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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1752-1754
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102 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 2 Nov. 17, 1753.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 34
October 2

p. 431

all that the Importance of so Great a Trust which I have Reposed
in him for the Publick Good and General benefit of this Province
may require

Gentlemen of both Houses.

With all Duty and Allegiance to my Sovereign I shall always
most Sincerely desire to Co Operate and joyn with you in Preserving
the Government both in Church and State as by Law established
and shall embrace every Occasion wherein I may testify the real
Love and Esteem I have for you, which I hope will be Sufficiently
shewn by the Care I shall always take of the Laws Libertys and
Propertys of my Good Tenants of the Province of Maryland, I
cannot entertain the least Doubt that I shall ever fail of all Suitable
returns from you whose justice and Regard for me, will I am per-
suaded induce you to do all in Your Power in Support of all my just
rights and Propertys as I shall always on my Part do in Support
of yours.
After which his Excellency is Pleased to make the following
Speech
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower houses of Assembly
I have Chosen this Opportunity of Meeting you upon the last
Prorogation from an Opinion, that your Attendance here may be
more Suitable at this than any other Season
I cannot but take occasion to congratulate you on the Lord
Proprietary being arived at an Age to take you under his more
immediate Protection, and Convince you by his tender Care that the
Affectionate Profession you have now heard from him are the real
Dictates of his generous heart and I must with Pleasure acknowledge
myself persuaded from the Short acquaintance I have had amongst
you, that you will not Shew less Earnestness to Maintain that
Harmony and Mutual Good will on which alone the real Happiness
& Prosperity of the Province can Subsist
Nothing can Contribute so much to my own Happiness as to See
this Province flourish under my administration but as mens different
Conseptions frequently in Life prevent their Concurring in the
means to obtain the End they equally have in View I will Promise
the less and Endeavour the more that Every Step I take may conduce
to the General welfare.
As Soon as his Lordships Commission made Maryland an object
of my Attention and his Commands pointed out a way of Shewing
my Zeal in its Service by Procuring a Replacement of the Arms
Supplyed from the Provincial Armory for the Canada Expedition
I lost no time in making Application and with such success that



 
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