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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 531   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, September 1664. 531

first the Vpper howse desire to have these words struck out
of the Act (vizt) that the Leivtenn! Generall & Councell have
power to rayse such & soe many Voluntiers
Secondly that second Clause Provided that the Leivtennt
Generall and Councell imploy not more men then their pay be
defrayed wth the sume of six thousand pounds of tobacco &c.
Thirdly that Clause provided also that noe Servt be imployed
on such service without his or their Masters or Mistresses
This last Clause is thought inconvenient because the officer
that accepts of Volunteers for this service cannot tell when
any person offers himselfe as a Voluntier whether he be not a
servt Runaway from some Master a farre of and soe may be a

U. H.

lyable to be Questioned by this Act, And the Sence of this
howse is that noe servt can be a Volunteer as before vrged by
this howse in the paper sent 19 instant.
John: Gittings Clre.

To the honows the Vpper howse
of Assembly

The humble petn of Robt Dunn
That aboute 12 yeares since John Hood survayd a parcell
of land (neare to the Wadeing place to the He of Kent on the
Easterne shoare Mr Robert Clarke being then Surveyor The
certt of which land was delivered to Philip Calvert Esqr to the
End he might have a pattent for that land wch Certiff itt
seemes through the vnfortunate disturbance of the Province is
lost And the sd Hood dying one Henry Morgan hath since
survayed the same land & obteyned a pattent for the same soe
outeth the orphan of the sd Hood of his just right
Wherefore he humbly prayes that the sd
Morgans pattent may be null & that the
Orphan of the sd Hood may have pattent
and Enjoye the sd land according to his first
And he shall pray &c.

There appeareing nothing vpon Record which may Evidence
the Clayme of the pett to the land this howse thinke itt incon-
venient to question a pattent vnder the scale vpon bare affidts
but that notwithstanding the pett may have the benefitt of the
Rights vpon which the land was taken vp.
John Gittings Clre

The howse ajourned
till morning

p. 220

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