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be not extended, in any sort, to bind, change, or 1681 take
away the right, or interest of any person, or persons, for, or in, their life, members, freehold, Their ex goods, or chattels. And our farther will and rent. pleasure is, That the laws for regulating and governing of property within the said province, as well as for the descent and enjoyment of lands, as Property, likewise for the enjoyment and succession of goods ted by the and chattels, and likewise as to felonies, shall be laws of Enand continue the same, as they shall be for the blarda
Duplicate farther will and pleasure is, that a transcript or of all laws duplicate, of all laws, which shall be so, as afore. to be transfaid, made and published within the said province, the privy fhall within five years after the making thereof, be council
, transmitted and delivered to the Privy Council, for the time being, of us, our heirs and successors: And if any of the said laws, within the space of six months after that they shall be fo transmitted and delivered, be declared by us, our heirs ard
1681. fucceffors, in our, or their Privy Council, incon
sistent with the sovereignty, or lawful prerogative
“ Furthermore, that this new colony may the King's fub- more happily increase by the multitude of people transport reforting thither; Therefore, we, for us, our heirs themselves, and fucceffors, do give and grant, by these presents, &c.
power, licence, and liberty unto all the liege peo-
the rather encouraged to undertake this expedition, , And their with ready and chearful minds, Know ye, That goods, mer- we, of our special grace, certain knowledge, and chandise,
mere motion, do give and grant, by virtue of
and his heirs, as to all others, who shall, from 1681.
Section X. " And we do further, for us, our heirs and successors, give and grant unto the said William Penn, his heirs and afligns, free and absolute power, to divide the said country and islands into towns, hundreds and counties, and to erect and country inincorporate towns into burroughs, and burroughs c.
Power to divide the
of the ports
1,681. cence, by this our charter, unto the said William
w Penn, his heirs and assigns, and to all the inhabiTo import tants and dwellers in the province aforesaid, both and export present and to come, to import, or unlade, by produce in
themselves, or their servants, factors, or assigns, from En- all merchandizes and goods whatsoever, that shall gland.
arise of the fruits and commodities of the faid pro-
always, that they pay such customs and impositions, Paying the subsidies and duties for the same, to us, our heirs
and fucceffors, as the rest of our subjects of our kingdom of England, for the time being, shall be bound to pay, and do observe the acts of navigation, and other laws, in that behalf made.
Section XII. “ And furthermore, of our ample and special conftitute“ grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, we ports, &c. do, for us, our heirs and successors, grant unto
the faid William Penn, his heirs and assigns, full and absolute power and authority, to make, erect and constitute, within the said province, and the ifles and inlets aforesaid, such and so many sea ports, harbours, creeks, havens, keys, and other places, for discharging and unlading of goods and merchandize, out of the ships, boats, and other vessels, and landing them unto such, and so many places, and with such rights, jurifdi&tions, liberties and privileges, unto the said ports belong, ing, as to him and them shall seem most expedient; and that all, and fingular the ships, boats and
other vessels, which shall come for merchandize
the King's all such havens, ports, creeks and keys, all officers officers
, and their deputies, who shåll, from time to time, be appointed for that purpose by the farmers, or commissioners of our customs for the time being.
Section XIII. « And we do further appoint and ordain, and by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, offers cuswe do grant unto the said William Penn, his heirs toms on and assigns, that he, the said William Penn, his heirs and assigns, may, from time to time, for ever, have and enjoy the customs and subsidies, in the ports, harbours and other creeks, and places aforesaid, within the province aforesaid, payable, or due for merchandize and wares there to be laded and unladed, the said customs and subsidies to be reasonably afseffed, upon any occasion, by themselves and the people there, as aforesaid to be assembled, to whom we give power by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, upon just cause, and due proportion, to assess and impose the fame; saving unto us, our heirs and successors, such impofitions and customs, as, by: act of Parliament, are, and shall be, appointed.
Section XIV. " And it is our farther will and pleasure, that The Prothe faid William Penn, his heirs and assigns, shall, prietor to from time to time, constitute and appoint an Attor- Attorney, ney, or agent, to reside in, or near our city of Lon- to reside in don; who shall make known the place where he &c.