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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 203   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, 1698. 203

His Excy tould them that since his most sacred Maty had
been graciously pleased to remoue him to the Governmt of
the neighbouring Colony of Virginia he had likwise been
pleased to conferr the honor and Charge of this Governmt
upon Colonel Nathanl Blackiston who by Sevrall advices he
had received was a truly Loyall honble and worthy Gentn and
under whose Governmt he hoped they would find themselves
uery happy & that he suddainly expected his Arivall.
Then was presented to his Excy the following Address one
the behalf of Mr Philip Clarke which is as followeth vizt

To his Excy Francis Nicholson Esqr Capt Genll and Govr of

Sr Although We cannot approve but dislike former Ad-
dresses for the Ease and releafe of Philip Clark yet we are
moved to become Intercessors for him not approving his
Actions but pittying his folly and misfortunes and not so much
for his owne as for the sake of his Wife and innocent Children
who bear a part of his (Justly deserued) sufferings.
May it therefore please your Excellency to Except of this
our humble Address on his behalfe and Extend his Matys
Mercy to him in releasing him from his p'sent Imprisonment
takeing bond of him for his good behaviour and Abearance in
such measure as you shall think Convenient for the pre-
servation of his Matys peace &
We believe your Excy in your own nature inclined to mercy
and averse to Rigour any further then the Honor of the King
and peace of the province requires which we hope is and will
be secured and that we may obtaine your favourable Accept-
ance of this we humbly subscribe
Your Excys very humble servants

Henry Jowles John Addison & James frisby
Charles Hutchins John Courts
Thomas Tench Thomas Brook Councillrs

Wm Barton Thomas Staley
WiH Hutchison ffra: Jenkins
John Lowe Thomas Ennals
Thomas Beale Jacob Lockerman
Henry Hawkins John Thompson Burgesses
John Bozman Jacob Moreland
James Smallwood John Hammond
Samll Collins Wm Taylord
Walter Lane Samll Young
Thomas Hicks J Richard Hill


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