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if after remaining out of the colony twenty days, they (hand unfortunately happen, either by their cloaths or otherways, to communicate the infeCtion,

they were made liable to pay, to the party injured, Thus the treble damages, and cods of fuit. pradice of inoculation for the fmall.pox !lands wholly interditted within the colony, and laid under fuch difadvantages and difcouragements, when perloos go abroad to procure it, that we are in great meafure deprived of the only method, ever dikovered

to thc world, to efcape the hazards attending that difeafe, which has made fuch havock of the human Ipecies.

Was inoculation, upon fame of our (mall dim& on the ka coal!, or on fome point of land, at a proper diflance from inhabitants, troprafticable, with fafety to the inhabitants of this colony. I fhould not think it unreafonable wholly to fupprefs it1 but without all doubt it may be fo regulated, as to be wholly fafe, and without danger of communication ; and therefore, I think, I may pay fay, to deny liberty of inoculation to perfons in trade, feamen, and loch as are more immediately expofed to the difesfe,

or to lay thofe who woold go out of the colony to obtain it under fo great difadrantages, is an invafion of the natural rights of mankind, and an obdrodtion to their purfuing the hell law of human dItUre.

The well-peopling the colonies, and kouring our new acquifitions, are matters of great importance to our mother country, as well sa to ourfelves ; and the

more it is called from the colonies themfelves, without tranfponing kttlers frorn the kingdoms of

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