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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
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150 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1 647.

Liber P. R.

4 The better to endeare our peace to them, you may insinuate
to them how the hostages of both sides will quickly become
Interpreters betweene vs & them & then or men wilbe willing
to come & live among them, & to aid them agst their enemies,
as now we doe the pascatowayes &c.
5 If you shall not think best to treate or truce wth them you
are to vse all law full & discreet meanes you can to pillage, or
take them, or (if it shall seeme best to kill them; and to break
off all league & treaty betweene them & our confederates; and
to terrifie our confederates & specially such as you shall note
most bold & active that way from leaguing or treating with the
common enemy afore or against our liking or consent, and the
pascatowayes without the authority or consent of their quecne
residing here.
6 Lastly in all matters of importance, wch shall concerne the
exequution of your Commission, or of these instruccons, in
matters left to your discretion, you are to advise with Thomas
Gerard, & James Neale Esquires & Counsellrs of the Province
Thomas Greene & Cutbert ffenwick gent Thomas baldridge,
Nathaniel Pope & John Price planters, or two of them; wherof
the said Thomas Gerard to be one, & the said James Neale to be
another; if they or either of them be there to be advised with,
signed. John Lewger
18. June 1644.

p. 170

[Passport to Indians.]
June 18. Cecilius &c. to all inhabitants of Province &c. I
doe hereby signifie & declare vnto you, that I have promised &
vndertaken to the Indian bearer or bearers hereof of the
sesquisahanow nation, not exceeding 3. in number, & repair in
good manner from the Sesquisahanow ffort to my Leiutent
Grall, or some of my Counsell at Kent, or St maries vpon any
publique treaty message safe & free passage too & fro
through my province without any harme or molestation of any
the English, And therefore I require all & every of you vpon
sight hereof not to doe any thing to the violating of the said
publique faith given vnto them vpon the vtmost pill of such
punishmt as by martiall law may be inflicted vpon the con-
temnrs or violaters hereof Given at St maries this 18. June
1644. witnesse Giles Brent &c

[Commission to W. Brainthwait and others.]

p. 173

30 August 26th 1644
Cecilius Lord & Proprietary of Maryland to our trusty &
welbeloved william Brainthwait Esq, Comander of our County

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