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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1771 to June-July, 1773
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APPENDIX I

ORDER OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL FOR ROBERT
EDEN TO QUALIFY AS GOVERNOR OF
MARYLAND, MARCH 5, 1773

[SEE INTRODUCTION, p. xiii]

At the Court at S.t James's
the 5.th Day of March 1773.

Present
The Kings most Excellent Majesty

Lord President Earl of Sandwich
Duke of Queensberry Earl of Rochford
Earl of Suffolk Earl of Dartmouth
Earl of Denbigh Viscount Falmouth


Whereas there was this Day read at the Board, a Report from the
Right Honourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for
Plantation Affairs dated the 2.nd of this Instant in the Words fol-
lowing Viz.t

"Your Majesty having been pleased by Your Order in Council
of the 15.th of January last to referr unto this Committee, the
Representation of the Reverend Doctor John Moore, Dean of
Canterbury, and Hugh Hamersley and Peter Prevost Esquires,
Guardians appointed by the High Court of Chancery of the Estate
and Person of Henry Harford Esquire, Lord proprietary of the
Province of Maryland, an Infant under the age of Twenty one
Years, for and in behalf of the said Infant, Setting forth, That
Frederick late Baron of Baltimore in the Kingdom of Ireland, late
Lord proprietary of the Province of Maryland, did by his Commis-
sion or Instrument of Appointment under his Hand and Seal at
Arms, bearing Date the 1.st of August 1768, nominate and appoint
his Brother in Law Robert Eden Esquire Lieutenant General and
Chief Governor of the said Province of Maryland with such and
the like powers and Authorities as have been heretofore usually
granted to the Lieutenant Governors of the said province, which
Commission was duly approved by Your Majesty, pursuant to the
Statute of the 7.th and 8.th of King William the Third; and the
said Robert Eden having thereupon Qualified himself for the said
Trust, in such manner as the Law requires, entered upon, and hath
ever since exercised the Government of the said Province; That on
the 4.th of September 1771 the said Frederick late Lord Baltimore
departed this Life at Naples, having duly made and Published his
last Will and Testament in Writing, wherein he gave devised and

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File, Md.
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