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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 156   View pdf image (33K)
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156 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, 1698.


sideration whether it may be Expedient to Continue or dis-
band the Rangers on Potomack
Then was Prsented to his Excy the following Adress from
the Members of this board (viz)

To his Excy the Govr &

Wee have seen a Petition of the Inhabitants one the fron-
tiers of Potomack in Prince Georges County praying the
Continuance of the Guards of Rangers there settled and allso
a Representation of the Justices of that County Court and
other Representing these guards unnecessary and reflecting
on the Charge thereof upon Debateing wee Conceive it not
adviseable for the Safety of the Province to discharge all the
said Rangers
But in reguard you have been pleased to Communicate to
us some Ltrs you lately receued from England whereby wee
perceiue your Excy is appoynted by his Majestye to govern in
Virginia wee beleve and are of opinion that when the Indians
come to understand it It will put a Check to theire undue
Cariages to this Prouince and lay a restraint on their Inso-
lencyes knowing that they will not meett wth any Countenance
or soe much as Harbour in that Gouerment under your Com-
mand while they render themselves obnoxius to this
Wee are Dobtfull that the Countenace they haue Mett with
there has too much Emboldened them in theire Cariage here
and therefore wee pray that when yor Excy is Established there
will soe far reguard the Quiett of this place as not to Counte-
nance or any of those or other Indians belonging to this his
Majestyes Goverment that shall Depart from theire respective
places allotted them without the Consent thereof and not soe

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but give all free Libortye tht shall be desired to Treat wth them
in ordr to procure a Right understanding which has been
formerly denied ffor these reasons wee are of opinion that the
prsant Rangers may be lessaned in Number from twelue to
Eight under the Command of Capt Owar who is now there
and such a Leivtenant as yr Excys shall appoynt to keep Inter-
changeable Rangeing by a party at a time till further Ordors
Henry Jowles John Courtes
Thomas Tench Thomas Brookes
John Adisson James ffrisby

Whereupon his Excy is pleased to assure the Gentlemen of
his readiness to serve his Majty for the good of this Province.
His Excy understanding that the house of Delegates were
mett was pleased to send the Honble Coll Henry Iowles and

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