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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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The Upper House. 199

Whithall, 7th January 1760

His Majesty having nothing so much at heart as to improve the
great and important Advantages gained the last Campaign in North
America, and not doubting that all his faithful and brave subjects
there will continue most chear fully to co-operate with, and second
to the Utmost the large expence and Extraordinary succours supplied
by His Kingdom, for their preservation and future Security; and
his Majesty considering that the several Provinces from Pensylvania
inclusive to the Southward are well able with Proper Encourage-
ments, to furnish a Body of Several Thousand Men to join the Kings
Forces in those parts for some Offensive Operations against the
Enemy; and his Majesty not Judgeing it expedient to Limit the
Zeal and ardour of any of his provinces by making a Repartition of
the Forces to be raised by each respectively, for the most important
Service I am Commanded to signifie to you the Kings pleasure that
you do forthwith use your utmost endeavours and influence with
the Council and Assembly of your Province to induce them to raise
with all possible Dispatch within your Government as large a Body

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
March 22

of Men as the Number and Scituation of it's Inhabitants may allow
(in the due Performance of which service, it is hoped and expected
they will not again Fail in their Duty to the King as they have done
the two last Campaigns) and forming the same into regiments as
far as shall be found Convenient that you do direct them to hold
themselves in readiness as early as may be to march to the rendez-
vous at such place or places as may be named for that purpose by
the Commander in Chief of his Majestys Forces in America, or by
the Officer who shall be Appointed to command the Kings Forces
in those parts, in Order to proceed from thence in Conjunction with
a Body of his Majestys British Forces and under the Supreme Com-
mand of the Officer to be Appointed as above, so as to be in a
Scituation to begin by the first of may if possible, or as soon after
as shall be any way practicable such Offensive Operations as shall
be Judged by the Commander of his Majestys Forces in those parts
most Expedient for Annoying the Enemy, and the better to facilitate
this important Service the King is pleased to leave it to you to issue
Commissions to such Gentlemen of your province as you shall
Judge from their weight and Credit with the people and their Zeal
for the Publick Service may be best disposed and enabled to quicken
and effectuate the Speedy Levying of the Greatest number of men
in the Disposition of which Commission I am persuaided you will
have nothing in View but the Good of the Kings Service and a due
Subordination of the whole when joined to his Majestys Commander
and all officers of the Provincial Forces as high as Colonels inclusive,
are to have rank According to their respective Commissions agree-
able to the Regulations Contained in his Majestys Warrant of the
30th December 1757

p. 416

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