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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1755-1756
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At a Session of Assembly begun and held ar the City of Annapolis
on Monday the 23. d day of June in the fifth year of his Lordships
Dominion Annoque Domini 1755.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
1755, June 23
P. 35

His Excellency Horatio Sharpe Esq.r Governor

| Philip Thomas Esq.r
The Honourable |Benjamin Tasker Esq. | Col Benjamin Tasker
| Col Charles Hammond | Benedict Calvert Esq.r
Samuel Chamberlain | Col William Goldsbor-

ough John Goldsborough and William Govane from the Lower
house acquaint his Excellency that there is a Sufficient Number of
Members met to make a house and wait his Excellencys Commands.
Cot Charles Hammond and Samuel Chamberlaine Esq.r are Sent
to the Lower house to acquaint the Speaker that his Excellency
requires his immediate Attendance with the Lower house in the
Upper house
The Lower house attend and his Excellency is pleased to make
the following Speech
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower houses of Assembly
Our Meeting at this time is occasioned by a Letter that I have
lately received from General Braddock which shall be laid before you
and I most earnestly desire you to let the Reasons therein offered
have their due weight and determine you to grant such Supplies
as the Present Situation of affairs requires and the General Sollicits ;
you will find he proposes after Reducing the Fort which the Enemy
have presumed to build on his Majestys Dominions on the Ohio
and recovering that Country of which the French in manifest Vio-
lation of Treaties have assumed the Possession to repair that Fort
or construct another Place of Defence there as a Barrier against
any future Incroachments, which he will Garrison with Provincial
Troops and leave it to this and the two Neighbouring Colonies to
Support and Victual them; The Virginians have I am Advised
Voted a Sum of Money as their Quota for those Purposes and the
Assembly is at this time Convened for the Same End: that you

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