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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666-June 1676
Volume 2, Page 196   View pdf image
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196 Assembly Proceedings, April — May 1669.

U. H.

resolved upon the Question that unless the Lower House will
add the Provisoe sent to them Yesterday this House will not
Consent to the Alteration of the Title of the Bill, nor to the
first Amendment and therefore desire them to Consider well of
the Bill before they cast out a Bill so beneficial to the publick
in the drawing of which both Houses have so long laboured as
being one of the principal Ends for which the Assembly was
The Answer of the Lower -House to the Resolve of the
Upper House Concerning the Supplemental Act Viz. Re-
solved upon the Question that unless the Title of the Act be
amended as was formerly proposed & that Clause at the End
of the first Paragraph left out and that the same may pass
without the Proviso this House cannot Consent to the passing
this Act
Signed by order &c. Robt Carvile Clk.

Ordered that a Member of this House be sent to the Lower
House to let them know that We have received a Message
from Ababco Tequassino Ha'tsawap & the rest of the Kings
upon the Eastern Shoar near Choptank informing Us that
in regard they are joined in league with Us & in pursuance
of the Articles of peace they have delivered up to our Justice
the person of the murderer of Captain Odber as formerly
they have done others of Wiccomis Nation Enemys to his
Lordship, & this Province, The said Wiccomis Nation have
drawn into League with them the Matwhas Indians & others
much too strong for the sd Ababco Tequassino & Hatsawap so
that if they be not protected by Us, they are likely to be de-
They further shew that notwithstanding they never sold any
Land to the English nor gave permission to seat any Lands on
the Southside Choptank higher than Wm Stephen's Creek, yet
the English do daily Encroach upon them, & even sitt down
amongst them in their clear Fields with their Cattle & Hogs
destroying their Corn without which they cannot Subsist
They therefore pray that the Land above Willm Stephens
Creek as high as the Creek called Secretary Sewall's Creek
may be reserved & laid out for them & that no English may
Seate within those Bounds, that they may have Pattent from
his Lordship for it, that We will take some Course to protect

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them against the Indians whilst they live upon that Land and
that they may have a Boat lent them to go up to the Susque-
hannahs, Canowes being dangerous And that upon Consider-
ation of the whole matter that this House doth think it fit that
the Land by the said Indians desired to be reserved for them
and secured to them by Act of Assembly as was done in the

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