May it pleese yo[ur] Hono[ur]. By the house of Burgesses
Upon consideration of yr Honor. message dated yesterday, proposing that six months pay to the Rangers be ascertained out of the four pound of gold. The House of Burgesses doe not agree that it be so done this Assembly but if that pay must be levied this session that it be done by a Levy on the poll to be paid in the year 1696 to which they humbly desire yr Honr. answer with all convenient expedition to the[e] and the Comittee of Proportion may proceed to the proportioning a levy accordingly.
May 18th, 1695
By order of the house of Burgesses Peter Beverley Clerk of the house of Burgesses