For Talbot County, For Frederick County,
Mr. John Goldsborough, Daniel Dulany, Esq ;
Mr. Edward Oldham, Capt. Henry Wright Crabb,
Mr. Pollard Edmunson, Mr. Joseph Chapline,
Mr. Matthew Tilghman. Mr. Nathan Magruder.
A sufficient Number of the Members of the Lower House of
Assembly being convened at the Stadt-House, Ordered, That Col
Harrison and Mr. John Goldsborough do acquaint his Excellency
the Governor therewith.
They return and acquaint Mr. Speaker they delivered the Message.
George Plater, Esq; from the Upper House, acquaints Mr.
Speaker, that the Governor requires the Attendance of the Lower
House immediately in the Upper House.
L. H. J.
Liber No. 47
Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and (attended by the Members of
the Lower House) went to the Upper House; where his Excellency
made the following Speech, viz.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,
The Possibility of your undergoing any Inconveniences from
being convened at this early Season, would have determined me
against meeting you so soon, had not the Receipt of a Letter from
the Governor of Virginia, made me apprehensive, the Welfare of
this and the neighbouring Colonies might suffer from any longer
Alarmed at the Prospect of seeing our common Enemy Masters
of all the Country adjacent to the inhabited Parts of these Provinces,
his Majesty's faithful Subjects in Virginia, sollicit our Aid to defeat
their ambitious Enterprize; in the Event of which, I am persuaded,
you will think this Province too much interested not to exert your-
selves on this Occasion. Lest my enlarging on the many obvious
Motives, which must incite you to answer our Neighbours Expecta-
tions, should be construed to imply a Suspicion, for which your late"
Address on the Earl of Holdernesse's Letter, leaves not the least
Room, I shall only communicate to you the Letters which I have
received from his Majesty's Governors on the Continent, respecting
this Affair, and also one from the Lords of Trade, whereby we, as
well as the other Colonies, are required to send Commissioners to
Albany this Summer, with a Present to the Indians, as a Means of
securing the Affections of those People at this critical Juncture^
when, their being alienated from the English Interest, would threaten
us with the most fatal Consequences. Your Results on these several
Letters, I have the most sanguine Hopes, will give the strongest
Testimony of your Zeal for his Majesty's Service, and demonstrate
you to be truly Guardians of the Interest, Safety, and Honour of