June the 11th 1697. Assented to by his Excy and his Maty8
Hen: Denton Clk: Councill.
Referred to the next Generall Assembly to finde out an
Expedient for secureing peoples Letters from Imbezillment
His Excy having proposed to this house that if the breeding
up of Indian Youths in Schools and fitting them for the
university in Virginia will not be one good means to effect
the conversion of the Indians.
This house doe say that it is a very good means to effect
the same if any persons will be so charitable to educate them.
A Bill ascertaining what shall be the Sherrifs duty in and
upon Returns by them made for publick dues and officers
fees, read the third tyme.
Assented to by the house and sent to his Majtys Councill.
Ordered that 50ls Sterl: in the publicke Treasurers hands be
applied to pay Mrs Herman what is due to her, when the now
court house is finished, sent to the Councill.
His Excy having comunicated to the house a certain Letter
by him lately received from the Rt honble the Lords of the
Councill of Trade and forraigne plantations, wherein it is
intimated that the Quota or assistance formerly ordered this
province to contribute to New Yorke is required to be now
The said Letter also Intimating that there were some
ministers expected into this province, who had not had his
Matys: gracious allowance of 20lb a piece; but that his Excy
upon their arrivall is ordered to pay them the same, and his
Excy desireing the same may be payed by the Country he
having noe money of the Kings in his hands.
Resolved (nemine Contradicente) that in case his Excy has
no money of the Kings, and the said ministers arrive and
require the paymt that his Excy draw so much out of the
publicke Treasury of this province to be paid out of his Matys:
money the first that comes to hand, and his said Excy order
shall be a discharge therefore to the said Treasurers.
That parte of theire Lordsps Letters relateing to the Assis-
tance to be given to new Yorke taken into consideration.
Put to the Question and resolved (nemine Contradicente)
L. H. J.