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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 451   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, 1696. 451

nity offering to the Country for raising a Supply for the
Effectual carrying on of the said Church work vizt By
imposing 3d more upon the hhd for all Tobacco exported this
Shipping does therefore propose that an Act pass for the
same this Sessions considering the doing thereof will be for

U. H. J.

the use of the whole Country in Assemblys Provincial Courts
and other publick times without any Burthen to the Country
nor will be thought oppressive to merchants seing the same is
raised for a Pious use
Proposed likewise that 300l be refunded by his Excellency
Sir Edmond Andros to this Government may be appro-
priated for and towards building of the Church and Free
His Excellency is pleased further to Represent that foras-
much as his Majestys Royal Act of Grace hath not as yet
been extended to this province since his Majestys happy
Accession to the Crown which its presumed several persons
by Enormities some time or other committed may stand in
need of does therefore propose that if the House will join
with his Majesty's honourable Council for Obtaining his Maj-
estys Gracious and General Pardon to the Inhabitants of this
province his Excellency will use his utmost Interest to obtain
the same
Proposed that the Rangers be furnished out of the publick
Arms now arrived at prime cost to be deducted out of their
Proposed that seing the Country is destitute of any Fortifi-
cation his Majesty be addressed to send in a Frigot to keep
cruising here for security thereof
Quaere whether the Acts of Parliament for receiving the
Holy Sacrament does extend to this province
Proposed that the Militia of the Province be new modelled
as near as may be According to the manner of England and
that every hundred be Obliged to fit a Proportionable number
of men with Arms and Ammunition &c to General Musters
and Trainings and that such of his Majestys Council Justices
of the Peace Militia Officers and Vestries as Inhabit in the
several hundreds do meet at some set time and place therein
to Consult and agree about the same and sending for Arms
&c to be done by the going out of the Fleet and further that
this may pass into an Ordinance at present until a Law pass
Drawn up by Order and sent by the Clerk of this Board to
the House the following Representation vizt

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