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Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1675-1677
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                  Provincial Court Proceedings, 1676.     261

        Therefore it is granted by the Court here that the said Robert Liber N N
        Ridgely recover against the said William Russell aswell the summe
        of two thousand pounds of tobacco the debt aforesaid as also the
        summe of five hundred thirty Six pounds of tobacco costs of Suite.

       Thomas Bland & Richard Hill of the County of Ann Arundell
             Damoris his wife executor of the last will and testament of Ed-
             agt ward Gardner late of the said County deceased
        Richard Hill exr was SumOned to answer unto Thomas Bland &
          Edward Gardner Damoris his wife of the same County in a plea
                     of trespas upon the case
          And whereupon the Said Thomas in his proper person saith that
        whereas the said Damoris at the Speciall instance and request of the
        said Edward in the life time of the said Edward (She the said
        Damoris being then a widdow and an approved midwife) In con-
        sideration that the said Damoris would upon the fourth day of Octo-
        ber 1673 take One Dorothy Bruton into her house who was then
        very Sick and bigg with Child and her the Said Dorothy entertaine
        and take care off and administer such things as she the said Damoris
        should thinke convenient for her the said Dorothy for One and
        twenty dayes & nights the said Edward did assume upon himself e
        and to the said Damoris did then and there faithfully promise to
        satisfie the said Damoris what she Should reasonably deserve for
        the said One & twenty dayes and nights and the said Thomas and
        Damoris in fact say that they reasonably deserve twelve hundred
        pounds of tobacco Yet notwithstanding the said promise & assump-
        tion of the said Edward yet neither the said Edward in his life time
        nor the said Richard Hill his executor since his decease hath not paid
        the said twelve hundred pounds of tobacco to the said Damoris

        dureing her widdowhood nor to the Said Thomas and Damoris since
        their intermarriage but the same doth refuse to pay to the damage
        of the plaintiffs two thousand foure hundred pounds of tobacco
        whereupon they bring their suite.
          And the said Richard by George Parker his Attorny cometh &
        defendeth the force & injury when &c and prayeth liberty of Speake-
        ing hereunto untill the next Court & it is granted him the same day
        is given to the Said Thomas and Damoris.
          Now here at this day to witt the fiftenth day of April in the first
        yeare of the Dominion of Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Dom
        1676 Came the Said Thomas & Damoris and this said Richard by
        his Attorny came likewise and the said Richard saith that the said
        Edward Gardner did not assume upon himself e in manner & forme
        as the said Thomas Bland & Damoris his wife against him doe corn-
        plaine and of this he putts himself e upon the Country and the plain-
        tiffs likewise. Therefore Comãnd is given to the Sheriff of st Maries
        County that he cause to come here twelve &c by whom &c who
        


 
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