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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1700-May 3, 1704
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256 Assembly Proceedings, Mar. 16, 1701/2-Mar. 25, 1702.

Original
Journal.

George Muschamp Esqr Kenelm Cheseldyne Esqr Mr John
Salter, Mr Phillo Loyd Mr Jacob Loockerman Collo Wm Whit-
tington, Mr Mathias Vanderhayden Mr Edward Dorsey Mr
Samll Young Mr Thos Greenfield, Mr Elisha Hall and Majr Wm
Dent are sent up with an answer to his Excy Speech relateing
to the Affaires of New Yorke which is as followeth viz:

May it please Your Excy
His Mats Lre: of the 19th of January 1701/2 and your Excy
Speech on that Subject touching a supply of money to New
Yorke has been seriously debated and considered and our
Loyalty and Duty to his Maty haveing carried us on thro' all
other difficulty's and obstructions we have resolved on a supply
of money to the utmost degree of what we have or cann by
any ways or means attaine to wch with trouble of minde wee
are forced to acknowledge will not amount to above three
hundred pounds wch altho' it be not the whole sume menconed
Yett it is all we have or cann gett and by wch we are con-
strained to leave some just debt of the publick unpaid and
our selves in a weake State of defence agt our comon enemy
the Indians who are daily anoying our ffrontiers.
And because wee have great reason to believe that our
neighbours of New Yorke has not used us fairly in their
reprsenting our condition to his most sacred Majesty otherwise
thn what it really is and are well assured that it would be
much more for his Mats Service to apply the said money and
all the Strength we are able to exert to the defence of this
his Majtys Province of Maryland in as great or greater danger
then New Yorke and not to thm who are much abler to defend
themselves then wee and frome whose fortifications or other
strength wee cann have noe manner of Safety or Securely.
Wee beseech your Excy plainly and Sincerely to represent
the truth of our condicon to his Matys imploreing his Matys
Grace and favour to make good these assertions which are
plain matter of fact and undoubted truths,
1. That the Indians of New Yorke have as easy and open
access to us as to them who being a light flying wild bar-
barous kind of enemy are not obliged by the carriage of any
baggage or artillery to keep the improved roads or pass by
our fforts but cann easily and Suddenly descend upon us over
the unbeaten and unoccupied mountaines as wee have found
by Experience.
2dly Wee have severall nations of Indians on our ffrontieres
some between us and New Yorke and some to the Westward
of us wide of New Yorke and some amongst us who are fre-
quently comitting rapines and Murders on our frontier In-
habitants to secure whom as well as the province in Genll this



 
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