clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e
  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search search for:
clear space
white space
Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 553   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>
clear space clear space clear space white space

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                [Board of Trade to Justices]      M.

        To their Excellencies the Lords Juctices Bdle. 55

    May it please Your Excellencies

       In Obedience to Your Excellencies Order of the 23th July

    last annexed to an Extract of a Presentment from the Com

    missioners of the Customs, We humbly Represent to Your

    Excellencies that in Our Opinion the constituting Atturneys

    General in each respective Plantation as moved for by the

    Commissioners of the Customes, will be conducing to the ends

    by them proposed, And that therefore in Order to the putting

    of that Designe in Execution, we have advised with Mr Edward

    Randolph Surveyor Generall of His Majesties Customes in

    the Continent of America, and are by him informed that

    William Randolph, the present Atturney Generall in Virginia,

    is wholly unacquainted with the Laws and practise of the

    Court in England; That George Plater the present Atturney

    Generall in Maryland is a favourer of Illegal Trade; That

    David Lloyd the present Atturney General in Pensilvania has

    declared that he served for the Province only, and there

    upon refused to put several forfeited Bonds in Suit; That

    Anthony Checkly, the present Atturney General of the Masa

    chusetts Bay is not only ignorant of the Laws of England, but

    has himself been an illegal Trader; For which Reasons we are

    also humbly of Opinion That the forenamed persons are not

    fit to be His Majestys Atturneys Generall, however fitt they

    may be judged by the Proprietors of any of those Provinces

    for the places that they have power to dispose of and that it

    may be expedient for his Majestys service that the Persons

    following (whom the said Mr Edward Randolph represents as

    duely qualified) may be constituted His Majestys Atturnys

    General for the respective Colonies hereafter mentioned, viz:

       For Virginia, Maryland, Pensilvania (as also for North Caro

    lina and West Jersey, where there is at present no Atturney

    General) Edward Chilton.

       For the Massachusetts Bay (as also for Rhode Island and

    New Hampshire where there is at present none) Thomas

    Newton.

       For New Yorke (as also for East Jersey and Connecticut

    where there is at present none) James Graham.

       These being the only alterations of this kinde for which we

    have any grounds suggested to us, we omit to mention those

   



 
clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 553   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  October 31, 2014
Maryland State Archives