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! of member, or life, to be inflicted. With power allso (our as
sente being had) to remove, & displace ye governours or rulers of those collopies, for causes which to you shall seeme lawfull, and others in their stead to constitute; and require an accounte of their rule & govermente, and whom you shall finde culpable, either by deprivation from their place, or by imposition of a mulcte upon ye goods of them in those parts to be levied, or banishmente from those provinces in wch they have been gove? or otherwise to cashier according to ye quantity of ye offence. And to constitute judges, & magistrats politicall & civill, for civill causes and under y power and forme, which to you 5. or more of you shall seeme expediente. And judges & magistrats & dignities, to causes Ecclesiasticall, and under y power & forme which to you 5. or more of you, with the bishops vicegerents (provided by ye Archbishop of Counterbure for ye time being), shall seeme expediente; and to ordaine courts, pretoriane and tribunall, as well ecclesiasticall, as civill, of judgmentes; to detirmine of ye formes and maner of procceedings in ye same; and of appealing from them in matters & causes as well criminall, as civill, personall, reale, and mixte, and to their seats of justice, what may be equall & well ordered, and what crimes, faults, or exessess, of contracts or injuries ought to belonge to yo Ecclesiasticall courte, and what to ye civill courte, and seate of justice.
Provided never yo less, yt the laws, ordinances, & constitutions of this kinde, shall not be put in execution, before our assent be had therunto in writing under our signet, signed at least, and this assente being had, and ye same publikly proclaimed in ye provinces in which they are to be executed, we will & comand y' those lawes, ordinances, and constitutions more to obtaine strength and be observed * shall be inviolably of all men whom they shall concerne.
Notwithstanding it shall be for you, or any 5. or more of you, (as is afforsaid,) allthough those lawes, constitutions, and ordinances shalbe proclaimed with our royall assente, to chainge, revocke, & abrogate them, and other new ones, in forme afforsaid, from time to time frame and make as afforesaid; and to new evills arissing, or new dangers, to apply new remedyes as is fitting, so often as to you it shall seeme expediente. Further
• A superfluvus and comes after “observed " in the manuscript. - ED.
more you shall understand that we have constituted you, and
And therfore we doe comand you that aboute yo premisses at days & times, which for these things you shall make provission, that you be diligente in attendance, as it becometh you; giving in precepte also, & firmly injoyning, we doe give comand to all and singuler cheefe rulers of provinces into which ye colonies afforesaid have been drawne, or shall be drawne, & give atendance upon you, and be observante and obediente unto your warrants in perill. In testimoney wherof, we have caused these our letters to be made pattente. Wittnes our selse at Westminster the 28. day of Aprill, in ye tenth year of our Raigne.
WILLIES. Anno Dom: 1634.
Upon the life and death of that godly matron, Mistris Alice
Bradford, widdow, late deceased on the 27th day of March, Anno: Dom: 1670, and was interred at Plymouth on the 30th of the same month.*
Heer lyes the shaddow of a blessed mother
These verses on Mrs. Bradford are “ Mary Carpenter, sister of Mrs. Alice pasted inside the cover which incloses Bradford, the wife of Governor Bradthe original History of the Governor. ford, being newly entered into the 91st Mr. Hunter writes that they are a good year of her age. She was a godly old deal decayed or injured ; that the last maid, never married.” From this Dr. four lines are not easily read. From Young naturally infers that the maiden the last line but one, it may be inferred name of Mrs. Bradford was Carpenter. that Morton was the author. - Ep. Mr. Hunter says: “ We do not trace
† In the Plymouth Church Records, families of that name in Basset-Lawe. under date of March 19-20, 1667, is a She might be a half-sister.” See record of the death, at Plymouth, of Young, p. 353 ; Hunter's Founders,
And in successe of time she marryed was
&c., 2d ed. p. 119. She and her fa
72. - Ep. ther may have been of the Scrooby † She came in the Anne, about the church, and emigrated with it into Hol- Ist of August, 1623, and was married land. She was then seventeen or eigh- to Governor Bradford on the 14th of teen years of age. - Ep.
that month. See pages 71, 142.- Ep.
Tis sad to see our houses disposessd