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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
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[Conditions of Plantations, 1636.]

Liber F.
p. 28.

locus + Sigilli.

Whereas the Adventurers to plant that our
Province of Maryland, have made Suit unto

us that Wee would be pleased to Grant unto them under
our Great Seal of the Same Province Such proportions
and quantities of Land there upon Such considerations and
agreements, as We have heretofore propounded and promised
to grant the Same unto all Such Adventurers, fforasmuch
as We are bound in honour really to perform the Same
in all points, These are therefore to will and authorise you,
that presently upon receipt hereof You make or cause to
be made under our Great Seal of that our Said Province,
unto every first Adventurer, for every five men aged
between Sixteen and ffifty years, which Such Adventurer did
bring into our Said Province to Inhabit and plant there in the
year of our Lord 1633. and unto his heirs forever a Grant of
2000 acres of Land of English measure, for the yearly rent of
400l weight of good wheat and to every Adventurer which in
that year did bring a less number then five men into that our
Said Province of the ages aforesaid to Inhabit and plant there,
and unto his heirs forever, a Grant of 100 acres of Land (of
like measure) for himself and 100 acres more for his wife (if
he brought any) and for and in respect of every Servant, and
ffifty acres for every Child under the Age of Sixteen years for
the rent of 10l of wheat, yearly for every fifty acres, And to
every other Adventurer which hath adventured to transport
men into our Said Province of the age aforesaid in the year of
our Lord 1634 or 1635 for every 10 men which Such Adven-
turer did bring into our Said Province, in either of the Said
years and to his heirs forever, a Grant of 2000 acres of Land
of the like measure for the yearly rent of 600l weight of good
wheat, And to every other Adventurer which in either of the
Said years did bring a less number then ten men as aforesaid


and unto his heirs forever a Grant of 100 acres Of Land (of
like measure) for himself, and 100 acres more for his wife (if
he brought any) and for and in respect of every Such Servant
100 acres, and for every child under the age of Sixteen years,
50 acres for the yearly rent of 10l weight of wheat for every
fifty acres, And to every other Adventurer which hath adven-
tured to plant and transport any men into our Said Province,

p. 29



 
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