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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1748-1751
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At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
on Tuesday the tenth Day of May in the thirty fourth Year of his
Lordships Dominion Annoq Domini 1748

His Excellency Samuel Ogle Esqr Governor

U. H. J.
Liber No. 34
1748, May 10

p. 220

The Honourable

Benjamin Tasker Esqr
Col George Plater
Col Charles Hammond

Philip Thomas Esqr

Col Benjamin Tasker
Richard Lee Esqr
Benedict Calvert Esqr

Messrs King and Hall from the Lower House acquaint his Excel-
lency they have a Sufficient Number of Members met to make a
house and wait his Excellencys Commands.
Messrs Lee and Calvert arc sent to the Lower house to acquaint
them that His Excellency requires the Speaker and the house to
Attend him immediately in the Upper house
The Speaker and the Lower house Attended and his Excellency is
pleased to make the following Speech
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower houses of Assembly
After our last Parting I received a Letter from the President &
Council of Pensilvania with some other Papers Relating to the In-
dians, which I thought of such Consequence, that I should have
been Glad to have had an Opportunity of Laying them immediately
before you for your Consideration, but the fatigue you had so lately
undergone in Coming together at such an unseasonable Time of the
Year, and the Great Expence that extraordinary Meetings of Assem-
bly are to the Country, determined me to wait the Time of our

You will see by the Papers themselves the Necessity we are under
for our Own Safety, of Preserving the Friendship of the Six Na-
tions and their Allies, which makes it needless for me to add any
thing of my own upon a Subject, you have had so often under your
Consideration, therefore shall only Recomend to you to give all the
Dispatch you Conveniently Can to the Consideration of the Affair as
the Indians must not only be under a Good Deal of Impatience to
receive the Presents they Expect but are in reality in Great want of
them, and are at the same Time Strongly Sollicited, by the French

p. 221

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