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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 254   View pdf image (33K)
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254 Assembly Proceedings, April 2 — 21, 1649.

Liber A
p. 274

or other officer in each hundred as shalbe nominated, appointed
and authorized by the Governor for the time being with Comis-
sion for that purpose, on the three last dayes of the monethes
of Aprill, May, June, July, August and September next followe-
ing and then and there by the maior voice of the ffreemen
prsent to propose and conclude of such orders & ordinances
as they shall Judg meete & necessary for the defence of each
pticular hundred for the moneth next followeing, And the
Orders and ordinances soe concluded vppon by the ffreemen
then prsent and assembled as aforesaid, the Commander or
other Officer shall see them put in execucon. Provided that
if any one suffers losse in houseing or other goods or chattells,
by meanes of any such order or obeying such order as shalbe
prscribed and concluded vppon at such meeting, that it shalbe
made good by Leavy to bee made vppon the Hundred by the
Sheriffe wch Leavy shalbe assessed by three able psons to bee
chosen by the Governor for die time being for that purpose
out of some other hundred, and not out of that hundred
wherein such reparacon is to bee made. And because it is gen-
erally thought fitt that the best and speediest prservacon of the
Province may bee by way of Rounding. It is Ordered by the
authority aforesaid. That five gunns or more shalbe taken
from such Rounders for a generall and true Allarm to all the
Inhabitants through the whole Province. And three Gunnes
or more from any Inhabitants shalbe taken for a true Allarm in
like manner. And every Maister of a house or ffamily neglect-
ing with three Gunns to answere such Allarm (after proofe
made that hee heard the same) shalbe fined to the Lo: Propr.
100l of Tob: and Cask for every such neglect and offence.
And any one causing or making a fals Allarm vppon iust
proofe made shalbe fined to the Lo: Prop for every such
Offence 100l of casked Tob: as aforesaid. And it is further

ordered that noe Inhabitant able to beare Armes shall goe out
of the Limitts of the plantacon where hee is vsually resident
either to Church or vppon any other occasion whatsoever with-
out his Armes well fixed and a sufficient quantity of powder
and shott about him And every Offender herein shall for
every such Offence bee punished as the Commander of that
Hundred where such Offence shall happen to bee committed
shall in his discrecon thinke fitt the nature of the offence con-
sidered not extending to life or member And it is also further
ordered that every Maister of a ffamily shall provide for him-
self sufficient Armes & Amunicon and for every hired servant
or other Soiourner also residing and dwelling in his house this
yeare viz: one fixed Gunne 2l of powder and eight pound of
shott p head. Wch Gunne and Amunicon by vertue of this
order every such Maister as aforesaid may bring the same to

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