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land for se- positions for the space of twenty and one yeares upon all and from áll goods and merchandises at any time or times hereafter, either duties upon upon importation thither, or exportation from thence, into our importation realm of England, or into any otherof our dominions, by the said of exportat: Governour and Companie and theire succesfours, their deputies, cept s per factors and assignes, or any of them, except only the five Cent, upon pounds per centum due for custome upon all such goods and ported into merchandises, as after the said seven yeares shall be expired England, or shall be brought or imported into our realme of England, or other domi

any other of our dominions, according to the ancient trade nions of the

of merchants : which five pounds per centum qnely being crown, for a further term paid, it shall be thenceforth lawfull and free for the said ad of twenty- venturers the same goods and merchandizes to export and

carry out of our said dominions into forreine parts, without Liberty of

any custome, taxe or other duty to be paid to us, our heires re-exporting

or succeffours, or to any other officers or ministers of us, goods into our heires and successours. Provided that the said goods and foreign parts merchandizes be shipped out within thirteen months after

their first landing within any part of the said dominions, Provisoe. And we do for us, our heires and fucceffours, give and

grant unto the said Governour and Companie and their suc-
ceflours, that whensoever, or so often as any custome or
subsidie shall grow due or payable unto us, our heires or
successours, according to the limitation and appointment
aforesaid, by reason of any goods, wares or merchandises
to be shipped out, or any return to be made of any goods,
wares or merchandiseş, unto or from the said parts of New-
England hereby mentioned to be granted as aforesaid, or

any the lands and territories aforesaid, that then and so often Six months and in such case, the farmers, customers, and officers of our time shall be

cuftums of England and Ireland, and every of them for the for the pay- time being, upon request made to them by the said Goverment of one nour and Company or their successours, factors, or affignes, hilf cofomes and upon convenient security to be given in that behalfe,

shall give and allowe unto the faid Governour and Companie
and their successors, and to all and every person and persons
free of that Companie as aforesaid, fix months time for the
payment of one halfe of all such custome and subsidie as
İhall be payable unto us, our heires and successours, for the
fame, for which these our letters patents, or the duplicate, or

the inrollment thereof, shall be unto our faid officers a sufficient Provision warrant and discharge. Nevertheless, our will and pleasure against a

is, that any of the said goods, wares and merchandises fraudulent exportation

which be or shall be at any time hereafter landed or exported of goods to out of any of our realmes aforesaid, and thall be thipped foreign

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with a purpose not to be carried to the parts of New-countries, England aforesaid, but to some other place, that then fuch under a prepayment, dutie, custome, imposition or forfeiture shall be rying them paid or belong to us, our heires and successors, for the said to Newgoods, wares and merchandise fo fraudulently fought to be

England. transported, as if this our grant had not been made or granted. And wee do further will and by these presents Warrant to for us, our heirs and successors, firmely enjoine and com- of the Exmande as well the Treasurer, Chancellor and Barons of the chequer and Exchequer of us our heires and succeflors, as also all and Customs to

allow to the singular the customers, farmers and collectors of the cus

said Compa. tomes, subsidies and impofts, and other the officers and ny the exministers of us, our heires and fucceffors, whatsoever, for emptions athe time being, that they and every of them, upon the shew- tioned . ing forth unto them of these letters patents, or the duplicate or exemplification of the same, without any other writt or warrant whatsoever from us, our heires or successors, to be obtained or sued forth, do and shall make full, whole, entire and due allowance and cleare discharge unto the said Governour and Companie and theire fucceffors, of all customes, subsidies, impofitions, taxes and duties whatsoever that shall or may be claymed by us, our heires and successors, of or from the said Governor and Companie and their successors, for or by reason of the said goods, chattels, wares, merchandises and premises to be exported out of our faid dominions, or any of them, into any part of the said lands or premises hereby mentioned to be given, granted and confirmed, or for or by reason of any of the said goods, chattels, wares or merchandises to be imported from the faid lands and premises hereby mentioned to be given, granted and confirmed, into any of our faid dominions or any part thereof as aforesaid, excepting only the said five pounds per centum hereby referved and payable after the expiration of the said terme of seven years as aforesaid and not before. And these our letters patents, or the inrollment, duplicate or exemplification of the same, shall for ever hereafter from time to time, as well to the Treasurer, Chancellor and Barons of the Exchequer of us our heires and fucceffors, as to all and fingular the customers, Farmors and Collectors of the customs fubfidies and imports of us our heires and fucceffors, and all searchers and other the officers and ministers whatsoever of us our heires and successors for the time being, be a sufficient warrant and discharge in this behalfe. And further our will and Persons tha: pleasure is, and we doe hereby for us, our heires and fuc- thall be born ceffors, ordaine, declare and grant to the said Governour and in the lands

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be consider-Companie and theire fucceffors, That all and every the ral born fub- subjects of us, our heires or successors, which shall goe to jects.

and inhabite within the said lands and premises hereby mentioned to be granted, and every of theire children which shall happen to be borne there, or on the seas in going thither or returneing from thence, shall have and enjoy all liberties and immunities of free and naturall subjects within any of the dominions of us, our heires or succeflors, to all intents,

constructions and purposes whatsoever, as if they and every Power to ad- of them were borne within the realme of England. And that minifter the the Governour, and deputy Governour of the said Companie legiance & for the time being or either of them, and any two or more supremacy of fuch of the faid Affiftants as shall be thereunto appointed to the per- by the said Governour and Companie at any of their courts thall hereat- or assemblies to be held as aforesaid, shail and may at all ter fettle in tymes and from tyme to tyme hereafter have full power and the lands

authority to administer and give the oath and oathes of suhereby granted.

premacie and allegiance or either of them, to all and every person and persons which shall at any tyme or tymcs hereafter goe or paffe to the lands and premisses hereby mentioned to be granted to inhabite in the fame. And wee do of our further

grace, certaine knowledge and meere motion, give and grant nances not to the said Governour and Companie and their successors, contrary to that it shall and may be lawfull to and for the Governour or the laws of England,

deputy Governour and such of the Affiftants and Freemen of the said Companie for the tyme being as shall be assembled in any of their generall courts aforesaid, or in any other courts to be specially summoned and assembled for that purpose, or the greater part of them (whereof the Governour or deputy Governour and fixe of the Affiftants to be always seven) from tyme to tyme to make, ordaine and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable orders, lawes, statutes and ordinances, directions and instructions not contrary to the lawes of this our realme of England, as well for the fettling of the formes and ceremonies of government and magistracie fitt and necessary for the said plantation and the inhabitants there, and for nameing and styling of all sorts of officers both fuperiour and inferiour which they shall find needful for that government and plantation, and the diftinguishing and setting forth of the severall duties, powers and limits of every such office and place, and the formes of fuch oathes warrantable by the lawes and statutes of this our realme of England as shall be respectively ministered unto them, for the execution of the said several offices and places, as also for the disposing and ordering of the elections of such

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of the said officers as shall be annuall, and of such others as shall be to succeed in case of death or removall, and ministring the said oathes to the new elected officers, and for imposition of lawfull fynes, mulets, imprisonment, or other lawfull correction, according to the course of other Corporations in this our realme of England, and for the directing, N. B. ruleing and disposeing of all other matters and things whereby our faid people inhabiting there may be so religiously, peaceably and civilly governed, as theire good life and orderly conversation may winne and invite the natives of that country to the knowledge and obedience of the onely true God and Saviour of mankind, and the christian faith, which in our royall intention and the adventurers free profession is the principal end of this plantation. Willing, commanding and

laws, pubrequiring, and by these presents for us, our heires and suc- lished in ceflors, ordaineing and appointing, that all such orders, writing un

der the comlawes, statutes and ordinances, instructions and directions as shall be made by the Governour or Deputy-Governour of of the comthe said Company and such of the Afliftants and Freemen as pany, shall

be observed aforesaid, and published in writing under theire common seale, shall be carefully and duely observed, kept, performed ed. and putt in execution according to the true intent and meaneing of the same. And these our letters patents, or the duplicate, or exemplification, thereof, shall be to all and every fuch officers, fuperiour and inferiour, from tyme to tyme, for the putting of the fame orders, lawes, statutes, and ordinances, instructions and directions in due execution, against us, our heires and successors, a sufficient warrant and discharge. And wee doe further, for us, our heirs, and fuc- The goverceffors, give and grant to the faid Governour and Companie ther officers and their fucceffors, by these presents, That all and every imployed by Such chiefe commanders, captains, governours and other thecompany officers and ministers, as by the said orders, lawes, statutes,

England ordinances, instructions or directions of the said Governour shall govern and Companie for the tyme being, shall be from tyme to the inhabityme hereafter imployed either in the government of the said tants there. inhabitants and plantation, or in the way by sea thither or to the said from thence, according to the natures and limits of theire laws. offices and places respectively, shall from tyme to tyme hereafter for ever within the precincts and parts of New-England hereby mentioned to be granted and confirmed, or in the way by sea thither, or from thence, have full and absolute power and authority to correct, punilh, pardon, governe and rule such subjects of us, our heires, and succeffors, as shall from tyme to tyme adventure themselves in any voyage thither or

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from thence, or that shall at any tyme hereafter inihabite within the precincts and parts of New-England aforesaid, according to the orders, lawes, ordinances, instructions and directions aforesaid, not being repugnant to the lawes and

Itatutes of our realme of England as aforesaid. And wee do the officers further, for us, our heires and successors, give and grant to

the said Governour and Companie and their successors, bý fident in the these presents, 'That it shall and may be lawful to and for the premisles chief commanders, governours and officers of the said comgranted and panie for the tyme being, who shall be resident in the said to the other part of New-England in America by these presents granted, inhabitants and others there inhabiteing, by their appointment and diof the fame, rection from tyme to tyme and at all tymes hereafter, for themselves their speciall defence and safety to incounter, repulse, repell by force of and relift by force of armes, as well by fea as by land, and arms against by all fitting wayes and meanes whatsoever, all such perfon

and persons as shall at any tyme hereafter attempt or enterprise the destruction, invafion, detriment, or annoyance of the faid plantation or inhabitants : And to take and furprise by all

wayes and meanes whatsoever all and every such person and persons, with their shipps, armour, munition and other goods, as shall in hostile manner invade and attempt the defeatinge of the said plantation, or the hurt of the said Companie and inhabitants. Nevertheless, our will and

pleasure is, and we do hereby declare to all Christian Kings, Provifion Princes and States, That if any person or persons which for the case shall hereafter be of the said Companie or plantation, or any of injuries committed other by lycense or appointment of said Governour and Combythe mem- panie for the tyme being, shall at any tyme or tymes herebers of the after robb or spoyle by sea or by land, or do any hurt, vionyagainst o

lence, or unlawfull hostility to any of the subjects of us, our thers of the heires or successors, or any of the subjects of any Prince or King's fub- State being then in league and amity with us, our heires and subjects of fucceffors, and that upon such injury done, and upon juftany other complaint of such Prince or State or theire subjects, Wee, Prince or

our heires, or successors, shall make open proclamation within any of the parts within our realme of England commodious for that purpose, that the person or persons having committed any such robbery or fpoyle, shall, within the terme limited by such a proclamation, make full reftitution or fatisfaction of all such injuries done, so as the said Princes or others so complaining may hould themselves fully satisfied and contented. And that if the said person or persons having committed such robbery or spoyle shall not make, or cause to be made, fatisfaction accordingly, within such tyme fo to

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