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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1762-1763
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4 Assembly Proceedings, March 17-April 21, 1762.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 36
March 17

position and Endeavours to restore the Public Tranquility, entirely
frustrated by the Insincerity and Chicane of the Court of Versailles,
hath resolved to prosecute the War with the utmost Vigour, in hopes
of reducing the Enemy by such Measures to the Necessity of accept-
ing Peace on Terms of Glory and advantage to his Majesty's Crown
and permanently beneficial to his American Subjects

Convinced that nothing can so effectually contribute to this great
and essential Object, as his being enabled immediately to employ in
Offensive Operations against the Enemy, such part of his Regular
Forces still in North America, as may be adequate to some great
and important Enterprize, the King hath ordered the Commander
in Chief of his Forces on this Continent to take Measures, and
proceed accordingly; and that the full and entire Security, as well of
his former Dominions as of those which in the Course of the War
have been acquired by Conquest in North America, may, during

the Absence of such Regular Forces be effectually provided for, his

Majesty is pleased once more to call upon his good Subjects on this
Continent for such a supply of Provincial Troops as their Circum-
stances, Situation, and Number of Inhabitants, may allow or enable
the several Provinces to raise cloath and pay, that the Burthen on
the Colonies may be as light as possible, the Men will be supplied with
Arms, Tents, and Provisions, in the same manner as are the Regular
Forces, and that even the Expence of rasing Cloathing and paying
the Provincials required may be lessened and no encouragment be
wanting to incite the Colonies to the fullest Exertion of their Force
his Majesty hath been most graciously pleased to permit the Secre-
tary of State to assure us, that strong Recommendations will be
made to Parliament in their Session next year to grant a proper

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Compensation for such Expence, according as the Active Vigour
and Strenuous Efforts of the respective Provinces shall justly appear
to merit
As you Gentlemen of the Lower House must be the best judges
of the Circumstances of your Constituents and what number of
Troops it would be possible to raise here for the service of the en-
suing Campaign I leave that matter entirely to your determination
but as it is very essential to the Services S.r Jeffery Amherst hath
in Command from the King that you should come to a speedy Reso-
lution, and the General be informed what Number of Men he may
expect from this Province and when the Maryland Troops will be
ready to march, I entreat you take the Earl of Egremonts and his
Excellencys Letters immediately into Consideration and with the
utmost dispatch to prepare a Bill for raising the most expeditious
manner the Number of Men you may agree to furnish as the quota
of this Province. Gentlemen Relying on your desire to preserve this
Province from the dreadfull Consequence, which the Earl of Egre-
mont by his Majesty's express commands tell us cannot fail to attend

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