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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 421   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, April May 1661. 421

in the yeare 1646 as if it had been Extorted by force or feares
from the Assembly there which nevertheles wee are sattisfyed
by some yett liveing that were then prsent, it was not, and that
it would be too burthensome to the people there and a greate

U. H.

discouragement to Trade if that Lawe should in that particular
of tenn shillings a hogshead be putt in Execucon Wee ordered
the said Fendall (which it seemes he wickedly concealed from
the people to suspend the Execucon of the said Acte And by
our Comon to him bearing date the sixteenth of November 1659
wee authorized him to repeale the said Acte with the Consent
of the Assembly there in case and vpon condicon that other
lawe concerning two shillings a hhd above menconed were
passed by the Assembly there insteed thereof, alleadgeing in
our said letter of the Seaventeenth of November how reasonable
a demand it was in compare to the taxes which were Granted
in Virginia for that end nor cann wee but be still confident that
all those whoe vnderstand any thing of the nature of Govern-
ment and of the necessity to supporte it for the peoples benefitt
and protection and that haue any Good affeccon for vs and our
Right there will thinke it reasonable to settle some considerable
Revenue in the waye of Custome or otherwise for the Supporte
of the Governmt and publike vses there in the same manner as
their Neighbours and all other Collonies doe And to shewe
to the world that wee desire noe more Wee doe hereby
authorize and require our deare Brother Philip Calvert Esqr our
Lieuetennt of the said Province in our name with the Consent
of the next Generall Assembly there to repeale the said Acte
for Customes made in the yeare 1646 vpon Condicon that
another Acte in liewe thereof be passed at the same tyme by
the said Assembly and Assented to in our name by our said
Leivetennt whereby wee and our heires and our and their
Leiuetennant or other officers there for the tyme being whoe
shall be from tyme to tyme authorized by vs for that purpose
may be impowred to leavy vpon the people from tyme to tyme
inhabiting or being in and tradeing to Maryland for the Sup-

p. 114

porte of the Governmt and publike vses there such Customes
Taxes and dutyes proporconably and noe more as at the same
tyme are or shall be payable in Virginia by the people of that
Collony for the like purpose and vses there respectiuely beyond
which wee doe not desire that the people of Maryland should
be any way charged And alsoe to inflicte the like paynes
penaltyes and forfeitures vpon any pson or persons there whoe
shall refuse to pay such customes taxes or dutyes as is or shall
be lawfull from tyme to tyme to be inflicted by the Gouernment
of Virga vpon any person or persons in Virginea whoe shall
refuse to pay the like Custome taxes and dutyes in Virga Re-
spectiuely And that the same Clause or Clauses concerning

p. 115

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