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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 182   View pdf image (33K)
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182 Assembly Proceedings, Sept.27-Oct. 4, 1708.

U. H. J.
p. 967

Gentlemen and our Friends in Europe I have endeavoured to
be as careful A Steward of the Countrys money as I have been
on all occasions assiduous to approve myself an honest Gov-
ernor and a real well wishing promoter of your Interest nor
did I design to trouble you till the Spring purely on that Ac-
count had not her Sacred Majestys Commands lately directed
me to lay several things before you, Give me Leave Gentle-
men therefore to rank them distinctly for your more serious
mature Consideration not doubting but with loyal honest
hearts you will handsomely digest and Comply witn the Just
Commands of our Gracious Sovereign the best of Queens and
hope you will have such an Awful Regard to the lawful Au-
thority of our Monarch throughly to weigh what may be the
consequences of your Disobedience or triffling with her Majes-
tys Royal Commands

Our Great pattern the parliament of Britain to their Eternal
Honour have denied her nothing to make the Country we de-
pend on Great and her Majestys Reign the most Glorious of
all Monarchs & shall we a poor Handful of her remotest Sub-
jects dispute or boggle at what her Majesty thinks reasonable
and wisely judges to be for your own good as well as the
Service of the Crown

Mr Speaker
I have so just a Regard to the Welfare and Reputation of
this Province to hope I shall never see that day therefore let
me advise you Gentlemen who are elected to serve your
Country as you have now always endeavour to preserve her
Majestys Gracious favour and do not be led away by the cun-
ning Insinuations of designing Wicked men to Incur the
frowns of our indulgent Sovereign since tis evident the prac-
tice and principles of such Empiricks in Government will soon
ruin your Constitution and Consummate the poverty of this
already poor languishing province

I must acquaint you her Majesty has been pleased to disap-
prove of two laws lately made here viz. that against masters
cropping Tobacco on Board their Ships and the other about
the Gauge of your Tobarco hhds and her Majesty Commands
me to tell you tis her Royal pleasure that we in this province
Conform to the Size of those in Virginia and Recommends a
new law to be made for that purpose Her Majesty thinks Sir
Thomas Lawrence was hardly used by the last Assembly who

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