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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7:1698
Volume 23, Page 535   View pdf image (33K)
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            [Complaint against Lord Baltimore.]    P. R. O.

         To their most Excellnt Majties William & Mary by the grace

       of God King and Queen of England Scotland France and

       Ireland Defenders of the Faith &Ca

         Wee of your Majties Council and the freemen Inhabitants

       of this your Majties Province of Maryland by their Represen

       tatives in a general Assembly now conveened and mett to

       gether having seriously and maturely perused considered,

       debated & enquired into the Severall Articles of Impeachmt

       or charge exhibited by our Agents against the Lord Baltemore

       and his Deputies, Doe upon strict scrutiny thereinto and the

       Severall Depositions Examinations Papers and Records thcrc

       of find the same punctually and exactly true according to the

       severall parts thereof now by us contracted and hereunto an

       nexed the which wee are able ready and willing to proove

       defend and maintaine by such further testimonies proofes and

       evidences as may reasonably be required of us whensoever

       your Majties shall please to call us thereunto by your Royall

       Commission of Inquiry into the premises and not onely soe

       but of further insolencies misdemeanours and outrages done

       and perpetrated since by his Factors and Agents here to the

       disturbance of your Majties good and Leige Subjects Inhabitants

       hereof aimeing at and designing nothing less then the totall

       Subversion of this your Governmt and your Maj ties Royall

       Authority over us which they have (as much as in them lyes)

       endeavoured wholly to obliterate and race out of the minds

       of your Majties most Loyall Subjects the moiety of two shills p

       hogshead by Act of Assembly vested in his Ldpp for the sup

       port of Governmt and the contingent charges thereof wee find

       to have been misapplyd and that his Ldp: the Lord Baltemore

       is in arreares indebted to the Country Six or Seaven and

       thirty thousand pounds Sterling at least (whereof his agents

       have obstinately and peremptorily refused to give any account

       or produce the booke of entry whereby to make out the same)

       which wee humbly pray (by your Majties Royall Commission)

       may be enquired into an account thereof duely rendred and

       satisfaction for the ball: made by his Lsp: By which meanes

       wee your Majties most Loyall Subjects may the better be

       enabled to express our gratitude to your Majties for graciously

       answering our Petitions in giveing us a Protestant Governr by


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