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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1752-1754
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The Upper House. 577

the View of being thereby enabled to Contribute in a more particular
manner than I could have otherwise done to the Security and future
Quiet of this Province makes me Receive these testimonies of his
Majestys & his Lordships favour, with Infinite Pleasure and enter
on the Service with the greatest Alacrity, and Gentlemen as my future
Reputation will in a great Measure depend on the issue of this
Meeting, I cannot help again repeating my hopes that your Resolves
will be such, as must demand my acknowledgements and make it my
future constant Study to express my Gratitude, by my endeavours to
Promote to the utmost of my ability the welfare and prosperity of
the People you are here to Represent

The following are the Papers Referred to in the aforegoing Speech

Sir Whitehall July 1754

It is with a particular Satisfaction that I herewith Send you His
Majestys Commission appointing you to be Lieutenant Colonel of
Foot in America, with an Allowance of 30sh p day to be paid you by
Mr. Dinwidie Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from the day that
you leave your Governm.t to that of your Return, I am likewise to
Signify unto you the Kings Orders that you should take upon you
the Command of the Combined Forces that shall be Assembled in
America to oppose the Hostile Attempts Committed by the French
in different parts of his Majestys Dominions. And I am farther to
acquaint you with the Kings Pleasure that you should Repair as soon
as may be after the Receipt of this Letter to Virginia in order to
consert with Lieut.t Governor Dinwiddie the best Measures to be
taken for the Execution of these his Majestys directions, and as you
will find that Gentleman not only Provided with Instructions from
hence but likewise with a Considerable Sum of Money to be applied
to the public Service upon this occasion you will be best able to Settle
with him a Proper Plan of Operations, in the Execution whereof
I most heartily wish you all Possible Success, and I doubt not but
that you will Carry on his Majestys Measures in manner agreeable
to his Royal Expectations
I am sir
Your Most Obedient Humble Servant

T Robinson
George R.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 34
December 12

p. 521

George the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain
France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c. To our trusty &
welbeloved Horatio Sharpe Esq.r Greeting We reposing especial
trust & Confidence in your Loyalty Courage & Experience in Mili-
tary affairs Do by these presents Constitute and appoint you to be
Lieutenant Colonel of Foot in the West Indies and do give and


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