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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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42 Assembly Proceedings, FebruaryŚ March 1638/9.

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Neither Shall he obteine procure or accept of any Land
within this Province from any Indian to his own or the use of
any other then of the Lord Proprietarie or his heirs nor shall
hold or possess any land within this Province by Virtue of such
Grant upon pain that every person offending to the contrary
hereof Shall forfeit and lose to the Lord Proprietarie and his
heirs all Such Lands so accepted or held without Grant of the
Lord Proprietarie or under him This Act to Continue to the
end of the next Generall Assembly

An Act for Trade with the Indians

Whereas the Crowne of England (by right of first discovery)
became Lord and Possessor of this Province and other Coun-
tries thereunto adjoyning so that no Subject of his Majesties
or any other foreigne Prince or State whatsoever might or
could Lawfully come into these parts to trade with the Indians
thereof without leave or lycense from or under the said Crowne
of England (according as his Majesties said right is practised
allowed and acknowledged in all other parts so accrewing to
the said Crown by right of discovery)
And Whereas His Majestic being so possessed by his
Letters Pattents to the Right Honourable Cecilius Lord Balte-
more Granted and Confirmed unto the said Cecilius all this

p. 4

Province with all rights thereunto belonging (saveing only the
Soveraigne allegeance due to the Crown of England) and him
the said Cecilius did create and constitute Absolute Lord and
Proprietarie thereof who by Virtue of his said of his said Lord-
ship after possession taken of this Province did by publique
proclamation prohibite all persons whatsoever from tradeing
with any Indians of this Province without leave or lycense
from or under his said Lordship first had and obteined and
certain Inhabitants thereof offending against the said Procla-
mation presumeing upon former Grants and Commissions
from his Majestie have been punished and proceeded against
for unLawfull tradeing without or before such leave and
Lycence obteined and thereof complaining to the Kings
Majestie where by him referred to the Lords of his Majesties
most honourable Privy Councill for determining the right and
justice of the said Complaints which said Lords after full
hearing and debating of the cause have ordered and Confirmed
the said Lord Proprietaries said right of sole tradeing with the
Indians of this Province declareing that no trade with the said
Indians ought to be within the precints of his Lordships Pattent
without Lycence from his Lordship (as by the said order bear-
ing date at Whitehall 4th Aprill 1638 may appear)

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