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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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At a Convention of Assembly begun and held at the City of An-
napolis on Wednesday the fourth day of April in the Eighth Year of
his Lordships Dominion Annoq Domini 1759.

His Excellency Horatio Sharpe Esq being Governor.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
April 4

p. 398

The Honble

Benjamin Tasker Esq.r
Col.o Hammond
Col.o Tasker

Benedict Calvert Esq.

D. Dulany Esq.
S. Bordley Esq. Goldsborough and Tilghman from the Lower House
Acquaint his Excellency that there are a Sufficient Number of
Members met to make a House and wait his Excellencys Commands.

Col.o Hammond & Col.o Tasker are sent to Acquaint the Lower
House that his Excellency requires their Attendance in the Upper
House immediately.

The Lower House Attend and his Excellency is pleased to make
the following Speech

Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly

His Majesty having nothing so much at Heart as to improve the
great & important Advantages gained the Last Campaign, as well
as to repair the disappointment at Ticonderoga and by the most
vigorous and Extensive efforts to avert, by the blessing of God on
his Arms all Dangers which may threaten North America from any
further Irruptions of the French and Doubting but all his Faithfull
and brave Subjects here will Chearfully co-operate with and Second
to the utmost the Extraordinary Succours Supplied by the Kingdom
of Great Britain for our presurvation and Defence. He hath been
pleased to Order the Right Honourable William Pitt Esq. one of
his Principal Secretarys of State to Write to the Governors of these
Colonies and require them once more to Convene the General As-
semblies of their Respective Provinces and to urge them to raise
with all Possible Dispatch as Large a Body of Men as the Circum-
stances of each Province will Allow to Act in Conjunction with such
of the Kings Regular Troops as may during the Ensuing Campaign
be employed against his Enemies on this Continent in Obedience
therefore to his Majestys Commands, so Signified to me, I meet


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