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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
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Assembly Proceedings, July 1-10, 1696. 383

7 Recommended that Colo Beal be allowed for the two
Indians at two several times brought up to Annapolis
Ordered to be allowed therefore
8 That all persons having any places of General employ
within the Province do reside in Town. The House are of
Opinion that such Restriction will be a means to hinder per-
sons Capable of such Offices from accepting thereof
9 Proposed that two men be added to the Rangers in
Potomack till the fall and two to the Party in Baltimore
County. Resolved by the House of Burgesses that two men
be added to each party of Rangers who are to continue Rang-
ing until the fall and be paid in like manner as the Rangers
already appointed.
Signed by Order W Bladen Clk Assembly

Assented to by his Excellency and Council
Hen Denton Clk Council.

Colo Addison and Captain Masons Letters are herewith
likewise sent for Perusall of the House Brought from the
House of Burgesses by Mr Jenkins Mr Scarborough and Mr
Ferry the following message vizt

By the House of Burgesses July 2d 1696.

This House humbly Represent to your Excellency that
there are at this time in Custody of the Sheriff of Ann Arun-
del County one white Woman Servant and two Indians for
murther or suspition of murther therefore we humbly Suppli-
cate your Excellency that you would be favourably pleased to
take such measures therein as your Excellency shall think fit
to Exonerate the Country from such Charge as may arise by
long detaining them in Custody
Signed p Order W Bladen Clk Assembly

Ordered that the House of Burgesses and Lawyers be
Consulted therein to know whether the said Indians can be
tryed by our English Laws under the Circumstances they
now lye under

July the 3d 1696.

U. H. J.

The House of Burgesses are made acquainted that his
Excellency is minded to Confer with them about some matters
relating to the Indians now come to Town and the two
Indian prisoners, did therefore advise that he would come

p. 891

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