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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1761-1769
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Annapolis April 5th 1768

Lib. No. 86

At a meeting of the Board of Revenue. Present
His Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esqr
Daniel Dulany, Esqr

The Honble Benedict Calvert' Esqr

George Steuart, Esqr

His Lordship's Instructions were read, Copies of which are
as follows
Frederick absolute Lord and Proprietor of the Provinces
of Maryland and Avalon in America Lord Baron of Balti-
more of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Orders and Instructions to be observed and pursued by our

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Trusty and well beloved Councillor of State, Edward Lloyd,
Esqre My Agent and Receiver General of our Province of

F. Baltimore
Whereas great Inconveniencies have arisen to my Ancestors
and myself, from the want of proper office or Repository in
the City of Annapolis, in which may be kept such Books and
Papers, as may relate to the Lord Proprietary's Revenues,
such as Counterparts of Leases, Copies of Rent Rolls and Debt
Books, Farmers' or Receivers' Bonds, Naval Officers' Ac-
counts &ca You are hereby required on Receipt hereof to
consult with our Lieutenant Governor and with his Advice
and approbation either to purchase or have built in the said
City a proper House for such use and purpose to be called


The Office of the Receiver General.
After the said Office shall be fitted up, You are to lodge
therein all Counterparts of Leases (which have been granted
for any Lands of mine) that are now in your Possession, and
as often as our Lieutenant Governor, and you, shall for the
future grant any Leases for my Manor or Reserved Lands,
you shall Lodge the Counterparts thereof in the said Office,
placing and titling them in such Methodical manner as that
Recourse may easily be had thereto on all Occasions.

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