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shall dwell, or may be found, unto the clerks of our privy council, for the time being, or one of them, and shall be ready to appear in any of our courts, at Westminster, to answer for
misde. meanor, that shall be committed, or by any wilful default, or neglect, permitted by the said William Penn, his heirs or assigns, against the laws of trade and navigation; and after it shall be ascertained, in any of our courts, what damages we, or our heirs, or succeffors, shall have sustained by such default, or neglect, the said William Penn, his heirs, or assigns, shall pay the same within one year, after such taxation, and demand thereof from such attorney; or in case there shall be no such attorney by the space of one year, or such attorney shall not make payment of such damages, within the space of a year, and answer such other forfeitures and penalties, within the said time, as by acts of parliament, in England, are and shall be provided according to the true intent and meaning of these presents; then it shall be lawful for us, our heirs and successors, to feize and resume the government of the said province or country, and the same to retain, until payment shall be made thereof: but notwithstanding any such seizure, or resumption of the government, nothing concerning the propriety, or ownership, of any lands, tenements, or other hereditaments, goods or chattels of any of the adventurers, planters or owners, other than the respective offenders there, shall any ways be affected or molefted thereby.
Section XV. - Provided always, and our will and pleasure is, War to be that neither the said William Penn, nor his heirs, vereas nor any other, the inhabitants of the said province,
Thall, at any time hereafter, have or maintain, any correspondence with any other king, prince or ftate, or with any of their subjects, who shall then be in war against us, our heirs and successors; nor
observed as in Britain,
shall the said William Penn, or his heirs or any other inhabitants of the said province, make war, or do any act of hostility against any other king, prince, or state, or any of their subjects, who shall then be in league or amity with us, our heirs and fuccessors.
Section XVI. “6 And because, in so remote a country, and situate near many barbarous nations, the incursions as well of the favages themselves, as of other enemies, pirates and robbers, may probably be feared; Therefore, we have given, and, for us, our heirs and succeffors, do give power; by these prefents, to the said William Penn, his heirs and assigns, by Power of themselves, or their captains, or other their officers, a captainto levy, muster and train all sorts of men, of what general
granted, condition foever, or wherefoever born, in the said province of Pennsylvania, for the time being, and to make war, and to pursue the enemies and rob. bers aforesaid, as well by sea as by land, even, without the limits of the said province, and, by God's assistance, to vanquish and take them; and being taken, to put them to death, by the law of war, or to save them; at their pleasure, and to do all and every other thing, which unto the charge and office of a captain general of an army belongeth, or hath accustomed to belong, as fully and freely as any captain general of an army hath ever had the fame.
Section XVII. “ And furthermore, of our special grace, and of our certain knowledge and mere motion, we have given and granted, and, by these presents, for us, our heirs and fucceffors, do give and grant unto the faid William Penn, his heirs and assigns, Power to full and absolute power, licence and authority, that alien he, the said William Penn, his heirs and assigns, from premises. time to time hereafter for ever, at his or their own
the Power to
will and pleasure, may assign, alien, grant, de-
persons, may take the premises, or any parcel
liLeave to cence unto the faid William Penn and his heirs, and erect man likewise to all, and every such person, or persons,
to whom the said William Penn, or his heirs, shall,
that purpose, under the hand and seal of the faid 1681.
1681. the Proprietary, or Chief Governor, or Assembly, or by ait of parliament in England.
time to time, be received and allowed, in all our
officers and ministers of us, our heirs and succeso No offi- fors, and enjoining them upon pain of our highest counteract displeasure, that they do not presume, at any time, this char- to attempt any thing to the contrary of the pre
mises, or that do, in any fort, withstand the same;
by, for us, our heirs and successors, charge and preacher,
require, That, if any of the inhabitants of the plication to said province, to the number of twenty, shall, the bihor at any time hereafter, be desirous, and shall, London,
by any writing, or by any person deputed by
Provision for a
&c. on apa