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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
Volume 40, Page 211   View pdf image (33K)
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The Upper House. 211

How inclinable the Clergy may be to come into a new Agreement
I cannot take upon me to say, but Publick Good will no doubt be a
very Strong Motive with them, as I am confident it will alwavs be
with the Officers to joyn with them whenever an Occasion offers :
The many Advantages that would accrue to the Country by so
great an Addition to the Uses of Our Paper Money seem to me so
very evident, that I cannot help recommending to you, to take this

U. H. J.
No. 734

Affair once more into Consideration, and to try if such a Reasonable
Medium may not be agreed on as shall be to the Satisfaction of all
Parties which I hope will not prove so difficult a matter as it may at
first sight appear to be, if We set about it with that Attention and
Candour, which an Affair of so much Importance to the Country
If after all Our Endeavours a General Law should be found at
present impracticable, the particular Circumstances of Our Back
Inhabitants will naturally offer themselves to Your Consideration;
the permitting them to pay their Dues in Paper Money will not only
free them from the Necessity they now lye under of making Tobacco,
and leave them at Liberty to go up on other Commodities more use-
ful to the Country as well as themselves, but be a Step towards a
General Law, which may possibly be brought about by Degrees, as
People perceive the Value and the fulness of Our money increase,
with the Enlargement of its Currency

You are all too well acquainted with the Temporary Laws that are
to expire with this Session of Assembly, to make it necessary for
me to mention them in particular; however the Duty of my Station
does not permit me to pass over in silence That for raising the three
Pence p hogshead for purchasing Arms and Ammunition; That
Law is so absolutely necessary for the Defence and Safety of the
Province, that I think myself obliged to recommend it to you in the
most earnest Manner; and I cannot but perswade myself that my
Recommendation will have the more Weight, as you must see by the
Accounts, which I shall order to be laid before you, that they are so
very clear, as not to leave the least Room to the most malicious
Enemies of the Government to make any fair and open Objection
to them, whatever they may attempt by private Whispers and In-

p. 3

Mrs. Denton and Lloyd from the Lower House acquaint his
Excelly that their House hath made Choice of Mr Michael Macne-
mara for their Clerk and hopes for his Excellencys Approbation
to whom his Excellency is pleased to declare that he doth approve
of Mr Michael Macnemara to be Clerk of the Lower House.
Messrs Denton and Lloyd from the Lower House attend with Mr
Michael Macnemara Clerk of the said House in Order to see him

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