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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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288 Assembly Proceedings, April 1650.

Liber A

from time to time hereafter inhabit or bee resident vppon the
said Isle of Kent or any other place within this Province, that
shall hereafter prsume (contrary to his or theire fidelity or
obedience to his said Lopp & his heires Lords & Proprs of this
Province and the Govermt here established vnder them) in any
sort to assist abett or countenance the said Cleyborne or any
of his Complices or Adherents in any attempt practice or
enterprize whatsoever vppon or against the said Island of Kent
or any other place within this Province or any thing therevnto
belonging in opposicon of his Lopps & his heirs Lords & Propry
of this Province his and theire vncloubted right & dominion in
and over the same, Vppon proofe thereof by two sufficient
Witnesses shalbe punished by death & confiscacon of all his
and theire Lands goods Debts & chattells within this Province
to the vse of his Lopp &; his heirs Lords and Proprs of the same.

Enacted vt Supa Assented vt Supa

4 An Act concerning deserted Plantacons.

Whereas divers persons who haue heretofore taken vpp land
within this Province haue neglected the seating thereof for a
long time, And others that haue seated Plantations haue againe
deserted them suffering theire said Land and Plantacons to lye
wast and vninhabited, keeping theire titles thereto Neverthe-
les still on foote whereby others are hundred from taking the
same vpp and seating neere together for the Comon Security,
Which is found to bee very inconvenient to the Comon wealth
and a great Iniury to the Lord Propry in the losse of his Rents
and otherwise Be it therefore Enacted by the Lord Propry
with the advise and assent of the Vpper and Lower house of
this Assembly That for all Manners Lands & Plantacons with-
in this Province which have heretofore beene either taken vpp
or seated and for fower yeares last past or longer deserted or
left vninhabited by such as haue or might have claymed right
thereto, and his Lopps Rents not paid. In case such person or
persons (Except Orphans vnder sixteene yeares of age) as
clayme any right therein shall nut some time before the five &
twentieth day of March next make such their right thereto
appeare respectively, And (having not had any grant heretofore
thereof Legally passed vnto him or them) demand Grants
thereof vnder the Great seale of the Province, and satisfy all
Rents for the same arreare to his Lopp. It shalbe at any time
then afterwards lawfull for his Lopp or his heirs Lords and
Proprs of this Province or his or theire Leivetennt or cheife
Governor of the Province for the time being (lawfully author-
ized for granting of lands within this Province) to grant the


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