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[Erected?] a flourishing state. And Company was pleased [illegible] charter of orders, bearing date Jamestown, Charles Cittie & Henco, & a burrough at [illegible] burrough the sd Trsr & Company were pleased to reserve certain land to their uses to be seated by Psons sent into this Country Pfitt [Profit] of their Labours to ye sd Treasurer & Compa. & to have ye other of these Lands to be called ye Compa. Lands; as also to grant to each of particular Magistrates & officers of ye same, fifteen hundred Acres [rough?], & more out in ye presincts of James Citty, three thousand Acres [illegible] seated by ye then Guard of ye Govnor, & fifty other of ye Compa. for ye Governors support, besides many other lands granted so [illegible] [illegible] of finding ye proceeds of Affairs in ye Collony to answer that glorious [illegible] pretences with wch ye sd Compa. had veiled their designs & other Royall consideratons into wch ye petitioner humbly con-[illegible] , was graciously pleased by his Quo Warranto to reverse the Govnmt & Collony into his own Royall care & protection, continuing their severall Rights & Proprieties & for encouraging other [illegible] Pson Imported into ye Colony fifty Acres of Land to be held of East Greenwich, paying for every fifty Acres so taken were to be confirmed to ye sd Inhabts by Pattent from His [illegible] ye seal of ye Colony. Quashed ;& Extinct all ye Lands [illegible] to them & separated to be ye Kings Land, & by His Matys favour were grantable [illegible] his claim appear just by certificate of psons Imported [illegible] by virtue of those grants unto [illegible] & in ye possession of [illegible] And among ye Rest some psons had grants of pt of yt [5000?] Acres [of] Land, as may be justly collected from an order of Quarter Court pleased to take into their consideratons, that ye strengthening of ye Governour against the (then feared) Invasions of ye Indians [illegible] ye sd Tract might weigh down ye Injuries yt could bee [illegible] for the necessity of those times ordered, That ye sd Land should [illegible] term of one & twenty years from Michaelmass then [illegible] [illegible] with five able men, & pd for every 50 Acres ye yearly [illegible] [illegible] if any pson during ye sd 25 years made a Right [illegible] ]illegible] by the [illegible]] be [illegible] Such Proprietor [illegible]