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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 at the City of Annapolis
on Saturday the 22d day of February in the 4th year of his Lordships
Dominion Annoque Domini 1755.

His Excellency Horatio Sharpe Esquire Governor.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35

February 22

The Honourable

Benjamin Tasker Esq.r
Cot George Plater
Philip Thomas Esq.r

CoT Benjamin Tasker
Benedict Calvert Esq.r
Richard Lee Esq.r Tilghman and Jordan from the Lower house acquaint his
Excellency that there is a Sufficient Number of Members to make a
House and wait his Excellencys Commands.

Colonel Plater and Richard Lee Esq." 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

As you have already expressed yourselves Sufficiently Sensible of
the fatal Consequences that must attend the Enemies remaining
Masters of that part of his Majestys Dominions to the Westward
on which they have lately presumed to raise Forts and make Settle-
ments; and have promised that nothing shall be wanting on Your
Part to avert the imminent Danger with which their Vicinity
threatens Us; it only Remains with me now to hope that you will
fall on the most Prudent and unexceptionable Measures to raise as
large a Sum as the Circumstances of this Province will Allow and
Generously and gratefully Express your duty to the best of Kings,
and your Care and Regard for the Lives and fortunes of your-
selves and fellow Subjects. The Advice and Instructions I have
received from home Since our last Meeting might give me occasion
to enlarge on the tender and Paternal Care that his Majesty has
been most Graciously pleased to Shew for the Security and wel-
fare of his Subjects in these parts of his Dominions; but as I am
persuaded that I need not Attempt to add to the weight of a Letter *

* Letter from Sir Thomas Robinson printed on pages 48-50.


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