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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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142 Assembly Proceedings, April 4-17, 1759.

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

you again at this time, and that you may the better know what is
Expected from us, I shall lay before you Several Letters that I have
Lately received from the Secretary of State, and from General
Amherst; the Contents whereof will, I hope Induce you to embrace
the Opportunity which now presents itself, the Last Probably that
you will have, of making amends, in some sort for your failure Last
year, by a ready and Dutifull Performance of the Service which in
Pursuance of his Majestys Commands is now so earnestly recom-

Whitehall 9 December 1758

p. 399

His Majesty having nothing so much at heart as to improve the
great and 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
future Irruptions of the French, and the King not doubting, that all
his Faithfull and brave Subjects there, will chearfully co-operate
with and Second to the Utmost the Large Expence and Extraor-
dinary Succours Supplied by this Kingdom, for their Preservation
and Defence; and his Majesty Considering that the Several Prov-
inces, from Pensylvania, inclusive, to the Southward, are well able,
with proper Encouragements, to furnish a Body of Several Thou-
sand men to join the Kings Forces in those parts, for Some Offensive
Operations against the Enemy and his Majesty not Judging it
expedient to Limit the Zeal and Ardour of any of his Provinces,
by making a repartition of the Forces, to be raised by each respec-
tively, for this most important Service; I am Commanded to signify
to you the Kings Pleasure that you do forthwith use your utmost
Endeavours and Influence with the Council & Assembly of your
Province to induce them to raise, with all Possible Dispatch within
your Government as Large a Body of Men as the Number and
Scituation of its Inhabitants may allow (in the due Performance
of which Service it is hoped and expected they will not again fail
in their Duty to the King as they did the Last Campaign) and form-
ing the Same into Regiments as far as shall be found Convenient,
that you do direct them to hold themselves in readiness, as early as
may be, to March to the Rendezvous, at Such place or places, as
may be named for that Purpose by the Commander in Chief of his
Majestys Forces in America or by the Officer who shall be Appointed
to Command the Kings Forces in those Parts, in order to Proceed
from thence in Conjunction with a Body of his Majestys British
Forces & under the Supreme Command of the Officer to be ap-
pointed as above, so as to be in a Scituation to begin by the first of
May if Possible or as soon after as shall be anyway practicable,
such offensive operations as shall be judged by the Commander
of his Majestys Forces in those parts most expedient for annoying

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