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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1755-1756
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122 Assembly Proceedings, June 23-July 8, 1755.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
June 23

also will readily contribute and join in making such a Provision as
will be expedient for the Service now recommended to you I enter-
tain very Sanguine hopes, since you cannot but be Sensible that on
our taking such Measures depends our own Safety and that by
declining or delaying to Comply with this Requisition we may
entirely lose the Fruits of the Vast Expence that our Mother Country
and our Sister Colonies on this Continent have been at and all the
Great Advantages which we have now a fair and reasonable Pros-
pect of acquiring I will give you some Information of the Vigorous
Efforts that the Several Other Provinces have resolved at this Criti-
cal Juncture to make their alacrity Fervour and unanimity you must
I am persuaded approve and Admire, Let me also hope you will

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be incited to aemulate their Conduct. Consider what Instances you
have Received of our most Gracious Sovereigns Concern for you
in Sending such a Body of Regular Troops from Europe to your
aid and let the Reflection warm You with Sentiments of Gratitude
for his Royal and Parental Care. Learn what Resentment and Indig-
nation our Fellow Subjects in great Britain express at the late Insults
that have been offered us; think to what Debts they Voluntarily and
most chearfully Subject themselves by making such preparations for
our Defence and protection, and then Consider how it will become
us to exempt ourselves from every the least Expence under the Cir-
cumstances of an impending War to remain idle and indifferent
Spectators; Embrace the opportunity that now presents itself of
manifesting your Loyalty & Duty to his Majesty and your desire to
promote his Service which you may do without laying any great
Burthen on Your Constituents, not that I would Seem to prescribe
Bounds to your Zeal and Generosity, tho I would indeed Caution
you to avoid the Rock on which the Difficulty of raising large Sums
may make you Split; But whatever Supplies you can agree on I must
intreat you to grant with such dispatch as will render them Effec-
tual for Uses to which they will be applied.
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning ten of the Clock

June 24

Tuesday Morning 24 June 1755
This house met again according to Adjournment

Present as Yesterday
Adjourned till three of the Clock in the Afternoon

Eodem Die post Meridiem
This house met again according to Adjournment
Present as in the Morning

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