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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1724-1726
Volume 35, Page 423   View pdf image (33K)
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The Lower House. 423

Act on the same page touching the Lord Proprtys Stock of
Cattle and other Estate within the Province wherein it is
Recited, That whereas his Lordship had Suffered many and
great Injuries and Losses in the Disposall of his Stock of
Cattle and other his Lordship's Estate within the Province
which said Stock of Cattle with other his Lordships Estate
was Engaged by Leonard Calvert Esqr his Lordships Late
Governour here before his Death to Diverse Soldiers here
for their pay for their Service in the Defence and Safety of
his Lordships Province and since Delivered according to the
Late Governours Engagement aforesaid Notwithstanding
which this Assembly being desirous to give his Lordship
Honourable Satisfaction therein ordered that no Inhabitant

L. H. J.

shou'd sell or Transport any of the Cattle that had been his
Lordships at the times therein mentioned but should preserve
them and their whole Increase Intire till the March following
or untill his Lordships pleasure should be further known on
pain of forfieting double their Value &c. which Acts were
thus Subscribed

The freeman have Assented Tho: Hatton
The Gov' hath Assented W" Stone

These Records may serve to give your Lordship some In-
formation Concerning the Burthen of the first Seaters of
Your Province tho in the above Instances the Charge as we
take it was not for Soldiers against the Indians only but also
against the English Protestants that Came from Virginia
to Seat at the River Severn which is now the Seat of Gov-
ernment and in the same Year we find an Act for the
Defence of the Province against the Indians also so that
Your Lordships Tennants had other Difficulties to Support
themselves under besides what the Recited Acts mention.
What Fruits then May it please your Lordship do we Reap ?
and what Reward for purchasing, occupying and Rescuing
Your Estate, that was then but Little more than a Name,
from the Hands of those, that all Your Prerogatives Men-
tioned in Your Charter cou'd never have oblig'd to surrender
up one foot of, had not the Priviledges therein granted to the
People Encourag'd them to bear the Brunt and Charges of
every partial Skirmish By which, thro' providence, they
prov'd the happy Instruments of your Success? Must our
Reward be to Enthrall our selves, for freeing and advancing
your Estate? Is Your Lordship's Business so well Done,
that you have no occasion to be further just to the Conditions
upon which we have Serv'd you? May you abhor the
Thought! But if your Lordship pleases to persist in this,

p. 119

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