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-^ Printed by J AMES DAVIS, Printer to the Honourable the House of
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DEDICATION.
TO HIS EXCELLENCY

JOSIAH MARTIN, ESQ;

His Majefty's Captain-General, Governor, and
Commander in Chief, in and over the Province
of North-Carolina.

SIR,

A S the Supreme Magijirate of this Country, permit me, with due "Deference and Submijfion, td
•^ -^ Dedicate to your Excellency, A Revifal of all the Ads of Aflembly of this Province now
in Force and Ufe ; which, from the exalted Station your Excellency fills, claims your Patronage and
Prote£lion>

^H^ firji Edition of a Revifal of our Laws being long fince fold off, and a great Length of 'Time
elapfing Jince that Work was finifhed, they are now unavoidably thrown into as great Perplexity as
ever \ as in a young and fiourifbing Country like this, the Face of Affairs muji neceffarily change with
the Acceffion of People, and their Application to Indujiry, and almojl every Seffion of Affembly caufe a
Mutability in our Laws, according as the internal Policy and Regulations of the Province require.

I am well convinced. Sir, of my poor Abilities to encounter a Tafk of this arduous Nature ; hut
feeing no abler Hand undertake it, and being encouraged from the Countenance paid nty firft Attempt of
this Sort, the Sale of the whole Impreffion of which being very rapid, I have again embarked in the
Service of my Country, thrown my Mite into the Common Stock, and fhall be happy to find it product
any good EffeclSi

TO hold the Reins of Government Jieady and uniform over a ftee and generous People, has ever
been the WifJo and Dejire of all Great and Good Princes and Rulers ; and whenever they have purfued
contrary Steps, the difmal Confequences have always followed^ of which numberlefs Inflames might bt
produced. As a Pattern and noble Example to the World, we may held up to View our prefent moji
gracious Sovereign, the ReSlitude and Benignity of whofe Adminijiration fheds its happy Irfuence over
all his Dominions, of which, the People of this Province, under your Excellency's good Gcvernment,
feel no fmall Share.

PERMIT me. Sir, to fay, without Flattery, a Vice hateful to good Men, that for the prefent
Happinefs and Tranquillity of this Province, we are much indebted to the Uniformity and Steadinefs of

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DEDICATION.

Coitdu£} with which your Excellency has reined this People fmce your happy /Appointment to prefide
over them,

TO UR Excellency's un'ibearied Endeavouirs to obliterate thi almojl indelible Stain on the Annals cf
this Province^ the melanchoUy and tragical Scene of the Alamance, as being the happy Injlrument
under his moji gracious Majejly of rejloring Peace and Harmony ^ and a due Subordination of Govern*
ment to a very refpe£iable Number of People of this Province^ claim the EJleem and moft grateful

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Thanks of every good Man.

WITH Hearts filled with Gratitude tae mujl alfo acknowledge the very material Service rendered
this Country by your Excellenty's flriSi and impartial Enquiry into the State of our Public FundSy and
the ConduSl of Public Officers , and the Cheerfulnefs with which the whole Legifiature have lately
entered into that Biifmefsy bids fair to recover the very alarming Lefciencie^ that appear ^ and at once
refiore this Country to Peace and Tranquillity.

M I S S- /Application or Imbezzlcment of the Public Funds of a Country^ is a Species of Oppreffion
of the firfi Magnitude^ and never, fails to fill the Minds of the People with number lefs Murmurings,
and a rejllefs Anxiety to remove the Oppreffors. Prejudices of this Sort^ added to the Ingenuity and
Addrefs of fome bad Men, who were willing to turn the Dijiurbances of their Country to their own
Purpofes^ was the true Caufe of the Infurre5lion in the interior Parts of this Province j and had not^
Sir^ your worthy and magnanimous Predeceffor^ with a Cahnnefs and Intrepidity in the Day of Battle
peculiar to himfelf, put a Stop to the Ravages of a People grown lawlefs and defperate, we know not
where the Befolation would have ended. But^ Sir, we have now the futleji Confidence that the Wound
is perfeSlly healed ^ and that Peace and Harmony will crown your Excellency's Endeavours to refiore
Order and Unanimity to an unhappy and diftrejfed People^ and avert from them that worfi of human
Evilsy an intefiine War j the Reward of which^ we hope, will be a long and happy Adminifiratioii
over a grateful and generous People.

FROM your Excellency's known Candour and A^abilityy I refi in the fullefi Hopes of your par-
donin^ this plain Dedication^ and the Freedom with which I have expreffed myfelf on the j^ffairs of
Coverfiment •, as the Hdppinefs and Profperity of all States ever keep Pace with the Re^itude of its
RulerSy whcfe Condu5i it is one of the noble Privileges of Englilhmen to enquire intOy through the
Liberty of thi Prefs.

I am your Excellency's mofi Dutifuly

And mofi obedient humble Servant,

JAMES DAVIS.



THE SECOND

C H A R T E

GRANTED

By King CHARLES the Second,

TO THE

Proprietors oi CAROLINA



H A R L E S the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britsin,
France and' Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. WHEREAS,
by our Letters Patent, bearing Date the Twenty Fourth Day of March,
in the Fifteenth Year of our Reign, We were gracicufly pleafed to grant
unto our right trufty and right well beloved Coufm and Counfeller Ed-
ward Earl of Clarendon, our High Chancellor England ; our right trufty and cn-
tirtly beloved Coufin and Cr-unfdlor George Duke of Albemarle, Mailer of our
Horfe ; our ri^hc trudy and well beloved William now Earl of Craven -, our right
trufty and v/ell beloved Counfcllor John Lord Berkeley ; our right trufty and well
beloved Connfellor Anthony Lord Afhley, Chancellor of our Exchequer; our
right trufty and well beloved Counfellor Sir George Carteret, Knight and Baronet,
Vice-Chancelipr of our Houfhold ; our right trufty and well beloved Sir John Col-
leton, Knight anti Baronet; and Sir William Berkeley, Knight; all that Province,
Territory or Traft of Groun I, called Carolina, (ituate, lying and being within
our Doininions of America ; extending from the North End of the Ifland called
Luke-Iiland, which lycth in the Souihi. in Virginia Seas, and within Thirty Six
Degrees of North Latitude ; and to the Wrft, as far as the South-Seas ; and fo
refpeftively as far as the River of Matthias, which bordereth upon the Coaft of
Florida, and within Thirty One Degrees of North Latitude ; and fo Weft, in a
dired Line, as far as the South Seas aforefaid.

N O W Know ye. That We, at the humble Requeft of thefaid Grantees in
the aforefaid Letters Patents named, and as a further Mark of dif efpecial Favour
to them, we are gracioudy pleafed to enlarge our faid Grant unto them, according
to the Bounds and Limits ht-reafter fpccificd, and in Favour to the pious and nobb
Purpofe of the faid Edward Ear! of Clarendon, George Duke of Albemarle, Wil-
liam Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Afhley, Sir George Car-
teret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Berkeley, their Heirs and AfTigns, ail
that Province, Territory or Traft of Land, fituate, lying and being within our
Dominions of America aforefaid ; extending North and Eaftward as far as the
North End of Currituck River or Inlet, upon a ftraight Wefterly Line to Wyon-

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The Proprietors Second CHARTER,



oak Creek, which lies within or about the Degrees of Thirty Six, and Thirty Mi-
nutes, Northern Lattitude •, and lb Weft, in a diredl Line, as far as the South-
Seas -, and South and Weftward, as far as the Degrees of Twenty Nine, inclufive,
of Northern Lattitude -, and fo Weft, in a direct Line, as far as the South-Seas •,
toofether with all and fingular the Ports, Harbours, Bays, Rivers and Inlets, be-
longing unto the Province or Territory aforefaid : And alio, all the Soils, Lands,
Fields, Woods, Mountains, Ferms, Lakes, Ri^(ers, Bays, and Iflets, fituate or-
beinof within the Bounds or Limits laft before m*entioned ; with the Filhings of all
Sorts of Fi(h, Whales, Sturgeons, and all other Royal Fifti, in the Seas, Bays,
Iflets and Rivers within the Premifes, and the Fifh therein taken, together with the
Royalty of the Sea upon the Coaft v^ithin the Limits aiorefaid ; and moreover all
Veins, Mines and Qiiarries, as well difcovercd as not difcovered, of Gold, Silver,
Gems, and precious Stones, _ Metal, or any other Thing, found, or to be found
within the Province, Territory, Iflets, and Limits aforefaid : And furthermore, the
Patronage and Advowfons of all the 'Churches and Chapels which, as Chriftian
Religion ftiall increafe within the Province, Territory, Ifles and Limits aforefaid,
fhall happen hereafter to be ereded ; together with Licence and Power to build
and found Churches, Chapels and Oratories, in convenient and fit Places, within
the faid Bounds and Limits ; and to caufe them to be dedicated and confecrated,
accordino- to the Ecclefiaftical Laws of our Kingdom of England ; together with
all and fingular the like and as ample Rights, Jurifdiftions, Privileges, Preroga-
tivi'S, Royalties, Liberties, Immunities, and Franchifes, of what Kind foever,
within the Territory, Ifles, Iflets, and Limits aforefaid : To have, hold, ufe, ex-
ercife and enjoy the fame, as amply, fully, and in as ample Manner, as any Bi-
fhop of Durham, in our Kingdom of England, ever heretofore had, held, ufed or
enjoyed, or of Right ought or could have, ufe or enjoy : And them the faid Ed-
ward Earl of Clarendon, George Duke of Albemarle, William Earl of Craven,
John L rd Berkeley, Anthony Lord Afliley, Sir George Carteret, Sir John Col-
leton, and Sir William Berkeley, their Heirs and Afligns, we do, by thefe Prefents,
for us, our Heirs and Succeflbrs, make, create and conftitute, the true and abfo-
lute Lords and Proprietors of the faid Province or Territory^ and of all other the
Premifes ; favino- always the Faith, Allegiance, and fovereign Dominion, due to
us, our Heirs and Succeflbrs, for the fame : To hold, pofl'efs and enjoy the faid
Province, Territory, Iflets, and all and fingular other the Premifes, to them the
faid Edward Earl of Clarendon, George Duke of Albemarle, WUliam Earl of
Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Afliley, Sir George Carteret, Sir
John Colleton, and Sir William Berkeley, their Heirs and Afligns for ever ; to be
holden of us, our Heirs and Succeflbrs, as of our Manor of Eaft-Greenwich, in
Kent, in free and common Soccage, and not in Capite, or by Knight's Service :
Yielding and paying, Yearly, to us, our Heirs and Succeflbrs, ior the fame, the
Fourth Part of all Gold and Silver Oar, which, within the Limits hereby granted,
fhall, from Time to Time, happen to be found, over and befides the Yearly Rent
of Twenty Marks, and the Fourth Part of the Gold and Silver Oar in and by the
faid written Le.tters Patent referved and payable.

AND that the Province or Territory. hereby granted and defcribed, may be
dignified with as large Tythes and Privileges as any other Parts of our Dominions
and Territories in that Region -, Know ye, that we, of our further Grace, certain
Knowledge, and mere Motion, have thought fit to annex the fame Trad of Ground
or Territory untt^the fame Province of Carolina ; and out of the Fullnefs of our
Royal Power and Prerogative, we do, for us, our Heirs and Succelfors, annex
and unite the fame to the faid Province of Carolina.

AND forafmuch as we have made and ordained the aforefaid Edward Earl of
Clarendon, George Duke of Albemarle, William Earl of Craven^ John Lord
Berkeley, Anthony Lord Afl^ley, Sir George Carteret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir
William Berkeley, their Heirs and Afligns, the true Lords and Proprietors of all
the Province or Territory aforefaid -y Know ye therefore moreover, that we, rcpo-

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fing efpecial Truft and Confidence in their Fidelity, Wildom, Juftice, and provi-
dent Cuxumrpeftion, for us, our Heirs and SuccelTors, do grant full and ablbttite
Power, by Virtue of thefe Frelents, to them the faid Edward Earl of Clarendon, .
Georo-e Duke of Albemarle, William Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, An-
thony' Lord Afliley, Sir George Carteret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Ber-
keley, their Heirs and Afllgns, for the good and happy Government of the faid
whole Province or Tcrritority, full Power and Authority to ered, conftitute, and
make feveral Counties, Baronnies, and Colonies, of and within the faid Provinces,
Territories, Lands and Hereditaments, in and by the faid Letters Patents granted,
or mentioned to be granted as aforelaid, with leveral and diilinft Jurifdidlions,
Powers, Liberties and Privileges: And alfo, to ordain,, make and enad, and, un-
der thtir Seals, to publifh any Laws and Conftitutions whatfoever, either apper-
taining to the public State of the whole Province or Territory, or of any diltind
or particular County, Baronny or Colony, or of or within the fame, or to the pri-
vate. Utility of particular PerJbns, according to their beft Diredlions, by and with
the Advice, AiTent and Approbation of the Freemen of the faid. Province or Ter-
ritory, or of the Freemen of the County, Baronny or Colony for which luch Law
or Confticution lliall be made, or the greater Part of them, or of their Delegates or
Deputies, whom, for enafting of the laid Laws when and as otten as Need Ihall re-
quire, we will, that the faid Edward Earl of Clarendon, George Duke of Albe-
marle, William Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Afhley, Sir
George Carteret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Berkeley, and their Heirs
or Ailigns, (hall, from Time to Time, aflemble, in fuch Manner and Form as to
them fhall feem beil ; and the fame Laws duly to execute upon all People within .
the faid Province or Territory, County, Baronny, or Colony, or the Limits thereof,
for the Time beino;, which fhail be conitituted under the Power and Government
of tiiem or any of them, either failing towards the faid Province or Territory of
Carolina, or returning trom thence towards England, or any other of our or fo-
reign Dominions, by Impofuion of Penalties, Imprilonrnent, or any other Punilh-
ment •, yea, if it fhall be needt^ and the Quaaty of the Offence require it, by
takincr away Member and Life,|p'her by them the faid Edward Earl ot Clarendon,
George Duke of Albemarle, William Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, An-
thony Lord AQiiey, Sir George Carteret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Ber-
keley, and their Heirs, or by them or their Deputies, Lieutenants, Judges, Jufti-
ces, Magiftrates, or Officers whatfoever, as well within the faid Province, as at
Sea, in fuch Manner and Form as unto the faid Edward Earl of Clarendon, George
Duke of Albemarle, Willi.im.Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord
Afhley, Sir George Carteret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Berkeley, and
' thfeir. Heirs, fhall feem moft convenient : And alio, to remit, releafe, pardon and
aboHHi, whether before Judgment or after, all Crimes and Offences whatfoever a-
gainfl the laid Laws -, and to do all and every Thing and Things which, unto the
compleat Eilablifhment of Juftice, unto Courts, SefTions, and Forms of Judica-
ture, and Manners of proceeding therein, do belong, altho' in thefe Prefents ex-
prels Mention is not made thereof; and by Judges to him or them delegated, to
award Procefs, hold Pleas, and determine in all the faid Courts and Places of Ju-
dicature, all Adions, Suits and Caufes whatfoever, as well Criminal as Civil, real,
mixt, perfonal, or of any other Nature or Kind whatfoever : Which Laws fo as a-
forefaid to be publifhed, our Pleafure is, and we do enjoin, require and command,
fhall be abfolutely firm and available in Law •, and that all the liege People of us,
our Heirs and Succelfors, within the faid Province or Territory, do oblerve and
keep the fame inviolably in thoie Parts, fo far as they concern them, under the
Pains and Penalties therein exprefTed, or to be exprefled. Provided neverthelefs.
That the faid Laws be confonant to Reafon, and as , near as may be conveniently, ^
agreeable to the Laws and Cuftoms of this our Realm of England.

A N D becaufe fuch Aflemblies of Freeholders cannot be fo fuddenly called as
there may be Occafion to require the fame, we do therefore, by thefe Prefents,
give and grant unto the j^id Edward Easl of Clarendon, George Duke of Albe-
marle,



iv The Proprietors Second C H A RT EV..



marie, William Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Aihley, Sir
George Carteret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Berkeley, their Heirs and Af-
figns, by themfelves, or their Magiftrates in that Behalf lawfully authorifed, full
Power and Authority, from Time to Time, to make and ordain fit and wholfome
Orders and Ordinances within the Province or Territory aforefaid, or any County,
Baronny or Province within the fame, to be kept and obferved, as well for the
keeping of the Peace, as for the better Government of the People there abiding,
and to publilh the fame to all to whom it may concern : Which Ordinances we do,
by thefe Prefents, ftraightly charge and command to be inviolably obferved within
the fame Province, Counties, Territories, Barronnies and Provinces, under the Pe-
nalties therein exprefled -, fo as fuch Ordinances be reafonable, and not repugnant
or contrary, but as near as may be agreeable to the Laws and Statutes of this our
Kingdom of England •, and fo as the fame Ordinances do not extend to the bind-
ing, charging or taking away the Right or Interefl of any Perion or Peribns in their
Freehold, Goods or Chattels whatfoever.

AND to the End the faid Province or Territory may be the more happily in-
creafed by the Multitude of People reforting thither, and may likewile be the more
ftrongly defended from the Incurfions of Savages, and other Enemies, Pirates and
Robbers ; therefore we, lor us, our Heirs and Succeflbrs, do give and grant, by
thefe Prefents, full Power, Licence and Liberty, unto all the liege People of us,
our Pleirs and SuccefTors, in our Kingdom of England and elfewhere, within any
other our Dominions, Iflands, Colonies or Plantations, (excepting thoie v/ho fliall
be efpecially forbidden) to tranfport themfelves and Families into the faid Province
or Territory, with convejiient Shipping and fitting Provifion % and there to fettJe
themfelves, dwell and inhabit : Any Law, Aft, Statute, Ordinance or other Thing
to the contrary not with Handing.

A N D we will alfo, and of our efpecial Grace, for us, our Heirs and Succef-
fors, do ftreightly enjoin, ordain, conilitute and command, that the faid Province
and Territory fliall be of our Allegiance -, and tWt all and fingular the Subjeds and
liege People of us, our Heirs and Succeflbrs, tranfported, or to be tranfported into
the faid Province, and the Children of them, and fuch as fhall defcend from them
there born, or hereafter to be born, be, and ftiall be Denizons and Lltges of us,
our Heirs and Succeflbrs, of this our Kingdom of England, and be, in all Things
held, treated, and reputed as the liege faithful People of us, our Heirs and Suc-
ceflbrs, born within this our faid Kingdom, or any other of our Dominions -, and
may inherit or otherwife purchafe and receive, take, hold, buy and pcfiefs, any
Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, within the faid Places, and them may -oc-"
cupy and enjoy, fell, alien and bequeath ; as likewife all Liberties, Franchii'es and
Privileges, of this our Kingdom, and of all other our Dominions aforelaid, may
freely and quietly have, poflefs and enjoy as our liege People born within the fame^
without the Molefliation, Vexation, Trouble or Grievance of us, our'Htirs and
Succeflbrs ; any Aft, Statute, Ordinance, or Provifion to the contrary, nocwith-
fl:anding.

AND furthermore, that our Subjefts of this our faid Kingdom of England,
and other our Dominions, may be the rather incouraged to undertake this Expedi-
tion with ready and chearful Means, Know ye, that we, of our efpecial Grace, cer-
tain Knowledge and mere Motion, do give and grant, by Virtue of thefe Prefents,
as well to the faid Edward Earl of Clarendon, George Duke of Albemarle, Willi-
am Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Aftiley, Sir George Car-
teret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Berkeley, and their Heirs, as unto all
others as fliall, from Time to Time, repair unto the faid Province or Territory
with a Purpofe to inhabit there, or to trade with the Natives thereof, full Liberty
and Licence to lade and freight in every Port whatfoever of us, our Heirs and
Succeflbrs, and into the faid Province of Carolina, by them, their Servants and
Afligns, to tranfport all and fingular, their Goods, "V^ares and Merchandifes ; as

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i:he Proprietors Second CHARTER.



likewife all Sorts of Grain whatfoever, and any other Thing whatfoever nccelTary
tor their Food and Cloathing, not prohibited by the Laws and Statutes of our
Kincrdom and Dominions, to be carried out of the fame without any Let or Mo-
leitation of us,' our Heirs and Siicceirjrs, or of any other our Officers or Minifters
whatfoever •, faving alfo unto us, our Heirs and Succcflbrs, the Cuiloms and other
Duties and Payments due for the laid Wares and Merchanaiies, according to the
feveral Rates of the Places from whence the fame Ihall be trafifported.

W E will alfo, and by thefe Prefents, for us, our Heirs and Succeffors, do give
and grant Licence, by this our Charter, unto the laid Eaward Earl oi ClarcnUon,
George Duke 9f Albemarle, William Earl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, An-
thony Lord Afli'ey, Sir George Carteret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William
Berkeley, and their Heirs and Affigns, and to ail the Inhabitants and Dwellers in
the Province or Territiory alorefaid, both prefent and to come, full Power and ab-
folute Authority, to import or unlade, by themiclves or their Servants, Faftors,
or AffignJ, 3l\\ Mcrchandifes and Goods whatfoever that fhall arife of the Fruits
and Commodities of the faid Province or Territory, either by Land or Sea, into
any the Ports of us, our Htirs and Succeffors, in our Kingdom of England, Scot-
land or Ireland, or otherwile to difpole of the laid Goods in the ;aid Forts •, and,
if Need be, within one Year next atter the unlading, to lade the laid Merchandiics
and G.iods again into the fame or other Ships, and to export the fame into any
other Countries, either ot our Dominions or Foreign, being in Amity with us, our
Heirs and Succeffors, lo as" they pay fuch Cuiloms, Sublidies,. and other Duties
for the fame, to us, our Heirs arid SLicccffors, as the reft of our Subjefts of this
our Kingdom for the Time being, fhall be bound to pay •, beyond which we will
not that the Inhabitants of the laid Province or Territory fhall be any ways charg-
ed : Provided nevcrthelefs, and our Will and Pleafure is, and we have further,
for the Confiderati )ns aforetaid, of our elpecial Grace, certain Knowledge and mere
Motion, given and granted, and by thefe Prefcnts, for us, our Heirs and Succef-
fors, do give ^n-l grant unto the faid Edward Earl of Clarendon, George Duke of
Albemarle, William Eafl of Craven, John Lord Berkeley, Anthony Lord Alhky,
Sir George Carteret, Sir John Colleton, and Sir William Berkeley, and thtir
Heirs and Affigns, tull and free Lie. nee, Power and Authority, at any Time or
Tim'js from and after the Featt of St. Michael the Archangel, which fhall be in
the Year of our Lord Chrift One Thvniland Six Hundred and Sixty S^ven, as well
to imp jrt and bring into any of our Dominions, from the faid Province of Caroli-
na, or any Part thereof, the feveral Goods herein after mentioned ; that is to fay.
Silks, Wines, Raifins, Capers, Wax, Almonds, Oil, and Olives, without paying
or anfwering to us, our Heirs and Succeffors, any Cuftom, Impuft, or other Du-
ty, for or in Refpect thereof, for and during the Space and Term of Seven Years,



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