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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1732:1753
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At a Council held in the Council Chamber at the City of
Annapolis on Saturday the fifteen Day of April Anno Domini

Lib. M.

His Excellency Samuel Ogle Governor

p. 52


Charles Calvert Esqr
Coll Willm Holland
Philemon Lloyd Esqr

Col Richard Tilghman
Col Matthew Tilghman Ward
Benjamin Tasker Esqr
Philip Lee Esqr

His Excellency lays before this Board the following Papers
and Letters in Relation to the French their building a Fort at
Crown Point

New York 26th February 1731

Having received the Enclosed Information of the Commis-
sioners for the Indian Affaires at Albany dated 25th of Sep-
temr last relating to the French Encroachmts on this his Maj-
estys Province by building a Fort on the Kings Lands. I
looked upon the same as a Matter of Great Consequence not
only to this but to all his Majestys Provinces on this Continent
& therefore laid the same before the General Assembly of this
Province then sitting on 30th of Septemr then Instant, who
thereupon resolved to desire me to lay the same before his
Majesty and that I would order the said Commissioners of the
Indian Affairs to imploy fit Persons amongst the six Nations
of Indians to dispose them to prevent the French from annoy-
ing or disturbing our Trade; and that I would acquaint the
several Governors of the Massachusets Bay, Connecticut, and
Pensylvania therewith in as much as the said Attempt con-
cerns them likewise, which I accordingly did

And in Answer thereunto had sent me a Resolve of the
General Assembly of the Massachusets Bay a Copy whereof
herein enclosed of 14th of January last together with a Letter
from his Excellency the Governor of 16th of the sd month
wherein he assures me of his Readiness to do what the As-
sembly had resolved

All which being communicated by me to the Gentlemen of
his Majestys Council here they resolved on 11th Instant to
desire me to write to the Governors or Commanders in Chief
of Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey to advise them of the
Premises & to desire according to the Example of the Govern-
ment of the Massachusets Bay they would be pleased to direct


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