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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 82   View pdf image (33K)
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82 Assembly Proceedings, February March 1638/9.

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assembled at this present Assembly that the said Severall
Persons so elected and returned as aforesaid shall be and be
called Burgesses and shall supply the places of all the freemen
consenting or subscribing to such their election in the same
manner and to all the same intents and purposes as the Bur-
gesses of any burrough in England in the Parliament of of
England useth to Supply the place of the Inhabitants of the
Burroughe whereof he is Elected Burges and that the said
Gentlemen and Burgesses and such other Freemen (not have-
ing Consented to any the Elections as aforesaid) as now are
or shall be at any time Assembled or any twelve or more of
them whereof the Leiutenant Generall and Secretary of the
Province to be allwaies two) shall be called the house of
Assembly; and that all Acts and ordinances assented unto and

p. 63

approved by the said house or by the Major part of the Persons
assembled and afterward assented unto by the Leiutenant
Generall in the name of the said Lord proprietarie and shall
be adjudged and established for laws to all the same force and
effect as if the said Lord proprietary and all the freemen of
this Province were personally present and did assent to and
approve of the same Which Bill being read and passed by all
the Gentlemen and freemen present they did consent it should
be underwritten by the Secretary in these words.

[The freemen have assented to this Bill
that it be engrossed and published under
the great Seale]

Then the Leiutenant Generall Leonard Calvert Esq. being
demanded by the Secretary whether he did assent to the said
bill for and in the name of the Lord Proprietarie; answered
yea, and willed that his assent should be underwritten to it in
these words

[The Leiutenant Generall in the behalf of the
Lord proprietarie willeth that this be a Law]

And it was published under the great Scale the twelth of
March 1638

At a sessions of Generall Assembly at St Maries on the 19th
March 1638 To the Honour of God and the wcllfare of this
province was Enacted as followeth

An Act ordeining certain Laws for the
Goverment of this Province

For the better Goverment of this province Be it Enacted and
ordeined by the Lord Proprietarie of the same of and with the


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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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