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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7:1698
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             454 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7-98.

            

             Lib. x.   out he must now shew it otherwise he will not have any bene

                 fit thereby

                   Mr Sly does not Say that he has any such thing

                   His Excellency is pleased to tell Mr Sly that he having Said

                 that he was not the Author or Inventor of the said Articles he

                 required him to name the persons that did Invent & make

                 them, Mr Sly is told that if he now remembers or can name

                 any Persons to prove the Articles he shall have an Order for

                 them to come up to the next Provincial Court to be held God

                 willing the last Tuesday in August next

                   His Excellency is pleased to ask the Board if they have any

                 thing more to say to Mr Sly who do Say they Observe he will

                 make no direct Answer to any Questions asked him & there

                 fore do not think Necessary to ask him any further Questions

                   The several Depositions of the persons summoned being

                 taken before Major Iohn Hammond & Captain Richd Hill

                 were read at the Board purporting the Associating of the said

                 Mr Sly Mr Cood, Mr Mason & Mr Clark & the said Masons

                 holding Correspondence & being in Compa with Mr Cood

                 when the said Mason was high Sherriff of St Marys County &

                 had a praecept to him Directed for the Apprehending him,

                 grounded upon a presentmt of the Grand Iury of this Province

                 whereon they had found a Bill against the said Cood for

              p. 76    Blasphemy and their Several Meetings & Cabals relating to

                 the Govt & his Excellency the Governor thereof

                   The said Depositions are referred for perusal to his Maj

                 estys Council at Law & to advise whether it may be proper to

                 remand the said Sly Back to the Custody of the Sheriff of St

                 Marys County whereby he may the better be enabled to pro

                 cure Bayle who is also to make Report what process is proper

                 to be issued against Mr Mason Mr Clark & Mr Good

                   Whereupon Mr Robt Gouldsborrough of his Majestys Coun

                 cil at Law makes Report that it will be an Act of Favour in

                 his Excellency & this honble Board to remand the said Sly

                 into the Custody of the Sherriff of St Marys County whereby

                 he will be better able to procure Bayle to deliver his Body but

                 that he does not see any reason why the said Sly should have

                 so much kindness shewn him & that Mr Sly may if he pleases

                 remove his Body by writ of habeas Corpus which will be

                 Granted him of Course & be in the same Capacity

                   That as to Mr Robert Mason it is requisite that a Warrant

                 from this Board be issued peremptorily Commanding the

                 Sheriff of St Marys County to have the said Mason before his

                 Excellency the Governor in order to his Examination to the

                 end the evil Practices & designs of Mr Cood Mr Sly, Mr

                 Clark & their Confederates may be detected & Defeated

                   That Whereas Mr Philip Clark & Mr Iohn Good have

            



 
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