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Letter to the Duke of New Castle
Kingsbury June 10th 1744

It's WAR!
The Quakers are going to be tough.
They excommunicated a judge
just for saying self-defense is okay!

My Lord:
I yesterday Reciev'd your Grace's of ye 31st of March last via Boston, wth his Majestie's Declaration of war against the French King, & his Majestie's Declaration for the Encouragement of his ships of war and Privateers. I caus'd them Immediately to be publish'd, & sent Expresses with them to be published in the other parts of the Province. I allso sent an Express to Governour Thomas of Pensilvania, with the packet & publick letters directed to him, and those directed to the Governours of Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, & to ye Captaines of his Majestie's ships there. I have, in expectation of his Majestie's declaration of war, continued our Assembly by short Prorogations, and intend to meet them on ye 22d of this month, to try if I can previale on them to put the militia into some better condition, to make it as usefull as may be on occasion; and shall be glad if the influence the Quakers have amongst them do not Prevent it. Their excommunicating a Chief Justice of the Lower Counties of Pensilvania who thought selfe defence lawfull, and press'd it as necessary, I feare will have no good effect upon those of them that are members of our Assembly. Inclos'd I send for your Grace's amusement a printed account of that affaire lately made publick, and am, my Lord,
emptyYour Grace's, &c. emptyL. M.

To the Duke of New Castle.

Letter to Governor George Clinton, May 23, 1744
Letter to Governor George Clinton, May 31, 1744
Letter to the Duke of New Castle, June 10, 1744
Letter to the Lords of Trade, June 11, 1744
Letter to Governor George Clinton, July 14, 1744
Letter from Governor George Clinton, July 23, 1744

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