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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1755-1756
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Liber H. S.
No. 1
p. 291

At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
the fourteenth Day of September in the Sixth year of the Dominion
of the Right Honourable Frederick absolute Lord and Proprietary
of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Balti-
more &ca Annon Dom 1756 and Ending the Ninth Day of October

The following Laws were Enacted and assented to by his Excel-
lency Horatio Sharpe Esquire Governor

No. 1

An Act for his Majesty's Service, and further Defence and Security
of this Province.


Whereas the Earl of Loudoun, Commander in Chief of his
Majesty's Forces in North-America, by his Letter to his Excellency
Horatio Sharpe, Esq; of the Twentieth of August last, has signified,
That the State of his Majesty's Service requires that his Royal
American Regiment of Four Battalions, for which he has been
graciously pleased to send over to America a Number of Officers,
should be immediately compleated, and that it is his Royal Expecta-
tion that the Colonies will supply the Levies for the said Regiment :
And whereas by an Act of Assembly, made at the last Session, For
granting a Supply of Forty Thousand Pounds for his Majesty's
Service, and striking Thirty-four Thousand and Fifteen Pounds Six
Shillings thereof in Bills of Credit, and raising a Fund for sinking
the same, it is directed, That Twenty-five Thousand Pounds, Part
of the said Forty Thousand Pounds (including Commission to the
Agents by the said Act appointed) should be laid out and applied
in the carrying on any Expedition or Operation, which might be
undertaken by this Province for his Majesty's Service, in Conjunc-
tion with the Colonies of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North-
Carolina, or Virginia and Pennsylvania only, in case Carolina should
fail to join therein: And as such Expedition has not been undertaken,
Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-

[3000 l. ap-
for raising
300 Men for
the Royal

prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's
Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the
Authority of the same, That the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, in
Bills of Credit, out of the Twenty-five Thousand Pounds above-
mentioned, shall be laid out and applied for his Majesty's Service;
and that Part of the said Five Thousand Pounds, not exceeding
Three Thousand Pounds, shall be laid out and applied in defraying

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