respect, aid, & obey you (as there shalbe occasion) in the
quality of such cheife Captaine & Comander as aforesaid,
vpon perill of the vtmost penalties as by martiall law may be
inflicted: Given at St Maries this 18th June 1644 witncsse
Giles Brent Esq &c.
Instructions to Capt Henry ffleete, to wch his Commission
bearing date herewith, relates.
I. you are to goe vp wth yor company to pascatoway, and
there to consider by the best meanes you may, what hope there
is of a reall & firme peace or truce wth the Sesquihanowes &
whether it wilbe more to the honor, safety, or advantage of the
English, to have war or truce wth them at this present.
2 If you find the most & best reasons to perswade to peace,
you may enter into treaty of peace wth them, & vndertake to
them in our name a truce or cessaon of all acts of hostility on
our part vntill such time as you shall agree vpon for expectance
of pformance of conditions on their part, & of the Governrs
assent to a peace: & give such hostage or hostages in exchange,
as shalbe willing to goe wth them, (if you shall find it convenient)
Liber P. K.
June 18. 3. The conditions to be demanded & stood vpon by
you (so much & so long as you shall think fitt) for this Ces-
sation, are to be
1. for hostage. or such other security as you shall
think best, that they shall not doe any act of hostility
vpon vs or our confederates (such as you shall think fitt
to include, wherin the Patowmecks not to be forgotten)
nor shall come within the territories of vs or or contede-
rates (according to such bounds as you shall agree vpon)
during this Cessaon vnles it be 2. or 3. messengers
repairing hether for publique treaty, & carrying the safe-
Conduct vnder his Lops Scale, wch you may deliver to
them to that end.
2. for satisfaction for their plundrings of mr Angud,
& of Mattapanian house twice wherin especially to re-
quire a returne of all the armes taken at those times, or
of other to that number.
3. for restoring as much as you can gett of the armes
& other goods lost or left in our last march vpon them,
at least the two feild peices.
4. for some present to the Governr or any other con-
ditions as you shall think fitt for the honor safety or
advantage of the colony or our confederates, & namely