Message from the Virginia General Assembly to Thomas Culpeper concerning money to pay soldiers [Extracts]
Virginia. General Assembly.
Volume 01, Pages 311-312
[B. P. R. O. Colonial Papers—Extract.]
ANSWER OF Ye ASSEMBLY TO Ye Ld CULPEPER'S SPEECH. ATT A GENERALL ASSEMBLY BEGUNNE AT JAMES CITTY THE 8th OF JUNE 1680.
Virga 8 June 1680.
By the Councell & House of Burgesses.
In concurring with his Excellencies Speech in demonstrating the Estate of affaires in Relation to the Indians & other things therein contained.
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And as evill accidents are seldome without their Concomitants, soe the Low price and Value of its only Com̄odity Tobacco doth aggrevate & heighten its misery, for tho' by God's blessing there is such plentie of it as might well support every man in his private capacitie & enable him to contribute liberally to the publique, whereby good Stypends might be
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given to those in Military imployment & for the defence of the Country, yet such is the unhappiness of it that it will not supply the soldiers with cloathes for their wages nor armes and am̄unition for the Service they are in, neither can the Country hope for any redress in this their deplorable Estate, unless by his Majesties most Sacred Authority the great quantities of that Speice (by some Expedient most agreable to his wisdome) be abated—