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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
Volume 40, Page 585   View pdf image (33K)
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The Copy of the Order of Council hereunder mention'd as sent
Govr Ogle Septber the 2d 1737
At the Court at Hampton Court the 18th day of August 1737

Papers 295i
p. 27


The King's

most Excellent Majesty

Arch B-p of Canterbury

Earl Fitzwalter

Lord Chancellor

Lord Monson

Lord President

Mr Speaker

Lord Privy Seal

Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer

Lord Chamberlain

Hry Pelham Esqre

Earl of Pembroke

Sr Chars Wager

Earl of Cholmondeley

Step" Pointz Esqre

Earl of Hay

Whereas two petitions from the Province of Maryland have been
presented to his Majty at this Board, the One, from the Governor
& Council, & the other, from the Commissary & Clergy of that
Province, which Petitions represent (amongst other things) That
there is a suit now depending in his Majesty High Court of Chancery
of Great Britain between the Lord Baltimore Proprietor of Mary-
land, & the Family of the Penns who are the present Proprietors
of Pensylvania, concerning the Validity of certain Articles of
Agreemt enter 'd into between them for Adjusting the Boundaries
of their respective provinces; That pending the said Suit, great
Disorders & Outrages have been committed upon the Borders of the
Province of Maryland by the Inhabitants of the Province of Pensyl-
vania, who have set fire to the House of one Cresap when himself.
Wife Children & six others were in it, & burnt the same to the
ground, & that whilst the said persons endeavour'd to escape the
Flames, several Guns were fir'd at them, whereby one man was
kill'd & others wounded, & several were taken prisoners & carried

to the Goals in Pensilvania; Wherefore the Peters most humbly pray
(amongst other Things) His Majesty's most gracious Interposition
& Commands for the Preservation of the Peace on the Borders of
the sd Province, And whereas the Lords of the Committee of Coun-
cil, to whom his Majesty referr'd the consideration of the said
Petitions, have made their Report thereupon to his Majesty at this
Board. His Majesty this day took the sd Report into his Royal

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