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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
Volume 42, Page 127   View pdf image (33K)
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Made and Passed At a Session of Assembly, begun and held, at
the City of Annapolis, on Monday, the Seventh Day of July, in the
Twenty Sixth year of the Dominion of the Right Honorable Charles,
Lord Baron of Baltimore, Absolute Lord and Proprietor of the
Provinces of Maryland and Avalon &c. Annoque Domini 1740

Laws p. I.
Chapter II

An Act for Raising and Issuing Money for Maintaining his Majesty's
Forces to be Raised in this Province, and for Transporting them
to the Place of Rendezvous in the West-Indies.

Whereas our Sovereign Lord the King, by repeated Provocations,
has been induced to declare War against Spain, in order as well to
vindicate the Honour of his Imperial Crown, as to Revenge the
Injuries done to his Subjects, to assert their undoubted Rights of
Commerce and Navigation, and by all Means to Distress and Annoy
a Nation that has Treated the People of Great Britain with so much
Insolence and Barbarity; and therefore has been graciously pleased
to give Orders for Equipping and setting forth an Expedition against
the Territories of the Catholick King in the West-Indies, which is
to consist of a large Squadron of Ships of War, and a considerable
number of Land Forces, with a suitable Train of Artillery, Store
Ships and Transports.
And whereas his Majesty by his Instructions to his Excellency
the Governor of this Province, bearing Date at St. James's the
Second Day of April last, has thought fit to signify, that he has de-
termined to raise a Body of Troops in the Colonies on the Continent
of North America, to join those to be sent from Great Britain at a
particular Rendezvous to be appointed for that Purpose, and to Act
in Conjunction with them under the Command of the Right Honour-
able Charles Lord Cathcart, General and Commander in Chief of
the said Expedition; and that he Trusts and Expects, that the Assem-
bly of Maryland will provide Victuals, Transports, and all other
Necessaries for the Troops to be raised in this Province, except
Cloaths, Tents, Arms, Ammunition and Pay, 'till they arrive at the
General Rendezvous in the West-Indies.
And whereas this General Assembly, at a Session of Assembly
held in the Month of April last, did, by an Act then made, Give and
Grant an Encouragement or Bounty of Five Pounds Current Money,
besides other Privileges and Immunities, to every Person, not ex-
ceeding the Number of Five Hundred, who should voluntarily Inlist


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