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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
Volume 7, Page 386   View pdf image
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386 Assembly Proceedings, QctoberNovember 1682.

U. H. Journal

Consider that when the Bill for Advancement of Trade is
Signed pr Order J LL Cl of Assembly—

Command given to the Sheriff of St Maries County to
Demand of Jacob Young whether he hath yet prepared him-
self to Answer the last Article Exhibited agt him
The Sheriff of St Maries County makes return that his
Prisoner Jacob Young is now ready, and produces the Answer
of the said Young to the Several Articles of Impeachment
Exhibited against him being as foll (Vizt)

The Humble Answer and Plea of Jacob Young of Cecill
County Planter to the Declaration and Impeachment
made against him before the Lord Proprietary of this
Province in his Upper house of Assembly by the Dele-
gates and Deputies of the Lower house of the same

p. 476

The said Iacob Young being Accused and Impeached before
Your Honours of the Many Misdemeanors, Offences and Crimes
wherewith he is Charged by the Delegates and Deputies of this
Present Assembly and which are Comprized in the Articles
preferred against him; doth find in himself a Deep and hearty
Sorrow that soe great and So worthy a Body should have him
Suspected of those things which are Objected against him;
Whereas had they known the very Truth of those particulars
whereof they as yet have not had the Meanes to be rightly
informed, he is well assured in their own true Iudgments
they would have forborne to have Charged him therewith,
But the Integrity of his own heart and Conscience being the
most able and impartial Witnesses, not Accusing him of the
least thought of doing any Evil or Mischief to his Lordship or
the Good People of this Province, doth raise his Spirits again
to make his Iust Defence before his Lordship and Your
Honours, of whose Wisdom Iustice and Honour he is so well
Assured, that he doth with Confidence and yet with all Hum-
bleness Submitt himself to your Examination and Iudgments,
And the said Jacob Young Saving to himself the usuall Benefit
of not being prejudiced by any words or want of form in his
Answer but that he may be Admitted to make further Expla-
nation and proof as there shall be Occasion, doth make these
Severall and Distinct Answers following in the Same Order
they are laid down unto him
Ist The said Jacob Young utterly denyeth that he ever
Alienated or at any time Endeavoured to Alienate his Affec-
tion from the Lord Proprietary of this Province and his Gov-

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
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