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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
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At a Session of Assembly begun & held at the City of Annapolis
the 23d Day of April in the 26th Year of the Dominion of the Right
Honourable Charles Absolute Lord & Proprietary of the Provinces
of Maryland & Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore &c Annoq Domini
1740 And ending the fifth Day of June following

Lib. B. L. C.
p. 192

The following Law was Enacted & Assented to by his Excellency
Samuel Ogle Esqr Governour
An Act for Issuing and Paying out of the Office of the Commis-
sioners or Trustees for Emitting Bills of Credit Established by Act
of Assembly the Sum of Two thousand five hundred & Sixty two
Pounds ten Shillings Current money in Bills of Credit to be Applyed
for the Encouragement of Persons Voluntarily Inlisting themselves
in his Majesty's Service.
Whereas it Appears to this General Assembly by a Proclamation
Published by his Excellency Samuel Ogle Esquire his Lordships
Governour & Commander in Chief in & Over this Province of Mary-
land bearing Date at Annapolis the Eleventh Day of April in the
twenty fifth Year of his Lordships Dominion & in the Year of Our
Lord God One thousand Seven hundred & forty that his Majesty's
Pleasure had been Signified by his Grace the Duke of Newcastle one
of his Majestys Principal Secretaries of State by his Grace's letter of
the fifth of January last that his Majesty having thought fitt to
declare War against Spain & being determined by all Possible means
to distress & annoy the Spaniards in the most Effectual manner &
Particularly by making an Attempt upon some of their most con-
siderable Settlements in the West Indies had been Pleased for that
Purpose to order a Large body of Troops under the Command of
the Lord Cathcart a Major Genl of his Majesty's forces to come from
Great Britain with a Sufficient Convoy of Men of Warr to a Proper
Place in the West Indies to be Appointed for that Purpose to be
Joined by a Squadron under the Command of Vice Admiral Vernon
in the West Indies and by such a number of Troops as might be
raised in his Majestys Colonies & Islands in America And that it
had been represented to his Majesty that a very considerable number
of Men might be easily had upon Proper Encouragement in the
British Plantations and Particularly in his Majesty's Colonies on
the Continent of America to Serve in Conjunction with the Regular
Troops to be sent from home of all which his Majesty thought Proper
that notice should be given in order that the necessary Dispositions
might be made for facilitating as soon as Possible the raising the

[See 28
Council, pp.
177 to 180,
193 to 203]

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