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Proceedings of the Court of Chancery, 1669-1679
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                         APPENDIX
         FIRST CHARTER OF SAINT MARY'S CITY, 1668

      Caecilius Absolute Lord & Proprietary of Maryland & Avalon Proy. Ct.
    Lord Baltemore etc To all Our officers and Inhabitants in Maryland F F
    and to all others whom these prsts may concerne and Sendeth No.3
    Greeting know yee that of our Speciall Grace certeyne Knowledge P.645
    & meere mocon Wee have granted & as much as in us lyeth do
    Grant to our well beloved Inhabitants within ye Citty called or
    Knowne by ye name of St Mary's Citty in the County of St
    Mary's in ye sd Province of Maryland & ye Circuits & prcints and
    priviledged places of ye sd Citty not exceeding ye Space of one
    English mile Square that they ye said Inhabitants wthin ye sd Citty,
    Circuitts & precincts aforesd shalbe an Incorporated Citty of one
    Mayor one pson learned in ye law by ye name of a Recorder & Six
    Aldermen & Tenn persons as Comon Councellmen inhabiteing within
    ye sd Citty for evrmore And that ye sd Mayor Recorder Aldermen
    & Comon Counceilmen shalbe a body inCorporate & one Comunity
    for evr in right & name & shall be by ye name of Mayor Recorder
    Aldermen & Comon Councell of the Citty of St Maryes Citty able
    & Capable att Law to be sued & to sue And to act execute & doe
    as a body in Corporate & to have succession forever, And to yt end
    to have a Comon Seale and that Philip Calvert Esqr one of ye
    Inhabitants of ye sd Citty shall for ye prst be & be named Mayor
    of ye sd Citty for ye ensueing yeare & John Morecroft Recorder
    of ye same & William Calvert Esqr Jerome White Esqr Daniel
    Jenifer Garrett Vansweringen Mark Cordea & Thomas Cosden
    Inhabitants alsoe of the sd Citty shalbe Aldermen thereof as long
    as they shall well behave themselves therein haveing first taken ye
    oath of Fidelity as alsoe ye oath appoynted by us to be taken by
    ye Mayor Aldermen & Recorder of ye Citty of St Mary's Citty
    And to be Administered unto them Respectively by our Leiutenant
    of ye sd pvince for ye tyme being or by such pson or psons as
    wee or our heires or our Leiutennt of the sd pvince for ye time
    being shall from tyme to tyme authorize & appoint to Administer
    ye same And ye sd Mayor Recorder & Aldermen or ye Major part
    of ym shall elect & chuse Tenn other of the most Sufficient In- p.. 546
    habitants of ye sd Citty to be of ye Comon Councell thereof for
    soe long tyme as they shall well behave themselves therein And
    that for ye future ye sd Mayor Recorder Aldermen & Comon
    Councell shall assemble in some convenient place within ye sd Citty
    on or upon ye Third day of November evry yeare & shall then &
    


 
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