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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
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260 Assembly Proceedings, AprilMay 1682.

U. H. Journal
1659-98

The Speaker and others the Members of the Lower house
having Notice Given them that the Upper house Sat at the
Council Chamber at the City of St Maries and that his Lord-
ship was there ready to receive them, Presented themselves all
in their Places to his Lordship in his Upper house where his
Lordship in a Short Speech Communicates to them the reason
of his calling them Together at this Time and that was to
Advise with them how and in what manner We should behave
Ourselves towards the Northern Indians in Case of their Making
any Appearance among us as was very Probably Expected or
rather indeed in case of Such Appearance how we should
Behave Ourselves towards the Pisscattaway Indians Our
Articled friends; That his Lordship during this Jntervall of

p. 390

Assembly had not Sate still but had with the Advice of his
Council Consulted all ways and Means Possible Conducing to
the Peace and Quiet of the Province, That in Order thereunto
he had Sent Captain Hill a Member of their house to New
York with Instruction and Recommendations to that Govern-
ment concerning Our present State with the Northern Indians,
that Captain Hill was lately returned back from thence and
had brought with him as Obliging an Answer as could in So
short time of Consideration be Expected from that Govern-
ment that he was Expected Down Some time this Assembly
to give his Lordship and Council a further Account of his
Negotiation, which his Lordship in Convenient time would
Communicate unto them together with all that hath passed
between the Two Governments, that his Lordship was of
Opinion and did believe that they would Consider of Some
Means to be used by Agents to be Sent and Employd thither
in relation to a Treaty with those Northern Indians some good
Effect might ensue in Order to Our future peace and Quiet,
He therefore willed them to go together and Consult and
Offer him their speedy Advice without putting the Country
for whom they Serve to unnecessary Charges by their Tedi-
ous and Long Debates in Matters of Small Concern, that he
had by Commission Appointed Mr Thomas Grunwin their
Clerk whom he doubted not they would find Respectfull Care-
full and Capable
They return all into their own house with their Clerk.
And this house Adjourns till to Morrow Morning 9 a Clock—

26th April 1682 Upper house mett according to Adjournment

Present
The honourable
Philip Calvert Esqr Chanr
Wm Calvert Esqr princpll Seccry Coll: William Stevens
Colonel Thomas Tailler William Digges Esqr



 
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