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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
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                222 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1707.

         

    Lib. C. B.  did not think to do any thing to the prejudice of the Govern

                ment.

                  Ownes that Thomas Winters put Clarks Sayles in his

                house and acknowledges Richard Clarke was one morning at

                his house and he got up and Looked out and Saw Clarke to

                whom he said what does the do here, he Answered you have

                my Sayles and I am going to night. I owe you Tenn pounds

                here is a Warrt askt him to Entertain him and having a rapier

                in his hand he rushed by him and runn by him up Staires and

                Severall women came there but who they were he cannot say

                that Clarks wife came and told him that the Sloope was Seized

         p. 83  He imediately rusht out and bad God bless them all and went

                away. Clarke told him that he was not out Lawed for that

                four Burgesses had not given their Consents Robert ‘Tyler one

                Majr Greenberry another. Richard Snowden says that his

                father was in the house at the same time but knew nothing of

                Clarks being there for Some body ran up and desired them to

                be hush.

                  Says that Thomas Wintersell came to his house and brought

                the Sayles and told him dick Clarke was at the pailes. That

                Silvester Welch Advised him to keep it to himself and not

                discover any thing and one Evidence Could do him no harme.

                  Richard Snowden ordered to withdraw. And the Board

                having Considered of his Examination resolved he be Comit

                ted for Treason.

                  Silvester Welch brought before his Excy and the Board

                Major Genl Hamond Charges him with Reporting that lett

                what will hapen to him he had a very Good Friend in the

                Councill that would lett him know of it before hand and dis

                cribed him to be such a person as the Major Genl that wore

                his owne hair rode a white horse and Generally tooke up his

                Quarters at Mrs Freemans.

                  The Major Genll Bids him acquitt himself like a man and if

                he had any reason for such Expectation now to declare it to

                his face and this Boarde, Silvester Welch denys that ever he

                had said any such thing.

                  His Excellency and the board tells Welch tht they have

         p. 84  Account of all his Vilanous Transactions and how Often he

                has harboured and abetted Richd Clarke and of his Coyning

                of Dolears and how he had entertained him and his Accom

                plices. And the Revelling at his house & fireing pistolls on

                St Stevens day last with Clark and Harrison when he broke

                the Cock of his pistoll and that when Iohn Welch and Thom

                Wintersell Came to his doore and knocked he tooke up his

                pistoll and Swore no Enemy to them should Come in alive.

                To all which the said Welch made no answer.

         



 
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