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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666-June 1676
Volume 2, Page 25   View pdf image
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Assembly Proceedings, April — May 1666. 25

At one of the Clock the House met again Present as before

Then the Governour desired Edwd Lloyd Esqr to go to the
Lower House & ask them whither they will be pleased to come
& hear the Articles of Peace with the Indians Read before
they are signed
The Lower House being come & the Articles of Peace read
were signed by the Governour & Speaker both Houses being

U. H.


Here followeth the Articles of peace made with the Indians
this assembly

Articles of peace & amity concluded agreed vpon
between the Rt honoble Caecilius Lord & Propr of the
Province of Maryland & Avalon Lord Barron, of Balte-
more & the Indians of Pascattoway Anacostanck, Doags,
Mikikiwomans, Manasquesend, Mattawomans, Ching-
wawateick, Hangemaick, Portobackes, Sacayo, Panyayo,
& Choptico the 20th day of Aprill 1666

Imprimis The fore named Indians doe rattifye & confirme,
accknowledge & declare the sole power of Constituting &
appoynting the Emperor of Pascattoway to be & remayne in
the Rt honoble Caecilius Lord & Propr of this Province & his
heires lords & Proprietarys of this Province and doe desire the
Governor with what convenient speed he can to appoynte an
Emperor in the place of Wahacosso the second late deceased.
2 If an Indian kill an Englishman he shall dye for itt
3 fforasmuch as the English cannot easily distinguish one
Indian from another that noe Indian shall come into any
English plantacon painted & that all the Indians shall be bound
to call a lowde before they come within three hundred pacies
of any English mans cleare ground & lay downe their armes
whether gun Bowe or arrowes or other weapon for any English
man that shall appeare vpon his call to take vp, & in case noe
one appeare that he shall there leave his sd Armes if he come
neerer & that afterward he shall by calling a lowde endeavor
to give notice to the English of his neerer approach And if
any English man shall kill any Indian that shall come vnpaynted
& give such notice & deliver vp his Armes as aforesaid he

U. H.
p. 280

shall dye for itt as well as an Indian that kills an English man
& in case the English & Indians meete accidentally in the
woods every Indian shall be bound immediately to throwe
downe his Armes vpon call, and in case any Indian soe meet-
ing an English man shall refuse to throwe downe his armes
vpon Call he shall be deemed as an Enemy
4 The priviledge of hunting Crabbing fishing & fowleing
shall be preserved to the Indians inviolably

p. 281

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