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Proposals by Edward Randolph concerning trade in the colonies
Randolph, Edward, ca. 1632-1703
July 31, 1696
Volume 01, Page 461

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[B. P. R. O. B. T. Plantations General. Vol. 4. P. 53.]
TO THE HONbl THE COMMrs OF HIS MAties CUSTOMS.
PROPOSALLS HUMBLY OFFERED FOR THE MORE EFFECTUAL PUTTING IN EXECUTION THE ACT FOR PREVENTING FRAUDS & REGULATING ABUSES IN Ye PLANTATION TRADES. (31 July 1696)

1. That the Govrs in all the proprietyes be duly qualified for the discharge of their Trust, in relation to the acts of Trade; as in the act for preventing Frauds etc: is directed

2. That fitt persons be appointed to be the Govrs of Carolina & Pensilvania to prevent the illegal Trade carried on by Scotchmen & others in vessells belonging to New Engd & Pensilvania from those Provinces to Scotland, Carasaw, & other unlawful places.

3. That a Commission under the Great Seal of Engd (as formerly) be directed to divers persons with power to administer the Oath to the present Govrs in all the Plantations, & also to such who shall hereafter be made Govrs of any of them before their entring upon any of their respective Govermts

4. That there be appointed a Judge, a Register, a Marshall of the Courts of Admiralty & an Atturney Genll in all ye Colonys & Provinces upon the Coast of America to trye causes arising upon seizures & forfeitures made upon the Breach of ye several acts relating to the Trade in the plantations as in the aforesaid Act for preventing Frauds etc: is directed

5. That all such collectors & others who have by ignorance or Connivance encouraged the illegal Trade in the plantac̄ons be removed, & honest & able officers be put in their Rooms & also in places where officers are yet wanting, for the better putting the said act in Execution

all which etc:
by ED: RANDOLPH.