At St Inegos ffortt 29th decem: 1646.
In the vpper howse
Gouernlr Mr Lewger: Mr. Greene.
The Burgesses being sent for, and all appearing, the Gouer-
ner declared to them that they weare caled hither as ffreemen
to treat and advise in assembly touching all matters as freely
and boldly wthout any awe or feare and wth the same Liberty
as at any assembly they might have don heretofore, and that
they weare now ffree from all restraint of their persons and
should be ffree during the assembly Saucing only to hymselfe
after the end of the Assembly, such charge as he had or hath,
against any for any cryme committed since the last generall
Sworne Wil: Lewis.
Testified that the Gouert afore their comeing vpp out of
Virgina declared to all the Souldiers in publicke and to these
deponents in particulr (in these words or to this effect that they
weare to attend hym vppon these termes, viz: that if he found
the Inhabitants of St Maries had accepted his pardon for thier
former rebellion and weare in obedience to his Lorp the Souldiers
weare to expect no pillage there but he would receave the
inhabitants in peace and only take aid from them to the re-
duceing of Kent.
The howse adiorned till next morning 30th
Decembr 30. The howse adiorned till next morning
31. The howse adiorned till 2d Jan: morn
Jan: 2d The howse adiorned till 1 of March.