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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 239   View pdf image (33K)
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        Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1707/8. 239


                Wednesday March 24th 1707                           Lib. C. B.

      The Councill Sate present as Yesterday with the Assist-       p. 116

    ance of Mr Justice Lloyd.

      His Excy was pleased to Inquire if Colo Smithson had made

    any Answer to the letter wrote to him from this Board at the

    last Councill or was come over in order to give the Board

    the Satisfaction required, And was Answered that he had

    not wrote any Answer thereto or come over, himself thô

    Speedy Notice had been given him by the had of the

    honble Colonel Coursey. Mr Cheseldyn and Mr Young

    being made acquainted with the proceedings and resolution

    at the two last Councills in Relation to Mr Smithsons bayling

    Thomas Macnemara express'd their Approbation thereof and

    then the following Letter was Read Vizt



    Honrd Sr

      I comunicated Yours to me by Colo Coursey to his Excy

    and the Councill who seemed to Expect since your health

    permitted not your comeing over to the Councill that you

    would have in writing given them some Satisfaccon to the

    Question in their Letter but missing that and the Chancery

    Court having sat to which the Sherriff and Serjeant at Armes

    made Returnes of the Sevll habeas Corpus and Liberata's

    The Board have Unanimously resolved that your proceedings

    thereon have been irregular & illegall Wherefore His Excel-      p. 117

    lency Expects you by the first Conveniency to Transmitt him

    in writing what you think fitt to say in Vindication of those

    proceedings the Councill being to sitt again on Tuesday the

    23d of March next

                       I am Sr Your humble Servant

                               W Bladen Cl Concil.


      His Excy was pleased to Express himself that he could

    not but resent Mr Smithsons proceedings which were not

    only in disrespect to himself but this Board the Smithson

    refuseing and delaying to Offer the reasonable Satisfaction

    required either by writing or comeing over himself after

    so long and patient Expectance thereof (tho no ways pre

    vented) And therefore desired the Advice of the Board what

    Course should be taken with him Whereupon the whole

    board Unanimously Resolved and advised his Excy that as

    well for his Misbehaviour in his Office as willfull and un

    mannerly Contempt of the direction sent him from this

    Board to offer what he had to say in Justification of his

    Proceedings (which he has wholy neglected and refused)

    He be removed from his Office and a Supersedeas sent to


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