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[page torn] CCCC[F?] prsent As yesterday A message to the Council by Mr. McCarly [McCarty?] & others That the Burg[esse]s had agreed to the bill sent from the Council Entd an Act for the better securing the paymt of Levys and restraint of vagrant & idle people and for the more effectual discovery & prosecution of persons having bastard children with divers amendts To wch they desire the Councils concurrence. And the Council having considered the sd Amendments the same were agreed to except the first Ordd that ye Clk of the Genl Assembly carry the sd bill & amendts to ye Burgesses and acqt them that ye council have agreed to all ye amendts except the first & desire the Burgs. to recede from yt amendt Adjourned till to morrow 9 aclock

Saturday June 1st 1723 Present The Governor and E Jenings P Carter J Blair P Ludwell W Bassett N Harrison M Page C Digges P Beverley & J Robinson Esqrs Ordered That the Clerk of the Genl Assembly carry the following Message from the Govr Mr. Speaker &c Upon Examination of the Arms in the Magazine & Govrs House I find great part of 'em very much out of Repair, and in ye condition they now are Unfitt for service: As these Arms were at first given by ye Crown for defence of the Country & are lodged here to be ready on any sudden Emergency; You wll I hope concurr wth. me in opinion, that they be made fitt for ye publick Service at ye publick Charge; and as I have caused a Survey of them to be made I judge the sum necessary for this purpose (as near as it can be computed) may amount to one hundd. pds. And that no farther Charge may accrue on this accot. I have a proposal from a pson able to give £2000 securityi to help in in good order here after for the annual [illegible] now established on yr arm keep of yr magazine. This expence being so necessary for yr publick safety I doubt not you'll chearfully come into it especially wn you consider how great a charge had lately been depayed out of ye king revenue for batterys to defend yr [revrn. Chowmusch?] such a supply of serviceable arms is necesary to fitt out yr militia wn. ever they shall be called together for defence of yr country. A message to ye council by Mr. McCarty and others who [illegible] a bill entd an act for the better and more effectual improving the staple of tobacco to wch the desire ye concurrences of ye council