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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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198 Assembly Proceedings, March 22-April 11, 1760.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
March 22

to the Utmost the Extraordinary Succours which have been Supplied
by the Kingdom of Great Britain for our preservation and future
Security, hath been pleased to Order me to convene you without
delay, and to press you to raise with all possible Dispatch, as large a
Body of Men, as the Number and Scituation of our Inhabitants
can allow, that the same being formed into regiments may be ready
by the Tenth of next Month to march to such rendezvous as may
be appointed, and afterwards to Act in Conjunction with the Kings
Regular Forces in such Offensive Opperations as shall be judged
by his Majestys General most Expedient for Annoying the Enemy,
That the service recommended might be the lees Burthensome to us

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the Kings Commissaries are ordered to Victual all the Provincial
Troops in the same Manner as the Regular Forces are Victualled :
nor doth his Majesty expect any thing more from the Colonies than
that they will defray the Expence of Levying and Cloathing their
respective Troops, and provide pay for them during the ensuing
Campaign; and that his Majestys Subjects here may be encouraged
to Exert themselves to the utmost, he is moreover pleased to permit
the Secretary of State to Assure us that strong recommendations
will be made to Parliament in their Session next Year, to grant a
proper Compensation for such Expences as the several Provinces
may be at, According as their Active Vigour and Strenuous efforts
shall Appear to merit

The Secretary of State and General Amherst, having been very
explicit as to what is expected from us it only remains for me to
Exhort you to take their Letters into immediate Consideration and
shew by your proceedings thereupon, that altho the unhappy issue
of our late sessions gave sufficient room for the Censure contained
in Mr Secretary Pitts Letter yet that it was by no means owing to
any want of Loyalty affection or Gratitude, to our most Gracious
Sovereign. And

Gentlemen of the Lower House, I think it my Duty to intreat you
in Particular Cautiously to avoid at this time the rock on which
you have heretofore split: and since you will find by the Opinion of
his Majestys Attorney General which I shall communicate to you,
that the supply Bill which you offered the year before last and
again last year to the Gentlemen of the Upper House is deemed
such a one as they could not Consistent with their duty, nor without
violating our Constitution give their Assent to; permit me to hope
that you will now frame such a Bill as may be Judged unexception-
able, so that the Conclusion of this Session may efface the remem-
brance of all past Failures, and demonstrate that we Likewise are
Animated with the same Laudable Spirit which hath since the
beginning of this War, so remarkably Excited our Fellow Subjects
to exert their most Vigorous Efforts

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