Liber No. 48
these Means you can most effectually promote his Majesty's Service,
and the Welfare and Safety of this and the neighbouring Colonies.
On the Receipt of his Lordship's Letter, I sent Instructions to the
Commanding Officers of the Militia to enlist Men in their respective
Counties for the Royal American Regiment; a Copy of the Instruc-
tions I shall lay before you hoping you will make Provision for
repaying the Money that might be expended on that Service, and
that my ready Compliance with his Lordship's Requisition, will
meet with your Approbation.
You will observe, Gentlemen, that we are called on to lay an
Embargo on Outward Bound Vessels laden with Provisions, and
(as the Northern Governments have already done) to Prohibit, for
a Time, the Exportation of any out of this Province: I hope you will
immediately proceed to Frame a Bill for this Purpose; and that you
will also very speedily enable me to send acceptable Answers to the
Letters which you shall have to peruse.
Gentlemen of the Lower House of Assembly,
I have several other Matters to communicate to you, but shall
postpone the Mention of them till I understand that you have come
to some Determination on those which I have now submitted and
recommended to your Consideration.
His Excellency Communicated to M.r Speaker the following Let-
Duplicate N.o 1.
Whitehall 13.th March 1756.
The Earl of Loudoun whom the King has appointed Commander
in Chief of all his Forces whatsoever in North America being Pre-
paring to set out with all Expedition, together with two Regiments
of Foot, a train of Artillery, and a Sufficient Quantity of Warlike
Stores which his Majesty has been pleased to Order for the Publick
Service in those parts, I am Commanded to Signify to you the Kings
Pleasure that you should be ready to give his Lordship and the
Troops from England, all the Assistance in your power on their
Arrival in North America, Agreable to the Orders sent you in Sir
Thomas Robinson's Letter of 26. th October 1754. and you Corre-
spond with and apply to the Earl of Loudoun on all Occasions in the
same manner as you were Directed to do, with the late General
Braddock, and Major General Shirley.
It being of great Importance to the Kings Service that all pos-
sible Facilities should be Granted for the Encouragement of Such
persons as may be inclined to Inlist in the Kings Troops, it is his
Majestys Pleasure that you should particularly Recommend it to
your Assembly to make Provision out of Such Funds as already
exist, or may hereafter be Raised for the Kings Service for Repay-