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[Note. In the MS. volume which contains “ The Journal of the Council and Assembly," in the office of the Secretary of State, the first forty-four pages are marked with numeral letters, which are also retained, for the sake of reference, in this printed copy.—ED.]
[P. 1.] Province of New Hampshire.
At a General Assembly, held of Portsmouth, for the Province aforesa on the first Tuesday of October, 1692.
The Lieut. Governour,
Henry Greene, ) The King's Lres. Patents were read to the Assembly, and the Lieut. Governour made a speech to the effect following.
[Speech not on record.) Ordered, that the Secry make a dedimo potestatem to John Hincks and Richard Waldron, Esqs., to give the oaths appointed instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, and the Test.
Adjourned till to-morrow morning at 10 of the clock.
Wednesday, 5th October, 1692, 1
10 o'clock, ante meridiem. S
The Lieut. Govern",
Wm Vaughan, ŞEsqs.
Esqs. Richard Waldron, Peter Coffin, All the above mentioned members of the Council then subscribed the Declaration appointed by act of Parliam.
Whereas several persons elected for the Assembly have this day refused to take the Oaths appointed by act of Parliam', instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, according to the custome of England, by swearing upon the Bible, It is ordered that the oaths be administered to such of the Assembly as have so refused, by lifting up of their hands, considering the present troubles & circumstances of affairs.
M" John Hincks entered his dissent from the abovesa order in the manner of administering the Oath.
[P. II.] Ordered, that the name of Nathan" Fryer be put into the dedim potestatem for administering the Oaths as above, to the Assembly, instead of John Hincks, Esq., and that his name be erased out of the same.
Mr. Richard Martyn, Capt. Elias Styleman, Capt. John Pickerin, Lieut. John Smith, Mr. Joseph Smith, Capt. John Woodman, Mr. Job Clement, Mr. Wm Furber, Jr., Capt. Wm Moore, Lieut. Samuel Leavitt, Lieut. James Blagden, were sworn to the above written order by Nathan" Fryer & Richard Waldron, Esqrs.
The Assembly came to this House and presented Mr. Richard Martyn for their Speaker, which the Lieut. Governour then approved of.
Mr. Speaker then acquainted this Board that John Hussey, an elected member from the town of Hampton, had withdrawn himself from the Assembly as not qualified in