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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1757-1758
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468 Assembly Proceedings, Mar. 28-May 13, 1758.

U. H. J.
Liber No. 35
Mar. 28

As his Majesty was unwilling to limit the Zeal and Ardour of
any of his Provinces he was pleased to decline fixing the particular
Number of Men that each of them should furnish but you will
see by a Letter from General Abercrombie the Commander in Chief
of all the King's Forces in America that it is expected this Govern-
ment together with Virginia and Pensilvania will furnish a Body
of 6000 : Men to be employed with some of his Majesty's regular
Troops in such offensive Operations as Brigadier General Forbes
who is appointed to command them shall judge most expedient for
annoying the Enemy and most efficacious towards removing and
repelling the Dangers that threaten the Frontiers of these Southern
Colonies; while the Troops furnished by the Northern Provinces in
Conjunction with another Body of regular Forces are employed in
such offensive Operations as the Circumstances, and Situation of the
Enemy's Possessions in that Part of the Continent shall point out.
That the Expence to the Colonies might be lessened as much as
possible the Men that they shall respectively raise are to be supplied
with Arms Ammunition and Tents out of the King's Stores, and
his Majesty's Commissaries have likewise received Orders to victual
them in the same Manner and Proportion that his regular Forces
in North America are victualled the Whole therefore that his Maj-
esty expects and requires from the several Provinces is to levy, cloath
and pay the Men; and on these Heads also that no Encouragement
might be wanting to the fullest Exertion of our Force, he is farther
most graciously pleased to permit the Secretary of State to assure
us that strong Recommendations will be made to Parliament in their
Session next year to grant a proper Compensation for the Expences
that his American Subjects might be at according as the active
Vigour and strenuous Efforts of the respective Provinces shall justly
appear to merit.

Gentlemen of both Houses.
As I am persuaded this fresh Instance of his Majesty's paternal
Care and Sollicitude for the Preservation and Welfare of these
Colonies will make the deepest Impression on you, and that you

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will be extremely anxious to confirm the good Opinion he has been
favourably pleased to entertain of his faithful Subjects the In-
habitants of Maryland, that you are sensible how much this Province
is interested in the Event of the ensuing Campaign and thoroughly
convinced of the Impossibility of our Frontiers being effectually
secured while the French keep Possession of the Forts they have been
suffered to build on the Ohio, I doubt not but you will strengthen
the Hands of Brigadier Forbes with such Succours as may enable
him to answer the Expectations of our most gracious Sovereign and
deliver us from the Danger to which we must otherwise be con-
tinually exposed :
[Horatio Sharpe]



 
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