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1... | A Proclamation. Whereas the Great and General Court or Assembly of this Province ... (on inlisting soldiers to serve against the French settlements upon the Island of CapeBreton). Dated, January 26, 17441-45.) Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council

MHS 817. (Royal arms.) By His Excellency Benning Wentworth, Esq; / Captain-General and Governour in Chief, in and over His Majesty's | Province of New-Hampshire, in New-England.

A Proclamation. (On the expedition against Cape-Breton.) Dated, February 2, 17441-45). (Boston.)

† LC 818. (Royal arms.) By His Excellency | William Shirley, Esq; 1. .. A Proclamation | For a publick Fast. (February 28.) Dated, February 18, 17441-45.] Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. Evans, 5434.

MHS 819. (Royal arms.) By His Excellency | William Shirley, Esq; 1... | A Proclamation for a general Fast. [April 4.) Dated, March 25, 1745. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. 1745.

MHS Evans, 5633. 820. (Royal arms.) By His Excellency | William Shirley, Esq; 1. .. A Proclamation (on inlisting reinforcements for the Louisburg expedition). Dated, June 1, 1745. Boston: Printed by J. Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council.

MHS Printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, June 6, 1745. 821. (Royal arms.) By His Excellency | William Shirley, Esq; 1... A Proclamation (on seamen for manning a captured French man of war, the Vigilant, under Peter Warren.) Dated, June 4, 1745. Boston: Printed by J. Draper, Printer to His

, Excellency the Governour and Council. 822. (Royal arms.) By His Excellency | William Shirley, Esq; 1... A Proclamation | For a general Thanksgiving. (July 18.] Dated, July 8, 1745.

1745. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. 1745.

Evans, 5634. 823. (Royal arms.] By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq;

A Declaration of War against the Eastern and Canada Indians. Dated, August 23, 1745. Boston: Printed by

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By His Excellency
WILLIAM SHIRLEY, Esq;
Captain-General and Governour in Chief, in and over His Majesty's

Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England.
A PROCLAMATION for a general F AST.

ORASMUCH as this Government has with great Expence and Labour raised and fitted out a large Body
of Troops, and equipped a considerable Naval Force for an Expedition against the French at Cape-Breton,
which Forces are now, thro' the Favour of Divine Providence, embarked, and have taken theirDeparture
from thisPlace; And forasmuch as all our Hopes of Success in this important Enterprize ought to be placed
in the gracious Presence of Almighty GOD, to giveWisdom and Conduct to our Officers

, and Resolution and Courage both to Officers and Soldiers, to preserve our Forces from Sickness and other Disasters, and to govern all Accidents and Occurrences so as to render them favourable to our Deligus; And as it is our indispensible Duty by Prayer and Supplication with penitent Confession of our Sins earnestly to implore the gracious Interpolation of divine Providence, that it would please GOD to be on our Side and fight our Battles, and grant us Success and Victory;

have therefore thought fit with the Advice of His Majesty's Council, to appoint Thursday the Fourth Day of April nert, to be observed throughout this province as a Day of fafting and prayer, hereby calling upon Ministers and people, as well in their private Devotions, as in

their publick Ademblies, with a truly humble and contrite Spirit to confess and bewail the many and great Dffences of this people, ivhercoy 6DD may be jusly provoked to blast all our Deligns in this enterprize, and bring upon us the most heavy and wasting Calamities ; and to cry inightily to him, that he would in his abundant Percy through CHRIST, forgive all our Irespalles and make us a religious and reforıncd pcople, and thereby prepare us for all temporal Prosperity : And more especially, that they do under a deep Sense of the universal Providence of Alinighty 669, whereby he governs all Causes and Events according to his own wise and sovereign pica sure, with humble and importunate Prayers beseech him to keep Sin, the accursed Lhing that provokes his just Jndignation, out of the Camp and Fleet; and that he would gracioudy oider all the Circumliances of this enterprize in Mercy to this people ; and that he would prosper and Cucceed it for the future Safety and prosperity of Ihis and the other Britil) Provinces and Colonics, for His is che Power, the Glory, and the Victory. And after all, humbly a dutifully to submit this great Affair to his wise and lovereign Determination, that ro in all Respeas this inay be such a Fast as 6DD has required, and a Day of Atontment and not of further probocation ; And that it would also please GDW to give Success to the Arials of his Majesty and his Allies in the Dperations of the ensuing Suminer ; And that Peace may be restored both in Europe and in America , And that the universal Kingdoin of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, the Prince of Peace, inay prevail in the world, and the whole Earth be filled with His Glory. And áll servile Labour and Recreations are arialy forbidden on the said Day. Given at the Council-Chamber in Boston, the Twenty-fifth Day of March, 1745. In the Eighteeneb Year

of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord GEORGE the Second, by the Grace of GOD, of Great

BRITAIN, FRANCE and IRELAND, KING, Defender of the Faith, &c.
By His Excellency's Command, with

the Advice of the Council,
J. Willard, Secr.

GOD save the KING.

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BOSTON : Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. 1745

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By His ExcelLENCY
WILLIAM SHIRLEY, Efq;

Esq Captain-General and Governour in Chief, in and over His Majesty's Province of the

Mafsachusetts-Bay in New-England. A PROCLAMATION

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HEREAS His Majesty has been gracioully pleased to order Number of Troops, under the Command of the Honourable Lieutenant General St. Clair, to proceed from Great-Britair to Louijóourg, with a fufficient Convoy of Men of War, and with them a great Part.of His Ma jesty's Troupa now in Garritur'ı 7 Lontifbeurg, and also with lich Trops as shall be kaid for that Purpose on His Majefty's Colonics in Noribe forests to attempt the immediate Riot

of Canada ; and has fignified His Royal Pkafu to Me, le to the Contur ? x taset.! Provinces and Colonies of Virgoun, Maryland, Pérfikuna, Nyrhin, Neo-York, C.; PleteTAand and New Hampshire, by Letters cafutch from hus Grate the Duke of N.C.four, Teilets tipy Difpofitioms should be furthwith made for the railing as many akn within this and the ab ve-mentiou. I Go vernments as the Shortness of the Time will admit, for proceeding on the faid Expedition ;

AND bereas the Great and General Court of this Province have, with the utmoft Chearfulness and U'na nimity, voted to give all neceffary and prophet Encouragement for Three Theulani Voluntier thit hall en into His Maiefly's Service in this Expedition

Is Oérdience ibereforz te His Majifi's faid Como, gads ; babe thought fit, with the Advice of Dis Majefir's Council, to tflue this proclama tion, in o:der to make known his Majesty's gracious Intentions and Declarations for th: encouragement of all able-bodied effeaibe on that are inclined to enlia themícites

into bis errvice in the said Crpedition, cogerber with the furtherencourageinent which is offered by this Government, ci. Chat the laid aoluncurs Ibill be under Cach Dificers as 3 hall appoint, Lhat they will be imicdiatelo attried to Dis Majesty's pav, the of ficcts from the time they thall engage in bis qaftos Derbice, and the soldiers from the respedibe Days on Ibhich they shall be enlisted Lhat if probuon cannot be made of Arms and Cloathing for thein, by reason of the hoztness of the Chine, a reasonable Allowance bill be made them in oncp for the same; Ibat thep thall be entitled to a share pf the Booty that shall be taken from the enemy, and thall be sent back to their several Dabitati: ons, ivben this service thall be over, unless any of them all delire to fretle elsewhere.

AND for the further Encouragement ef all Vedu.xtiers ibat fiall engage in obesService, It is provided, Ihac they (hall receive Thirty Pounds in Bills

of Credit of the old kno, as a Bounty, as also foz cach man a good Blanket, and a Bed for every two pcn the said Bounty to be paid upon their enliftment, and the Blankets and Bedste the Lime of their e mbarkation, og proceeding on the said erpebition: And that all such Uoluntters as thall proceed on this erpes dition, shall be crempied froin all Impresses for inho care after shett Return. Given the Council-Chamber in Boston, the Star Du 76 In the Nineteenth Year of the Regn of Our Savaga

Lord GEORGE the Seconch by the Grace of GOD One Daires France and freed, KING, Defender of the Faits de By Order of His Excellency the Gernout, with the Adoke of ih Council,

W. Shirley,
J. WILLARD, Sxr.

GOD Save the KING.
BOSTON: Printed by Jobm Draper, Printer to His Excelleney the GOVRENOUR and Council.

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MHS Printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letler, August 29, 1745. 824. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq; 1 | A Proclamation for Encouragement to Volunteers to prosecute the War against the Indian Enemy. Dated, August 23, 1745. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the governour and Council.

Printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, August 29, 1745. Evans, 5635. 825. (Royal arms.) By the Honorable Spencer Phips, Esq; J...] A Proclamation for a publick Fast. (September 19.) Dated, September 6, 1745. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council.

Evans, 5636. 826. [Royal arms.) By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq; 1...A Proclamation. (On despatching to Cape Breton those who had inlisted and received the bounty.) Dated, October 11, 1745. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council.

Printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, October 17, 1745. 827. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable | Spencer Phips, Esq; l...) A Proclamation. (On disorders created by officers and seamen from British ships.) Dated, November 22, 1745. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council.

MHS Printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, November 28, 1745. 828. (Royal arms.) By the Honourable / Spencer Phips, Esq; 1. .. A Proclamation for a general | Thanksgiving. (December 5.) Dated, November 25, 1745. Boston: Printed by John Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council. Evans, 5637.

MHS 829. The following is a perfect List of the Establishment of Officers and Men in the Expedition against | Louisburg, pass'd the Great and General Court, in their Session in March 1744. (Also] The following further Resolve pass'd the Great and General Court or Assembly, Sept. 26, 1745.

BPL. MHS 830. Boston, February 3. 1745, | Sir, | Having received a Commission from Her Majesty for raising a Regiment | forthwith for the Defence and Service of Cape-Breton, .. AAS

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831. Instructions For Masters of Transports, Captains and commanding Officers of military Companies and Commissaries, that are or shall be employed in His Majesty's Service in the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. Dated, March 13, 17441-45.)

From an auction catalogue. 832. (Royal arms.) Province of the Massachusetts-Bay, ss. William Foye, Esq. Treasurer, etc. (Tax warrant.) Dated July 12, 1745.

EI. BPL. AAS 833. New England Bravery. (Cut.) Being a full and true Account of the taking of the City of Louisbourg, by the NewEngland Forces under the Command of the gallant General | Pepperell, on the 17th of June, 1745. Tune of, chivey chase. Sold at the Heart and Crown in Cornhill, Boston. | PC

The same cut is used on “Two favorite Songs made on the Evacuation of the Town of Boston, by the British Troops, on the 17th of March, 1776." 834. Waste Paper, printed or plain, to be sold by the Ream or Quire, by the Publisher of this paper. Advertisement in Fleet's Boston Evening-Post, October 21, 1745.

1746 BOSTON, Town. 835. Boston ss. At a Meeting of the Select-Men February 21, 1746. (On the small-pox, and republishing the act of the general Court published January 17, 1742, “to prevent the spreading of the Small-Pox and other infectious Sickness, and to prevent the concealing of the same." 836. Tax notice.

MHS HARVARD COLLEGE. 837. Quaestiones.

† AAS 838. Theses.

† AAS Evans, 5786. MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, PROVINCE. 839. An Act | Passed by the Great and General Court . An Act more effectually to prevent profane Cursing and Swearing. (Published, February 13, 1745.) Boston: Printed by S. Kneeland and T. Green, by Order of the Governour, Council and House of Representatives. 1746.

MHS 840. (Royal arms.) By His Excellency | William Shirley, Esq; l... A Proclamation. On deserters from Castle William.

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