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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 422   View pdf image (33K)
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422 Assembly Proceedings, April — May 1661.

U. H.

the trade with the Indians be inserted into the said Acte as is
in the said Acte made in 1646 above menconed Concerning
Customes And in the meane tyme wee doe hereby will and
require our said deare Brother to suspend the Execucon of the
said Acte made in 1646 as to those particulers of the Custome
of tenn shillings a hhd upon tobacco and the Custome or duty
layd vpon wyne and strong waters This wee hope will sattisfye
the people there that wee neither haue nor had any Intencon
in the leaste to oppresse them nor can wee belieue that our
Assent meerely to a lawe which was formerly passed by an
Assembly there and the proposalls [of] another lawe insteed
thereof lesse burthensome (viz) to have insteed of tenn shillings
but two intimate [ing] only that in case the latter were not
passed there would be an necessity of makeing vse of the former
which was all wee did (for wee were soe farre from directing
Fendall to leauy the said tenn shillings a hogshead as contrarily
wee did by other letters require him to suspend the Execucon
thereof could be esteemed by the people soe greate an oppres-
sion as to cause such Greate mutacons there had they not been
beguiled by the Crafte and Subtilty of that false vngratefull
fellowe Fendall whoe it seemes could not endure to be tould of

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his faults and Exorbitances as his negligence at Courts and his
Contradicting orders of Courte yea even orders made by him-
selfe and the Councell wth Expresse provision included that
they should not be altered but by himselfe and the Councell
&c which Complaynte against him wee gaue him notice of and
haue since found to be true though wee could not at first
beleiue soe ill of him This it seemes made him guilty to him-
selfe that he was not fitt to be continued in his place and con-
sequently being provoked alsoe therevnto by other base humors
in him to take that desperate Course of revolting from his
truste vnder vs there and engageing many innocent people in
that his wicked designe of overturnning the Governing there
which he may haue cause to soone to repent but as to the
Generallity of the people which were seduced by, him Wee
have Given order to our said deare Brother vpon their tymely
Submission and assurance of their hearty Sorrow for being soe
seduced and of their future fidellity and Good Comportment to
us and our Governing there to pardon them some few only
excepted whome he shall finde did Acte therein more out of
mallice then Ignorance and with the same Spirritt and designe
as Fendall himselfe did Giuen vnder our hand and Greater
Seale at Armes this foure teenth day of September in the nine
and twentyth yeare of our Dominion over Maryland And in the
yeare of our Lord God One thousand six hundred and sixty.

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