But because this advancement of the King's revenue in
Virginia cannot bee effected, unless the Lord Baltimore do
repaire and reside some time there, which he cannot with his
safety well do, except hee bee authorised and enabled by
having the government of that country, whereunto, though
Mr Secretary perceives the Lord Baltimore hath no ambition
or affection, yet for the advancement and perfounnance of this
service hee doth verily thinke, that upon his Majties command
the Lord Baltimore would accept of the government, and two
thousand pounds yearely for the support thereof, payable out
of that improvement of Rent, and for that purpose would so
accommodate his private occasions heere, as hee mought bee
ready to transport himself thither, with as much speede as his
Majtie and this service required. And that if his Majtie were
pleased to speake with the Lord Baltimore, hee would upon
signification of his pleasure, make his present repayre from
the Country, to give him perticular and perfect satisfaction, of
the meanes and manner, to raise this increase of Revenue.
IX, No. 45.
Petition of Lord Baltimore to the King.
? May 1637.
To the Kings most Excellent Majestie
The humble Petition of Cecil Lord Baltimore.
That whereas your Majesty was graciously pleased in the
8th year of your Raigne to grant unto your Petitioner and his
heires under the great Scale of England, a tract of land neare
adjoining to Virginia, which in honor of our most gracious
Queene, you were pleased in the said Charter to call by the
name of the Province of Maryland, and therein alsoe to grant
unto your said Petitioner, severall priviledges and immunities
together with the Jurisdiction and Government of the said
Province for his better incouragement to proceed in the plant-
ing thereof; having by express words therein the soveraigne
dominion and the Allegeance due unto your Majtie your heires
And whereas your Subject is informed that upon a repre-
sentation and petition lately exhibited to your Majtie for the
renewing of a Virginia company, you have been pleased to
grant their request therein; and although your Majtie out of
your gracious favour and care of your Petitioner, hath as he is
given to understand, been pleased to signify your pleasure att
the Councell Boord, that you will not have your Petitioner's
Interest in the soyle and land of the said Province of Mary-
land, any way impeached by the said intended Grant of the
new Corporation, yet that your Majtie doth intend thereby to
IX, No. 54.