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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7:1698
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Janry the 30th 1696. Lib. H.


His Exncy the Governr & Sr Thomas Laurence Baront Secry

A Consultacon Mr Attorney & Sollicitor Genll being sent for

abt the Ship

Charles of came accordingly to whom his EXDCY was pleased

Topsham to propose whether the Ship Charles of Topsham

Richd Bass Master (being Accused for breach of the Acts of

the 12th 14th & 15th of King Charles the Second for boing an

Unfree bottom & unqualifyed to Trade in this Province and

a Tryall thereon having been had by a Speciall Court and

Jury & being Returned upon the prmises not guilty by the

Jury and Judgmt by the Court given for her discharge) may

legally Load with Tobo & Export the same; who (after Some

Consultacon thereon had) do say that his ExncY taking a Copy

of the Proceedings of the sd Court together with a Copy

of the Certificates from the Commissionrs of his Mats Customs

here produc'd by the sd Master and Remitting the same to

the Rt honrble the Lords of the Treasury for their Lordships

Judgmts therein, and upon the sd Bass'es giving Bond with

Sufficient Security to Stand and abide their Lord Ships

determination in the prmises, That then his Exncy may without

any detrimt or damage permit the sd Ship to Load with Tobo

and Export the same pursuant to the Tenr of his Bond passed

in England.

By his Exncy the Governr &ca & Janry 18th 1696.

Ordr abt an Whereas an Idle Report hath been lately spread

Idle Report

sent to be abroad in this County of Ann Arrundell how that

published in the ffieet is not to Sayle untill May, and that as

each County .

of the Province if a Sort of Declaracon had been publickly Read

abt the ffleets last County Court to the sd Effect, which is a most

Sayling apparant and Notorious falsity; the Comodore

having not yet prefixt the time, but will be shortly sent to

upon that Accot Ordered therefore that the Sherif. of the

sd County do iffiediately publish this throughout the Severall

parts & prcinct. of his Bayliwick to the End the people may

be undeceived and not give Credit to such foolish and

palpable lyes & stories.

Signed p Ordr

Hen: Denton Cl Concil.

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