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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 242   View pdf image (33K)
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242 Assembly Proceedings, April 2 — 21, 1649.

Liber M C

these two Years from the date hereof 16 Cowes and a Bull
which is by a third more then ever was known to be found
certainly of your Lordships own Proper stock in this Colony
since the Recovery of the same though it is true more under-
stand your Lordships (the right owners not being able to prove
them theirs being unmarked in the time of the late Rebellion
and desirous to give unto your Lordship all honble satisfaction
they could were contented all such uncertain beasts should be
understood as your Lordships were indeed and are disposed
of towards the Paymt of such just engagements and at such
Rates as was Agreed for by your Brother afore his death and

P. 348

this wee do willingly and freely in an earnest desire if it be
Possible to beget in your Lordship better apprehensions and
Constructions of our bound affection and Loyalty to your
Honour then hitherto we conceive through our hard fortune
you have been pleased to understand of us and with this humble
Request also that your Lordship will be pleased to Ratify and
Confirm under your hand and Seal without further disturbance
such dispositn as is already made of your Lordships former
stock and other Personall Estate here for the recovery and
defence of your Lordships Province according to the engage-
ment and disposition thereof made by Mr Calvert before his
death as will appear by several Oaths to that Purpose taken
herewith and verily that litle of your Lordships known clear
personal estate lost since the first Rebellion was in truth so
small as that it was not Considerable when it was to Come in
Ballance with the Safety of the Province which as the then
present Condition of things stood hung upon so ticklish a pin
as that unless such a disposition had been made thereof an
absolute ruin and subversion of the whole Province inevitably
have followed which had it so happened we your honour
might have had far more just Cause of indignation against
your then Governor for so small a Triffle to have endangered
the Province then now in honour justice or Conscience you
may when thereby alone your Lordships Province was then and
is still Preserved in true and due Obedience to your Honour
especially (as we hant often said) your Lordships whole estate
here being disposed of bound & made Over by your dear
Brother afore his death for the Satisfaction of the aforesaid
Charges the which being done & new and Clear understanding

p. 349

procured between your Honour and us your poor people here
we do farther humbly request your Lordship that hereafter
such things as your Lordship may desire of us may be done
with as little Swearing as Conveniently may be Experience
teaching us that a great Occasion is given to much Perjury
when swearing becometh Common forfeitures perhaps will be
more Efficatious to keep men honest then swearing Oaths
little prevail upon men of little Conscience and lastly we do

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