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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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Assembly Proceedings, February March 1638/9. 83


advice assent and approbation of all the freemen & Burgesses
assembled in this present Assembly in manner and form follow-
ing.
Holy Churches within this province shall have all her rights
and liberties.

Liber
C & W H

All Inhabitants of this province shall take an oath of Allege-
ance to his Majestie.
The Lord Proprietarie shall have all his rights and pre-
rogatives.
The Inhabitants of this Province shall have all their rights
and liberties according to the great Charter of England
The Leiutenant Generall (within the province) and the Com-
mander of the Isle of Kent (within that Island) except appeal
be made from him & the Councell of the province in causes
wherein the Leiutenant Generall is a plantif shall cause right
and Justice to be done in all causes civill (wherein right or
damage is demanded) according to the laws or laudable usages
of this province or otherwise according to the laws or laudable
usages of England in the same or the like cases as neer as he or
they shall be able to Judge and Shall trie all the saide causes
and Shall or may use Command & appoint all power & means
necessary or conducing thereunto And the said Leiutent
Generall & Commander Shall take an oath to administer
equall Justice to all persons without favour or malice of any one.
The Leiutenant Generall or any one of the Councell
(within the province) and the Commander of the Isle of Kent
(within that Island) shall or may use Command & appoint all
power & means necessary or conducing to the apprehending
of felons or the keeping of the peace and the said Leiutenant
Generall and Councell shall or may, trie and sencure all
offenders with any punishment as they shall think the offence
to deserve except that in Crimes extending to taking away of
life or member the offender shall be first indicted and after-
ward tried by twelve freemen at the least and the Commander
of the Isle of Kent shall or may trie & censure all offenders
within that Island with Such Corporall shame or correction (not
extending to life or member as he shall think the offence to
deserve & every one of the Councell shall take an oath to
defend & meintein the rights & prerogatives of the Lord pro-
prietarie in all things & to assist the execution of Justice with-
out favour or malice of any one & to doe all other things as
becomes a Councell to doe
The Secretary shall prove wills & grant Administrations &
use & appoint all power & means necessary or conducing
thereunto And the Commander of Kent shall take such order
as he shall think fitt for the Saveing of the goods of deceased
persons within that Island till a will be proved or administration
granted.

p. 64




 
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