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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1752-1754
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534 Assembly Proceedings, July 17-25, 1754.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 34
July 17

p. 508

Pieces; The Boundless ambition of the common Enemy and the cruel
Rage of their Savage allies, now upon Our Borders flushed with
Victory indispensibly require a Vigorous and immediate Exertion of
all Our Powers to check their Progress
The Indians who are our friends likewise claim our assistance,
while their Warriors are in the field with our Troops their women
and Children are sent to us to be protected and Supported, This is the
greatest Demonstration they can give of the Confidence they place in
us, nor can I doubt but at this Critical Period when the French
are employing every artifice to allievate their affections from us, You
will embrace so fair an opportunity of firmly attaching them to our
Interest by taking care to have their Wives and Children Hospitably
Treated while they are obliged to Stay with us and implore Our
As our Settlements on the Frontiers must be the first exposed to
the Inroads of the Enemy, I have ordered a Supply of Ammunition
to Frederick County, and with the Advice of his Ldps Council of
State issued a Proclamation for the Militia to be put in the best Pos-
ture of Defence that they may be prepared to act in case of Necessity
and by the Same Advice have at the Earnest request of Colonel Innes
Commander in Chief of the North Carolina Forces granted him a
Supply of Arms which considering the present urgency of affairs
could not have been denied.
The Money in the Treasurers hands for the Purchasing of arms
and Ammunition being near exhausted I must recommend to you in
the Strongest manner the Raising a Sufficient Fund for that Purpose
so Necessary at this time for the defence of this Province and must
likewise observe that the present State of the Militia require your
most Serious Attention.
There never was a conjuncture in which your Unanimity Vigor
and dispatch were more Necessary than now and as I depend upon the
prudence of your Resolutions, I am persuaded you will make Such
Provisions adequate to the present Emergency, as will best express
Your Zeal for his Majestys Service, the Security and Welfare of this
Province and the Support of the common Cause
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning ten of the Clock

July 18

Thursday Morning July 1754
This house met again according to Adjournment

Present as Yesterday with the Addition of Col George Plater Handy and Waggaman from the Lower house attend with
Col John Henry a Member Elected for Worcester County in order

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