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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 240   View pdf image (33K)
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240 Assembly Proceedings, April 2 — 21, 1649.

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deprived by Law of dues for so Great and Good a Service
done and effected by them and principally for your Lordships
Honour and Glory Notwithstanding all this it should be re-
quired at their hands to pay themselves a Levy upon them-
selves we much wonder also that your honour should Consider
or think much that a few Cattle not above 11 or 12 Cowes at the
most of your Lordships known Clear stock and those Conquered
again to your Lordship and taken from the unlawful Possessor
should be distributed among those men who had ventured and
hazarded their Fortunes lives and Estates in the defence re-
covery and preservation of your Lordships Province especially
those very Cattle being ingaged with all other your Lordships
Estate here both by Mr Calvert & Mr Lewger to the Soldiers
here in Consideration for their hire and wages and lastly
we wonder that such Exactions should be made & required
upon a People and those your faithful and Loyal Friends who
had Conquered the Place many of them as yet being unsatisfied
and Groaning under their late heavy Sufferings which have

been great indeed when as we can make it Clearly appear to

your Lordship that we have Already satisfied and paid out of
our own Labour and Effects towards the Recovery Preserva-
tion and Sole defence of your Lordships Province 60000l
Tobacco which is far more (my Lord) than all our recovered

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estates in the Province were then worth had they been sold at
Outcry and further that such strait Conditions of Plantation
should be proposed and demanded by your Lordship as serve
only to make the Place desolate of Spirritual Comfort especially
nevertheless such are the Loyal Affections and hearty well
wishes of us your Lordships Poor friends towards your honour
that we really suppose and verily Believe all former mistakes
and less well understandings that have happened between your
honr and us for these many years have proceeded only from
meer mistakes and misinforments that your Honour is un-
fortunately subject to have of us at so vast a distance there is
from your Honour and being now Cordially desirous justly and
unanimously to express a willing forwardness to give your
Lordship all just and honble satisfaction that can be expected
from a People at present so illeterate and void of that under-
standing and Comprehension necessary for a mature and wise
discussion of such a Body of Laws as is now proposed by your
Lordship to be assented unto by us for perpetual Laws as we
acknowledge ourselves to be and whereas we have with much
Sollicitude and Earnest endeavour according to our weak
understanding read over Perused and debated upon all the
aforesaid Body of Laws so proposed unto us by your honour
in Reall desires in deed in Compliance with your Lordship of
receiving them as Laws but in Conclusion finding them so long
and tedious containing withal so may several Branches and

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