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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 452   View pdf image (33K)
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452 Assembly Proceedings, April 1662.

U. H.

p. 150

shew sufficient Pass or Certifficatt, or not knowne by Integrity
or Comon fame to carry such persons before the next Justice
of the peace further to examine them, and dispose as according
to Lawe he shall thinke fitt This Acte to endure for three
yeares &c.

The Lower howse haue
Wm Bretton Clk

The Vpper howse haue
John Gittings Clre.

for the Leivtennt Generall

Whereas severall feares and Jealousies have been raysed in
this Province by some either Jealous evill affected or discon-
tented Spirritts concerning his Lops Governmt seekeing to alie-
nate the minds and affeccons of the Inhabitants from his LoP
and his Governor and Governmt without just Cause The
Contrary whereof now evidently appeares to us Assembled in
this Generall Assembly as may be Instanced by many perticu-
lers as his frequent Declaracon from sd LoP But now more
especially in his gracious Condiscending that his onely Sonne
and vndoubted hcire come and live amongst vs, not onely to
Governe us in our due obedience but alsoe to releive our reall
aggreivances (as by his free and Gratious declaracon to us in
the very beginning of this Assembly was proposed and de-
livered, And that wee can or may in noe waye double of his
reall love and affeccon towards us and the Welfayre of this
Province, well knoweing that the benefitt of Governmt must
redownd to our owne Good. And that unless the Inhabitants
of the Province doe cheerefully Contribute towards the mayn-
tenance thereof they may in tyme to come want that wch now
they peaceably Enjoye Therefore to express our hearty well
wishes, and as farre as the Condicon of the Province can now

P. 151

well beare Considering some Taxes which will fall vpon vs and
must be provided for doe humbly pray that it may be Enacted
And be it Enacted by and with the Consent of the Vpper and
Lower howse of this prsent Generall Assembly that every tax-
able person within this Province shall pay twenty five pounds
of tobacco to the now Leiutennt Generall yearely for his owne
proper use To be leauyed vpon all the Taxable persons abide-
ing within this Province p pole This Acte to endure for three
yeares or to the End of the next Generall Assembly

The Lower howse haue The Vpper howse haue Assented
Wm Bretton Clk. John Gittings Clre.

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