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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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The Upper House. 401

Necessity of accepting Peace on Terms of Glory and Advantage to
his Majestys Crown and beneficial in particular to his Subjects in
Amarica; And as Nothing can so effectually contribute to that great
& essential Object, As the Kings being enabled to employ as im-
mediately as may be such part of the Regular Forces in North
America, as may be adequate to Some great & important Enterprize
against the Enemy; I am commanded to Signify to you the Kings
Pleasure that in order the better to provide for the full and entire
security of his Majestys Dominions in North America and par-
ticularly of the Possession of his Majestys Conquests there, during
the Absence of Such part of the Regular Forces, 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 Governmen* as large a Body of Men as the
Number and Situation of Its Inhabitants may allow in the due
Performance of which, It is expected, and required that they will
not again presume to fail in their Duty to the King, as they have
hitherto done (and forming the same into Regiments as far as

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
April 13

shall be found convenient that You direct them to hold themselves
in readiness, and particularly as much earlier than former Years, as
may be, to march to Such Place, or Places in North America as
his Majestys Commander in Chief there, or the Officer who shall
be appointed to command the Kings Forces in those parts, shall

Appoint in order to be employed there under the Supreme Com

mand of his Majestys Said Commander in Chief or of the Officer
to be appointed as above, in such manner as from the Circumstances
and Situation of the Enemys Posts and the State and Disposition
of the Indian Nations on that side, he may judge most conducive
for the Kings service; And the better to facilitate this important
service, the King is pleased to leave it to you to issue Commissions
to Such Gentlemen in 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 Dis-
position of which Commissions, I am perswaded You will have
nothing in View, But the good of the Kings Service, and a due
Subordination of the whole to his Majestys Commander; And All
officers of the Provincial Forces as high as Colonels inclusive are
to have Rank according to their several respective Commissions
agreeable to the Regulations contained in his late Majestys Warrant
of the 30th December 1757 which is renewed by his present Majesty
The King is further pleased to furnish all the Men so raised as
above with Arms Ammunition and Tents as well as to order Pro-
visions to be issued to the same, by his Majestys Commissaries in
the same Proportion and Manner, as is done to the rest of the
Kings Forces. The whole therefore that the King expects and

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