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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 341   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, October 1654. 341

present Generall Assembly That none who profess and Execise
the Popish Religion Commonly known by the Name of the
Roman Catholick Religion can be protected in this Province by
the Lawes of England formerly Established and yet unrepealed
nor by the Government of the Commonwealth of England
Scotland and Ireland and the Dominions thereunto belonging

L. O. R.

No. 3
Liber B

Published by his Highness the Lord protector but are to be
restrained from the Exercise thereof, Therefore all and Every
person or persons Concerned in the Law aforesaid are required
to take notice
Such as profess faith in God by Jesus Christ (though Dif-
fering in Judgment from the Doctrine worship & Discipline
publickly held forth shall not be restrained from but shall be
protected in the profession of the faith) &; Exercise of their
Religion so as they abuse not this Liberty to the injury of
others The Disturbance of the publique peace on their part,
Provided that this Liberty be not Extended to popery or pre-
lacy nor to such as under the profession of Christ hold forth
and practice Licentiousness.

5 It is ordefed and Declared by the Authority afores? that
the Inhabitants of Herring Creeke and the Clifts shall pay
County Charges to that County which was formerly called
Annarundell now providence for the time past and also this
present year so much as appeares to be due

p. 423

6 Putuxent County

It is Enacted that Putuxent be Erected into a County the
bounds thereof to be from the South Side of mr Maishes
Creek Commonly called oyster Creek Extending downe the
Bay including all the familyes and Lands on the South Side of
the said Creeke includeing all the Clifts with the North and
South Side of Putuxent River with all the Creekes thereunto
belonging and shall be Called as it is Putuxent County

7 Assemblies Every three yeares

It is Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that an Assembly
be Called once in Every three yeares, not infringing the Calling
of Assemblies oftner if need be, That the first in Commission
shall issue out writts for the summoning of Assemblies once in
three year if he do it not, then the next in Commission or any
of the Quorum shall do it, and in Case none of the Chiefe

Commissioners of the Province shall issue out writts for that
End three months before the Setting of the Assembly, then it

p. 424


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