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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761
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Correspondence of Gov. Horatio Sharpe, 1754-1765. 571

us: Permit us to express the great concern we are under at
the Apprehension of being shortly deprived of a Ruler, who
has proved himself a strict observer of every relative duty,
and a Steady Friend to constitutional Liberty.

Saml Abell foreman of the

Grand Jury

Barn. House
Jeremiah Jordan
John Black
Ths Greenfield
Thos Bond

November the 17th 1768

To His Excellency Horatio Sharpe Esqr Governor of
Maryland

The Address of the Justices of the Peace and Grand Jury
for Kent County.

We his Majestys dutifull and loyall Subjects The Justices
of the Peace and Grand Jury for the County of Kent beg
Leave to express to your Excellency the unfeigned Sorrow
and Regret we feel an perceive by the Publick Papers that
the Time of your Excellencys continuing as Governor over
us is limited to a short space.

Truly sensible that during your Excellencys Residence
here The Kings Prerogative His Lordships Rights and the
Liberty of the People have been equally your Care that by
your prudent Just and Mild Administration the Laws of the
Land have had their full Force, and the Courts of Justice
remained unimpeached; and that at severall different Periods
when it required much Skill and Judgment to direct the
Political Helm, Affairs were so wisely and prudently Con-
ducted by your Excellency, that the People of this Province
found themselves under fewer Embarassments, than those of
other Places. Permit us therefore Sir to declare the Con-
cern we feel at the Apprehension of losing a Governor and
Chancellor whose Conduct in those important Stations has
given universal satisfaction. The open polite and free be-
nignity of Disposition so naturall to your Excellency has
rendered all Address to you easy. We hope Sir for a long
continuance of your presence among us, that yourself and


 

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