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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Preface 57   View pdf image (33K)
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Of the multitude of clerical errors and irregularities which are found
in the MSS., and, in conformity with our canon of exact transcription,
are reproduced here, by iar the greater part are obvious, and need no
correction. A few, however, seemed to need some comment, such as is
appended below.

Page 3. x ofer martin. " Xpofer" is an old contraction of Christo-
pher,the XP being the initials of the Greek [ ].

Page 14. Thomas dabbs, should be Thomas Nabbs.

Page 22. vaughan fasting. "Fasting" is unintelligible to the present
editor, but it is clearly written in a contemporary hand.

Page 23. The blanks in this and other documents indicate that words
have been torn away in the original. The marginal date 1677 was on
the original copy in the Public Record Office.

Pages 29, 30. The crosses represent various monograms, ciphers and
scrawls, which it would be idle to reproduce in fac-simile.

Page 31. Corns Sigilli. So in original.

Page 36. Mr. Fulk Siliter. That is, Mr. Fulk [Brent voted] "simili-
ter," in the same way.

Page 43. endue, for "induce."

Page 44. will and defend, for "will aid, defend."

Page 47. admircon, administration.

Page 49. sencured, for censured."

Page 54, 55. Province of and. Words omitted in original.

Page 89. St. Margaretts. This should, no doubt, be St. Michaels.

Page 94, 95. Arrests, Arrts. for "accidents."

Page 113. 1640 Error of transcriber of M. C. for 1648.

Page 174. Presidents, for -precedents"; a common spelling of the

Page 1 78. and proxies. Words missing in text.

Page 178. usq. and, for "usque ad."

Page 1 81. Fording, for "Ordering." See title of act.

Page 185. Words in brackets supplied from a later copy, except
those in Act 23, which are so in original.

Page 201. 28 March 1642. Should be 1643, the year (O. S.) begin-
ning on March 25th.

Page 223. Saugher, for Saphyer.

Page 242. haul often said. So in M.S.

Page 243. verily him. "Believe," "regard," or some equivalent


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