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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
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152 Assembly Proceedings, May 26-June 22, 1741.

U. H. J.

publick Good and to avoid all unnecessary Disputes as much as
Possible.

For my own Part I desire nothing more earnestly than the Happi-
ness and Prosperity of the Province, and shall be always ready to
Join my Endeavours with Yours for that Purpose, and to oblige you
in every thing, as far, as is consistent with the Duty of my Station
and further I hope no reasonable Man will expect or desire me to go.
It is the Sense of my Duty to his Majesty and the Lord Proprie-
tary that has Obliged me so often and so earnestly to recommend to
you the Continuance of the Fund, for purchasing Arms and Am-
munition for the Defence of the Province, and I must still renew my
Sollicitations to you upon this Head my Duty not permitting me
ever to neglect so very necessary and essential a Point.
You must be very sensible that this Fund has always been thought
necessary, even in Time of Peace, and I hope you will not think a
time of War a proper Season for the Discontinuance of it, but that

p. 783

you will rather think it prudent to make some further Provision for
our Safety and Security; but whatever Quantity of Arms and Am-
munition you may think sufficient for the Province, a proper Maga-
zine for the Security of them is certainly very necessary, and that
We have not such a one at present is but too well known for me to
enlarge any further upon the Subject; I shall therefore leave it to
your Prudence and Discretion.
There are many other things proper to be taken into Considera-
tion, which I think unnecessary to mention to you in particular, As
Our several Sentiments on any Subject may be so easily communi-
cated to one another in the usual manner by Messages therefore shall
only Observe to you that the Happiness of all People depends so
greatly upon the Goodness of the Laws they live under, that it is
impossible for any Number of Men, met together in a Legislative
Capacity, too be too sensible of the Importance of their Trusts or
too diligent and careful in the Discharge of it
I am very fully perswaded, that a great deal of Good might accrue
to the Inhabitants of this Province, by a wise and prudent Amend-
ment of Our Laws, and should think no Pains to great to effect so
very desireable a thing; Promoting the Happiness of numbers of
People so immediately under ones Care, being a Pleasure that every
rational man in my Station, must desire to procure to himself, if he
can, as the best Recompence for the Cares and Troubles of Govern-
ment whatever Regard Governors may be Supposed to have to other
Considerations, which I hope shall always despise whenever they
come in Competition with my Duty
Adjourned till to Morrow Morning ten of the Clock



 
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