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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
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Appendix. 649

Whereas an Act, Intitled, an act for the Assessment & Payment
of the Publick Charge of this Province Passed the 22 day of June
1741 hath been transmitted to us.
By wch said act the sum of Eleven Thousand five Hundred & Ten
pounds nine Shill & four pence Current money of the said Province
is directed to be Assessed on & Levyed from the several Taxable
Inhabitants of the said Province by an Equal Levy or Assessment
this Year & to be paid to the severall Publick Creditors on or before
the first day of Augt wch shall be in the year One Thousand Seven
Hundred & forty two.
We takeing the said act into our Serious Consideration & Having
a most Tender Regard to the Prosperity & Ease of the Inhabitants
of our said Province who would be very Sensibly Affected and Ag-
grieved by the Payment in one Year of the Afd unusuall & Extra-
ordinary large sum of Eleven Thousand five Hundred & Ten pounds
nine shill & four pence Over & Besides the Ordinary sumes An-
nually Assessed on and Levyed from Them.

Paper 295^

From this Motive & that so Heavy a Load when hereafter dis-
charged may be the better borne by the said Inhabitants by Appor-
tioning the Payment thereof in several Years.
We have thought fit & Judged it necessary to Disaprove Dissent
to & Annull & said Act & declare the same Accordingly Void & of
no Affect and we do hereby disapprove Annull & dissent to the said
act & of this our will & Pleasure we Command Proclamation to be
forthwith made & Published That all Persons Concerned may take
due notice thereof and act accordingly. C: B.
Given at London the 23 day of Decemr 1741 under our hand Seal
By his Lordship Order J. B. Sectry

Tho: Bladen Comn sind Aprill 24th 1742.

p. 91

To Our Trusty & well Beloved Thomas Bladen Esqr our Lieutent
Ist Whereas the Act made in the Year 1704 which Provides a
Support for the Government, As also another act wch Grants a duty
on the Tonnage of Shipping, Commonly Call'd the fourteen pence
p Ton, Have been by the late Assembly Considered as Matters of
Complaint, you are hereby directed & Injoyned to take all Imagin-
able Caution That nothing be done, to weaken or Lesson the right
& authority I now have or Injoy in or Concerning any of those
points; But if the Assembly should think fit to pass another Per-
petuall Bill of the same Import & Affect as that of 1704, You are
hereby permitted to give yr Consent thereto or to any Other
Meashure wch may in any Manner Confirm the sd Act 1704
2d You are to take Care that no Incroachment be made on my
Power & Authority of regulating & Ascertaining the Severall Offi-

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