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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 459   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, June 29-July 22, 1699. 459

returne Certificates their Bonds became fforfeitt and their
security here found after Iudgmt was Given agt them wthout
Remedye are Lyable to Execution.


Dread Sovereigne
Though wee Cannot but acknowledge it Iust & Righteous
that it should be soe, Yet thus much Wee Humbly offer to
yor Majty that though Judgemts be Given agt many Obligors
because Certificate after a long time appear not yet theire are
Strong presumptions that many Certificates have been Re-
turned & now Lost & wee allwayes Believe yor Majtyes Clem-
encye such as rather to Pardone Two Guilty then Punish one
Innocent Wee therefore haveing hithertoe had noe answer to
our Humble address once more Implore yor Majtye to Extend
yor Royall Mercey to such our neighbours under these said
Circumstances most of whome wee Really beleive to be Inno-
cently seduced wthout any artifice or Designe of Advantage to
[themselves] many of them are fathers of numerous & Riseing
ffamilyes wch may hereafter become very serviceable to yor
Majtye and the maintainors of Good ancient hospitallity the
Improuement of whose Estates will demonstrably in Two or
three years bring more Proffitt to yor Majtye in your Revenues
& Customes then theire whole Estates Seized at once the
Callamity is too Genll the fforfeitures Great & will make a
totall Desolation in many Growing houses in this Infant
Country Except yor Majtye Extend that Gracious favour which
wee Humbly Implore in such manner as to yor Majtye shall
seeme meett in behalfe of our friends and Neighbours.

Which Address being Read was Signed by Mr Speaker
and the Sevrall Members.

Resolved that the said Address be Lodged wth the Clk of
this house and to be Deliverd to such pson or psons that will
undertake to have the same Prsented to his Majtye

Whereupon Mr Michl Miller one of the members of this
house undertooke the same & the said address was accord-
ingly Deliverd unto him

A Bill for the Paymt of the Publick Charge Read the 3d
time & Assented to

Ordrd that Coll Iohn Thompson & Mr Philip Hoskins Carry
the same to his Excy & Councill who returne and say they
have Delivered the same.

p. 93

The Honble Thos Tench and Charles Hutchins Esqrs Enter
the house & Bring back the bill sent by Coll Thompson
assented to bv the Councill

p. 94

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
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