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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666-June 1676
Volume 2, Page 512   View pdf image
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512 Assembly Proceedings, May June 1676.

U. H.


On Munday June the 1 2th The house met

Prsent The Honoble Chancellor Secretary and Surveyr Genll
Coll Samll Chew Coll Jesse Wharton Coll Tho Taylor

This house hath Considered of the message sent from the
Lower house touching his Lops assenting to the Lawes to be
made this Assembly & are of opinion that it is unseasonable
to request his Lordship to declare whether he will Consent to
Lawes in genll before we prsent him wth the pticular Lawes
desired to be passed, But if the Lawes be first prsented to both
Houses to be Considered it will give his Lordship alsoe time
to consider them, Either as they are temporarie or intended to
be perpetuall Respectively and then if they are temporarie
onely may perhaps induce his Lop to passe them as proba-
tioners with lesse Consideracon, But if they are designed to be
perpetuall must of necessity take Up more time then his Lops
Departure out of this Province will permit duely to Consider

p. 49

them it being indeed utterly vnsafe for the people of this Pro-
vince as well as for his Lordship, to passe any perpetuall Act
til[l by] Councell Learned in the Law of England it have been
du[ely] Considered As the Lower house in theire peticon Sent
[to] his late Lordship well observed Wherefore this house de-
sire the Lower house to Comunicate to vs the Lawes they have
in Readinesse tht we may desire his Lop to end this Session
Whereas Capt Jno Alien hath represented to this house the
great danger wch the Inhabitants about Lewis Neck in Charles
County are in by reason of the mischeife intended by Capt
John and other Jndians to tht and other parts of the Province
Ordered here tht a Message be Sent to the Lower house to
desire them to advise of Some encourageing pay for Capt
Allen and his Troope for the Security of this Province against
the Said Jndians
Lowr house This house doe not thinke fitte tht any Troopr
12 June have above Twenty pound of Tobaccoe p day ac-
cording to theire former Vote
Signed &c

In answer to the paper recd from the Lower house dated
the 12th Jnstant Relateing to Major Thomas Truman this house
doe say tht the bill is onely an Attainder in the title not in the
bodie of the Act, That this house Cannot Consent to inflict a
pecuniary punishment Upon a person who hath been acused
by the Lower house of Murder and by this house found guiltie
of the Same, And doe further say that it is against the privi-
lidges of this house to presse this bill Upon them any further
Lower Touching that Message receaved from the upper
house house on Saturday in relacon To Major Truman this
12 June house doe Say that in desireing them to draw up a bill

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