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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 407   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, April— May 1661. 407

itt by some forreigne Indians as it hath been made appeare by
credible informacon given of a person lately killd and of others
that are probably cutt off by these forreign Indians And that
in humane probability our neighbour Indians the Sasque-
hannoughs are a Bullwarke and Security of the Northerne
parts of this Province And that by former treatyes with that
nacon they haue very much assured vs of their affeccons and
friendship And that they expected the like from vs, And by
their treatyes it was agreed Assistance should be granted to
each oth[er] in tyme of danger And vpon. their severall late
Applicacons to vs to that purpose Ayde hath been promis[ed]
them accordingly
It is Enacted and be it enacted [by] the Lord Proprietary
of this Province by and with the advice and consent of the
vpper and lower how[se] of this prsent Generall Assembly that
the Governor with the advice and consent of the Councell haue
power to leauy and rayse by presse or otherwise fifty able men
with Armes and Provision and all things necessary for them to
be sent to the Sasquehannough Forte for the end aforesaid
And the proporcon of the said Souldiers to be raysed out of
the severall Countyes as followeth. (vizt) out of the County of
St Marys Eleaven, out of Calvert County fifteene out of Charles

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County seaven, out of Anne Arrundell eleaven out of Kent
three, with one Interpreter a Captaine and a Chirurgeon And
for the pay of the officers and Souldiers aforesaid to be pro-
porconed as followeth vntill the Souldiers retourne To the
Comander in cheife Six hundred pounds of tobacco in Caske
p moneth To the Interpreter six hundred p moneth to the
Leiuetennant foure hundred p moneth To the Serjeant three
hundred p moneth and to the Chirurgeon foure hundred p
moneth and to every private Souldier two hundred and fifty p
moneth And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid
that for the defraying of the Charge of the said warre and all
charges incident to itt That the Governor and Councell are
hereby impowred to leavy by waye of Assessment p pole
according to the vsuall Custome of this Province And in the
Intervall of Assemblyes to rayse what forces they in their dis-
crecon shall thinke necessary against the Cynacs or Nayssone
Indians or any other Indians that shall be found to haue killed
any of the Inhabitants of this Province or that haue or shall dis-
turbe the peace thereof And the Charges to be defrayed as
aforesaid This Acte to continue and be in force for two yeares
or the next Generall Assembly which shall first happen

p. 96

The Lower howse haue Assented

Will Bretton Clk

The Vpper howse haue
John Gittings Clre:

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