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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
Volume 7, Page 58   View pdf image
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58 Assembly Proceedings, OctoberNovember 1678.

Liber W. H.

shall by the Comander be equally distributed & divided
amongst the Soldiers by a division & distribution to be made
by the poll—
9thly And for the Encouragement of such soldiers as shall
adventure their lives in the Service and defence of this Prov-
ince and for a provision of some Reasonable pension to be for
the future Settled on such soldiers as shall happen to be
maimed and Rendred Vncapable to gett a Livelyhood for
themselves & familyes Bee itt Enacted by the Authority afore-
said That every person that shall adventure as a Soldier in
any warr in defence of this Province and shall therein happen
to be maimed or Receive hurt soe as he thereby be rendred
Vncapable of getting a Livelyhood as aforesaid shall according
to his disability receive a yearely pension to be raysed out of
the Publick Leavy of this Province for the time of such his
disability & every person Slaine in the service of this Province
& leaveing behind him a wife and Children such wife and
Children shall alsoe be allowed a Competent pension the wife
dureing her widdowhood and the Children till they be of
yeares able to gett their Liveings or be putt out apprentices
And that this pension shall be yearely Rated and allowed out
of the Publick Levy as aforesaid by a Generall assembly the
party petitioning for such pension and allowance procureing a
Certificate from the Comissioners of the County Court where
he shee or they live that he she or they are Objects of Charity
& deserve to haue such pension and allowance Provided that
this Act nor any thing therein Contained shall repeale nor be
Construed to Repeale the perpetuall Law of this Province En-
tituled An Act for the Encouragement of such as shall adven-
ture in the Countryes service Provided alsoe That this Act nor
any thing therein Conteyned shall not be Construed or meant
to discharge the Right Honble the Lord Proprietary his heirs
and Successors from paying for Armes & Amunicon or other
Publick Charge of this Province soe farr forth as the moyety
of the two shillings p hoggshead extends according to an act
of Assembly Entituled an act of gratitude to his Excellency
Charles Calvert Esqr Capt Generall of Maryland made att an
assembly held att the Citty of St Maryes the 13th day of Aprill
Ano 1674.
10thly And to the end and intent that this his Lordships
Province & the Inhabitants thereof may be the better secured
and defended Your Lordshipps most humble servants the
members of the upper and lower houses of this present Gen-
erall Assembly doe humbly pray That itt may be Enacted &
be itt further Enacted by the Right Honble the Lord Proprie-
tary by and with the advice and Consent of the upper & lower

p. '39

houses of this present Generall Assembly That the said Lord

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