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dertakers of any discoveries, plantations or traffic of; in or into any foreign parts whatsoever, and in as large and ample manner as if the same were herein particularly mentioned and expressed. To have, hold, possess and enjoy the said seven Habendum. undivided parts (the whole into eight equal parts to be divi. ded as aforesaid) of all and fingular the said lands, countries and territories, with all and singular other the premises herein before by these presents granted or mentioned, or intended to be granted, to them the said corporation, and their fuccessors for ever, for the better support of the said colony. To be holden of us, our heirs and successors, as of our ma- Tenendum. nor of Hampton Court, in our county of Middlesex, in fee and common foccage, and not in capite; yielding and pay- Quit-rent. ing therefore to us, our heirs and successors, yearly for ever, the sum of four shillings for every hundred acres of the said lands which the said corporation shall grant, demise, plant or settle, the said payment not to commence, or be made, until ten years after such grant, demise, planting or settling, and to be answered and paid to us, our heirs and successors, in such manner, and in such fpecies of money or notes as shall be current in payment by proclamation, from time to time, in our faid province of South Carolina ; 'all which Eredion lands, countries, territories and premises hereby granted or the said mentioned, or intended to be granted, we do by these pre- lands heresents make, erect and create one independent and separate by

ta by granted, province, by the name of Georgia, by which name we will yince by the the same henceforth to be called, and that all and every per- name of son and persons who shall at any time hereafter inhabit or Georgia. reside within our faid province, shall be and are hereby declared to be free, and shall not be subject to, or be bound to obey, any laws, orders, statutes or conftitutions which have been heretofore made, ordered, or enacted, or which hereaf- ; ter shall be made, ordered, or enacted, by, for, or as the laws, orders, statutes or conftitutions by our faid province of South Carolina (save and except only the command in chief of the militia of our said province of Georgia to our governor for the time being of South Carolina, in manner herein after declared); but shall be subject to and bound to obey such laws, orders, statutes and constitutions, as shall from time to time be made, ordered and enacted for the better government of the said province of Georgia, in the manner herein after directed. And we do hereby for us, our heirs and successors, ordain, will, and establish, that for and during the term of one-and-twenty years, to commence from the date of these pur letters patent, the said corporation assembled for that pura

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and virtue, within our said province of Georgia. And for1. asmuch as the good and prosperous success of the said colony

cannot but chiefly depend, next under the blessing of God, and the support of our royal authority, upon the provident and good direction of the whole enterprize, and that it will be too great a burthen upon all the members of the said core poration to be convened fo often as may be requisite to hold meetings for the fettling, supporting, ordering, and maintaining such colony; therefore we do will, ordain, and establish, that the said common council, for the time being, of the said corporation, being allembled for that purpose, or the ma

jor part of them, shall, from time to time, and at all times si . hereafter, have full power and authority to dispose of, expend,

and apply all the monies and effects belonging to the said corporation, in such manner and ways, and in such expences as they shall think beft to conduce to the carrying on and effecting the good purposes herein mentioned and intended ; and also shall have full power, in the name and on the account of the said corporation, and with and under their common feal, to enter into any covenants and contracts for carrying on and effecting the purposes aforesaid. And our further will and pleasure is, that the said common coun: cil for the time being, or the major part of such gf the faid common council, which shall be present and affembled for that purpose, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, shall and may nominate, constitute, and appoint, a treasurer or treasurers, secretary or secretaries, and such other officers, minifters, and servants of the said corporation, as to them, or the major part of such of them as shall be present, shall seem- proper or requisite for the good management of their affairs, and at their will and pleasure to displace, remove, and put qut such treasurer or treasurers, secretary or secretaries, and all such other - officers, ministers, or servants, as often as they shall think fit fo to do, and others in the room, office, place, or stead of him or them so difplaced, removed, or put out, to nominate, conftitute, and appoint; and Thall and may

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determine and appoint such reasonable falaries, perquisites, - or other rewards, for the labour or services of such officers, fervants and persons, as to the said common council fhall feem meet; and all such officers shall, before they act in their respective offices, take an oath, to be to them admi. nistered by the chairman for the time being of the faid common council of the said corporation, who is hereby authorized to adminifter the same, for the faithful and due execution of their respective offices and places. And our will and pleasure is, that all and every person and persons, who shall from time to time be chosen or appointed treasurer or treafurers, secretary or secretaries of the said corporation, in manner herein before directed, shall, during such time as they shall serve in the faid offices respectively, be incapable of being a member of the said corporation. And we do further, of ous special grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, for us, our heirs and successors, grant by these prefents to the said corporation, and their successors, that it thall be lawful for them, and their officers or agents, at all times hereafter, to transport and convey out of our realm of Great Britain, or any other our dominions, into the said province of Georgia, to be there settled, all such and fo many of our loving subjects, or any foreigners that are willing to become our subjects, and live under our allegiance in the said colony, as fhall willingly go to inhabit and reside there, with sufficient shipping, armour, weapons, ordnance, munition, powder, shot, victuals, and such merchandize or wares as are esteemed by the wild people in those parts, cloathing, implements, furniture, cattle, horses, mares, and all other things necessary for the said colony, and for their use and defence, and trade with the people there, and in paffing and returning to and from the same. Also we do, for us, General de our heirs and successors, declare by these presents, that all nization of and every the perfons, which shall happen to be born within and persons

within all persons the said province, and every of their children and pofterity, be born in Thall have and enjoy all liberties, franchises, and immunities that proof free denizens, and natural-born fubjects, within any of vince. our dominions, to all intents and purposes, as if they had been abiding and born within this our kingdom of Great Britain, or any other of our dominions. And for the greater Liberty of ease and encouragement of our loving subjects, and such conscience others as fhall come to inhabit in our faid colony, we do, by a

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of further will and pleasure is, and we do hereby for us, our land to per- heirs and successors, declare and grant, that it shall and may Sons who be lawful for the said common council, or the major part of to become

Jung them assembled for that purpose, in the name of the corporaplanters. tion, and under their common seal, to distribute, convey,

assign and set over such particular portions of the lands, tenements, and hereditaments, by these presents granted to the said corporation, unto such of our loving subjects, natural-born, or denizens, or others that shall be willing to become our subjects, and live under our allegiance in the said colony, upon such terms, and for such estates, and upon such rents, reservations, and conditions, as the same may lawfully be granted, and as to the said common council, or the major part of them so present, shall seem fit and proper. Provided always, that no grant shall be made of any part of the said lands unto any person, being a member of the said corporation, or to any other person in trust for, or for the benefit of any member of the said corporation; and that no person having any estate or interest in law or equity in any part of the said lands, shall be capable of being a member of

the said corporation, during the continuance of such eftate or No one interest. Provided also, that no greater quantity of the said person may land be granted either entirely, or in parcels, to, or to the have more of than use of, or in trust for, any one person, thanfive hundred acres. acres ; and that all grants made contrasy to the true intent State oaths an

in and meaning hereof shall be absolutely null and void. And or folem af- we do hereby grant and ordain, that such person and persons firmations for the time being, as shall be thereunto appointed by the said

admi. corporation, shall and may, at all times, and from time to nistered to all persons time hereafter, have full power and authority to admiMall inha- nister and give the oaths appointed by an act of parliament bit the said made in the first year of the reign our late royal father, to bę province. taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, and

also the oath of abjuration, to all and every person and persons which shall at any time þe inhabiting or residing within our faid colony, and in like cases to administer the folemn

affirmation to any of the person's commonly called Quakers, . in such manner as by the laws of our realm of Great Britain

to the same may be administered. And we do of our further Power to erect courts grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, grant, establish of judica. and ordain, for us, our heirs and succeffors, that the said ture. . corporation, and their successors, Ihall have full power and

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authority, authority, for and during the term of one-and-twenty years, to commence from the date of these our letters patent, to erect and constitute judicatures and courts of record, or other courts, to be held in the name of us, our heirs and successors, for the hearing and determining of all manner of crimes, offences, pleas, processes, plaints, actions, matters, causes, and things whatsoever, arising or happening within the said province of Georgia, or between persons inhabiting or residing there, whether the same be criminal or civil, and whether the said crimes be capital or not capital, and whether the raid pleas be real, personal or mixed, and for awarding and making out executions thereupon; to which courts and judicatures we do hereby for us, our heirs and successors, give and grant full power and authority from time to time to administer oaths for the discovery of truth in any matters in controversy, or depending before them, or the solemn affirmation to any of the personis commonly called Quakers, in such manner as by the laws of our realm of Great Britain the same may be administered. And our further will and pleasure is, that Conveyan. the said corporation, and their successors, do from time to ces of lands time, and at all times hereafter, register, or cause to be re- in the, a- .

foresaid gistered, all such leases, grants, plantings, conveyances, let- province tlements, and improvements whatsoever, as shall at any time made by hereafter be made by or in the name of the said corporation, the afore

| raid corpoof any lands, tenements, or hereditaments within the said ration province, and shall yearly fend or transmit, or cause to be be registersent or transmitted, authentic account of such leases, grants, ed by them. conveyances, settlements, and improvements respectively, unto the auditor of the plantations for the time being, or his deputy, and also to our surveyor, for the time being, of our said province of South Carolina; to whom we do hereby grant full power and authority, from time to time, as often as need shall require, to inspect and survey such of the faid lands and premises, as shall be demised, granted, and fettled as aforesaid ; which said survey and inspection we do hereby declare to be intended to ascertain the quit rents which shall from time to time become due to us, our heirs and successors, according to the reservation herein before mentioned, and for : no other purpose whatsoever ; hereby for us, our heirs and successors, strictly injoining and commanding that neither our or their furveyor, or any person whatsoever, under the pretext and colour of making the said survey or inspecting,

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