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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
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[Reinstatement of Governor Stone.]

By the Commissioners of the Council of State for the
Commonwealth of England

Whereas the Government of this Province was for that pre-
sent until further time and Opportunity of Consideration left
in the hands of Robert Brooke Esqr and some others as by an
Order or Proclamation of the Commissioners of the Parliament
and Council of State for the Commonwealth of England dated
at Saint Marys the 29th of March last appeareth referring the
further settlement thereof to an Assembly appointed to be
held the 24th day of this month and whereas it appeareth that
Captain William Stone Esqr Governor and Mr Thomas Hatton
Secretary of this Province were then left out upon some misap-
prehension or misunderstanding as they alledge in that parti-
cular of issuing out writs and all other Process whatsoever in
the names of the Keepers of the Liberties of England by
Authority of Parliament and forasmuch as the foresaid Captain
William Stone Esqr at the motion and Request of the foresaid
Commissioners and the desire of the Inhabitants is Content to
Reassume his former place of Governor here & to Act accord-
ing to the foresaid Order or Proclamation and according to his
former Power reserving & saving to himself as also to the

Liber C. B.
p. 269

aforesaid Mr Thomas Hatton Robert Brooke Esqr and Captain
Iohn Price their Oaths made to the Lord Baltimore Lord Pro-
prietor of this Province until the pleasures of the State of Eng-
land be further known it is therefore Ordered by the aforesaid
Commissioners with the advise and Consent of the Council
and others the Inhabitants that Captain William Stone Esqr be
the Governor and Mr Thoo Hatton Robert Brookes Esqr Captain
Iohn Price Mr Job Chandler Colo Francis Yardley and Mr
Richard Preston be of the Council for this Province who are to
Govern order and direct the affairs thereof in all matters
according to the former Power and the Order or proclamation
aforesaid and to hold Courts for the better administration of
Iustice as often as they shall think fit until further Orders of
England therein and in the mean time all Persons whatsoever
are required and Commanded to take Notice thereof and to
Conform thereunto accordingly and since the Government is
so setled as is kn.own to be to the good liking of the Inhabitants

p. 270

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