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Letter to Governor George Clinton
Kingsbury May 31st 1744

New Jersey recognizes it may be necessary to go to war.

I have yours of ye 28th Inst. I believe the French are not Ignorant of the vallue of the Northern Collonies, and it's not Impossible may make some attempt upon some of them; but I question whether they can spare force sufficient to Endeavor a Conquest of them, that seeming to me to be an attempt too big for them at this distance; & while we should be upon our guard as much as we can, Especially to render any attempt on us unsuccessful, and I should be glad we were better provided for it than we are. I shall order what force is nigh you to assist you, & indeed all the force I can raise if there be occasion; but these forces must eat; and there must be convenience of transporting them, and there will be a necessity in such cases for Expresses very often; for all which previous Provision should be made by Assemblyes. Those I have to do with will not be easily perswaded to any thing of that kind tho' necessary; and yours (I am afraid) are not much better; However I shall willingly do all that is in my power to give you all the Assistance I can on any such Occasions, & by short prorogations will keep ready to meet on the first sufficient notice of a rupture. I am, Sir, yours very heartily.
emptyL. Morris.

To Governr Clinton.

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Letter to Governor George Clinton, May 31, 1744
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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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