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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 84   View pdf image (33K)
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84 Assembly Proceedings, February March 1638/9.

C & W H

The Captain of the Millitary band (at the direction of the
Leivtenant Generall) shall use appoint & Command all power
and means necessary or conducing in his discretion to the
Safety or defence of the province and the Commander of Kent
shall doe the like within that Island
All fees shall be paid to publique officers according to a bill
upon the records of this assembly Entituled an act for fees
And all necessary publique charges shall be defrayed by the
Treasurer of the province upon the accompt of the Colony or
province by warrt from time to time from the Leivtent gen-
erall and Councell
If any goods be within the province without any challeng-
ing the same & haveing right there unto the Leiutent Generall
and Councell shall appoint how the same shall be employed
Where the goods of or in the hands of any person sued for
debt are not Sufficient to pay all his debts within the province

p. 66

they shall be sold at an outcry and distributed equally among
all the Creditors inhabiting within the province (except that
the meere & proper Debts of the Lord proprietarie shall be
first Satisfied & then fees & duties to publique officers &
charges & that debts for wine and hot waters be not Satisfied
till all other debts be paid)
Every person planting Tobacco shall plant & tend two acres
of Corne
All Tobaccos shipped out of the province (except to England
Ireland or Virginia) shall pay a custome of five in the hundred
The Leivtent Generall & Secretary (or his Deputie) and
Gentlemen Summoned by Speciall writt & one or two Bur-
gesses out of every hundred (at the choice of the freemen) at any
time hereafter Assembled shall be judged a Generall Assembly
All Commissions From or under the Lord proprietarie wch
shall be in force at his death shall remain in the same force
untill a new Commissn for the Governmt published under the
great Scale Any bargain with the Leivtent Generall & Councell
shall make with any undertaker for the setting up of a water
mill for the use of the Colony shall be levied upon all inhabi-
tants of the Colony in Such manner as the Leivtent Generall
& Councell shall appoint so it exceed not ten thousand weight
of Tobacco in a Yeare for two years only This Act to endure
till the end of the next generall Assembly or (if such generall
assembly be not sooner called) for three years only

The freemen have assented
The Lord proprietarie willeth that this be a Law

verum recordum
John Lewger Secretary
March 19th 1638

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