tioned) accepted of, his Lordsp hopes their Majtyes and their
Lordsps will not take it ill that he now insists upon the Right
and Powers of his Pattent which does sufficiently enable him
to nominate and depute whom his Lordsp shall think fitt for
the Government of his Province; being nevertheless still
resolved for their Majtyes satisfaction at this Juncture to ap-
point a Protestant of unquestionable Credit for Governour, as
likewise Protestants of very good Repute to be of the Councill
and to repose the comand of the Militia together with the
Magazine of Armes and Amunition in the hands of Prot-
Lord Baltemore's Answer
to the Draught of a Com-
mission for Coll: Copley.
Read in Councill
the 15th Janiy 1690.
P. R. O.
B. I. Vol. 2,
At the Court at Kensington
the 15th of January 1690.
The Kings most Excellent Majesty
It is this day ordered by His Majesty in Councill that the
Right Honorable the Lord Chief Justice Holt and Mr Attorney
Genera] do settle the draught of a Commission from His
Majesty, appointing Lionel Copley Esqre to be Governor of
Maryland, according to such directions as were this day given
them, by His Majesty at this board, and present the same to
the Right honourable the Lords of the Committee for Trade
and Plantations at their Lordships next meeting.
a true Copy
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Am. & W.
Virginia. 29th Janry 1690.
From Coll. Bacon to Mr Coode.
I wondered when I received your letter this morning dated
the 10th instant, but I found by the Messenger that it was writt
on Fryday last, soe that I perceive you have not received the
Account of the proceeding of the Council here, concerning the
death of their Majties Collector Mr John Payne, upon the first
notice whereof I sent my Warrant and secured John Wood-
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