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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
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278 Assembly Proceedings, May 1-June 12, 1739

U. H. J.

No. 734

By the Upper House of Assembly 12 June 1739
Gentlemen

Upon Consideration of Your Message this Morning, we cannot
avoid observing that although you would endeavour to deprive this
House of a Part in the Legislature which We undoubtedly have, Yet
you would compliment us with a Power of the Seals which We have
not, and We desire you will excuse Us from appointing a time for
seeing the Laws sealed, since We cannot command the seals at any
time
Signed p Order John Ross Cl Up H

Edmund Jenings Esqr & Col Gale are sent to the Lower House
with the following Message

p. /o

Mr Speaker
The Governor finding by Your Address just now presented to
him that no Business lays before you, We have it in Command from
his Excellency to require the Attendance of Your House in the Upper
House immediately
The Speaker and the whole House attend to whom His Excellency
makes the following Speech

Gentlemen of the Lower House of Assembly
The Gentlemen of the Upper House have so fully shewn the
Obligation I am under, of doing everything in my Power to con-
tinue the many useful Laws which they have mentioned to you, that
I have little to add upon that head; only I cannot help expressing my
Surprize at the Resolutions your House seems to have taken, to use
your utmost Endeavours to deprive the Country of the Fund, that
has subsisted for so many Years, for purchasing Arms and Ammuni-
tion for the Defence of the Province, at this Time especially, when
it is so necessary for all his Majestys Colonies in America, to put
themselves into such a Condition, as may not only enable them to
defend themselves, if they should be attacked, but to assist their
Neighbours in the like unhappy Circumstances
In such a Conjuncture it would certainly be much more proper
to increase the abovementioned Fund than to destroy it, Our Loy-
alty & Duty to his Majesty in such times of General Danger, being
much better expressed by our Actions, than by the most high sound-
ing Words, which it is well known the Enemies of his Majestys
Government in all his Dominions are very often more lavish of, than
his most faithful Subjects, whose true Loyalty and Affection prompt
them to something more reall and substantial
As to what you say in Your Message to the Upper House,
" That you cannot well see how those who have had the Disposition



 
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