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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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40 Assembly Proceedings, February March 1638/9.

Liber
C & W H
P. I

An Act for Church liberties

Be it enacted by the Lord Proprietarie of this Province by
and with the Advice and approbation of the ffreemen of the
same that Holy Church within this Province shall have all her
rights liberties and immunities safe whole and inviolable in all
things This act to continue till the end of the next Generall
Assembly and then with the Consent of the Lord Proprietarie
to be perpetuall.

An Act for Swearing Allegeance

Be it Enacted and ordeined by the Lord Proprietarie of this
Province by and with the Consent and approbation of the ffree-
men of the same that all and every person or persons of the
age of eighteen years and upwards Inhabitants or that Shall
come hereafter to Inhabite within this Province shall within one
month next after this present Assembly shall be dissolved or
within one month after such person or persons shall land or
come into this Province take an oath to our Soveraigne Lord
King Charles his heirs and Successors in these words following
[I: A B doe truely acknowledge professe testifie and declare
in my concience before God and the World that our Soveraigne
Lord King Charles is lawfull and rightfull King of England
and of all other his Majesties Dominions and Countries and I
will bear true faith and allegeance to his Majestic his heirs
and lawfull Successors and him and them will defend to the
uttermost of my power against all conspiracies and such
attempts whatsoever which shall be made against his or their
Crowne or dignity and shall and will doe my best endeavour
to disclose and make known to his Majestie his heirs and law-
full Successors all Treasons and traiterous consperacies which
I shall know or heare to be intended against his Majestie his
heirs and lawfull Successors And I doe make this recognition
and acknowledgement heartily willingly and truely upon the
faith of a Christian So help me God] And Be it further
Enacted By the authority aforesaid that ii any person or persons
to whom the Said oaths Shall be tendred by Virtue of this
present act Shall willfully refuse to take the same that then
Upon such tender and refusall the said person or persons so
refuseing to take the said Oath shall be imprisoned till the next
County Court or hundred Court of Kent and if at such Court

p. 2

such partie shall upon, the Second tender refuse again to take
the said oath the partie or parties so refuseing shall forfeit and
lose all his Lands goods and Chattells within this Province to
the Lord Proprietarie and his heirs and Shall be banished the
said Province for ever (except women covert who Shall be



 
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