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1650.
18  CÆCILIUS Lord BALTIMORE.
CHAP.
 XXIII.

 

towards the Advancement and Propagation of Christian Religion, and the
Peace and Happiness of this Colony and Province:  So we doubt not, but our
Posterity will remember the same, with all Fidelity, to the Honour of your
Lordship and your Heirs for ever.
Recognition
of his Lordship's
Right 
and Title by
the Charter.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saving the 
Liberties and 
Privileges of
free-born
Subjects of
England.
 
 
 
 

 

     II.  In Contemplation whereof, we humbly beseech your Lordship, that, as a
Memorial to all Posterities, among the Records of your Court of your Great
Assembly within this Province, for ever to endure, of our Thankfulness, Fidelity
and Obedience, it may be published and declared, by your Lordship
and the present Assembly, and Enacted by Authority of the same, That we
being bound thereunto, by the Laws both of GOD and Man, do recognize
and acknowledge your Lordship's just Title and Right unto this Province, by
the Grant and Donation of the late King CHARLES of England, under the
Great Seal of England, bearing Date at Westminster the Twentieth of June
in the Eighth Year of his Reign, Anno Domini One Thousand Six Hundred
Thirty-Two.  And do also recognize and acknowledge your Lordship to
be true and absolute Lord and Proprietary of this Province.  And do humbly
submit unto all Power, Jurisdiction and Authority, given, granted, and
confirmed unto your Lordship, and your Heirs, in and by the said Grant and
Donation:  And do hereby submit and oblige us, our Heirs and Posterities for
ever, until the last Drop of Blood be spent, to maintain, uphold and defend
your Lordship, and your Heirs, Lords and Proprietaries of this Province,
in all the Royal Rights, Jurisdictions, Authorities and Preheminences, given,
granted and confirmed unto your Lordship, by the said Grant and Donation,
so far as they do not in any sort infringe or prejudice the just and lawful Liberties
or Privileges of the free-born Subjects of the Kingdom of England.
And we humble beseech your Lordship to accept the same, as the first Fruits,
in this Assembly, of our Fidelity and Thankfulness to your Lordship, and
your Heirs and Posterity for ever.  Which if your Lordship shall be pleased
to accept and ratify by your Assent, without which it can neither be compleat
and perfect, nor remain to Posterity, according to our humble Desire, 
as a Memorial of your Lordship's Affections towards us; we shall add this also
to the rest of the unspeakable Benefits we have received by your Lordship's
Vigilancy over this Colony.

                                           Examined and Compared with the Record,  REVERDY GHISELIN,
                                                                                                                          THOMAS BACON.
 

CHAP. XXIV.  [ ** ]
An Act of Oblivion.  Lib. C and WH. fol. 115.  Lib. WH. fol. 135. and
    Lib. WH and L. fol. 6.
    Confirmed among the perpetual Laws, by 1676, ch. 2.
    N.B. By this Act was granted a free Pardon of all Offences, capital or other; and an Abolition
of all Actions tending to recover Damages for any Fault committed against his Lordship's
Peace, &c. by any of the Party who were in Rebellion against his Lordship's Government here,
at any Time between the 15th February 1644, and the 5th August 1646.  Excepting Richard
Ingle and John Durford, Mariners, and such others of the Isle of Kent, as were not pardoned by
his Lordship's Brother, Leonard Calvert, Esq; deceased, &c.
CHAP. XXV.  [ ** ]
An ACT against raising of Money within this Province, without
    Consent of the Assembly.  Lib. C and WH. fol. 118. and Lib.
    WH and L. fol. 8.
Confirmed among the perpetual Laws, by 1676, ch. 2.
Preamble.
 

No Money to
be raised
without Consent
of the
Assembly.
 

FORASMUCH as the Strength of the Lord proprietary of this Province,
doth consist in the Love and Affection of his People, on which
he doth resolve to rely upon all Occasions, for his Supplies both by Sea
and Land, not doubting of their Duty and Assistance upon all just and honorable
Occasions;  Be it therefore Enacted by the Lord proprietary, with
the Advice and Assent of the Upper and lower House of this present Assembly,
That no Subsidies, Aids, Customs, Taxes or Impositions, shall hereafter be


 
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