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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 526   View pdf image (33K)
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526 Assembly Proceedings, September 1664.

U. H.

Then came a Member from the lower howse with this follow-
ing paper (vizt)
Itt is desired by the lower howse tht the vpper howse would
be pleased to drawe vp an Act obligeing negros to serve
durante vita they thinking itt very necessary for the prvencon
of the damage Masters of such Slaves may susteyne by such
Slaves ptending to be Christned And soe pleade the lawe of
Wherevpon was drawne vp an Act intituled An Act for
Slaves, and ordered to be sent to the lower howse.

In Answere to the Act for the prservacon of the Articles
with the Sasquesahanough Indians
Ordered that the Act be sent back with these Clauses,
1 This howse doth not Conceive that any Servt can be
admitted as a Voluntier because he is not Master of himselfe till
free from his Master and therefore not necessary to insert that
2 That itt is not probable the Governor will rayse more men
then that pay will sattisfye he being likely to pay the supernu-
merarys himselfe and therefore that Clause also vnnecessary

p. 214

3 Itt is not att all needefull for the Governor to have an Act
to rayse Voluntiers & there fore desires to haue that Clause
struck out as vnnecessary he haveing power both of peace &
warr att his owne Charge.
Wherefore this howse desires the lower howse to drawe vp
the Act a new, & in itt to make some provision further for
necessary furniture &c. for such men as shall vpon Emergent
occasion according to their act be sent forth the 6000" Tobacco
p mensem being allotted wholy to their pay

The howse Ajourned till Afternoone
The howse mett againe as before

Sept 19th 1664

This day in open Assembly came Patrick fforrest and sur-
rendred all his Interest of the land specifyed in this Pattent
vnto Pascoe Dunne his heires or Assigns for ever,
signed Patrick fforrest

Then came Mr Henry Adams wth the Act for Slaves with
some amendmts of the lower howse &; desired to have the Act
perfectly drawne vp here. Whereupon the vpper howse sent
this following paper to the lower howse and desired their
answere therevnto in wryting before they proceed to the draw-
ing vp the Act in wryting Concerning Slaves, vizt This howse

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