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Chenebecfc, & is no further cald by the name of Sacadehock. Now Sacadchock River is a cert.<ia6
and sure place f'jr one terme of its bounds, but the Hands are doubtfull, which they are, or wh*r
they are; more ouer ther possession was first taken. Mr. Clecue in his answere readily acroptrd
their offer of a triall at Boston ; wherviKin thi-y both bound theniselues each to other in a b<.ud of
6007J. personally to appeare at Boston the next Court after May, then & ther to impleade citoh
other. * * *

Furthermore Mr.Cleeue demanded a sight of their originals for gouerment, none bein^i-ro-
dnced, he disci-limed obedience, and told ther was no equality betweene his something ii V.ivlr
nothing. It was also agreed, that none of each company or party should, at any time or vj.-'n
any occasion, be troubled or molested by an y of the otiier party or company, vntill the suit afjre-
iayd be ended.

Mr. Cleeue layd his injunction in particular on Mr. Jordane, ncuer more to administ'-r th«
Beales of the Covenant promiscuously, i without duo order &. ordination, within the province of

I must needs acknowledge, to their high commendation , that both >Ir. Jocelyne* & Mr. Cleeve
carried on the interaction very friendly, like men of wisdome i prudence, not glueing ou" - m:»-
beholding word each together, such was the power of Gods Uoly Word, aweing their hearts.
Tcur letters were also very valide, & gratefully accepted on both parties. Thus after two or
three daies agitation, each man departed very peaceably to his owne home.

Thus, right worthy Sir, according to the trust committed to me, I haue faithfully (.tbough
rudly) composed the chiefe matters in that their transaction, &. hane here sent tiiem vnto you.
So I «omit you to God & rest. Youra to comand

Tho: Je.vsee.

Saco, 6, 2 m. 46.

« * * * * « «

Sir, I haue lately ben earnestly solicited by one Mrs. Tucker, an intimate friend of min?, t
'an approTfd godly woman, that I would wTit mto your worship ; that in case Mr. CkJ^ue L
her husband (Mr. Tucker) shall happen fhortly to haue recourse to yoursclfe, to end some mat-
ters of difTeience betweene them, now at thi.-ir departure each from other, that you wov.ld be
pleased, as much as in you lye, not to suffer Mr. Cleaue to MTong her husband, for though her
husband hath ben as it were a servant hitherto for Mr. Cleaue, yet now at their making vp « f
accounts, Mr. Cieaue by his subtill head, brings in Mr. Tucker lOOit. debter to him.

♦[Vines had now left the country, and Jocelyne had taken his place a.s the reiircti.-ntative of
Gorges in the colony.]



To Vif hont-rcd Jo?t)i JCir/.n^i Esquire O'.i-^-rnoiir thes i^rr.^ml.

C\sco Bay, tlii.- CTtli of tlio 11 monoth, lf>43.
HoXERED Six, — With my most hnnlile saxvico I salute you, acciuiliilgiiig uiy duty of thauk-
fnllnes to you for all f<..rniar favors shewed nice : and whereas you were jilesed at my request
to writ to Mr. A'incs i others in bclialfe of Mr. Rigbiea athority, of wliich 1 informed him iu
my last Utfars, assuriug my selfe tliat hee will not bo Tnmyndfull to requit yovir love therein.
"Wliat Mr. Vines answcnni you I know not, but thus can alTcrme >t i)roue, that ty liis practis he
doth sUtiy regarJ yoiir advice therein (as may .ippeare by the supplication of the inhabitants of
Ligonia and other pas>eg:es, the truth whereof this bcarar can informc you, as allso of there
c[on] saltations with Mr. Ourdiu (Jordan) a luinistar of antichrist, tliere chefe counscll.or) who
doth not only calumniate iind ^!ander the p;irUameut of Enirland witu vile reproiichfull ttrmos,
as rebellious, factias, trayteros parssons against the kingi but allso belteth out his blasfemise
against the Churches of Christ in tliis land, charing them witli scisme and faction for fasting
4 praying f(ir the aftUction of there brethren in Knglaud, denying it to be the hand of God
vpon the land forsinn nor the occation of papi^t or evell counsellars, but for the rebellion of
the parliament and the juritant faction tliere. with many othar passeges of that vnw orthy
BalUtte, of wluch this beanir Mr. Tuckar can iuforme you : ,%s alUo of Vines his dealings with
him, and of his tliretning to send niee pressouar to England in Mr. Trelanies ship, which ia-
forketh mee once more to joyne with the inhabitants of Ligonia and humbly to desire your as-
sistance against there vnlawfuU practisses, and so mvch the ratlutr for there wicked opo^ition of
the ways of Christ. They seeing vs about to settle our selues vndar the ministry, and that woo
ar in hope that the Lord will gathar a Church amovngst vs,* this causeth them i there prelat-
tic«ll counsellar to raijge the more, which will insite you to assist vs so mvch the rather. * *

■Whilst I am

CtEor.tiE Clzeve.


To the honourrd Gauemour <£■ Depuiie Goi-ernour, tC Ciiurt of AsHstants in the JJassetusefs

Bay, theft present.

Ho.NOUP.ED Sirs, — With our most htunble service we salute yow in the Lord Jesu.^ Clirist
Shev. ing vnto yow that we to-e in great distresse by a company of factious men, who haue
leagued them silues together to murther v?, together with all the well affected in Mr Rigbyes
Province of Ligonia, vnJer pretence of a protest against vs. whoe have sevtrall Conimis-
siotis from Mr. Rigby for the present government of his l*rovijice. The heads of this league
are Mr. Henry Jocelyn, Mr. Arthur Mackworth, & Ffrancis Robinson, which Mr. Mack-,
worth did willingly submit to Mr. Rigbyes authority formerly, and did subscribe to his conjiitu-
cions, & received a Commission from him to t>e an Assistant. & acted by it til! he was drawns
away by the perswasir.n of Mr. Vines i Mr. Jorden, (one mworthily called a minister of Christ.)
From these two men all this evill doth principally flowe, for though Mr. Vines be now gone,
yet he hath presumed to depute Mr. Jocelyn in his stead, although he never had any Coniniis-
gion ioe to doe ; yet he, by the councell of Mr. Jorden, hath taken vpon him, as a lawful! Mag-
istrate to come into Cascoe Bay &, hath gon« from house to liouse, being accoiiipaned witli
Efrancis Rcibinson i Arthur Mackworth. i have discourra-.'ed the peojde of Ligonia, & drawne
them oiTe.suineby fraude i tcme by force, from theiresiibiettion to Mr. Uigbys lawful! autlicrrity;
contrary to theire oathea treely and willingly taken, a true coppy whereof is herewith f nt.
And haue alsoe presnm— 1 to take dei^jsicion* of several! people, to accuse some of vs falt^ely and
sland-^rously with tr-ason <t- other crime", whereof we are innocent; intending vpon thoso
grounds to dealo with vs at theire p!ea.sure, and thus wo are all destined by them vnto di.-^lruc-
clon,if the I/jrd prevent not their wicked plott^ against vs. And this is to be put iu cxecn-

•[Stephen BachiUor appears tc havo bad a cull from Ca.v.o about this time to sottle. — Ets.]


cion vpon tliP l;;st day of Marth next, vi>oii wliirh ilay we }i.'»;i(> appovTitod to koi-pe a Cr.rt in
Cascoe Bay. -vrhich Court is alri';t>ly summonJ, .t sevorall actions entrofi, \vhicli arc at i>>u>-'. 4
some of thcirt party bouml over for mi^clenioanor, & seuc-ral actions against many of tlicni, .t
therefore cannot be n-iourncd; at which time, they havin<; maJe a party of neare an huniiroil
(as we are inform&d) to set vi>on vs, & violently to resist Mr. Rigt.yes authority, !< so t\ke ts i
our partie. & slay vs, or deale with vs at their pleas-.u-es. And further, we are truly iufornied
that they intend to make this the l>c-ining of a sinll w.irre, which they intend to blows
8brv>ade into all parts of this land, & giue it out there be many auiongrst yow, i elsewhere, that
doebut lookeforanojiportunity to declare themselues Cavileers, i for the King, as if yow or
\s-eo were the Kings enimios, <t they onely his friends. Commending you all to the gi-ace of
God & resting your humble scruants.

WiLUAM Kt.u.1.. George Cleete.


Casco Bav, this flebr : li46.

[The following draught of an answer to the foregoing letter, in the bandwritiug of Gov. TTin-
throp, is written upon the revei^e of the leaf.]

To our worthy friends Mr. Gcorgt Ckrys, Deputy Presidtnt of Ligonia, dc his Assistants, at

Casco, (Id.

Sir,— AVe haue received & considered your lettres by this be;\rer, Mr.Purchas, together with
the Testimony and other writings sent therwith : we received also lettres & other writings from
Mr. Jocelin & others; by all which we perceiue that the ditferences between you are growne to
a great height of contention, which we are very son-ye for, 4 would not be wantinge to doe
what lyes in vs for composinge the same. But whereas the differences grewe vjion extent of
some Patents i right of Jurisdiction wherein Mr. Rigby i others in K : are interested, k lettres
have been seut to them from both partyes, & answer is expected by the first return, therevpoo
•we hare thought it expedient to perswade you bothe to forbeare any further contention in »h«
meane tyme, & have written to Mr. Jocelin, Ac, to that ende, who having desired our advice, we
may presume they will observe the s^inie. i will not attempt any acts of hostility against you ;
and we doubt not but you wilbe pei^waded to the same ; which we judge will conduce most to
Mr. Rigbys right, and your owne k your neighbours peace. Your loving friends.
5S,5.(1), 164£.

No. V.

Towns there are not many in this province. .K:i:;<«ri/ situated not_far from Pascataway ia the
most populoas.

Next to that eastward is seated by a river near the sea Gorgiana, a majoraltio and the metro-
I)olitan of the province. Furtlier to theea-stward is the town of Wells. Cape Porpus eastward
of that, where there is a town of tlie Kime name, the houses scatteringly built, all these to* ns
hare store of salt and frc-sh marsh with arable land, and all well stocked with cattle. About
8 or nine miles to the Eastward of Caf. Porput is >^in^ r harbour, a noted place for fishers,
here they have many stages. Haco adjoina to this, and l>oth make one scattering to^-n of large
extent, well store.1 with cattle, arable and marsJics and a saw mill. Six mil..-3 to the east-
ward of .Siico and 40 miles from Georgiana is seated the town of llaxk j^nnl, consisting of about
60 dwelling hoases, and a magazine or (f-i^a/in* scatteringly built, they luive store of neat and
horses, of sheep near upon 7 or 800, much arable and marsh salt and fresh and a corn-mill. To
the southward of t\ir: point (upon which are stages for e=hermen) lie two small island-) ; be-
yond the point,|N'orlh eastward runs the river of Spurwink. p. 200.

IThe period to which this narrative relates is IfiTO : Jocelyn retoxued lo Enghind iii 1




p. 201. Four niil.-'3 from black point, oiu- mile fruiii Ppurwink river eastwanl lyeth Ki:h-
mond s island, whose lon^. is 317^ 'M" and lat, 40- 3-1', it is 3 miles in circumfovcnce and hath a
l)as.-aMe nn.l gntvoily lord on tlio North side, iKtween the main and the sea at low water, hero
arc found pscollcftt whetstones and hfre likewise are stages for fishermen. Nine miles e.-v^t-
■ward of Black point lieth scatteringly the town of Casco upon a largo bay, stored with cattle,
sheep, swine, abundance of marsh and arable land, a coru-mill or two, with stages forlishermen.
i'lirther eastw.ird is the town of Keunel>eo seated upon the river. Further yet eii-stward is
Sagailf hock, where there are many houses scattering and all alou;; stages for lishermen, thoso
two are stored with cattle and corn lauds.

p. 202. 1-2 miles from C;isco bay, and passable for men and horses, is a lake culled by the
Indians Sebug on the briuk thereof at one end is the famous rock shaped like a moose dar or
helk, dtnphanous, and called the moose rock. Here are found stones hke crystals and lapis
tpecularis or ruuscovia class both white and purple.

p. 205. Fr>.m Sai^-adehock to Nova Scotia is called the Duke of York's province, liere Peraa-
qui.1, Montinicus, Mohepran, Capeanawhajen, where Capt. Smith tisht for whales ; Muscataquid
all filled with dwelling houses .-lud sfciges for fishermen and Lave plenty of cattle, arable land
and marjhes.

p. 207. The people in the Province of ilaiue may be divided into magistrates, husbandmen
or planters, and fishermen ; of the magistrates some bo royalists, the rest i>erverso spirits, the
like are the planters and fishers, of which some be planters aud fishers both, others mecr fish-

Handicraftsmen there are but few, the tumelor or cooper, snuths or carpenters are best wel-
come amongst them, shopkeepers there are none, being supplied by the Massachusetts mer-
chants with all things they stand in need of. Englisli shoes are sold for S or 9shils, a pair,
worsted stockings of Cs. Cd. for 7 and Ss. a pair, Douglass that is sold ia Eugl»id for 1 or 2 and
20 psnce an ell. fur 4s. a yard, serges of 2 or 3s. a yard for 6 and 7 shillings.

p. 20S. Tiity have a custom of taking tobacco, sleeping at noon sitting long at meals some-
times four times a d ly, and now and then drinking a dram of the b.jttle e.vtraordinarily * *•
They feed generally uijon as good flesh, beef, pork, mutton, fowl, and fish as any in the world ba-
Bide3. Their servants which ai-e for the most part English, will not work under a half a crown
a day, when they are out of their time, although it be for to make hay, and for less I do not
see how they can by rea.son of the dearness of clothing. If they hire them by the year they
pay them 1-1 or £15 at the years end in corn, cattle and in fi»h : some of these prove excellent
fowlers, bringing in as many as will maintain their master's house ; besides the profit that ac"
crne3 by their feathers.

p. 210. The fishermen take yearly ujion the coast many hundred kcntals of cod, hake, had-
dock, iwlluck, Ac. ic. which they spUt, salt and dry at their stages, making three voyages in a
year. 'When they share their fish, which is at the end of every voyage, they separate the best
from the worst, w liich is known when it is clear like a lanthorn horn and without spots ; tbo
second sort they call refuse fish, that is such a.s is salt burnt, spotted, rotten and carelessly or-
dered ; these they put oft' to the M;issachusetts merchants ; the merchantable for 30 aud 32
reals a kental (112 i>ounds) the refuse for 9 and 10s. the quintal. The merchants send the
merchantable fish to Lisbon, Bilbo, Bunleaux, Marsilos, Talloon, Rochel, Iloan, and other cities
of France, to the Canaries with claw board aud pipe staves, which is there aud at the Charibs a
prime commodity ; the refuse fish they put off at the Charib isbtnds, Barbadocs, Jamaica, ic.
who feed their Negros with it.

p. 211. To every shallop belong four fishermen, a ma-ster or steersman, a Midshipman, and a
foremast man and a shore man, who washes it out of the salt and dries it upon bundles and
tends their cookery.

These often gtt in one voyage 8 or £9 a man, but it doth some of them little good, for the
merchant to incrca.-'O his gain by putting otf his commodity in the middest of their voyages, aud
at the end thereof comes in with a walking tav.-rn, a bark laden with the I.gitiinate bb.iidof
the rich grape which they bring from Phial, Madera, Canaries, with brandy, rum, the B.u badoes
strong water and tobacco, coming a shore he gives them a taster or two, which so cliarms tl.em,
that for no persuasions will they go to sea, although fair and.8«jasoQ.-»ble weather for 2 or 3 dayp,


nay sometimos a wholp week, till thoy arc wparir.! with drinking, taking a shore 2 or 3 hhds. of
v-ino and mm to drink when the merchant is gone.

They often have to run in debt for thc-ir necessarie:? ou account of the livish ex]tens>' [•>r drink
and aro coii*tniine<'. to niortpi^e thoir plantations if they have any, and the nierchiint when
the tinie is expired is sure to turn them out of house and home, seizing their plantsitions and
cattle, poor creatures, to look out for a new habitation in some remote phtce, where they begin
the world agTiiu. p. 212.

Of the sanio nature are the people in the Duke'a prorince, who not long before I left the
country petitioned Mass. to take them into their government, p. 21:2.

: V. • No. VI. .• ,



I Robert Jordan, senior gentlem : formerly of Spurwink, and now resident on the Great Is-
land in the township of Purtsnionth, in Xew-Englaud, being weak of Ix-dy, but of sound and
perfect memory, praysed be Gody— Do make, ordayne, and declare this present -vrriting to bo
and remayne my last, undoubted 'Will and Testament, in manner and forme following :

Imps. I bequeath m.v sonic to God, hopeing by the nieritts of Christ my Saviour, to enjoy
eternal life, and my bo<ly to ye earth to bee decently buried — And what xemporall things I am
blessed witli, all by yo Providence of AUnighty God, I give and bequeath a.5 fullowotu :

Item — I do hereby ratify, allow and confirme two deeds or writing?, which I formerly made
ond gavenntler my hand .ind scale, one to my elldest sonn John Jordan, and another to my sec-
ond sonn Robert Jordan, according to the contents y'rin exprest.

Item — I give and giant to my wife Saraih Jordan, now living, the ould plantation at Spur-
wiuke, contiiiungono thoosand acres, bee it more or less, begining wt the grant belonging to
my Bonn John Jordan doth one and ending where the lott bequeathed by this my will to my Jd
Bonn Dominicus Jordan doth begine, and soe along the highway untill you come to the Grcate
Pond; for and during theterme of her natural life; the reversion and inheretance y'rof to beo
and remaine unto my youngest sonn Jeremiah Jordan, his heyers and successors forever, as his
part and p<jrtion.

Item — I give and bequeath unto my sayd w-ife Saraih Jordan, one other farme, called Nonn-
ench, containing two thousand acres, be it more or less, for and during her Latur.'U life: and
for ye more strict obleighing my cliildren's duty to her, my will is that diee whoily and ab-
solutely disjxise the succession and inheritance thereof, to either or any of my sonns, they or
their or any of their li'jTes, or issue, lawfully by them or any of them be .gotten, forever.

Item — I give and bequeath unto my sonn Dominicus Jordan, one thoasaud acres of land, at
Spurwinke, to begin where the abovesd ould plantation endetli, as hee shall make choyce of,
to be layd out by the onereferees hereafter nominated.

Item — I give and bequeath unto my »onn Jedediah Jordan, one thousand acres (^f my land,
at Spurwinke aforesai'i, to bee chosen by him out of my land not disposed before, to bee to the
use of him and liis Ir-jtcs, forever.

Item — I give and bequeath unto my sonn Samuel Jordan, by rea.son of his posterity's choyce
of tleaven hundred acres of land of my said land at Spurwinke, to bee to the use of him and
his heyres forever; and what part or prctU of land remaynos not bequeathed nor given of my
Bayd land-x, at Spurwinke, by any or all of the above rescited and cxpresswl artick,-, 1 do hereby
give and bequeath the same, being nplandj, unto my sonns above named, to be divided and
equally alluted amongst them.

Item— My will is that my m-jddow, bordering along by tlio river Spun^-inke, bee di-
Tidedto each portion of theaUjve given land:;, nearfajt and mo5tconveniv.nlly adjojmug to each
prcell or portion as is above di:^pot5e<i.


Ittni — Ipivc ai'.'l b'-i'i'-'nli unto my f.iure youngest sonn.;, nam -ly. Di'minicu^.JoJLdiali, Sam-
uel and JoivmiAh Jora.iTi, l.> o.ioh of thiMii one tVath.r bcdii and liowUtfis.

Itii:n — 1 111 ik'i ii:i 1 urj lyii.' my s-iy J wild Sar.iiU, auJ my tw j souuj John aui Robert JorJ.m
t3bj myjoynt extjcutois.

I milc^ anl h^rjoy ordtyns Mvor Xhhj. SlnplMgh of Kittery, Mr. Xsth"! Fryer, and Mr. Bickb im. m.Tch mU, to bjeonereferoes aud to cud all dirrtroii(.:e> in any matters .-.ri.-ins,
by nv.v\ns of my not fnlly expie^iini; myselfe in this my last will aiul testament, b^tw^jn my
lijitjesanlthj e'C-CTiitir- hr-of, a:i 1 to settlo all things according to tlu-ir best jud,,':n:-nt3,
and nearest intent of tlii< njy will that noc fnrlher orfnturedifl'ercnccs may arise.

Lastly— My will anl intent is, thit ea.-h anl every of my afore-mentioned ionns, their heyres
and su^cessori. sh.iil have an 1 injoy all and singnlar the aforesiyd prescribed grants, gyfts, and
lega-ies ; and if any or eiih ;- of tlieai want nitiirall issue, that tliun th it legacy shall redown
and boeeq\ially divided amonctst the rest.

Great Lsiind, 2Sth of .lannary 1C7S: >rr. Robert Jordan senior, acknnvledgid this within
vrritten, to b"? his last Will and Testament, and was at the same tynie of a s.innd mind and pr-
loctm;mjry, but havtin;; lost the use of his hand- could not siftne and scale the same ; and
o-.rneJ alsoe Mr. Xatlil Fryer to bc2 one of his oncrferees, who is interline 1 above. This owned
before moe, Kltas Stvlemkx, Commissioner.

TlUs will was exhibited in Court, July 1, "79, by Mr. Xatlil Fryer under the attestation an-
nexed, and is allowed to bee recordi d. Jos. Duplet, assistant.

Very copia of this Will and Testam 'Ut above written, transcribed and compared with oripjln-
all. thisTih 'lay of July, one thousand si.x. hundred and seaveuty-nine, and pr. ye County Court
allowed, as attestes. Edw. RlsnwoRin, R. C.

No. YII.


June h, 15 jS.

B- it kmwn unto all men by these presents that Wee Xunatecon-tt and Wnrabitta alij
Jhnn ■ of C:isco Bay do acknowledge to have received of tieorge M >njoy on Cireat Ko^'g to the
vala: of thr;e Swings which we ackno.vblge ourseivs fully satisfyed for in consideration of
which we do by thjse presents a^signe sell and make over unto C.e )rg .Manjoy of the sime Uiy
a tnict or parcel of Land by ths Bounds hereafter uiintioued, which is to be/iu on (he otli.T
Eide of Aajaucon:5an Hiv.-rat the great falli tiie u.jpMinDst part of them called S icarabigg and
BO dowu the riv-.-rside unto the lowermost planting ground, the lowermost part th r.-ar, and SO
from each aforesaid bounds to go directly into the woods so far as said Miinjoy will, not exccciJ-
ing one mile, with all th ■ woods and p.-ivileges thereunto belonging: To have and to hold to
him the said Muujoy his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns from us our heirs, execu-
tors aud administrators •.rmly by these presents, and also from any other person or persons
whatever claiming any right title or interest thereunto shall warrant and d.fend the same and
do further hereby engage ourselves and our heirs unto the said Munjoy his heirs and assignj
that he and they shall quietly and peaceably enjoy the premises and for the performance hereof
Wee have hcr«untoi:et our hands aud seals this 4th June 16'50.
Signed, scaled and delivered mark

in prns-nco of us. Wip.r\ijitta o_ Seal

jl^rk XV.VAMCLT .V ieal.

John I Breme

Jan.- I Cloys

Philip L Lewis





1634, - '

This Indenture maiTe the t^-enty-sixth uiy of July Artv.o Pomini one thov:sand six hiin.lrcd
eighty mid foi:r nnd in the tliirty-=ixlh vt'nr of t!;c nijn of our Soverc-ijm Lt'rd Cl.arit.s I'.iC
second {n ths grace of God of Enclaiid S^-itlaiid rrance ar.d Irel.tnd, Kin?, defoiidtr of t!iO
F:uth i-j.

}!-t«o'jn Thomas DanrTtli Ksq. r-o<: h-nt of majesty-s Pmvuioo of Miiino in X.'W V.r.g-
Uivl on thf one l-aity, ,i:iJ C;.pt. Krlwur.! Tyi-g, Capt. Sylv;tui!s Davis. Mr. W:,!ter (.'..•iidall. >)r.
Thaadeui Clarli, Capt. Auiliony Praekrtt, Mr. Hominicns Jordan. Mr. George lii-.imiial! and Mr.
Ro'..eri Lawrtnce, trusteis on the bcIi >.If and f'>r the sole uso and benefit of tlielnlialjilants of
the tiiwn of Falmouth vithin tho aliovenaried ProWnce of Mains on the other party, "Witmss-
eth Th:it whereas the- ahovonanied Thomas Pr.nforth by the Governor and Coinpauy of the Mas-
sachusetts Coiony in New E!i:.:land tlie now Lord Proprietor of the al.iovenamed Provini?v of
Maine at a g-entrul ass.-niiiiy lit'.d at Boston on tile eloventli day of May ll't>l is fully autKorizfd
niid einpov.'ercd to make U''ga! contirmation unto the Inhabitants of the abovesaid Province of

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