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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1724-1726
Volume 35, Page 422   View pdf image (33K)
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422 Assembly Proceedings, October 6-November 6, 1725.

L. H. J.

not to the Questioning of any one for his Life or Member:
and all matters or Causes whatsoever aforesaid to hear and
Determine in the Most Summary and Equal way that he may
according to the Laws of this Province, Established or to be
Established (after publication thereof in the said Island) and
in Default thereof, then according to the Laws of England as
near as he shall be able to Judge. We hope these will be Suffi-
cient to shew Your Lordship the Antiquity of what we Con-
tend for without troubling You with further Instances.

p. 118

This then may it please Your Lordship being so Early an
Inducement to our Ancestors to Come and Reside here under
the happy Circumstances of being bound by such Laws as they
were bound by in England or such as should be made here by
their Consent, no doubt was what much incourag'd them to
hazzard their Lives and fortunes amongst Unknown nations
of Barbarians from whom and with whom they were obliged
to purchase and Cultivate Terms of Peace, by paying them
for their possessions, supplying them with English Manu-
factuaries, and being Generally Obliging to the heads of their
Nations, till by a Wonderfull providence they are become an
Inconsiderable people in themselves amongst us. How strong
they may be in their Alliances abroad upon the Continent, no
Englishman can know, We therefore Yet buy our Lands of
them, when they demand pay, as neither thinking it just to
Refuse it, nor safe to provoke a people whose Interest we
know not.
We find in the Records of 1647: page 143: Sundry Depo-
sitions taken in open Assembly, whereby it is prov'd that
Sundry the Inhabitants of the province declar'd they would
depart the province for fear of the great Charges for payment
of Soldiers Wages like to light upon the Country, to which
Inhabitants the Honoble Leonard Calvert Governour his then
Lordships Brother said that his own Estate and his Brothers
should pay the Soldiers and that no other Charge Should
Come upon the Country more than the 60l Tobo p hhgd and
further said if that Could not he would Engage his Lordships
Country for the Satisfying of the Soldiers, and we find in the
same book page 273: Anno: 1649 An Act for the Support of
the Lord Proprty whereby Ten Shillings a hhgd is Imposed
on the Exportations of Tobacco therein mentioned to his
Lordship one half whereof to be Employ'd towards the Satis-
faction of all Interest arrears and Claime touching the Late
Discovery and Defence of the Province untill they should
be fully Discharg'd, and also that Sixteen Cows and a Bull
should be Rais'd by Assessment upon the Inhabitants within
two years in Consideration of his Lordships Stock Distrib-
uted towards the Defence of the Province, and also another

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