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American History privacy of some few favorites without acquainting ';fue:peopfei otily.'l)y:''the alteration of a figure, forged a commission, by we know : not what haitd;:not'.orily without but even against consent of the people, for the,raislng: 'effecting civil war aJJ.d destruction( which being-happily and without bloodshed prevented; for having the second time attempted the same, thereby calling down our forces from the defense of the frontiers and most weakly exposed places. l. For the prevention of civil mischief and ruin amongst ourselves while the bar-barous enemy in &11 places did invade, murder, and spoil us, his Majesty's most faithful subjects. --Of this and the aforesaid articles we accuse Sir William Berkeley as guilty of ch and every one of the same, and as one who has traitorously attempted, vio-:ed,-and injured his Majesty's interest here by a loss of a great part of this his 1lony and many of his faithful loyal subjects by him beqayed and in a barbarous 1d shameful manner exposed to the incursions and murder bf the heathen. And we > further declare these the ensuing persons in this list to have been his wicked and councillors, confederates, aiders, and assisters against the commonalty these our civil commotions. Sir Henry Chichley _ Nicholas Spencer Lt. Col. Christopher Wornteley Joseph Bridger Phillip Ludwell William Claiburne, Jr. Robt. Beverley Thomas Hawkins Ri: Lee Willia117r Sherwood ·-Thomas Ballard John *'ge Clerke · · : William Cole John C uffe Clerk . _ : Richard Whitacre _ ' " . : John West,• Hubert Farreli, Thomas Reade, ath: Kempe. , v:e .that the said Slr · _ -Berkeley ":ith. all per-pJ:ls _l,Il μris hst be fortliwith dehvered up or surrender tfuemselves withm fourjdays notice hereof, br otherwise we as follo s. -·> ·that.in whatsoever!place, house, or ship, at'.iy of the aid persons shalf be P,_ro_ tected, we deflare the owners, masters, or_inh bitants of stud pla e_s to >e confederates and trl\1-tors to the people and the estat s of them is also of 1 the !f'iiresaiP, persons to be And this we, the do _ ons do .de lare, lfsfrilig afam union art10ngst ourselves that we mayjoi tly and with de-epcl &uj:seives against the commoh enemy. And let not e fauits of the guilty e the -_e_-_-_ P_--___ r. _o _ ·-.--a_ _th_e-_ i_·_nn_ -oc-__ ·_ or the fau-lts or crimes -_ of the op. ressots div-ide ate_ suffered br .oppre.ssions. · ' \ , _ i . . P\•)'}_'hyse,·are; thereforf, m his MaJesty's name:, to and you forthrith to seize hb'perspnfabovementi,oned as traitors to the King and c untry and theip. to b · g to M_,. -fl_ {tntatiqn and tpere to e them until filrther . rder, and, in tipti;;ify0μ .want any ft1rther assistance you are fort!:iwi h to demand itim the 1 ame ill lfVu,mill. . Gene<t by ii•\ . . i. 'l _, .. ., :·1 ."(I .j "'! ; -The Southern Colonies in British America 43 4. Virginia's Statutes Illustrate the Declining Status of African American Slaves, 1660-1705 1660-1661, Act XXII.

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