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The Offices
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THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
The Governor of the Colony has been appointed by the Colonial House Company and has full authority to administer justice, execute all the laws that follow, further the good of the Colony, serve faithfully, all within the limits of his power and as he sees fit. The Company empowers him to fashion additional laws necessary for the governance of the Colony, provided those laws not be repugnant to the public laws and orders of England. He shall preside over the following:

THE OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT
The Assistant has been appointed by the Company. If the Governor is absent from the Colony for a short time or cannot perform his duties for reasons such as illness, the Assistant will be put in charge to govern, albeit with the consent of the Governor.

THE OFFICE OF THE COUNCILOR
The Councilor is to be appointed by the Governor from amongst the freemen of the Colony. Along with the Assistant, he will attend all Council meetings held by the Governor. The status of freeman is restricted to those men who are stockholders in the Company. Thus, no servant may be a Councilor.

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