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

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of their free Condicon and to the disgrace of our Nation doe
intermarry with Negro Slaues by which alsoe diuers suites may
arise touching the Issue of such woemen and a great damage
doth befall the Masters of such Negros for preuention whereof
for deterring such freeborne women from such shamefull
Matches Bee itt further Enacted by the Authority advice and
Consent aforesaid That whatsoever free borne woman shall
inter marry with any slaue from and after the Last day of this
present Assembly shall Serue the master of such slaue dureing
the life of her husband And that all the Issue of such freeborne
woemen soe marryed shall be Slaues as their fathers were
And Bee itt further Enacted that all the Issues of English or
other freeborne woemen that haue already marryed Negroes
shall serve the Masters of their Parents till they be Thirty
yeares of age and noe longer.

P. R. O.
Colonial En-
try Book
No. 53

An Act for Ferrys.

Whereas seuerall Inhabitants of this province but Especially
the Inhabitants of St Marys and Charles County haue suffred
much Loss of time by procuringe of passages ouer St Georges
and Wiccoconu Riuers as their seuerall occasions and Intentions
may Require (there beinge noe Certaine ferry Erected and
Allowed ouer either the sd riuers Bee itt Enacted by the
Right honnole the lord proprietory of this prouince wth the
assent and aprobation of the vper and Lower howse of this
Genll Assembly That the Coms of St Maryes County take
serious care that a Conuenient boate 14 foote or therabouts by
the Keele be built or purchased for the passinge any person or
persons (trauelinge on foote) ouer St. George's Riuer, And
Com! in Charles County in Like manner take care for the
buildinge or purchasinge such other boate of 14 foote or ther-
abouts by the Keele for conueying any p sons whatsoever
trauelinge on foote ouer Wiccoconu Riuer, wch sd ferrys the
Coms of each County as aforesd shall procure & see sett up
kept and mayntayned in the most Conuenient place in either
of the sd Riuers by the last day of nouembr next after the
publication hereof upon perill of forfeitinge to the Lord pro-
prietor and his heyres for either of their neglects Respectiuely
three thousand pounds of Tobacco in Caske And for as much
as those who ferryes ouer St Georges and Wiccoconu Riuer
hath respect in a manner wholy to St Marys and Charles County
Bee itt therefore Enacted by the Authority aforesd that both
the sd Countyes bee equally and joyntlye charged wth the
yearly mayntayninge both the sd fferyes and bee added to the
Leavy in each Respectiue County euery yeare. And bee itt



 
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