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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 239   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, April 2 — 21, 1649. 239

Brents undertaking and medling with your Lordships Estate
here (whether she procured it with her own and others impor-
tunity or no) we do Verily Believe and in Conscience report
that it was better for the Collonys safety at that time in her
hands then in any mans else in the whole Province after your
Brothers death for the Soldiers would never have treated any
other with that Civility and respect and though they were even
ready at several times to run into mutiny yet she still pacified
them till at the last things were brought to that strait that she
must be admitted and declared your Lordships Attorney by an
order of Court (the Copy whereof is herewith inclosed) or else
all must go to ruin Again and then the second mischief had
been doubtless far greater than the former so that if there hath
not been any sinister use made of your Lordships Estate by
her from what it was intended and ingaged for by Mr Calvert
before his death as we verily Believe she hath not then we
conceive from that time she rather deserved favour and thanks
from your Honour for her so much Concurring to the publick
safety then to be justly liable to all those bitter invectives you
have been pleased to Express against her

Liber M C

Hereupon we cannot Chuse but wonder why your Lordship
should write so tartly against the People who all involved
under the Censure of your Lordships Letter for protesting
against all the Laws which which were pretended to be in force
and enacted by Leo: Calvert Esqr deceased our late Governor
at the last Assembly held by him afore his death as for the
illegality of them we shall hear briefly shew your Lordship and
hereby we hope shall sufficiently vindicate ourselves from such
foul aspersions laid upon us from your Lordship
That the Assembly then wherein these Laws were pretended
to be enacted as afore was Called first by Captain Edward Hill

who was not so accounted by us or esteemed by your Lordship

according to your instrument sent hither this year for the right-
ful Govr of this Province which Assembly was continued only
by Mr Calvert never declaring any new summons at all to the
Inhabitants of the Province for that Purpose which Ought to
have been done in that Case by him But within a very short
time after he had suprized all those who had Combined them-
selves against him and cast them in Prison proceeded to the
enacting of Laws with the members as afore called by Captain
Hill and under adjournment the whole house of Commons (two
or three only excepted) consisted of that Rebelled Party and
his Professed Enemies to them he declared that they should be
free during the Assembly only the Copy of which Record is

p. 343

herewith inclosed also we cannot Choose but wonder how your
Lordship could suppose it fit and necessary that those your
Loyal Friends and even those who Concurred most to the
necessary defence and preservation of the Province should be

p. 344

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