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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1757-1758
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At a Convention of Assembly begun and held at the City of
Annapolis on Monday the Day of February in the seventh
Year of his Lordship's Dominion Annoque Domini 1758.

His Excellency Horatio Sharpe Esq. Governor

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35

Feb. 13
p. 239

Benjamin Tasker Esq. Richard Lee Esq :r
Col : Charles Hammond Benedict Calvert Esq.r
The Honourable Samuel Chamberlame Esq.
Col : Benjamin Tasker J Daniel Dulany Esq.

Col : Henry and M.r Plater from the Lower House acquaint his
Excellency that there are a sufficient Number of Members met to
make a House and wait his Excellency's Commands
Col : Charles Hammond, and Samuel Chamberlaine Esq.r are sent
to acquaint the Lower House that his Excellency requires their At-
tendance in the Upper House immediately.
The Lower House attend, and his Excellency is pleased to make
the followg Speech
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly
Having received an Answer from the Earl of Loudoun to a Letter
which I sent him with the Addresses that you were pleased to present
me the and of December, and with a Copy of a Bill that
had been framed in the Lower House during the late Session, I
thought it incumbent on me to meet you at this Time to communi-
cate to you his Lordship's Sentiments with Regard to that Bill, and
to give you an Opportunity of making proper Provision for the
Support of the Troops that have been raised here for his Majesty's
Service, and the more immediate Defence and Security of this Prov-
ince. I shall give Orders for Copies of the Earl of Loudoun's Letter
to be laid before you in Confidence that you will when you have
considered it, think his Lordship's Requisition very reasonable, and
you will not I persuade myself disappoint him in the Hopes he enter-
tains, that your Care for the Preservation of the Lives and Properties
of your Fellow Subjects, your Zeal for the common Cause and your
Duty to the King will induce you to grant the Supplies which you
may judge necessary by such a Bill as might be agreeable to our
happy Constitution

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