A sufficient Number of Delegates to compose a Lower House of
Assembly, being convened at the Stadt House, Ordered, That Mr.
John Goldsborough and Mr. Carroll do acquaint his Excellency the
They return and acquaint Mr. Speaker, That they delivered the
Col. Hammond, and Philip Thomas, Esq; from the Upper House,
acquaint Mr. Speaker, That the Governor requires the Attendance
of the Lower House in the Upper House.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair, and (with the Rest of the Members
of the Lower House) attended his Excellency in the Upper House;
where he made the following Speech, viz.
Gentlemen of the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,
L. H. J.
Liber No. 51
Since I met you the Twenty-third of last Month, I have received a
Letter from General Forbes, wherein he is pleased to signify to me
what Measures he thinks ought to be taken for the Security of
This, and the Two neighbouring Colonies, during the approaching
Winter, and how far he expects the Inhabitants of this Province in
particular, will contribute towards carrying them into Execution :
That you may be the better able to judge of the Expediency of those
Matters, I shall lay the General's Letter before you, not doubting but
your Determination and Proceedings thereupon, will be agreeable to
his Excellency's Wishes.
A Copy of which the Governor delivered to Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Speaker (with the Rest of the Members) Returned to the
Lower House, and Reassumed the Chair.
Ordered, That his Excellency's Speech be Read; which accordingly
was; and Ordered to lie on the Table.
His Excellency communicated to Mr. Speaker, the following
Ray's-Town Camp, October 22d, 1758.
The heavy Rains that have fallen of late, had rendered the
Roads .... [The letter from General Forbes beginning thus is
printed in full in the Upper House Journal, pp. 39-41]
Which was Read, and Ordered to lie on the Table.
U. H. J.
Major Henry Travers, a Delegate of Dorchester County, ap-
peared in the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Goldsborough, and Mr. Sulivane, do go with
him to the Upper House, to see him Qualified; They return and
acquaint Mr. Speaker, that they saw him Qualified in the usual