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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 217   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, January — March 1647/8. 217

Munday 24th Jan

The ffreemen assembled except Tho: Allen, Rich. Banks,
Mr ffenwick, Mr Brooks, Mr Thorneborough Walter Pakes,
who were amerced by the howse according to the order. But
after reuoaked, by reason of the weather

Published eod. Jered by the howse tfr noe
one except the forenamed 16 members or their Delegates
assembled wth the Gour & the Clerk shall have uote or seate
in the howse afore the grail day of sessions.

Mr Robt Clark Proxie for Wm Lewis.
Jno Hatch proxie for Tho: Hebden, Tho: Jackson & Tho:
Alien & all his Uoyces.

was read an Order of this pnt Assembly for the leuying of
Corne towards the defraying of the Soldiers wages. And
Assented unto by the whole howse, except Rich: Banks Jno
Hatch, W Waterlin,

published eod. Whereas diners of the Soldiers now being in the
Country are Alltogether destitute, of Corne for their pnt subsist-
ance wch (by conditions wth the late deceased Gour contracted
should have bene defrayed before this time. But by reason of
the scarcity thereof this yeare in the Country & noe Corne re-
mayning on his Lp.s estates more, then what is allready Distributed
unto the sd Soldier, His Lds Attorney (to whom it belongeth)
is unable for the pftt to discharge untill Corne be brought into
the pro: by way of Trade or otherwise. And whereas in the
meane time unlesse some speedy course be considered uppon &;
taken by the Country in discharging the sd Corne it is much to
be feared thl diuers disturbances may happen in the pro: euen
to the utter subuersion & ruine of the same. To preuent all
wch mischeifes (it being apprehended that there is some con-
siderable quanty of Corne in the Country by diuers concealed
for their priuate interests wch if it were purchased of the
owners, & distributed in part among the sd Soldeers would be
a great satisfaction to them & consequently a stop to all feares
of ensuing mischeifes) Be it therfore Ordered by the author-
ity of this pfit Assembly that the Gour shall haue power by

Liber A

one or more sworne Officers thereunto by him appoynted to
veiw and measure euery mans Corne in the pro: And where
there shall bee more fownd then sufficient to suffice tht hows-
hold (thl is to say aboue 2 barrels: for euery head except suck-
ing children) to presse the same, & deliur it to his Lps Attorney,
for the soldiers use, allowing the owners thereof 150lTob: pr
bar: at the next Crop: or to haue soe much againe restored
this yeare If Corne shall be brought into the pro: by Trade

p. 132

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