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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...Pursue such measures as may have the most likely tendency to strengthen and perpetuate such connection and to promote the General Interest & happiness of the whole Empire. p. 229. With hearts deeply impress'd with the most affectionate attach" ment to and concern for the Interest & prosperity of Great Britain as inseparably connected with our own, we trust that our conduct will invariably manifest the Rectitude of our Intention and our sincere aim to Restore and Establish Peace & harmony between Great Britain and her Colonies and to advance the Prosperity of both Countries. Voted That the foregoing be presented to his Excellency the Governor in answer to his Speech at the opening the present General Assembly. Sent to his Excellency by Capt. Langdon, Col0 Baker & Col" Holland. The Depy Secy Bro't Down the following Message from his Excellency, viz. Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Assm--When a general Spirit of Jealousy alarm and apprehension have either banished the sober Reason or blinded the cool Judgment of men, when the love of order and Respect to the Laws, Reverence and attachment to the ancient and happy Constitution of this Province seem wholly to have Deserted their seat, and Disorder and confusion introduced in their stead, and when the People as it were seem to have lost sight of any Possible alternative but Slavery or Civil War, and abandon the hope that there is yet remaining a Possibility of Reconciliation with the mother Country, I think it incumbent on me in this most alarming and dangerous situation to recommend to your p. 230.1 most serious consideration the Resolution of the House of Commons of the 27th of February last which hath been approved by his Majesty. There appears in this solemn Resolution so...
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