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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1671-1681
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1676-1678. 171

6thly In case any Servants or Slaves run away from their
masters, & come to any of the Indian townes within the terri-
toryes of the said Amungus & his Subjects, they shall be
bound to apprehend the said fugitives, & bring them to the
next English plantacon to be conveyed to their masters And
in case any Indian aforesaid shall convey or assist any such
fugitives in their flight out of this Province, that he shall make
their respective Master or Mistris of such Servants or Slaves
such satisfaccon as an English man ought to doe in the like
7thly Tha the said Emperr shall not make any new peace
with our Enemyes, nor shall make any warr without the con-
sent of the right Honble the Lord Proprietary or his chiefe
Governor for the tyme being,
8thly In case the said Amungus or any Indian subjects to
him shall kill Ababcon or any of his Indians or any other in
peace & amity with the said Lord Propry shall be esteemed as
great an offence as killing of an English man.
the marke
of Amungus

[Letter of Notley to Council.]

Gentm ffebry 17th 1677 about foure houres post meridian.
Just now I received a letter from the Honble Chancelor
dated yesterday, inclosed in which I found a letter of Mr
Thomas Walkers Sheriff of Somrsett County dated the 15th
instant, which brings the sad & unexpected intelligence of the
murther of David Williams & his ffamily in Wiccocomico in
Somrsett County, together with the deposition made p Wm
Keene before John Winder as also yor order made in Court
upon the arrivall of the Letter from Walker. I am of opinion
no more could be done then what you ordered in Court upon
so strange & unexpected intelligence; all that I can iurther
advise untill we have more intelligence from Somrsett County
is, that you imediatly presse boate & hands to be well manned,
& to send away to Thomas Walker to gett further intelligence,
& that some discreet person be sent in the boat for expedicon
sake And that you write to Col Coleborne, Walker & Mr Wm
Stevens that they advise together for the discovery of this
murther (if not yet found out) who are the murtherers And
that they write me & the Councell, or that one of them that
can be first mett with doe write us of the true state of affaires
in the said County And if the County be in danger by the
Indians, then to advise us of their wants either as to men or
Amunition, & they shall be speedily supplyed especially

Lib. R. R.

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