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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1745-1747
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shall have agreed what number of Americans it will be necessary to
keep in Pay for the Purpose It is his Majestys Pleasure that you
should Procure an Account of the whole Expence incurred on Ac-
count of the American Troops, from the Time of their being Levied,
to the Time of their Discharge and when the same shall be fully
Adjusted and Liquidated, you will Transmitt to me with the Proper
Vouchers, from the Several Governors, that it may be Laid before
Parliament to the End that Provision may be made for the Payment ;
and in the mean time, in order to prevent any Complaint among the
men that have been Misted (as well those that shall be Discharged,
as those that shall Continue in Service) for want of immediate Pay
you will Recomend it to the Governors of the Provinces where these
Levies have been made, to Procure Credit from their Respective
Assemblies for that Purpose, which his Majesty hopes may be done
without any Difficulty
It is also his Majestys Pleasure that Mr Knowles and You should
Consider what number of Americans will be realy wanted for the
Service above mentioned; and the King would have you Retain as
many as may be absolutely necessary for that Service and no more,
and the King hopes that a small number of Americans with his
Majestys forces which you have, may be sufficient for the purpose ;
as the Expence of the Americans is very Great, and as [to] the Ameri-
cans in General, except only such as may be wanted for the Service
above mentioned It is his Majestys Pleasure that you in Conjunction
with Commodore Knowles should thank them in such manner as you
think Proper and immediately Discharge them upon the best and
Cheapest foot you can; in order thereto you will Consult with the
Respective Governors upon the manner of doing it: And you will
Transmit to his Majesty, an immediate Account what You shall do
therein. N. B. This Paragraph should have been inserted between
the fourth and fifth Paragraphs
Cha: Knowles W. Shirley

Boston 10th October 1747
Sir The inclosed is an Extract from a Letter of the Duke of
Newcastle to Governor Shirley Signifying his Majestys Commands
to us, upon the Several Matters Contained in it; in Obedience to
which, we must Desire you will be pleased to Transmit to Us by
Return of this Express, or as soon after as you can Muster Rolls or
Lists of the several Officers and Soldiers Raised within Your Gov-
ernment, for his Majestys Service in the Late intended Expeditioi
against Canada (which his Majesty has Laid aside for the present)
Distinguishing the Companies into which they were formed; with
the Respective Times of every Officers Engaging into his Majestys
Service and Days on which the Soldiers were inlisted into it, (which
List may be best done by Attested Copies of the Enlistments them-
selves) also an Account of the Deaths of such of the Officers and

Liber No. 34
p. 213

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