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time hereafter by yourself or any other to be authorized by
you in that behalf to administer and give the Oaths appointed
by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of Alle-
giance and supremacy to all and every such Person or Persons
as you shall think fit, who shall at any time or times pass into
the said Province or shall be resident or abiding there.
We do further give and grant unto you full Power and
Authority with the Advice and Consent of our said Councill
to Erect, constitute, and establish such and so many Courts of
Iudicature and publick Iustice within our said Province and
Territory under your Government as you and they shall think
fit and necessary for the hearing and determining of all
Causes as well criminall as civill according to Law and Equity
and for awarding of Execution thereupon with all reasonable
and necessary Powers, Authorities, Fees and Priviledges
belonging unto them, As also to appoint and commissionate
fit Persons in the severall Parts of your Government to admin-
ister the Oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken
instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and supremacy and the
Test, unto such as shall be obliged to take the same.
And we do hereby authorize and impower you to constitute
and appoint, Iudges, Iustices of the Peace and other necessary
Officers and Ministers in our said Province for the better
Administration of Iustice and putting the Laws in execution
and to administer such Oath or Oaths as are usually given for
the due execution and performance of Offices and Places, and
for the clearing of Truth in judiciall Causes.
We do further by these presents, Will and Require you to
permit Appeales to be made in cases of Errour from our
Courts in Maryland unto our Governor and Councill in Civill
Causes, provided the value appealed for do exceed the sum
of One hundred pounds sterling and that security be first duly
given by the Appellant to answer such charges as shall be
awarded in Case the first sentence shall be affirmed.
And whereas we judge it necessary that all our subjects
may have liberty to Appeal unto Us in cases that may require
the same Our will and Pleasure is, that if either party shall
not rest satisfied with the Iudgement or sentence of our Gov-
ernor or Councill, they may then appeal unto us in our Privy
Councill provided the matter in difference exceed the reall value
and summe of Three Three hundred pounds sterling and that
such appeals be made within one fortnight after sentence and
that security be likewise duly given by the appellant to answer
such Charges as shall be awarded in case the sentence of the
Governor and Councill be confirmed and provided also that
execution be not suspended by reason of any such Appeal