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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 278   View pdf image (33K)
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278 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, 1698.


Att an Assembly held att
Annapolis the 20th day
of October 1698 was


Lib. L. L. 2

An Act for Ascerteining the bounds of a Certein Tract of
Land to the use of the Naticock Indians so long as they shall
Occupy and live upon the same.

It being most Just That the Indians the Ancient Inhabitants
of this Province should have a Convenient Dwelling place in
this their native Country ffree from the incroachments and
oppressions of the English more Especially the Nanticoke
Indians in Dorchester County who for these many years has
lived in peace and quiet with the English and in all matters
in Obedience to the Government of this Province we the Bur-
gesses & Delegates of this present Generall Assembly there-
fore do pray that it may be Enacted And be it Enacted by the
Kings most Excellent Maty by and with the Advice and Con-
sent of this present Generall Assembly and the Authority of
the Same That all the Land lying and being in Dorchester

p. 167

County and on the North Side of Nanticock River Butted and
Bounded as followweth beginning att the mouth of Chickacoan
Creek and running up the said Creek bounded therewth to the
head of the main branch of the same and from the head of the
said Main Branch with a line drawn to the head of a Branch
issueing out of the Northwest fork of Nanticock known by the
name of Francis Andertons Branch and from the head of the
said branch down the said Andertons Branch bounded there-
with to the mouth of the same where it falls into the said
Northwest fork and from thence down the said Northwest fork
bounded therewith to the main River and so down the Main
river to the mouth of the aforesaid Chickacoan Creek shall
be unto Panquas and Annatoughquan and to the people
under their Government or Charge and their heires and
successors for ever any Law Usage Custom or Grant to
the Contrary in any wise Notwithstanding to be held of the
Lord propry and his heires Lords Proprietors or Lords Pro-
prietors of this Province under the Yearly rent of one Beaver
Skin to be paid to his said Lordship and his heires as other
Rents in this Province by the English used to be paid Pro-
vided allways That it shall and may be Lawfull for any


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