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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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334 Assembly Proceedings, 1651.

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to Certify us of with all Convenient expedition) and until Our
further Pleasure be known therein either for the discharging or
restoring any Person which shall be so suspended as aforesaid
willing and Requiring you our said Lieut as you tender the
Glory of God our Honour and the publick welfare of that
Colony to be very diligent and Circumspect in discovery of any
such scandalous and evil Comportments and Misdemeanors for
the future of any of our said Council Commander of a County
or Justice of Peace in our said Province as afd and to proceed
with any Offender in that Kind as you are hereby required and
directed and to Cause them also to be further punished accord-
ing to the Laws of that our said Province in such Cases Pro-
vided and we require all those of Our said Council from time

p. 436

to time to Give their due Attendance on our said Lieut at all
General Assemblys and Provincial Courts in our said Province
for the better Conduct of the publick Affairs and Administra-
tion of Justice according to the Great trust reposed in them by
us by which due performance of the duty of their calling they
will much endear us unto them and not only Advance therein
our honour and the publick happiness of that Colony but also
their own reputation but in case any of our said Council being
duly summoned by our Said Lieut there for the time being to
Give his Attendance On him at any General Assembly or Pro-
vincial Court in our said Province should so much forget him-
self & Us & the Good of that Colony as without Leave from
Our said Lieutenant or some Justifiable impediment to forbear
to Come or be absent any day from the said Assembly or
Court we will and require to proceed against Such Person of
Our Council who shall so forbear to Come or Absent himself
as aforesaid by fining him according to the Laws of Our said
Province or in default thereof according to the best discretion
of him our said Lieutenant and the rest of Our said Council
or the Major Part of them who shall then be present in any
Such Court or Assembly when any such Person shall so absent
himself as aforesaid and turthermore that Our said Lieutenant
do Give us notice of any such neglect of any of Our said
Council and send us Good Proof thereof to the end we may
as we see Cause put others in their Room who will Give better
attendance on the publick Affairs there and whereas we find
that some ill Affected Persons to us and the publick peace of

p. 437

that Colony do every Year by publishing there many false
Reports Concerning us and our Affairs as well as by other
Subtil Means endeavour to disquiet the minds of the People
there and to infuse Jealousies and doubts in our Officers &
others thereby to breed diffidence and division if they can
between us and them as well as amongst themselves which
may in time prove to be of dangerous Consequence to the

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