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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
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The Upper House. 3


The Humble Address of the Upper House of Assembly
May it please Your Excellency
We beg Leave to return Your Excellency Our most hearty Thanks
for giving us This, as early an Opportunity as could be, after Receipt
of his Majestys Commands, of shewing Our chearful and sincere
Disposition to answer the Royal Expectations, by contributing to
the Utmost of Our Power towards the Success of an Expedition
ordered by his Majesty against the Territories of the Catholick King
in the West Indies; and what must add to the Alacrity of Every
good Subject on this Occasion, is, the Justice of the War against
Spain wherein His Majesty has declared " He is determined to vin-
" dicate the Honour of his Imperial Crown, revenge the Injuries
" done to his Subjects, assert their undoubted Rights of Commerce
" and Navigation, and by all possible Means to attack annoy and
" distress a Nation that has treated his People with such Insolence
" and Barbarity " In furtherance of a happy Event to an Enterprize
for such glorious and laudable Purposes We shall with a Zeal becom-
ing the most dutiful Subjects, take into Our Consideration every
Method that may appear most effectual to promote his Majestys
Levies in this Province, and more especially that which Your Excel-
lency has been pleased to recommend to Us
We are truly sensible of the great Importance (especially at this
time) of a Fund for Defence of the Province, and our own Safety
and Preservation must certainly engage Us to concur in making with
the utmost Earnestness, that Provision, which Your Excellencys
Duty to his Majesty and Care of his Subjects under this Government
prompt you to propose to Us; and in hopes of approving Ourselves
dutiful Subjects to his Majesty, as well as true Friends of the
Province, and watchful of it's Safety and Wel being, Our Endeav-
ours shall not be wanting to give the several Points recommended
in Your Excellencys Speech, the first Place in Our Consultations,
as also a Dispatch preferable to all other Business whatever
M: T: Ward Presidt

Adjourned till two of the Clock in the Afternoon

Eodem Die post Meridiem
This House met again according to Adjournment

U. H. J.

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Present as in the Morning with the Addition of Col James Harris
Read the first Time the Bill prepared in this House Entituled
An Act for the Transportation of Forces and Troops to be raised in
this Province for his Majestys Service in the West Indies, Ordered
to lye on the Table
Read the first time the Bill prepared in this House Entituled
An Act for the further Encouragement of Levies for his Majestys
Service in the West Indies; Ordered to lye on the Table
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning Nine of the Clock.

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