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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
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2 Assembly Proceedings, April 26-May 28, 1737.

U. H. J.
Lib. No. 33
[The mar-
riage of
Prince of
Wales with
the Princess
Augusta of
Gotha oc-
curred on
April 26,
[See 39

The Choice his Majesty has made of an Alliance with the illus-
trious House of Saxe Gotha, is such an Instance of his great Regard
for the Protestant Interest in General, as well as the Particular
Happiness of his own People, that it must be ever remembered with
the greatest [gratitude] by every true lover of his Country

Gentlemen of the Lower house
I have received his Lordships Answer to your Address relating
to an Equivalent for his Quit Rents and Alienation Fines as likewise
to [the] other wherein you joined with the upper house which shall
be immediately Laid before you.

Gentlemen of Both Houses
As you are perfectly acquainted with the Circumstances of the
Country, I think it unnecessary to point out any thing in Particular
for your present Consideration; All that I have to recommend to
you, is Temper and Moderation in Your proceedings; That you may
Consider with Calmness and Candor such things as may be proposed
among your selves for the publick Good: The happiness of People

p. 454

of all Ranks Depending- so much upon the nature of the Laws they
live under; it is impossible for any Legislature to be too Carefull in
the Discharge of the Great Trust that is reposed in them; for my
Part I shall never think any Attention or Trouble of my own too
Great where the Prosperity of the Province is in any manner Con-
The Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary's Answer to the
Addresses of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly in Maryland
to his Lordship.

I have received Your Address Setting forth the hardships the
People in Maryland lay Exposed to, by their too near Neighbour-
hood to Pensilvania; I have likewise received Your other two
Addresses relating to my Obtaining for you a Licence for bringing
Salt from Lisbon, and that, making me an Offer of an Equivalent in
Lieu of my Alienation Fines & Quit Rents
As to the first it too nearly concerns me to lose a Moments time
in Pursuing the most proper Methods to put a Stop to the Unpar-
alelled Encroachments of Our Neighbours the Pensylvanians, and I
cannot but Commend the Zeal you Shew in Protecting his Majesties
Subjects under my Governments
You may also rest Assured that nothing shall be wanting on my
Part, to procure you, what you with so much Reason desire concern-
ing the Salt, it being the most Sensible pleasure to me, in any Shape,
to Contribute towards whatever you think may be for Your Con-
venience or Advantage
In Answer to the Equivalent you Offer me for my fines & Quit
Rents, I am very certain my Good Tenants are not thoroughly

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