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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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Assembly Proceedings, April 1650. 287


put to other corporall shame or correccon not extending to life
as the Court shall Adiudge.

Enacted vt Supa Assented vnto Supa

3 An Act phibiting all Complyance with Capt Wm
Cleyborne in opposition of his Lopps right &
Dominion over this Province.

Whereas Capt Willm Cleyborne heretofore of the Isle of
Kent within this Province of Maryland and nowe of the Collony
of Virginia for his frequent Attempts practizes and enterprises
in opposicon of his Lopps vndoubted right and Dominion in and
over this Province hath heretofore carryed himself in a very
rebellious manner against his Lopp and the Govermt here estab-
lished vnder him, and still remaines exempt from pardon in
that respect And whereas also vppon a full hearing on both
sides by Reference from his late Maty before the Lords of the
Counsell in England the fourth of Aprill 1638. the said Cley-
bornes prtended clayme to the said Isle of Kent and some other
parts of his Lopps Province and trade with the Indians was re-
jected and his Lopps vndoubted right and title therevnto accord-
ing to his Patent was confirmed And whereas likewise by

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proclamacon made & published in Virginia the fourth of
October 1638 by authority of the then Governor there with the
advise and consent of the Counsell of State in relacon to and
in pursuance of the said order of the Lords of the Counsell
All and every the Inhabitants of that Collony were expresly
phibited to vse or exercise any trade or commerce with any
Indians within the Bounds of this his Lopps Province without
speciall Licence from his Lopp for that purpose vpon the penalty
& forfeiture therein expressed As by the said Order of the
Lords of the Counsell & proclamacon both remayning vppon
Record with the Secretary of this Province more at larg it doth
& may appeare And whereas further the said Capt Cleyborne
hath of late by his Lres to the prsent Governor of this Province
prsumed in an vpbrayding insolent threatninge manner to re-
newe his former prtended clayme here in opposicon of his Lopps
right and Dominion, and (as is credibly reported) gives out in
speeches that hee purposeth ere long to make some attempt
vppon the Isle of Kent against the peace & safety of this Pro-
vince ffor prvencon whereof therefore and the better to restraine
and keepe all & every the Inhabitants of this Province in theire
due obedience to his Lopp and the Govermt established here
vnder him. Be it Enacted by the Lord Propry with the advise
& consent of the Vpper & lower House of this Assembly
That what person or persons soever now inhabiting or wch shall

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