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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1745-1747
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284 Assembly Proceedings, June 17-July 8, 1746.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 34

signifies His Majestys Commands that I should immediately make
every necessary Disposition for the raising as many Forces within
this Province as the shortness of the Time will permit, which together
with others to be Levyed in the Neighbouring Governments are to
Act in Consert with his Majestys Regular Forces which are daily
Expected from Great Britain, in an Expedition for the Reduction
of Canada
The Success of this Enterprize is so visibly Important to the Glory
of the Crown of Great Britain, the Advantage of its Trade, and the
safety and Quiet of Ourselves, that I am perswaded every Loyal
Breast will be Warmed with an Earnestness to shew their Duty to
his Majesty in answering his Royal Expectations on this Occasion :
and that this great Design may be better pursued I cannot avoid
recommending to Your Consideration some Provision or Allowance
by the Way of a Bounty for the Encouragement of such who may
be willing to engage themselves as Soldiers in the Service
I am by his Majesty commanded to make Application to the Assem-
bly of this Province that a Sufficient Quantity of Provisions be pro-
cured for the subsistence of Our Levies, And I am further Com-
manded to take Care that Arms and Cloaths be provided for them,
the Expence of which is to be allowed for in a reasonable manner out
of a Fund appointed by his Majesty

p. 120

You are sensible that I must find myself under an Impossibility of
complying with this part of the Royal Commands with Regard to
the Arms unless some part of those already purchased by the Publick
and now in the County be made Use of for this Purpose
I shall lay before you several Letters which I have received from
the Governors of New York and New England earnestly pressing
that Commissioners should be sent from this Province in Order to
consult with the Commissioners of his Majestys other Governments
upon the best Method to engage the Six Nations of Indians, who now
are very wavering to take up the Hatchett and declare War against
the French and their Indians
This Measure tho' extremely proper before is now made abso-
lutely necessary in the present Conjunction of this Expedition; The
Money Voted at Our last Meeting as a Gift to the Indians, being
to be paid out of the Balla on the Fund for Arms cannot be now used
from the Failure of the Merchant in whose Hands it was deposited,
And I doubt not but You will throroughly consider what is so re-
peatedly desired by the Neighbouring Governments
However expensive these Services may be to the Country, yet they
are for such Purposes as give us an Opportunity of manifesting Our
Zeal & Loyalty to his Majesty as well as a commendable Care and
Precaution for our future Safety from the Attempts of the French
and the fickleness of Indians who must from time to time be courted



 
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