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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1745-1747
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The Upper House. 309

All which his Excellency passed into Laws in the Usual Form by
sealing them with the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietarys Great
Seal at Arms and subscribing them on Behalf of the Right Honour-
able the Lord Propry of this Province I will this be a Law, the Bill
entituled an Act for taking and issuing out of the Office of the Com-
missioners or Trustees appointed for Emitting Bills of Credit estab-
lished by Act of Assembly the Sum of four Thousand five hundred
Pounds Current Money for Encouragement of such Able Bodied
Freemen as shall Voluntarily Enlist themselves in his Majestys
Service for the intended Expedition against Canada and for main-
taining and conveying them to the Place of Rendezvous and also for
replacing of the said Sum and for the better regulating Ordinaries
and Ordinary Keepers, and for other Purposes therein mentioned,
being passed into a Law before
After which his Excellency was pleased to conclude this Session
with the following Speech
Gentlemen of the Lower House of Assembly

Liber No. 34

You may always Assure Yourselves of my being greatly pleased
with every real Disposition You shew of Loyalty to his Majesty
and Compliances with his Royal Commands, but certainly the Act
passed this Session for subsisting and conveying the Levies, would
have been more agreeable to his Majestys Directions of raising
as many as We could, if the Bounty had not been confined to three
Hundred And I should have found it more practicable to conform
to his Majestys Order in providing Cloaths for such Men if You
would have consented any Surplus Money more than what was
necessary for the Express Purposes of that Act might have beet]
made Use of for such Occasion of Cloaths, to be replaced by the
Allowance directed by his Majesty to be made by General St Clair,
Nor do I understand why this Surplus was refused by You, to be
applied to so necessary a Purpose as Cloathing the Troops when
such an Application would have been only lending for the Good oi
the Service part of the Money given
At the same time that I take this Opportunity of desiring you tc
be satisfied that I never having entertained the least thought of in-
fringing your Priviledges in any Respect I must also acquaint You,
that I very heartily wish some Reports of a new and dangerous
Doctrine (viz. the more Confusion the better) which in no sense can
be allowed to be within the Privilege and Freedom of Speech, mav
prove groundless, and that I may never be forced by the Duty o'f
my Station, to the disagreeable Necessity of taking Notice of any
Words spoken in your House which no Rule of Parliament can

p. 142

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