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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1769-1770
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4 Assembly Proceedings, November 17-December 20, 1769.

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

His Lordship has been please [d] to Assure you, in the Message I
am now to have the Honour of delivering to you, that if you will
Prepare the Plan for the further Improvement of the Province, his
Encouragement shall not be wanting

p. 411

Tho' I warmly wish that a well founded Provision for a more
liberal Institution of Youth may be Established here, Yet I do not
undertake, at this Time, to recommend particular Objects to your
Attention, the Observations I have made, during the Short Interval
since my Arrival, not affording me Sufficient Grounds, and, if that
Interval had been much longer, your Experience would probably
anticipate my Recommendations, but give me leave to Assure you,
you may always rely upon my most cordial Concurrence in every
Measure you may propose conducive to the Welfare and happiness
of the Province.

Gentlemen of both Houses
I am Sensible I shall be judged of by my Actions, and not by any
Assurances I may now give you of my future Conduct, to that Test
I most readily Submit, and shall be truly happy when I leave you to
be able, like my Predecessor, to lay my Hand on my Heart in Con-
fidence of having acted Solely on the Principles here laid down, and
of having merited, by so doing, the thanks of those over whom I
have the Honour to preside

His Excellency the Governor was pleased to del[i]ver to this
House the following Message from the Right Honourable the Lord
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly
F: Baltimore
At the same time I introduce your new Lieutenant Governor
Permit me to take a becoming Leave of his Predecessor. M.r Sharpe
has justly Entitled himself to my most grateful Acknowledgments,
for his many Years faithful Service to me, and I Trust a Constant
Attention to the true Interest of my Province Our Interests are
indeed inseparable, and he will ill recommend himself to me who
does not make the happiness of my Province his first Object. M.r
Eden is, I Acknowledge, my Brother in Law, and Endeared to me
by the nearest Tyes of Affinity, Friendship, and Affection, but, could
I distrust his Abilities or Inclinations to make you a happy People,
he is the last person to whom I would have Delegated my Authority
Receive him then as you find him, Credit us both till You have Tryed
him, and if upon Experiment his Merits shall be found to Outweigh
his Failings Excuse my Partiality, and render him the Justice he
shall deserve I ask no more, nor will you return us less

If any other Progress can [be] made in the Improvement, or Addi-
tion procured to the happiness of my Province, Do you Prepare the
Plan and my Encouragement shall not be wanting.
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