L. H. J.
Liber No. 47
Forces, granted him a Supply of Arms, which, considering the
present Urgency of Affairs, could not have been denied.
The Money in the Treasurers Hands, for the purchasing of Arms
and Ammunition, being near exhausted, I must recommend to you,
in the strongest Manner, the raising a sufficient Fund for that Pur-
pose, so necessary at this Time, for the Defence of the Province:
And must likewise observe, that the present State of the Militia,
requires your most serious Attention.
There never was a Conjuncture, in which your Unanimity, Vigour,
and Dispatch, were more necessary than now: And, as I depend upon
the Prudence of your Resolutions, I am persuaded, you will make
such Provisions adequate to the present Emergency, as will best
express your Zeal, for his Majesty's Service, the Security and Wel-
fare of this Province, and the Support of the common Cause.
Mr. Speaker (with the other Members) returned to the Lower
House, and re-assumed the Chair.
His Excellency's Speech was read, and ordered to lie on the
Ordered, That the Rules of the House observed last Session, be
observed as such this Session.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen who were of the several Committees
from this House last Session, be continued thereon this Session.
Ordered, That Dr. Hamilton, do acquaint the Reverend Mr. Myers,
that he is desired, by this House, to read Divine Service, at Seven
o'Clock in the Morning, and at Six of the Clock Afternoon, during
On motion, Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the
Secretary of this Province, forthwith to make out a Writ of Elec-
tion, directed to the Sheriff of Kent County, to elect a Delegate to
serve in this Assembly, in the Room of Mr. Abraham Falconar,
The House adjourns till the morrow Morning at 9 of the Clock.