West Jersey Concessions And Agreements

It was the first English ship to arrive in western New Jersey, and none followed for nearly two years. Meanwhile, Edward Byllinge, embarrassed by his circumstances, wanted to transfer his interest in the territory to his creditors, as he was the only way to satisfy their claims. In the same province, ten years earlier, the “concessions” of Carteret and Berkeley required that every colonist buy a good musketeer, powder and bullets; but the friends came among their red brethren, armed only with the wapons of war, the integrity, the benevolence and the truth of the Christian; they met them without fear or mistrust; Trust this universal principle of light and life, which visits all minds and, if not, would bind the whole human family in a harmonious fraternity. II. to enact and enact all laws, acts and constitutions that must be necessary for the government of the province in question and repeal them: provided that the same thing is in accordance with reason and that it is as close as possible to the laws and customs of her Majesty`s Kingdom of England: provided that they are not contrary to the interests of us either. , of the master owners, our heirs or the beneficiaries of the assignment, nor any of our concessions, in particular, that they are not repugnant to the article for freedom of conscience mentioned above: what laws is thus made, the publication will be received by the governor and the Council (but as the laws of us and our General Assembly) and in force for the space of a year and no more , unless, contradicted by the owners, in what time they must be presented to us, to our heirs, for our ratification; and confirmed by us, they will be in permanent force until they are adopted (as stated above) by their own restriction or by an act of annulment in the same way (as stated above). VII. On the advice of the General Assembly, to issue arrest warrants in accordance with our concessions and regulations and to seal land donations, this is what is stipulated in our instructions to the Governor on his behalf, and which are explicit below. “We have made concessions, since we are so friends here, and there we will agree (we do not ask) after sending a copy to James Wasse; we lay a basis for understanding, after the ages, their freedom from human beings and Christians, so that they may not be brought into servitude, but by their own consent; For we put power in the people, that is, they meet and choose an honest man for any decency that has signed the concessions; all these men to meet as a meeting, to make laws and repeal them, to elect a governor or commissioner, and twelve assistants to enforce the laws during their pleasure; each person is able to vote or be elected. Not a man who, in his succession or freedom, is arrested, convicted, imprisoned or harassed, but by twelve men from the neighbourhood; no man who is in prison for debts, but that his estate is satisfied as much as it will go, and that it is released to work; No person who is implicated, whether harassed for his conscience or defiled according to his conscience; with many other things that are mentioned in these concessions. V.