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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1745-1747
Volume 44, Page 399   View pdf image (33K)
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An Act for issuing and taking out of the Office of the Commission-
ers or Trustees appointed for emitting Bills of Credit, established
by Act of Assembly, the Sum of Four Thousand Five Hundred
Pounds, Current Money, for Encouragement of such able-bodied
Freemen as shall voluntarily enlist themselves into his Majesty's
Service, for the intended Expedition against Canada; and for
maintaining and conveying them to the Place of Rendezvous :
As also for replacing of the said Sum, and for the better regulat-
ing Ordinaries and Ordinary-Keepers, and for other Purposes
therein mentioned.

Session Laws

p. 3
Chapter I
Expired 26th

Whereas his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, by his Letter, dated,
Whitehall, April 9, 1746, to his Excellency Thomas Bladen, Esq;
Governor of Maryland, has signified to him, that his Majesty has
been pleased to order some Troops under Lieutenant-General St.
Clair, from Great-Britain, and two Regiments at Louisburg, in Con-
junction with such Troops as should be levied in North-America, for
the immediate Reduction of Canada; and therein signified the Royal
Pleasure, that his said Excellency should forthwith make the neces-
sary Dispositions for raising as many Men within this Province as
the Shortness of the Time would admit; which Men, so raised, to be
formed into Companies of one hundred each, and officer'd by Per-
sons nominated by him the said Thomas Bladen, Esq; and with those
to be raised in the Provinces of New- York, New- Jerseys, Pennsyl-
vania, and Virginia, to be formed into Corps, to be commanded by
Mr. Gooch, Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia, whom his Majesty
had been pleased on that Occasion to promote to the Rank of
Brigadier-General; and that they the said Forces should rendezvous
at Albany within the Province of New-York, or at such other Place
as the said Mr. Gooch should think proper: And therein likewise
recommended, that Arms should be provided for the said Men so to
be raised within this Province, and for which Arms the said Lieu-
tenant-General St. Clair was authorized and empowered by his
Majesty to pay. And whereas, by the said Letter, it is expected that
the said Thomas Bladen, Esq; would recommend it to the Council
and Assembly of Maryland, to provide a sufficient Quantity of Pro-
visions for the Subsistence of the Troops. And for that it is imprac-
ticable for his Excellency the Governor to purchase a suitable
Quantity of Arms within this Province, or in the neighbouring Gov-
ernments, to arm compleatly the Number of Men which it is hoped
and expected may be raised within this Province, whereby his Majes-
ty's Service in that Particular might be retarded, unless the same


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