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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1755-1756
Volume 52, Page 219   View pdf image (33K)
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At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of
Annapolis on Monday the 23 :d day of February in the fifth
year of His Lordships Dominion Annoque Domini 1756

Liber No. 35
February 23


His Excellency Horatio Sharpe Esq:r Governor

| Benjamin Tasker Esq:r | Col :o Benjamin Tasker
The Hon:ble | Col:o Charles Hammond | Benedict Calvert Esq.r
| Samuel Chamberlame Esq :r

Mess:rs Govane and [ Smallwood] from the Lower House Ac-
quaint His Excellency that there is a Sufficient Number of Members
met to make a house and wait His Excellency's Commands
Colonel Charles Hammond and Samuel Chamberlaine Esq.r are
Sent to the Lower House to Acquaint them that His Excellency
requires their immediate Attendance 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
I meet you at this time to give you an Opportunity of Providing
for your own Immediate Safety and of Contributing to the Execu-
tion of a Plan that in Obedience to His Majestys Instructions to
General Shirley has been Concerted for Preventing the farther
Encroachments of His Majestys Ambitions on his American domin-
ions and dispossessing them of what they have most unjustly and in
Manifest Violation of Treaties, lately made themselves Masters of ;
In Confidence that you will keep them Secret I shall for your Satis-
faction lay before you a Copy of the Minutes of the Proceedings of a
Council of War held at New York Together with some Papers that
I received from the General therewith whence 'you will learn what
Supplies are Expected from His Majestys Several Colonies on this
Continent towards Carrying the Proposed Plan into Execution,
And as I doubt not but you are affected with as deep a sense of the
danger of Suffering the Enemy to make any further Progress and
of your duty to His Majesty as any of your fellow Subjects in the
Neighbouring Provinces I persuade myself you will acquit your-

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