Congressional Edition Volume 3170

Congressional Edition Volume 3170

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...planted. The committees, when they reported on the first two books, submitted six petitions to be sent to the Virginia Company of London. They were wisely framed in view of the needs of the colony, and were agreed to by the assembly. The first was that the lands theretofore granted by patent to the planters be not taken from them in the allotments of lands to the governor and his council, the officers of incorporations, and the members of the Loudon Company. The second, that the London Company send, with convenient speed, men to occupy their lands belonging to the four corporations, and also tenants for the glebe laud of the ministers of these corporations. The third, that the planters who came before Sir Thomas Dale's departure in 1616 be put upon the same footing with those to whom land was granted afterwards, and that a single share apiece be granted to the male children born in Virginia, and to their wives, "because," they say, "that in a a newe plantation it is not known whether man or woman be the more necessary." The importance of this petition will appear, when we remember that on the return of Dale in July, 1616, the London Company determined to give the planters a fixed property in the soil, and to confirm every man's portion "as a state of inheritance to him and his heyers forever, with bounds and limits under the Companies seale, to be holden of his Majestie as of his Manour of East Greenwich, in socage tenure, and not in capite." The fourth petition was that a subtreasurer be appointed here to collect the rents of the London Company, instead of requiring the impossibility of paying them in England, "and that they would enjoine the said subtreasurer not precisely according to the letter of more

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