
prepared by the Committee of Both houses to his Ex- 
cellency the Governour that he would please to give his 
assent to the Bill passed both Houses this Sessions in- 
tituled An Act for establishing a Jurisdiction for the 
Trial of Negroes and other Slaves and other persons 
therein mentioned directing the Mode of Evidence and 



APRIL, 1768. 446 

Trial, and for the Punishment of Crimes and Offences 
committed by them, and also, for making other necessary 
Regulations relating to such Slaves and other persons 
This House doth agree with your House to the address 
so prepared. 

Ordered That the said Address be entered m the 
Journal as follows viz 1 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq r Captain gen- 
eral and Governour in cheif of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia Chancellor and Vice Admiral of 
the same. 

The Address of both Houses of Assembly of the 
said province 

May it please your Excellency 

We his Majestys most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
hiflExceity. Council and Commons House of Asembly in general 
assembly met beg: leave to acquaint your Excellency that 
upon taken into our serious Consideration your Mes- 
sage relative to his Majestys royal Disallowance of a 
law of this Province intituled An Act for the Better 
ordering and governing of Negroes and Other Slaves in 
this Province and to prevent the inveigling and carrying 
away Slaves from their Masters or Employers — the 
Manifold Evils and Inconveniences that must arise from 
the Repeal of that Act ware so apparent to us that we 
unanimously came to a Resolution to bring in a Bill for 
"Establishing" a Jurisdiction for the Tryal of Negroes 
and other slaves and Other persons therein Mentioned 
directing the Mode of Evidence and Trial, and for the 
punishment of Crimes and Offences committed by them 
and also for making other Necessary Regulations relat- 
ing to such slaves and other Persons, as the only ex- 
pedient that could be thaught of for remedying the 



446 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

dreadful Consequences We Apprehended from the want 
of such an Act, a Bill for the purpose was accordingly 
prepared and has passed both Houses to which we earn- 
estly request your Excellencys Assent. 

This we hope you will be induced to grant us from 
the Regard you have for the welfare and safety of the 
Province as from your Excellencys Knowledge of our 
lccal Circumstances and Situation with Respect to our 
Slaves, the absolute Necessity for passing some Law for 
assertaining the Crimes Committed by them and pre- 
scribing a summary Method of Trial, must evidently ap- 
pear to you. 

In framing the Bill to which we now request your 
Excellencys Assent we beg Leave to Assure you that 
we have with the greatest Care avoided whatever we 
apprehended might appear exceptionable, and have 
through the whole of it, had the strictest Regard to the 
Priciples (8ic) of Humanity and Equity as far as was 
consistent with not only the Welfare, but the very being 
of the Province. 

We therefore flatter ourselves that if this Bill receives 
your Excellencys Assent it will meet with the Approba- 
tion of our most gracious Sovereign who has the pros- 
perity and Happiness of all his Subjects ever at Heart. 

Ordered That M r President do sign the said Address 
when it shall have been ingrossed by the Clark of the 
Commons House. 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House 
Address and sent a Message to the Commons house by the Master 
In Chancery requiring their attendance in the Council 
Chamber Immediately, and M r Speaker with the Com- 
mons House attending, the ingrossed Address of both 



APRIL, 1768. 447 

Houses being signed was presented to his Excellency by 
M r President. 

To which said Address his Excellency was pleased to 
give an Answer in the following words viz* 

Gentlemen 

I am truly sensible of the Necessity there is for have- 
5&^E»«w«£ ing a Negro Law, indeed that without one we shall be 
involved in the greatest Difficulties — therefore agreeable 
to your Request and to shew my hearty Disposition to 
relieve the good people of this province and save them 
from the unavoidable Inconveniences and Distress they 
would be rendred lyable to for want of a Negro Law, 
I shall give my Assent to this Bill notwithstanding it 
may be contrary to one of his Majestys royal Instruc- 
tions to me : And I shall transmit to, his Majestys Min- 
isters the strongest Reasons I can devise m Order to 
obtain Leave to Assent to a more general and extensive 
Law for the better Government and Regulations of our 
Slaves. 

After which his Excellency gave his Assent to the fol- 
lowing Bills namely 

An Act for granting to his Majesty the sum of Three 
His Bxcdiy. thousand three Hundred and seventy five pounds four 
•Mttothe eev- Shillings and one penny for the use and Support of 
*****- the Government of Georgia for the Year One thous- 

and Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight to be raised at 
certain Rates and after the Method therein mentioned 
and for the more effectual collecting of Arrears. 

An Act for establishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of 
Negroes and other Slaves and other Persons therein 
mentioned directing the mode of Evidence and Trial, 
and for the Punishment of Crimes and offences com- 



448 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

mitted by them, and also for making other Necessary 
Regulations relating to such Slaves and Other Per- 
sons. 

An Act for establishing several Ferries in this Province 
and for vesting the same in the Persons therein men- 
tioned. 

An Ordinance for Appointing Inspectors of Tanned 
Leather for the ports of Savannah and Sunbury in 
this Province. 

An Ordinance for appointing Robert Nichols Esq r Comp- 
troller and Collector of the Country Duties at the port 
of Sunbury. 

An Act for regulating the Assize of Bread. 

An Act to prevent as much as may be the spreading of 
The small pox m this Province. 

An Act to impower the Commissioners therein named to 
HbExceiiy. put up to Sale for the Benefit of the Publick the Ferry 
KiiSSnT over 8 Teat Og ec hee River at a place Called the Pine 
Bins- Bluff for a Term of five Years and to authorise the 

said Commissioners to inspect and Regulate the said 

Ferry. 

An Ordinance appointing Benjamin Franklin Esq' Agent 
to sollicit the Affairs of this Province in great Britain. 

An Act for continuing the several Laws therein men- 
tioned. 

An Act to explain an Act intituled an Act for ascertain- 
ing the Qualification of Jurors and for establishing the 
Method of ballotting and summoning of Jurors in the 
Province of Georgia. 



APRIL, 1768. 449 

An additional Act to the Act of the general Assembly 
intituled an Act to impower the several Commission- 
ers or Surveyors therein after named to lay out and 
make such publick Roads in the province of Georgia 
as are herein after mentioned and directed and to con- 
tinue to work upon clear Repair and improve the sev- 
eral Roads already laid out and also the Rivers and 
Creeks within their several and respective Divisions, 
for Dividing the second North West Division of the 
roads in this province into two parts for establishing 
a Division upon the North side of Great Ogechee 
River in the parish of S l Matthew ; and for impower- 
ing the Commissioners or Surveyors of Roads in the 
third South west Division to lay out a public Road 
within the same; and for appointing additional Com- 
missioners or Surveyors for the said Division 

An Act to impower the Church Wardens and Vestry of 
the Parish of Christ Church to enlarge the Cemetery 
or public burial Ground at Savannah and to inclose 
the same. 

An Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon raw 
neat Hides exported from this Province, and for pre- 
venting the Exportation of unmerchantable tanned 
Leather. 

And then his Excellency dissolved the general As- 
sembly. 

29 or- vol 17 



450 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
GEORGIA 

Copy of the Journals of the Upper House met in gen- 
eral Assembly on Monday the 7 th November 1768. 

Cha 1 Watson C. G. A. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA 

Journal of the upper House convened in General As- 
sembly on Monday the Seventh day of November 1768. 
Being the first Session of the Sixth General Assembly in 
and for the Province of Georgia appointed to meet at Sa- 
vannah. 

Die Lunae 7 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Martis 8° Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven OClock. 



NOVEMBER, 1768. 451 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii 9 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven OClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis io° Novembris 1768 

M r President Informed the House that he had a Mes- 

Mesgpjfm^ sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 

<3overnour Excellency which he was directed to lay before this House, 

and he delivered the same in at the Table where the said 

Message was read, and is as follows Viz. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I do hereby Adjourn the upper House of Assembly un- 
till Monday the 14 th day of this Instant November then 
to Meet for the Dispatch of Business; and it is Accord- 
ingly Adjourned to the 14 th day of this Instant. 

Given under my hand at Savannah the 10 th day of No- 
vember 1768. 

Ja Wright 

To the Honourable the President and ) 
Members of the upper House of Assembly) 

, And the House Accordingly Adjourned 
'till Monday the 14 th Instant Eleven 
o'Clock m the forenoon. 



452 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Lunae 14 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven OClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 15 Novembris 1768 
His Excellency the Governour came to the House. 

A Message to his Excellency from the Commons House 
by M r Smith and M r Ewen; That the Commons house 
have Chosen a Speaker, and desire to know when his Ex- 
cellency will please to be waited on in order to present 
their Speaker for his Excellency's Approbation. His Ex- 
cellency answered he was then ready to receive them ; Ac- 
cordingly the Commons House waited on his Excellency 
and Presented Noble Wimberly Jones Esq r their Speaker 
and his Excellency greatly Approved their Choice. 

Then his Excellency made a Speech to both house (Blc > 
and having left the House, M r President took the Chair 
and reported that his Excellency the Governour had made 
a Speech to both Houses, of which M r President said, to 
prevent Mistakes, he had Obtained a Copy which was 
read to the House and is as follows Viz. 

Honourable Gentlemen, M r Speaker and Gentlemen of 
the Assembly 

His Majesty having been graciously pleased to order 



NOVEMBER, 1768. 453 

Hte Exceiiy. * at * e Regulation of the Indian Trade shall for the fu- 
w'sspeech to tare be left to the Colonies whose Legislatures can best 
both Houses. j uc jg e w ^ a t ^jj. Several Situations and Circumstances 
may require ; and having also given it me in Charge that 
provision be made by the most Effectual Laws for pre- 
venting any Settlements being made beyond the Bound- 
ary Line Settled and agreed upon with the Indians ; and 
for the punishment of all persons who by Encroaching or 
Trespassing on the Lands of the Indians may in any wise 
endanger the Public peace, also for the Controul and 
Punishment of those Atrocious Frauds and Abuses which 
are too often Practised and Committed by those persons 
who Trade with the Indians; I am therefore to recom- 
mend these important Matters to your most Serious Con- 
sideration that such a Bill may be framed as may best 
Secure to us peace and Quiet as well as a beneficial Inter- 
course with the Indians : And if any other Matters Oc- 
cur to you which may be productive of Salutary Conse- 
quences to this Province, and requiring the Aid of the 
Legislature I shall very readily and with Great Pleasure 
join therein. 

I have the Satisfaction to acquaint you that his Maj- 
esty has, on my representation and request been gracious- 
ly pleased to approve of my appropriating for a Time 
Three Hundred Pounds, out of the Powder fund for 
Building the Lazaretto ; and has also been pleased to au- 
thorise me to Sign Grants for Lands in Townships Ex- 
empt from Quit Rents for the Term of Ten Years ; and 
has also been pleased to permitt me to pass such a Law 
for the Government and Regulation of Negroes and other 
Slaves as I shall think best adapted to the True Policy 
and Local Circumstances of this Province under a Cer- 
tain restriction which I shall Communicate to you here- 
after — 



454 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Gentlemen of the Assembly 

As I conceive by passing the Tax Bill earlier than usual 
the Tax may be made payable at a more Seasonable and 
better time for the Inhabitants, Therefore I shall direct 
the Treasurer forthwith to furnish You with an Account 
of the produce of the last year's Tax, and shall send you 
an Estimate for the Necessary Service of the Current 
year together with such Accounts and Demands as may 
be delivered in to the Treasurer; all which I doubt not 
but you will chearfully provide for. 

I have observed in our Gazette of the 31 st of August 
last a Letter from your late Speaker to the Speaker of the 
House of Representatives in the Province of the Massa- 
chuset's Bay acknowledging the receipt of a Letter from 
him dated the 11 th of February last, and amongst other 
things assuring him that when the Assembly should meet 
he would lay the same before the House — I am therefore 
to acquaint you that his Majesty considers that Measure 
to be of a most dangerous and Factious tendency, and 
that I have it in Charge to endeavour to prevail on your 
House not to receive or give any Countenance to that 
Letter, and which his Majesty from the Confidence he 
has in your Affections Expects, but if notwithstanding 
these Expectations, I should find a Disposition in you to 
receive or give any Countenance thereto, it will be my 
Duty to prevent any proceedings thereupon by Immedi- 
ately putting an End to your Sitting : Let me therefore 
earnestly intreat you to lay aside every other matter and 
Consideration and to proceed forthwith upon the Bill rec- 
ommended to you, also the usual and necessary Business 
of the Tax Bill ; and such other Bills as may be of public 
and General utility : in which you may rely on my most 

hearty Concurrence and Assistance 

Ja Wright 
Savannah in Georgia 
Council Chamber the 
15 th November 1768. 



NOVEMBER, 1768. 



466 



Resolved, Nemine dissentiente That an Address of 
thanks be drawn up and presented to his Excellency the 
Governour for his Affectionate Speech to both Houses. 



Ordered That a Committee be Appointed to draw up 
an Address of thanks to his Excellency the Governour 



Committee 
appointed to 

iSSeTEfa^ upon the said resolution ; and that M r Powell M r Bryan 
" c ' and M r Read be the Committee. 



Ordered That his Excellency the Governour's Speech 
be referred to the said Committee. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock 



Address re- 
ported from 
Committee. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii 16 Novembris 1768 

M r Powell from the Committee appointed to draw up 
an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour 
for his Affectionate Speech to both houses reported that 
the Committee had prepared an Address Accordingly 
which he was directed to report when the Honourable 
House will please to receive the same 

Ordered That the Report be now received. 

And M r Powell read the same in his Place and after- 
^jwdto wtii. wards delivered it in at the Table where the Address was 



Ordered to be 
imrrossed. 



read and with some amendments agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Address be Ingrossed. 

Ordered That M r Powell and M r Read do wait on 
his Excellency the Governour to know when he will Please 
to receive this House with their Address. 



456 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

M r Powell reported that his Excellency the Governour 
having been waited on pursuant to order to know when 
he wou'd receive this House with their Address had been 
pleased to Appoint Three o'Clock this Afternoon. 

The ingrossed Address to his Excellency the Govern- 
our being read — 

Addreaaor- Ordered That M r President do Sign the same and 

red on the en ' that the Address be entered in the Journals 

Journals and 
signed by 

Preeidt To his Excellency James Wright Esq r Captain Gen- 

eral and Governour in Chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia. 

The Humble Address of the upper House of As- 
}■*».. semblv 



Address. 



May it Please your Excellency 

We his Majestys most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects the 
Council of Georgia in General Assembly met return your 
Excellency our Sincere thanks for your Speech to both 
Houses of Assembly wherein You are pleased to Com- 
municate to us that his Majesty has Graciously ordered 
that the regulation of the Indian Trade shall for the fu- 
ture be left to the Colonies ; and has also given your Ex- 
cellency in Charge that Provision be made by the most 
Effectual Laws for preventing any Settlements being 
made beyond the Boundary line agreed upon with the In- 
dians ; and for Punishing all persons who by Encroach- 
ing on them may Endanger the Public Peace; also for 
the Controul and Punishment of those Atrocious Frauds 
too often Committed by Persons who Trade with them : 
we Shall Attentively consider these Important Matters 
and Chearfully contribute all in our Power that such a 
Bill may be framed" as may best secure to us Peace and 
Tranquility; And we cannot but with Pleasure Observe 
that the Measures hitherto pursued by your Excellency 



NOVEMBER, 1768. 457 

with those People reflect Honour upon Your Adminis- 
tration, and Justly intitules you to our best Acknowledge- 
ments ; and we shall with Alacrity concur in every mat- 
ter that can any wise conduce to the advantage and Pros- 
perity of this Province ; in which we make no doubt of 
your Excellency's Aid and Assistance. 

It gives us great satisfaction to find that his Majesty 
upon your Excellency's Representation has been Gracious- 
ly pleased to approve of your Appropriating for a Time 
Three Hundred Pounds out of the Powder fund for build- 
ing the Lazaretto ; and has also Authorized your Excel- 
lency to Sign Grants for Lands in Townships Exempt 
from Quit Rents for the Term of Ten Years; and has 
likewise permitted your Excellency to pass such a Law 
for the Government and regulation of Negroes and other 
Slaves as may best suit our Local Circumstances : for all 
which Instances of his Majesties royal favour to, and Pa- 
ternal Care of, this Province, we beg leave to render our 
dutiful Humble and grateful Acknowledgements — 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Jovis 17 Novembris 1768 

M r President reported that the House had Attended 
his Excellency the Governour and presented their Ad- 
dress, which he received very kindly and was pleased to 
give the following answer Viz* 



458 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Honourable Gentlemen — 

I am to return you my best Thanks for the grateful 
5!£5Sfcftbt Sense you Express of his Majesty's Goodness and pater- 
AddwM - nal Care of this Province. 

Your kind Approbation of my Conduct and readiness 
to co-operate with me in every Public Measure proposed, 
I have had Constant Experience of, and which always, 
has, and does now, afford me great Satisfaction. 

Ja Wright Sav h in Georgia 
the 1 6 th of November 1768 

And then the House Adjourned 'till ta 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris 18 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven OClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati 19 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



NOVEMBER, 1768. ' 459 

("From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 21 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven OClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 22° Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven OClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 23 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven oClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis 24 Novembris 1768 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 

htoBxSfiy.tSe sa £ e from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 

arbour. Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 

House ; and he presented the same Accordingly, and the 

Said Message was read and is as follows Viz* 



460 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Honourable Gentlemen. 

I have sent you the Report of the Lords of Trade of 
the 19 th July 1767 against our Law for encouraging Set- 
tlers &c and also their Report against our Negroe Law, 
for your Inspection, and then to be sent to the Commons 
House of Assembly ; By this last you will see the Objec- 
tion to that Law and I am restrained by his Majesty from 
assenting to any Law whereby Slaves are declared to be 
Chattels personal : You will therefore Gentlemen consider 
of this matter and if you have any Objections thereto, if 
you choose it I shall transmit them and Write to his Maj- 
esty's Secretary of State thereupon. I shall only observe 
that in Virginia and some of the Islands their Negroe 
Laws are agreeable to this report and declare "That all 
"Negroe Molatto and Indian Slaves in all Courts of Judi- 
cature and other places shall be held taken and Adjudged 
"to be real Estates (and not Chattels) and shall descend 
"unto the Heirs and Widows of the persons dying ac- 
cording to the Custom of Land of Inheritance held in 
"Fee Simple" under Certain Provisoes therein declared 
and for which see the Laws of Virginia fol 169. 

Ja Wright Sav* 24* 
Nov' 1768. 
Hon bl€ Gentlemen 

Underneath you have a Message this day sent by me 
to the Assemblv Viz. 

M r Speaker and Gent of the Assembly — 

I now send you the usual Estimate of Expence for the 
2?j£ttohi> Support of Government from the 29 th of Sep r 1768 to the 



oSSS^hS^ 29 th of Sep r 1769 and have directed the Treasurer to lay 
before you the several Accounts and demands for Public 
Services which have been Delivered in to him, and also 
to give you every other Information you may have Occa- 
sion for from his Office. 



NOVEMBER, 1768. 461 

There is still a further Article of Expence which has 
Attended that very necessary Service of Marking the In- 
dian Line but as I would choose to lay the whole before you 
at once I must defer it 'till Mess™ Mackay and M c Gilli- 
vray return who are now out upon that Business and I 
hope will see it Intirely finished cross to the River S* 
Mary the South Boundary of this Province. 

This is an Article of Expence Gentlemen that I was 
very hopeful to have saved to the Province, but on my 
Writing fully to Captain Stewart and pressing him to take 
it on himself he assures me that he cannot do it; that 
South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have pro- 
vided for that Expence and that when the Catawba Line 
was marked Lieut 1 Governour Bull applied to him to pay 
the Expence attending it and on their differing in Opinion 
they agreed to refer the matter home and it was there 
deemed to be a provincial Service, and as Such, was af- 
terwards provided for by the Assembly, and paid. 

The Flag Staff at Savannah has been rotten and down 
for many Months, and the Colours are also rotten and 
much Worn; if therefore you agree with me in Opinion 
that it may be proper that Colours should be hoisted on 
particular Occasions, I presume you will provide for this 
Expence ; and would propose that the Flag Staff should 
be placed in one of the Angles of the North East Capo- 
niers, as it will be at a greater distance from the Maga- 
zine, and I believe put up at much less Expence than as 
formerly fixed. And I also think it Necessary to lay be- 
fore you a Letter lately received from Captain Powell rel- 
ative to Fort George at Cockspur for your Consideration. 

Ja Wright 24 th 
Nov' 1768. 

I doubt not but you Gentlemen of the Council will con- 
cur in the above as far as may lye with you. 

Ja Wright 



462 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Resolved That this House (so far as may lye with 

Emjjy! that 1 " them) will readily and chear fully concur with the Com- 

S£rftufr rm mons House in providing for the several Matters and 

<xmcuT a«. 5 erv i ces recommended by his Excellency in the foregoing 

Messages. 

Resolved That an humble Address be presented to 
his Excellency the Governour upon the aforesaid Resolu- 
tion and that M r Powell and M r Read do present the same 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. 9 Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 25 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati 26 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 28 Novembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Eleven o'Clock. 



Tim*. 



NOVEMBER, 1768. 463 

(From B. P. R. O.-^B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 29 Novembris 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Edward 
Bmrfm. c«m. Telfair; that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
Aet to prevent tituled an Act for amending an Act entituled an Act to 

Frauds in sell- ° 

J« Be^Pork prevent frauds and deceits in selling Beef, Pork, Pitch, 
Tar, Turpentine and Firewood : to which they desire the 
Concurrence of this Honourable House. And the said 
the tint Bill was read the first time and ordered to be read a Sec- 
ond time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second time to Mor- 
row 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 30 Novembris 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Beef°APork an Act for amending an Act to prevent Frauds and De- 
•^nTrinW- ceits in selling Beef, Pork, Pitch, Tar, Turpentine and 
Firewood was read a Second time. 



and 



Committed. 



And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That that (8ic) the House be put into a Com- 
mittee upon the said Bill on Friday next. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 



4C4 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis i° Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 2° Decembris 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M p William 
Biiifm. coma. Young; That the Commons House have passed a Bill 

Ho. to build . 

^b^^Smd 011 mt ^ u ^ an Act to inipower the Commissioners Appoint- 
ed miit*. his ed in and by "an Act of the General Assembly intituled 
fo^thStpS? " an ^ ct * or l a y' n g a Duty upon Negroes and other Slaves 
pose &c- "that have been above Six Months in any of the Islands 
"or Colonies in America and Imported for Sale into this 
"Province; and for Appropriating the same towards the 
"repairing or rebuilding the Lighthouse on Tybee Island ; 
"and to prevent Negroe Convicts being Imported into and 
"Sold in this Province:" to build a new Lighthouse on 
any part of the Land reserved for the use thereof upon 
the said Island ; and also for procuring an Accurate Sur- 
vey and Chart of the Sea Coasts and Inlets of the Prov- 
ince and Publishing the same; and for granting to his 
Majesty the sum of Two Thousand Two Hundred 
Pounds for the said Purposes : And for Appointing and 
Impowering Commissioners to Issue Certificates for that 
Sum and for Sinking the same; and for further Con- 
tinuing the Acts herein after mentioned — to which Bill 
they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House; 
B& b £2u5 and the same was read the first time, and ordered to be 
Ttoe - read a Second time. 



and 



DECEMBER, 1768. 465 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second time on 
Wednesday next 

The House was Adjourned during Pleasure and put 
ISf^pSSk * nt0 a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
Actm commit- mons House intituled an Act for amending an Act intit- 
uled an Act to prevent frauds and Deceits in Selling Beef, 
Pork, Pitch, Tar, Turpentine, and Firewood. 

After some time 

The House was resumed and M p Jones reported that 
SSSut* the Committee had gone through the Bill, and had di- 
Amendmt. recte( j him to report the same to the House without any 
and Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Third time. 
R«d_a third A nc j t h e gin was Accordingly read a Third time. 



Passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 



pass?' 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
And sent to House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
■coms House. ^ Acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

SO c T—w\ 17 



466 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati 3 Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned till Monday- 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 5 Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 6° Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 7 Decembris 1768 

M r President Informed the House that he had a Mes- 
a Menace ftn. sage f rom his Excellency the Governour Signed by his 
Govenwur- 1 - Excellency which he was desired to lay before this House ; 

and he delivered it in at the Table where the said Message^ 

was read and is as follows, Viz 1 



CfiCEMBER, ^768. 467. 

r 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I herewith send you a Memorial which was presented 
to me Yesterday by the Acting Provost Marshall relative 
to the insufficiency of the Goal ; the Facts therein Stated 
are Notorious and I must recommend the Consequences 
of not having a Sufficient and Effectual Goal to your 
most serious consideration ; also how very improper it is 
that unfortunate Debtors should be Confined together 
with Criminals of every kind — a Circumstance really 
shocking to Humanity. 

Ja Wright Sav b in Georgia 7 th Dec p 1768. 

Resolved That this House, with the utmost Chear- 
eSSS? S bta fulness, will concur with the Commons House in every 
revived on «nd measure that may be recommended and judged most Ef- 

ordered to be . . - . 

presented- fectual to remove the evil set forth and complained of m 
the said Memorial; and also that unfortunate Debtors 
may be, in future, more decently treated under the Mel- 
ancholly Circumstances of Confinement. 

Resolved That an Humble Address be Presented to 
his Excellency the Governour upon the foregoing Resolu- 
tion and that M r Graham and M r Johnson do present the 
same. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r W m Young in the following words. 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

This House desires you will Appoint a Committee of 
MeBUffe fm. your House to Join a Committee of this, in Conference, 

Come. House J .«• * « . -r-t <« 1 r* 

deririneacon-to Consider that part of his Excellency the Governours 

xerence re* 

g^g**^^ Message respecting the report of the Lords of Trade for 
•theifesioLaw. ^ <ij sa iiowance of the Negroe Law, And if you will join 
therein you will Appoint your Number Time and place. 



468 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words Viz* 

Upper House of Assembly 7 th December 1768 
Meanffe to the M r Speaker 

Coma. Ho: r 

Affreetaff to the 

SSSted! 8 In answer to your Message dated the Fifth Instant this 

House hath appointed a Committee to join a Committee 
of Your House in Conference on that part of his Excel- 
lency the Governour's Message of the Twenty fourth day 
of November last which Mentions the Report of the Lords 
of Trade against the Negroe Law — The Conference to be 
held in the Room adjoining the Council Chamber to Mor- 
row at Twelve o'Clock. 

Committee — Gray Elliot, James Edward Powell and 
Lewis Johnson Esq™ 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intituled 
Tybee Li*ht an Act to Impower the Commisioners appointed in and 
?^ndTta^ by "an Act of the General Assembly intitled an Act for 
"laying a Duty upon Negroes and other Slaves that haye 
"been above Six Months in any of the Islands or Colo- 
nies in America and imported for Sale into this Prov- 
ince, and for appropriating the same towards the repair- 
ing or rebuilding the Light House on Tybee Island; 
"and to prevent Negroe Convicts being Imported into 
"and sold in this Province" to build a New Light House 
on any part of the Land reserved for the use thereof upon 
the said Island ; and also for Procuring an Accurate Sur- 
vey and Chart of the Sea Coasts and Inlets of this Prov- 
ince and Publishing the same; And for granting to his 
Majesty the Sum of Two Thousand two Hundred 
Pounds for the said Purposes; and for appointing and 
Impowering Commissioners to issue Certificates for that 
Sum and for Sinking the same; And for further Con- 



Committed 



DECEMBER, 1768. 4«9 

tinuing the Acts herein after mentioned : was read a Sec- 
ond time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be put into a "Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Jovis 8° Decembris 1768 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r W m Young in the following Words Viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 8 th Dec 1, 1768. 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

The Members of this House who are of the Comittee 
of Correspondence being required to lay before the House 
SS^SSJ!? °* Copies of such Instructions as have been Transmitted to 
2SSTy to^h- the Provincial Agent since the Dissolution of the last As- 
ini^iMtajac- sem j ) jy > an( j having considered the Copy of one Letter, 
ven *" which the House is informed is the only one Transmitted 
and which does not so sufficiently instruct the Agent as 
the former House of Assembly required by a Resolution ; 
the reason of which this House is informed was owing to 
a refusal of some of the Committee who are of your Hon- 
ourable House. 



Message f m. 
Corns. Ho : with 



470> JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

This House therefore sends you a Copy of the Said 
Resolution for your Consideration which they think bind- 
ing upon every Member of the Committee and that it 
ought to have been punctually complied with. 

The House is also of Opinion that the Directions of the 
Ordinance have been neglected, as they are Informed a 
Letter has been received from the Agent but never regu- 
larly communicated to the Committee; the reason of 
which they Apprehend ought to be Strictly inquired into 
by both Houses. 

Copy of the Resolution sent with and referred to in 
the above Message — 

In the Commons House of Assembly 
Monday II th April 1768 

Resolved That the Committee of Correspondence do 
Bwokition- acquaint Benjamin Franklin Esq r that the General As- 
sembly have appointed him Agent to Sollicit the Affairs 
of this Province in great Britain, and that they do Trans- 
mitt him his Appointment under the Provincial Seal ; And 
that they do also instruct M r Franklin to use his utmost 
Endeavours in procuring a Repeal of the late Act of Par- 
liament for imposing Duties on Sundry Articles imported 
into the Colonies from great Britain. 

A true Copy from the Original Journals \ 

j i Jn° Simpson C. D. C. 

A Mes3age was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Wordfcs Yiz* 

Upper House of Assembly & th D,ec p 1768 

M r Speaker 
This House having taken into Consideration Your Mes- 



DECEMBER, 1768. 471 

Memse toth« sa £ e touching the Instructions transmitted by the Com- 
toAie^Sto mittee of Correspondence to Benjamin Franklin Esq r the 
^tfOTwin* p rov i nc i a j Agent ; And also the Copy of a Resolution 
your House came to respecting the said Agent, and con- 
taining an Instruction resolved to be given him as to his 
solliciting the Repeal of a late Act of Parliament impos- 
ing Duties: For answer thereto must observe that the 
aforesaid Resolution is an Act of your House only, hav- 
ing Never been communicated to this House for Concur- 
rence therein; (to which they might have had no Objec- 
tion) And therefore the Members of this House who are 
of that Committee could not, in the Opinion of this House, 
join in any instruction to the said Agent founded on a 
resolution which this House was unacquainted with. 

And with respect to the other part of your Message 
which mentions that the Directions of the Ordinance had 
not been complied with ; this House is ready to Join in 
any Inquiry on that head that may to them appear neces- 
sary to be made. 

The House was adjourned during pleasure and the 
SSSed^d the Committee went to the Conference appointed with the 
S^tto^Se Commons House. 

Conference 
appointed^ 

Which being ended, 

The House was resumed ; 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



472 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 9 Decembris 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Belsher ; 
i5 I :to2ii2!d e 'that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 
ISftr^Act--* Act to Amend and Continue an Act for Establishing and 
Regulating Patrols, and for preventing any person from 
purchasing Provisions or any other Commodities from 
or selling such to any Slave unless such Slave shall pro- 
duce a Ticket from his or her Owner Manager or Em- 
ployer; to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
Read the first Honourable House: and the said Bill was read the first 
time and ordered to be read a Second time. 



Time- 



Ordered That the Bill be read a Second time on the 
twentieth Instant. 

The House was Adjourned during Pleasure and put 

Howe to com- into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mittee on Bill & 

i^be^ujrht mons House intituled an Act to impower the Commis- 
Houae- sioners appointed in and by "an Act of the General As- 

sembly intituled an Act for laying a Duty upon Negroes 
"and other Slaves that have been above Six Months in 
"any of the Islands or Colonies in America and Imported 
"for Sale into this Province and for Appropriating the 
"same towards therepairing or rebuilding the Light House 
"on Tybee Island ; and to prevent Negroe Convicts being 
"imported into and Sold in this Province ;" to build a new 
Light House on any part of the Land reserved for the 
use thereof upon the said Island ; and also for procuring 
an Accurate Survey and Chart of the Sea Coasts and In- 
lets of this Province, and publishing the same ; And for 
granting to his Majesty the sum of Two Thousand Two 
Hundred Pounds for the said Purposes; and for ap- 
pointing and Impowering Commissioners to issue Cer- 



DECEMBER, 1768. 473 

tificates for that sum and for Sinking the same ; and for 
further continuing the Acts herein after mentioned. 

After some time — 

The House was resumed M r Elliott reported that the 
Reported with- Committee had gone through the Bill and had directed 

out Amendmt ° ° 

him to report the same to the House without any amend- 
ment and he Delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third time on 
Friday next. 

M r Elliott from a Committee of this House appointed 
Report of com- to join a Committee of the Commons House in a Confer- 

mittee of Con- J , « , . r « . -r* „ , ^ 

fere tTthTDto- ence on the Subject matter of his Excellency the Govern- 
No^lJw- our>s Message touching the report of the Lords of Trade 
for the disallowance of the Negro Law ; reported that the 
Joint Committee had proceeded in the matter but not gone 
through the same And therefore moved that another time 
might be appointed for them to join the Committee of the 

Desire to sit ^ . 

**»in. Commons House and sit again. 

Ordered That the Committee of this House do again 
polnte^oV^t. J°i n the Committee of the Commons House further to 
Purp08e - consider the said Matter on Wednesday the 2i Bt Instant. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati io° Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



474 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae 12 Decembris 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Le Conte ; 
I m *?• Comg i that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 

Ho: to prevent 

i£™j£!w*c Act to prevent fraudulent Mortgages and Conveyances 
and for making Valid all Deeds and Conveyances hereto- 
fore made with respect to any Defect in the form and 
manner of making thereof with certain restrictions: to 
which they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 

» * .u -^ House : And the said Bill was read the first time and or- 

Read the first 

TUne ~ dered to be read a Second time. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Second time. 

second Time. And the said Bill was accordingly read a Second time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

.ad Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

of the Whole House. 



Committed. 



Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis 13 Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned till to Morrow 
horning Eileven o'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1768. 475 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii 14 Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to M^row 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jo vis 15 Decembris 1768 9 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



Tim*. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 16 Decembris 1768 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
^TybS?* 1 " an Act to i m power the Commissioners appointed in and 
^itSd* b y an Act of the General Assembly intituled an Act 
"An Act (8lc) for laying a Duty upon Negroes and other 
"Slaves that have been above Six Months in any of the 
"Islands or Colonies in America and imported for Sale 
"into this Province and for Appropriating the same to- 
"wards the repairing or rebuilding the Light house on 
"Tybee Island; and to Prevent Negroe Convicts being 
"imported into and Sold in this Province ;" to build a 
New Light House on any part of the Land reserved for 
the use thereof upon the said Island ; and also for pro- 
curing an Accurate Survey and Chart of the Sea Coasts 
and Inlets of this Province and Publishing the same ; and 



476 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Two Thousand 
two Hundred pounds for the said Purposes and for Ap- 
pointing and Impowering Commissioners to Issue Cer- 
tificates for that sum and for Sinking the same ; and for 
further continuing the Acts herein after Mentioned was 
read a third time. 



Passed without Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 



Amendment 
and 



It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
coSL^SSe. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure and put 
mfttJeonBui in ^° a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
ftaSSiirt mons House intituled an Act to prevent fraudulent Mort- 
al- gages and Conveyances and for making valid all Deeds 
and Conveyances heretofore made with respect to any 
defect in the form and manner of making thereof with 
certain Restrictions; 

After some time, 

The House was resumed ; and M r Elliott reported that 
SnSS^dmt the Committee had gone through the Bill and had di- 
rected him to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Third time. 
Read a third ^nd j-j^ gju was Accordingly read a Third time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 

Pawed I was resolved in the Affirmative. 



And Miit to 
Coins. House. 



DECEMBER, 1768. 477 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Edward 
|J 1 : f to a - en ^^: Telfair; that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
JSS e fH« p tituled an Act for encouraging the Cultivation of Hemp 
***"" Flax and Wheat and for regulating the Inspection of 

Hemp Flax and Wheat Flower : to which they desire the 
Concurrence of this Honourable House. And the said 
Read the fint Bill was read the first time and ordered to be read a Sec- 
ond time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second time on 
Tuesday next. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati 17 Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 19 Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



478 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 20 Decembris i?68° 
The Ingrossed Bill from the Committee (,,c) House in- 

Bill to fncotur- 

w^hecgtt^ tituled an Act for encouraging the Cultivation of Hemp, 

tOd -Si- 860 ' ^' aXj anc * Wheat and for regulating the Inspection of 

Hemp Flax and Wheat Flower ; was read a Second time. 

mod 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed. 

Ordered That, the Bill be Committed to a Comrtiit- 
tee of the whole House. 

committed Ordered That the House be forthwith put into a 

immediately. Committee upon the said Bill. 

Ho: in Commit- Accordingly the House was adjourned during Pleasure 
tee on said Bui. and put j nto a Committee upon the said Bill. 

After some time 

The House was resumed and M r Elliott reported that 
Reported with- the Committee had gone through the Bill and had directed 

out Amendmt " ° 

him to report the same to the House without any Amend- 
ment, and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a Third time to 
Morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bui to amend an Act to amend and continue an Act for Establishing 

and continue . w 

J^jj^J £f w and regulating Patrols, and for preventing any person 
Time ~ from purchasing provisions or any other Commodity from 

or Selling such to any Slave unless such Slave shall pro- 
duce a Ticket from his or her Owner Manager or Em- 
ployer ; was read a Second time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed. 



and 



DECEMBER, 1768. 



479 



Ordered That the Bill be Committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be forthwith put into a 
immediately Committee upon the said Bill. 

Ho: in commit- Accordingly the House was Adjourned during: Pleas- 
toe on said Bill. « . ~ , 

ure and put into a Committee upon the said Bill. 
After some time 



Bin amende d. 



The House was resumed and M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made some 
Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
Same ■ . 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



to the Patrol 
Bill reported 



and 



Agreed to by 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 21 Decembris 1768 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House re- 
ported the Amendments made to the Ingrossed Bill from 
the Commons House intituled an Act to amend and con- 
tinue an Act for establishing and regulating Patrols, and 
for preventing any person from purchasing Provisions 
or any other Commodity from or selling such to any Slave 
unless such Slave shall produce a Ticket from his or her 
Owner Mariag er or Employer, which Amendments being 
read twice were agreed to by the House. 



480 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a Third time, 
wwreadathird And the Bill was Accordingly read a Third time. 



and 
Passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
coS^Ho^k House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their concurrence in the Amendments made by 
this House thereto. 



Bill to encour- 



The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
ase l tj?ecum" r " an Act for encouraging the Cultivation of Hemp Flax and 
Sf&k-re^dS Wheat and for regulating the Inspection of Hemp Flax 
and Wheat Flower; was read a Third Time. 



and 



Passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 



pass ?' 



And it was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
co^House. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and the 

SauTi^con- Committee again went to a Conference with the Com- 

aSowancTof 8 " mons House on the Subject Matter of his Excellency the 

Governour's Message touching the report of the Lords 

of Trade for the Disallowance of the Negro Law ; 

Which being ended, 

The House was resumed ; And M r Elliott reported that 

Mjved_tosit t k e j j nt Committee had made some further Progress in 

the matter but not gone through the same, and therefore 



DECEMBER, 1768. 



481 



moved that another time might be appointed for them to 
join the Committee of the Commons House and Sit again. 

Ordered That the Committee of this House again 
mh ij^iJLd j°i n the Committee of the Commons House further to 
Consider the said matter on the Twelfth Day of January 
next. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



next 
for that Put- 
pom. 



(Prom B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis 22 Decembris 1768 

The House Adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 23 Decembris 1768 

A Message from the Commons House by M r William 
TrnxBiufrom Young; that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 
tituled an Act for Granting to his Majesty The Sum of 
three Thousand and forty Six Pounds Sixteen Shillings 
and eight Pence farthing for the use and Support of the 
Government of Georgia for the Year 1769 to be raised 
at certain rates and after the Method therein mentioned. 
And for the more Effectual collecting of Arrears: to 
which they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 
House. And the said Bill was read the first time and or- 
dered to be read a Second time. 

81 r— toI 17 



Read tlie first 



8eoond That. 



482 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

•nd Ordered That the Bill be now read a Second time. 

And the Bill was Accordingly read a Second time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed. 

Tta bui Ordred (,ic) That the Bill be committed to a Committee 

immediate' of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be forthwith put into a 
Committee upon the said Bill. 

hoqm in com- Accordingly the House was Adjourned during Pleas- 
mittee thereon ure an j p ut j ntQ a c omm ittee upon the said Bill 

After some time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 
JrtXmwSntT *h e Committee had gone through the Bill and had direct- 
ed him to report the same to the House without any 
Amendment, and he delivered the Bill at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third time to Mor- 
row 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati 24 Decembris 1768 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
TnxBoi re«daan Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Three 
Thousand and forty Six Pounds Sixteen Shillings and 
Eight pence farthing for the use and Support of the Gov- 
ernment for the Year 1769 to be raised at certain Rates 
and after the Method therein Mentioned; And for the 



DECEMBER, 1768. 483 

more effectual collecting of Arrears; was read a Third 
time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
AjdMJitto House of Assembly by the Master in Chancery to return 
the said Bill and acquaint them that this House hath 
agreed to the same without any Amendment. 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House and 
Hi. Bxceiiencr sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master in 

th« Govt, gave ^* J 

ti&fo!™** Chancery Requiring their Attendance in the Council 
BOh * Tl,t - Chamber immediately; And M r Speaker with the Com- 
mons House attending, his Excellency was pleased to give 
his assent to the following Bills, Namely, 

An Act To impower the Commissioners appointed in and 
ta?Sj5t Ud " b y an Act °f &* General Assembly Intitled "An Act 
HaoMoniybee «f Qr j a yj n g a j) ut y U p 0n Negroes and other Slaves that 

"have been above Six Months in any of the Islands or 
"Colonies in America and Imported for Sale in this 
"Province, and for Appropriating the same towards 
"the repairing or rebuilding the Light house on Tybee 
"Island and to prevent Negroe Convicts being Import- 
"ed into and Sold in this Province," To build a New 
Lighthouse on any part of the Land reserved for the 
use thereof upon the Island And also for Procuring an 
Accurate Survey and Chart of the Sea Coasts and in- 
lets of this Province and Publishing the same; And 
for Granting to his Majesty the Sum of Two Thousand 
Two Hundred Pounds for the said Purposes and for 
Appropriating and Impowering Commissioners to Is- 
sue Certificates for that Sum and for Sinking the same; 



484 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

and for further continuing the Acts herein after men- 
tioned. 



Act to am«d * An Act for Amending an Act Intitled An Act to prevent 
Frauds and Deceits in Sel 
Turpentine and Firewood. 



££.& fa^ Frauds and Deceits in Selling Beef, Pork, Pitch, Tar, 

Ins Beef*e. 



M An Act to amend and Continue an Act for the establish- 

Aet to amend 

the 1 Patoo? u * m S an( * regulating Patrols and for preventing any per- 
** w ~ son from purchasing provisions or any other Commod- 

ities from or Selling such to any Slave, unless such 
Slave shall produce a Ticket from his or her Owner 
Manager or Employer. 

An Act to prevent fraudulent Mortgages and Convey- 
ftrodSiSnT* 11 * ances And for making Valid all Deeds and Convey- 
JJSJjgJSJaf ances heretofore made with respect to any Defect in the 
Ac - form and manner of making thereof with certain re- 

strictions. 



Act to 



An Act for encourageing the Cultivation of Hemp, Flax 
a*?&ecrtti- and Wheat and for Regulating the Inspection of Hemp, 
XL a*. emp Flax, and Wheat Flour. 

An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Three 

Artfortaisbit Thousand and forty Six Pounds Sixteen Shillings and 

u?£i£wet of Eight pence one farthing for the use and Support of the 

theTew?^m- Government of Georgia for the Year One thousand 

Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine to be raised at certain 

rates and after the Method therein mentioned and for 

the more Effectual Collecting of Arrears. 



General 



dSSwe^- scmbly. 



After which his Excellency Dissolved the General As- 



OCTOBER, 1769. 485 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

GEORGIA 

Journal of the upper House convened in general As- 
sembly on Monday the 30 th October 1769. 

Cha 1 Watson C. G. A. 

Rec d Nov r 1. 1770. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA 

Journal of the upper House convened in general As- 
sembly on Monday the Thirtieth Day of October 1769. 
Being the first Session of the Seventh general Assembly 
in and for the Province of Georgia Appointed to meet 
at Savannah. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Lunae 30^ Octobris 1769° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clodc 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 31 Octpbris 1769 

His Excellency the Governour came to this House and 
t£i^85Jr.*to sent a Message by the Master in Chancery, to the Mem- 
todfc<£j*5r bers of the Commons House acquainting them that they 
had his Leave and Direction to proceed to the Choice of 



486 



Speaker pre- 

Mntedand 

Approved-* 



JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

a Speaker. A Message from the Commons House by 
M r Milledge and M r Bullock to his Excellency the Gov- 
ernour Acquainting him that they had chosen a Speaker 
and desire to know when his Excellency would please 
to be waited on by the House in Order to present their 
Speaker for his Approbation. 

His Excellency answered that he was ready to receive 
them Immediately. 

Accordingly the House immediately waited on his Ex- 
cellency and presented Noble Wimberiy Jones Esq p for 
their Speaker, which choice his Excellency greatly ap- 
proved And then his Excellency made a Speech to both 
Houses And having left the House, M r President took 
the Chair and reported that his Excellency the Govern- 
our had made a Speech to both Houses of which M* 
President said, to prevent Mistakes, he had obtained a 
Copy, which was read to the House and is as follows, 
Viz* 



Honourable Gentlemen 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

As we had not Time during the last Session of Assetn- 
gjj™^* bly to prepare all the Bills that seemed necessary, I must 
both hooms- now recommend for your Consideration the framing of 
a Bill to prevent Encroachments and Trespasses being 
committed on the Lands and Hunting Grounds of the 
Indians ; for as it is some Time since our Boundary Line 
has been intirely finished and marked to the mutual Sat- 
isfaction of myself and the Indians, and as I then pledged 
my Word to them that I would take Care to prevent 
Encroachments and Trespasses beyond it, it is now be- 
come an Object with me to discharge that Promise, so 
necessary for the public Peace and Safety, and which 
requires the Aid of the Legislature. 



OCTOBER, 1769. 487 

And the present confused and disorderly State of the 
Trade carried on with the Indians cries aloud for our 
Interposition and most serious and best Attention; the 
very frequent and well founded Complaints I receive from 
the Indians, and the many Abuses which are daily com- 
mitted by the Traders and others, in the Indian Country, 
and other Places and ports of the Province, are such, as 
possibly, will bring the Indians upon Us if not speedily 
redressed and prevented for the future : I know the Task 
is arduous, and the more so from the mode adopted by 
Authority for the granting of Licenses to trade; and 
that no remedy we may attempt will be altogether per- 
fect and compleat, unless, in some Measure, concurred 
in, and aided by the Neighboring Provinces : but this is 
the Province that will suffer first, and most, if we should 
have a rupture with the Indians. 

The Southern Provinces have King's Troops and few 
Plantations as yet of any great Value or Con- 
squence (ilc) to disturb or break up; and the northern 
Province is now very populous, and may make a suffi- 
cient Stand to defend themselves; but I fear, in Time 
of Peril, we should not be able to do a great deal against 
so formidable an Enemy. 

And that our very flourishing Colony would meet with 
such an Interruption as it would not recover for a Con- 
siderable Time; and therefore let us not omit every 
means in our Power to prevent the unhappy Consequences 
which, it is pretty clear, the present State of the general 
Intercourse with the Indians must soon be productive of, 
if suffered to continue. 

I am to Acquaint you Gentlemen, that since our last 
Meeting I have received his Majesty's Order in Council 
relative to the iNegroe Law which I shall lay before you, 
and must recommend a thorough and careful revisal of 



488 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

our late Law, the present Law, and the Patrol Laws; 
that such a General Bill may be framed, from the whole, 
as may be best adapted to Answer the several Purposes 
necessary with respect to our Negroes. The Night 
Patrol or Town guard Duty, as at present performed by 
the Inhabitants, seems to be upon a disagreeable and im- 
proper Footing; and as this Duty is absolutely necessa- 
ry to be done, I must recommend it to your Consideration 
whether it may not be expedient to raise such a Sum of 
Money as may be sufficient to defray the Expence of 
keeping in Pay a constant Watch Company; and to frame 
a Law subjecting them to such Orders Regulations and 
Discipline as may be judged Proper for that Purpose, 
in the framing of all which necessary and salutary 
Bill (ilc) I shall be ready to give my best Assistance. 

I must recommend it to you to inquire what Laws will 
expire with the present Session, or are near expiring 
and that such of them as appear to be of Utility may be 
further continued and amended if any of them shall be 
found to require Amendment. 

And having laid before you the several Matters which 
occurred to me as most materially necessary for your 
Consideration, before I conclude it is my Duty to ob- 
serve to vou that I am authorized to declare that, not- 
withstanding any Thing that may have been thrown out 
by factious People, who are Enemies to the Peace and 
Prosperity of both great Britain and the Colonies, yet 
it is not the Intention of his Majesty, or his present 
Ministers, to propose laying any further Taxes or Duties 
on America, but on the contrary to propose taking off 
several of those already laid. And I must also observe 
that the many Instances of Encouragement given to the 
Productions of the Colonies during the last Session of 
Parliament at a vast Expence to the Mother Country,* 



OCTOBER, 1769. 489 

without any Solicitation on the part of America; (which 
several Acts I will send you) must clearly shew, and 
convince us beyond a Doubt, of, the beneficent Disposi- 
tion of the Crown and Parliament towards the Colonies. 
And be assured that whatever real Grievances America 
may labour under will be duely Attended to and redress- 
ed; so that if we have any Feeling, if there be the least 
Spark of Gratitude, remaining, I should hope these 
Things would rekindle that truely filial Passion, which 
ought to glow in the Breast of every American for the 
Mother Country. 'Tis well known that the Interests of 
Great Britain and the Colonies are one and the same, I 
think I may be allowed to say are inseparable, and that 
they must stand and fall together; great Britain can nev- 
er seriously mean to oppress or distress America; and 
in whatever Degree she might attempt to do so she would 
wound herself: and so on the other Hand the greatest 
Care and Caution should be had in the Steps taken by 
the Colonies that may be injurious to great Britain it's 
a dangerous Attempt, and the Weapon, or means used, 
may prove like a two edged Sword, and probably will 
be found to cut both ways. It is therefore much to be 
wished that, instead of resentful and injurious Meas- 
ures, such only were pursued as might restore that Mu- 
tual Confidence and Affection, upon which the Glory and 
Safety of the whole british Empire depend; and which 
let me earnestly recommend to you to adopt and cherish. 

Such other Things as I have to communicate to you 
I shall do by Messages. 

Gentlemen of the Assembly 

I shall direct the Treasurer forthwith to furnish you 
with a State of the Produce of last Year's Tax, and 
shall send you an Estimate for the usual and necessary 
Service of the current Year together with such Accounts 



490 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

and Demands as may be delivered in to him; which I 
am persuaded you will chearfully provide for in such 
Way as you judge may be most convenient for your 
Constituents to comply with. 

Ja : Wright Savannah in Georgia 
Council Chamber 31* October 1769. 

Resolved, Nemine dissentiente, That an Address of 
Thanks be drawn up and presented to his Excellency 
the Governour for his affectionate Speech to both 
Houses. 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
XJS^aS. an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour 
^Thanks upon ^e said Resolution, And that M r Elliott and M r 
Bryan be the Committee. 

Ordered That his Excellency the Governour's Speech 
be referred to the said Committee. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clodc 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii i° Novembris 1769 

M r Elliott from the Committee, appointed to draw up 
AdjbgM an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governour 
for his Affectionate Speech to both Houses, reported 
that the Committee had prepared an Address according- 
ly, which he was directed to report when the honourable 
House will please to receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received. 



•creed to— 



NOVEMBER, 1769. ?4M 

And M r Elliott read the same in his Place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table where the Address was 
read and, with some Amendments agreed to by the 
House. 

Ordered That the Address be ingrossed. 

Ordered That M r Bryan and M r Graham do wait 
on his Excellency the Governour to know when he will 
please to receive this House with their Address. 

M r Bryan reported that his Excellency the Governour 
having been waited on, pursuant to Order, to know when 
he would receive this House with their Address, had been 
pleased to appoint one o'Clock this Afternoon. 

The ingrossed Address to his Excellency the Govern- 
our being read. 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same, and 
that the Address be entered in the Journals. 

To his Excellency James Wright Esq r Captain Gen- 
eral and Governour in chief of his Majesty's Prov- 
ince of Georgia. 

The Humble Address of the Upper House of As- 
sembly. 

May it please your Excellency, 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Addw-B - Council of Georgia in general Assembly met beg leave 
to return your Excellency our sincere Thanks for your 
affectionate Speech to both Houses of Assembly. 

As we are sensible that a Law to prevent Incroach- 
ments on the Lands and hunting Grounds of the Indians 
is absolutely necessary, and that a regulation of the 



4»J JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

Trade carried on with them and a Provision for the 
Punishment of Offences, and Prevention of Abuses, com- 
mitted in the Indian Nation by Traders and others, re- 
quire also the immediate Interposition of the Legislature : 
your Excellency may rest assured that we shall very 
readily, and, in a Matter of such Moment to the Prov- 
ince, with peculiar Chearfulness, concur in the framing 
such an Act as may, as far as possible in Us, remedy 
those Evils, and for the future prevent the too well 
grounded, and repeated, Complaints of the Indians; at 
the same Time with humble Difference (,ic) to Authority, 
we must lament that, by the general Mode of granting 
Licences to trade with those People; our Endeavours, in 
so interesting a Point, may in a Manner be rendered in- 
effectual, unless the neighboring Provinces in some 
Measure concur with, and aid, us by passing Acts for 
the like salutary purposes the framing a general Law for 
the Preservation of our internal Peace, by a proper Reg- 
ulation for ordering and governing our Slaves, is also 
a Matter of the utmost Importance ; and shall be partic- 
ularly attended to, and concurred in, by Us; as shall 
any Act that may be thought necessary and expedient 
for establishing a Watch in the Tavpn of Savannah: 
And we return your Excellency our most hearty Thanks 
for your Offers of Assistance in the several Matters 
recommended to us ; your Obliging readness (ilc) on such 
Occasions we have often experienced and gratefully Ac- 
knowledge. 

The Declaration which your Excellency is Authorized 
to make of the future Intentions of our most gracious 
Sovereign, and his present Ministers, with Respect to 
America, and the taking off several Duties already laid 
on by Parliament, yields us the highest Satisfaction; es- 
pecially when we consider the Instances of, unsolicited, 
Encouragement given to the Productions of the Colo 



NOVEMBER, 1769. 493 

nies, as convincing Proofs of the most favourable Dis- 
position of the Crown and Parliament towards them: 
And we are hopeful that an Attention to, and the redress 
of such real Grievances as America may labour under, 
on the one Hand, and a Pursuit of Prudent, dutiful, and 
cautious Measures, by the Colonies, on the other, will, 
under God, be the means of healing and composing those 
Differences which have unhappily and already too long 
subsisted, and for restoring that mutual Confidence and 
Affection, which every Man, who means well to his 
Country, must ardently wish for, and will ever be ready 
to promote and cherish* 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and At- 
tended his Excellency the Governour to present their 
Address; 

And being returned, 

The House was resumed ; And M r President reported 
that the House had Attended his Excellency the Govern- 
our and presented their Address, which he received very 
kindly and was pleased to give the following Answer, 
Viz 1 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I return you my best Thanks for this Address, by 
Answer to tbc which I have the greatest Satisfaction in finding you so 
truely sensible ,of the generous and favourable Disposi- 
tion of the Crown and Parliament towards America — 
It has been my Happiness from my first Arrival here to 
have your Approbation of all Measures proposed by 
me. — And I doubt not but if prudent and dutiful Meas- 
ures, are pursued by the Colonies all Differences will come 
to a speedy and happy Termination. 

Ja: Wright i* Nov' 1769 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



494 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis 2 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 3 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati 4 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 6° Novembris 1769 

M r Elliott presented to the House a Bill intituled an 
ASfo^RdLf Act to amend an Act for the Relief of Debtors who may 
SJnto^JZf **" be confined in Goal and are unable to support themselves 
Time. during such fheir Confinement: And the same was re- 

ceived and read the first Time, and ordered to be read a 
second Time. 



NOVEMBER, 1769. 495 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Wednesday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis 7 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 8° Novembris 1769 

The Bill intituled an Act to amend an Act for the Re- 
bui to am«nd lief of Debtors who may be confined in Goal and are 
of Debtom wad unable to support themselves during 1 such their confine- 
ment was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be "put into a Commitee 
upon the said Bill immediately. 

Accordinglv the House was adjourned during Pleasure 
IS^oTReUef and put into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act 
committd. to amend an Act for the Relief of Debtors who may be 



496 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

confined in Goal and are unable to maintain themselves 
during such their Confinement. 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 

£T2£l5£tthe Committee had gone through the Bill, And that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

inswwied Ordered That the said Bill be ingrossed. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 9 Nbvembris 1769 

The ingrossed Bill Intituled an Act to amend an Act 
Bgdm third for the Relief of Debtors who may be Confined in Goal 
and are unable to support themselves during such their 
Confinement; was read a third Time. 



Passed. 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass ? It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
tt^So^Ha- House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill, and 
desire their Concurrence thereto. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



NOVEMBER, 1769. "~ 497 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Veneris io° Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati n° Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Lunae 13 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis 14 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

82 c r— toI 17 



498 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii 15° Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 16 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris 17 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati 18 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



NOVEMBER, 1769. 499 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae.20 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis 21 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 22 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 23 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



500 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris 24 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati 25° Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae 27* Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis 28 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1769. 601 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 29 Novembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T.,. Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Jovis 30 Novembris 1769° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Veneris i Q Decembris 1769° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Sabbati' 2° Decembris 1769? 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



602 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Lunae 4 Decembris 1769° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis 5 Decembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii 6° Decembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 7 Decembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1769. 503 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Veneris 8° Decembris 1769 
„„ M A Message from the Commons House by M r Glen, 

Bill n» r Coons* 

Ho: te order- that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 

tog ana govern* * 

^ S iSTTtoe^ an Act for ° rd ering and governing Slaves within this 
Province, and for establishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial 
of Offences committed by such Slaves and other Persons 
therein mentioned, and to prevent the inveigling and car- 
rying away Slaves from their Masters Owners or Em- 
ployers: to which the (8ic) desire the Concurrence of 
this Honourable House — And the said Bill was read the 
first Time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Monday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati 9 Decembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



504 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae n° Decembris 1769 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
^tKS5iiiS£ uled an Act for ordering and governing Slaves within this 
Province, and for establishing a Jurisdiction for the 
Trial of Offences committed by such Slaves and other 
Persons therein mentioned, and to prevent the inveigling 
and carrying away Slaves from their Masters Owners 
or Employers; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday the fifteenth Day of Janu- 
ary next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Martis 12 Decembris 1769 



The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



DECEMBER, 1769. 505 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 13 Decembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 14 Decembris 1769° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Veneris 15° Decembris 1769° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Sabbati 16 Decembris 1769° 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



506 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 18 Decembris 1769° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis 19 Decembris 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 20 Decembris 1769 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 

gj 1 .^ comj.Houstoun Bar 4 that the Commons House have passed a 

fff£S£»£* Bill intituled an Act to repeal after the first day of July 

SSaSSTofltop * n Ae Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred 

** and seventy one Part of an Act intituled "an Act for the 

"encouraging the Cultivation of Hemp Flax and Wheat 

"and for regulating the Inspection of Hemp Flax and 

"Wheat flour" to which the <dc) desire the Concurrence 

R«d the fi»t of this Honourable House, And the same was read the 

first Time. 

And on Motion being made that the said Bill be read 
a second Time. 



JANUARY, 1770. 507 

to be md ad Ordered That the said Bill be read a second Time 

Time the 20th 

May next- G n the Twentieth Day of May next. 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governour signed by his 
Excellency, which he was directed to lay before this 
House, And he delivered the same in at the Table where 
the said Message was read and is as follows, Viz* 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the Upper House of Assembly un- 
&e*Go^«d? tt ' til Monday the Eighth Day of January next then to meet 
SoSS? for the Dispatch of Business: And it is Accordingly 
adjourned to the Eighth Day of January next 

Given under my Hand at Savannah this 
20 th Day of December 1769. 

Ja : Wright 
To the Hon ble the President 
and Members of the 
upper House of Assembly 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed to that day. 

And then the House adjourned until 
Monday the Eighth Day of January 
next Eleven o'Clock in the forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Lunae 8° Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



508 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis 9 Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii io° Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis n° Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris 12 Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1770. 



509 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati 13 Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



Negro Bill in 
Committee— 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Luna 15° Januarii 1770 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
irons House intituled an Act for ordering and governing 
Slaves within this Province and for establishing a Juris- 
diction for the Trial of Offences committed by such 
Slaves and other Persons therein mentioned, and to pre- 
vent the inveigling and carrying away Slaves from their 
Masters Owners or Employers. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same. 

Ordered That the report be received to Morrow. 



A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke. 

^oj^Jj^gj.that the Commons House have passed an Ordinance for 

2J2JtfoJ$^ reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent to sollicit 

p * ovme# - the Affairs of this Province in great Britain; to which 

they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House — 



Amended 



510 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

RMdthefin* and the same was read the first Time and ordered to be 

Time 

read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a second 
Time. 

feBdaaeeood ^j ^ same was accordingly read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be com- 
mitted. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be committed to a 
Committee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis 16 Januarii 1770 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 
toN«rroBui reported the Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
««wed to- from the Commons House intituled an Act for ordering 
and governing Slaves within this Province, and for es- 
tablishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of Offences com- 
mitted by such Slaves and other Persons therein men- 
tioned ; and to prevent the inveigling and carrying away 
Slaves from their Masters Owners or Employers : Which 
Amendments being read twice were agreed to by the 
House. 



wth. Amend- 
mta. 



JANUARY, 1770. 511 

Ordered That the said Bill be now read a third 
Time. 

MrSe^?**** Aiu* ^ e Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
s«nt to the House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

Coins* Hooae- , 

and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SS£onoS£i nto a Committee on the Ordinance from the Commons 
SriJJSn^pro- House for reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent 
▼incw Agent- tQ so n; clt t ^ t Affairs of this Province in great Britain; 

After some Time. 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 

STiJMnSt the Committee had gone through the Ordinance, and had 

directed him to report the same to the House without any 

Amendment : and he delivered the Ordinance in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a third 

Read a third m . 

Time Time. 

And the same was accordingly read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
shall pass?" 

Passed It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 



512 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

AndMBtto House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
cons.HoaM. ^\ n3ince an d acquaint them that this House hath agreed 
to the same without any Amendment 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii 17 Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 18 Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

> 
Die Veneris 19 Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1770. 513 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati 20 Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Mor- 
row (8lc) Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol.. 46.) 

Die Lunae 22 Januarii 1770 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
IS!iii!?to?S£ Houstoun, that the Commons House have passed a 
late wharfag* g^j ^^1^ an Act to regulate and ascertain the Rates 
of Wharfage, of Shipping and Merchandize; and also 
to ascertain the rates of Storeage in the several Ports of 
this Province, and for the better regulation of Wharfs 
and of Shipping in the said Ports ; and for appointing the 
Duty of an Harbour Master for the Port of Savannah : 
to which Bill they decide the Concurrence of this Hon- 
tbeflnt ourable House — And the same was read the first Time 
and ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Wednesday next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 23 Januarii 1769 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
* Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

88 c r— rol 17 



Time 



614 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 24 Januarii 1769 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Simpson, 

HooJ^fo^S^ that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 

in saAnnah-Act for raising a Number of Watchmen for preserving 

good Order in and about the Town of Savannah; to 

which they desire the Concurrence of this honourable 

Read the fin* House: And the said Bill was read the first Time and 

Time 

ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intit- 
wharfate Bin uled an Act to regulate and ascertain the Rates of Wharf- 
md a second ^^ ^ Shipping and Merchandize; and also to ascertain 
the Rates of Storeage in the several Ports of this Prov- 
ince; and for the better Regulation of Wharfs and of 
Shipping in the said Ports; and for appointing the Duty 
of an Harbour Master for the Port of Savannah; was 
read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M p Crooke in the following Words, Viz 1 , 



JANUARY, 177a ftl5 

Commons House of Assembly 24 th Jan' 7 1770 
Honourable Gentlemen, 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
j£ Amendments made by your House to the ingrossed Bill 
tZSSSS?*' intituled an Act for ordering and governing Slaves with- 
tESo^&i^ m this Province and for establishing a Jurisdiction for 
the Trial of such Slaves and other Persons therein men- 
tioned and to prevent the inveigling or carrying away 
Slaves from their Masters Owners or Employers Have 
agreed to some and disagreed to others therefore this 
House desires that you will appoint a Committee to join 
a Committee of this House in Conference on the Subject 
Matter of the said Amendments which if you please to 
join therein you will appoint your Number Time and 
Place. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, Viz 1 , 

Upper House of Assembly 24 th January 1770 

M r Speaker 

The upper House agree to the Conference proposed by 
MnimffT to y° ur House on the Amendments made to the ingrossed 
cam* House gjjj j^^uled an Act for ordering and governing Slaves 



Amendmtfcto within this Province and for establishing a Jurisdiction 
for the Trial of Offences committed by such Slaves &° 
And have appointed a Committee to join a Committee of 
your House thereon to meet in the Room adjoining the 

And appoint*. Council Chamber to Morrow Morning at ten o'Clock in 
nm * m the Forenoon. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



616 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 25 Januarii 1770 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
TE^TkSt** 1 Act ior raising a Number of Watchmen for preserv- 
ing good Order in and about the Town of Savannah, 
was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Wednesday next the 31* Instant 

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure and 
conference the Committee appointed to confer with a Committee of 

nolo on tno 

^J^Sto^uj. the Commons House on the Amendments made by this 
House to the ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for ordering 
and governing Slaves within this Province, and for es- 
tablishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of Offences com- 
mitted bv such Slaves and other Persons therein men- 
tioned, and to prevent the inveigling and carrying away 
Slaves from their Masters Owners or Employers; went 
to the said Conference : 

Which being ended, 

The House was resumed 

And then the House adjouftied 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



JANUARY, 1770. 517 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris 26 Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to M orrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati 2*/* Januarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 29° Januarii 1770° 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
2S55i CoillP into a Committee on the ingrossed (glc) from the Com- 
'* a^£il, * mons House intituled an Act to regulate and ascertain 
the Rates of Wharfage of Shipping and Merchandize; 
and also to ascertain the Rates of Storeage in the several 
Ports of this Province; and for the better Regulation 
of Wharfs and of Shipping in the said Ports; and for 
appointing the Duty of an Harbour Master for the Port 
of Savannah; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to 



618 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

report when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received oq the 24 th 
Day of February next. 

And then the House adjourned 'till 
Wednesday next Eleven o'CIock Tues- 
day being a State Holliday. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 31 Januarii 1770 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
hodm in Com. j n t<> a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
watch bid- mons House intituled an Act for raising a Number of 

Watchmen for preserving good Order in and about the 

Town of Savannah; 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported 
that the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 
several Amendments thereto which he was directed to 
report when the honourable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the report be received on Monday 
next the 5 th February. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
'Morrow Morning Eleven o'CIock. 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 51fr 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis i° Februarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris 2 eFbruani 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati 3 Februarii 1770° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae 5 Februarii 1770 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House 

toWMcjftui re P° rte( * Ae Amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 

22523T*o— ^ rorn ^e Commons House intituled an Act for raising 

a Number of Watchmen for preserving good Order in 



620 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

and about the Town of Savannah ; Which Amendments 
being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

watch Buimd Ordered That the said Bill be now read a third 
MTte - Time. 

And the Bill was accordingly read a third Time. 

Pa»ed wth. Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
Amendment* the Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



And sent to 
Corns. House. 



Leave of 
Absence to 
Grey Elliott 
Bear. 



Clerk ordd. to 
write toi 
" ito 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto. 

Ordered That Grey Elliott Esq r a Member of this 
House have Leave of Absence for three Months. 

Ordered That the Clerk do write to Jonathan Bryan, 
James Mackay and Clement Martin Esq™ desiring their 
immediate Attendance on the Business of this House. 

This House having at the Invitation of the Rev d M r 

S^J^S George Whitefield, attended divine Service at the Or- 

wSitefldd Mr ' phan House Academy on the twenty Eighth Day of 

January last and heard a Sermon preached by him from 

Zachariah 4 th Chap r 8 th 9 th & part of 10 th Verses. 

Resolved That the Thanks of this House be given to 
the said M r Whitefield for his said Sermon; And that 
the Clerk do acquaint him therewith by Letter. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 5*1 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 6° Februarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning eleven o'Clock- 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 7 Februarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis 8° Februarii 1770 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Groeme in the following Words, Viz 1 , 

Commons House of Assembly Thursday 8 th Fetf 7 1770 

Hon* 1 * Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
cZZZFnJiEi Report of the Committee of Conference on the Amend- 
^jJJ^J ments made by your House to the Ingrossed Bill for 
toNeg£*Bm- ordering and governing Slaves within this Province: 
and for establishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of such 
Slaves and other Persons therein mentioned ; arid to pre- 
vent the inveigling or carrying away Slaves from their 
Masters Owners or Employers: .Have come to a Resolu- 



522 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

tion to disagree to the Amendments made by your House 
tc the said Bill Marked Letter C. and the additional 
Clause for suspending the Execution of the said Act 
until his Majesty's royal Allowance thereof should be 
signified 

Also a Message was brought by the said M r Grceme 
in the following Words, Viz*, 

Commons House of Assembly Thursday 8 th Feb 17 1770. 

Hon bI# Gentlemen 

The House having taken under Consideration the 
cSEfaJSt Amendments made by your House to the ingrossed Bill 
aieeonAnJnd- for raising a Number of Watchmen for preserving good 
Bun- Order in and about the Town of Savannah have agreed 

to some of the said Amendments and disagreed to others, 
Therefore this House desires you will appoint a Com- 
mittee to join a Committee of this House in Conference 
on the Subject Matter of the said Amendments. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, Viz*, 

Upper House of Assembly 8 th Fet/ 7 1770. 

M r Speaker 

This House do agree to the Conference you desire on 

M«wjp the Amendments made to the Ingrossed Bill for raising 

Conference- a Number of Watchmen for preserving good Order in 

and about the Town of Savannah, And have appointed 

a Committee accordingly to meet in the room adjoining 

the Council Chamber Immediately. 

The House adjourned during pleasure and the Com- 
mittee went to the said Conference. 

Which being ended 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 523 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported 
crafeienee that ^ Committee had attended the Conference on the 
ingrossed Bill for raising a Number of Watchmen for 
preserving good Order in and about the Town of Sa- 
vannah, And that he was directed to -report what was 
done thereon when the honourable House will please to 
receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Monday 
next. 

A Memorial of John Joachim Zubly Clerk was pre- 
Memoriai of sented to the House and read setting forth that the Want 

John Joachim , 

zaWy cierk of a short and safe Communication with the Province 
of South Carolina had long been looked upon as a very 
great Inconvenience — That a place belonging to the 
Memorialist appeared most likely to answer that very 
necessary Purpose — That the Memorialist at his own 
Expence had opened a Passage and Built a Bridge over 
a large Creek, and established a Boat and every thing 
necessary; and that, before the rising of the Freshes, 
the Place (to which he had given the Name of Middlesex 
Island) had become to be considerably resorted to, and 
it was imagined would soon become a general Thorough- 
fare — That the Memorialist apprehended the same might 
be made passable at all Times at a very moderate Ex- 
pence; whereby not only the Length of the Passage 
would be intirely reduced, but a great Saving be made 
in the Rate of Ferriage to all Passengers — That the 
Memorialist being exceedingly desirous to fall oh any 
Measures whereby what he had begun might become of 
general Use to the Public, Submitted how far such an 
Undertaking might be deserving of Public Assistance. 

Ordered That the said Memorial be sent to the 
Commons House of Assembly. 

And. then the House adjourned 'till * o 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



Ordered to bo 
sent to the 



Home 



524 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Veneris 9 Februarii 1770° 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati io° Februarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 12° Februarii 1770 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, Viz 1 , 

Upper House of Assembly 12 th Feb 17 1770. 

M r Speaker 

Your House, on Report of your Committee, having 
gjmwte^ disagreed to some of the Amendments made by this 
cSSJSSnSi'J? House to the Bill intituled an Act for ordering and gov- 
toN^on ernmg Slaves' within this Province & c & c as notified to 
this House by your Message of Thursday last, This 
House desires your House will join them in a free Con- 
ference on the Subject Matter of the said Amendments 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 526 

to Morrow Morning at Eleven o'Clock in the Room ad- 
joining the Council Chamber. 

M r Elliott from a Committee of this House appointed 
SKS^ot^ to J oln a Committee of the Commons House on the Sub- 
tUm^Bm. ject Matter of the Amendments made by this House to 
the ingrossed Bill intituled an Act for raising a Num- 
ber of Watchmen for preserving good Order in and 
about the Town of Savannah; Reported that the Com- 
mittee had attended the said Conference and were ac- 
quainted by the Committee from the Commons House 
That the Cohm. that the Commons House disagree to the Amendments 
to the said made by this House to the said Bill: and delivered their 

Amendments. 

Reasons why the Commons House disagree thereto: 
Which M r Elliott also reported to the House. 

Then the said Amendments so disagreed to were or- 
dered to be read, And the same being read accordingly, 
the Question was put "Whether this House shall adhere 
to the said Amendments." 

STH&ae* It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

adheres to the 
sd. Amendmts. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Crooke in the following Words, Viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 8 th Feb 1 " 7 1770. 

Hon w * Gentlemen 

This House have appointed a Committee to inspect 

g£E«|o££ the Journals of your House respecting the ingrossed Bill 

™ < iSS3 from this House to repeal after the first day of July in 

joSSfof" the Year of our Lord 1771, Part of an Act intituled an 

Act for the Cultivation of Hemp, Flax and Wheat and 

for regulating the Inspection of Hemp, Flax and Wheat 

flour. » 



526 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Also a Message was brought by the said M r Crooke 
in the following Words, Viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 12 th Feb* 7 1770. 

Hon bto Gentlemen 

This House, in Answer to the Message from your 
gJSJ 8 !!^ House desiring a free Conference on the Subject Matter 
SETc!2f£- a of the Amendments made by your House to the Bill in- 
mStoNiS? 1 " tituled an Act for ordering and governing Slaves &° 

Have resolved to join in the said free Conference to 

Morrow Morning at Eleven o'Clock. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 13 Februarii 1770 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and, Man- 
Free confer- agers having been appointed, mat the Commons House 
AmendmtiL in a free Conference on the Subject Matter of the Amend- 

toN«cro BUI— 

ments made by this House to the ingrossed Bill from 
the Commons House intituled an Act for ordering and 
governing Slaves within this Province and for establish- 
ing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of Offences committed 
by such Slaves and other Persons therein mentioned; 
and to prevent the inveigling and carrying away Slaves 
from their Masters Owners or Employers. 

Which Conference being ended, 

The House was resumed. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 627 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii 14 Februarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 15° Februarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris 16 Februarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati 17 Februarii 1770 

The House adjourned 'till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



628 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Lunae 19 Februarii 1770° 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke; 
22i^§£aee BI ' that the Commons House have passed an Ordinance ap- 
iHS^tSn of pointing Inspectors of Hemp Flax and Wheat Flour for 
Ac- the Ports of Savannah and Sunbury. 

aim Buiobu*- Also have passed a Bill intituled an Act for the better 

tag Persons to r 

uTiJomet"** Security of the Inhabitants by obliging the Male white 
gjgiicWor- Persons to carry fire Arms to Places of public Worship. 

And also have passed a Bill intituled an Act to amend 

in^nd^the* an Act intituled an Act to ascertain the Manner and 

Election Act. p orm f electing Members to represent the Inhabitants 

of this Province in the Commons House of Assembly — 

To which said Ordinance and Bills they desire the 
Concurrence of this Honourable House. 

The Ordinance from the Commons House appointing 
SSSStof?* Inspectors of Hemp Flax and Wheat Flour for the 
vEFStc^ZSd Ports of Savannah and Sunbury; was- read the first 
Time, and ordered to be read a second Time. 

"* aho Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a second 
Time. 

And the said Ordinance was accordingly read a second 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be com- 
mitted. 

Ordered That it be committed to a Committee of the 
whole House. 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 529 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance to Morrow. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
pSLJL ^ 6 tituled an Act for the better Security of the Inhabitants 
SSm'ito^ by obliging the Male white persons to carry Fire Arms 

to places of public Worship, was read the first Time and 

ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House m- 
§S EtectE£ d tituled an Act to amend an Act intituled an Act to ascer- 
ni- tain the Manner and form of electing Members to repre- 

sent the Inhabitance (8ic) of this Province in the Com- 
mons House of Assembly ; was read the first Time, and 
ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Martis 20 Februarii 1770 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
giii to oblige tituled an Act for the better security of the Inhabitants 

Persons to cmv * 

m^seeonS ^y °Wiging the male white Persons to carry Fire Arms 
to places of Public Worship; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

84 c r-YOl 17 



530 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
EteetfcmLaw tituled an Act to amend an Act intituled an Act to as- 

.TQftd ft frBCOIld 

mme- certain the Manner and Form of electing Members to 

represent the Inhabitants of this Province in the Com- 
mons House of Assembly ; was read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Wednesday the II th of April next. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
miS«eonOrdi-into a Committee on the Ordinance from the Commons 
in» inspectors House appointing Inspectors of Hemp Flax and Wheat 

ox Hemp &c 

'Flour for the Ports of Savannah and Sunbury, 

After some Time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Read reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Ordinance end 
made some Amendments thereto which he was directed 
to report when the honourable House will please to 
receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 531 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 21 Februarii 1770 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words Viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 21* Feb 17 1770. 

M r Speaker 

This House has appointed a Committee to inspect the 
cSS^oTthat Journals of your House respecting an Address presented 
SS^Sf^by your House on the 26 th November last to his Ex- 
j5£ra*i» thelr cellency the Governour for Writs of Election to issue for 
■dress presented Members to serve in general Assembly for the four new 

Parishes; together with his Excellency's Answer to the 

said Address. 

M r Read from the Committee of the whole House re- 
to^rdiSanc ported the Amendments made to the Ordinance from 
?pectoi?of a ~ the Commons House appointing Inspectors of Hemp 
ported and Flax and Wheat Flour for the Ports of Savannah and 

Sunbury; which Amendments being read twice were 

agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill will be read a third Time to 
Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



-agreed to— 



532 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 22° Februarii 1770° 



Bill fm, Corns. 
House to amend 



A Message from the Commons House by M r Boxr 
that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled an 
Act to amend an Act intituled an Act for ascertaining 
the Qualifications of Jurors and for establishing the 
Method of Balloting and Summoning Jurors in the 
Province of Georgia; to which they desire the Concur- 
rence of this honourable House : And the said Bill was 
BcadtiMfint read the first Time and ordered to be read a second 
v Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow. 

^, The Ordinance from the Commons House appointing 

Ordinance ap- — 

2r?of hSS*" frsp^ 01 " 8 of Hemp Flax and Wheat Flour for the Ports, 
ac. read a third f Savannah and Sunbury; was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
with the Amendments shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
A^dsenttotiie House by the Master in Chancery to return the said 
Ordinance and desire their Concurrence in the Amend- 
ments made by this House thereto. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



Passed wth. 
Amendments. 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 



533 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7\, Georgia, Vol, 46,) 

Die Veneris 23 Februarii 1770 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SSSinBiiT'into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Corn- 
Fire Arms mons House intitled an Act for the better securing the 
Inhabitants by obliging the Male White Persons to carry 
Fire Arms to places of Publick Worship 

After some time 



Amended. 



The House was resumed, and M r Read reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made some 
Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same 



Ordered That the Report be now Received Accord- 
£5Srte^2£ m gty M r Read from the said Committee reported the 
** peed *°" Amendments made to the said Bill, which Amendments 
being read twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third time to Mor- 
row. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
l^xS*?Ld titfcd an Act to Amend an Act intitled an Act for ascer- 
«aecondT!me- taining the qulifications (glc) of Jurors and for establish- 
ing the method of ballotting and Summoning Jurors in 
the Province of Georgia, was read a Second time 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be Committed to a Committee 
of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 



534 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Bulloch. 
H^toinSSTthat the Commons House have passed a Bill intitled an 
toSi°tiJ?Kini Act, for further amending an Act intitled an Act for the 
Ac- van better regulating the Town of Savannah, and for ascer- 
taining the Common thereunto belonging, to which they 
desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House And 
R««d the first the said Bill was read the first time and ordered to be 
read a Second time. 

Ordered That a Bill be read a second time to Mor- 
row. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Groeme in the following Words Viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 23 d February 1770. 

Hon w * Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
MMMffe fm. Amendments made by your House to the Ordinance for 
JjJJ!5jf£ , S to appointing Inspectors of Hemp, Flax and Wheat Flour 
toOrdiSmee * or ^ e P° rts °f Savannah and Sunbury, have disagreed 
iStSE^**©. thereto, therefore the House desires you will appoint a 
Committee of your House to Join a Committee of this 
in Conference on the Subject Matter of the said Amend- 
ments. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following words, Viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 23 d February 1770. 

M r Speaker 

This House do agree to the Conference desired on 

cSZ£?u£im ^e Amendments made by this House to the Ordinance 

<£S&£- for appointing Inspectors of Hemp, Flax and Wheat 

Flour for the Ports of Savannah and Sunbury and have 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 535 

Appointed the same to be held in the Room adjoining 
the Council Chamber Immediately. 

Committee James Read, John Graham, Lewis John- 
son Esquires. 



A Message from the Commons House by M r Stephens, 
giii fm. com*- that the Commons House, have passed a Bill intitled an 

Ho: toppohibtt . ' . f . 

fcgortatkm Act to prohibit for a certain Time the Exportation of 
Indian Corn to which they desire the Concurrence of 

iu«dflr»t Time this Honourable House, and the said Bill was read the 
first time and ordered to be read a second Time. 

alao 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time. 

fe»d * second And the said Bill was accordingly read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be Committed to a Com- 
mittee of the Whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. y Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati 24° Februarii 1770 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
?2^nS fi to* tftkd an Act for the better securing the Inhabitants by 
2c?2«2lu53 obliging the Male White Persons to Carry Fire Arms 
Tlme ~ to places of Publick Worship, was read a third time. 



636 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass. 

Passed It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
CoSlTBtolwa. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
ty this House thereto. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
"Bouse in Com- into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
to amend jury mons House intitled an Act, to amend an Act, intitled, 

Law - 

an Act to ascertain the Qualifications of Jurors and for 
establishing the Method of Ballotting and Summoning 
Jurors in the Province of Georgia 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Elliott reported that 
Reporudwth. the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 

outAmendmt. ° ° 

was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment, And he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 

Read a third And the same was accordingly read a third Time 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

Passed It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
And sent to House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
aaa *° and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 587 

SStoSSSJ an ^ ct * or ^ urt ^ er amending an Act, intitled, an Act 
tf^vh^&cT 11 * or ^ e tetter regulating the Town of Savannah, and 
mdLaMcond f or ascertaining the Common thereunto belonging was 
read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the Whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Monday next. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SSiSS«Sr^ nto a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
awSSS^of mons House intitled an Act to prohibit for a certain 
Time the Exportation of Indian Corn. 



Corn- 



After some time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 

out^Amendmtl the Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 
Read a third And the said gjjj y ^ s accor dj n gi y read a third Time. * 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

Paaa«d ft was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
And sent to House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 



538 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House- 
to*w£&e reported the amendments made to the ingrossed Bill 
»nd«*re«dto~froni the Commons House, intitled, an Act to regulate- 
and ascertain the Rates of Wharfage of Shipping and 
Merchandize and also to ascertain the Rates of Storeage 
in the several Ports of this Province and for the better 
Regulation of Wharfs and of Shipping in the said Ports 
and for appointing the Duty of an Harbour Master for 
the Port of Savannah Which amendments being read 
twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on the 
first Day of March next. 

And then the House adjourned till 
Monday Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Lunae 26 Februarii 1770* 
A Message from the Commons House by M r Deveaux, 

Ordinance f m. . , _. & TT V_ ,. T 

coma. Ho: ap. that the Commons House have passed an Ordinance ap- 
point?. Collec- r r 

Son?? of c!>u£ P°i nt i n £ Tames Kitchen to be Collector and Comptroller 
S5t *f &In- or of the Country Duties at the Port of Sunbury, to which 
bury ' they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House, 

Read the fl»t anc * ^ e same was rea ^ toe fi fSt Time, and ordered to be 
read a second Time. 



Time 



Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a second 
*° Time. 

Read a aeeond And the said Ordinance was accordingly read a second 
**" Time. 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 539 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be Com- 
mitted 

Ordered That the same be comitted (8lc) to a Com- 
mittee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be immediately put into a 
Committee upon the said Ordinance. 

Accordingly the House was adjourned during pleasure 
Hcm»e in Com- an( j p U t j n t a Committee on the Ordinance from the 

mittee on Bala * 

Ordinance Commons House for appointing James Kitchen to be 
Collector and Comptroller of the Country Duties at the 
Port of Sunbury. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M p Read reported that 
Reported wth.- the Committee had gone through the Ordinance, and that 

out Amenamt. ° , ° 

he was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendments, and he delivered the Ordinance in at 
the Table. 

Ordered That the said Ordinance be now read a 
third Time. 



Read a third 
Time 



Paused 



And the said Ordinance was accordingly read a third 
Time 

And then the Question was put "Whether this Ordi- 
nance shall pass. 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
[ouse by the Master in Chancery 
'nance and acquaint them that th 
thereto without any Amendment. 



And sent to House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 

Coma. Ho • 

dmance and acquaint them that this House hath agreed 



540 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 
ijuf^put into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the 



Hoom in Com- 



fSr^SS^ Commons House intitled an Act for further Amending 
sS^?"" 1 °* an Act intitled an Act for the better regulating the Town 
of Savannah, and for ascertaining the Common there- 
unto belonging. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 
Reported wth - the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 

out Amendmt. ° ° 

was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time on the 
third day of May next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis 27 Pebruarii 1770 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
gjj^j^f^sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master in 
JSB^^StT" Chancery acquainting them that if the House had any 

Bill to present for the Assent that his Excellency was 

then ready to receive them. 

Accordingly M r Speaker with the Commons House 
attended and presented the Bills and Ordinances to his 
Excellency who was pleased to give his Assent to them 
severally, Viz 1 

Act to prevent An Act to prohibit for a certain Time the Exportation 

Exportation of r r 

Indian com- D f Indian Corn 



FEBRUARY, 1770. 



541 



Act to oblige An Act for the better securing the Inhabitants by ob- 
J^to^cS^" Hging the Male White Persons to carry Fire Arms to 
pi2c£rfpubiic places of Publick Worship. 

Worship— 



An Act to amend an Act, intitled an Act to ascertain 

Act to amend 
Act to ascer- 
tain Qualifica- 
tions^ Jurora Method of ballotting and Summoning Jurors in the 

Province of Georgia 



the Qualifications of Jurors and for establishing the 



An Ordinance for reappointing Benjamin Franklin, Es- 
SSSXT^o- quire, Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province 

vinc^Agen^ in Great Britain. 



Ordinance 
appointing 
Packers and In- 
spectors Ac— 



An Ordinance for appointing Inspectors of Hemp Flax 
and Wheat Flour for the Ports of Savannah and Sun- 
bury 



ordinance an- An Ordinance for appointing James Kitchen to be Col- 
lector and Comptroller of the Country Duties at the 
Port of Sunbury. 



pointing Col- 
lectors & Comp- 



troller of Coun 
trey Duties far 
Sunbury— 



And then his Excellency left the House 



And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 28 Februarii 1770 



The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



642 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis i° Martii 1770 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 

wharfeffeBiii ?n Act to regulate and ascertain the Rates of Wharfage 

Time mounded. f Shipping and Merchandize and also to ascertain the 

rates of Storeage in the several Ports of this Province, 

^nd for the better regulation of Wharfs and Shipping 

in the said Ports, and for appointing the Duty of an 

"^ Harbour Master for the Port of Savannah was read a 

third time, and some Amendments were made thereto 

by the House. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass 

Passed It was resolved in the Affirmative 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
™tu?<££ House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
mons House an( j fe s \ re their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by this House thereto 

A Petition from the Subscribers, Freeholders of Ver- 
F?£ho?de^o? nonburgh was presented to the House and read setting 
vernonbunrh- forth that about the Yea r 1737 the Petitioners, at Cowes 

in England, indented themselves, personally, or with 
their Parents, to the Honourable the Trustees of the 
Colony of Georgia to serve them five Years in the said 
Colony, at the Expiration of which, every Family was 
to obtain of the said Trustees fifty Acres of Land to them 
and their Heirs for ever 

That accordingly they were brought over into this 
Province at the Expence of the Trustees, and did serve 
the said Trustees during the full Term of five Years at 
the Expiration of which the Township of Vernonburgh 



MARCH, 1770. 6^3 

(not by their Choice but by express Order of the Trust) 
was laid out, and fifty Acres of Land with a Lot in the 
said Town given unto them, as they had been promised 
That the Petitioners that still survive, and the Petition- 
ers, the Descendants of the first Comers, or holding 
under them, have cleared, improved, planted, and built 
upon, the said Lands unmolested, and the Lands un- 
claimed (that they were ever legally informed of) by 
any other Person, and have done all the Duties and born 
all the Burthens of Freeholders ever since the Year 1743 

The Petitioners were informed that the Land so or- 
dered them as a reward for five Years Servitude by 
them settled, upon the Public Faith of the then Govern- 
ment, and for which they have obtained his Majesty's 
Grants were claimed by some Person never Resident in 
this Province, whereby the Petitioners were in Danger 
of loosing the very small reward of five Years labour, 
and, in their old Age, to be deprived of their Habita- 
tions and Improvements without the least Fault on their 
Part, no prior Grant appearing, of Record, in any Pub- 
lick Office, in manifest prejudice of their Contract with 
the then Government of this Province, and their almost 
total Ruin, Therefore praying that their very distressed 
Case might be taken into Consideration, and such Relief 
granted them in the Premises as in Wisdom should seem 
meet 

Ordered That the Petition do lay upon the Table to 
be perused by the Members of this House 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



544 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris 2° Martii 1770 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati 3 Martii 1770 

The house was adjourned till Monday- 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae 5 Martii 1770 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke> 
cESITh?- tm * ^ iat ^ e Commons House have passed an Ordinance ap- 
SSwmL- pointing Andrew Elton Wells, Harbour Master for the- 
** Port of Savannah, to which they desire the Concurrence 

of this Honourable House, and the said Ordinance was. 
RMdtfaa flnt rea( j the first Time and ordered to be read a Second 

Time. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a Secortd Time 
on Friday next 

A Message was also brought from the Commons 
House by the said M r Crooke in the following Words; 
Viz* 



MARCH, 1770. ~ 646 

Commons House of Assembly 1* March 1770 

Hon bl€ Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 

a£E!^J5» Amendments made by your House to the ingrossed Bill 

fSSS'SrSw intituled an Act to reglate (8lc) and ascertain the Rates 

wSSt^Bm. of Wharfage of Shipping and Merchandize &c, &c, have 

agreed to some of the said Amendments and disagreed 

to others, Therefore this House desires that your House 

v/ill appoint a Committee to Join a Committee of this 

House in Conference upon the subject Matter of the said 

Amendments. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis 6° Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii 7 Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 

85 r-Tol 17 



546 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 8° Martii 1770 



Ordinance fm. . 



A Message from the Commons House by M r Stevens 
hJ. *jj: that the Commons House have passed an Ordinance for 
M^ii- appointing Packers and Inspectors for the Ports of Sa- 
3ScS«rt*c. vannah and Sunbury and also Cullers and Inspectors of 
Lumber in the said Ports, to which they desire the Con- 
currence of this Honourable House — And the said Or- 
Rjndthtfint finance was read the first Time and ordered to be read 
a Second Time. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be read a Second Time 
on the 16 th Instant. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words Viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 8 th March 1770 

M r Speaker 



to 



This House agrees to the Conference you desire on 
Smfcjkowe the Amendments made to the Bill intitled an Act to 
aSJSSS to r^gukte and ascertain the Rates of Wharfage of Ship- 
Wharf ** e Bm ping and Merchandise &c &c and have appointed a Com- 
AndappotatiBf mittee accordingly to meet in the Room adjoining the 
the Time Council Chamber to Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1770. 547 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris 9 Martii 1770 

The Ordinance from the Commons House appointing 
<£**«£» Andrew Elton Wells, Harbour Master for the Port of 
SS^nS Savannah, was read a Second Time And it being pro- 
posed that the Ordinance be Committed 

Ordered That the Ordinance be committed to a Com- 
mittee of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance on the 16 th Instant. 

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure and the 

Si^Sf* 66 Committee went to the Conference appointed to be held 

AmeSSS to on the Amendments made by this House to the ingrossed 

Bill intituled an Act to regulate and ascertain the Rates 

of Wharfage of Shipping and Merchandize &c, &c 

Which being ended 

The House was resumed. 



House 



A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Crooke in the following Words, Viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly 9 th March 1770 

Hon b,€ Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Meesaarefrom Report of their Committee of Conference with a Com- 

Corns. House 

3££*S£ * mittee of your House on the Amendments made, by your 
S^Bai^S 1 ^ House to the ingrossed Bill to regulate and ascertain 
conference- the Rates of wharfage of Shipping and Merchandize 



648 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

&c, &c, Do agree with their Committee in the Amend- 
ments made to the said Bill at the said Conference. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati io° Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 12 Marti j 1770 

Two following written Messages were sent to the 
Commons House by the Master in Chancery, viz 4 

Upper House of Assembly 12 th March 1770 

to M r Speaker 

Coma. Ho : de» 
■irff. that free 

nSSoTKTw This House having on the 13 th February last joined 
be resumed- y Qur jj ouse ^ a f ree Conference on the subject Matter 

of the Amendments made by this House to the ingrossed 
Bill intitled an Act for ordering and governing Slaves 
within this Province and for establishing a Jurisdiction 
for the Trial of Offences committed by Such Slaves, &c, 
which Conference at your request is yet kept open, This 
House therefore desires that the Conference may be re- 
sumed. 



MARCH, 1770. 549 

M r Speaker 

A Committee of this House having joined a Commit- 
h<JSL tee of your House on the Subject Matter of the Amend- 
ed 5*S?t£ ,,lt ~ ments made by this House to the ingrossed Bill intitled 
committetaf an Act for raising a Number of Watchmen for preserving 
g^nygjjjg"- good Order in and about the Town of Savannah, This 
ace Bin- House desires that they may by Message be acquainted 
with the i9ic) of your Committee thereon. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following words, viz 4 

Upper House of Assembly 12 th March 1770 

M r Speaker 

On report of the Committee of this House who.join- 
1 touted a Committee of your House in Conference on the 
j££f Subject Matter of the Amendments made by this House 
SSdJ^Si 8111 to the ingrossed Bill intitled an Act to regulate and as- 
OanfermiM- ^j^n the Rates of Wharfage, of Shipping, and Mer- 
chandize &c, This House doth agree to the amendments 
made to the said Bill at the said Conference. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 13 Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



550 



JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7\, Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 14 Martii 1770 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
bui ftn. com*. Houstoun, that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

Ho: to alien . 

•ndconwpartintitled an Act to enable the Commissioners appointed 

01 Common ox 

• craSm* ty an Act °* * e Gtt^ral Assembly of this Provmce in- 
titled "An Act for regulating the Town of Savannah 
and for ascertaining the Common thereunto belonging" 
to alien, and Convey to certain Persons and their Suc- 
cessors, In Trust, Part of the said Common for the Pur- 
pose of inclosing a Coemetry, or burial Ground, to which 
they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable House, 

R«d tfa* tint And the said Bill was read the first Time and ordered to 



Time. 



be read a second Time. 



Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Friday next. 

Also a Message by the said Sir Patrick Houstoun that 
the Commons House have passed a Bill intitled an Act 

tooe^eye»i to Continue the several Laws therein mentioned, to which 
they desire the Concurrence of this House, And the said 

Read the fint Bill was read the first Time and ordered to be read a 

Time /- *_.. 

Second Time. 



Bill fm. 
• to 



andalao 



Read a second 
Time 



Ordered That the same be now read a second Time. 
And the Bill was accordingly read a Second Time. 
And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 



Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 



Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 



MARCH, 1770. 561 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and re- 
SrencTon* 1 " sume d the free Conference with the Commons House 
JeSSed?? 1 on the Subject Matter of the Amendments made by this 
House to the Ingrossed Bill, intitled, an Act for order- 
ing and governing Slaves within this Province, and for 
establishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of Offences com- 
mitted by such Slaves and other Persons therein men- 
tioned, and to prevent the inveigling and Carrying away 
Slaves from their Masters, Owners, and Employers 



And ended. 



Which Conference being fully ended — The House 
was resumed. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



The Amend- 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis 15 Martii 1770 

M r Elliott from the Managers at the free Conference 
ence with the Commons House on the Subject Matter of 
fe^ce^to ^ the Amendments made by this House to the ingrossed 
reported. Bill intitled an Act for ordering and governing Slaves 
within this Province, and for establishing a Jurisdiction 
for the Trial of Offences committed by such Slaves and 
other Persons therein mentioned, and to prevent the in- 
veighling and carrying away Slaves from their Masters, 
Owners, and Employers, Reported that the House had 
resumed the free Conference with the Commons House, 
(entered into on the thirteenth day of February last) 
and had agreed upon divers Amendments to be made in 
the said Bill, which Amendments he read in his place, 



552 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And igned to. and *« delivered in at the Table where the same being 
again read were agreed to by the House 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following Words, viz* 

Upper House of Assembly 15 th March 1770 
M r Speaker 



Upon Report from the managers at the free Confer- 
omsTHoiwe ence of both Houses on the Amendments made by this 
H *" -? £tiL to House to the ingrossed Bill, intitled an Act for ordering 



to 



TJfMrm Rill 

madeattho and governing Slaves within this Province and for es- 
«** tablishing a Jurisdiction for the Trial of Offences com- 

mitted by such Slaves &c. &c. This House doth agree 
to the Amendments agreed upon at the said free Con- 
ference. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
SSeoSBiSf"i nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
■mSdLaws* mons House intitled an Act to Continue the several Laws 

therein men- « « 

tiomd. therein mentioned. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Johnson Reported 
Reported wta,- that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 

out Amenamt. ° ° 

he was directed to report the Same to the House without 
any Amendments, and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table. 

Ordered That the Bill intituled an Act to Continue 
the several Laws therein mentioned be now read a third 
Time. 

Reed m third And the ^ B jjj was accor< ji n gi y read a third Time. 



MARCH, 1770. 553 

Then the Question was put Whether this Bill shall 
pass 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
And sent to House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 

Coma. Hoom. 

and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 16 Martii 1770 

The Ordinance from the Commons House appointing 
ordinance Packers and Inspectors for the Ports of Savannah and 
packers and Sunbury and also Cullers and Inspectors of Lumber in 

Inspectors Ac ._. 

read a second the said Ports, was read a second Time 

Time. 

And it being proposed that the Ordinance be com- 
mitted. 

Ordered That the Ordinance be committed to a 
Committee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be now put into a Commit- 
tee upon the said Ordinance. 

Accordingly the House was immediately adjourned 
SSSeei^Se' during Pleasure and put into Committee upon the said 
—<*&■» Ordinance 

After some Time 



664 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 
Amtnd6d the Committee had gone throught the Ordinance and 
made one Amendment thereto which he was directed 
to Report when the Honourable House will please to re- 
ceive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received 

And M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole 
^Efflmd 1 ^ House reported the Amendments made to the said Or- 
dinance, Which Amendment being read a second Time 
was agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Ordinance from the Commons 
SESadTtme House appointing Packers and Inspectors for the Ports 
of Savannah and Sunbury, and also Cullers and Inspec- 
tors of Lumber in the said Ports, be now read a third 
Time. 

And the said Ordinance was accordingly read a third 
Time 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
Amendmt. with the Amendment shall pass?" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
And sent to the House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
0,116 dinance and desire their Concurrence in the Amendment 
iuade by this House thereto. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
pSrt^oSnon an ^°* to ena ble the Commissioners appointed by an Act 
tZ&MTteS?- * ti^ General Assembly of this Province intitled an 
Act for regulating the Town of Savannah and for as- 
certaining the Common thereunto belonging to Alien and 
Convey to certain Persons and their Successors, In Trust, 



MARCH, 1770. 555 

Part of the said Common for the purpose of inclosing a 
Ccemetry or burial Ground, was read a Second Time. 

And on a Motion made It was resolved that the said 
Bin referred to Bill be referred to M r Attorney general, for his Opinion 
Mtotheincor-how far the Incorporation intended by that Bill may be 

poration Clause r J J 

therein— proper. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
2f«So?Su l "i nt o a Committee on the Ordinance from the Commons 
^boSSSlS 1 * House appointing Andrew Elton Wells, Harbour Mas- 
ter for the Port of Savannah. 



ter inSavan- 



After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Elliott reported that 

Amended th e Committee had gone through the Ordinance and 

made an Amendment thereto which he was directed to 

report when the Honourable House will please to receive 

the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received. 

Accordingly M r Elliott from the Committee of the 
Amendment whole House reported the Amendment to the said Ordi- 
amedto^ 1 nance, which Amendment being read a second Time was 
agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Ordinance from the Commons 
Ordinance read House appointing Andrew Elton Wells, Harbour Master 
*~ for the Port of Savannah be now read a third Time. 

And the said Ordinance was accordingly read a third 
Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Ordinance 
$£2$^ an with the Amendment shall pass." 

It was resolved in the Affirmative 



566 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



And Mat to 



Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return th# said Or- 
dinance and desire their Concurrence in the Amendment 
made by this House thereto. 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati 17 Martii 1770 

And then the House adourned till Mon- 
day Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae 19 Martii 1770° 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 20 Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven oClock. 



MARCH, 1770. 657 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. 9 Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 21 Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis 22 Martii 1770 

The Master in Chancery reporting that he had two 

EfE££j££ ar# several Days attended the Commons House of Assembly 

i&fSrSS? m Order to return two Ordinances, that had been sent 

Mmmgetm. up by them and had been agreed to, in this House, and 

was both Days informed, by a Member of the Commons 

House, that the said Message would not be received 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery in the following words, 
viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 22 d March 1770 

M r Speaker 

This House having been informed that the Master in 
cSS'mSm Chancery had attended your House, Yesterday and this 
day, with a Message from this House, in Order to re- 
turn two Ordinances, and was both Days acquainted by 
a Member of your House that the said Message would 
not be received This House therefore desires to know 
whether your House gave Authority to any of your Mem- 
bers to give such Answer 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



658 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die. Veneris 23 Martii 1770° 

The Master in Chancery having reported that the Com- 
JJJJ^SjgJ 1 * mons House had received the Message, by him from this 
inchaneinr- jj ouse> to re turn two Ordinances mentioned in the Jour- 
nal of Yesterday. 



5£rtSS? f * of ft is Ordered That the Message of Yesterday ordered 
SS^Si-? u to be sent them, on that Head, be not delivered 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati 24 Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae 26 Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



MARCH, 1770. 559 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis 27° Martii 1770 
bui to prarmt M r Read presented to the House a Bill intitled an Act 

nuUiffDAnt Mid 

S25«» U *^*" to P revent ^ c bringing in and spreading of malignant 
■rated to th« an( j Contagious Distempers in this Province And the 
Raced mod read said Bill was received and read the first time and ordered 
totTfa * to be read a Second Time— 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time to 
Morrow 

A Petition from John Joachim Zubly, Cleric was pre- 
Petmonof Jno. sented to the House, and read setting forth that a Peti- 

Joachfan Zubly 

ci«k tooch^rtion'to annex a burying Ground to a Lot granted by his 
^f««Ceme-i a te Majesty for the use of his Subjects as profess the 
Westminster Confession of Faith (and amongst whom 
the Petitioner officiated as Minister) had been presented 
to the Commons House of Assembly and a Bill passed 
for the Purpose. That the Petitioner conceived that as 
every Freeholder had a legal and undeniable Property in 
the Common of Savannah where the said burying Ground 
was actually laid out So Protestant Dissenters were also 
intitled by that Liberty of Conscience secured to this 
Province in the Charter under which it was first settled, 
grounded as they humbly apprehended, on the indefeazi- 
ble Right of all Mankind, unmolested to bury their Dead, 
after the manner of their Religious Profession — The 
Petitiner being informed that some Difficulties upon the 
said Bill had arisen in the Upper House In behalf of him- 
gjJJthe*^!!! self and his Congregation prayed that he might be heard 
on the Premises in Person or by Council. 

Ordered That the Petition do lye upon the Table 
to be perused by the Members of this House 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



660 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii 28 Martii 1770 

The Bill intitled an Act to prevent the bringing in and 
^mp^wrn^ Spreading of malignant and Contagious Distempers in 
tto*- this Province, was read a Second Time. 

And it being proposed that the said Bill be committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Box that 

BIH ft» Conn. 

HooMfora the Commons House have passed a Bill, intitled, an Act 

Duty on No- 

i EX£!i li * r " * or granting to his Majesty and imposing a Duty on 



Negroes and Merchandize imported into this Province, 
to which they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 
Rcftdttofint House, And the said Bill was read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a second Time — 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time on 
Friday next. 

It being proposed that the House be adjourned dur- 
Bfflforaikniiv ing Pleasure and put into a Committee on the ingrossed 

Pvrt of Ootn~ 

mop for um of Bill from the Commons House intitled an Act to enable 
the Commissioners appointed by an Act of the General 
Assembly of this Province intitled, "an Act for regulat- 
ing the Town of Savannah and for ascertaining the 
Common thereunto belonging" to, alien and Convey to 
certain Persons and their Successors, In Trust, part of 
the said Common for the Puipose of inclosing a Ccemetry 
or Burial Ground 



to 
tod- 



MARCH, 1770. 561 

It is Ordered That the Commitm* of the said Bill be 
SJtSJSd' *tm postponed untill John Joachim Zubly, Clerk be heard on 
h«rd U on his his Petition presented to this House on Tuesday last 

Petition— , t « -m 1 r 

agreeable to the Prayer thereof 



zuw^to^tteid Ordered That the said M r Zubly have Notice to at- 
onPrk^y ten( j ^ s House for that purpose on Friday next 

A Memorial of Samuel Frink, Clerk, Rector of Christ 
s^aiiPrink Church Parish in the said Province addressed to his Ex- 
chlSt church cellency the Governour and the Members of his Majesty's 
/Slfeodtol 11 * 1 honourable Council, was laid before the House and read 
Cemetery getting forth (inter alia) That the Memorialist begged 
Leave to remonstrate that the Commons House of As- 
sembly had lately passed a Bill for granting part of the 
Common of the Town of Savannah for the use of a 
Ccemetry, for the Dissenters of the said Town, upon 
which extraordinary Indulgence of that honourable 
House the Memorialist could not but observe that a Prec- 
edent of that Nature would be attended with manifest 
Inconveniences as every different Sect and Denomination 
cf Christians as well as those who totally differ from the 
Church of Christ in Dicipline and Principle, might think 
themselves intitled to the same Indulgence which he ap- 
prehended, with great Deference, would be contrary to 
Law, and the established Usage in such Cases The Me- 
morialist, on the Occasion, whatever Sentiments of Char- 
ity he might entertain for the Dissenters from the Church 
of England, as a Member and Minister of that Church 
could not answer it to his Superiors and Employers at 
Home, to his Excellency as Ordinary, and to his own 
Conscience, should he suffer such an Attack upon the 
Priviledges of the established Church to be made unno- 
ticed by him. — The Surplice Fees in this Province were 
so trifling as to be scarce worth Notice, yet small as 
they were, if the Memorialist had a Right to, he certainly 
ought not to be deprived of them, which, should the Bill 

86 o r— vol 17 



*62 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

in Question be passed the upper House and assented to 
by his Excellency he apprehended would be the Case 
with Respect to the Funerals of Dissenters, Therefore 
praying that, seriously weighing the Importance of the 
Bill and how far the Memorialist, as Rector of the Parish 
of Christ Church, or rather the Church of England as 
established by Law, might be effected by the Conse- 
quences his Excellency and their Honours would do 
therein as should seem equitable and right, And that, 
should be thought expedient to pass the said Bill, the 
Rights of the Church and the Memorialist might be prop- 
erly preserved therein. 



Mr. Frfak or- 
dered to be 
beard on his 
Memorial on 
Friday next— 



Ordered That M r Samuel Frink be heard on his said 
Memorial on Friday next 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis 29 Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris 30 Martii 1770 

The Reverend John Joachim ZuMy, Clerk being intro- 
ife FrtaifboUi d ucec * was heard in Support of his Petition presented to 
attentoar were this House respecting a Bill already passed the Com- 
h6Md " mon9 House, and noyr before this House for aliening 



MARCH, 1770. 563 

part of the Common to inclose a Ccemetry or burial 
Ground for those in this Province professing the West- 
minster Confession of Faith — After which he was di- 
rected to withdraw 

And the Reverend Samuel Frink, Rector of the Parish 
of Christ Church, being introduced was heard on the 

And wai'a Aim 

noted to with- Subject matter of his Memorial relative to the said 

draw— 

Coemetry — After which he was directed to withdraw 

g^bejSTi*5 And M r President opened the Bill, And a Motion was 
J2*^;gj»-made that the House be now put into a Committee upon 
wnforcame- the said Bill. 

It was resolved in the Negative. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the. ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
an Act to enable the Commissioners appointed by an Act 
of the General Assembly of this Province intitled "an 
™ t £J«2J ! ^ "Act for regulating the Town of Savannah and for as- 
«f June next- u ce rtaining the Common thereunto belonging" to Alien 
and Convey to certain Persons and their Successors, In 
Trust, Part of the said Common for the Purpose of in- 
closing a Coemetry or burial Ground on the first day of 
June next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
Doty Bin read an Act for granting to his Majesty, and imposing a Duty 
on Negroes and Merchandize imported into this Prov- 
ince, was read a second Time — 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House 



564 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on the twelfth Day of April next 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put into 
5iSE£iiS n "a Committee on the Bill intitled an Act to prevent the 
temp«r rui- bringing into and spreading of malignant and contagious 
Distempers in this Province. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Powell reported that 
the Committee had gone through the Bill and made sev- 
eral Amendments thereto which he was directed to report 
when the Honourable House will please to receive the 
same. 

Ordered That the report be received on Monday 
next 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Sabbati 31 Martii 1770 

The House adjourned till Monday 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Dfe Lunae 2 Aprilis 1770 
A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke 



APRIL, 1770. 565 

Bfli fm. com.. that the Commons House have passed a Bill intitled an 
2nSt f rRJS Act for laying out a Road in the Parish of Saint Philip, 
Parish aS^-" and impowering Commissioners to establish Ferries to 
and from the Town of Sunbury, And also for laying out 
a Road from the Town of Queensborough to join the 
Newington Road leading to Savannah and for clearing 
the River great Ogechee, to which they desire the Con- 
currence of this Honourable House, And the said Bill 
Read the Ant was read the first Time and ordered to be read a Second 

Time. 

Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be Read a Second Time on 
Wednesday. 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 
Amendmts. reported the Amendments made to the Bill intitled an 

to malignant 

Dtetemper Bui Act to prevent the bringing into and Spreading of ma- 
lignant and contagious Distempers in this Province 

And agreed to. w ^^ c h Amendments be (8lc) read twice, were agreed to 
by the House. 

It is resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act 
TWe^ the Bui intitled an Act to Amend an Act, intitled an Act to pre- 
vent the bringing into and spreading of malignant and 
contagious Distempers in this Province, to oblige Mas- 
ters or Commanders of Vessels going out of any Port 
within the same first to produce a Passport from the 
Governor or Commander in Chief to prevent the har- 
bouring of Sick Sailors and others, and for the regulat- 
ing and well ordering of the Lazaretto upon the Island 
of Tybee. 

Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 



And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



566 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 3 Aprilis 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning. Eleven oClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii 4 Aprilis 1770° 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
S'tLS 11 "^ an Act for laying out a Road in the Parish of Saint 
Philip, and impowering Commissioners to establish Fer- 
ries to and from the Town of Sunbury, and also for lay- 
ing out a Road from the Town of Queensborough to 
join the Newington Road leading to Savannah and for 
clearing the river great Ogechee, was read a second 
Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Friday next. 



Bill to amend 
and explain 
Parish Act 
presented— 



M r Mackay presented to the House a Bill to amend 
and explain an Act for constituting and dividing the 
several Districts and Divisions of this Province into 
Parishes, and for establishing of religious Worship there- 
in according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church 
of England, and also for impowering the Church War- 
dens and Vestry men of the respective Parishes to assess 



APRIL, 1770. 667 

Reoeivod Rates for the Repair of Churches, the relief of the Poor, 
and other Parochial Services So far as relates to the 
Coemetry or burial Ground for the Parish of Christ 
Church, And the said Bill was received 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning, Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis 5 Aprilis 1770 

The ingrossed Bill intitled an Act, to amend an Act, 
MjjHffn«y>to- intitled, an Act to prevent the bringing into and spread- 
wjd^twrd j n g f malignant and contagious Distempers in this Prov- 
ince, to oblige Masters or Commanders of Vessels going 
out of any Port within the same first to produce a pass- 
port from the Governor or Commander in Chief, to 
prevent the harbouring of Sick Sailors and others, and 
for the regulating and well ordering of the Lazaretto 
upon the Island of Tybee was read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill Shall 
pass 

PMiad It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
[ouse by the Master in Chancer 
desiring their Concurrence thereto. 



And tent to House by the Master in Chancery, with the said Bill 

Corns House J j> 



The Bill intitled an Act, to amend and explain an Act 
B^«m«id f r constituting and dividing the several Districts and 
^M^ths first Divisions of this Province into Parishes, and for estab- 
lishing of religious Worship therein according to the 
Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England and also 



568 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

for impowering the Church Wardens and Vestrymen of 
the respective Parishes to assess Rates for the repair of 
Churches, the Relief of the Poor and other Parochial 
Services, So far as relates to the Coemetry or burial 
Ground for the Parish of Christ Church, was read the 
first Time and ordered to be read a second Time 

Ordered That the Bill be read a Second Time to 
Morrow. 

1 And then the House adjourned till to 

\ Morrow Morning Eleven oClock. 



etery for the 
Jews— 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 6° Aprilis 1770 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke 
Bin fm. Com*, that the Commons House have passed a Bill intituled 

Ho: to alien l 

£j£?OT?Si»- an Act to enable the Commissioners appointed in and by 
an Act of the General Assembly of this Province intit- 
uled "an Act for regulating the Town of Savannah and 
"for ascertaining the Common thereunto belonging" to 
alien and convey to certain persons and their Successors, 
In Trust, Part of the said Common for the Purpose of 
inclosing a Coemetry or burial Ground for the Inhabitants 
of the said Town of Savannah professing the Jewish 
Religion, and the said Bill was read the first Time and 
ordered to be read a second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a second Time on 
Monday next. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
2SSI:SiR3S^ nto a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
Bm " mons House intituled an Act for laying out a Road in 



Read the first 
Time. 



APRIL, 1770. 569 

the Parish of Saint Philip, and impowering Commis- 
sioners to establish Ferries to and from the Town of 
Sunbury and also for laying out a Road from the Town 
of Queensborough to join the Newington Road leading 
to Savannah and for clearing the River great Ogechee 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, And M r Powell reported 
Rwrted wth.- that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 

out Amendmt. ° ° 

he was directed to report the same to the House with- 
out any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time To 
Morrow. 

The Bill intituled an Act to amend and explain an 
ft^iS 6 ?^ Act, for constituting and dividing the several Districts 
2dTto£ Tmd * and Divisions of this Province into Parishes, and for 
establishing of religious Worship therein according to 
the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England and 
also for impowering the Church Wardens and Vestry 
Men of the Respective Parishes to Assess Rates for the 
Repair of Churches, the relief of the Poor and other 
Parochial Services So far as relates to the Coemetry or 
burial Ground for the Parish of Christ Church was read 
a Second Time 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 



870 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati 7 Aprilis 1770 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
{JJSS^Bur'into a Committee on the Bill intituled an Act to amend 
rawdPwiih an d explain an Act for constituting and dividing the sev- 
Act "~ eral Districts and Divisions of this Province into Par- 

ishes and for establishing of religious Worship therein- 
according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church 
of England, and also for impowering the Church War- 
dens and Vestrymen of the respective Parishes to assess 
Rates for the repair of Churches, the Relief of the Poor, 
and other Parochial Services, So far as relates to the 
Ccemetry or burial Ground for the Parish of Christ 
Church. 

After some Time 



PtSMd 



The House was resumed and M r Mackay reported 
^wthj- that the Committee had gone through the Bill and that 
he was directed to report the same to the House without 
any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. 

bui insroaMd. Ordered That the Bill be ingrossed. 

An ingrossed Bill intitled an Act, to Amend and ex- 
plain an Act, for constituting and dividing the several 
Districts and Divisions of this Province into Parishes 
and for establishing of Religious Worship therein ac- 
cording to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of 
England, and also for impowering the Church Wardens 
and Vestrymen of the Respective Parishes to assess 
Rates for the repair of Churches the Relief of the Poor, 
and other Parochial Services, So far as relates to the 
Ccemetry or burial Ground for the Parish of Christ 



APRIL, 1770. 671 

„j » turd Church, was read a third Time and some Amendments 
made by the House to the Bill 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

pm»«i It was resolved in the Affirmative 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
cS&FhJZS" House by the Master in Chancery with the said Bill 
desiring their Concurrence thereto. 



Message fm. 

Corns. Ho: 



A Message from the Commons House, by M r Glen 
that the Commons House have agreed to the ingrossed 
mKrSS^Dto- Bill from this House, intitled an Act, to amend an Act, 
SSafs^S? 1 intitled an Act to prevent the bringing into and Spread- 
ing of malignant and contagions Distempers in this 
Province, to oblige Masters or Commanders of Vessels 
going out of any Port within the same, first to produce 
a Passport from the Governor or Commander in Chief 
to prevent the harbouring of Sick Sailors and others, 
and for the regulating and well ordering of the Lazaretto 
upon the Island of Tybee, with some Amendments, to 
which they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 
House The House forthwith proceeded to take in Con- 

Amendments 

2J£d e £L and sideration the Amendments made by the Commons House 
to the said Bill, and the said Amendments being read 
twice were agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
c£lJ*HoSse House by the Master in Chancery acquainting them that 
AfMndmts- this House agree to the Amendments made by their 
House to the said Bill. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
rSilTtar 1311 Act f° r laying out a Road in the Parish of Saint 
Philip, and impowering Commissioners to establish Fer- 
ries to and from the Town of Sunbury, and also for 



572 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

laying out a Road from the Town of Queensborough to 
join the Newington Road leading to Savannah and for 
clearing the River great Ogechee, was read a third Time 
and some Amendments were made thereto by the House 
in the Title of the said Bill 

Resolved That the Title of the Bill be an Act, for 
221JJ& theBm laying out a Road in the Parish of Saint Philip, and 
impowering Commissioners to establish Ferries to and 
from the Town of Sunbury; and also for laying out a 
Road from the Town of Queensborough to join a Road 
directed by former Act, of the general Assembly to be 
laid out from Horse Creek to the Newington Road and 
for clearing the River great Ogechee. 



Passed 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill with 
the Amendments shall pass" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
And sent to House by the Master in Chancery, to return the said 

Corns* House. 

Bill and desires their Concurrence in the Amendments 
made by this House thereto. 

A Memorial of Sundry Freeholders and Inhabitants 
F^eeSSden ot°^ ^ Town of Savannah whose names are thereunto 
£S33S?Bfii subscribed was presented to the House and read setting 
Snieto^fX forth that the Memorialists were well informed that a 
e jews- p e tition had been received by the Honourable the Com- 
mons House of Assembly from the few Inhabitants of 
Savannah who professed the Jewish Religion praying 
for a certain Spot of Ground on the Common to be 
aliened and conveyed to them for the purpose of inclos- 
ing a Ccemetry or burial Ground, which they alledged 
although it did not Appear from any Record was for- 
merly allotted them by General Oglethorpe for the pur- 
pose aforesaid — That the Memorialists were likewise 



APRIL, 1770. 573 

informed that the Commons House in Consequence of 
the said Petition had given Leave to bring in a Bill 
agreeable to the Prayer thereof — That the Memorialists 
were apprehensive should such a Bill pass into a Law 
it would be attended with very detrimental Consequences 
to the Memorialists and the Lotholders of Savannah in 
general, as the Spot of Ground desired was so contiguous 
to many of the Houses on the South part of the Town 
that it would become a Nuisance and in some measure 
prevent the extending the Town that way, and would 
also be a means of lessening the Value of many of the 
Lots, as they apprehend no Person would choose to buy 
or rent an House whose Windows looked into a Burial 
Ground of any kind particularly one belonging to a 
People who might be presumed, from Prejudice x>f Edu- 
cation to have imbibed Principles entirely repugnant to 
hSt^toc^n- those of our most holy Religion And praying to be 
pj^finto* heard by their Council against the said Bill passing into 
a Law 

Ordered That the Memorial to lye upon the Table 
to be perused by the Members of this House 

And then the House adjourned till 
Monday Morning Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Lunae 9 Aprilis 1770 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
bui for aliening an Act to enable the Commissioners appointed in and 

Comon to in- . 

t£t£^£%F by an Act of the general Assembly of this Province m- 

**•* M Time ~ titled "An Act for regulating the Town of Savannah 

"and for ascertaining the Common thereunto belonging"* 



*74 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

to alien and Convey to certain Persons and their Succes- 
sors In Trust, Part of the said Common for the purpose 
of inclosing a Ccemetry or burial Ground for the Inhabi- 
tants of the Town of Savannah professing the Jewish 
Religion was read a Second Time. 

And a Petition of divers Inhabitants of the Town of 
£S2S£«u Savannah professing the Jewish Religion whose names 
itetontiisup- were thereunto subscribed, was also presented to the 
Um- House and read Setting forth, That a Bill having passed 

the Commons House of Assembly for allowing to the Pe- 
titioners a certain part of the Common of the said Town 
for the Purpose of a burying Ground, which was for- 
merly allotted them by General James Oglethorpe, and 
the same being before this House, and the Petitioners 
having Information that a Number of the Inhabitants 
of the said Town had presented or intended to present 
And rmFin*to a Petition ag^nst the said Bill passing into a Law Hum- 
S^dv^or bl y P^yed that they might be heard by one or more of 
council- themselves or by their Council in Support of the said 
Bill. 

And it being thereupon proposed that the Bill be Com- 
mitted 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Wednesday next. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 



APRIL, 1770. 



676 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis io° Aprilis 1770 

The House was adjourned till to Mor- 
row Morning Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii n° Aprilis 1770 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 

JJjSSSj^'into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 

cemitw?for mons House, intitled an Act to enable the Commissioners 

th * JeWr ~ appointed in and by an Act of the General Assembly 

of this Province intitled "An Act for regulating the 

Town of Savannah and for ascertaining the Common 

thereunto belonging" to alien and Convey to certain 

Persons and their Successors, In Trust, Part of the said 

Common for the purpose of inclosing a Ccemetry or 

burial Ground for the Inhabitants of the said Town of 

Savannah professing the Jewish Religion 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M* Elliott reported that 
Amended the Committee had gone through the Bill and made 
several Amendments thereto which he was directed to 
report when the honourable House will please to re- 
ceive the same 

Bepertof Ordered That the Report be received on the second 

to be reed, the day of June next. 

9d June next ' 

The House was again adjourned during Pleasure and 



676 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Hoaae to Com. P 11 * * nto a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
to^!dEi!L Commons House intitled an Act to amend an Act intit- 
t4o ° Law "~ uled an Act to ascertain the manner and form of elect- 
ing Members to represent the Inhabitants of this Prov- 
ince in the Commons House of Assembly. 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Read reported that 
Reported wth.- the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that 

oat Amendmt. 

he was directed to report the same to the House with- 
out any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 
Table 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. f Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis 12 Aprilis 1770 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
Bin to amend an Act to amend an Act intitled an Act to ascertain the 

Election Law 

w*^a third Manner and Form of Electing Members to represent the 
Inhabitants of this Province in the Commons House 
of Assembly, was read a third Time 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

Passed It was resolved in the affirmative. 

And sent to the Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
com*. Home House by the Master in Chancery to return the said 



APRIL, 1770. 577 

Bill and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to 
the same without any Amendment. 

The Order of the Day was read for the House to be 
DS^wnS^put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
i>&- Commons House intitled "an Act for granting to his 

Majesty and imposing a Duty on Negroes and Merchan- 
dize imported into this Province, It was moved that the 
House should be put into a Committee thereupon: after 
debate 

It was resolved That the Committment of the said 
Bill be adjourned Sine Die 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris 13 Aprilis 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati 14 Aprilis 1770 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governor, signed by his 
Excellency which he was directed to lay before this 
House, and he delivered it in at the Table, where the 
said Message was read, and is as follows viz* 

87 or— vol 17 



578 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Honourable Gentlemen 
I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 



th* aovera£ untill Thursday the twenty fourth Day of this Instant 

adjourning the A «ii r«-r^» «<••»• 

April, then to meet for the Dispatch of Business, and 
it is accordingly adjourned to the 24 th Instant 

Given under my Hand at Savannah this 
14 th Day of April 1770 



James Wright 



To the Hon b,e the President and 
Members of the upper House 
Assembly — 



nd 1 

of } 



Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day 

And then the House adjourned till Tues- 
day the 24 th April Eleven oClock in the 
Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of 7\, Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 24 Aprilis 1770 

M r President informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency the Governor signed by his 
Excellency, which he was directed to lay before this 
House, and he delivered it in at the Table, where the 
said Message was read and is as follows viz* 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the upper House of Assembly 



MAY, 1770. £79 

A^jtitor^ untill Tuesday the first Day of May next then to meet 
for the Dispatch of Business, and it is accordingly ad- 
journed to the first of May next 

Given under my Hand at Savannah this 
24 th Day of Aprjl 1770 



James Wright 



To the Hon ble the President and 
Members of the upper House 
Assembly 



nd 1 

of } 



Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be ad- 
journed over to that Day. 

And then the House adjourned till Tues- 
day the First Day of May Eleven 
oClock in the Forenoon. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Marti s i° Maii 1770 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke 
Biu fm. coms. that the Commons House have passed a Bill intitled An 

House ap- 

^ectort^f appointing Inspectors of Tobacco, and to prevent t 

Tobacco &c- the Exoortation of bad and unmerchantable Tobacco, 

to which they desire the Concurrence of this Honourable 

House. 

Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill in- 

f^clSis? 04 ' titled an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of 

House- Three thousand three hundred and Fifty five Pounds 

Nine Shillings and One farthing, for the use and, support 

of the Government of Georgia for the Year 1770, to be 



580 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

raised at certain Rates, and after the Method therein 
mentioned, for the more effectual Collecting of Arrears, 
And for exempting the Parishes of Saint David Saint 
Patrick, Saint Thomas, and Saint Mary, they not being 
represented, to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
Honourable House. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House, intitled 
SEnStiSie an Act for appointing Inspectors of Tobacco, and to pre- 
vent the Exportation of bad and unmerchantable To- 
bacco, was read the first Time, and ordered to be read a 
and also second Time. 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time. 



Read a second 
Time 



And the said Bill was accordingly read a Second 
Time 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Bill on Thursday next. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
Tax Bm read an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Three 
thousand three hundred and fifty five pounds Nine Shill- 
ings and one farthing for the use and Support of the 
Government of Georgia for the Year 1770, to be raised 
at certain Rates and after the Method therein men- 
tioned for the more effectual Collecting of Arrears and 
for exempting the Parishes of Saint David, Saint Patrick, 
Saint Thomas, and Saint Mary, they not being represent- 
ed, was read the first Time, and ordered to be read a sec- 
ond Time. 



MAY, 1770. 581 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a second Time. 

And the said Bill was accordingly read a second Time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be committed. 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put be put into a Com- 
mittee upon the said Bill to Morrow. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii 2 Maii 1770 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Groeme in the following words viz* 

Commons House of Assembly 2 d May 1770 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the 
Message fm. Amendments made by your House to the ingrossed Bill 
siring c<mfe£ from this House intitled an Act for laying out a Road 

ence on the ■ 

Araendmts. to in the Parish of Saint Philip &c. have agreed to all the 
said Amendments except one, therefore the House de- 
sires you will appoint a Committee to join a Committee 
of this House on the Subject Matter of the said Amend- 
ment 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 



fl82 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



Tax Bill in 
Committee 



into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House intitled an Act for granting to his Majesty 
the Sum of three thousand three hundred and fifty five 
pounds Nine Shillings and one farthing for the use and 
Support of the Government of Georgia for the Year 
1770 to be raised at certain rates and after the Method 
therein mentioned for the more effectual collecting of 
Arrears and for exempting the Parishes of Saint David, 
Saint Patrick, Saint Thomas, and Saint Mary they not 
being represented 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell reported that 

Reported wth.- the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third time on Fri- 
day next 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis 3 Maii 1770 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Ordiimnee fm. Houstoun, that the Commons House have passed an Or- 

Coma House - r 

*£ ^SSScw" dinance for reappointing Benjamin Franklin, Esquire, 

jSTnSt 11 * Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province in Great 

Britain to commence the first Day of June next, and to 

Continue for Oiie Ytar, to which they desire the Con- 



MAY, 1770. 



583 



Read the first 
Time 



and also 



currence of this Honourable House, and the said Ordi- 
nance was read the first Time and ordered to be read a 
Second Time — 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a Second 
Time. 



And then the said Ordinance was accordingly read a 

Read a second _ f m . & J 

Time. Second Time. 



And it being proposed that the Ordinance be commit- 



ted 



Ordered That the Ordinance be committed to a 
Committee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
upon the said Ordinance to Morrow. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following words viz* 



Message to 
Corns. Ho: 
agreeing to 
Conference 
on Amendmt. 
to Road Bill 



House 
adjourned. 



Upper House of Assembly 3 d May 1770 

M r Speaker 

The upper House agrees to the Conference desired by 
your House on the Amendment made by this House to 
the ingrossed Bill, intitled, an Act for laying out a Road 
in the Parish of Saint Philip, and impowering Commis- 
sioners to establish Ferries &c. &c. have named a Com- 
mittee for that purpose and do appoint the same to be 
held in the Room adjoining the Council Chamber imme- 
diately — Committee James Mackay and James Read 
Esq™ 

The House being informed that a Committee of the 
Commons House attended the Conference, the House 



684 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

enhance was adjourned during Pleasure and the Committee went 
to the said Conference. 

Which being ended 

The House was resumed, and M r Mackay reported 
22S£ed that the Committee, had joined a Committee of the Com- 
mons House in Conference on the Subject Matter of the 
Am^mtto^ Amendment made by this House to the ingrossed Bill 
to at confer- f rom the Commons House in titled an Act for laying out 
a Road in the Parish of Saint Philip and impowering 
Commissioners to establish Ferries &c; And that the 
Committee from the Commons House had agreed to the 
said Amendment 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
ASfor*reS£ an ^ ct * or f urt h er amending an Act, intitled an Act, for 
slS55i?5kc n rf regulating the Town of Savannah and for ascertaining 

the Common thereunto belonging, was read a third 

Time. 



read a third 
Time. 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

Paaaed It was resolved in the Affirmative 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
Com* HoLe! House by the Master in Chancery to return the said 
Bill and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to 
the same without any Amendment 

The House adjourned during Pleasure and put into a 
SSSJjJi 00111 " Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the Commons 
Tobacco Bui- House intitled an Act for appointing Inspectors of To- 
bacco, and to prevent the Exportation of bad and un- 
merchantable Tobacco. 

After some Time 



MAY, 1770. 



585 



The House was resumed, And M r Graham reported 

Sj^SS^SSt" that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and that 

he was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 

Ordered That the Bill be read a third Time to Mor- 
row 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in the following words viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 3 d May 1770. 

M r Speaker 



This House desires that they may have laid before 
gj^Mto^them the Correspondence that has passed between M r 
2£^ nd " Benjamin Franklin and the Publick during the Time he 
has been appointed Agent for this Province 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 



Tax Bill read 
•SdTlme. 



Die Veneris 4 Maii 1770 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
an Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of three 
thousand three hundred and Fifty five pounds, nine Shill- 
ings and one farthing for the use and Support of the 
Government of Georgia for the year 1770 to be raised 
at Certain Rates and after the method therein mentioned, 
for the more effectual Collecting of Arrears, and for 



686 TOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

exempting the Parishes of Saint David, Saint Patrick, 
Saint Thomas and Saint Mary, they not being represent- 
ed was read a third Time 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

5SSd^ trat It was resolved in the Affirmative 

and 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
gmiubo Com.. House by the Master in Chancery to return the said 
Bill and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to 
the same without any amendment. 

The House was adjourned during Pleasure and put 
£ : OT C onit it ^ nto a Committee on the Ordinance from the Commons 
pSntfaTpi£ House for reappointing Benjamin Franklin, Esquire, 
tSmSmmmtt Agent to Sollicit the affairs of this Province in Great 

Britain to commence the first Day of June next and to 

Continue for one Year 

After some Time 

The House was resumed and M r Graham reported 

SS?°5^ndSt! ftat the Committee had gone through the Ordinance, 

and that he was directed to report the same to the 

House without any Amendment, and he delivered the 

Ordinance in at the Table 

Ordered That the Ordinance be now read a third 
Time 

And the same was accordingly read a third Time and 
Rgrf » third some Amendments were made by the House to the said 
Ordinance 



And passed. 



Then the Question wa$ put "Whether this Ordinance 
with the Amendments shall pass" 



MAY, 1770. 



587 



And sent to 



It was resolved in the affirmative 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
cSSJFnSlm House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Or- 
dinance and desire their Concurrence in the Amend- 
ments made by this House thereto. 

The ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intitled 
SJdTthSd an Act for appointing Inspectors of Tobacco, and to 
Time- prevent the Exportation of bad and unmerchantable 

Tobacco was read a third Time. 



Pasted 



Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 



pass: 



It was resolved in the affirmative 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
o^«."HouJe! House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati 5 Maii 1770 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Groeme 
comsTHoSe ^at ^ Commons House have agreed to the Amend- 
SSelSSts ments made by this House to the Ordinance for reap- 
^i^JSSSJ pointing Benjamin Franklin, Esquire, Agent to Sollicit 
A * ent ~ the Affairs of this Province in Great Britain to commence 



588 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

the first Day of June next and to Continue for one 
Year 

Also that the Commons House have passed a Bill 

H?:«ie2Sr entitled an Act for impowering Commissioners to assess 

wSSSt** to the Inhabitants of the Town of Savannah in the Sum of 

Tinmh- £200.. 13.. 4: and also to impower the Treasurer to issue 

Certificates for the Sum of £100.. 6.. 8. to be sunk by the 

next general Tax Act for supporting a Watch in the 

Town of Savannah, to which they desire the Concurrence 

R«*dth«fiMt °f th* s Honourable House — And the said Bill was read 

the first Time, and ordered to be read a Second Time. 



Time. 

and also 



Ordered That the Bill be now read a Second Time. 



R«d a second ^nd j t j^g proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House 

Ordered That the House be now put into a Com- 
mittee upon the said Bill 

Accordingly the House was adjourned during pleasure 
m8KSon Com " an cl put into a Committee on the ingrossed Bill from the 
watch Bui- Commons House intitled an Act for impowering Com- 
missioners to assess the Inhabitants of the Town of Sa- 
vannah in the Sum of £200.. 13.. 4: And also to impower 
the Treasurer to issue Certificates for the Sum of 
£100.. 6.. 8 to be sunk by the next general Tax for sup- 
porting a Watch in the Town of Savannah 

After some Time 

The House was resumed, and M r Jones reported that 

oat Amendmtthe Committee had gone through the Bill and that he 

was directed to report the same to the House without 

any Amendment, and he delivered the Bill in at the 

Table. 



MAY, 1770. 589 

Ordered That the Bill be now read a third Time. 
Read a third And the Bil j was accor( iingly read a third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

Passed ft was resolved in the affirmative 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
c^efH^Sse House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and acquaint them that this House hath agreed to the 
same without any Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned till Mon- 
day Morning, Eleven oClock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae 7 Maii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis 8° Maii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven o'Clock 



590 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii 9 Maii 1770 

The House adjourned till to Morrow 
Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia., Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis io° Maii 1770 

His Excellency the Governor came to this (8ic) and 
the Go^JtJZ sent a Message to the Commons House by the Master 
the following in Chancery requiring their attendance in the Council 
Cha.nber immediately. 

Accordingly M r Speaker with the Commons House at- 
tended, and his Excellency was pleased to give his As- 
sent to the following Bills, viz 1 

An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of £3355.. 
T*xAct 9.. 034 for the use and support of the Government of 
Georgia for the Year 1770 to be raised at certain 
rates and after the method therein mentioned, for the 
more effectual collecting of arrears, and for exempting 
the Parishes of Saint David, S 1 Patrick, S 1 Thomas 
and S l Mary they not being represented. 



Negro Act 



An Act for ordering and governing Slaves within this 
Province and for establishing a Jurisdiction for the 
Trial of such Slaves, and other Persons therein men- 
tioned and to prevent the inveigling and carrying 
away Slaves from their Masters, Owners, or Employ- 
ers. 



MAY, 1770. 591 

An Act for further amending an Act, intituled an Act 
A&fSr*!^ for the better regulating the Town of Savannah and 
of s»Th.°22! for ascertaining the Common thereunto belonging 



Watch Act. 



An Act for empowering Commissioners to assess the In- 
habitants of the Town of Savannah in the Sum of 
£200.. 13.. 4, and also to empower the Treasurer to 
issue Certificates for the Sum of £100.. 6.. 8, to be 
sunk by the next general Tax for supporting a Watch 
in the Town of Savannah. 

An Act far appointing Inspectors of Tobacco and to pre- 
ToUcco Act vent the Exportation of bad and unmerchantable To- 
bacco, 

An Act to amend an Act intituled an Act to prevent the 
Act to^revent bringing into and spreading* of malignant, and Con- 
bringMn maife- tagious Distempers in this Province, to oblige Masters 
SS^Dte? 11 " or Commanders of Vessels going out of any Port 
tempen *c w jthin the same, first to produce a passport from the 
Governor or Commander in Chief, to prevent the har- 
bouring of Sick Sailors, and others, and for the regu- 
lating and well ordering of the Lazaretto upon the 
Island of Tybee. 

An Act to regulate and ascertain the Rates of Wharfage, 
Acttoresuiate of Shipping: and Merchandize, and also to ascertain 

and ascertain i r o > 

wharfage &L ^e ^ ates °f Storeage in the several Ports of this 
Province, and for the better Regulation of Wharfs and 
of Shipping, in the said Ports, and for ascertaining 
the Duty of an Harbour Master for the Port of Sa- 
vannah 

•mnfim? An Act to continue the several Laws therein mentioned 

An Act for An Act for raising a Number of Watchmen for preserv- 
men mtc " ing good Order in and about the Town of Savannah 



Harbour Mas- 
ter 



592 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

An Ordinance for reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq 1 " 
MpirtrtSns Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province in great 
xjent 01 * 1 Britain to commence the first day of June next and to 

continue for One Year. 

Ordinance ^ n Ordinance for appointing Packers and Inspectors for 
tSekmplSd the P°rts of Savannah and Sunbury, and also Cullers 
inspector* *c and i nspectors f L um t>er in the said Ports. 

appointing ^ n Ordinance for appointing Andrew Elton Wells, Har- 
bour Master for the Port of Savannah. 

The two following Bills having passed both Houses 
were also presented for his Excellency's Assent viz* 

A Bill intituled an Act to amend an Act, intituled an 
aaMnuid to. Act, to ascertain the manner and Form of electing 
Members to represent the Inhabitants of this Province 
in the Commons House of Assembly. 

A Bill intituled an Act for laying out a Road in the 
Parish of S l Philip, and empowering Commissioners 
to establish Ferries to and from the Town of Sun- 
bury and also for laying out a Road from the Town 
of Queensborough to join a Road directed by a former 
Act of the general Assembly to be laid out from Horse 
Creek, to the Newington Road, and for clearing the 
River great Ogechee. 

And his Excellency made answer that he would con- 
sider of those Bills. 

And then his Excellency made the following Speech 
to both Houses of Assembly Viz* 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

I thank you for the great and very proper Attention 
^spMdTto you have given to the public Business during this Ses- 

both Houses— 

sion 



MAY, 1770. 593 

And M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly 

I am to thank you for the Supplies you have granted 
for the Service of the present Year, but there is one 
Thing that I recommend to you which has proved un- 
successful! I mean the Bill relating to Indian Affairs, 
the Utility and Necessity of which (if possible) appears 
more and more every Day; however as the Season is 
so far advanced, I cannot now recommend it to your 
Reconsideration, but hope every Gentleman will during 
the Recess inform and prepare himself in such a Manner 
that at our next Meeting, something effectual may be 
agreed upon relative to this Point so essential to the 
Peace and Safety of the Province 

James Wright 

And then his Excellency was pleased to ask whether 
the House had any further Business before them Where- 
upon M r Speaker, answered that the Commons House 
had some Things yet to consider of And then M r 
Speaker with the Commons House withdrew. 

House roomed And M r President resuming the Chair 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
com!r < Ho? a de- by M r Grceme, That the Commons House were of Opin- 
SSSe^rSfa ion that the Bill intituled an Act to Amend an Act, 
?co^ttee°of to ascertain the Manner and Form of electing Members 
draw*. op «n .to represent the Inhabitants of this Province in the 

Addrwit to nis 

j^^t^ch- Commons House of Assembly would be of great Ad- 
Sot SSrtJd 1 * vantage to this Province, which Bill passed both Houses 
*°~ of Assembly this Session, and on its being presented 

for the assent, his Excellency was pleased to answer he 
would consider of it, Therefore the Commons House 
desired that this House would appoint a Commitfee to 

join a Committee of their House in preparing an Ad- 
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694 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

dress to be presented to his Excellency requesting that 
he will be pleased to use his utmost Endeavours and In- 
fluence to obtain an Instruction from his Majesty per- 
mitting him to assent to a Law of the same Tenor and 
Purport. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Master in Chancery in Answer to the aforegoing Mes- 
sage Viz 1 

M r Speaker 

This House is of Opinion with You that a Bill of the 
MMMgi to Tenor and Purport of the Bill intituled an Act, to amend 
appoint, a an Act, to ascertain the Manner and Form of electing 

Committee to . . 

ftjjpww- Members to represent the Inhabitants of this Province 
in the Commons House of Assembly (This Day pre- 
sented to his Excellency and not Assented to) would be 
of great Utility to the Province, And have accordingly 
appointed a Committee to join a Committee of your 
House in preparing an Address to his Excellency on the 
Subject Matter thereof 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Groeme, 

Me»»ftge fm. That upon Report from the Committee of their House 

•pproVta* appointed to join a Committee of this House in Prepar- 

paredby jointing a joint Address to his Excellency the Governor on 

the Subject Matter of the Bill intituled an Act, to amend 

an Act, to ascertain the Manner and Form of electing 

Members to represent the Inhabitants of this Province 

in the Commons House of Assembly, Their House had 

agreed to the Addresses so prepared 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Menace to Master in Chancery That the Committee of this House 

Come. House _ 

•pprov*. ad- appointed to join a Committee of their House in drawing 

drees prepared ° 

bjyofatcom- U p a j i n t Address to his Excellency the Governor, on the 
Subject Matter of the Bill to Amend an Act, to ascertain 



it 



MAY, 1770. 595 

the Manner and Form of electing Members, to represent 
the Inhabitants of this Province, in the Commons House 
of Assembly, Having reported the Address so prepared, 
this House had agreed thereto. 

Ordered That the said Address be entered on the 
Journals and signed by the President. 

To his Excellency James Wright, Esquire, Captain 
General, and Governor in Chief of his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia, Chancellor and Vice Admiral 
of the same 

The humble Address of both Houses of Assembly 
in general Assembly met. 

Whereas a Bill intituled "An Act for amending an 
Addxws. Act, to ascertain the Manner and Form of electing Mem- 
bers to represent the Inhabitants of this Province in 
the Commons House of Assembly" was this Day present- 
ed to your Excellency, for your assent, of which you 
was pleased to say you would consider being, as we un- 
derstand, framed contrary to a royal Instruction; but as 
we think that such a Bill will be attended with great 
Advantages to the Province, and that the Qualifications 
of both Electors and Elected, as expressed in that Bill, 
are better adapted to our local Circumstances and will be 
the means of a more general and equal Representation 
of the People. We therefore request the Favour of 
your Excellency to use your utmost Endeavours and In- 
fluence to obtain an Instruction from his Majesty per- 
mitting you to assent to a Law of the same Tenor and 
Purport. 

Ordered That M r Powell do join a Member of the 
Commons House, and wait on his Excellency the Gover- 
nor to know when he will please to be attended by the 
two Houses to present their Address 



596 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

M r Powell reported that he with a Member from the 
Commons House had attended his Excellency the Gover- 
nor, to know when it was his Pleasure to receive the 
two Houses with their Address, And his Excellency 
answered that he would be ready to receive them in the 
Council Chamber immediately. 



AddTCM 

presented 



Whereupon the House adjourned and, with the Com- 
mons House, waited on his Excellency in the Council 
Chamber and presented the Address, which his Excel- 
lency received very kindly and was pleased to give the 
following Answer thereto Viz* 

Gentlemen 

You may rest assured that this Address shall have 
Hk ExecUTf. its full and due Weight with me and that I will transmit 

Answer . 

a Copy of it, and of the Bill to his Majesty's Secretary 
of State, and will write to him on the Subject and give 
such Reasons in favor of the Bill as may occur to me. 

And then his Excellency prorogued the General As- 
sembly untill Monday the 13 th Day of August next. 



OCTOBER, 1770. 597 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

GEORGIA 

A true Copy of the Journal of Proceedings of the 
Upper House of Assembly beginning on Monday the 
twenty Second day of October 1770, and ending on Fri- 
day the twenty Second day of February 1771 (dc) Sev- 
enty one. 

Alex Wyixy Cl k of the House. 

Rec* March 14. 1774. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA 

Journal of the Upper House Met in Generall Assembly 
on Monday the twenty second Day of October One 
Thousand Seven hundred & Seventy 

Being the Second Session of the Seventh General As- 
sembly in and for the Province of Georgia Appointed to 
meet in Savannah 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 22* Octobris 1770. 

The House met and adjourned 'till to morrow Morn- 
ing Eleven O'Clock. 






598 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Martis the 23 d Octobris. 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 24 th Octobris. 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House of Assembly by 
the Master in Chancery requiring their Attendance in 
the Council Chamber Immediately. 

After some time, 

M r Speaker with the Commons House Attending — 
His Excellency was pleased to make a Speech to both 
Houses of Assembly. And then Withdrew. 

Then M r President Reported to the House, That his 
Excellency the Governor had made a Speech to both 
Houses of Assembly of which to prevent mistakes He 
had procured a Copy, which was read to the House by 
the Clerk in the words following Viz 1 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly. 

As I have nothing in Particular in Charge from his 
Majesty to lay before you I shall therefore Just Mention 



OCTOBER, 1770. 599 

two or three Matters which to Me appear to be of great 
Importance to the Prosperity of this Province. 

A Bill for the Better Regulation of Indian Affairs, 
And restraining our back Settlers from Trading and 
Trafficking with them is Certainly a Matter of the ut- 
most Consequence; My Sentiments on this Subject are 
so well known to you, that I shall only say, That altho' 
no Law Passed by us may be altogether Effectual with- 
out the Concurrence of some of the Neighbouring Colo- 
nies, yet its very clear to me that from the Materials you 
had before You the Last Cession; such a Bill may be 
framed as will Answer many Salutary Purposes, the 
Reconsideration of which I must Recommend to You. 

In October 1765 I observed that the encouragement 
and ease of Trade and Navigation deserved our Serious 
Attention, and recommended to the Consideration of the 
Council and then House of Assembly the Improvement 
of the Navigation of our River, at least that they would 
fall on some Effectual Means to prevent its growing 
worse by the great Quantities of Earth and Sand that 
in Rainey Seasons washed down into the River from the 
Bluff before the Town and which I apprehend would in 
a short time Affect and Injure the Navigation. This 
Matter Gentlemen was then Approved of by both Houses, 
but it so happened that nothing was done in it at that 
time, or has been since, And I am Affraid the Naviga- 
tion is much Injured thereby, Let me therefore again 
Recommend it to your Consideration. And as we know 
by experience that Seamen and Poor People Suffer great- 
ly for want of proper care when sick, if a small part of 
the Common, in a Convenient place was Appropriated to 
build an Infirmary upon, and some little Assistance 
could be given towards it I think it would Answer a 
very Charitable and good Purpose. 



I 



600 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The Publick Faith and Credit of this Province has 
hitherto been and is now very good, but in order that it 
may Continue so, it seems necessary that we should ex- 
amine into the State of our Accounts and finances, And 
that all Publick Orders or Certificates, of every Denomi- 
nation, which are out of date, and ought by Law to be 
sunk, should be brought in and burnt; This is a Matter 
which I must recommend to your Consideration and In- 
quiry, And for that Purpose will order the Treasurer to 
furnish you with a full and Clear State of our Funds and 
Currency of every kind. 

The Light House on Tybee Island, and the Fort on 
Cockspur Island are also objects of the greatest Conse- 
quence to the Publick in General These I have lately been 
to View and have some observation and proposals rela- 
tive thereto to lay before you, which I intend to do fully 
and Clearly by way of Message. These and any other 
proper Measures that may Occurr and appear Necessary 
and Usefull for the Publick Good I shall readily Concurr 
with you in. 

Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

I shall forthwith direct an Account of the Produce of 
the last years Tax to be laid before you, and the Usual 
Estimate for the Service of the Current year, together 
with such Accounts and Demands As may be delivered 
in to the Treasurer, all which I doubt not but you will 

Chearfully provide for. 

Ja: Wright 

Savannah in Georgia, Council Chamber) 
the 24 th October 1770 — ) 

Resolved Nemine Dissentiente That an Address of 
Thanks be drawn up and presented to his Excellency the 
Governor for his Affectionate Speech to both Houses. 



OCTOBER, 1770. 601 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of Thanks to his Excellency the Governor 
upon the said Resolution, and that M r Powell M r Graham 
and M r Martin be the Committee. 

Ordered That his Excellency's Speech be referr'd 
to the said Committee 

Then the House Adjourned during pleasure, and the 
Committee Appointed to prepare an Address to his Ex- 
cell 7 withdrew for that purpose. 

After some time, 

The House was resumed, and Powell from the Com- 
mittee Reported, That the Committee had prepared an 
Address to his Excellency According to order, which he 
was directed to Report when the Honorable House will 
be pleased to receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received, 

And M r Powell read the same in his place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table where the same was 
again read and agreed to by the House 

Ordered That the Address be Ingrossed. 

Ordered, That M r Powell and M r Martin do wait 
upon his Excellency the Governor to know when he will 
please this House shall wait upon him to present their 
Address 

M r Powell and M r Martin Accordingly withdrew and 
being returned M r Powell Reported That his Excellency 
had been waited upon Pursuant to Order, to know when 
he would receive this House with their Address, And 
that his Excellency had been pleased to say he would re- 
ceive the House Immediately. 



\ 



«02 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The Ingrossed Address to his Excellency the Gov' be- 
ing read, 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same, and 
that the Address be Entered in the Journals. 

To his Excellency James Wright Esquire Captain 
General and Governor in Chief of his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia, 

The humble Address of the Upper House of As- 
sembly, 

May it Please your Excellency 

We his Majesty's most dutifull and Loyal Subjects 
the Council of Georgia in General Assembly met, beg 
leave to return your Excellency our Sincere thanks for 
your Affectionate speech to both Houses of Assembly. 

We are well convinced of the necessity and Utility of 
a Bill for the Regulation of Indian Affairs, and for re- 
straining our back setlers from Trading with the In- 
dians, and tho' it may not be Attended with all the good 
Consequences we could wish, without the concurrence of 
the Neighbouring Provinces in a like measure, yet we 
intirely coincide with your Excellency in opinion that 
such a Bill may be framed as will Answer many Salutary 
Purposes. 

Your Excellency's observation respecting the Naviga- 
tion of our River, and that some method should be speedi- 
ly fallen upon to prevent its growing worse, is so obvious 
that we doubt not but the most serious Attention will be 
paid to what you have been pleased to recommend on 
that subject; And as we are sensible that an Infirmary 
or some proper place for the reception of sick Seamen 
and Poor People, is much wanted, and that it will not 



OCTOBER, 1770. 603 

(dc) only be an Act of Humanity, nothing on our parts 
shall be wanting to promote so good a Work. 

When we receive your Excellencys Message respect- 
ing the Fort at Cockspurr, and Light House on Tybee 
Island We shall take it under our most Serious Con- 
sideration, and pay all due regard thereto, being well 
Satisfied that both are Essential to our safety and Comer- 
cial Advantage. 

We cannot conclude without returning your Excel- 
lency our gratefull thanks for the Attention you have 
ever paid to our publick Affairs, and for your unwearied 
endeavours in promoting the welfare of this very thriving 
Province, and we beg leave to Assure your Excellency 
that we will most chearfully concurr, and by every means 
in our power Assist in carrying into execution all those 
Salutary Measures which you have now recommended 
to us. 

Then the House was adjourned during pleasure to 
Attend his Excellency the Governor and present their 
Address 

And being returned, 

The House was resumed, and M r President reported 
that the House had attended his Excellency and pre- 
sented their Address which he received very kindly and 
was pleased to give the following Answer viz 1 

Honorable Gentlemen 

I return you my most hearty thanks for this very kind 
Address, and it gives me great Satisfaction to find that 
We agree so entirely in opinion, which indeed will gen- 



604 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

crally be the Case where the Motives and objects are the 

same. 

Ja: Wright 

October 24 th 1770. 

Then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 25 th Octobris 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journ'd 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. v 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the 26 th Octobris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven OClock 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 27 th Octobris 

The House met according to Adjournment and ad- 
journed till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 29 th Octobris 

The House met according to Adjournm* and adjourn- 
ed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 606 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 30 th Octobris 

The House met According to adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 31* Octobris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 1* Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 2* Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 3 d Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



{ 



606 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the s u Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 6 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 7 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 8 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke, 
that the Commons House have passed a Bill to prevent 
stealing of Horses and other Cattle and for the more 
Effectual discovery of such Persons as shall Maliciously 
and Wickedly Kill, Mark or Brand the same. 

And also that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
for the more easy and Speedy recovery of Losses or 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 607 

damages sustained by the Negligence of Owners or Pa- 
troons of Vessels employed in Carrying rice and other 
Commodities, to both which bills they desire the Con- 
currence of this Honorable House. 

And the said Bills were read the first time and ordered 
to be read the Second time to morrow, 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 9 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House, to pre- 
vent Stealing of Horses and other Cattle and for the 
more Effectual discovery of such Persons as shall Ma- 
liciously Kill, Mark or Brand the same, was read the 
Second time. 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 

Ordered That the Bill be committed to a Committee 
of the whole House to morrow Morning 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House for the 
more easy and Speedy recovery of Losses or damages 
sustained by the Negligence of Owners or Patroons of 
Vessells employed in carrying rice and other Commodi- 
ties was read a Second time, 

And it being proposed that the Bill be Committed 



608 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Bill be Committed to a Committee 
of the whole House to morrow. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 10 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House to prevent Stealing Horses and other Cattle 
and for the more Effectual discovery and punishment of 
such Persons as shall Maliciously and Wickedly Kill 
Mark or Brand the same. 

After some time 

The House was resumed and M r Powell from the 
Committee reported that the Committee had gone thro' 
the said Bill and made Several Amendments thereto 
which he was directed to report when the honorable 
House will be pleased to receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be received on Monday 
next 

The House again Adjourned during pleasure and was 
put into a Committee on the Ingros'd Bill from the Com- 
mons House for the more Easy Recovery of Losses or 
damages sustained by the Negligence of Owners or 
Patroons of Vessells Employed in Carrying Rice and 
other Commoditys 

After some time 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 609 

The House was resumed and M r Read from the Com- 
mittee reported that the Committee had gone thro' the 
Bill and made some Amendments thereto which he was 
directed to report when the Honorable House will please 
to receive the same. 

Ordered, That the Report be received on Monday 
next. 

And then the House Adjourned till 
Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From 5. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol'46.) 

Die Lunae the 12 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

M r Powell According to order Reported the Amend- 
ments made by the Committee of the whole House to 
the Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "Entituled 
an Act to prevent Stealing of Horses and other Cattle 
and for the more Effectual discovery and punishment 
of such Persons as shall Maliciously and Wickedly Kill 
Mark or Brand the same — which Amendments being 
read twice were agreed to by the House. 

M r Read According to order Reported the Amend- 
ments made by the Committee of the whole House to 
the Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Entituled 
an Act for the more easy And speedy Recovery of Losses 
or damages sustained by the Negligence of Owners or 
Patroons of Vessells Employed in Carrying rice or other 
Commodities which Amendments being read twice were 
agreed to by the House 

80 c r— vol 17 



610 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That Both the above Bills be read a third 
time to morrow. 

And the House Adjourned 'till to mor- 
row Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis the 13 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House to pre- 
vent Stealing of Horses and other Cattle and for the 
more Effectual discovery and Punishment of such Per- 
sons as shall Maliciously and Wickedly Kill, Mark or 
Brand the same, was read the third time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether the Bill with the 
Amendments do pass." 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery to return the said Bill 
and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments made 
by the House therto. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intituled 
An Act for the more Easy and Speedy recovery of Losses 
or Damages Sustained by the Negligence of Owners or 
Patroons of Vessells Employed in Carrying Rice or other 
Commodities was read the third Time. 

Then the Question was put "Whether the Bill with 
the Amendments do pass" 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 611 

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Master in Chancery "to return the said 
Bill and desire their Concurrence in the Amendments 
made by this House thereto. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii the 14 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis the 15 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 16 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



MS JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Sabbati the 17 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning 11 O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae the 19 th Novembris 

The House met according to adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 20 th Novembris 

The House met according to adjournm 1 and adjourned 
'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(Prom B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 21* Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock 



NOVEMBER, 1770. 613 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 22* Novembris 

The House met according to Adjournm* and adjourned 
'till to morrow Morning Eleven o'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris the 23 d Novembris 

The House met according to adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati the 24 th Novembris 

The House met according to adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae the 26 th Novembris v 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



614 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 27 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol.. 46.) 
Die Mercurii the 28 th Novembris 

The House met according to Adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Jovis the 29 th Novembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 30 th Novembris 

The House met according to adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning 11 O'clock. 



DECEMBER, 1770. 615 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 1* Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 3 d Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 4 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 5 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



616 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 6 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris the 7 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 8 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 10 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



DECEMBER, 1770. 617 

(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 1 I th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 12 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Barnard 
"that the Commons House have passed a Bill for the 
better Ordering the Militia to which they desire the Con- 
currence of this honorable House. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House for the 
better ordering the Militia was read the first time and 
ordered to be read a second on Friday next, 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 13 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning 11 O'clock 



«18 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 14 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "for the 
better ordering the Militia was read a Second time, and 
ordered to be Committed on Monday next. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 15 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock 



(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 17 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure & put into 
a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the Commons 
House for Better ordering the Militia. 

After some time the House was resumed, and M r 
Powell from the Committee of the whole House Reported 
that the Committee had gone thro' the Bill and made 



DECEMBER, 1770. 619 

several Amendments thereto, which he was directed to 
Report when the honorable House will please to receive 
the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now made. 

Then M r Powell reported the Amendments made by 
the Committee to the said Bill, which being twice read 
were agreed to by the House 

Ordered, That the said Bill with the Amendments 
be read the third time on Thursday next. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke 
"That the Commons House have passed a Bill" to Im- 
power Commissioners to lay out, make and repair the 
Roads already laid out or may hereafter be necessary, 
and also to clear the Rivers and Creeks within their 
Respective Divisions. 

And that the Commons House have also Passed an 
Ordinance for Reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r 
Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province in Great 
Britain" to which Bill and Ordinance they desire the 
Concurrence of this Honorable House. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "to 
Impower Commissioners to Lay out, make and repair 
the Roads already laid out or that may hereafter be 
necessary, and also to Clear the Rivers and Creeks with- 
in their Respective divisions. 

Also an Ordinance for reappointing Benjamin Frank- 
lin Esq r Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province in 
Great Britain were read the first time, And Ordered to 
he read a second time to morrow. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



620 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 18 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Bill to Impower Commissioners to Lay out, make 
and repair the Roads already laid out or may hereafter 
be necessary, And also to Clear the Rivers and Creeks 
within their Respective Divisions, was read the Second 
time and Ordered to be Committed to a Committee of 
the whole House on Thursday next 

The Ordinance from the Commons House for reap- 
pointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent to Sollicit the 
Affairs of this Province in Great Britain was read the 
Second time, 

Ordered, That the said Ordinance be Committed to 
a Committee of the whole House on Thursday next 

Upon Motion of M r Mackay, It is Ordered, that He 
prepare and Bring in an Ordinance for Appointing James 
Read Esq r a Commissioner of the General Loan Office 
of this Province in the room of Francis Harris Esq r who 
has resigned. 

After some time, 

M r Mackay Reported, that he had prepared an Ordi- 
nance for Appointing James Read Esq r a Commissioner 
of the General Loan Office of this Province in the room 
of Francis Harris Esq r who has Resigned. And that 
He was ready to present the said Ordinance when the 
Hon ble House will please to receive the same. 

Ordered, That the said Ordinance be now presented, 



DECEMBER, 1770. 621 

which being done the same was twice read & Ordered, 
to be read the third time to morrow, 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 19 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment. 

A petition of Hugh Ross Addressed to his Excellency 
the Governor, the Members of his Majesty's Honora- 
ble Council, the Speaker and Members of the Commons 
House of Assembly of the Province of Georgia, was 
received and read, and is in Substance as follows Viz* 

That the petitioner had the Honor of being Appointed 
Clerk of the Market in Savannah and had Acted as such 
for several Years, That the Weights and Measures pro- 
vided by the Petitioner for the use of the Publick when 
he entered on his Office are now much Worn, Therefore 
praying that a New Sett of Weights and Measures may 
be provided to be made of Copper from a Gill to a 
Bushell also a Brass Yard 

The House having Considered the prayer of the said 
Petition, 

It is Ordered that the same be referred to the Consid- 
eration of the Commons House of Assembly. 

And Then, The House Adjourned 'till 
to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



622 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 20 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Order of the day being read, the House Ad- 
journed during Pleasure, and was put into a Committee 
on the Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House to Im- 
power Commissioners to lay out, make and repair the 
Roads already laid out, or may hereafter be Necessary, 
and also to Clear the Rivers & Creeks within their re- 
spective Divisions 

After some time, the House was resumed 

And M r Graham from the Committee reported "that 
they had gone thro' the said Bill and made Several 
Amendments thereto, which he was directed to Report, 
when the Honorable House will be pleased to receive 
the same. 

Ordered (gic) the Report be now made. 

Then M r Graham Reported the Amendments made by 
the Committee to the said Bill, which being twice read 
were Agreed to by the House. 

Ordered, That the said Bill with the Amendments be 
read the third time To morrow. 

The House again resolved itself into a Committee of 
the whole House to take under Consideration the Ordi- 
nance from the Commons House for Appointing Benja- 
min Franklin Esq r Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this 
Province in Great Britain. 

After some time the House was resumed. 



DECEMBER, 1770. 623 

And M r Graham from the Committee Reported "That 
they had gone thro' the Ordinance and made some 
Amendments which he was directed to Report when the 
honorable House will please (Blc) receive the same 

• Ordered That the report be now made 

Then M r Graham reported the Amendments made by 
the Committee to the said Ordinance, which being twice 
read were Agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the said Ordinance with the Amend- 
ments be read the third time to morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Stirk 

Commons House of Assembly 20 th Dec 1, 1770 

Hon ble Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Amendments made by your House to the Ingrossed Bill 
"Intituled an Act for the better ordering the Militia" 
have agreed to some and disagreed to others, this House 
therefore desire that you will appoint a Committee of 
your House to joyn a Committee of this House in Con- 
ference on the subject Matter of the said Amendments. 

Then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol.46.) 
Die Veneris the 21* Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The ordinance Appointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r 
Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province, in Great 



624 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Britain, was read the third time — passed with Amend- 
ments, And ordered to be Carried to the Commons 
House of Assembly and desire their Concurrence in the 
said Amendments. 

A Message was sent by the Clerk to the Commons 
House in the words following Viz 1 

Upper House of Assembly 21* Dec r 1770 

M r Speaker, 

In Answer to your Message of yesterday, desiring a 
Conference with this House on the Subject Matter of 
the Amendments made to the Bill "Intituled an Act for 
the better Ordering the Militia" doth Agree to the same, 
and have appointed a Committee Accordingly to meet 
in the room adjoyning" the Council Chamber Immediately 

Committee 

( M r Jones, M r Harris ) 
( M r Mackay & M r Powell} 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Glen, 
that the Commons House have passed a Bill "Intituled 
An Act for Establishing Several Ferries and for Vesting 
the Same in the Persons therein Mentioned," to which 
they desire the Concurrence of this House. And the 
same was received and read the first time. 

M r Powell from the Committee appointed to Confer 
with a Committee of the Commons House on the subject 
Matter of the Amendments made by this House to the 
Bill for better Ordering the Militia Reported that the 
Committee had entered upon the said Conference made 
some progress therein and desired further time to close 
the same. 



JANUARY, 1771. Mfe 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor to this 
House was received and read in the words following. 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

I do hereby Adjourn the Upper House of Assembly 
untill the Eigth (8ic) day of January next then to meet 
for the dispatch of Business, and it is Accordingly Ad- 
journed to the eigth (Blc) day of January next 

Given under my hand at Savannah the 
21 st Day of December 1770 



Ja Wright 



To the Hon bU the President 

& Members of the Upper House 

of Assembly 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis the 8 th Januarii 1771 

The House met according to Adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii the 9 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 

40 c f^-vol 17 



«t« JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis 10 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment 

A petition Signed by Sundry Persons Land holders 
and Inhabitants of the Parish of S* Philips was received 
and read setting forth, that the Petitioners are Informed 
that a Bill hath passed the Commons House and is now 
under Consideration of this Honorable House "Intitled 
an Act for Laying out, Making and repairing the roads 
- Already laid out or that may hereafter be necessary, and 
also for the more Effectual Clearing of the Rivers and 
Creeks within the respective divisions" that the said Bill 
directs a new road to be laid out thro' the said Parish, 
to the Parish of S l John in the nearest and most Conven- 
ient way for Travellers. The petitioners therefore being 
Informed that the Persons Authorized to lay out the 
said Road have Resolved to Carry the same thro' places 
not only the most difficult to make passable, but more dis- 
tant than is Necessary; pray a time may be Allowed 
them to have an Accurate Survey made of the Lands in 
the said Parish thro' which the said Road may be Carried 
to the greatest Publick Advantage & to lay a Plan of 
the same before this honorable House 

Joseph Butler and William Le Conte Esquires two of 
the Subscribers to the above Petition having requested 
to be heard at the Bar of this House in Support of the 
Allegations Contained in the said Petition they were 
admitted and Examined Accordingly, And being with- 
drawn 

It was Resolved, that fourteen days be Allowed the 
petitioners to have a Survey made and a plan returned 
to this House of the Road by them prayed for. 



JANUARY, 1771. 627 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Crooke, 
that the Commons House have passed a Bill Intituled 
an Act for the relief of Parishes from such Charges as 
may arise from Bastard Children, to which they desire 
the Concurrence of this House. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "For 
the relief of Parishes from such Charges as may arise 
from Bastard Children" was read the first time. 

And Ordered to be read a Second time. 

A Petition of Sundry Persons Land holders and In- 
habitants of the Parish of S l Andrews, was received and 
read and is in Substance as follows Viz* 

That the Petitioners are Informed a Bill is now de- 
pending before this Honorable House "for Impowering 
Commissioners or Surveyors to Lay out, make and re- 
pair the roads already laid out or may hereafter be neces- 
sary and for Clearing the Rivers and Creeks within their 
respective divisions, And Praying that this Honorable 
House will be pleased to Add a Clause to the said Bill 
Impowering & Requiring Commiss™ to lay out a Road 
from the Plantation of Thomas Goldsmith opposite to 
the Town of Sunbury, to be Continued untill it Joyns 
the Main South Road in S l Philips Parish, and also for 
Establishing a Publick Ferry from the said Plantation 
to the Town of Sunbury, which if Granted will be of 
great Utility Not only to the Petitioners but to all In- 
habitants to the Southward of the Parish of S l Johns 
by shortning the distance to Savannah Many Miles &c. 

Ordered That the Petition lye upon the Table for 
the perusal and Consideration of the Members. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "for 
Establishing several Ferries and for Vesting the same in 



628 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

the persons therein Mentioned" Was read a second time* 
and ordered to be Committed to a Committee of the 
whole House on Wednesday the thirteenth Instant 

And then the House Adjourned till to, 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris the 11 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati the 12 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Lunae the 14 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



JANUARY, 1771. «29 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis the 15 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 16 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 17 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the 18 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



630 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 19 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 21 st Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 22** Januarii 

The House met according to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 23 d Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



JANUARY, 1771. 631 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 24 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, 

The Order of the day being read for taking into Con- 
sideration the petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish 
of S l Philip who subscribed the same, Joseph Butler Esq p 
one of the petitioners Attended, and delivered in a plan 
of the Road petitioned for to be laid out in the Aforsaid 
Parish, And being Withdrawn, 

Ordered, That the said Plan lie on the Table for the 
Consideration of the Members. 

And then, The House Adjourned 'till 
Eleven O'clock To morrow Morning. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 25 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment. 

The House Adjourned during pleasure And resolved 
itself into a Committee of the whole House; Further to 
Consider the Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House 
for Impowering Commissioners or Surveyors to Lay 
out, make and repair the Roads Already laid out, and 
also for Clearing the Rivers and Creeks within their 
Respective Divisions, And also to Consider the Petition 
of the Inhabitants of the Parish of S l Philip respecting a 
Road to be laid out thro' the said Parish 

After some time 



«32 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The House was resumed and M r Graham from the 
Committee Reported the Committee had gone thro' the 
said Bill and made several Amendments thereto, which 
he was directed to report, when the Honorable House 
will please to receive the Same. 

Ordered That the Report be now made. 

And M r Graham Reported the Amendments made to 
the said Bill, which being twice read were agreed to by 

the House. 

,. m *~*^-" 

Ordered, That the said Bill with the Amendments 
be read the third time this day Senight. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.— 5. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 26 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Lunae 28* Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



JANUARY, 1771. 638 

(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis the 29 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. ofT., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die M^rcurii the 30 th Januarii 

The House Met According to Adjournment 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "In- 
tituled An Act for the Relief of Parishes from such 
Charges as may Arise from Bastard Children" Was read 
a Second time. 

Resolved, That this House will put itself into a 
Committee on the said Bill To morrow. 

Then the House was adjourned during pleasure and 
put into a Committee on .the Ingrossed Bill from the 
Commons House for Establishing Several Ferries, and 
for Vesting the same in the Persons therein Mentioned. 

After some time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell from the 
Committee Reported, the Committee had gone thro' the 
said Bill and made Several Amendments thereto, Which 
He was directed to report, when the Honorable House 
will please to receive the same. 

Ordered, That the Report be how made, 



634 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Then M r Powell read the Amendments made by the 
Committee to the said Bill, which being again twice read 
were Agreed to by the House. 

A Message from the Commons House by M p Farley 
"that the Commons House have passed a Bill Intituled 
An Act for Regulating the proceedings of the General 
Court 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "for 
regulating the proceedings of the General Court" 

Was read the first time, and Ordered to be Read, a 
Second time to morrow. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Jovis the 31 st Januarii 
The House met According to Adjournment, 

The order of the day being read, the House Resolved 
itself into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the 
Commons House "For the Relief of Parishes from such 
Charges as may Arise from Bastard Children 

After some time, the House was resumed And M* 
Powell from the Committee of the whole House Re- 
ported, the Committee had gone thro' the said bill with- 
out making any Alteration therein, 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 636 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House for 
Regulating the Proceedings of the General Court, was 
read a Second time. 

Resolved, That this House will resolve itself into a 
Committee on the said Bill on Monday the 25 th Instant 

Then the House Resolved itself into a Committee on 
the Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "For Es- 
tablishing Several Ferries and for Vesting the same in 
the Persons therein Mentioned. 

After some time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Powell from the 
Committee reported, the Committee had gone thro' the 
Bill and made Several Amendments thereto which He 
was directed by the Committee to report, when the Hon- 
orable House will be pleased to receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now made, 

Then M r Powell Reported the Amendments made by 
the Committee to the said Bill, which being twice <iic) 
were agreed to by the House. 

Then the House was Adjourned 'till ten 
O'Clock to morrow Morning. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the first Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House for Lay- 
ing out, Making and Repairing Roads already laid out or 



«36 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

may hereafter be necessary and also for Clearing the 
Rivers and Creeks within the Respective Divisions, Was 
:ead the Third Time. 

And the Question being put "Whether the Bill with the 
amendments shall pass." 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That the Clerk Return the said Bill to the 
Commons House, and desire their Concurrence to the 
Amendments made by this House to the same — 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Sabbati the 2 nd Februarii 

The House met and adjourned 'till Mon- 
day Morning 11 O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 4 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Bill for Establishing Several Ferries and for Vest- 
ing the same in the Persons therein Mentioned, was read 
a third time. 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 637 

And the Question being put, "Whether the Bill with the 
Amendments shall pass 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative 

Ordered That the Clerk return the said Bill to the 
Commons House and desire their Concurrence to the 
Amendments made by this House to the same — 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock — 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 5 th Februarii. 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 6* Februarii 
The House met According to Adjournment. 

A Message from the Commons House by Sir Patrick 
Houstoun "that the Commons do agree to the Amend- 
ments made by this House to the Bill for Establishing 
Several Ferries, and for Vesting the same in the Persons 
therein Mentioned 

And then the House adjourned 'till to* 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



«38 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 7 th Februarii. 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning 11 O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Veneris the 8 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati the 9 th Februarii. 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 11 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 639 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis the 12 th Februarii. 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii the 13 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow ^Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 14 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the 15 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



640 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 16 th Februarii 

The House met According to adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae the 18* Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis the 19 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 20 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1771. 641 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 21 st Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Farley 
"that the Commons House had taken into Consideration, 
the Amendments made to the Ingrossed Bill to Impower 
Commissioners or Surveyors to lay out, make and repair 
the roads already laid out, or that may hereafter be Nec- 
essary and also to Clear the Rivers and Creeks within 
their respective divisions, and have agreed to some, but 
disagree to others, and therefore desire this House will 
appoint a Committee to joyn a Committee of their House 
in Conference on the Subject Matter of the said Amend- 
ments. 

Ordered That the following Message be sent by the 
Clerk to the Commons House of Assembly. 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message of this day desiring this 
House will appoint a Committee to joyn a Committee of 
your House in Conference on the Subject Matter of the 
Amendments made by this House to the Ingrossed Bill 
from your House, Intitled an Act "to Impower Commis- 
sioners or Surveyors to Lay out, make and Repair Roads 
already laid out or may hereafter be Necessary and for 
Clearing the Rivers and Creeks within their respective di- 
visions" This House doth agree thereto, and have ap- 
pointed a Committee Accordingly, to meet in the Room 
adjoyning the Council Chamber at Twelve O'clock of this 
day — 

Committee, James Edward Powell, Lewis Johnson & 
John Graham Esquires 

41 C r— vol 17 



642 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intituled 
An Act for the Relief of Parishes from such Charges as 
may Arise from Bastard Children" was read the third 
time. 

And the Question being put, "Whether the Bill shall 
pass, 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That the following Message be sent by the 
Clerk to the Commons House "That this House have 
passed the Bill Intituled an Act for the Relief of Parishes 
from such Charges as may Arise from Bastard Children, 
without Amendment. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the 22 nd Februarii 
The House met According to Adjournment 
And was dissolved by Proclamation. 



APRIL, 1771. «48 

(From B. P. R. O.-^-B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

GEORGIA 

A true Copy of the Journal of Proceedings of the 
Upper House of Assembly beginning on Tuesday the 
twenty-third day of April 1771 and Ending the 26 th day 
of the said Month. 

Alex Wyily Clk of the House. 

Rec d March 14 1774. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA 

Journal of the Upper House Convened in General As- 
sembly on Tuesday the Twenty third of April 1771 Be- 
ing the first Session of the Eighth General Assembly in 
and for the Province of Georgia, Appointed to meet at 
Savannah. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 23 d Aprilis 1771 

The House met Agreeable to Order, and adjourned 'till 
to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



644 ] JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 24 th Aprilis 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House, and 
sent a Message by the Clerk, to the Commons House, Ac- 
quainting them that they had his leave, and direction, to 
proceed to the choice of a Speaker 

After some time, 

A Message was brought to his Excellency from the 
Commons House, by M r Crooke and M r Bullock "That 
the Commons House Chose Noble Wimberly Jones Esq r 
for their Speaker arid desired to know when his Excel- 
lency would please the House should wait upon him to 
present their Speaker 

His Excellency directed M r Crooke and M r Bullock to 
Acquaint the House "that he did not Approve the choice 
the House had made of a Speaker, and directed them to 
proceed to the Choice of some other Person. 

A Message was brought to his Excellency from the 
Commons House, by M r Crooke and M r Barnard, "that 
agreeable to his Excellency's direction the House had 
proceeded to a new choice of a Speaker and had made 
Choice of Archibald Bullock Esq r 

His Excellency directed them to Acquaint the House 
that he approved the Choice the House had now made of 
a Speaker And that he was ready to receive the House 
with the Speaker Elect in the Council Chamber Immedi- 
ately. 

Soon After the whole House Attended his Excellency 
in the Council Chamber and presented M r Archibald Bul- 
lock as their Speaker, who was Approved off — 

After which 



APRIL, 1771. 645 

M r Speaker Addressed himself to his Excellency in the 
words following, 

May it please your Excellency, 

I request in behalf of the Commons House of Assem- 
bly, that your Excellency will be pleased to grant them 
that freedom of Speech, as by right and Custom they 
ought to have and all their just Rights and Privileges al- 
lowed them, and that in anything I may deliver to You 
in the Name of the House, if I commit any Mistake, it 
may not be Imputed to the House, for a declaration of 
their True Intent and Meaning, and that as often as his 
Majesty's Service or the good of the Province may re- 
quire I may have free Access to your Excellency. 

To which his Excellency Returned the following An- 
swer — 

M r Speaker, 

I will grant the Assembly every right and Privilege 
which they have Usually Enjoy'd and which I conceive 
they can justly Claim, that is in my power to grant them 
Consistant with his Majesty's Royal Instructions, And 
whatever may be delivered in the Name of the 
House, if there is any mistake in it, You shall have free 
Liberty to resort to the House and Correct or Amend 
such mistake, And you shall have free Access to me 
whenever the Public Business may require it. 

And then M r Speaker with the House withdrew 

After some time, 

His Excellency sent a Message by the Clerk to the 
Commons House Requiring their Attendance in the 
Council Chamber Immediately 

Soon After, 



646 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

M r Speaker with the House Attended, and His Excel- 
lency was pleased to make the following Speech to both 
Houses 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Commons House of 
Assembly, 

I am to Acquaint you that on my Representation with 
respect to the Election Bill formerly presented to me, and 
which I then rejected, His Majesty has been Graciously 
pleased to permit me to Assent to one for the purposes 
therein Mentioned, Except for Limiting the duration of 
{he Assembly. 

I have nothing further to Communicate to you, or any 
thing to lay before you, than was before the late Assem- 
bly Matters so recent, that it would be needless to repeat 
them again now, and as this is a season of the year which 
particularly requires the Attendance of the Planters at 
home, Let me recommend to you to confine your Views, 
to such things only as are most Essential, and which if 
entered upon with a Spirit of Unanimity and dispatch 
may very soon be gone thro', All other Matters which 
may not appear to be of Immediate Utility I would pro- 
pose should be postponed till a more leisure time 

Ja. Wright 

Savannah in Georgia 

Council Chamber 24 th April 1773 

Then his Excellency withdrew. 

And the House Resolved Nemine Dissentiente That 
an Address of thanks be drawn up and presented 
to his Excellency the Governor for his Affectionate speech 
to both Houses 



APRIL, 1 771. 647 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of thanks to his Excellency the Governor up- 
on the said Resolution ; and that M r Graham, M r John- 
son and M r Powell be the Committee 

Ordered That his Excellency the Governors Speech 
be referred to the said Committee 

Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure and 
the Gentlemen appointed to prepare an Address to his 
Excellency withdrew for that purpose. 

After some time 

M r Johnson from the Committee Appointed to draw 
up an Address of thanks to his Excellency the Governor 
for his Affectionate speech to both Houses, Reported the 
Committee had prepared an Address Accordingly, which 
he was directed to report when the Honorable House will 
be pleased to receive the same 

Ordered That the report be now made, 

And M r Johnson read the same in his place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table where the same was 
again read and Unanimously agreed to by the House 

Ordered That the Address be Ingrossed 

Ordered That M r Johnson and M r Graham do wait 
on his Excellency the Governor, to know when he will be 
pleased to receive this House with their Address. 

M r Johnson and M r Graham Accordingly waited upon 
his Excellency and being returned M r Johnson reported 
that his Excellency had been waited upon pursuant to or- 
der, to know when he would receive this House with their 
Address, and that His ExcelP had been pleased to say he 
would receive the House Immediately. 



618 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The Ingrossed address to his Excell 7 the Governor be- 
ing read, 

Ordered That M r President do sign the same, 

Ordered That the Address be Entered on the Jour- 
nals of this House 

To his Excellency James Wright Esquire Captain 
General and Governor in Chief of his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia. 

The Humble Address of the Upper House of Assem- 
bly 

May it Please your Excellency, 

We his Majestys most dutifull Subjects the Council of 
Georgia in General Assembly met, return your Excellency 
our Sincere thanks for your Speech to both Houses of 
Assembly, 

It gives us great pleasure to find that his Majesty has 
been graciously pleased to permit your Excellency to As- 
sent to an Election Bill for Answering most of the Valua- 
ble purposes intended by the one formerly presented to 
you, A proof of the great Attention paid by our most 
Gracious Sovereign to every thing which may appear Con- 
ducive to the Prosperity of this Province, And on this oc- 
casion we can not avoid returning your Excellency our 
thanks for your Sollicitations on the Important Matter — 

As the Season is so far advanced we will with Unanim- 
ity Attend to, and chearfully concurr with the Commons 
House, in all such Matters as shall appear to be of the 
most Immediate Utility, Postponing those of less moment 
untill a more Convenient time 

Then the House was adjourned during pleasure and 
Attended his Excellency to present their Address. 

And Being Returned, 



APRIL, 1 771. 649 

The House was resumed and M r President Reported, 
that the House had Attended his Excellency the Governor 
with their Address, which he received very kindly and 
was pleased to give the following Answer, Viz t 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

I thank you for this very kind address, I have always 
experienced the proper sence you Entertain of his Majes- 
ty's Beneficence towards us, and your readiness to pro- 
mote publick business, and the true Interest and Prosperi- 
ty of the Province. 

J a. Wright 24 th April 1771. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 25 th Aprilis 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 26 th Aprilis 

The House met According to Adjournment. 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
sent a Message by the Clerk of the Council to the Com- 
mons House of Assembly desiring their Attendance in the 
Council Chamber Immediately. 



850 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

And M r Speaker with the whole House being come His 
Excellency was pleased to make the following Speech — 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly. 

When I met you I was hopefull that you would have 
entered upon such Business as appeared most Essential to 
the Publick Welfare, with a proper disposition and in 
which case, I conceive it might have been gone thro* in 
a very short time, But am Sorry to find by the proceedings 
Entered on your Journal that Instead of paying any At- 
tention to my Recommendation, a Spirit of a very differ- 
ent kind prevails amongst you and that you have been 
hardy enough not only to call in Question but absolutely 
to deny his Majesty's undoubted right to Approve or dis- 
approve a Speaker, and which power is particularly dele- 
gated to me. I say when I see you have Committed such 
an Insult and Attack on his Majesty's Authority, it totally 
puts out of my Power to enter upon Business with you, 
or suffer you to sit any Longer. And however unwilling 
you may pretend to be, to delay the necessary Business of 
the Province, Yet I doubt not but all discerning and un- 
prejudiced Men will Clearly see, that the obstruction to 
public Business proceeds from your Conduct, and not 
mine. 

And I do by and with the Unanimous Opinion and Ad- 
vice of His Majestys Honorable Council Dissolve this As- 
sembly, and the same is hereby Dissolved. 

Ja. Wright 
Savannah, 

Council Chamber the 
26 th April 1 77 1 



APRIL, 1772. 651 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

GEORGIA, 

A true Copy of the Journal of Proceedings of the Up- 
per House of Assembly, beginning on Tuesday the twenty 
first day of April 1772 and ending the twenty fifth day 
of the Same Month — 

Alex Wylly Cl k of the House. 

Rec d March 14, 1774. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA, 

Journal of the Upper House Convened in General As- 
sembly on Tuesday 21 st April 1772 

Being the first Session of the Eighth General Assembly 
in and for the Province of Georgia Appointed to meet at 
Savannah. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 2i rt Aprilis 1772. 

1 
His Honor the President came to this House and sent 

a Message by the Clerk Acquainting them that they had 



«52 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

his Leave and direction to proceed to the Choice of a 
Speaker. 

After some time, 

A Message was brought to his Honor from the Com- 
mons House by M r William Young and M r LeConte 
"That the Commons House had made Choice of Noble 
Wimberly Jones Esq r their Speaker, and desired to know 
when his Honor would please the House should wait upon 
Him to present their Speaker" To which his Honor was 
pleased to direct them "to acquaint the House that He 
would be in the Council Chamber at five O'clock in the 
Afternoon and would then give them an Answer. 

Then his Honor withdrew, and the House was ad- 
journed 'till five O'clock in the Afternoon 



The House met According to Adjournment 

His Honor the President came to this House, And sent 
a Message By the Clerk to the Commons House Acquaint- 
ing them "That He is now ready to receive any of the 
Gentlemen the House think proper to Appoint, to give 
them his Answer respecting the Choice the House have 
made of a Speaker. 

After some time, 

M r Barnard and M r Bullock Attended his Honor, when 
he was pleased to direct them to Acquaint the House 
"That He had it in Express Command from his Majesty 
to put a Negative the Speaker which he Accordingly does 
do; And that he directs the House will proceed to the 
Choice of another Speaker — 



APRIL, 1772. 653 

M r Barnard and M r Bullock then Withdrew 

After some time, 

A Message was brought to his Honor from the Com- 
mons House by M r Bullock and M r Farley, Acquainting 
his Honor "that the House had proceeded a Second time 
to the Choice of a Speaker, And had rechosen Noble 
Wimberly Jones Esq r for their Speaker, in Answer to 
which, His Honor was pleased to direct them to Acquaint 
the House "that he had no personal Objection to the 
Gentleman chosen, But that he had it in Express Com- 
mand from His Majesty, to disapprove of Him ; And that 
he again rejected him. 

M r Bullock and M r Farley then Withdrew. 

His Honor sent a Message by the Clerk to the Com- 
mons House "That the House had his Honors Permission 
to proceed to the Choice of Another Speaker. 

Then his Honor Withdrew, 

And the House was adjourned till to 
morrow Morning 11 O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. y Georgia* Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 22* Aprilis 

The House met According to Adjournment 

His Honor the President came to this House 

A Message was brought to his Honor by M r Le Conte 
& M r Farley "that the Commons House had proceeded to 
another Choice of a Speaker, and desire to know when 



664 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

His Honor will be pleased the House shall Attend his 
Honor to present him 

To which his Honor was pleased to Answer "That He 
was ready to receive the House in the Council Chamber 
Immediately. 

Soon after, 

The Members of the Commons House Attended his 
Honor in the Council Chamber, and presented Archibald 
Bullock Esq r as their Speaker, for his Honors Approba- 
tion, Which Choice his Honor Approved, And M r Speak- 
er Addressed himself to his Honor in the words follow- 
ing 

May it please your Honor 

I request in behalf of the Commons House of Assem- 
bly that your Honor will be pleased to grant that they 
may have freedom of Speech, as by right and Custom 
they used to have, and all their Just rights and Priviledges 
Allowed them and that in any thing I may deliver to you 
in the Name of the House if I commit any Error it may 
not be Imputed to the House, for a declaration of their 
true Intent and meaning, but that I may have leave to 
resort to the House and rectifie such Error or Mistake 
And that, As often as his Majestys Service, or the good 
of the Province may require, I may by direction of the 
House have free Access to your Honor. 

To which his Honor Returned the following Answer — 

M r Speaker, 

I will grant the Assembly every right and Privilege 
which they have Usually enjoyed, and which I conceive 
they can Justly Claim, and that is in my power to grant 
them consistent with his Majesty's Royal Instructions — 



APRIL, 1772. 655 

And whatever may be delivered in the Name of the House 
if there is any Mistake, you shall have free liberty to re- 
sort to the House and Correct or amend such mistake— 
And you shall h*ve free Access to me whenever the pub- 
lick Business may require it. 

And then M r Speaker with the House withdrew. 
After some time, 

His Honor sent a Message by the Clerk to the Com- 
mons House "requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber Immediately 

Soon after 

M r Speaker with House Attending, His Honor was 
pleased to make a Speech to Both Houses in the words 
following, Viz 1 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

M r Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Assembly; 

His Majesty having been pleased to grant his Excellen- 
cy Governor Wright, his leave of absence to go to Great 
Britain, the Government of this Province on his Excel- 
lency's departure devolved upon me. I am very sensible 
of the high and Important Trust Committed to me, which 
calls for the utmost Exertion of my best Abilities to dis- 
charge, so as to Approve myself to our most Gracious 
Sovereign, by promoting the true Interest and prosperity 
of his good Subjects of this Province; to Effect which 
you may depend on my most Sincere and unwearied En- 
deavours. My long residence in this Province, and the 
strong Attachment I must have for its welfare, from Mo- 
tives obvious to you, must make it Extremely grateful to 
me to be in the least Instrumental in furthering its grow- 
ing prosperity, in which I am perswaded I shall have the 



656 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Candid Advice and Assistance of you Gentlemen, and of 
every Friend of his Country. 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly. 

In a letter I have received from the Earl of Hillsbor- 
ough, one of his Majestys Principal Secretaries of State, 
respecting the Conduct of the Assembly in February 1771, 
particularly in Imprisoning the deputy Secretary, for de- 
clinining <8lc) to be Examined by a Committee of that As- 
sembly upon Oath, and that of an unusual Nature, I am 
commanded to Signify to you his Majestys disapprobation 
of the measures pursued by that Assembly, And his firm 
Resolution not to suffer the continuance of any Assembly, 
that shall adopt such Unjustifiable Claims, and presume 
to Arrogate powers so dangerous to the liberty of the 
Subject. And in another Letter which I have lately re- 
ceived from his Lordship, in respect to the proceedings of 
the Late Assembly, I have it also in Command from the 
King, to Signify to you his Majesty's disapprobation of 
their Conduct, in regard to the Unwarrantable and uncon- 
stitutional doctrines and principles held forth in their 
Resolutions relative to the Governor's right of Negativing 
a Speaker, And his Majesty's Resolution to Resit (dc) with 
firmness every Attempt to Violate the Constitution ; that 
his Majesty is however, graciously disposed to believe that 
such Doctrines are not the Sense of the People in General, 
but that they have been taken up in a Moment of Incon- 
siderate heat, as they do not correspond with those senti- 
ments of Loyalty and duty so repeatedly expressed by his 
Majesty's Faithfull Subjects in Georgia. 

Gentlemen, 

As I know it is inconvenient for many of you to be 
absent from your private Business at this Season of the 
year, I wish to make this Session as short and as little 
burthensome to you as possible, and therefore I shall only 



APRIL, 1772. 657 

recommend to your Consideration some few Matters 
which you may Easily dispatch, and such otherthings as 
are not immediately necessary may be defer'd to a future 
meeting. 

There are several useful Laws that are near Expiring, 
& will expire with the present Session, which are proper to 
be Continued, and at more convenient time, if any alter- 
ation and Amendments are found Necessary, you can 
more maturely take them under consideration, And par- 
ticularly I recommend to your Attention the Continuation 
of the "Act for Raising a Certain Number of Watchmen 
"for preserving good Order in and about Savannah" 
The Utility of this Law is so apparent that I need not 
point out the Necessitv of giving it a further Existence. 
I have the pleasure to Acquaint you, that in Consequence 
of the Satisfaction demanded of the Creek Indians, They 
have put to death, the Indian who murdered John Carey, 
one of the Inhabitants of Queensborough, the beginning 
of December last, in Presence of several of the Traders ; 
an event that is highly satisfactory, as it strongly indicates 
their Friendly disposition and desire to maintain the peace 
which at present subsists between the English and them. 
If any Occurrences should Arise during your present 
meeting, that may appear to be worthy of your Imme- 
diate Consideration I shall communicate them to you by 
Message 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

I have ordered the State of the Publick debts to be laid 
before you, and I can make no doubt of your taking the 
Most Effectual and least burthehsome Method of dis- 
charging them, As the Maintenance of the Public Faith 
and Credit is of the greatest Consequence to the honor and 
welfare of the Province— Suffer me Gentlemen to per- 

42cr-Yx.l 17 



658 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

swade you to pursue peace and harmony, and carefully to 
avoid all Unnecessary Alterations, which can only tend 
to delay Business, and destroy that Candor, Unanimity 
and Confidence, so necessary to promote the general good, 
for which end you meet in General Assembly, And you 
may depend on my hearty Concurrence in every measure 
that may conduce to the Service of his Majesty and the 
Province, which are Inseperable. 



James Habersham 



Council Chamber, 
Savannah in Georgia 
22* April 1772 



j 



Then Mr Speaker with the Commons House withdrew 

After some time, 

His Honor also Withdrew ; And the Honorable Noble 
(-!c) Esq 1 " having taken the Chair, Reported to the House 
"That his Honor the President had made an Affectionate 
Speech to both Houses, of which to avoid Mistakes, he 
had procured a Copy. 

Ordered That His Honors Speech be now read. 

And the same being read by the Clerk 

Resolved Nemine Dissentiente, That an Address of 
thanks be drawn up and Presented to his Honor, for his 
Affectionate Speech to both Houses. 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of thanks to his Honor for his Affectionate 
Speech to both Houses, Agreeable to the forgoing Resolu- 
tion, And that M r Powell, M r Johnson and M r Elliott be a 
Committee to prepare the said Address 



APRIL, 1772. 669 

Ordered That his Honor's Speech be referred to the 
said Committee 

Afid then the House was Adjourned till 
to morrow Mornijag 1 1 O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 23* Aprilis. 

The Hou$e met According to Adjournment 

M r Powell from the Committee appointed to prepare an 
address to his Honor the President Reported the Com- 
mittee had drawn up an Address Accordingly, which the 
Committee were ready to report when the Honorable 
House will please to receive the same 

Ordered That the Report be now made, 

Then M r Powell read the same in his place and after- 
wards delivered the Address in at the Table, where the 
same being twice read was agreed to by the House 

Ordered That the Address be Ingrossed. 

And the Ingrossed Address Being read, 

Ordered That the Address be entered in the Journal, 

To the Honorable James Habersham Esquire, Presi- 
dent, and Commander in Chief of his Majestys Prov- 
ince of Georgia, Vice Admiral and Chancellor of the 
same. 

The Address of the Upper House of Assembly, 

May it Please your Honor, 

We his Majesty's most dutifull and Loyal Subjects, the 



660 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Council of Georgia, in General Assembly met, beg leave ta 
thank your Honor, for your Speech delivered to both 
Houses of Assembly, and to express our Satisfaction that 
the Government of this Province has, in the absence of 
Governor Wright, devolved on a Gentleman of your 
Honors well known Character, and Attachment to the 
real welfare of Georgia, from whence we entertain the 
firmest dependence, that to promote its growing prosperi- 
ty will be the favorite object of your Administration, and 
you may be assured that we shall most readily and Chear- 
fully Concur with your Honor in every measure that may 
Contribute to so desirable an End, 

We shall proceed with all the dispatch possible to take 
under consideration such Matters as may appear to be 
most Immediately Necessary for the publick good, in par- 
ticular the Continuation of such Laws as are near Ex- 
piring. 

It is with the greatest pleasure we learn that, in Conse- 
quence of the Satisfaction demanded, the Creeks have put 
to death one of their People who Murdered the Inhabi- 
tant at Queensborough, This Unexpected and unhoped 
for Event, we Congratulate your Honor upon as it clearly 
proves the sincere disposition of that Nation to Maintain, 
a peaceable and Friendly Correspondence with us. 

We can Assure your Honor, that we shall, on every 
Occasion endeavour to maintain and support the publick 
Faith, and that our proceedings shall be Conducted, with 
that Candour, Harmony, and Unanimity, which must 
render the Task easy to us, and we hope be of real Utility 
to his Majestys Service, and the true Interest of this 
Province which, as your Honor Justly observes, are In- 
scperable ; and in these Sentiments we are hopefull every 
Branch of the Legislature will Agree, which will be the: 



APRIL, 1772. 661 

best and most Effectual Means of making us a Flourish- 
ing and happy People. 

By order of the House 

N: Jones 
Council Chamber ) 

Savannah 23 d April 1772 ) 

Ordered That M r Speaker sign the said Address 

Ordered That M r Powell and M r Johnson wait upon 
his Honor the President and Acquaint him "that this 
House have an Address to present to his Honor & desire 
to know when he will be pleased the House shall Attend 
him, therewith. 

M r Powell and M r Powell (,ric) Accordingly withdrew 
to Attend his Honor, & being returned, M r Powell Re- 
ported 

That his Honor had been waited upon According to or- 
der/' to know when he would be pleased to receive the 
House with their Address & that he had been pleased to 
say Immediately 

Then the House was adjourned during pleasure to wait 
upon His Honor the President to present their Address. 

And after some time, being returned M r Speaker re- 
ported, That He with the House had Attended his Honor 
and presented their Address, to which his Honor had re- 
turned the following Answer, Viz* 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

I return you my most Sincere and hearty thanks for this 
very kind Address, and, from my long knowledge of, and 
Connexion with you, I am fully convinced of your readi- 
ness to promote the Publick Business, and real Welfare of 
this Province, and I think myself very happy in the As- 



662 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

surance you give me that I shall have your Candid Ad- 
vice and Assistance to enable me to discharge the Ardu- 
ous trust which is reposed in me 

James Habersham 

Savannah 23 d April 1772 

And then the House was adjourned till 
to morrow 1 1 O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 24 th Aprilis 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 25 th Aprilis 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journed till five O'clock After noon. 



The House met According to Adjournment. 

His Honor the President came to this House and sent 
a Message by the Clerk, of the Council, to the Commons 
House, in the words following — 

M r Speaker 

His Honor the president desires the Attendance of this 
House in the Council Chamber Immediately 



APRIL, 1773. 66» 

After some time 

M r Spaker < rfc > with the House Attended, And his 
Honor made the following Speech Viz* 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

When we met in Assembly I was truly disposed to enter 
upon the Publick Business in such a manner as to pro- 
mote and facilitate, as much as in me lay, such matters as 
were immediately necessary for the welfare of the Prov- 
ince, in which I hoped to be candidly assisted by every 
branch of the Legislature; 

As a proof of this on my part, I did in a few hours after 
I was made Acquainted with your choice of a Speaker, 
and before I had returned an answer to your Message on 
that head, communicate to most of the Members of your 
House his Majesty's Instructions to me to put a Negative 
on such Person as should be chosen Speaker by you, and 
after giving you some time to Consider, I then Acted in 
obedience thereto, and directed you to proceed to the 
choice of some other Person Notwithstanding which, you 
a second time chose the same Gentleman, and altho' I then 
ought to have proceeded to a dissolution of the Assembly, 
yet out of Tenderness to the Province, and that the conse- 
quence of my taking such a Step might be avoided, I ven- 
tured to put a second Negative upon him, and gave you 
directions once more to proceed to the choice of some 
other Person as your Speaker your next message Ac- 
quainted me that you had proceeded to a Choice, and 
upon your presenting Archibald Bulloch Esq' your pres- 
ent Speaker, I approv d of him ; But on finding on your 
Journal, that previous to your choice of Archibald Bul- 
loch Esq r you had a third time chosen Noble Wimberly 
Jones Esq r your Speaker, and that only in Consequence of 
his declining, you had made (8ic) made your present 
Choice, still Anxious for the publick good, and wishing to 



664 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

remove every obstacle that might Impede our Acting to- 
gether with that Candour and harmony that I hoped 
would subsist between us, I communicated to your Speak- 
er two days ago my Exceptions to the Minute entered on 
your Journals respecting your third choice of M r Jones, 
and that I could not possibly proceed to business while it 
was Suffered to remain. 

» 

After so much time to deliberate on this head, I was in 

hopes not to have been under the Necessity of sending 
you a Message this Morning, which I did that you might 
not plead you were Unacquainted in a publick Manner 
with my objections, and that you would by a ready ac- 
quiescence in what my duty obliged me to require of you, 
have enabled me to have Concurr'd with you in Carrying 
on the Publick business ; in this I am sorry I have been 
Mistaken, and that the Address you have presented me in 
Answer to my Message by no means clears up the point in 
Question, and obliges me, in pursuance of his Majesty's 
Commands to proceed to a dissolution of this Assembly. 

From this Clear and plain State of the Fact as it stands 
between us, I think I may with great propriety submit it 
to the Judgment of all good and unprejudiced Men, 
whether the Inevitable bad Consequences to this Province, 
which I am certain will Attend the Step I must take, is the 
Effect of my Conduct or yours. 

I do therefore pursuant to his Majestys Commands, dis- 
solve this General Assembly, And the same is According- 
ly Dissolved 

James Habersham 
Council Chamber 25 th April 1772. 



DECEMBER, 1772. 665 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

GEORGIA, 

A true Copy of the Journal of Proceedings of the Up- 
per House of Assembly beginning Wednesday the Ninth 
day of December 1772 and ending on Wednesday the 
twenty ninth day of September 1773 

Ai,ex Wyu,y Cl k of the House 

Rec d March 14. 1774. 

Great Seal taken off by S. B. 



GEORGIA, 

Journal of the Upper House Convened in General As- 
sembly on Wednesday the 9 th December 1772 Being the 
first Session of the Eighth General Assembly in and for 
the Province of Georgia appointed to meet at Savannah. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 9 th Decembris 1772 

His Honor the President came to this House, and sent 
a Message by the Clerk to the Members of the Commons 



666 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

House, Acquainting them, that they had his leave and di- 
rection to proceed to the Choice of a Speaker, 

M r President then Withdrew, 

And the House adjourned 'till Eleven 
O'clock to morrow Morn* 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46 J 

Die Jovis the 10 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

His Honor the President came to this House and Ac- 
quainted the House that, He had been waited upon by 
John Simpson and Thomas Young Esquires Members of 
the Commons House Acquainting him, "that the Com- 
mons House had chose William Young Esquire their 
bpeaker, and desired to know when his Honor would 
please the House should wait upon him to present their 
Speaker? In Answer to which his Honor had directed 
them to acquaint the House, that he would be in the 
Council Chamber at four O'clock to receive the House 
with their Speaker. 

His Honor then sent a Message by the Clerk to the 
Commons House (Bic) them, that he was now ready to re- 
ceive the House with their Speaker in the Council Cham- 
ber — 

Soon after 

The whole House attended his Honor in the Council 
Chamber and presented William Young Esquire as their 
Speaker who his Honor was pleased to approve. 



DECEMBER, 1772. 667 

After which M r Speaker addressed himself to his Honor 
in the words following, 

May it Please your Honor, 

I request in behalf of the Commons House of Assem- 
bly, that your Honor will be pleased to grant that they 
may have freedom of Speech as by right and Custom they 
used to have, and all their just Rights and Privileges al- 
lowed them, and that in anything I may deliver to you, in 
the Name of the House, If I commit any mistake, it may 
not be imputed to the House for a declaration of their 
true intent and meaning, but that I may have leave to re- 
soit to the House and rectifie such mistake, And that, as 
often as his Majesty's Service or the good of the Province 
may require, I may by direction of the House, have free 
Access to your Honor. 

To which, His Honor returned the following Answer. 

M r Speaker, 

I will grant the Assembly every right and Privilege 
which they have Usually enjoyed, and which I conceive 
they can Justly claim, and that is in my power to grant 
them consistent with his Majestys Royal Instructions. 

And whatever may be delivered in the Name of the 
House, if there is any mistake you shall have free Liberty 
to resort to the House, and correct or Amend such Mis- 
take, 

And you shall have free Access to me whenever the 
Publick business may require it. 

And then M r Speaker with the House withdrew 

After some time 

His Honor, sent a Message to the Commons House, by 



668 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

the Clerk, requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber Immediately, Soon after, M r Speaker with the 
House Attended, And his Honor made a Speech to Both 
Houses in the words following Viz* 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

M r Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

I have nothing in particular in Command from his 
Majesty to lay before you, but as there are several Mat- 
ters which I apprehend to be of great Importance to the 
Welfare of this Province, that will require your most 
Serious Attention, and Consideration, I havo taken this 
opportunity to meet you in General Assembly, not doubt- 
ing, but you will proceed upon the Publick Business with 
that Calm deliberation and Tember (8lc) that alone can 
bring it to a happy Issue. 

It is with Inexpressible Satisfaction I see this Colony 
making so rapid a progress to Wealth and Importance, 
and I can with the strictest truth declare, that I have from 
the most disinterested Views, Exerted my utmost endeav- 
ours and Abilities to promote the Tranquility and happi- 
ness of the Inhabitants, and that I meet you with a Heart 
sincerely disposed to concurr with you in every measure 
that may appear conducive to that purpose; therefore I 
flatter myself that you meet me with the same disposition, 
Free from distrust or Jealousy, and Equally zealous to 
promote the Publick Welfare by Establishing Mutual 
Confidence and good order. 

By Accounts I have received from the Treasurer, it ap- 
pears that the Tax Collected for some years past, has 
fallen much short of the Grants made in those Respective 
years, by reason whereof, there is a Considerable defi- 
ciency, it therefore appears to be highly Expedient, that 
we should Examine into the state of our Publick Ac- 



DECEMBER, 1772. 669 

counts and Finances, And I must recommend it to you 
in the strongest Manner to Enter upon this Inquiry with- 
out Delay, And as there are Publick Certificates of differ- 
ent denominations in Circulation which ought to be called 
in and destroyed, I must also recommend that Matter to 
your Consideration, and for that End I shall order the 
Treasurer to furnish you with a full State of the Publick 
Accounts and outstanding Certificates of every kind, and 
you may depend on every Assistance in my Power to Fa- 
cilitate your bringing this very Important, (Altho* hith- 
erto neglected) Business to a happy Period. 

I am Informed that the Taxes have not been duly Col- 
lected in some parts of this Province, and if it should ap- 
per (slc) so, you will doubtless fall on some Method to en- 
force a more punctual and Equal Collection of them, that 
your good Intention may not for the future be Frustrated, 

You cannot be unacquainted with the present Ruinous 
State of the Goal, and the frequent Escapes of many No- 
torious Criminals and that, notwithstanding the Number 
of Committments few have been brought to Justice, And 
I am really Concerned to think, that all Criminal Justice 
must cease, unless, a place of Security is Provided. 

Fort George at Cockspurr is now also in Total ruin, 
Altho' so Necessary for the Protection of this Port and 
Shipping, and Especially to Enforce many of our Laws, 
These Matters you will doubtless take into your most 
Serious Consideration to provide for and remedy. 

I need not mention the Necessity of Continuing many 
of Our Laws which are near Expiring, And what other 
Matters may appear to me to be worthy of your Consid- 
eration, I shall Acquaint you with by Message. 

Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

I shall order the Usual Estimate, and such Accounts as 



670 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

may be delivered to the Treasurer to be laid before you, 
which I canot doubt but you will provide for. 

And Gentlemen as you are called together for no other 
purpose but to deliberate on the best Methods of promot- 
ing the Publick Good, I hope you will not Suffer your At- 
tention to be drawn off from that object, And I again 
repeat, that you may depend on my ready Concurrence in 
every Measure that can conduce thereto. 

James Habersham 

Savannah in Georgia, Council Chamber) 
the 10 th December 1772. ) 

Then M r Speaker with the Commons House withdrew 

After some time 

His Honor also withdrew. And the Honorable Noble 
Jones Esquire having taken the Chair, Reported to the 
House that His Honor the President had made an Af- 
fectionate Speech to both Houses of Assembly, of which 
to avoid Mistakes, He had procured a Copy. 

Ordered That His Honor's Speech be now read, 

And the same being read by the Clerk. 

Resolved Nemine Dissentiente That a Committee 
of thanks be drawn up and presented to his Honor, for 
his Affectionate Speech to both Houses. 

Ordered That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of thanks to his Honor for his Affectionate 
Speech to both Houses. 

Ordered That a Committee be Appointed to prepare 
an Address to his Honor agreeable to the aforesaid Reso- 



DECEMBER, 1772. 671 

lution, And that M r Stokes, M r Powell and M r Hume be 
the Committee 

Ordered That his Honors Speech be referred to the 
said Committee 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 11 th Decembris 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

M r Hume from the Committee appointed to draw up 
an Address to his Honor the President Reported, the 
Committee had prepared an Address Accordingly, which 
the Committee had directed him to Report, when the 
House will please receive the same. 

Ordered That the report be now made, 

Then M r Hume Read the same in his place, and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table, where the Address be- 
ing again twice read was agreed to by the House 

Ordered That the Address be Ingrossed, 

The Ingrossed Address to his Honor the President be- 
ing read. 

Ordered That the same be entered on the Journal, 

To his Honor James Habersham Esquire, President 
and Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Province 
of Georgia, 



672 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

The Humble Address of the Upper House of Assem- 
bly, 

Kay it please your Honor, 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and Loyal Subjects the 
Council of Georgia in General Assembly met, thank your 
Honor for your Affectionate Speech delivered to both 
Houses of Assembly and beg leave to Assure you that we 
will proceed on the Publick Business with that calm delib- 
eration and Temper which your Honor is pleased to rec- 
omm d and, which at this Juncture is so Indispensibly nec- 
essary for the service of the Province. 

We also joyn your Honor in Expressing our Satisfac- 
tion at the rapid Progress this Province is making in Cul- 
tivation and Commerce, And shall always be ready to 
Concurr in every measure productive of the Honor of the 
Crown and welfare of this Colony, which objects it ap- 
pears to us your Honor has always had at heart 

We are well Acquainted with the ruinous State of the 
Goal, and the Fort at Cockspurr, and the necessity there 
is of Enabling the Magistrates and other proper Officers 
to carry the Laws in General into Execution which for 
want of a Publick Goal is greatly Impeded and the Com- 
manding Officer at Cockspurr for want of a proper For- 
tification is in a great measure disabled from Enforceing 
a due obedience to those in particular which Immediately 
fall within his department. 

We shall with great Alacrity Concurr with the Com- 
mons House of Assembly in every Measure that may tend 
to bring this Session to a Happy Issue, and have no doubt 
but the other Branches will readily joyn us in such Laud- 
able purposes. 

Ordered That M r Speaker sign the said Address. 



\ -*-, 



DECEMBER, 1772. 673 

Ordered That M r Powell and M r Hume do wait upon 
his Honor to know when he will please to be Attended by 
this House with their Address. 

M r Powell and M r Hume Accordingly waited upon His 
Honor Agreeable to Order — 

And being returned, 

M r Powell reported to the House that his Honor had 
been waited upon pursuant to order, to know when he 
would be Attended by this House with their Address, 
And that His Honor had been pleased to say "in half an 
Hour" 

After some time, 

The House was adjourned during pleasure to Attend 
his Honor with their Address, and being returned, the 
House was resumed, and M r Speaker Reported, that the 
House had Attended his Honor the President, and pre- 
sented their Address to which his Honor had been pleased 
to return the following Answer. . 

Honorable Gentlemen 

I return you my most sincere thanks for this Address, 
and I am Perswaded of your good Intentions to co-oper- 
ate with me in promoting his Majesty's Service, and true 
Interest and welfare of this Province 



James Habersham 



Savannah in Georgia 
the 11 th December 1772 



48 r— vol 17 



Then the House was Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



674 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 12 th Decembris 

The House met According to adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 14 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis the 15 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 16 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



DECEMBER, 1772. 675 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 17 th Decembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 18 th Decembris 
The House met According to Adjournment, 

M r Speaker Informed the House that He had a Mes- 
sage from his Honor the President, signed by his Honor, 
which he was directed to lay before this House, and he 
delivered it in at the Table where the same was read, and 
is as follows viz* 

Honorable Gentlemen 

I do hereby Adjourn the Upper House of Assembly 
untill Monday the Eighteenth day of January next, then 
to meet for the dispatch of Business, and it is Accordingly 
adjourned to the said eighteenth day of January next. 



James Habersham 

th 
the 18 th Day of December 1772 



Given under my hand at Savannah ) 



676 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 18 th Januarii 1773 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 19 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment 

M r Mullryne having Informed the House "That the 
Light House on Tybee Island is now Compleatly finished, 
and that he is desirous, that a Committee of this House 
should be appointed to View the same. 

Resolved, That M r Stokes, M r Jones and M r Yonge, 
be a Committee to View and Examine the New Light 
House on Tybee Island and that they report their opinion 
of the same as soon as may be. 

And then the House was adjourned till 
to Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 20 th Januarij 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning 1 1 o'clock. 



JAJNUARY, 1773. 677 

(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 21* Januarii 

The House met According to adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 22 ,d Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 23 d Januarii 

The House met according to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 25 th Januarii 

The House met according to adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



678 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 26 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 27 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 28 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed* 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 29 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1773. «*» 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 30 th Januarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 1* Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Le Conte "that the Commons House had passed an 
Ordinance for reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r 
Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province in Great 
Britain" to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
House. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Thomas Young that the Commons House had passed 
a Bill "Intituled an Act to prevent the Mischiefs arising 
from the practice of hunting with Fire and killing Deer 
by Night" to which they desire the Concurrence of this 
House 

The Ordinance from the Commons House for reap- 
pointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent to Sollicit the 
Affairs of this Province in Great Britain, was twice read, 

Ordered, That the said Ordinance be Committed to a 
Committee of the whole House. 



680 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Resolved That this House will resolve itself into a 
Committee of the whole House on the said Ordinance to 
morrow 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 
an Act to prevent the Mischiefs Arising from the prac- 
tice of hunting with Fire and Killing Deer by Night, was 
read the first time — And it was 

Ordered That the said Bill be read a second time to 
morrow 



And then 



The House Adjourned 'till to morrow 
Morn 1 Eleven Oclock. 



(From B. P. R. O—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis the 2* Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment. 

The Order of the day being read, 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure and put 
into a Committee on the Ordinance from the Commons 
House for reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent 
to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province in Great Britain, 

After some time, 

The House was resumed, and M r Yonge Reported the 
Committee had gone thro the Ordinance, and made an 
Amendment thereto which he was directed by the Com- 
mittee to report, when the Honorable House will please 
receive the same 



FEBRUARY, 1773. 681 

Ordered, That the Report be now made, 

And M r Yonge read the Amendment in his place and 
afterwards delivered the same in at the table where the 
Amendment being twice read was agreed to by the House 

Ordered, That the Ordinance from the Commons 
House reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq' Agent to 
Sollicit the Affairs of this Province in Great Britain, with 
the Amendment made thereto by this House be now read 
the third time 

And the same being read the third time 

And the Question put, 

"Whether the Ordinance with the Amendment made 
thereto do pass 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That a Message be sent by the Clerk to the 
Commons House "to return the said Ordinance, and Ac- 
quaint them that this House doth Agree to the Ordinance 
for reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq T Agent to Sol- 
licit the Affairs of this Province in Great Britain," with 
an Amendment, to which they desire their Concurrence. 

A Memorial of John Mullryne Esq 1 " directed to his 
Honor the President, the Members of his Majestys Hon- 
orable Council and to the Speaker and Members of the 
Commons House of Assembly, was received and read in 
the words following Viz 1 

That the Memorialist had the Misfortune to have his 
House in the Parish of Christ Church, with the greatest 
part of his Furniture and Effects destroyed by fire in the 
Night of the Eighth day of January 1771, That a very 
little time before the said Accident happened your Me- 



632 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

morialist had received a Considerable sum of Money in 
the Bills of Credit of this Province, some part of which 
he had paid away, but to the best of his recollection and 
Belief there was remaining in his desk, which was totally 
consumed, the sum of Sixty pounds or more, in the said 
Bills : That as the said Bills of Credit were Issued by the 
Publick for a Valuable Consideration, the publick must 
of course be gainers by your Memorialists loss, Unless 
the Legislature shall think it Equitable to relieve him in 
the premises in the same Manner as was done in a Case 
of the like Nature some Years ago. Your Memorialist 
therefore hopes that the same may be taken under Con- 
sideration and that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill 
to empower the Commissioners of the General Loan Of- 
fice to Issue Bills of Credit to the Amount of Sixty 
pounds to be paid to your Memorialist in lieu of and to 
replace the like sum lost by the Accident of Fire afore- 
said, & your Petitioner as in duty Bound shall ever 
pray &c 

Ordered That the Clerk do carry the said Memorial 
to the Commons House of Assembly for their Considera- 
tion. 



The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House "to pre- 
vent the Mischiefs Arising from the Practice of Hunting 
with Fire and killing deer by Night was read a Second 
time. 

Ordered That the said Bill be Committed to Morrow 

And then, the House Adjourned till to 
morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



FEBRUARY, 1773. 688 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 3 d Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The House was adjourned during pleasure and resolved 
itself into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the 
Commons House Intituled An Act "to prevent the Mis- 
chiefs arising from the Practice of hunting with Fire and 
killing deer at Night" 

After some time 

M r Elliott from the Committee of the whole House, 
Reported, That the Committee had gone thro* the said 
Bill and made some Amendments thereto, which he was 
directed to report when the Honourable House will please 
receive the same. 

Ordered That the report be now made, 

I 

And M r Elliott reported the Amendments in his place 
and delivered the Bill with the Amendments in at the 
Table where the Amendments being twice read were 
agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the said Bill with the Amendments be 
read the third time on Friday next. 

And then the House was adjourned 'till 
to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



684 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 4 th Februarii 

The House met Acording to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 5 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 
An Act "to prevent the Mischiefs Arising from the prac- 
tice of hunting with Fire and killing Deer by Night," was 
read a third time with the Amendments. 

And the Question being put, 

"Whether this Bill with the Amendments shall pass 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

And then the House was Adjourned 'till 
to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 6 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1773. 685 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Lunae the 8 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, 

Ordered That a Message be sent to the Commons 
House by the Clerk to return them the Ordinance for Re- 
appointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent to Sollicit the 
Affairs of this province in Great Britain, And also the 
Bill, Intituled An Act, "to prevent the Mischiefs Arising 
from the Practice of hunting with fire and killing Deer 
by Night" And to Acquaint them that this House have 
passed the said Ordinance with an Amendment and also 
the said Bill with Amendments, to all which this House 
desire their Concurrence. 

And then, the House was adjourned 'till 
to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis the 9 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The House being Informed by his Honor the President, 
That his Excellency Sir James Wright Baronet was Ar- 
rived at Charles town from England, And that he expect- 
ed his Excellency would be at Purisbourgh on his way to 
this place on Thursday next. 



•86 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Resolved That a Committee be appointed to wait 
upon his Excellency at Purisbourgh and Attend him to 
Savannah. 

Ordered, That M r Powell, M r Graham and M r Stokes 
be the Committee to wait upon his Excell 7 Agreeable to 
the above Resolution. 

And then, the House was Adjourned 
till to morrow Morning Eleven O clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. t Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 10 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 11 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the 12 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1773. 687 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. 9 Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 13 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed till Monday Morning Eleven O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 15 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment. 

Resolved That this House will present an Address 
to his Excellency Sir James Wright Baronet Expressing 
the Unfeigned satisfaction they Enjoy at the distinguish- 
ing Mark he has received of his Majestys Royal Favour, 
And for his Excellencys return to this his Government 

Ordered That M r (g|c) be a Committee to prepare 
an Address to his Excellency the Governor Agreeable to 
the foregoing resolution. 

Then the House was Adjourned during pleasure and 
the Committee Appointed to prepare an Address to his 
Excellency withdrew for that purpose. 

After some time the House was resumed, 

And M r (glc) from the Committee Appointed to pre- 
pare an Address to his Excellency, Reported, "the Com- 
mittee had prepared an Address According to Order, 
which the Committee had directed him to report, when 
the Honorable House will please to receive the same. 

Ordered That the report be now made 



688 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Then M r (gic) . read the Address in his place and af- 
terwards delivered the same in at the Table where the 
same being twice read was agreed to by the whole House. 

Ordered That the Address be Ingrossed. 

After some time, 

The Ingrossed Address to His Excellency being read 

Ordered, That the Address to his Excellency be En- 
tered on the Journals 

To His Excellency Sir James Wright Baronet Cap- 
tain General, and Governor in Chief of His Maj- 
estys Province of Georgia, Chancellor, and Vice 
Admiral of the Same. 

The Humble Address of the Upper House of As- 
sembly 

May it Please your Excellency, 

We the Members of his Majesty's Council in General 
Assembly met, Beg leave to Congratulate Your Excel- 
lency on your safe return to your Government; and to 
Express to you our Unfeigned Satisfaction at the distin- 
guishing Mark you have received of his Majesty's Royal 
Favour, which are the most Indubitable proofs of the Pro- 
priety of your Excellency's Conduct, during your Admin- 
istration in this Province, both as a Faithfull Servant of 
the Crown, and a Sincere Friend to the true Interests of 
the People, To which we can bear the Strongest Testi- 
mony. 



FEBRUARY, 1773. 689 

We therefore beg leave both as a Council, and as Indi- 
viduals, to present to your Excellency this particular Tes- 
timony of, Our Esteem and regard for You. 

(Signed) James Habersham Presid 1 
Noble Jones 
James Mackay 
James Edward Powell 
Grey Elliott 
Clement Martin Jun' 
Lewis Johnson 
John Graham 
Henry Yonge 
Anthony Stokes 
James Hume 



u} 

773 J 



Council Chamber 
Savannah in Georgi 
the 15 th February 1773 

The above Gentlemen Waited upon his Excellency the 
Governor to present him their Address, And being re- 
turned, M r President Reported, 

That the House had waited upon his Excell 7 the Gov- 
ernor and presented their Address, to which His Excel- 
lency had been pleased to deliver the following Answer, 
Viz 1 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

Be pleased to Accept my best thanks for your very kind 
Congratulations on my safe return to this Province, and 
the Honorable Testimony You are pleased to bear of my 
past Conduct and Administration here. 

I ever meant to discharge my duty as a Faithful Serv- 
ant of the Crown, and can with the greatest truth declare 
I also meant at the same time, to promote to the utmost 

44 r— vol 17 



690 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

of my power and Abilities the true Interest of the People, 
and which I shall always continue to have in View. 

Ja : Wright 

Savannah in Georgia ) 
the 15 th February 1773 J 

After Some time, 

A Message was brought from his Excellency, and read 
in the words following viz 1 

"I do hereby Adjourn the Upper House of Assembly, 
to tuesday the twenty third day of this Instant February, 
and the said House is hereby Adjourned Accordingly, 
Untill the said Twenty third day of February, then to 
meet for the dispatch of Business 

Given Under my hand at Savannah the 15 th 
day of February 1773 



Ja : Wright 



To the Honorable the 1 

President and the Members > 
of His Majestys Hon bl * Council J 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis the 23 d Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



FEBRUARY, 1773. t$9l 

(From P. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 24 th Februarii 

Th* House met According* to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 25** Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the 26 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment, and Ad- 
journ'd 'till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 27 th Februarii 

The House met According to Adjournment And Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



692 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 1* Martii 

The House met According to Adjournment 

His Excellency the Governor, came to this House, And 
sent a Message by the Clerk to the Commons House of 
Assembly, requiring their Attendance in the Council 
Chamber Immediately. 

Soon After. 

M r Speaker with the House Attended, And (ile) his 
ExcelF in the Council Chamber, And his Excellency 
was pleased to make a Speech to both Houses of As- 
sembly. 

Honourable Gentlemen, 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Commons House of 
Assembly 

It is with great Pleasure that I now meet you in Gen- 
eral Assembly, as I have the Satisfaction to Acquaint 
you that our most Gracious Sovereign has been pleased 
to Approve of the report made by the right Honorable 
the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, in 
favour of a Memorial given in by me relative to the 
State of this Province, and for obtaining an Extension 
of our Indian Boundary line, and which Marie of Royal 
favour I perswade myself cannot fail to Increase your 
Gratitude and Affection to his Majesty. 

This Gentlemen is a Matter I have long had in View 
(tho different somewhat from the footing it is now ob- 
tained upon) and which on my departure for Great 
Britain, I was from all Parts of this Province Earnestly 



1 



MARCH, 1773. • 693 

requested to Solicit, and it is that which alone can, and 
if properly carried into Execution must in a few years, 
Give that Degree of Strength, Security, and Opulence 
to this Province, which in my Opinion it could scarce 
otherwise ever Attain to, For by the Present Boundary 
line, we are so much Confined, that there is not un- 
granted Lands for any additional Number of Inhabi- 
tants of any Consequence. 

And it is to Endeavour to Execute his Majesty's most 
Gracious Intentions towards the good People here, which 
(only) has brought me amongst You once more, 

Cap 1 Stuart the Superintendant and I, have agreed to 
hold a Congress with the Creek and Cherokee Indians 
at Augusta in May next, when I hope we shall be able 
to obtain from those People joyntly a Cession to his 
Majesty of the Lands in View, after which I shall to 
the best of my Judgment, and with all possible dispatch, 
Proceed on the plan for bringing into this Province a 
Number of good People to settle thereon. 

And Gentlemen in order to give the greatest Encour- 
agement to Persons to Come and Purchase those Lands, 
I must recommend it to your Consideration, whether 
Exempting such as shall really make settlements and 
reside thereon (and to no others will they be disposed of 
and granted) from attending at Savannah on Jury's and 
such other duties as may be dispensed with for a limited 
time, and also Easing their Land Tax may have a de- 
sirable and good Effect. 

Gentlemen, the Several Matters laid before you, and 
recommended by his Honour the President, I approve 
of, and as they will require your Attention for some 
time, and the Ranting Season will soon draw near, I 
shall not now Trouble you with any thing further, but 



694 • JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

to recommend to you Unanimity and dispatch, and to 
Assure you that I shall always be ready to Assist and 
Concurr with you in every proper Measure to promote the 
prosperity of ^this Province. 

Gentlemen of the Assembly, 

I find you have not yet received the Estimate, this I 
shall settle as soon as possible and send down to you, 
and doubt not but that you will provide for the same in 
such way as may be least burthensome to your Constit- 
uants. 

Ja : Wright 

Savannah in Georgia 1 
Council Chamber V 

the I* March 1773 J 

Then his Excellency withdrew. 

And M r President having taken the Chair, He re- 
ported to the House, that his Excellency had made a most 
Affectionate Speech to both Houses, of which to prevent 
mistakes he had obtained a Copy. 

Ordered That his Excellencys Speech be now read, 

And the same being read, by the Clerk, 

Resolved, Nemine Dissentiente That an Address of 
Thanks be drawn up and presented to his Excellency the 
Governor for his Affectipnate Speech to both Houses. 

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up 
an Address of Thanks to hid Excellency upon the said 
Resolution; And that M* Stokes M r Johnson and M T 
Powell be a Committee for that purpose. 



MARCH, 1773. C9fr 

Ordered, That his Excellencys Speech be referred to 
the said Committee 



And then, the House was Adjourned 
till to morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 2 n * March 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

M' Stokes from the Committee appointed to draw up 
an Address to his Excellency the Governor, Reported 
that the Committee had prepared an Address accord- 
ingly, which the Committee had directed him to Report 
when the Honourable House will please to Receive the 
same. 

Ordered That the Report be now Received. 

And M r Stokes read the same in his place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table where the Address was 
again read, And then the House was Adjourned during 
pleasure, And put into a Committee upon the said Ad- 
dress 

After some time the House was resumed and M p 
Powell from the Committee of the whole House Report- 
ed the Committee had gone thro' the .said Address with- 
out making any Amendments thereto, and the said Ad- 
dress being again Ready 



I 



696 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

Ordered That the same be Ingrossed, 

Here enter the Address &C & His Excell 7 " Answer— 

And then the House adjourn'd untill to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii the 3 rd March 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

M r Sotkes presented a Bill, Intitled An Act to Explain, 
Amend, and reduce into one Act of Assembly the several 
Laws now in being Relating to the holding Special 
Courts for the Trial of Personal Actions wherein any 
Transient Person or Persons is or are Plaintiff, or 
Plaintiffs, Defendant or Defendants, and the same was 
received and Ordered to be Read the first time to Mor- 
row 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis 4 th March 

The House met according to Adjournment 

The order of the day being Read, The Bill Intitled, 
an Act, to Explain, Amend, and Reduce into one Act 



MARCH, 1773. 697 

of Assembly the several Laws now in being Relating to 
the holding Special Courts for the Trial of Personal 
Actions wherein any Transient Person or Persons is or 
are Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, Defendant or Defendants was 
Read a first time, and Ordered to be Read a Second time 
to Morro'w — 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 5 th March 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

The Bill Intitled an Act to Explain, Amend and Re- 
duce into one Act of Assembly the several Laws now 
in being Relating to the holding Special Courts for the 
Trial of personal Actions wherein any Transient Per- 
son or Persons is or are Plaintiff or Plain- 
tiffs defendant or defendants was Read a Second time 
and Ordered to be Committed to a Committee of the 
whole House on Monday next. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Stirk 
with an Ingrossed Bill, Intitled, An Act, for the better 
Ordering the Militia. 

M r Mackay, M r Yonge, and M r Martin applied for and 
had leave of absence for a Week from Monday next. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



698 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE. 

(Prom State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 6 th March 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae the 8 th March 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

The House was Adjourned during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee upon the Bill to Explain, Amend, and 
Reduce into one Act of Assembly the several Laws now 
in being Relating to the holding Special Courts for the 
Trial of Personal Actions wherein any Transient Person 
or Persons is or are Plaintiff or Plaintiffs Defendant or 
Defendants and after sometime M r Elliott from the Com- 
mittee of the whole House, Reported, that the Commit- 
tee had gone thro' the said Bill without making an>\ 
Amendments 

Ordered That the said Bill be Ingrossed 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House for the 
better Ordering the Militia was Read the first time and 
Ordered to be read a Second time to Morrow 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



MARCH, 1773. 69» 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 9 th March 

The House met according to Adjournm 1 

The Ingrossed Bill, for the better Ordering the Militia 
was Read a Second time, and Ordered to be Committed 
to Morrow. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Yonge 
desiring a free Conference of both Houses on the Amend- 
ments made to the Bill, Intitled, An Act to prevent the 
Mischiefs arising from the Practice of hunting with Fire 
and Killing Deer by Night. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Clerk in the Words following. 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message of this day desiring a 
free Conference of both Houses on the Amendments 
made by this House to the Bill, Intitled An Act, to Pre- 
vent the Mischiefs arising from the Practise of Hunting 
with Fire and killing Deer by Night, this House, doth 
Agree to the same, and are ready to enter on the said 
Conference Immediately in the Room adjoining the 
Council Chamber. 

And then the House adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 



700 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii the 10 th March 1773 

The House met according to Adjournm 1 

The Ingrossed Bill, Intitled An Act, to Explain 
Amend, and Reduce, into one Act of Assembly the sev- 
eral Laws now in being relating to the Holding Special 
Courts for the Trial of Personal Actions wherein Any 
Person or Persons, is or are Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, De- 
Defendant or Defendants, was Read a third time. 

And the Question being put, Whether this Bi 1 l shall 
pass. 

Resolved that the Bill do pass 

Ordered That the Clerk carry the Bill to the Com- 
mons House and desire their Concurrence therein. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Jovis the 11 th March 1773 
The House met according to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Shruder, 
That the Commons House have passed a Bill, To Ascer- 
tain and Regulate Publick Officers Fees, and also the 
Fees of other Persons herein after mentioned. 



MARCH, 1773. 701 

The House was Adjourn'd during Pleasure and put 
into a Committee upon the Ingrossed Bill For the Bet- 
ter Ordering the Militia. 

After some time M r Elliott from the Committee, Re- 
ported, that the Committee had gone thro some part of 
the said Bill, made several Amendments thereto, and 
desired leave to sit again. 

Resolved That the Committee have leave to sit again. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Veneris the 12 th March 1773 

The House met according to Adjournm* 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure and put 
into a Committee upon the Bill for the better Ordering 
the Militia. 

After some time the House was Resumed and M r 
Elliott from the Committee of the whole House, Re- 
ported that the Committee had made further progress 
in the Bill; made several Amendments thereto and that 
he was directed by the Committee to desire leave to sit 
again. 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



702 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 13 th March 

The House met according to Adjournnr 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor was 
Read in the Words following. 

I do Adjourn the Upper House of Assembly to Tues- 
day the Eighth day of June next, and it is hereby Ad- 
journed, accordingly untill the said Eighth of June then 
to meet for the Dispatch of Business. 

Given under my hand at Savannah in Georgia the 
13 th day of March 1773. 

J: Wright 

To the Hon b,e the President and] 
Member of his Majesty's Hon ble > 
Council J 

Ordered That all Orders and Resolutions be Ad- 
journed over untill that day. 

And then the House Adjourn'd untill 
Tuesday the Eighth day of June next. 
Eleven O'Clock in the forenoon. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 8 th June 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



JUNE, 1773. 703 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii the 9 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 10 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 11 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 12 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning 11 O'Clock 



704 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSIS 

(From Slate Archives.) 

Die Lunae the 14 th June 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 15 th June 

The House met according to Adjournm 1 and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morn* Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii the 16 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment 

Motion was made that an Address of Thanks be pre- 
pared and Presented to his Excellency the Governor for 
his great Zeal for the Interest and Welfare of this Prov- 
ince, and in particular for the Trouble and fatigue his 
Excellency lately underwent in Obtaining the Session of 
so Valuable a Tract of Land from the Creek and Chero- 
kee Indians. 

Resolved That an Address of Thanks be prepared 
and presented to his Excellency agreeable to the above 
Motion, and that M r Powell and M r Martin prepare the 
same. 



JUNE, 1773. 705 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure and Re- 
solved itself into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from 
the Commons House, To ascertain and Regulate Public 
Officers Fees and also the ffees of other Persons herein 
after mentioned. 

After sometime M r Martin from the Committee of the 
whole House, Reported that the Committee had gone 
thro* the said Bill without making any Amendments 
therein. 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 17 th June 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 18 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 

46 or- vol 17 



706 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Sabbati the 19 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae 21* June 

The House met according to Adjournment 

M r Powell from the Committee appointed to draw up 
an Address to his Excellency the Governor Reported, 
that the Committee had prepared the same and that the 
Committee are Ready to present it when the Honourable 
House will be pleased to receive the same 

Ordered That the Report be now Received. 

And M r Powell read the safne in his place and after- 
wards delivered it in at the Table where the Address 
was again Read, and Agreed to by the House 

The Address of the Council to his Excellency the Gov- 
ernor. 

To his Excellency Sir James Wright Bar* Captain 
General and Governor in Chief in and over his 
Majesty's Province of Georgia, Chancellor, Vice 
Admiral and Ordinary of the same. 

The Address of the Upper House of Assembly 



JUNE, 1773. 707 

May it please your Excellency 

We his Majesty's most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects, 
the Council of Georgia in General Assembly met, beg 
leave with the highest Sence of Gratitude and Respect, 
to Offer your Excellency our sincere thanks, for the 
great Pains you have lately taken, and the Trouble you 
have been at, in obtaining from the Creek and Cherokee 
Indians, a Cession of a very extensive and Valuable 
Tract of Land, which important Acquisition must, from 
its Situation and fertility of Soil, Effectually and Im- 
mediately settle and Strengthen our Western Frontier, 
and as Several Members of this House were present at 
the Congress and Witnesses to the Fatigues and Diffi- 
culty's You underwent upon that Occasion, We the more 
chearfully and heartily Congratulate Your Excellency N 
and the good People of this Country upon the Com- 
pletion of this most wished for Event, 

This recent Testimony of your Excellency's Regard 
to and Zeal for the Security and Prosperity of the In- 
habitants of this Province, demand our most grateful 
Acknowledgements, And will Render your Excellency's 
Memory and Name, Revered and Beloved to our Latest 
Posterity. 

That your Excellency may long Preside over us, and 
that you may enjoy an Uninterrupted State of health 
and Felicity is our Constant Wish 

By Order of the House 
James Habersham President 

Savannah in Georgia ) 
21* June 1773. — ] 

Ordered, That the Address be Ingrossed, 

And that M r President do sign the same 



708 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(Prom State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 22** June 1773 

The House met according to Adjournm* 

His Excellency's the Governor's Answer to the Ad- 
dress of the Upper House. 

Honourable Gentlemen 

I Return you my most Cordial thanks for your Warm 
and Friendly Address on the Success Attending the Con- 
gress with the Indians at Augusta, The Acquisition is 
certainly very Considerable, and I trust will in a few 
Years put this Province in a State of Security against 
the Indians, and also Contribute Greatly to the Increase 
of our Trade and Opulence. 

And permit me to assure you that the generous Ap- 
probation of my Conduct, and Good Wishes Expressed, 
by Gentlemen of whose Honour and Integrity I have had 
so long and great Experience, Give me the highest Sat- 
isfaction 

Ja : Wright 

Savannah ) 

22 nd June 1773 3 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Baker 
(W) 

Commons House of Assembly 
22 nd June 1773 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House have agreed to the Bill, Intitled, A Bill 
to Explain, Amend, and Reduce into one Act of As- 



JUNE, 1773. ™ 9 

sembly the several Laws now in being relating to the 
Holding Special Courts for the Trial of Personal Ac- 
tions wherein any Transient Person or Persons is or are 
Plaintiff or Plaintiffs Defendant or Defendants with 
some Amendments to which Amendments they desire 
the Concurrence of your House. 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eleven O'clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii the 23^ June 1773 

The House met according to Adjournm' and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morn g Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 24 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Veneris the 25 th June 
The House met according to Adjournment 
The House took under Consideration the Amendments 



710 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

made by the Commons House to the Bill Intitled An Act 
to Explain, Amend, and Reduce into one Act of As- 
sembly the several Laws now in being, relating to the 
holding Special Courts for the Trial of Personal Ac- 
tions wherein any Person or Persons, is or are Plaintiff 
or Plaintiffs, Defendant or Defendants. 

Ordered That the Clerk carry the following Mes- 
sage to the Commons House. 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Amendments made by your House to the Bill Intitled 
An Act to Explain, Amend, and Reduce into one Act of 
Assembly the several Laws now in being relating to the 
holding Special Courts for the Trial of Personal Ac- 
tions wherein any Person or Persons, is or are Plaintiff 
or Plaintiffs, Defendant or Defendants have Agreed to 
one of the said Amendments but disagreed to the others. 
This House therefore desires your House will Join them 
in a free Conference on the Subject Matter of the said 
Amendments which if you agree to, this House will enter 
on the said. Business at Eleven O'Clock on Thursday 
next, in the Room Adjoining the Council Chamber. 

The 'House Adjourned &C & was put into a Commit- 
tee on the Militia Bill after some time went thro' the 
same made several Amendments which M r Powell from 
the Committee Reported &C. which was Agreed to, 

Ordered the bill be read a Third time on Monday 
with some Amendments to which they desire the Con- 
currence of your House. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 






JUNE, 1773. 711 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 26 th June 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till Monday Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae the 28 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment 

Read Militia Bill the third time, Past and sent down 
with a Message to desire the Concurrence to the 
Amendm* made — 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 29 th June 

The House met according to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Nether- 
clift That the Commons House had passed a Bill In- 
titled an Act to empower Commissioners or Surveyors 
to lay out, make, and Repair the Roads already laid out, 
or may hereafter be necessary, and also to clear the 
Rivers and Creeks within their Respective Divisions, to 
which they desire the Concurrence of this House, and 
the said Bill was Read the first time, and Ordered to be 
Read a Second time — 



712 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And then the House Resolved itself into a Committee 
of the whole House to take under Consideration "tiic 
Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House, For the Set- 
tling and Ascertaining the Fees to be taken by the Sev- 
eral publick Officers and Persons herein after named 
was read the third time & the Question being put &C 
a Message was sent &C 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii the 30 th June 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Thomas 
Young. "That the Commons House have passed a Bill 
Intitled An Act to Amend an Act to Ascertain the Man- 
ner and Form of Electing Members to Represent the 
Inhabitants of this Province in the Commons House of 
Assembly — Also a Bill Intitled an Act to Prevent Dam- 
ages arising from Dams or Banks, and for preventing 
Persons from Stopping the natural Course or Courses 
of Water to the Injury of their Neighbours, to which 
they desire the Concurrence of this House. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Shruder 
was Received and Read in the Words following Viz 1 



JULY, 1773. 713 

Commons House of Assembly 
30 th June 1773 
Honourable Gentlemen 

In Answer to your Message of the Twenty Eighth 
Instant desiring a free Conference upon the Subject Mat- 
ter of the Amendments made by this House to the In- 
grossed Bill, Entitled an Act to explain, amend and 
reduce into one Act of Assembly the several Laws now 
in being relating to the special Courts for the Trial of 
Personal Actions wherein any Person or Persons is or 
are Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, defendant or Defendants, this 
House doth agree to the same and will meet your House 
accordingly at the place and time appointed. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 
An Act to amend an Act to ascertain the manner and 
form of Electing Members to Represent the Inhabitants 
of this Province in the Commons House of Assembly. 
And also a Bill Intitled an Act to prevent Damages aris- 
ing from Dams or Banks and for preventing Persons 
stopping the natural Course or Courses of Water, to the 
Injury of their Neighbours were Read the first time and 
Ordered to be Read a Second time 

And then the House Adjourn'd 'till to 
Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 1* July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

The order of the day for holding a Conference with 
the Commons House was Adjourn'd over until to Mor- 
row Morning Eleven O'Clock. 



714 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Upon motion made 

Resolved nemine contradicente That the Thanks of 
this House be given to the Honourable John Stuart Esq r 
Superintendant of Indian Affairs for the Southern Dis- 
trict of America for the part he had taken in Obtaining 
the late Session of Lands from the Creek and Cherokee 
Indians. 

Ordered That the Clerk of this House do transmit 
to the Honourable John Stuart Esquire Superintendant 
of the Indian Affairs for the Southern District of Ameri- 
ca the Thanks of this House for the part he had taken 
in Obtaining the late Cession of Lands from the Creek 
and Cherokee Indians. 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 2 nd July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

A Message from his Excellency the Governor was 
Received and Read in the Words following Viz 1 

The House was Adjourn'd during pleasure and the 
Committee went to the Conference appointed to be held 
on the Amendments made by the Commons House to the 
Bill Intitled An Act to Explain, Amend, and Reduce 
into one Act of Assembly the several Laws now in being 
relating to the holding Special Courts for the Trial of 
Personal Actions wherein any Person or Persons, is or 



JUI^Y, 1773. 715 

are Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, Defendant or Defendants 
which being Ended the House was Resumed and the 
following Message was sent to the Commons House by 
the Clerk 

Upper House of Assembly 
the 2 nd July 1773 

M r Speaker 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House In- 
titled An Act to Ascertain the Manner and Form of 
Electing Members to Represent the Inhabitants of this 
Province in the Commons House of Assembly. And 
Also the Bill Intitled An Act to impower Commissioners 
or Surveyors to lay out make and Repair the Roads 
already laid out or that may hereafter be necessary, and 
also to clear the Rivers and Creeks within their Re- 
spective Divisions were Read a Second time. 

Ordered That the said Bills be committed to a Com- 
mittee of the whole House. 

Ordered That the House be put into a Committee 
on the said Bills on 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 3 rd July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till Monday Morning Ten O'Clock. 



716 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae the 5 th July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis the 6 th July 

The House met according to Adjournm* and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Mercurii the 7 th July 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 8 th July 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



JULY, 1773- 717 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 9 th July 

The House met according to Adjourn 1 and Adjourn'd 
till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 10 th July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournm* and Ad- 
journ'd till Monday Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Lunae the 12 th July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis the 13 th July 

The House met according to Adjournm* and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



718 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Mercurii the 14 th July 
The House met according to Adjournm* 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House In- 
titled An Act to prevent Damages arising from Dams 
or Banks and for preventing Persons from Stopping the 
natural Course or Courses of Water to the Injury of 
their Neighbours was Read a Second time and Ordered 
to be Committed. 

The House Adjourned during pleasure and Resolved 
itself into a Committee on the Ingrossed Bill from the 
Commons House Intitled an Act to prevent Damages 
arising from Dams or Banks and for preventing Persons 
from Stopping the Natural Course or Courses of Water 
to the Injury of their Neighbours. And after some time 
the House was Resumed and M r Read from the Com- 
mittee of the House Reported "that the Committee had 
gone thro' the said Bill and made some Amendments 
thereto which he was directed to Report when the hon- 
ourable House will please to Receive the Same. 

Resolved That the Report be now Received 

And M r Reed read the same in his place and after- 
wards delivered the same in at the Table where the 
Amendments were again Read and agreed to by the 
House. 

A Message was brought from the Commons house by 
M r Yonge that the Commons House have passed a Bill 
to prevent the stealing of Horses and Neat Cattle and 
unlawfully branding, marking, killing, or driving the 
same, to which they desire the Concurrence of this 



JULY, 1773. 719 

House, And the said Bill was Read a first time and Or- 
dered to be Read a Second time. 

A Message was brought from the Commons house by 
M r Stirk. "That the Commons House have passed a 
Bill Intitled an Act for Granting to his Majesty a duty 
upon Raw Neat Hides exported from this Province, and 
for preventing the Exportation of Unmerchantable 
Tanned Leather, which Bill was Read a first time and 
Ordered to be Read a Second time. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Stirk, That the Commons House 

Ordered That the following Message be sent to the 
Commons House by the Clerk. 

Upper House of Assembly 11 th July 1773. 

M r Speaker 

In answer to your Message desiring a conference with 
this House on the Amendments made to the Bill In- 
titled An Act for the better Ordering the Militia, this 
House doth agree to the same, and have appointed a 
Committee to join a Committee of your House on the 
subject Matter of the said Amendments, in the Room 
adjoining the Council Chamber on Friday Morning at 
Ten O'Clock. 



Committee 



Hon b 



James Edward Powell 1 
James Read Y Esq™ 

Henry Yonge J 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eight O'Clock 



720 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 15 th July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Clay with a Bill Intitled An Act to Amend and 
continue the several Laws therein mentioned, and for 
vesting several Ferries in the Persons mentioned in an 
Act, entitled "an Act for Establishing several Ferries 
in this Province in the Persons therein named which was 
Read the first time and Ordered to be Read a Second 
time. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House In- 
titled An Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon 
Raw Neat Hides exported from this Province, and for 
preventing the Exportation of Unmerchantable Tanned 
Leather was Read a Second time and Ordered to be 
Committed, on this day week 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House in- 
titled An Act to prevent the stealing of Horses and Neat 
Cattle and Unlawfully Branding, marking, killing or 
driving the same, was Read a Second time and Ordered 
to be Committed, on this day week 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eight O'Clock. 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Veneris the 16 th July 1773 
The House met according to Adjournm* 
The House was Adjourned during Pleasure & put 



JULY, 1773. 721 

into a Committee on — The Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House Intitled An Act to empower the Commis- 
sioners or Surveyors to lay out make and Repair the 
Roads already laid out or may hereafter be necessary, 
and also to clear the Rivers and Creeks within their 
Respective divisions, & After some M r Powell from the 
Committee Reported had &C — made some Amendment? 

Ordered the Bill be read a third time — on Wednesday 
next — 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eight O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 17 July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ VI till Monday Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunse the 19 th July 

The House met according to Adjournm* 

A Message was brought from the Commons house by 
M r Clay &C Intitled An Act to Oblige Masters of Vessels 
and other Transient Persons importing Negroes or other 
Slaves, Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, to pay tax for 
the same, and to compel the Persons directed to receive 
the same to give Security for the due performance of 

46 c r— vol 17 



722 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

their Office, and for Monies that may be Received by 
them by Virtue of any Act of this Province Was read 
the First time and Ordered to be read a second time on 
Monday the Twenty sixth Instant 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eight O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 20 th July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons By M r Barnard had 
passed a Bill for selling for a term of Years the ferrys 
over Great Hogeech to which the desire &C 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 
An Act to empower the Commissioners therein named 
to lease to the Thirty first of December next, and then to 
put up for sale, for the Benefit of the Publick the Ferry 
over Great Ogeechee River, for a Term of Years and to 
Authorize the Said Commissioners to inspect and Regu- 
late the said Ferry was read the first time & ordered to 
be read a second time 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eight O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Mercurii the 2i 8t July 
The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 



JULY, 1773. 723 

*'An Act to ascertain the manner and form of Electing 
Members to Represent the Inhabitants of this Province 
in the Commons House of Assembly was read the third 
time. 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass . 

It was resolved in the Affirmative 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 
An Act to prevent Damages arising from Dams or 
Banks, and for preventing Persons from stopping the 
natural Course or Courses of Water to the Injury of 
their Neighbours was read a third time. 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass 

It was resolved in the Affirmative 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House, Intitled 
An Act to empower Commissioners or Surveyors to 
lay out, make, and Repair the Roads already laid out or 
may hereafter be necessary and also to clear the Rivers 
and Creeks within their Respective Divisions was Read 
a third time. 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass. 

It was resolved in the Affirmative 

Ordered That the Clerk return the aforesaid Bills 
to the Commons House and desire their Concurrence to 
the Amendments made by this House to the said Bills 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Eight O'Clock 



724 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(Ftom State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 22 n * July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

The House was Adjourned during Pleasure And Re- 
solved itself into a Committee to take into Considera- 
tion the Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House In- 
titled An Act to prevent the Stealing of Horses and Neat 
Cattle, and unlawfully branding, marking, killing or 
driving the same. After Sometime the House was Re- 
sumed and M r Read from the Committee Reported. 
"That the Committee had gone thro' the said Bill and 
made several Amendments thereto which he was directed 
to Report when the Honourable House will please to 
Receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now Received, And M r 
Read read the same in his place and afterwards delivered 
the same in at the Table where the same was again Read 
and agreed to by the House. 

Then the House Adjourned during Pleasure & was 
put into a Committee on the Raw Hide Bill &C & after 
sometime the House was Resumed 

And — Mr Read from the Committee of the whole 
House to whom was refer'd the Ingrossed Bill from the 
Commons House Intitled An Act for granting to his 
Majesty a Duty on Raw Neat Hides exported from 
this Province, and for preventing the Exportation of 
Unmerchantable Tanned Leather. Reported that the 
Committee had gone thro* the said Bill and made Several 
Amendments thereto which the Committee had directed 
him to Report when the Honourable House will please 
to Receive the same. 



JULY, 1773. 725 

Ordered That the Report be now Received. And 
M r Read read the Amendments in his place and after- 
wards delivered the Bill with the Amendments in at the 
Table where the same was again Read and Agreed to 
by the House. Then the House was Resumed & 

"the Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 
An Act to empower the Commissioners therein named 
to Lease to the Thirty first of December next, and then 
put up for Sale, for the Benefit of the Publick, the Ferry 
over Great Ogechee River, for a term of Years, and to 
Authorize the said Commissioners to inspect and Regu- 
late the said Ferry was read the send (8,c) time & ordered 
to be Committed 

The House accordingly Adjourned during pleasure & 
was put into a Comm. on the said Bill after some time 
the House was resumed & M r Graham Reported the 
Amendments which were agreed to. 

Ordered The Bill be read tomorrow, 

And then the House Adjourned till to- 
morrow Morning Eight O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 23 July 

The House met according to Adjournment 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House, Intitled 
An Act to prevent the Stealing of Horses and Neat Cat- 
tle, and unlawfully branding, marking, killing 1 or driv- 
ing the same was read the third time. 



726 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass 

It was resolved in the Affirmative 

The Ingjossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 
An Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon Raw 
Neat Hides exported from this Province, and for pre- 
venting the Exportation of Unmerchantable Tanned 
Leather was read the third time. 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intitled 
An Act to empower the Commissioners therein named 
to lease to the Thirty first of December next, and then 
put up for Sale, for the Benefit of the Publick, the Ferry 
over Great Ogechee River, for a Term of Years, and to 
Authorize the said Commissioners to Inspect and Regu- 
late the said Ferry was read the third time 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass. 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That the Clerk Return the said three Bills 
to the Commons House & desire their Concurrence to the 
Amendments — 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Eight O'Clock 



JULY, 1773. 727 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 24 th July 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till Monday Morning Nine O'Clock 



(Prom State Archives.) 

Die Lunae the 26 th July 

The House met according to Adjournment 

The Bill to oblige Masters of Vessells & other Tran- 
sient Person &C was read the second time & then the 
House Adjourned till tomorrow Morning Eight O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 27 th July 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to Morrow Morning Eight O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii the 28 th July 

The House met According to Adjournment & the 
House was resolved into a Committee on the Bill to ob- 



728 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

lige Masters of Vessels &C After some time the House 
was Resumed & 

M r Powell from the Committee of the whole House 
to whom was Referred the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House Intitled An Act to oblige Masters of Ves- 
sels and other Transient Persons importing Negroes or 
other Slaves, Goods, Wares, and Merchandize, to pay- 
Tax for the same; and to compel the Persons directed 
to receive the same to give Security for the due per- 
formance of their Office, and for Monies that may be 
Received by them by virtue of Any Act of this Province. 
Reported, "the Committee had gone thro' the same and 
made several Amendments thereto which he was directed 
to report when the Honourable House will please to re- 
ceive the same 

Ordered That the Report be now Received, And M r 
Powell read the Amendments in his place and afterwards 
delivered the same in at the Table where the same was 
again Read and agreed to by the House 

Ordered That the Bill with the Amendments be 
now Read the third time, And the same being Read 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass. 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That the Clerk do Return the said Bill with 
the Amendments to the Commons House and desire their 
Concurrence to the Amendments made by this House 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. 



JULY, 1773. 729 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 29 th July 

The House met according to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Henry 
Yonge (Viz 1 ) 

Commons House of Assembly 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Amendments made by your House to the Bill. To pre 
vent Damages arising from Dams or Banks and for pre- 
venting Persons stopping the natural Course or Courses 
of Water to the Injury of their Neighbours — have 
agreed to the same — Also the Amendments made to the 
Bill to Amend an Act, Intitled An Act to ascertain the 
manner and form of Electing Members to Represent the 
Inhabitants of this Province in the Commons House of 
Assembly — And Also to a Bill to empower Commis- 
sioners or Surveyors to lay out make and Repair the 
Roads already laid out or that may hereafter be necessa- 
ry, and also to clear the Rivers and Creeks within their 
Respective Divisions — and have agreed to some and dis- 
agreed to others — And that this House desires your 
House will appoint a Committee to join a Committee of 
their House in conference on the Subject Matters of the 
Amendments made to the said Bills 

Ordered That The following Message was sent to the 
Commons House by the Clerk. 

M p Speaker 

In Answer to your Message of this Day desiring this 



730 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

House will appoint a Committee to join a Committee of 
your House in Conference on the Subject Matter of the 
Amendments made by this House to the Bill to Amend 
An Act Intitled An Act to ascertain the manner and 
form of Electing Members to Represent the Inhabitants 
of this Province in the Commons House of Assembly — 

And also to the Bill to empower the Commissioners 
or Surveyors to lay out make and Repair the Roads 
already laid out or that may hereafter be necessary and 
and also to clear the Rivers and Creeks within their Re- 
spective Divisions do Agree to the said Conference and 
have appointed a Committee accordingly to meet in the 
Room adjoining the Council Chamber immediately 



Committee 



James Edward Powell ] 
James Read 
James Hume 



Hon ble \ James Read J- Esquires 



And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Nine O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 30 th July 1773 

The* House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to Morrow morning Nine O'Clock. 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 3 1* July 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till Monday Morning Ten O'Clock. 



AUGUST, 1773. 731 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae the 2 nd August 

The House met according to Adjournm 1 

Message from the Commons House by M r Zubly (Viz) 

Commons House of Assembly 
2 nd August 1773 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Amendments made by your House to the Bill to empower 
the Commissioners therein Named to put up to Sale for 
the Benefit of the Public the Ferry over Great Ogechee 
River for a Term of Years and to authorize the said 
Commissioners to Inspect and Regulate the said Ferry — 
Also the Amendments made to the Bill to Amend and 
Continue an Act to oblige Masters of Vessels, Supercar- 
goes and pther Transient Persons importing Goods and 
Merchandize into this Province to pay tax for the same 
and to oblige the Treasurer and Collector of Country 
duties, to give Security for the due performance of their 
Office, and for Monies that may be Received by them 
by Virtue of this or any other Act of this Province — 
And have agreed to some and disagreed to others, and 
this House desires your House will appoint a Committee 
to join a Committee of their House in Conference on the 
Subject matter of the Amendments made to the said 
Bills — This House has likewise taken under Consid- 
eration the amendments made by the Upper House to 
the Bill for granting to his Majesty a duty upon Raw 
Neat Hides exported from this Province and for prevent- 
ing the Exportation of unmerchantable Tanned Leather — 
and agreed to the same. 



732 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the following Message be sent to the 
Commons House by the Clerk 

Upper House of Assembly 
2 nd August 1773 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to your Message of this day desiring this 
Hou^e will appoint a Committee to join a Committee 
of } mr House on the Subject Matter of the Amendments 
mavle this House to the Bill to empower the Commis- 
si, ners therein named to put up to sale for the benefit 
of the Publick the Ferry over Great Ogechee River for a 
Term of Years, and to Authorize the said Com lissioners 
to Inspect and Regulate the said Ferry — And also the 
Amendments made to the Bill to Amend and Continue 
an Act to Oblige Masters of Vessels Supercargoes and 
other Transient Persons importing Goods and Merchan- 
dize into this Province to pay Tax for the same, and to 
oblige the Treasurer, and Collector of Country duties to 
give Security for the due performance of their Office, 
and for Monies that may be received by them by Virtue 
of this or any other Act of this Province doth agree to 
the said Conference and have appointed a Committee 
accordingly to join a Committee of your House on this 
subject Matter of the said Amendments, to meet in the 
Room adjoining the Council Chamber at Twelve O'Clock 
to Morrow. 

And then the House Adjourned till to- 
morrow Morning Nine O'Clocke — 

Committee 

James Mackay 
tt we 1 James Edward Powell 
Henry Yonge 
James Read 




AUGUST, 1773. 733 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Martis the 3 rd August 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to Morrow Morning Nine O'Clock. 



(From State Archives. } 

Die Mercurii the 4 th August 

The House met according to Adjournment 

The Committee appointed to confer with a Committee 
of the Commons House on the subject Matter of the 
Amendments made by this House to the Bill to empower 
the Commissioners therein named to Lease to the Thirty 
first of December next, and then to put up for sale, for 
the Benefit of the Publick, the Ferry over Great Ogeechee 
River for a Term of Years, and to authorize the said 
Commissioners to inspect and Regulate the said Ferry and 
also to the Bill to oblige Masters of Vessels and other 
Transient Persons importing Negroes or other Slaves 
Goods, Wares and Merchadize, to pay tax for the 
same ; and to compel the Persons directed to receive the 
same to give Security for the due performance of their 
Office, and for Monies that may be received by them by 
Virtue of any Act of this Province. Reported, "that 
the Committee had agreed to several Alterations in the 
Amendments made by this House to the aforesaid Bills 
and adhered to others, which being Read was agreed to 
by the House- 

A Messaee was sent to the Commons House by the 
Clerk in the Words following. 



734 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 



Upper House of Assembly 
4 th August 1773 



M r Speaker 



This House having taken under Consideration the 
Report of the Committee of this House appointed to join 
.1 Committee of your House in Conference on the Sub- 
ject Matter of the Amendments made by this House to 
the Bill Intitled Act to Ascertain the manner and form of 
Electing Members to Represent the Inhabitants of this 
Province in the Commons House of Assembly. Also a 
Bill to empower Commissioners or Surveyors to lay out 
make and Repair the Roads already laid out, or may 
hereafter be necessary, and also to clear Rivers and 
Creeks within their Respective Divisions. Also to the 
Bill to empower the Commissioners therein named to 
put up for Sale for the benefit of the Publick the Ferry 
ever great Ogechee River for a Term of Years and to 
Authorize the said Commissioners to Inspect and Regu- 
late the said Ferry, And also to the Bill to Amend and 
Continue an Act to oblige Masters of Vessels Supercar- 
goes and other Transient Persons importing Goods and 
Merchandize into this Province to pay Tax for the same, 
and to oblige the Treasurer and Collector of Country 
duties to give Security for the due performance of their 
Office and for Monies that may be Received by them by 
Virtue of this or any other Act of this Province, do agree 
with their Committee in the Alteration made in the said 
several Amendments at the Conference, and adhere to 
the Amendments which their Committee did adhere to. 



And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Nine O'Clock. 



AUGUST, 1773. 735 

(From State Archives.) 
Die Jovis the 5 th August 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journe'd till to Morrow Morning Nine O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 6 August 

The House met according to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Nether- 
clift with an Ordinance for Appointing the Honourable 
Grey Elliott Esquire Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this 
Province in Great Britain, in Case of the Absence of 
Benjamin Franklin Esquire, from Great Britain was 
Read the first time and Order'd to be Read a Second 
time. 

M r Stokes presented a Bill to explain and Amend An 
Act for ascertaining the Qualifications of Jurors in the 
Province of Georgia which was received and Read the 
first time and Ordered to be read a Second time to Mor- 
row. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House for As- 
certaining Public Officers Fees was Read a third time. 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative. 



73 ; JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

ORDERED . That the Clerk do return the said Bill to the 
Commons House and desire their Concurrence to the 
Amendments made by this House to the said Bill. 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Nine O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Sabbati the 7 August 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment. 

The Ordinance from the Commons House appointing 
the Honourable Grey Elliott Esquire Agent to Sollicit 
the Affairs of this Province in Great Britain, in Case 
of the absence of Benjamin Franklin Esquire, from 
Great Britain Also the Bill to Explain and Amend An 
Act Intitled An Act for Ascertaining the Qualifications 
of Jurors, and for Establishing the Method of ballotting 
and Summoning Jurors in the Province of Georgia were 
read the second time and Ordered to be Committed. 

The House accordingly resolved itself into a Commit- 
tee upon the Ordinance for appointing the Honourable 
Grey Elliott Esquire Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this 
Province in Great Britain, in Case of the absence of 
Benjamin Franklin Esq 1 " from Great Britain and after 
some Time the House was Resumed and M r Powell from 
the Committee of the House Reported the Committee had 
gone thro' the said Ordinance and made some Amend- 
ments thereto , which he was directed to Report when the 
Honourable House will please to Receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now received. 



AUGUST, 1773. 737 

'Er::i And M r Powell read the Amendments in his place and 

:ce : % afterwards delivered the same in at the Table where the 

i! ;![ same was again Refcd and agreed to by the House — 

:' The House again Resolved itself into a Committee to 

c take into Consideration A Bill Intitled An Act to Ex- 

plain and Amend An Act for Ascertaining the Qualifi- 
cations of Jurors, and for Establishing the Method of 
— " balloting and Summoning of Jurors in the Province of 

Georgia and after some time spent therein the House was 
Resumed and M r Powell from the Committee of the 
House Reported the Committee had gone thro' the said 
Bill and made some Amendments thereto which he was 
directed to Report when the Honourable House will 
please to Receive the same. 

Ordered That the Report be now made. 

1' 

$ M r Powell read the Amendments in his place and af- 

terwards delivered the same in at the Table where the 
1 Amendments was again read and agreed to by the House. 

Ordered That the Bill with the Amendments be In- 
grossed 

And then the House Adjourn'd till 
Monday Morning Ten O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Lunae the 9 th August 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock 

47cr-voll7 



738 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE : ] 

(From State Archk/es.) 

Die Martis the io* August 1773 

The House met according: to Adjournment. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Shruder 

Commons House of Assembly 
9 th August 1773 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House have agreed to the Alterations made by 
their Committee at the Conference in the Amendments 
made by your House to the Bill to empower Commis- 
sioners or Surveyors to lay out make and Repair the 
Roads already laid out or may hereafter be necessary, 
and also to clear the Rivers and Creeks within their Re- 
spective Divisions — And also to the Alterations made 
by their Committee at the Conference in the Amendments 
made by your House to the Bill to empower the Com- 
missioners therein named to put up to sale for the Bene- 
fit of the Publick the Ferry over Great Ogeechee River 
for a Term of Years, and to Authorize the said Com- 
missioners to Inspect and Regulate the said Ferry — The 
House doth disagree to the Second Amendment made 
by your House to the Bill to ascertain the manner and 
form of Electing Members to Represent the Inhabitants 
of this Province in the Commons House of Assembly, 
and therefore proceeded no further upon the other 
Amendments, and doth also disagree to the Amendments 
made by your House to the Bill to Amend and continue 
an Act to oblige Masters of Vessels, Supercargoes and 
other Transient persons importing Goods and Merchan- 
dize into this Province to pav Tax for the same and to 
oblige the Treasurer and Collector of the Country Duties 



AUGUST, 1773. 739 

to give Security for the due performance of their Office, 
and for Monies that may be Received by them by Virtue 
of this or any other Act of this Province. 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning: Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Mercurii the 11 th August 1773 

The House met according: to Adjournment 

The Ordinance for Appointing: the Honourable Grey 
Elliott Esq r Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Province 
in Great Britain in case of the absence of Benjamin 
Franklin Esq r from Great Britain, was Read a third 
time. 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass. 

It was Resolved m the Affirmative. 

Ordered That the Clerk return the Ordinance to the 
Commons House and desire their Concurrence to the 
Amendments made to the same by this House. 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Henry 
Yonge (Viz 1 ) 

Commons House of Assembly 
11 th August 1773 

Honourable Gentlemen 

This House having taken into Consideration the 



740 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Amendments made by your House to the Bill to Regu- 
late and ascertain Public Officers fees, and also the Fees 
of other Persons therein named doth agree to some and 
disagree to others — This House therefore desires your 
House will appoint a Committee to Join a Committee of 
this House in Conference on the subject matter of the 
said Amendments. 

A Message was sent to the Commons House by the 
Clerk in the Words following (Viz 1 ) 

Upper House of Assembly II th Aug* 1773 

M r Speaker 

In Answer to the Message f rom your House of this day 
desiring this House will appoint a Committee to join a 
Committee of your House in Conference on the subject 
Matter of the Amendments made by this House to the 
Bill Intitled an Act to ascertain and Regulate Public Offi- 
cers Fees, and also the Fees of other Persons therein 
mentioned this House doth agree to the said Conference 
and have appointed a Committee accordingly to meet in 
the Room adjoyning the Council Chamber on Monday 
the Twenty third Instant at Eleven O'Clock in the fore- 
noon 

Committee 

Hon Wt James Edward Powell. Anthony Stokes and. 
James Hume Esq* 

Motion was made that An Act to explain and Amend 
An Act Intitled An Act for Ascertaining the Qualifica- 
tions of Jurors, and for establishing the Method of Bal- 
loting and Summoning Jurors in the Province of Geor- 
gia be read a third time. And a Debate arising thereon, 






AUGUST, 1773. 741 

and the Question being put whether the Bill be now Read 
the third time. Resolved the third reading of the said 
Bill be postponed till the Sixteenth of August. 

And then the House Adjourn'd tilllo 
Morrow Mornine Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Jovis the 12 th August 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to Morrow Mornine Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 

Die Veneris the 13 th August 

The House met according to Adjournment and ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Sabbati the 14 th August 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till Monday Morning Ten O'Clock 



742 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From State Archives.) 

Die Lunae the 16 th August 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment 

This day was read, the third time, a Bill Intitled An 
Act to Explain and Amend An Act for Ascertaining the 
Qualifications of Jurors, and for establishing the Method 
of Balloting and Summoning Jurors in the Province of 
Georgia. 

And the Question being put whether this Bill shall 
pass. 

It was Resolved in the Negative 

Ordered That M r Attorney General do prepare and 
bring in a Bill to subject defauling Jurors to the fees In- 
currM on Writs of Capias and Fieri Facias issued out, 
and other Proceedings had against defaulting Jurors, to 
Enable the General Court and Sessions to Issue out Writ* 
of Fieri Facias against the Real and Personal Estates of 
defaulting Jurors — and to oblige the Prothonotary to 
give Notice in the Publick Gazette of the Names of all 
Jurors fined for delinquency. 

And the House Adjourn'd till to Mor- 
row Morning Ten O'Clock. 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Martis the 17 th August 1773 
The House met according to Adjournment 
M* Attorney General Reported that agreeable to Or- 



AUGUST, 1773. 743 

dcr he had prepared a Bill Intitled an Act to Explain 
and Amend An Act which was Received and Read the 
first time and Ordered to be Read a Second time to Mor- 
row. 

And then the House Adjourn'd till to 
Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock 



(From State Archives.) 
Die Mercurii the 18 th August 1773 

The House met according to Adjournment and Ad- 
journ'd till to Morrow Morning Ten O'Clock. ' 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Jovis the 19 th Augusti 
The House met According to Adjournment 

"The Bill to Explain and Amend an Act for Subject- 
ing defaulting Jurors to the fees Incurred on Writs of 
Capias and Fieri Facias issued out, and other proceed- 
ings had against defaulting Jurors, to Enable the Gen- 
eral Court and Sessions to Issue out Writs of Fieri Fa- 
cias against the real and Personal Estates of defaulting 
Jurors, and to oblige the Prothonotary to give Notice in 
the Publick Gazette of the Names of all Jurors fined for 
delinquency" Was read the Second time, and the House 
adjourned till to morrow Morning. 



744 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

;"~ (From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the 20 th Augusti 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 21* Augusti 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journed till Monday Morning ten O'Clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 23 d Augusti 

The House met According to Adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 24 th Augusti 

The House met According to Adjournment. 

The House was put into a Committee on the Bill to 
Explain and amend an Act for subjecting defaulting 



AUGUST, 1773. 745 

Jurors to the fees Incurred on Writs of Capias and Fieri 
Facias Issued out and other proceedings had against de- 
faulting Jurors, to Enable the General Court and Ses- 
sions to Issue out Writs of Fieri Facias against the real 
and Personal Estates of defaulting Jurors, and to oblige 
the Prothonotary to Publish the Names of such Jurors as 
may be fined in the Publick Gazette 

After some time, The House was resumed, and M r 
Yonge from the Committee Reported, the Committee had 
gone thro' the said Bill without making any Alteration. 

Ordered That the Bill be Ingrossed. 

And then the House adjourned 'till ten 
O'clock to morrow 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 
Die Mercurii the 25 th Augusti 
The House met According to Adjournment. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House by 
M r Simpson with a Bill Intituled an Act to enforce the 
payment of the Arrears of Taxes in this Province from 
Persons holding or Claiming to hold lands by Virtue of 
and under Grants signed by the Governor of South Caro- 
lina in the year of Our Lord 1763" which was read the 
first time and ordered to be read a Second time to mor- 
row. 

And then the House Adjourned till to 
morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



746 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 26 th Augusti 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The IngTossed Bill from the Commons House Intituled 
An Act to Enforce the payment of the Arrears of Taxes 
in this Province, from Persons holding or Claiming to 
hold lands by Virtue of and under Grants from the Gov- 
ernor of South Carolina Signed in the year of our Lord 
1763." was read a Second time and Ordered to be Com- 
mitted 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Shruder 
was read in the words following 

Honorable Gentlemen 

This House having taken under Consideration the 
Amendments, made by your house to the Ordinance Ap- 
pointing the Honorable Grey Elliott Esq r Agent to Sol- 
licit the Affairs of this Province in Great Britain, in 
case of the absence of Benjamin Franklin Esquire from 
Great Britain do agree to the said Amendments. 

And then the House was adjourned 'till 
to morrow Morning Ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Veneris the 27 th Augusti 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The Bill to Explain and Amend an Act for subjecting 
defaulting Jurors to the fees Incurr'd on Writs of Capias 



AUGUST, 1773. 747 

and Fieri Facias Issued out of the General Court and 
Sessions and other proceedings had against defaulting 
Jurors; to enable the General Court and Sessions to 
Issue out Writs of Fieri Facias, against the real and 
Personal Estates of Defaulting Jurors, and to oblige the 
Prothonotary to give Notice in the Publick Gazette of 
the Names of all Jurors fined for delinquency" Was read 
a third time. 

And the Question being put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That the Clerk Carry down the said Bill to 
the Commons House and desire their Concurrence thereto. 

Ordered, Nemine Contradissente, That a Committee 
be appointed to Collect from the Journals of this House, 
and from the Parliamentary Proceedings in Great Britain, 
such rules and Orders, as may be proper to be Established 
as Standing rules for this House; and it is referred to 
M r Stokes M r Powell M r Hume and M r Johnson or any 
three, or two of them, and they are to meet with all Con- 
venient Speed, and to sit de die in diem untill they shall 
have perfected the Matters to them referred, and report 
the same to the House, and they are Impowered to send 
for Persons Papers and records. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. t Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 28 th Augusti 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed 'till Monday Morning ten O'clock. 



748 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Lunae the 30 th Augusti 

The House Met According to Adjournment, 

And M r Stokes from the Committee appointed to Col- 
lect from the Journals of this House and from the Par- 
liamentary proceedings in Great Britain, such rules and 
orders as may be proper to be Established as Standing 
rules and orders of this House, reported that the Com- 
mittee had agreeable to order prepared the same, and that 
the Committee were ready to make their report, when 
the Honorable House will please receive the same. 

Ordered, That the report be now made; And M r 
Stokes read the Report in his place and afterwards de- 
livered the same in at the Table 

Resolved Nemine Contradissente That this House 
will to morrow resolve itself into a Committee to take 
into Consideration the report of the said Committee, 

Ordered, That all the Members who are in Town be 
summoned to Attend, 

And then the House was acfjourned 'till 
to morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis the 31* Augusti 
The House met According to Adjournment 
A Message was brought from the Commons House by 



SEPTEMBER, 1773. 749 

M r Shruder with an Ingrossed Bill "for granting to his 
Majesty the sum of Four thousand two hundred and 
Ninety nine pounds eight Shillings and one penny half 
penny and for impowering the Commissioners therein 
Named to Stamp Imprint sign and Issue Paper Certifi- 
cates to the Amount of the said sum for the uses and 
purposes therein Mentioned" which was read the first 
time and ordered to be read a second time to morrow. 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure and put 
into a Committee upon the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House Intituled an Act to Enforce the payment of 
the Arrears of Taxes due in this Province from Persons 
holding, or Claiming to hold lands by virtue of and 
under Grants Signed by the Governor of South Carolina 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
Sixty three. After some time the House was resumed, 
and M r Hume from the Committee of the whole House 
reported, the Committee had gone thro* the said Bill and 
made Several Amendments, which he was directed to 
Report, when the Hon ble House will please receive the 
same 

Resolved, That this House will receive the said Re- 
port To morrow. 

And then, the House was adjourned 
'till to morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii the i rt Septembris 
The House met According to Adjournment 
The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intituled 



750 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

An Act "for Granting to his Majesty the sum of Four 
thousand two hundred and ninety nine pounds Eight 
shillings and one penny half penny, and for Impowering 
Commissioners to Stamp Imprint sign and Issue paper 
Certificates to the Amount of the said sum for the uses 
and purposes therein Mentioned" was read a second time 
and ordered to be Committed to a Committee of the 
whole House to morrow. 

Agreeable to order M r Hume from the Committee to 
whom was referrd the consideration of the Bill Intituled 
an Act "to Enforce the payment of the Arrears of Taxes 
due in this Province from Persons holding or Claiming 
to hold lands by Virtue of and under Grants signed by 
the Governor of South Carolina in the year of our Lord 
One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three, Reported 
the Amendments made in the Committee to the said Bill, 
which being again read were agreed to by the House. 
Ordered that the said Bill be read a third time. 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure and put 
into a Committee to take into Consideration the report 
of the Committee Appointed to Collect rules {ldc) from 
the Journals of this House ; and from the Parliamentary 
Proceedings in Great Britain, such rules and orders as 
may be proper to be established as Standing rules and 
Orders for this House. 

After some time, 

M r Hume from the Committee reported that they had 
taken into Consideration the Rules Reported, and made 
some Amendments thereto, which the Committee had 
directed him to Report, when the Honorable House will 
please receive the same. 

Ordered that the report be made on 

And then the House adjourned till to 
morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



SEPTEMBER, 1773. Wl 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Jovis the 2* Septembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

A Message was brought from tfce Commons House by 
M r Farley with a Bill Intituled an Act to oblige Masters 
of Vessels and other Transient Persons Importing Goods 
and Merchandize to pay Tax for the same, and to com- 
pel the Persons directed to receive the same to give 
Security for the due performance of their Office, and for 
Monies that may be received by them by Virtue of Any 
Act of this Province — which was read the first time 

And then, The House adjourned till to 
morrow Morning ten O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Veneris the 3 d Septembris 

The House met According to Adjournment, 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intituled 
An Act to oblige Masters of Vessels and other Tran- 
sient Persons Importing goods and Merchandize into 
this Province to pay Tax for the same, And to Compel 
the Persons directed to receive the same to give Security 
for the due performance of their Office, and for Monies 
that may be received by them, by Virtue of any Act of 
this Province" was read a second time, and ordered to 
be Committed and then the House Adjourn'd 



7i2 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Sabbati the 4 th Septembris 
The House met According to Adjournment. 

The House was adjourned during pleasure and put 
into a Committee upon the Ingrossed Bill from the Com- 
mons House Intitled an Act to oblige Masters of Ves- 
sells and other Transient Persons Importing goods and 
Merchandize into this Province to pay Tax for the same, 
and to compel the persons direct (,,c) to receive the same 
to give Security for the due performance of their office, 
and for monies that may be received by them by Virtue of 
this or any Act of this Province 

After some time, 

The House was resumed and M r Powell reported, that 
the Committee had gone thro* the said Bill without 
making any Amendment thereto, 

And then the House Adjourned till 
Monday Morning ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T. t Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Lunae the 6 th Septembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



SEPTEMBER, I773- 753 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Martis 7 th Septembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Jameison 
with a Bill for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Five 
thousand, One hundred and Seventy one pounds fifteen 
shillings and ten pence half penny for the use and sup- 
port of the Government of Georgia for the year of our 
Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy three, 
to be raised at Certain rates and after the method therein 
Mentioned and for the more Effectual Collecting Ar- 
rears Was read the first time, And ordered to be read a 
Second time. 

And then the House Adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii the 8 tb Septembris 
The House met According to Adjournment. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House for 
"granting to his Majesty the sum of Five thousand, One 
hundred and Seventy one pounds fifteen shillings and 
ten pence half penny for the use -and support of the Gov- 
ernment of Georgia for the year one thousand seven 
hundred and seventy three, to be raised at certain rates 
and after the method therein mentioned, and for the more 
Effectual Collecting Arrears was read a second time 

48 c r— vol 17 



754 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The Ingrossed Bill Intituled an Act for granting to 
his Majesty the sum of Four thousand two hundred and 
Ninety nine pounds eight shillings and one penny half 
penny and for Impowering the Commissioners therein 
Named to stamp, Imprint sign and Issue paper Certifi- 
cates to the amount of the said sum, for the uses and 
purposes therein mentioned — Was read the third time — 

And the Question being put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That the Clerk do return the said Bill to 
the Commons House, and acquaint them this House hath 
passed the same. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning Ten O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 9 th Septembris 

The House met According to adjournment and ad- 
journed 'till to morrow Morning ten O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Veneris io* Septembris 
The House met According to Adjournment. 
A Message from the Commons House with an In- 



SEPTEMBER, 1773- 755 

grossed Bill "to empower the Commissioners of the Gen- 
eral Loan to Stamp Imprint sign and Issue Paper Bills 
of Credit to the Amount of five hundred and twenty 
pounds Sterling, being in lieu of that sum received by 
them as Interest money Unappropriated, (the bills of 
which are obliterated and decayed) by Virtue of an Act 
Intituled an Act for Stamping Imprinting Issuing and 
making Current the sum of Seven thousand four hun- 
dred and ten pounds in paper bills of Credit, and for ap- 
plying and sinking the said Sum of five hundred and 
twenty pounds in Aid of the General Tax" for the service 
of the Year one thousand seven hundred & Seventy three, 
and also for other purposes therein Mentioned" was 
read the first time, and ordered to be read a Second 
time. 

The House was adjourned during pleasure and put 
into a Committee upon the Bill for granting to his Maj- 
esty the sum of Five thousand two hundred and Seventy 
one pounds fifteen Shillings and ten pence half penny" 

After some time the House was resumed, and M r 
Hume from the Committee reported, that the Committee 
had gone thro the said Bill without making any Altera- 
tion therein. 

Ordered that the Bill be read a third time to morrow, 

And then the House was adjourned till 
to morrow Morning Ten O'clock 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Sabbati the 11 th Septembris 
The House met According to Adjournment. 



756 i *7 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

A Message from the Commons House by M r Hall in 
the words following 

Commons House of Assembly 10 th September 1773 

Honorable Gentlemen 

This House have appointed a Committee to Joyn a 
Committee of your House to burn and destroy such torn, 
obliterated and defaced Bills as are now in the Office of 
the Commissioners of the General Loan, pursuant to an 
Act Intitled an Act for Stamping Imprinting Issueing 
and making Current the sum of Seven thousand four 
hundred and ten pounds Sterling in paper Bills of Credit 
and for applying and sinking the same. 

The Bill from the Commons House Intituled an Act 
to oblige Masters of Vessells and other Transient Per- 
sons Importing Goods and Merchandize to pay Tax for 
the same, and to Compel the Persons directed to receive 
the same to give Security for the due performance of 
their Office, and for monies that may be received by them 
by Virtue of any Act of this province 

And the Question being put "Whether the Bill shall 
pass" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered That the Clerk return the said Bill to the 
Commons and Acquaint them this House hath passed the 
same. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House Intituled 
An Act to empower the Commissioners of the General 
Loan "to Stamp Imprint sign and Issue Paper Bills of 
Credit to the Amount of Five hundred and Twenty 
pounds Sterling being in lieu of that sum received by 



SEPTEMBER, 1773. 757 

them as Interest Money unappropriated (the bills of 
which are obliterated and decayed) by Virtue of an Act 
Intituled an Act for stamping Imprinting Issueing and 
making Current the sum of Seven Thousand Four hun- 
dred and ten pounds, in paper Bills of Credit and for 
applying and sinking the same, and for appropriating the 
said sum of five hundred and twenty pounds in Aid of 
the General Tax for the Service of the year one thousand 
seven hundred and Seventy three, and also to reprint 
sign and Issue the further sum of seventy three pounds 
for other purposes therein Mentioned; was read the 
second time, And a Motion being made, It was resolved 
Nemine Contradicente, "That this House will proceed 
to the Committment and third Reading of the said Bill 
notwithstanding the same hath already received a Second 
reading this day, as the Session hath now lasted a Con- 
siderable time and the Publick Business requires dis- 
patch; The House Accordingly Resolved itself into a 
Committee to take into Consideration the said Bill, and 
after some time spent therein, M r Graham reported the 
Committee had gone thro* the said Bill and made several 
Amendments thereto which he was directed to Report, 
when the honorable House will please receive the same 

Ordered that the Report be now made, 

And M r Graham read the Amendments in his place 
and (8lc) and delivered the same in at the Table where the 
same was again read and agreed to by the House, 

And then the Bill with the Amendments was read the 
third time, And the Question being put, whether this 
Bill shall pass, It was resolved in the Affirmative 

Ordered, That the Clerk return the said Bill to the 
Commons House and desire their Concurrence to the 
Amendments made by this House 



7582 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

The following Message was sent by the Clerk to the 
Commons House 

M r Speaker, 

In Answer to the Message from your House of this 
day desiring this House will appoint a Committee to 
joyn a Committee of your House to burn and destroy 
such Torn Obliterated and defaced Bills, as are now in 
the Office of the Commissioners of the Loan, do agree to 
the same and have appointed a Committee Accordingly. 

Committee 

Hnn w 5 Lewis J°hnson ) _ 

Hon {James Hume J Esquires. 

The Ingrossed Bill from the Commons House intituled 
An Act "for granting to his Majesty the sum of Five 
thousand one hundred and Seventy one pounds fifteen 
shillings and ten pence half penny for the use and sup- 
port of the Government of Georgia for the year One 
thousand Seven hundred and Seventy three, to be raised 
at Certain rates and after the Method therein Mentioned 
and for the more Effectual Collecting of Arrears was 
read the third time, 

And the Question being put "Whether this Bill shall 
pass" 

It was resolved in the Affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk return the said Bill to the 
Commons House and Acquaint them this House doth 
agree to the same. 

A Motion being made setting forth, that a Majority 
of this House did in a private Manner agree to and Au- 



SEPTEMBER, 1773. 759 

thorise the Commons House of Assembly to make cer- 
tain Alterations proposed by them in a private Manner 
to an Ordinance Appointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r 
Agent to Solicit the Affairs of this Province in Great 
Britain, after the same had passed both Houses, Not- 
withstanding the declared Dissent of one of the Members 
of this House then present, the House being then of 
Opinion that the Amendments proposed were only Mat- 
ters of form and not of Substance 

In order therefore to prevent for the future any such 
Mistakes. 

It is Resolved, that this House will not in future 
agree to any Alterations or Amendments either in form 
or Substance being made to any Bill or Ordinance, which 
have passed both Houses, without the concurrence of 
every Member of this House then present when such 
Alterations are proposed to be made. - 

And then the House was Adjourned 'till 
Monday Morning ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol 46.) 

Die Lunae the 13 th Septembris 

The House met According to Adjournment and Ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning Eleven O'clock. 

(FromB. P. R. O.—B. of T. f Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Martis the 14 th Septembris 
The House met According to Adjournment 
A Message was brought from the Commons House 



760 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

by Doctor Houstoun with a Bill Intituled an Act to Con- 
tinue the several Laws therein Mentioned," Also a Bill to 
prevent Counterfeiting the Paper Money of other his Maj- 
estys Colonies or Provinces in America which Bills were 
read the first time, 

And a Motion being made it was Resolved Nemine 
Contradicente that the House will proceed to the second 
reading and Committment of the said Bills, Notwith- 
standing the same have had a first Reading. 

After some time, 

The Ingrossed Bill to Continue the Several Laws 
therein Mentioned, Also the Bill to prevent Counterfeit- 
ing the paper Money of other his Majestys Colonies or 
Provinces in America, were read the Second time, 

And then, The House resolved itself into a Committee 
to take into Consideration, the Bill to prevent Counterfeit- 
ing the paper Money of other his Majestys Colonies or 
Provinces in America" 

After some time, the House was resumed -and M r 
Graham from the Committee reported, that the Com- 
mittee had gone thro' the said Bill and made some 
Amendments, which he was directed to report when the 
honorable House will please to receive the same. 

The House was again put into a Committee upon the 
Bill Intituled an Act to continue the Several Laws there- 
in Mentioned. 

After some time the House was resumed. M r Graham 
from the Committee Reported, that the Committee had 
gone thro' the said Bill and made several Amendments 



SEPTEMBER, 1773. 761 

thereto which he was directed to Report, when the Hon- 
orable House will be pleased to receive the same. 

Ordered that M r Graham do now report the Amend- 
ments made by the Committee to the two foregoing 
Bills. 

M r Graham Accordingly reported the several Amend- 
ments in his place, and afterwards delivered them in 
at the Table where the Amendments were again read and 
agreed to by the House 

Ordered, That the said Bills be read the third time 
tc morrow. 

And then the House was Adjourned till 
to morrow Morning Nine O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 
Die Mercurii the 15 th Septembris 
The House met According to Adjournment 

The Bill from the Commons House Intituled an Act 
for Continuing the Several Laws therein Mentioned, 
Also the Bill Intituled An Act to Prevent counterfeiting 
the Paper Money of other his Majesty's Colonies or 
Provinces in America. Were severally read with the 
Amendments the third time, 

And the Question being put "Whether the said Bills 
shall severally Pass 

It was Resolved in the Affirmative 



762 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Ordered That the Clerk return the said Bills to the 
Commons House and Acquaint them that this house have 
passed the said Bill with some Amendments to which 
this House desire the Concurrence of their House. 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Farley with a Bill for Establishing a Watch in 
the Town of Savannah, and for granting to his Majesty 
the sum of four hundred and fifty pounds for the Sup- 
port thereof, and for Collecting of Arrears, and also to 
Empower Commissioners to Stamp and Imprint Certifi- 
cates for the said sum and to raise a fund for sinking 
the same," which was read the first time 

And a Motion being made, that the said Bill be now 
read a Second time, it was read a Second time Accord- 
ingly. 

And then the House adjourned 'till to 
morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Jovis the 16 th Septembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

The House was Adjourned during pleasure and put 
into a Committee to take under Consideration the In- 
grossed Bill from the Commons House for Establishing- 
a Watch in the Town of Savannah, and for Granting 
to his Majesty the sum of four hundred and fifty pounds 
for the support thereof, and for Collecting of Arrears 
and also to Empower Commissioners to Stamp and Im- 
print Certificates for that sum and to raise a fund for 



SEPTEMBER, 1773. 763 

sinking the same, After some time M r Powell from the 
Committee reported that the Committee had gone thro* 
the said Bill # and made several Amendments thereto 
which he was directed to report when the Honorable 
House will be pleased to receive the same 

Ordered that the report be now made, And M r Powell 
Reported the Amendments in his place and afterwards 
delivered the Bill with the Amendments in at the Table 
where the same were again read and agreed to by the 
House. 

Ordered that the said Bill be read the third time this 
Afternoon 

M r Powell from the Committee Appointed to Confer 
with a Committee of the Commons House on the Sub- 
ject Matter of the Amendments made by this House to 
the Bill Intituled An Act to Ascertain Publick Officers 
fees, also the fees of other Persons therein Mentioned 
Reported that the Committee of the Commons House had 
agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the 
said Bill, 

And then the House Adjourned till 
four O'clock in the Afternoon 



Die Jovis Post Meridien 

The House met According to Adjournment 

Resolved Nemine Contradicente The {9ic) the Bill In- 
tituled an Act for Establishing a Watch in the Town of 



764 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Savannah, blending together Matters of Legislation and 
Taxation and thereby tending to preclude this House 
from Making Amendments thereto, is Unparliamentary 
and in derogation of the rights of this House. 

Resolved Nem, Con, That this House will Consider 
no Bill as a Money Bill in which there is not the Usual 
and Necesary Clause of a Gift and Grant by the Com- 
mons to the Crown and a Motion being made, and the 
Question put, that the said Bill be read a third time, It 
passed in the Negative, 

Ordered That the Bill be rejected. 

M r President Informed the House that he had a Mes- 
sage from his Excellency, signed by his Excellency 
which he was directed to lay before this House, and he 
delivered the same in at the Table, where the same was 
read and is as follows 



Honorable Gentlemen 

I do hereby adjourn the Upper House of Assembly 
untill tuesday the 28 th day of this Instant September, 
then to meet for the dispatch of Business, And it is Ac- 
cordingly adjourned 'till the twenty eighth Instant 

Given under my hand at Savannah 
the 16 th day of September 1773 



Ja: Wright 



To the Honorable the President 
and the Members of the Upper 
House of Assembly 



SEPTEMBER, 1773. 765 

(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Martis the 28 th Septembris 

The House met According to Adjournment, and ad- 
journed till to morrow Morning ten O'clock. 



(From B. P. R. O.—B. of T., Georgia, Vol. 46.) 

Die Mercurii the 29 th Septembris 

The House met According to Adjournment 

His Excellency the Governor came to this House and 
sent a Message to the Commons House by the Clerk, 
requiring their Attendance in the Council Chamber Im- 
mediately; And M r Speaker with the Commons House 
Attending, his Excellency was pleased to give his Assent 
to the following Bills, viz 1 

An Act "To Prevent the Mischiefs arising from the 
Practice of hunting or killing Deer by Fire light in the 
Night time. 

An Act "For the Better Ordering the Militia 

An Act "To empower Commissioners or Surveyors to 
lay out, make and repair the roads already laid out 
or may Hereafter be Necessary, and also to Clear the 
Rivers and Creeks within their Respective Divisions. 

An Act "To prevent Damages Arising from Dams or 
Banks, and for preventing Persons from Stopping the 
Natural Course or Courses of Water to the Injury of 
their Neighbours. 



766 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

An Act "To empower the Commissioners therein Named, 
to lease to the thirty first day of December, and then 
to put up for Sale, the Ferry over great Ogechee River, 
for a term of years, and to Authorize the said Commis- 
sioners to Inspect and regulate the said Ferry. 

An Act "To prevent the stealing of Horses and neat Cat- 
tle, and Unlawfully branding, marking, killing or driv- 
ing the same — 

An Act "For the setling and Ascertaining the Fees to 
be taken by the several Publick Officers and Persons 
hereinafter Named. 

An Act "To Enforce the payment of the Arrears of 
Taxes due in this Province from Persons holding or 
claiming to hold lands, by Virtue, of and under Grants 
Signed by the Governor of South Carolina in the 
year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and 
Sixty three. 

An Act "For granting to his Majesty a duty upon Raw 
neat hides Exported from this Province, and for Pre- 
venting the Exportation of Unmerchantable Tanned 
Leather. 

An Act "To empower the Commissioners of the General 
Loan, to stamp Imprint, sign, and Issue Paper Bills of 
Credit, to the Amount of Five hundred and Twenty 
pounds Sterling, being in lieu of that sum received by 
them as Interest money Unappropriated, (the bills of 
which are obliterated and decayed) by Virtue of an 
Act "Intitled" an Act for stamping, Imprinting, Issue- 
ing and making Current the sum of Seven thousand 
Four hundred and ten pounds in Paper Bills of Credit, 
and for applying and sinking the same ;" and for Ap- 
propriating the said sum of five hundred and twenty 
pounds in Aid of the General Tax for the Service of 



SEPTEMBER, 1773. 767 

the year One thousand Seven hundred and Seventy- 
three, and also to reprint sign and Issue the further 
sum of Seventy three pounds for other purposes there- 
in Mentioned. 

» 

An Act "To oblige Masters of Vessel^ and other Tran- 
sient Persons Importing Negroes and other Slaves, 
Goods Wares and Merchandize, to pay Tax for the 
same; and to Compel the Persons directed to receive 
the same, to give security for the due performance of 
their Office, and for monies that may be received by 
them by Virtue of any Act of this Province. 

An Act "For granting to his Majesty the sum of Four 
thousand two hundred and ninety nine pounds, and for 
empowering the Commissioners therein Named, to 
Stamp, Imprint, sign and Issue paper Certificates to 
the Amount of the said sum, for the use and purposes 
therein Mentioned. 

An Act "To prevent Counterfeiting the Paper Money 
of other his Majesty's Colonies or Provinces in Amer- 
ica. 

An Act "To Continue the Several Laws therein Men- 
tioned, and for Vesting Several Ferries in the Persons 
mentioned in an Act "Intitled an Act for the Estab- 
lishing several Ferries in this Province in the Persons 
therein Mentioned." 

An Act "For granting to his Majesty the sum of Five 
thousand One hundred and seventy one pound fifteen 
shillings and ten pence half penny for the use and 
Support of the Province of Georgia for the year of 
our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy 
three, to be raised at certain rates and after the 
method therein Mentioned and for the more Effectual 
Collecting of Arrears. 



768 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

An Ordinance, For appointing the Honorable Grey El- 
liott Esquire Agent to Sollicit the Affairs of this Prov- 
ince in Great Britain, in case of the absence of Benja- 
min Franklin Esquire from Great Britain. 

His Excellency, Then made the following Speech to 
both Houses in General Assembly met viz 1 

Honorable Gentlemen, 

M r Speaker and Gentlemen of the Commons House of 
Assembly, 

It has given me great satisfaction to s*ee this Session 
of Assembly conducted with that Temper and Harmony 
which must always be Attended with the best conse- 
quences to the Publick — for be assured you will ever 
find, that when Confidence and Unanimity properly pre- 
vail in Publick Measures, they are most likely to be 
crowned with success. 



I am extremely sorry you have been so long detained 
from your private Affairs, especially during the hottest 
Season of the year, a time when relaxation from Business 
is most desirable. And I return you my best thanks for 
the Service you have done the Province. 

Ja: Wright 

Savannah in Georgia, 1 
Council Chamber the 29 th V 
September 1773 J 

After which his Excellency was pleased to Prorogue 
the General Assembly to Tuesday the eighteenth day of 
January next, then to meet for the dispatch of Business. 



MARCH, 1774. 769 

(From B. P. R. O.—A. & W. L, Vol. 235.) 

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty 

The humble Address and Petition of your Majesty's 
faithful Council of your Province of Georgia 

Most Gracious Sovereign 

We your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects 
the Council of your Majesty's Province of Georgia in 
General Assembly met, being penetrated with the most 
lively sense of Gratitude for the Paternal Care, which 
the Sovereign and Father of the British Empire hath 
always manifested to his Subjects, even in the most dis- 
tant parts of his Dominions; Beg leave to approach the 
Throne, with unfeigned Thanks for the like instance 
of your Royal Attention to the welfare of this Province, 
in Authorizing your Governor to accept of a Cession of 
Lands from the Creek and Cherokee Indians; an Ac- 
quisition of the utmost consequence, without which this 
Country, must have remained in a very defenceless State; 
We saw with the greatest Pleasure the rapid Progress 
made in the settling of those fertile Lands, in Conse- 
quence of the uncommon attention of your Majesty's 
Governor to that important point, and the prudent Meas- 
ures taken by him to accomplish it; and we flatterM 
ourselves, that we should in a Short time have been so 
Strengthened by a number of White Inhabitants upon 
our Frontiers, as would have effectually secured us 
against any hostile attempts from our Indian Neighbours. 
But when we had every reason to indulge ourselves with 
these pleasing prospects, the approach of an unexpected 
Indian War, has not only blasted those hopes, but reduced 
us from a State of encreasing Security and Opulence, 
to a State of distress and imminent Danger — 

49 c r— rol 17 



770 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

We humbly presume to represent to your Majesty 
that the Creeks, one of the most powerful Tribes of In- 
dians on this Continent, have lately committed several 
Murders (attended with the most Shocking circumstances 
of wanton Barbarity) on many of your Majesty's faith- 
ful Subjects in this Province, and that we have the great- 
est reason to dread an immediate War, with those cruel 
Savages, the Consequence of which must, in our weak 
and defenceless State, be the certain Ruin of this flourish- 
ing Colony, as our Enemies are much too powerful for 
us to resist with any resources of Men and money that 
this Province can afford — 

In a Situation so truely alarming, our only reliance 
under God, is on your Majesty, whom we humbly Sup- 
plicate to order to our Assistance such a number of your 
Forces, as in your Royal Wisdom, you may think suffi- 
cient to protect us against the Outrages of our Savage 
Enemies, and thereby give your faithful Subjects, that 
degree of Security to their Lives and Property, which 
cannot fail of rendering this Province one of the most 
opulent in your Majesty's American Dominions, and in 
a Commercial view of great utility to our Mother Coun- 
try. 

Tho' far removed from your Royal Presence, we have 
ever manifested a dutiful attachment to your Person and 
Government, and shall continue to offer up our fervent 
Prayers for the long Life and health of your Majesty, 
your Royal Consort, and numerous Progeny, and that 
your Posterity may Sway the British Sceptre to the 
latest Times — 



James Habersham, President 



Council Chamber 
the 9 th March 1774- 



MARCH, 1774. 771 



(From B. P. R. O.—A. & IV. I., Vol 235.) 

To His Excellency Sir James Wright Baronet, Cap- 
tain General, Governor and Commander in Chief in 
and over his Majesty's Province of Georgia, Chan- 
cellor and vice Admiral of the same — 

The humble Address of the Upper House of As- 
sembly 

May it please your Excellency. 

We his Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects the 
Council of Georgia in General Assembly met, having 
taken into our most serious Consideration the present 
alarming State of the Province, and it appearing to us, 
from the different Accounts which your Excellency hath 
been pleased to lay before us, that there is imminent dan- 
ger of a War with the Creek Indians, We have therefore 
prepared an humble Address and Petition to our most 
Gracious Sovereign; praying that he would be pleased to 
order to our Assistance such a number of his Forces, as 
in his Royal Wisdom he may think necessary for the 
Protection of his faithful Subjects here from any further 
Outrages and depredation of our Savage Neighbours 
which Address and Petition we now beg Leave to de- 
liver to your Excellency and request you to Transmit the 
same to be laid before his Majesty. 

We have not presumed to mention in our humble ap- 
plication to his Majesty, what number of Forces may be 
necessary, but it appears to us, That in Case of a War 
with these Savages, (with which we are threat- 
ened) less than one Thousand Men will not be sufficient 
to protect us against a Tribe of Indians so powerful as 
the Creeks, whose numbers far exceed any force that we 
-can oppose to them, And that even if a War could be 



T72 J- JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

happily avoided; yet not Less than five hundred Men will 
be necessary to defend our Frontiers, and prevent the 
Indians from committing farther Cruelties on his Maj- 
esty's Subjects 

Our present and dangerous Situation requiring more 
immediate Aid than our distance from the Mother Coun- 
try will admit of, We therefore entreat your Excellency 
to take the earliest opportunity of Applying to the Com- 
mander in Chief of his Majesty's Forces in North Amer- 
ica for such assistance as your Excellency may think 
requisite for the protection of the Province, until his 
Majesty's Royal Pleasure shall be known. 

The putting our Frontiers in a Posture of Defence ap- 
pears to us absolutely necessary even if th£re were, well 
grounded hopes of avoiding at present a rupture with 
the Indians, as we cannot conceive that after what has 
happened, People will come in to settle the Lands lately 
Ceded to his Majesty, without they can have some degree 
of Security against a repetition of the Outrages of the 
Savages ; A Measure of this kind appears to us the more 
expedient also on this Account, as from the narrow Limits 
of the Province, before the late Cession there were not 
Lands sufficient to accommodate such a number of White 
Inhabitants as are wanted for our internal Security, and 
without which we must ever remain in a Defenseless 
State. 

On this occasion we cannot help repeating our best 
thanks to your Excellency for the great pains you have 
taken in procuring a Cession of those Lands, and the 
prudent measures, you have pursued for the Settlement 
of them ; We observed with pleasure the rapid progress 
which was made in consequence of those Measures, and 
are convinced that had it not been for this unexpected 
attack of the Creek Indians, we should soon have had 



MARCH, 1774. 773 

such a number of industrious Settlers, as would have 
proved Sufficient to have detered the Indians from at- 
tempting to disturb the peace of the Province; And we 
are Satisfied that with timely assistance, the Colony will 
yet reap every Advantage from the Cession, which we 
had reason to hope for from it — 

By order of the House 

James Habersham, President 



Upper House of Assembly 
the 9 th March 1774 — 



(From B. P. R. O.—A. & W. L, Vol. 235.) 

Honorable Gentlemen 

Your address to His most Gracious Majesty Praying 
his Protection and assistance against our Savage Ene- 
mies you may be assured I will Transmit to The Earl 
of Dartmouth, and desire that His Lordship will be 
Pleased to lay the Same before His Majesty, and I will 
enforce Your application in the Strongest Terms, and 
also write to Major General Haldimand Agreeable to 
your Request. 

I wholly Concur with you in Opinion as to the num- 
ber of Troops Necessary, and also agree, and am Clear 
beyond a Doubt that our former limits were so Con- 
fined that without the late Acquisition of Territory, this 
Province never could have Accommodated Such a Num- 
ber of White Inhabitants as would have given it any 
Tolerable degree of Security against the Indians, or Other 



774 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Internal Enemies, and must always have Continued in a 
very Weak and Defenceless State. 

It is Certainly Painfull" to see the most Pleasing Pros- 
pect of having our back Country Speedily Settled with 
Industrious and Good Inhabitants thus Suddenly and 
Unexpectedly Check't, however I have no kind of doubt 
but as Soon as the Present difficultys are brought to a 
Proper Issue. The Lands lately Ceded to His Majesty, 
will Invite Such a Number of Inhabitants as will Soon 
Sufficiently Strengthen and Secure us against all future 
Attempts of those Faithless and Cruel Savages 

Ja: Wright 
9 th March 1774. 



(From B. P. R. O.—A. & W. L, Vol 235.) 

To his Excellency S r James Wright Bar 1 Captain 
General & Governor in Chief of his Majestys Prov- 
ince of Georgia. 

The Humble Address of the upper House of As- 
sembly. 

May it please your Excellency 

We his Majestys most Dutiful & loyal Subjects the 
Council of Georgia in general Assembly met, Beg leave 
to acquaint your Excellency That it appears to this House 
from extracts taken from the Journals of the Commons 
House of Assembly, That they have attempted by 
Resolutions of their House without the Concurrence 
of this House, to appoint Benjamin Franklin Esq r 
Agent to Solicit the affairs of this Province in 



MARCH, 1774. 775 

Great Britain, and also to name a Committee 
consisting of Members of that House to Correspond 
with him as Agent, which We consider as a flagrent at- 
tack upon & high infringement of the clear & un- 
doubted Rights of this House 

We have come to several Resolutions on this unconsti- 
tutional conduct of the Commons House, To which we 
beg leave to refer your Excellency, And we humbly re- 
quest your Excellency will be pleased to make such Rep- 
resentations in Support of the Just Rights & priviledges 
of this House as to your Excellency may seem Meet, 
That no person in Character of Provincial Agent may be 
received at any Public Board in Great Britain who is not 
duely Appointed & Authorized by an Act of the whole 
Legislative Body, And That your Excellency will con- 
tinue to support this House in all its Constitutional 
Rights and Priviledges 

By Order of the House 

James Habersham, President 

Upper House of Assembly 
12 th March 1774. 



(From B. P. R. O.—A. & W. L, Vol 235.) 

Honorable Gentlemen 

I am Extremely Sorry to hear from you, that the 
Commons House of Assembly have Proceeded to make 
Resolutions Infringing the Clear and undoubted Rights 
of your House, and you May Rest assured that I shall 
Transmit all the Proceedings Relative to the Matters 



776 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

Complained of, to His Majesty's Secretary of State, and 
Write a letter to his Lordship on the Subject thereof — 
and Cannot doubt but you Will be Supported in all your 
Just Rights and Priviledges, and which as far as Lyes 
with me, you may depend I Shall ever be Carefull to do. 

Ja: Wright. 12 March 1774. 



(From B. P. R. O.—A. & W. /., Vol. 235.) 

GEORGIA 

Extracts from the Journals of the Upper House of 
Assembly of Georgia. 

Die Veneris n° Martii 1774 

M r Powell from the Committee appointed to examine 
the Journals of the Commons House of Assembly of 
this present Session, respecting the proceedings of that 
House in regard to several Resolutions said to reflect on 
this House, & also respecting their appointing a Provin- 
cial Agent by a resolution of that House only ; Reported 
That the said Committee had met for that purpose, and 
had some Extracts from the Journals of the Commons 
House of Assembly, which Extracts are in the Words 
following Viz 1 

Commons House of Assembly. 

Thursday February 24, 1774. 

M r Farley from the Committee appointed to examine 
the Journals of the upper House respecting theirs pro- 
ceedings on the Ordinance for appointing a Provincial 



MARCH, 1774. 777 

Agent, and the several Bills sent from this House, re- 
ported, that by the Journals of the upper House, their 
proceedings on the Ordinance for appointing a Provin- 
cial Agent are as follows. 

Die Lunae 24 th January 1774 

A Message was brought from the Commons House 
by M r Clay with an ordinance for re-appointing Benja- 
min Franklin Esq r Agent to Solicit the affairs of this 
province in Great Britain, and desiring the concurrence 
of this House thereto. 

The engrossed ordinance from the Commons House 
for reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent to solicit 
the affairs of this province in Great Britain, was read 
the first time, and ordered to be read the second Time 
on Thursday next — 

Die Jovis 27 th January 1774. 

The order of the day being read, for reading the Or- 
dinance from the Commons House for reappointing Ben- 
jamin Franklin Esq r Agent to solicit the affairs of this 
Province in Great Britain. 

A Motion being made was seconded, that the second 
reading of the ordinance from the Commons House for 
reappointing Benjamin Franklin Esq r Agent to solicit 
the affairs of this Province in Great Britain, be ad- 
journed; and the House being informed that some disa- 
greeable Accounts had been received from the Back 
Country which may probably require the immediate at- 
tention of the Legislature It is therefore Ordered That 
the second reading of the said Ordinance be adjourned 
to Thursday next. 



778 JOURNAL OP UPPER HOUSE 

Die Jovis 3 d February, 1774 

The order of the day being read, for reading the ordi- 
nace from the Commons House for re-appointing Ben- 
jamin (llc > Esq r Agent to solicit the affairs of this prov- 
ince in Great Britain 

Ordered That the second reading of the said Ordi- 
nance be adjourned 'til to morrow Morning. 

A Motion was made, that a Committee be appointed to 
enquire into the conduct of Benjamin Franklin Esq r dur- 
ing the time he was appointed Agent of this province, and 
that the Committee have order to send for persons, 
papers and Records, and do make their Report to this 
House forthwith. 

Ordered That M r Stokes, M r Johnson, and M r Hume 
be the Committee — M r Stokes from the Committee ap- 
pointed to enquire into the conduct of Benjamin Frank- 
lin Esq r during the time he was appointed Agent of this 
Province, reported, that the Committee in pursuance of 
the order of this Honorable House, did meet, and on 
examing (slc) the several ordinances for appointing the said 
Benjamin Franklin Agent of this province; do find that 
the said Benjamin Franklin was Agent of this Province 
for the year 1768, 1769, and 1770: That this Commit- 
tee proceeded to examine his Honour the President and 
several other Members of the Committee appointed to 
correspond with the said Benjamin Franklin as agent, 
and that they severally informed the Committee that they 
did not recollect the ever seeing or hearing read any 
letter, or paragraph of a letter, from the said Benjamin 
Franklin as Agent, Save and except one general Letter 
soon after his first appointment, declaring his being sat- 
isfied with the salary provided for him, and that he 
would endeavour to Serve the province as far as was in 



MARCH, 1774. 779 

his power, or words to that effect. All which is humbly 
submitted to this Houourable Board. And the said Re- 
port being again (8lc) by the Clerk was approved by the 
House. 

Die Veneris 4 th February, 1774. 

The order of the day being read, for the second read- 
ing of the ordinance from the Commons House for re- 
appointing Benjamin Franklin Esq 1 " Agent to solicit the 
affairs of this province in Great Britain, and the question 
being put that the said ordinance be now read a second 
time, it passed in the negative, nemine contradicente. 

Resolved, nemine Contradicente, That the said Ordi- 
nance be rejected. Your Committee further report, that 
by the said Journals, it appears the Upper House have 
proceeded on the several bills sent from this House (as 
your Committee apprehends) in the usual forms. 

The House having taken the said report into consider- 
ation Ordered, That M r Farley, M r Andrew, EF Jones, 
M r Shruder, and M r Simpson, be a Committee to enquire 
into the several Matters set forth in the journals of the 
upper House respecting the conduct of Benjamin Frank- 
lin Esq' since his appointment as Agent for this province, 
and particularly during the years 1768, 1769 and 1770, 
and report their opinion thereon to the House, and that 
they have power to send for persons, papers, and records. 

Monday February 28, 1774. 

M r Farley from the Committee appointed to enquire 
into the several matters set forth in the Journals of the 
upper House respecting the conduct of Benjamin Frank- 
lin Esq r since his appointment as Agent for this province 
and particularly during the years 1768, 1769 and 1770. 
Report that it appears to your Committee, by an ordi- 



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nance passed the 11 th day of May 1768 Benjamin Frank- 
lin Esq r was appointed Agent to solicit the affairs of this 
province in Great Britain for one whole year; That, in 
an Ordinance for re-appointing the said Benjamin Frank- 
lin to that office, passed the 27 th of February 1770 the 
preamble sets forth : And whereas the dissolution of the 
said Assembly immediately following prevented the said 
ordinance from going through its regular Forms : And 
whereas the said Benjamin Franklin, notwithstanding the 
want of such appointment, hath continued to transact the 
business of this Province in Great Britain, be it therefore 
Ordained &c* That the said Benjamin Franklin was also 
re-appointed Agent by an ordinance passed the 10 th of 
May 1770; and by the journals of the Commons House 
of the 2i* of December 1770, it appears that the upper 
House had agreed to the re-appointment of him for the 
year 1771: That it appears very extraordinary to your 
Committee that the objection lately made to M r Frank- 
lin by the upper House should not have taken place in 
September last, when they agreed to a like ordinance 
re-appointing the same Gentleman as Agent. 

Your Committee further report: That the Committee 
appointed to correspond with the said Benjamin Frank- 
ling as Agent transmitted their Instructions to him by 
letter dated 19 th of May 1768, a duplicate whereof was 
sent the 26 th of the same month: That the Committee 
received an Answer thereto from M r Franklin by letter 
dated the 9 th August 1768 directed to James Habersham 
Esq r That the said Committee transmitted letters to M r 
Franklin bearing date the 11 th , 23 d and 28 th days of May 
1770, and in that of the 23 d they say, Perhaps it may be 
necessary to make an Apology for an intermission in 
our Correspondence with you as a Committee, which, 
however, you will be pleased to believe did not arise from 
the least doubt of your Intentions or abilities to serve us, 



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but from circumstances arising from the dissolution of 
the late Assembly which are now subsided: That those 
letters were severally answered by M r Franklin in his of 
the 10 th of August 1770 directed to the Hon. James 
Habersham Esq r and the rest of the Gentlemen of the 
Committee of Correspondence for the Province of Geor- 
gia, which Letter is entered in the minute book of the 
Said Committee : That in the Journals of the Commons 
House, and also in the printed Copy thereof, of the 7** 
November 1769, are two Letters, dated the 3 d of April 
and the 7 th of June 1769. received from M r Frankliri as 
Agent on the publick business of this Province : That the 
said Benjamin Franklin, as well during the continuance 
of his Agency as since the expiration thereof, has exerted 
his utmost abilities to serve his Constituents, as appears 
by many paragraphs in Letters received from him, (ex- 
clusive of those before mentioned) particularly in one 
bearing date the 1* of May 1771, wherein was inclosed 
the draught of a Petition to his Majesty in Council rela- 
tive to the claim of lands by the Assigns of Sir William 
Baker deceased, which said Paragraphs of Letters, and 
draught of petition, were (as your Committee are in- 
formed) communicated to several Members of the Upper 
House, to the Commons House of Assembly, and also 
to most of the Members of the Committee of Corre- 
spondence: That, upon the evidence of the several facts 
above Stated, your Committee have. 

Resolved That it is the opinion of your Committee, 
that the determination of the upper House on the enquiry 
into the conduct of the said Benjamin Franklin Esq r 
during his Agency for this province, is uncandid, and 
contains unjust reflections on the publick reputation of 
that Gentleman. 

Resolved That it is the opinion of your Committee, 



782 JOURNAL OF UPPER HOUSE 

that the said Benjamin Franklin hath on all occasions 
since his first appointment as Agent, and more especially 
during the years 1768, 1769 and 1770, been indefatigable 
in negotiating the affairs of this province, and hath faith- 
fully executed every matter given him in charge, either 
from the the (8lc) Commons House of Assembly, or by 
the Committee of Correspondence 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of your Committee, 
that the thanks of this House be given to the said Ben- 
jamin (dc) Esq r for the just discharge of the important 
trust reposed in him and that M r Speaker be requested 
to acquaint him therewith, and assure him, that the House 
retains a grateful Sense of his repeated offers and en- 
deavours to serve the Province 

And the same being taken into immediate considera- 
tion. 

Resolved That the House doth agree with the Com- 
mittee in their Report. 

Wednesday March 2, 1774. 

Motion being made that the House (dc) into the follow- 
ing Resolutions viz* 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of this House, that 
the power of appointing an Agent to Solicit and transact 
the publick affairs of the inhabitants of this (llc) in Great 
Britain is a right and priviledge which is and ought to 
be exclusively lodged in the Representatives of the Peo- 
ple. 

Resolved, That Benjamin Franklin Esq r be Agent 
for one whole year, commencing from this 2* day of 
March, 1774, to represent, Solicit, and transact the af- 
fairs of this province in Great Britain and he is hereby 



MARCH, 1774. 783 

fully authorized and empowered to follow and pursue all 
such instructions as he shall from time to time receive 
from the Commons House of Assembly, or the Committee 
appointed to correspond with him 

Resolved. That the Hon. William Young Esq r , No- 
ble Wimberly Jones Joseph Clay, Samuel Farley, Thomas 
Shruder, John Simpson, Thomas Netherclift, Thomas 
Young and David Zubly Esq™ shall be, and they are 
hereby appointed a Committee to correspond with the 
said Benjamin Franklin, and give him such orders and 
instructions from time to time as they shall Judge to be 
for the service of this province; and the said Agent is 
directed, in all his Correspondence, to address his letters 
to the first named in the above Committee and the other 
members thereof, who shall, as soon as may be, sum- 
mon the Members of the said Committee to meet, and 
take under consideration the matters contained in such 
Letters, and in case of the absence from Savannah of the 
person first in nomination, then any other Member of 
the Committee who shall be present, and proceed to busi- 
ness, but no letter to be opened, or the seal broke, upon 
any pretence whatsoever, before five of the said Com- 
mittee are present. 

Resolved, That the said Benjamin Franklin be al- 
lowed and paid for his Agency the sum of £150 Sterling 
money of Great Britain for the Term aforesaid over and 
above his Charges and disbursements on his application 
to his Majesty, or the several offices and Boards, in ne- 
gotiating the affairs of this Province in Great Britain 

Resolved, That this House will provide in the next 
General Tax Act the said Sum of £150 to be paid to the 
said Benjamin Franklin Esq r for his Agency, and also 
all other Charges and disbursements attending the same — 



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A debate arising thereon, and the question being put 
upon the several Resolutions, they passed in the affirma- 
tive. The Members for the Resolutions were ; M r Farley, 
D* Jones, M r Clay, M r Zubly, M r Thomas Young, D r 
Houstoun, M r Netherclift, M r Powell, M r Treutlen, M r 
Simpson, Sir Patrick Houstoun, M r Andrew, M r Max- 
well, M r Sallens, M r Stirk, M r Millen and M r Shruder, 
the Members against the said resolutions were M r Hall 
and M r Jamieson — 

And M r Powell Reported that the said Committee had 
come to several resolutions on the occasion, which they 
directed him to report to this House; and are as fol- 
lows; 

Resolved That is (,,c) appears to your Committee, that 
the correspondence between Benjamin Franklin Esq r as 
Provincial Agent and the Committee of Correspondence 
was mislaid or secreted from this House, and every Mem- 
ber thereof during the whole of this Session of Assem- 
bly until this 11 th day of March and therefore the Mem- 
bers of this House, who were of the Com