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

Liber A. M.

Earl of Craven
Earl of Lauderdaile
Earl of Middleton
Earl of Carberie
Earl of Orrerey
Lord Bishop of London
Lord Arlington
Lord Newport
Lord Berkeley
Lord Ashley
Mr Vice Chamberlain
Mr Secretary Trevor
Mr Chancellor
Sr William Coventry
Sir John Dunsombe

p.55

His Majesty this day taking into Consideration the great
Importance of the trade of his several Plantations is unto his
Majesty & Kingdoms and being inform'd that several Gov-
ernors of the said Plantations have been wanting to their duty
in the particulars following (vizt)
1 That the said Governors have not taken the Oath enjoyned
by the Act intituled an Act for Encreasing and Encouraging
of Shipping and Navigation
2 That Ships have been permitted to trade to and from the
Plantations not qualified according to Law
3 That there hath been an Omission of taking Bond & suf-
ficient Security and returning those Bonds according as is di-
rected by Several Acts of Parliament for redress whereof it was
this day Ordered by his Majesty in Council that the Farmers of
his Majestys Customs do and they are hereby required at their
own charge to send over or make choice upon the place and
from time to time Commissionate and maintain one or more
persons in each plantation whom his Majesty shall approve and
Authorise to administer the Oath enjoyned by the said Act for
encreasing and Encouraging of Shipping and Navigation to
the several Govrs of his Majestys Plantations and to take
especial Care that the Acts for preventing frauds and Regu-
lating Abuses in his Majstys Customs and the Act for Encour-
aging of Trade be put in due Execution and that no Ships or
Vessels be admitted to trade or suffer to Lade or unlade in
any of his Majestys said Plantations before the said Officers
have the perusall of the passes and Certificates be satisfied of
the Truth of the same and that according to the said Act such
Ships or Vessels may freely trade their and the same Testify
in Writing as also that no Bonds or Security be admitted of
without of the allowance of the said Officer in Writing and to
the end these directions may have the better Effect it was



 
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