To the Right Honble the Lords Commissrs of Trade & Plantatations
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