Resolved the following Message be sent to his Excy
By the house of Burgesses July the 2nd 1696.
This house humbly represent to yor Excy that there are at
this tyme one white servt woman and two Indians in
the Custody of the Sherriff of Ann Arundel County for
Murther or suspition thereof.
Therefore we humbly Supplicate your Excly that you would
be so favorably pleased to take such measures therein as your
Excy shall in your Wisdome think fitt to [Exonerate the County]
from such charges as may arise from long detey[ning them in
Signed p Ordr
W. Bladen Clk: Assembly
Sent p Mr Jenkins, and Mr Scarborough.—[and who are
ordered] to acquaint his Excy that this house desire [his Excy
to send] downe some of his Matys honble Councillto administer
the oaths appointed by act of parliament to Mr George Ashman,
elected a Burgess for Baltemore County.
Capt Tasker, Mr Crauford and Mr Dixon enter the house.
The honble Col: George Robotham and Col Charles Hutch-
ins came downe from his Excy and administered the Oaths
appointed by act of parliament unto the afd. Mr Ashman who
Subscribed the test.
Also the said Gentn of his Matys honbLe Councill brought the
following proposalls from his Excy upon which the house
debated and resolved on as followeth, Imprs That all the Indian
Land be adjusted and the bounds ascertayned Referr'd to
the Consideration of the next Assembly for a Law to be made
for ascertaining thereof.
2d That all Mars of Shipps for the future coming in give an
acct to the Collectors and Navall officers upon Oath what
Lres they bring in with them as also of what goods are con-
signed to any persons. Assented to by the house.
3d What to be done with the Shipps left behinde in the
Thought it will be for his Matys Service they be permitted to
Sayle as fast as got ready