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The assembly reduce and rectify the matter of alarm communicated by the governor; and advise such measures as might reclaim the Indians, &c.

A new message concerning the depredations of the Indians.

Sixty thousand Pounds granted, to be struck in bills of credit, which were to be sunk by a tax of six-pence in the pound; and a poll-tax of ten shillings a head, yearly, for four

years; which the governor refuses, and talks of setting-off for the back counties.

A new message, reporting, that the Susquehanna Indians had offered their service to the province, provided it was accepted without delay.

Two messages from the assembly to the governor; the first concerning peace with the Indians, and the money bill; the other an answer to his concerning the Susquehanna Indians.

They send up a bill for regulating the Indian trade.

The famous Kentish petition to the house of commons, in 1701, outdone by the mayor of Philadelphia, and one hundred and thirty-three other inconsiderates, in a demand on their assembly to constitute a militia forth with.

A petition of certain of the people called Quakers, for peaceable measures.

Progress of the controversy concerning the bill, which the governor offers to pass with a suspending clause.

Resolutions of the assembly hereupon.

Message from the governor concerning another Indian massacre, and demanding an immediate supply, &c.



Another from the assembly to him, justifying their bill both in matter and manner.

They send him up a militia bill.
The governor's iņvective against their whole conduct.

He passes the militia bill, under the specific declaration that it was an improper one.

He communicates to the assembly a discussion of Indian affairs, as prepared by his council; calls upon them to provide for a swarm of French banished out of Nova Scotia ; and signifies, that the proprietaries had sent an order upon their receiver-general, for 50001. as a free gift to the public.

Another remonstrance from the mayor of Philadelphia and his

posse. The assembly's reply to the governor's invective, which for the present they declined making use of.

The answer they did make use of.

Parley between the speaker and twenty-vine petitioners, or rather prescribers to the assembly.

Unanimous resolutions concerning the right of granting supplies to the crown; and a new money bill, out of which the proprietary estate was excepted, in consideration of the late grant of 50001.

The assembly's message to the governor, explaining · the use and pressing the dispatch of the Indian trade bill.

The governor's evasive answer.
His message desiring the advice of the house.
The assembly's answer.

Their message relative to the complaint of the Shawanese Indians.

Their resolution concerning the Indian trade bill; also concerning irregular and improper petitions.


They adjourn ; and two months after re-assemble by special summons.

The governor's message on that occasion. : The message of the assembly in regard to the inlisting purchased servants.

General Shirley's letter of acknowledgment for a voluntary present of clothing sent by the province to

his troops.

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The assembly remind the governor of the Indian trade bill.

He returns it with amendments; as also their bill for extending the excise.

They adhere to their bills and assign their reasons. · The governor goes to Newcastle and the assembly adjourn.

Sir William Johnson's treaty with the six nations laid before them at their next meeting.

The governor appearing strongly inclined to involve the province in a war with the Delawares and Shawanese, some of the people called Quakers petition for specific measures.

The governor on the other hand alarms the house with an account of a number of people coming in a body to make demands upon them.

Their unanimity on that occasion.

The governor takes advantage of this incident to declare war against the said two Indian nations.

He also demands farther supplies, and intimates, that cerlain Indians, long subsisted by the province, were retiring in discontent, &c.

The assembly's answer.
The return made by the governor.
The resolutions of the assembly concerning a plan


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of military operations communicated to them by the governor.

They adjourn and are re-assembled.

The governor's message to them from a place called Harris's Ferry.

A petition of the association companies in Philadelphia, concerning the insufficiency of the militia law.

The reply of the assembly to the governor's message, accompanied with a bill for prohibiting provisions.

Another session, and two other messages from the governor, who was still posted at Harris's Ferry.

A money bill ordered, but postponed on the receipt of intelligence from Sir Charles Hardy and Sir William Johnson, that the Delawares and Sbawanese were disposed to renew their alliance.

The governor proclaims a suspension of arms.

The assemblies' message to him, in which they again press him to pass the Indian trade bill : he promises to reconsider it; and a second time calls upon them to make some (additional) provision for his support.

Six inembers desire leave upon the adjournment to quit their seats, and at the next session present a write ten paper to the house as a testimonial thereof.

The resignation accepted and new writs issued.

The governor's message notifying the appointment of Lord Loudoun to be commander in chief in America ; as also the act of parliament for raising a regiment of foreigners; recommending particularly, that the masters of such indented servants as sbould engage in the service might be indemnified; and that, as by the expiration of an act passed in the Lower Countries, the Pensylvanian act, lately passed, would expire also, they


would prepare a proper bill for continuing the embar

go, &c.

The assembly's reply ; in which they show, the

governor had invalidated acts of all the other colonies by the law he had passed in the Lower Counties.

Their message concerning the excise and Indian trade bills; and his answer, that he would not recede from his amendments because of his proprietary instruction.

The instruction itself.

A remark; and the resolution of the house on the said instruction.

An act for emitting 4000). in bills of credit, on behalf of the proprietaries, to supply so far the public occasions, till their receiver-general should be enabled by his receipts to make good their order.

An act, for striking and issuing the sum of 40,0001 for the king's use, sent up to the governor.

His message concerning an attack to be apprehended from the Indians about harvest time.

The assembly's answer.

A bill to permit the exportation of provisions for the king's service, notwithstanding the act of prohibition.

The governor's evasive conduct in relation thereto,

The assembly apprise him, July 5, of their intention to adjourn till August 2; and are told that he has no objection.

Notwithstanding which, he re-assembles them a fortnight afterwards, in the midst of their harvest, under the pretence of continuing the probibition act.

Petition of the merchants in relation to the embargo. The assembly's answer to the governor's message. G 3


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