The Council to be considered as Governour

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The Committee on the Petition from the Committee of Inspection for the East Precinct in the Town of Pownalborough reported. Report ordered to lie on the table.

Leave of absence was granted to Colonel Bowers till next Tuesday seven-night.

Whereas by the Royal Charter it is provided that when the Governour, Lieutenant or Deputy-Governour of this Province shall happen to die, be displaced, or be absent from the Province, the Council, or Assistants, or the major part of them, shall have full power and authority to do and execute all and every such acts, matters and things which the said Governour or Lieutenant or Deputy-Governour could lawfully do or exercise; and whereas the late Governour, Lieutenant or Deputy-Governour of the Province, have absented themselves, and have refused to govern the Province according to said Charter:

It is, therefore, Resolved, That until the said Governour, Lieutenant-Governour or Deputy-Governour, shall return to his or their duty, or some Governour shall be appointed to govern the Province according to the Charter aforesaid, this House will consider the Constitutional Council of the Province, or the major part of them, as Governour of this Province, and will acquiesce in whatever said Council, or the major part of them, shall constitutionally do in said capacity.

The House then adjourned till to-morrow morning, eight o' clock.