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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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Assembly Proceedings, April 1650. 291


And it is further Enacted by the authority and consent afore-
said that the Sheriffs ffees menconed and expressed in an Act
of Assembly held at St Inegoes ffort 2d January 1646 and
remaying vppon Record with the Secretary of this Province
shalbe and stand in force in every respect as in and by the said
Act they are sett downe and expressed. Till a further settle-
ment herein
Enacted vt Supa Assented vt Supa

Liber A

6 An Act p hibiting any Indians to come into Kent or Annar-
undell Counties without notice thereof given.

Whereas two of the Inhabitants of Kent and Annarundell
Counties haue beene lately in a most barbarous & cruell
manner murthered by certaine Indians, ffor the better prvencon
of the like mischeifes (vnder God) for the future. Be it En-
acted by the authority of this prsent generall Assembly, That
the Comanders of the said severall Counties shall cause speedy
notice to bee given to all Indians that vse to resort or come
vnto the Townes or dwelling Houses of any the Inhabitants
there, and to all other Indians that shall happen to come into
these parts or live neere at hand (as with conveniency they may)
That they and every of them refraine comeing thither for the
future either to hunt or vppon any other occasion vnles it bee
to speake with the said Comander or Comanders of the said
severall Counties vppon some vrgent occasion, And that before
they shall approach too neere any the Townes or Habitacons
aforesaid either by land or Water, they shall give or make
some knowne signe or Token of such theire approach for the
purpose aforesaid. And in this Case all and every the Inhabi-
tants of the said severall Counties are hereby strictly charged
and required as they will answere the contrary at theire pills not
to offer any such Indian or Indians any harme or violence, but
safely to conduct them (not being aboue fowr in number) to
the Commander or Comanders aforesaid both in theire come-
ing and goeing And in case any Indian or Indians whatsoever
after such notice given as aforesaid, shall prsume contrary to
the direccon herein prscribed, to approach or come vnto or
neere any the Townes or dwelling Houses before menconed. It
shalbe lawfull for any Inhabitant or Inhabitants of either of the
said Counties with Gun or other Weapon to shoot, kill, beat or take
Prisoner any such Indian or Indians, Any Act of Assembly or
other Lawe or order to the contrary hereof at any time hereto-
fore made in any wise notwithstanding, And all & every of the
Inhabitants of the said severall Counties are hereby strictly
charged and required not to harbour or conceale any Indian or


 

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