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as they live - they must be sent every Sunday to Church - and your flocks and herds be left to take care of themselves meanwhile - They must be employed exclusively upon the Estate to which they are assigned - The Master cannot remove them from it to another of his own and if his Neighbour's house was burning he would not employ them in operating to put out the fire. The Master can be sent before a Court of Law to defend himself at a great expense on any idle charge of the greatest villain in his service: and a thousand other vexatious regulations may be made.

There is only one opinion on the subject, and I believe no Grants have been taken up but by the Governor's Astronomer - and by Dr Douglass.  On the 2nd Jany a list was published (including your Brothers) of Grants in the

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