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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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348 Assembly Proceedings, October 1654.

L. C. R.

No. 3
Liber B

28 Concerning Rights of Lands

The Assembly perceiveing by the Conditions of Plantacons
which are Imposed upon the Inhabitants of this Province of the
Lord Baltemore & by his Proclamation directed to his officers
here, that none can hold any Land of his Lclp without violation
of the Liberty of his Conscience wch he binds to take an Oath
inconsistant with the Lawes of England now in force and pub-
lished and so Contrary to their Engagement to his Highness
the Lord Protector and the Commonwealth of England, And
all those that do not take such an Oath shall Lose all their
Lands as seize for his Ldps use, the Execution whereof Efica-
tiously to be pformed he requireth and Chargeth his Officers
in own Name to attend unto, The Assembly Cannot See how
they that have Rights to Land can without Collusion and deceit
to him &: themselves apply themselves for Rights of Land to
the sd Lord Baltemore or his officr.s That all those that Trans-
port themselves or others into this Province have a Right to Land
by Vertue of their Transportation, That Every one may Enter
their Rights of Land in their Severall Respective Courts, and
also may Enter a Caveat for such a particular tract of Land as
the have or shall, or shall take upp

29 Concerning Indians Trespass

It is Enacted by this present Generall Assembly upon the
motion of Maryes & Potomack. That is shall be Lawfull for
any person or persons within the Province to take away from
any Indian or Indians, That shall Come within the Libertys and
bounds of the sd persons Lands, their Gunns power & Shott,
and that none shall Entertaine Indians into their houses Except
they Come upon the publique Treaty, which is meant only of
the Susquahannars and the Emperor of Pascataway and that as
far as may be, the Indians have Notice of the Act.

p. 432

30 An Act against Fugitives

It is Enacted by this present assembly That whosoever being
a Servant by Indenture Shall Convey himself or herself out of
the Service of his or her master, mistriss or Dame by running
away or Departing privatly out of the sd Service, shall Double
the time of his or their absence over and above the Damages
and Cost to be ajudged by the Court which shall be sustained
by such unlawfull Departure whereof Iust proofe shall be made,
And that all such as shall be accessary to such Servants Run-
ning away either by inticemt p swasion promise Contract or



 

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