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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1757-1758
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ACTS OF THE ASSEMBLY PASSED IN
MARCH-MAY, 1758

Liber H. S.
No. 1

p. 356

At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
on Tuesday the Twenty-eighth of March in the Seventh Year of the
Dominion of the Right Honourable Frederick, Lord Baron of Balti-
more Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland
and Avalon, &c. Annoque Domini 1758 and Ending the Thirteenth
day of May following.

The following Laws were Enacted and Assented to by his Excel-
lency Horatio Sharpe Esquire Governor.

No.1

An Act for Encouragement of a Party of Cherokee Indians, which
have been some Time on the Frontiers of this Province; and for
Payment of the reasonable Expences of their Interpreter and
Conductor.

[Preamble.]

Whereas it is represented to this General Assembly, that a Party
of upwards of Fifty Indians of the Cherokee Nation, have been,
either on the Frontier of this Province ever since November last,
or making Excursions for annoying the common Enemy, and that
there is another small Party now in the City of Annapolis, offering
their Service for the same Purpose: In order therefore to attach
those Indians to the British Interest, and encourage them to continue
their Excursions against the Enemy, which it is apprehended has
always been, and will hereafter be, greatly instrumental towards the
Protection and Quiet of the Frontier Inhabitants of this Province ;

[300 1. to be
laid out in
Goods for
the Indians.]

Be it Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, by
and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's Governor, and
the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the Authority of
the same, That the Agents appointed by the Act of Assembly for
Granting a Supply of Forty Thousand Pounds for his Majesty's
Service, and striking Thirty-four Thousand and Fifteen Pounds Six
Shillings thereof in Bills of Credit, and raising a Fund for sinking
the same, do immediately lay out, with the Approbation of his Ex-
cellency Horatio Sharpe, Esq; the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds,
now in their Hands unexpended, in such Goods as may be judged
most proper to be presented to the said Indians.

[Goods how
to be
disposed of.]

And be it further Enacted, That his Excellency Horatio Sharpe,
Esq; shall and may deliver such of the said Goods as he shall think

proper, to the said Indians now in the City of Annapolis, and the

Remainder thereof shall be, by the said Agents, forthwith conveyed
to Fort Frederick, and, by the Commanding officer there, presented to
the others of the said Indians.



 
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