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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1667-1687/8
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108 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1667-75.

Liber A. M.

as shall be directed to you either out of the Provincial Court
or Worcester County Court or from any of the Commissioners
of the said County and to make due return of the same as
by the same you shall be Commanded to have and to hold
the said Office of high Constable of the said County of Wor-
cester until I shall appoint a Sheriff there and for your pro-
ceedings in and upon the same this shall be your warrant
Given under my hand and Seal at Arms this 19th day of Iune
in the 40th Year of the dominion of Cecilius &ca Annoq Dom
1672
To Daniel Brown of Cha: Calvert
the County of Worcester
Gent

[Erection of Worcester County.]

p. 99

Cecilius Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of
Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore &ca to all our
Inhabitants within our County of Worcester in our said Prov-
ince of Maryland Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting
Know ye that whereas his most Excellent Majesty of Blessed
memory Charles the first by the Grace of God King of Eng-
land Scotland France and Ireland defenders of the faith &ca
did by his Letters Pattents under the Great Seal of England
Bearing date the 20th day of Iune in the 8th Year of his
Majestys Reign Annoq Dom 1632 Grant unto us this Province
of Maryland According to the Bounds in the said Letters
Pattents mentioned and expressed wherein his said Majesty of
Blessed memory specifieth the Bounds of our said Province to
extend to the Sea Board side and Delaware Bay to the fortieth
degree of Northerly Latitude and for that we have in our
instructions several times to our Lieutenant and Council and
more particularly in our Instructions bearing date the one and
twentieth day of March One thousand six hundred sixty nine
Commanded Our Lieutenant and Council to use their utmost
endeavours for the seating of the said Sea Board side on the
Eastern Shore the Whore keil and Deleware Bay to the fortieth
degree of Northerly Latitude according to the bounds men-
tioned in the said Letters Patents afore recited and for that we
are informed that Several Persons are seated there without
our Leave or License or without the Leave or License of our
Captain General of our said Province and we having erected
that part of oursd Province Beginning at the Southermost
Branch of a Bay now called Rehoboth Bay and from thence
running Northerly up the Sea Board side to the South Cape
of Deleware Bay and thence to the Whore keil Creeke and up
the Bay to the fortieth degree Northerly Latitude into a County
and do hereby erect the same into a County and it is our will



 
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