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successors as aforesaide without anye other manner of p'ffitt or accompt to be given or yelded to vs our heires or successors for or in respecte of the same And we doe further of our speciall grace tayne knowledg and meere motion for vs our heires and successors graunt by theis p'sentes to and with the saide Tresurer and Company and their successors That it shall be lawfull and free for them and their assignes att all and everie tyme and tymes hereafter out of our Realme of England and out of all other our domynions to take and leade into the saide voyag and for and towardes the sayde plantaon and to travell thetherwardes and to abide and inhabite there in the said plantaon all such and soe manye of our loveinge Subiectes or anye other strangers that will become our loveinge Subiectes and live under our allegeance as shall willinglie accolnpanye them in the said voyage and plantaon with sufficient shipping Armor weapons Ordynance munion powder shott victualles and such marchantdizes or wares as maye be fitting to transport and carrie into thos partes, and clothing ymplementes, furniture Cattell horses and mares and all other thinges necessarie for the saide plantaon and for the use and defence and trade with the people there if anye be inhabiting in the saide Countrie or shall come out of other partes there to trade with the saide planters and in passing and retorning to and fro all such comodities or marchandize as shalbe from thence brought without yeldinge or paying subsedie custome or yposicon or any other tax or dutye to vs our heires or successors for the space of seaven yeares from the date of theis p'sentes Provided that none of the saide p'sons soe taken and Carried for the plantaon be such as shall be hereafer by Speciall name restrayned by vs our heires or successors And that for their further encouragment of our speciall grace and favour wee doe by theis p'sentes for vs our heires and successors yealde and graunt to and with the saide Tresurer and company and their successors and everie of them their ffactors and assignes, that they and everie of them shalbe free and quitt of all subsidies and Customes in Newfound lande or anye the territories or p'cinctes aforesaid for the space of one and twentye yeares and from all taxes and yposicons forever vppon anye goodes or marchandizes at any tyme or tymes hereafter eyther vppon Importaon thether or exportaon from thence into our Realme of England or into anye other of our domynions by the saide Tresurer and Company and their successors their deputies ffactors and assignes or anye of them (except onlie the ffive poundes p Centu due for Custom vppon all such goodes and marchandizes as shalbe brought or ymported into our Realme of England or any other of theis our domynions according to the ancient trade of marchantes which ffive poundes p Centu onlye being paide it shalbe thenceforth lawfull and free for the saide adventurers the same goodes and marchandizes to exporte and carrie out of our saide domynions into for rayne partes without any custome taxe or other dutie to be paide to vs our heires or successors or to anye other our Officers or deputies Provided that the saide goodes and marchandizes be shipped out within thirteene monethes after the first landing within anie parte of thos domynions and wee doe alsoe confirme to the saide Tresurer and Company and their successors as alsoe graunt to all and everie such Gonors or other Officers or mynisters as by the

p. 1707

saide Counsell shall be appoynted to have power and authoritie of goment and comaund in or over anye Colony or plantaon in any the lymittes or p'cinctes aforesaide, that they and everie of them shall and lawfully maye from tyme to tyme and att all tymes for ever hereafter for their severall defence and saftye encounter expulse repell and resist by force and armes as well by sea as by lande and by all wayes and meanes whatsoever all and everie such p'son and p'sons whatsoever as without the speciall licence of the saide Tresurer and Company and their successors shall attempt to inhabite within the saide serall p'cinctes and lymittes of the saide Colony or plantaon and alsoe all and everie suche p'son and p'sons whatsoever as shall enterprise or attempt att any tyme hereafter distrucon invasion hurt detryment or anoyance to the saide Colony and plantaon And that it shall be lawfull for the saide Tresurer and Companye and their successors and everie of them from tyme to tyme and att all tymes hereafter and they shall have full power and authoritie to take and surprise by all wayes and meanes whatsoever all and everie p'son and p'sons whatsoever with their shippes goodes and other furniture traffiking in any harbor Creeke or place within the lymittes and p'cinctes of any Colonye or plantaon to be made in anye the lymittes or p'cinctes aforesaide And being allowed by the said Company to be adventurers or planters of the saide Colonye vntill such tyme as they being of any Realmes or domynions vnder our obedience shall paye or agree to paye to the handes of the Tresurer or of some other Officer deputed by the gonors in any the saide Territories or p'cinctes aforesaide over and above such subsidie and Custome as the saide Companye is or hereafter shalbe to paye ffive poundes p Cent vppon all such goodes and marchandizes soe brought in thether, other then such as shall be brought in for the necessarie vse of ffishing as hath byne heeretof ore accustomed, and alsoe ffive poundes p Centu vppon all goodes by them shipped out from thence, other then ffish and other necessaries requisite to fishing And being strangers and not vnder our obedience vntill they have payde over and above such subsidie and Custome as the same Tresurer and Companye and their successors is or hereafter shall be to paye tenn poundes p Centum vppon all such goodes likewise carried in and out and the same soes of money and benifitt as aforesaide for and during the space of one and twenty,yeares shall be wholly ymployed to the benifitt and behoofe of the said Companie or plantaon, and the saide one and twenty yeares ended the same shalbe taken to the vse of vs our heires and successors by such Officer and mynister as by vs our heires or successors shalbe thereunto assigned and appoynted Alsoe wee doe for vs our heires and successors graunt and declare by theis p'sentes, that all and everie the p'sons being our Subiectes which shall goe and inhabite within any Colony or plantaon within anye the p'cinctes aforesaide and everie of their Children and posteritie which shall happen to be borne within the lymittes thereof shall have and enioy all libertyes ffranchices and ymmunities of free denizons and naturall Subiectes within anye of our other domynions to all intentes and purposes as if they had byn abiding and borne within this our Realme of England or in anye other of our domynions And forasmuch as it shall be necessarie for all such our loveing

p. 1708

Subiectes as shall inhabite within any the said territories or p'cinctes of New-found lande aforesaide to determyne to live together in the feare and true worship of Almighty God, Christian peace and civill quietnes each with other whereby everie one maye with more saftie pleasure and p'ffitt enioye that wherevnto they shall attaine with greate payne and p'rill, we for vs our heires and successors are likewise pleased and contented and by theis p'sentes doe give and graunt to the said Tresurer and Company and their successors and to such Gonors Officers and mynisters as shall be by the saide Councell constituted and appoynted according to the natures and lymittes of their Offices and places respectively, that they shall and maye from tyme to tyme forever hereafter within the said territories or p'cinctes of Newfound lande or in the waye by the Seas thither and from thence have full and absolute power, and authoritie to correct punishe p'don governe and rule all Subiectes of vs our heires and successors as shall from tyme to tyme adventure themselves in any voyage thither or that shall att any tyme hereafter inhabite in the p'cinct and territorie of the said lande called Newfound lande aforesaide according to such Orders Ordinances constituons direcons and instrucons as by the saide Councell as aforesaide shall be established, and in defecte thereof in cause of necessitie according to the good discretions of the said Governors and Officers respectivelie as well in cases Capitall and Crimynall as Civill both marine and other, soe alwayes as the saide Statutes ordynaunces and p'cedinges as neere as conveniently may be agreeable to the lawes statutes gomentes and policie of this our Realme of England And wee doe further of our speciall grace tayne knowledg and meere motion graunt declare and ordayne that such principall Governor or Governors as from tyme to tyme shall dulie and lawfully be authorized and appoynted in manner and forme in theis p'sentes heretofore exp'ssed shall have full power and autlioritie to vse and exercise marshall lawe in cases of Rebellion or mutynie in as larg and ample manner as our leeftenantes in our Counties within our Realme of England have or ought to have by force of their Comissions of lieutenancy And furthermore yf any p'son or p'sons Adventurers or planters of the said Colony or any other att any tyme or tymes hereafter shall transporte any moneys goodes or marchandizes out of anye our kingdomes with a p'tence or purpose to land sell or otherwise dispose the same within the lymittes and boundes of anye the saide territories or p'cintes of or in Newfoundland, and yet neutheles being att sea or after he hath landed within any parte of the saide territories and p'cinctes shall carrie the same into any forraine Countrie with a purpose there to sell and dispose thereof That then all the saide goodes and chattelles of the saide p'son or p'sons soe offending and transporting together with the shipp or vessell wherein such transportacon was made shall be forfeyted to vs our heires and successors And further our will and pleasure is that in all questions and doubtes that shall arrise vppon any difficulty of construcon or interp'taon of any thing contayned in theis our tres patentes the same shall be taken and interpreted in most ample and benificiall manner for the said Tresurer and Companie and theire successors and everie member thereof

p. 1709

And fynally our will and pleasure is and wee doe further hereby for vs our heires and successors graunt and agree to and with the said Tresurer and Company and their successors that all and singuler p'son and p'sons which shall att any tyme or tymes hereafter adventure any some or somes of money in and towardes the said plantaon of any Colony or Colonyes in Newfound lande or anye the territories or p'cinctes thereof and shall be admitted by the said Councell and Company as adventurers of the saide Companye in forme aforesaide and shall be inrolled in the booke or Record of the adventurers of the said Companye shall and maye be accompted accepted taken held and reputed adventurers of the saide Colonye and shall and maye enioye all and singuler grauntes priviledges libties benifittes p'ffittes comodities advantages and emolumentes whatsoever as fully largely amplie and absolutlie as yf they and everie of them had byne p'cisely playnlie singulerlie and destinctlie named and, incerted into theis our lres patentes And lastlie because the principall effect which wee can desire or expect of this acon is the conversion and reduction of the people in those partes (if anye be there inhabiting) vnto the true worshipp of God and Christian Religion in which respecte we would be loath that any p'son should be permitted to passe that we suspected to affecte the sup'stitions of the Church of Roome, wee doe hereby declare that it is our will and pleasure that none be p'mitted to passe in anye voyage from tyme to tyme to be made into the said Countrie but such as first shall have taken the oath of Sup'macye for which purpose wee doe by theis p'sentes give full power and authoritie to the Tresurer for the tyme being and any three of the Councell and to everie three such p'son or p'sons as shall be by the saide Tresurer, and anye three of the saide Councell therevnto authorized whereof the Tresurer for the tyme being to be one And to anye our maiors Bayliffes or any other our chef Officer or Officers in any our portes havens or Townes where anye such p'son or p'sons shall take shipping to tender and exhibite the saide oath to all such p'son as shall at anye tyme be sent and ymployed in the said voyage to remayne or plant there, Provided alwayes and our will and pleasure is and we doe hereby declare to all Christian kinges Princes and Estates, that if any p'son or p'sons which shall hereafter be of any Colony or plantaon in anye the territories or p'cinctes of Newfoundlande before lymitted or any other by his their or anye of their licence or appoyntment shall att any tyme or tymes here-after robb or spoyle by Sea or lande or doe any acte of vniust or unlawfull hostilitye to anye the Subiectes of vs our heires or successors or any the subictees of any king Prince Ruler Governor or Estate being in league and amytie with vs our heires or successors or that vppon such iniurie or vppon iust complaynte of such Prince Ruler Governor or State or their Subiectes wee our heires or successors shall make open p'clamaon within anye the partes of our Realme of England coodious for that purpose that the saide p'son or p'sons haveing coitted any such Robberie or spoyle whall* within the tyme to be lymitted by such p'clamaons make full restituon or satisfacon of all such iniuries donne. Soe as the saide Princes and others soe complayning maye hold themselves fullie satisfied and contented and that if the saide p'son or p'sons haveing committed such Robberie or spoyle shall not make nor cause to be made

p. 1710

satisfacon accordinglie within such tyme soe to be lymitted That then it shall be lawfull to vs our heires and successors to putt the saide p'son or p'sons haveing coitted such Robberie or spoyle out of our alleageaunce and p'tection and that it shall be lawfull and free for all princes and others to pursue with hostylitie the said Offendors and everie of them; witnes our selfe att west the second daye of maye:

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