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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1687/8-1693
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552 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1692-1694.

Liber K.

Motion made in Behalf of Captain Richd Sweatnam of
Talbot County that he may have License granted him to keep

Ordinary at Talbot County Court house for the Entertain-
ment & accommodation of the Iustices of the said Court &
other psons Officers & Sutors thereunto he being a person of
Sufficient ability & duely qualified for the same & to Comply
with the Act of Assembly in that case made & provided
which was Granted him & Ordered that he have License

To his Excllcy Collo Lionel Copley Govr of Maryland
The humble Petition of Thomas Bland of Ann
Arundell County
humbly Sheweth

p. 255

That your Petr being deeply sensible of our Soveraign Lord
& Lady the King & Queens Majstys princely Bounty & Good-
ness to this their Majestys Province of Maryland & more par-
ticularly in placing your Excellency to be Ruler & Govr over
their Majestys Subjects inhabiting the same by means whereof
we are not only freed from the fears & Dangers of Popish
Tyranny & oppression but from other Calamitys & miserys
the People Groaned under which being now changed into
repose quiet & Lawful Liberty there is nothing further want-
ing to the Composing the minds of Men in agreement peace
& plenty save only the Dutiful Return of Veneration &
Obedience from the people of this their Majstys Province in
acknowledging their fatherly tenderness & Indulgence in
placing your Excellency to be Ruler over us
Your Petitioner in Contemplation of so ample Goodness &
that he may in some measure be serviceable to this their Maj-
estys Province under the Lawful Government of your Excel-
lency humbly prays that he may be admitted to be Sworne
one of their Majestys Attorneys of the Provincial Court where
your petitioner has been a practitioner above Twenty Years
In which Employment your petitioner desires to spend the
remainder of his Life, not only in Defending their Majestys
rights by Law but shall always be ready to lay down his Life
& Fortunes at their Majstys Feet & at the feet of your Excel-
lency as Governor against all opposition whatsoever
And your Petitioner shall ever
pray for your Excellencys long life
& prosperity
Thomas Bland

p. 256

It being Informed his Excellency & this Board that the
Petr had upon the late Revolution approved himself a Person
dissaffected to their Majestys & the present Govt as p Several

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