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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
UPPER HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY


At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
on Saturday the 22d day of March in the Ninth Year of his Lord-
ships Dominion &c. Annoq Domini 1760

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
1760
March 22
p. 414


Present



Benjamin Tasker Esq

Col.o Tasker

The Honble


D. Dulany


Samuel Chamberlaine

S. Bordley

Mess.rs Samuel Chamberlaine Esq and Col.o Tasker are sent to
the Lower House to Acquaint the Speaker that his Excellency Re-
quires his immediate Attendance with the Lower House in the
Upper House

The Lower House attend and his Excellency is Pleased to make
the following Speech
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly

It gives me much Pleasure to have an Opportunity of Con-
gratulating you on the many Great and Signal Successes with which
God hath blest his Majestys Arms, both by Sea & Land, in divers
parts of the world, through the Course of the Last year; which it
was hoped would have inclined his Majesty's Enemies to Peace,
and to Accept of such Terms as may have been Consistent with his
Honour and the Interest of all his Subjects

This good end However not having been yet Obtained, but the
French King on the Contrary still persisting in his unbounded Am-
bition, and seeming Determined to Prosecute the War with Fresh
Vigour, his Majesty our most Gracious Sovereign, in order to
render the Designs of his Enemies Abortive and having nothing
so much at heart as to improve the Great and important Advantages
gained in North America the Last Campaign hath been Pleased to
Command his Excellency General Amherst to proceed in the Reduc-
tion of Canada as you will see by the Generals Letter which together
with one that I had very Lately the Honour to receive from one of
his Majestys Principal Secretarys of State Shall be laid before you.
from these letters you will also learn, that his Majesty, hoping all
his Faithfull and brave Subjects in Maryland as well as in his other
Colonies, will at this Jucture, chearfully co-operate with and Second
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