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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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400 Assembly Proceedings, April 13-May 6, 176i.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
April 13

Royal Grandfather, That His People may enjoy these Blessings in
the fullest Extent, His Majesty wishes to See his Kingdoms in a
State of Tranquility but being thoroughly perswaded that a Vigor-
ous Prosecution of the just War in which the Nation is engaged
is the Only effectual Measure to reduce the Enemy to the Necessity
of accepting Peace on Terms of Glory and Advantage to his Crown
and particularly of Beneficial to his Subjects in America whose
Interest he has much at heart. His Majesty hath been pleased to
give Orders that Such part of the Regular Forces in North America
as may be adequate to some great and important Enterprize, be

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employed in Some Other Quarter against the Enemy during the
Ensuing Campaign and that the Security of his Dominions on this
Continent, particularly of the Countries which in the Course of
this War have by the Blessings of the Almighty on the British Arms
been reduced to the Obedience of Our Sovereign be the better pro-
vided for, His Majesty hath been pleased to Signify his Expectations,
that his dutiful and Loyal Subjects in these Colonies will without
delay raise and Support a Sufficient Number of Troops for that
Service to be employed on this Continent during the Absence of
Such Regulars in the Manner that the Commander in Chief of all his
Forces in North America shall direct
That you may be more fully apprized what Assistance his Majesty
requires of you in particular and how he vouchsafes to invite you
by Promises and Encouragements to do what your Duty to him
and a Regard for your Own happiness and that of your Posterity
must Strongly prompt you to per f or me I shall Lay before you a
letter from the Right honble William Pitt Esq.r and another from
his Excellency General Amherst hoping you will be thereby induced
to pursue at this time such Measures as that they may Both have
the satisfaction to report to our most gracious Sovereign how chear-
fully you Shall have complied with his Majestys Requisition. As I
did not by Reason of the Leicester Packets being lost receive the
secretary of States Letter so Early as he Expected I should receive it
and the season is Already come when the troops for which I am
Ordered to sollicit you Ought to have been ready to March, I must
intreat you to loose no time but with the utmost Expedition to
prepare a Bill that will effectually answer the purpose recommended
to you. By such a proceeding you will I flatter myself incline his
Majesty to entertain a favourable Opinion of the Inhabitants of
this Province, You will give the Best Proof of Your Attachment
to his Sacred Majesty & Government and of your earnest desire to
be thought worthy of Blessings which all his good and loyal Subjects
have abundant Reason to promise themselves under his Auspicious

Whitehall 17 Decr 1760

His Majesty having nothing so much at heart as, by the most
vigorious Prosecution of the War, to reduce the Enemy to the

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