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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1771 to June-July, 1773
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424 Appendix.

limitted the said province and its appendages, unto and to the use
of the said Henry Harford and the Heirs—Male of his Body with
Remainders over; That the Petitioners have been appointed by the
High Court of Chancery, Guardians of the Person and Estate of
the said Henry Harford, who is now in the fifteenth Year of his age;
That the appointment made by the said Frederick late Lord Balti-
more of the said Robert Eden to the said Government being deter-
mined by His Lordships Death, the petitioners have with the Con-
currence and approbation of the said Henry Harford the Infant
again nominated the said Robert Eden who is now resident in the
said province, to the Government thereof, Subject to Your Majestys
Royal Approbation; The Petitioners therefore for and in behalf of
the said Henry Harford the Infant, humbly pray Your Majestys
Royal Approbation and Allowance of the said Robert Eden to be
the Lieutenant Governor of the said province of Maryland pursuant
to the said Statute of the 7.th and 8.th of King William the third—
The Lords of the Committee in obedience to Your Majestys said
Order of Reference, this Day took the said Representation into
Consideration, and having heard the agents, as well for the peti-
tioners as for John Browning Esquire who intermarried with the
Honourable Louisa Calvert and for Robert Eden Esquire and the
Honourable Caroline his wife (the said Louisa and Caroline being
the Sisters and Heirs at Law of the said Frederick Lord Baltimore
deceased) do agree humbly to Report as their opinion to Your
Majesty that it may be adviseable for Your Majesty to approve of
the said Robert Eden to be Lieutenant Governor of the said province
of Maryland; provided he qualifies himself for that Trust in such
manner as the Law requires, and gives sufficient Security in the
penalty of two thousand Pounds Sterling before Your Majestys
Governor of Virginia, or the Lieutenant Governor or Commander
in Chief of that Province for the time being, for his the said Robert
Edens observing the several Acts of Trade and Navigation and
obeying such Instructions relating thereto as shall be from time to
time sent to him by Your Majesty or any Acting under your Royal
Authority."

His Majesty taking the said Report into Consideration, was
pleased, with the advice of His Privy Council, to approve of the
said Robert Eden to be Lieutenant Governor of the said Province
of Maryland. But it is His Majestys Pleasure, that the said Robert
Eden, should Qualify himself for that Trust in such "manner as
the Law requires", and give sufficient Security in the penalty of
two thousand pounds Sterling before His Majestys Governor of
Virginia or the Lieutenant Governor or Commander in Chief of
that Province, for the time being, for his the said Robert Edens
Observing the several Acts of Trade and Navigation, and obeying


 

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