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CD: Archives of Maryland, LVI: Proceedings and Acts of the General…

by J. Hall Pleasants.

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"During the period of nearly four years covered by these General Assembly records, relations between the Governor and the Upper House representing the Proprietary interest on the one hand, and the Lower House reflecting the feelings of the majority of the people on the other, continued to be under great strain. The struggle which began at the September-December 1757 session between the two houses over the passage of a Supply bill for His Majesty's Service, or Assessment bill as it was popularly called, which had been three times rejected by the Upper House in the preceding Assembly as a measure directed against the Proprietary prerogative, became intensified, and the bill, again passed five times by the Lower House in this new Assembly, was to be as often rejected in the upper chamber. Not only this bill, which was the most important legislation of a controversial character to be considered, failed of passage, but on the same ground, as threats to the Proprietary prerogative, other measures of a controversial nature were also rejected, such as the support for a provincial agent in Great Britain, the message of condolence to the King, the Naturalization bill, the printing of Bacon's Collection of Laws, the adoption of the Journal of Accounts, and various measures designed to simplify the administration of the law." The Appendix includes "a number of contemporary documents having a direct bearing upon matters before the Assembly" as well as important correspondence of Governor Sharpe.

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