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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 97   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 20-Oct 18,1694. 97

& also a Late Lettr from his Exncy Coll Benjamin ffletcher

Governt of that place wth a New Scheme & Examinacon of the
Maquass Indian togcthr wth a Small Treatice in print Relate-
ing to Severall consultations lately had with the Northern
Indians all which this house haveing duely weighed & Con-
sidered in answer to wch wee say that the great vnavoidable &
Continuall Charges ocasioned hereby the Late Revolvtion &
the vast Sumes of money Expended by our severall Agents in
England out of the publick Revenue of this Province, Together
wth the vast Sumes of Money & Tobacco in Arreares wch are
now come to be paid Besides the Continuall Charge of sev-
erall Troopes constantly kept out for the security of our
ffrontier Plantacons these with other Like Circumstances doe
Incapacitate us to Yeild any Supply or Assistance to the said


Governmt of New Yorke & Albanie at this Juncture and as to
the Severall Articles Contained in the said Treatise Relateing
to the Covenant Chaine renewed in which wee finde our Selves
together wth the Severall Collonies included for which wee
Returne our hearty Thankes & shall Ever Esteeme it both
our Duty & Intrest upon all Occasions to use our utmost
Endeavour for the preservation Safetie and Well faire of all
their Majts Subjects wth in these their Mats Territoryes of
America & More Especially for those to whome wee acknowl-
edge our Selves soe signally and highly Obleidged.
Signed p Order
C Lomax Clk Assembly.

The HonbLe Covncill being very Sencible of the afore Repre-
sentation made by the house of Delegates doe concurr wth
them therein.
Then Read the following Message of Thankes given by the
House to his Exncy. Vizt

p. 80

By the Burgesses of Assembly Octobr 18th 1694

Rt Excellent Sr

And Right Worthy to bee soe

Haveing according to our hopefull Expectacons: at the
begining of this Sessions found the Verity thereof by your
Noble & worthy deeds for their Mats Service & our well being
and happynes; Wee cannot without beeing wanting to our
Selves faile in Returning you the Small Tribute of our most
humble thankes ;

To particularise the Signall & many generous offers of your
Exncies for their said Mats Service & our Well fare as afd would
Swell this beyond its proper Magnitude your pious Endeav-
ours for propogation of the Gospell and Protestant Religion &


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