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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1657-1660. 341


That for the benefitt of trade the Proposicons of the London
Merchants concerneing Stores be propounded to the Assembly.
That itt be propounded to the Assembly to make a lawe
that the party cast in appeale shall pay trebble dammages, for
the prevention of vexatious sutes.
That it be propounded also that the Counsellors in regard
of theyr constant attendance & dayly expence be freed from
Tax for themselves & ten pol as the Counsellors of Vir-
ginea are.
That a Commission be drawne vp for the keepeing of a
Court, on the North side of Wicocomaco River, & that that
part of the Province be erected into a County.
That a Proclamacon forthwith be sett out enioyneing the
takeing the oath of Fidelity by all persons who haue since the
24th of March last com into this Province, or shall hereafter
com to inhabite heere, as followeth.

Proclamacon.
By the Lieutenant Generall

Liber H. H.

Prod: toucheing
the Oath of Fidel:

It being the vndoubted right of the Lord
Proprietary of this Province of Maryland to

dispose of all lands within this his Province when to whom and
vpon what condicons he pleaseth, his Lop haueing in his good-
nesse pleased to propound to all people in Generall, & in
particular to a people then destitute of place to inhabite certaine
Condicons of Plantacon beareing date at London 2d of July
1649 wch Condicons as to the Number of acres to be Granted
to euery person his Lop for the good of the Colony in Generall
thought fitt afterwards to reduce to a lesse number then
formerly by his declaracon beareing date 26 August 1651 &
published to the Generall Assembly of this Province wch Con-
dicons of Plantacon with such alteracon as aforesaid doe still
remaine in force & no other The punctuall performance of
them being the roote of euery mans right I haue thought fitt


for the avoideing of future disputes (notwithstanding all past
condescendings to any persons then inhabiteing this Province
whatsoeuer) to require all persons who haue since the 24th of
March last past to this day or shall heere after com into this
Province heere to inhabite to take notice of those his Lops con-
dicons & declaracon aforesaid, as the only title by which they
can Clayme any lands heere & punctually to performe them as
they expect to haue Grants of any the land so by them claymed
within this his Lordships Province of Maryland And in Par-
ticular that heereafter there shall be no land Graunted to or for
or in respect of any person or persons whatsoeuer who shall not
within one month next after his or theyr arrivall into this

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