" said James by virtue of the said warrant, and upon hearing|
" on both sides, it is considered, that the said James do
" forthwith return the said certificate of survey to the
" secretary's office, and satisfy the costs and charges expended by
" the said Giles Stephens in several journies to St. Maries
" about the said business."
1st UPPER HOUSE JOURNAL, commencing 1657¾fol. 280.
Paragraph of a declaration made by the lord proprietary,¾April
in presence of both houses, at the closing of a session
" As concerning the words ' more or less' in all patents
" and grants of land within this province, often disputed
" amongst the inhabitants, his lordship, to remove all
" controversies or disputes of that nature for the future, doth in
" presence of both houses, declare and make known, that
" by the same shall be construed and taken TENN in the
" hundred, over or under."
1st UPPER HOUSE JOURNAL, commencing 1657¾fol. 719.
" 3d November, 1698.
" It being the opinion of their lordship's the right
" honourable the lords of the council of trade and foreign
" plantations, that such great tracts of land ought not to be
" granted to persons unable to cultivate them, the house will do
" well to make some order therein, to be served upon the
" lord Baltimore's agents, to take care therein."
1st UPPER HOUSE JOURNAL, commencing 1657¾fol. 1012.
" May 9th, 1700.
" A proposal from the lower house to have the lands of the
Piscataway Indians, run out according to the direction of
Major William Boarman, is declined by the council (or
upper house) who prefer, they say, " a plain record to the
" remembrance and direction of a deaf old man"
UPPER HOUSE JOURNAL, commencing 1699¾fol. 143.
" Sept. 14th 1704.
" A message brought from the lower house, stating it to be
reported by the committee of grievances, that lord Baltimore's
agents exact 480 lbs. tobacco for every hundred acres, and
refuse to give patents for the land till the purchase money be
paid. Ordered, that Mr. Carroll, one of those agents, have
notice to attend, and shew by what authority he requires the
same. He appears, and states, that he had instructions for
that purpose from lord Baltimore, of which he gave public
notice, and of which he produces a copy; states the reason