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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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Assembly Proceedings, April 1650. 293

Governor and abuse of the Inhabitants through the insolencie
& pride of some ill minded people trading or traffiqueing here
if noo place of force bee mainteyned and kept in repaire during
theire aboade in the Province whereby to cornand their Ships
and other Vessells, and force theire obedience to the Goverm'
Be it therefore ordered by authority of this present generall
Assembly, That every five Inhabitants of this Province through
the whole Province shall finde & maintaine one man at theire
prop costs & charges with victuals and other necessaries during
such time for the repairing and reedifying of St Inegoes ffort
at some time as the Governor & Counsell or the maior part of
them (the Governor being always one shall thinke fitt & con-
venient betweene the tenth day of October and Christmas next
ensueing. And it is further ordered by the authority aforesaid
that the Governor for the time being shall haue power to presse
six men with a Capt or Comander with Victualls and other ne-
cessary Ammucon into the said ffort to remayne there as Soul-
diers during the time of shipping being or riding at Anchor in
Patomeck or St George's River The Charge of wch to bee
defrayed by an equall Assessmt on all the Inhabitants of this
Province And it is also Ordered that the Gunner of the said
ffort for his better incouragemt & paines in ordering & over-
seeing the worke & workemen and looking to and providing
and fitting the Guns and making them vsefull and ready for
service shall haue and bee allowed this yeare one thousand
pounds of Tob: & Caske to bee levyed on all the Inhabitants
by an equall Assessmt as aforesaid. And all Vessells of Eng-
lish duch or any other fforreiners whatsoever having a deck or
decks flush fore & aft, comeing in and trading within the Pro-
vince shall pay to the said ffort half a pound of powder and
twoe pounds of shott, and a considerable p porcon of Match or
soe much in value for every Tunne of Burthen for the vse of
the ffort or any other necessary and generall vses to bee
ymployed as the Governor shall see cause or thinke fitt, And
all vessells tradeing as aforesaid within Patomeck or St George's
River both at theire comeing in and at theire departure hence
shall ride two whole Tydes before & within command of the
said ffort, and take discharge therehence if complying with all

orders & duties prscribed touching the same Vnles by spcciall

Lycence and Warrant from the Lord Propry of this Province or
the Governor for the time being they shalbe otherwise author-
ized & Pvided for) vppon paine of forfeiting Three thousand
pounds of Tob. and Caske over & above such accustomed
prscribed duties whensoever it may be seised and Imprisonmt
during the pleasure of the Lo: Prop'y or his Governor for the
time being.
Ordered vt Supa Assented vt Supa

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