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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
Volume 3, Page 201   View pdf image (33K)
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A Commission from the Lord Proprietary
Constituting William Stone Esqr his Lieu-
tenant &ca of Maryland

Cecilius Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of
Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore &ca to all the
Inhabitants and People in Maryland and to all others whom
these presents shall Come and any ways Concern Greeting
Know yee that we for divers especial Causes and Considera-
tions us thereunto moving have revoked and determined &
by these presents do declare that We do hereby revoke & ab-
solutely determine all former Commissions heretofore Granted
unto our dear Brother Leonard Calvert Esqr late Governor of
Maryland deceased or to any other Person or Persons whatso-
ever concerning the Government of the said Province of Mary-
land & all Power and Authority by us thereby Granted unto
him or them or to any other of our Council or to any other

Liber C. B.
p. 168

person or persons whatsoever in or by ........ the said
Commissions or any of them and also all Power heretofore
Given to our said Brother or any other Person or Persons by
the said Commissions or any of them or otherwise of enacting
or Assenting unto any Laws or Ordinances in our name within
our said Province of Maryland and we do likewise hereby dis-
charge all and every Person and Persons whatsoever from our
Council and to be of our Council within the said Province of
Maryland which heretofore have been of our Council there
nevertheless considering and well knowing that the People
there cannot subsist and Continue in peace and safety without
some good Government to be ordain'd and established as
well for the cherishing of the Vertuous and Orderly as for the
punishment of the Lewd and disorderly Persons there and
whereas our trusty and well Beloved William Stone now or
late of Northampton County in Virginia Esqr hath undertaken
in some short time to procure five hundred People of British or
Irish discent to Come from other places and plant and reside
within our said province of Maryland for the advancement of
our Colony there and being Confident of his Wisdom Fidelity
Industry Integrety and other Virtues which Render him
Capable and worthy of the Trust hereby by us intended to be
reposed in him have nominated Constituted ordained author-
ised and established and by these presents do Nominate Con-

p. 169

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