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Agent, bearing date March 16th, 170,-and another letter sent to the said Lords, bearing date January 26th, 170,—and another letter sent to the said Lords, bearing date the 19th of February, 170%, with a platt of the line between the Province of the Massachusetts Bay and this Colony, as run or surveyed by Mr. Woodward and Saffery, and sundry pleas and reasons drawn against that line and sent to her Majestie in Council, all which are ordered to be kept on file.
And the Honbl the Governour now also laid before this Assembly a letter to him directed, and sent from her Majestie our sovereign Lady the Queen, bearing date the 2d day of March, 170, requiring the assistance of her subjects in this Colony, in an expedition now forthwith to be made against the French at Canada, according to her Majesties instructions to the Honbl Collo Vetch, relating thereunto, directing and commanding that 350 men be raised in this Colony and sent upon the said expedition ;—and the Governour recommended the consideration of the said letter and instructions to this Assembly, and the same was considered accordingly ;—and thereupon,
The Governour, Council and Representatives, now in General Court assembled, having a very deep sense of her Majesties royal favour in resolving upon the said expedition against Canada, out of special favour to this Colony, with the neighbouring Provinces, which have suffered so greatly by the French of that settlement, (which they do hereby agree and order to be humbly presented to her Majestie in an address for that end prepared and signed by the Governour and Secretary in their names,) have resolved, and do hereby resolve and enact, with all possible dispatch to comply with that part of her Majesties instructions accompanying the said letter, which concerns this Colony, and to joyn forth with the forces of New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania, with 350 men, (that being the quota of men in this Colony mentioned in the instructions aforesaid,) with whom the Governour shall send some suitable person of this Colony to take a general care of them, who shall be subsisted at the charges of this Colony, and maintained in their pay; the executing of which, this Assembly doth leave with the Honourable the Governour and Council, for whose furtherance and assistance therein, this Assembly have agreed upon a body of conclusions now to be delivered to them.*
* Conclusions agreed upon in the General Assembly held in Hartford May 12, 1709, relating to the expedition to Canada, now to be pursued; for the assistance of the Governour and Council in the further managing and expediting that affair.
1. That the Governour, when he comes to New York, whither he is now going, endeavour to obtain a general command for some gentleman of our own government, to
An Address to her Majestie, relating to the expedition against Canada, signed by the Honul the Governour and Secretary, in the name of this Assembly, and also a Body of Conclusions for the assistance of the Governour and Council in managing the said expedition, so far as this Colony is to be
be appointed by the Governour and Council, to go to Canada; that our troops may be under his particular eye and care.
2. That 'the Indians in our government be incouraged to go, by allowing them arms, ammunition and wages, at her Majestie: charge.
8. That it be concerted and agreed, in case Canada should be redueed, that none of our souldiers be obliged to stay in garrison there, but have leave to return
4. That bread be procured at Albany or N. York, and our wheat exchanged for it.
5. That a sloop be sent forthwith to New York for arms and ammunition out of her Majesties stores.
6. That we be exempted out of the charge of the storehouse to be erected at Woodcreek, which will be of constant use at New York, and no benefit to us after this expedition.
7. That the provisions necessary for our forces be taken where they shall be cheapest had in the colony, and most for the advantage of the government.
8. That 372 men be raised out of the trainbands in the several towns underwritten, and in the proportion added, out of which 350 effective men only to go in the expedition.
9. That a chaplain, physitian and chirurgeon be provided and furnished, to march with our men.
10. That our men shall be raised forth with by a warrant from the governour to the several captains, or chief officers of the several companies, to impress their proportion of men, and have them compleatly fitted, and march them immediately to their county towns, or otherwise as the governour shall order, there to be billeted, and under the command of the captains of the said connty towns, or other chief military officers in the said towns, tiil further order from the governour. Such men as have no good arms of their own shall be furnished with arms and ammunition, out of stores already provided. 11. The proportion of our troops to be raised in our several towns are as follows: Hartford,
22 Had iam, east side,
Haddam, west side,
Killenslie, 12. That if any thing not provided for in these conclusions, for the service of the expedition, and for the advantage of this government, can be done at New York, whither the Governour is now going, it is hereby recommended to his care. May 13th, 1709. Past in the Lower House.
Test. Richd Bushnell, Clerk.
Test. Caleb Stanly, Secry.
War, III, 74.
concerned therein, was now drawn, read, considered and approved in this Assembly, whereof true copies are by this Assembly ordered to be kept upon file.
Whereas it is proposed by the Honbl the Governour and Council, that Collo Whiting be improved and imployed as Col. onel, Major Mathew Allyn as Lieut. Colonel, and Capt. John Levingstone as a Major, in the expedition against Canada: This Assembly do allow and grant, that there shall be paid out of the publick treasury to the said gentlemen officers (provided they do go into her Majesties service upon the said expedition,) the same wages (according to the post and office they shall serve in,) that is allowed and paid to the like officers in the said expedition, within the Province of the Massachusetts Bay.
It is ordered and enacted by the Governour, Council and  Representatives, in || General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That there shall be allowed and paid out of the publick treasury of this Colony to all private centinels, as well volunteers as such as are or shall be impressed, (who shall be imployed and go into her Majesties service on the expedition against Canada,) within this Colony, the sum of two shillings and six pence per day in pay, for their wages, for every day of the week, from the time they are listed or impressed until they shall be dismissed from that service; and that there shall be allowed and paid out of the said treasury to all officers within this Colony, as well volunteers as others who shall go upon the said expedition, additions to their wages already stated, proportionable to the addition hereby made to the wages of centinels, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
It is ordered and enacted by the Governour, Council and Representatives, in General Court assembled, That whatsoever shall be necessary for the comfortable subsistence of our troops, who are now going upon the expedition against Canada, such as duffells or other cloth, &c, which cannot be procured in this Colony, shall be taken up (by order from the Governour and Council) in any other Province, and shall be charged upon this Colony and paid for by the treasurer of the same.
William Pitkin of Hartford, Esq", is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the County Court and Court of Probates in the county of Hartford for the year ensuing.
And John Eliot, Esqr, Major Mathew Allyn, Capt. Thomas Hart, John Hooker, Esq., Capt. Robert Wells, Joseph Talcott, Esq", Collo Win Whiting and Richard Lord, Esq, are by this Court chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum within the said county of Hartford for the year ensuing.
And Nathanael White, Esq”, Collo Benja Alford, John Moore. Esq", Capt. John Chapman, Capt. John Higley, Mr. Return Strong, Mr. Michael Tainter, Mr. James Wells, Mr. Joshua Ripley, and Mr. Thomas Jud, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed Justices of the Peace within the said county of Hartford for the year ensuing.
John Allyn of New.haven, Esqr, is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the County Court and Court of Probates in the county of Newhaven for the year ensuing.
And William Maltbie, Esq", Nathan Andrews, Esq”, Abraham Bradley, Esqr, Capt. Abraham Fowler, Capt. Thomas Yale, Capt. Joseph Treat, Jonathan Law, Esqr, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum within the said county of Newhaven for the year ensuing.
And Jeremiah Osbourn, Esqr, Thomas Clark, Esq", John Hall, Esqr, and Mr. Samuell Riggs, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed Justices of the Peace within the said county of New Haven for the year ensuing:
Daniell Wetherell of New London, Esq", is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the Court of Probates in the county of New London for the year ensuing.
Richard Christophers of New London, Esq", is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the County Court in the county of New London for the year ensuing.
And Nehemiah Smith, Esq”, Nathanael Lynde, Esq", Capt. William Eely, Capt. Richard Bushnell, Capt. Nathanael Cheesbrough, Daniell Taylor, Esqr, Ephraim Minor, Esqr, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum within the said county of New London, for the year ensuing.
And Thomas Bolls, Esq, Capt. James Morgan, Jonathan Tracy, Esq", Capt. William Clarke, Capt. Jeremiah Fitch, Mr. Samuell Buell and Mr. Thomas Williams, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed Justices of the Peace within the said county of New London for the year ensuing.
The Honourable Nathan Gold, Esqr, is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the Court of Probates in the county of Fairfield for the year ensuing.  Peter Burr of Fairfield, Esq', is by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Judge of the County Court in the county of Fairfield for the year ensuing.
And Capt. John Minor, Capt. James Judson, Capt. James Olmstead, Capt. Jonathan Sellick, Capt. Joseph Wakeman and John Sherman, Esqrs, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace and Quorum within the said county of Fairfield for the year ensuing.
And James Bennit, Esqr, Mr. Samuel Hoyt, Mr. Samuel Peck, Mr. Ebenezer Mead, and Mr. James Beebee, are by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Justices of the Peace within the said county of Fairfield for the year ensuing.
Upon consideration of the age and long service of Major Ebenezer Johnson, sergeant major of the regiment of militia in the county of Newhaven, this Assembly have thought meet to excuse, and do now hereby excuse and release him from any further labour in that post. And this Assembly do now choose and appoint Capt. Samuel Eells of Milford to be Major of the said regiment of militia, and do order that a commission be given him accordingly, and that he do continue in the command of the company at Milford, (whereof he is now captain,) notwithstanding.
Capt. John Clark of Saybrook is now by this Assembly chosen and appointed to be Major of the regiment of militia in the county of New London, and this Assembly order that he be commissioned accordingly, and that the said Major John Clark shall notwithstanding continue to be captain of his company at Saybrook who are now under his command.
This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Moses Dimon to be Lieutenant, and Mr. John Wheelar to be Ensign of the eastermost company or trainband in the town of Fairfield.
This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. William Pratt to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Samuel Joanes to be Ensign of the company or trainband in Saybrook, now under the command of Captain Samuell Willard.
This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Thomas Harrison to be Lieutenant, and Mr. Nathanael Foot to be Ensign of the trainband in the town of Branford.
This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. John Coult of Lyme to be Ensign of the company or trainband in that town under the command of Capt. Wm Eely.
This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Thomas Bradford to be Lieutenant, and Mr. George Waye to be Ensign of the company or trainband at Nahantick Quarter, within the town of Lyme.
This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Samuel Huntington of Lebanon to be Lieutenant of the first company or trainband in that town.