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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 270   View pdf image (33K)
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                  270 Papers Relating to Affairs in Maryland, 1701—14.

         

           P. R. O. acquainting the people, of their Duty to God, their Soveraigne,

                  and Country, which these Justices of the County Courts never

                  do, were any of them capable thereof, So that the Country

                  borne as they terme themselves neither know their Duty to

                  the Queens Matye nor the Respect they owe the Civill Magis

                  trate, Wherefore Seing their Ignorance and Ambition will

                  not suffer them to do what in all honesty, and good Con

                  science, they ought for the Service of their Country, I know

                  not how these Justices, Who are the only asserters of her

                  Matys Royall Prerogative can be Supported, unless her Matye

                  is pleasd to direct the Councill and myselfe Should pay each

                  of them One hundred and twenty pounds p Annü, out of the

                  Imposts rais'd for the defraying the necessary charge of this

                  Province, which will very well answer that, and the other

                  necessary Contingencyes, the Justices of the Provinciall Court

                  as it Stood before this Regulation having been as great a

                  Charge to the Province, without any Encouragement to them

                   The Severall Laws for the Jmposts are now revived for

                  three Years & better, So that there will be a certaine Sup-

                  porte for three years at least to those Justices; but without her

                  Matys express Direction I shall not presume to make them any

                  Allowance for their Service.

                   According to a former Direction of the honble Boarde I have

                  made Some Observations on the Severall laws enacted this

                  Session, which are inclosed, and most heartily begg pardon

                  for anything, that may have Slipt my Notice, having been So

                  very ill, that I could not Sitt in Councill above three or four

                  days, during the whole Session, and have not been able to go

                  out of my house ever since.

                   I should be very glad to have her Matys Royall Comands

                  about running out the Northern Lyne of this Province, or to

                  heare my Lord Baltimore and Mr Penn had adjusted that

                  matter between themselves, there being many hot disputes;

                  So that the people of both provinces are, with much ado, re

                  strayned from comitting Violence on each other, Which I

                  should be Sorry to see, and in the meane tyme will take the

                  best care I can to prevent it, And in all other things endeav

                  our to distinguish my Zeal for her Matys Service, and Obe

                  dience to your Comands being

                                       My Lords

                                       Your Lordships

                                       most Dutyfull humble Servt

           Maryland March 10th 1708/9             Io: Seymour

         

         B. T. Md. 6. [Undated: enclosure in a letter of the 4th of Febru

                  ary 1714/15 from Mr Secretary Stanhope to the Council of

                  Trade.]

         



 
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