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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1752-1754
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448 Assembly Proceedings, May 8-May 30, 1754.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 34
May 8

as they Serve to Confirm me in my Private Opinion concerning the
indubitable property of the Country Westward of these Provinces,
may, I hope, with some effect be urged to obviate and remove such
Scruples and doubts as have been lately Started about the Extent of
his Majestys American Dominions

p. 489

Did I think such Motives were wanting I might Set before you
the Examples of the Several Provinces around us to warm and
incite you to a generous Emulation of the laudable Zeal they have
Shewn for the Common cause and to a just Resentment of the
Insults that have been offered to the British name and dignity: But
from a Persuasion that you will be actuated by more noble Principals,
than such as arise from the fear of Censure I shall Satisfie myself
with reminding you that the Enterprize which the Virginians have
begun and the neighbouring Governments, unanimously engaged to
prosecute is undertaken for the preservation of our common Safety
and that its Miscarriage must be productive of the most fatal Con-
sequences; a due Reflection on this I am willing to believe will suffi-
ciently prompt you to a performance of the duty we owe to our
Sovereign, our fellow Subjects Ourselves and our Posterity; How
conducive it would be to the Success of this Important Expedition
and to our future Security to prevail on those Indian Nations whom
the Artifices and Insinuations of our Enemy have hitherto been
unable to Seduce to espouse our Cause vigorously, at this critical
Juncture, I leave your own Reason to Suggest to you; That and the
cogent Arguments contained in some Letters that shall be offered to
your Consideration will I am persuaded convince you of the indis-
pensable Necessity there is of Complying with his Majestys pleasure
Signified to us by the Lords of Trade concerning an Interview with
the Six Nations at Albany and will also induce you to consent that the
Commissioners from this Province be vested with Power and Liberty
to concert Measures and Stipulate with the Several Persons that may
be Deputed thither by the other Provinces for building Forts &
Places for the Reception and defence of the Indian Wives and Fam-
ilies on Occasion who must otherwise/while the warriors are engaged
from home in our Service/be deserted and abandoned to the rage of
their incensed & Revangeful Enemies
Upon no Account would I divert your attention from what has been
now promised; but as I conceive that the pleasantness of the Season
will after the dispatch of what I have been recommending to have
the first place in your Consultations, tempt you to proceed to other
Business I cannot but take Occasion to acquaint you with the Pensil-
vania Government's having shewed Inclination to pass a Law for the
more effectual punishment of such Persons as shall counterfeit &
utter among them the Paper Currency of this and the other Prov-
inces, as such an Act would be an Additional Support to the Credit

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