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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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Assembly Proceedings, March 1650/1. 319

therein may be fully vindicated from that fowle imputation
which the said Pakes endevoured to lay vpon him, And in
regard our said Secretary hath bene faine to neglect his owne
privat occasions this Last yeare very much for the publick ser-
vice of vs and the Collony there, whereby being but lately
come thither and vnprovided of a settled habitation hee hath
bene putt to great streights for the provision of himselfe and
family, And had not (as Wee are informed the twenty Barrells
of Corne which wee appointed hee should haue had out of our
Rents there, the last yeare Wee Doe therefore hereby declare
our Will and pleasure to be that hee shall haue the said twenty
Barrells of Corne out of our next Rents due vnto vs, there,
and also two thowsand weight of Tobacco out of the arreares
due and as yet vnpaid vnto vs for Custome of dutch Shipps
which traded there the last Cropp and shipping tyme for
which wee shall giue allowance vpon (he accompt of our
Comissionrs for our Thresury there vnto whom this shalbe a
sufficient Warrant and discharge in that behalf And whereas
in regard of our said Secretaryes other imployments hee can
hardly haue leisure to execute the place of our Attorney Gen-
nerall there, Wee doe therefore hereby authorize and require
you our said Lieutennant William Stone to appoint some other
fitt person there to execute the place for the present in the
same manner as [the] said Secretary was impowered to doe by
his Com[ission] from vs, to that purpose and noe otherwise
till [wee] shall some other Way dispose thereof allowing rea-
sonable fees yearely vnto him, for his paines of our Rents and
Revenues there, as you shall thin[ke] fitt during his imploy-
ment therein, But in cas[e] our said Secretary can have leisure
and be willing to continue the Execution of the said Office of
our Attorney Gennerall Then our Will is that he be permitted
soe to doe without appointing any other therein and that he be
allowed the said ffees abovementioned, Wee haue great reason
to be willing, and ready vpon all occasions to gratify amongst
divers others who have deserved well of vs there, John Mett-
calfe gent and Lieutennant William Lewes who haue each of
them made Suite vnto vs lately to bestowe the Sherriffes place

U. H.

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of Saint Maryes vpon them respectiuely, And Wee haue thought
fitt therefore hereby efficaciously to recorhend both both of
them vnto you our said Lieutennant William Stone to the end
you may make Choice of one of them (who shall appeare vnto
you most fitt) for that office, and to appoint the other of them
(if you find him fitt for it) to be our Receiuer Gennerall there,
or in case you find the said Lieutennant Lewis more fitt and
willing (as wee vnderstand hee is) to be our and the Collonyes
interpreter Gennerall there, for the Indian Tongue, and that
you can prevaile with the Assembly there to consent to some

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