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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666-June 1676
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Assembly Proceedings, February 1674/5. 461


haue for divers yeares therein Inhabitted being Invited to come
and dwell in this Prouince by & uppon Confidence of your
Lordshipps Declaracon of the Second of July one Thousand
Six hundred forty Nyne Whereby you did Impower Your Gou-
ernour from time to time to grant lands vnto any persons of
french Dutch Spanish Swedish or other forreigne descent in
the Same and in as ample manner and vppon the same Tearmes
and Provisoes as he was thereby Impowred to grant land to
any person or persons of Brittish or Irish descent and dureing
their said abode they haue been allwayes faithfull & obedient
to your Lordships Laws Yett for that your Peticoners are not
of Brittish or Irish descent they Cannot take benefitt of the
Lawes & Customes of this Prouince as other the said people
of this Prouince of Brittish or Irish descent may to their great
losse prejudice & Hinderance as alsoe to the deterring of
divers others of the said forreigne Nacons aforesaid from
Coming into this Prouince and by Consequence foreslowing
the peopling of this Prouince with vsefull Artificers and handie-
craftsmen, May itt therefore please your Lordship of your
abundant goodnesse and wonted Care of and over this Pro-
uince that itt may be Enacted & ordeined by your Lordshipp
And Bee itt Enacted and ordeined by the Right Honble the
Lord Proprietary of this Province by and with the advice of
the upper & Lower houses of this present Generall Assembly
That your Lordshipps humble Peticoners Jacob Duhattoway
Anthony Brispoe & Peter Achillis they & every of them shall
from henceforth be Adjudged Reputed & taken as natureall
borne people of this Prouince of Maryland and alsoe that they
& every of them shall and may from henceforth by the same
Authority be enabled and adjudged to all intents and purposes
able to demand Challenge aske haue hold & enjoy any lands
Tenements Rents and Hereditaments within this Prouince as
Heir or heires to any of their Ancestors by reason of any des-
cent in fee simple fee tayle Generall or Speciall or Remainder
vppon any Estate Tayle as aforesaid or by any other Lawfull
Conveyance or Conveyances or meanes whatsoever as if they
and every of them had been borne within this Prouince or
were of Brittish or Irish descent aforesaid and alsoe that they
and every of them from henceforth may and shall be enabled
to prosecute maintain & avow Justifie and defend all manner
of Accons Suites plaints or other demands whatsoever as Liber-
rally franckly freely fully Lawfully and Securely as if the yard
every of them had been Natureally borne within this Province
of Maryland or were of Brittish or Irish descent and as any
other person or persons Natureally born in this Prouince or of
Brittish or Irish discent may any way Lawfully doe any Law Pro-
visoe Act or Custome of this Prouince or any other thing what-

Liber
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