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The Plain Dealer, Numb. III - 20

One Thousand provincials, for the King’s service, yet his Majesty cannot but consider their having obstinately persisted in the Bill they prepared for that purpose, to insert several clauses which had been already disapproved of by the King in council, and which they knew you could never consent to, consisstantly with your duty to his Majesty, and your obligations to the Proprietors; I say, the King cannot but consider such conduct as proceeding from a predetermined resolution not to afford any assistance to the service in general. It is his Majesty’s pleasure that you should make known to the Assembly of your province, in such manner as you shall judge most proper, there his Majesty’s sentiments of their conduct, in order that they may not suppose that it is not seen in its true light. I have, at the same time, the satisfaction to assure you, that the King is very sensible of your zeal for his service, and that you have urged, with proper energy, every argument and motive to induce the Assembly of Pennsylvania to come to a due sense of their duty. I am, with great truth and regard,

SIR, your most obedient humble Servant,

I would just observe that our conduct last year makes us appear more despicable, if possible, than we formerly were.-----And in this situation our politicians now urge us, to deliver up our charter and privileges, and pray his Majesty and the parliament, to give us such a new charter and new governor, as may be proper for an obstinate contentious people, who have ever despised royal advice and royal prerogative. Because the frontier counties are not willing any longer to groan and bleed beneath a Quaker yoke, they are to be delivered up to be chastised as a pack of villains.

FIVE counties in this province, who are almost to the man willing to spend the last drop of blood in support

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