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Report by Richard West concerning a governor's vote in the legislature
West, Richard, ca. 1691-1726
January 08, 1725
Volume 02, Page 558

[B. P. R. O. Plant. Gen. B. T. Vol. X. L. 65.]
REPORT OF Mr WEST UPON A QUERE WHETHER A GOVERNOR CAN VOTE AS A COUNCILLOR.

Indorsed


8 January 172⅘.

To the Right Honble the Lords Commissrs of Trade & Plantatations

My Lords,

In obedience to your Lordshipps commands signifyed to me by letter from Mr Popple dated the twenty fourth day of November last I have considered the following Quere

Whether a Governor can vote as a Councillor in the passing of Bills when the Councill sits in their legislative capacity.

Upon consideration of which and of the Governor's Commission & Instructions I am of opinion that a Governor cannot by law vote as a Councillor in the passing of bills when the Councill sits in their legislative capacity. All which I humbly certify to your Lordshipps and am

My Lords
Your Lordshippps most obedt
and most humble Servant
RICHd WEST.

8 Janry 172⅘.