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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761
Volume 31, Page 428   View pdf image (33K)
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428 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761.

Lib. J. R.
& U. S.

and so unexpected, it is by many Circumstances augmented,
and the Weight now falling upon me much increased: I
feel my own Insufficiency to support it as I wish; but ani-
mated by the tenderest Affection for this my native Country,
and depending on the Advice, Experience and Abilities of
your Lordships, on the Support and Assistance of every

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honest Man I enter with Chearfulness into this arduous
Situation and shall make it the Business of my Life to
promote in every Thing the Glory and Happiness of these
Kingdoms to preserve and strengthen both the Constitution
in Church and State; and as I mount the Throne in the
Midst of an expensive but just and necessary War, I shall
endeavour to prosecute it in the Manner the most likely to
bring on an honourable and lasting Peace, in Concert with
my Allies.

Whereupon the Lords of the Council made it their humble
Request to his Majesty that this his Majesty's most gracious
Declaration to their Lordships, might be made public, which
his Majesty was pleased to order accordingly.
F. Vernon

By the King
A Proclamation

Declaring his Majesty's Pleasure for continuing the Offi-
cers in his Majesty's Plantations 'till his Majesty's Pleasure
shall be further signified.

George R: Whereas by an Act of Parliament made in
the sixth Year of the late Queen Anne of blessed Memory
intituled " An Act for Security of her Majesty's Person and
Government, and of the Succession to the Crown of Great
Britain in the Protestant Line" it was enacted (amongst
other Things) that no Office Place or Employment, Civil or
Military within any of her said late Majesty's Plantations,
should become void by Reason of the Demise or Death of her
said late Majesty her Heirs or Successors Kings or Queens
of this Realm; but that the Person and Persons in any of the
Offices Places or employments aforesaid should continue in
their respective Offices, Places, and Employments for the
space of six Months next after such Death or Demise unless
sooner revoked and discharged by the next in Succession to
whom the Crown of this Realm should come remain and be
according to the several Acts of Parliament for limiting and
settling the succession of the Crown, as by the said recited
Act may appear: And in Regard it may happen that our
Pleasure may not within the said Time be declared touching
the said Offices, Places and Employments in our foreign

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