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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1732:1753
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1 7 38. 145


At the Court at Kensington The 25th Day of May 1738
Present
The Kings most excellent Majesty.

Arch Bishop of Canterbury Duke of Newcastle
Lord President Earl of Scarborough
Lord Steward Earl of Grantham
Lord Chamberlain Earl of Cholmondeley
Duke of Bolton Earl of Selkirk
Duke of Devonshire Earl of Hay.

Lib. C. B.

Earl Fitz Walter Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Viscount Torrington Sr Charles Wills
Lord Harrington Henry Pelham Esqr
Viscount Lonsdale Sr Charles Wager

Upon reading at the Board a Report from the Right, hon-
ourable the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation
Affairs dated che 4th of this Instant in the Wurds following Viz.

Your Majesty having been pleased by Your Orders in
Council of the 17th of March 1736/7 and the 21st of July 1737
to refer unto this Committee several Petitions from the Presi-
dent Council & General Assembly of the Province of Pensil-
vania and likewise from the Governor and Council and the
Commissary and Clergy of the Province of Maryland which
Petitions represent (amongst other things) that great Disorders
and Outrages have been committed upon the Borders of the
said respective Provinces and humbly praying Your Majestys
most Gracious Interposition and Commands for the Preserva-
tion of the Peace on the said Borders until the Boundaries of
the said Provinces shall be finally settled and adjusted. The
Lords of the Committee of Council did on the 29th of the said
Month of July take the Matter of the said Complaints into
their Consideration And thereupon reported to your Majesty
what they thought most adviseable for Your Majesty to do in
Order to prevent the further Continuance of the said Disorders
and to preserve Peace and Tranquillity on the said Borders
until the Boundaries should be finally settled. And Your
Majesty having approved of what was proposed by the said
Report was pleased by your Order in Council of the 18th of
August 1737 to direct as follows Viz.
That the Governors of the respective Provinces of Maryland
and Pensilvania for the Time being do not upon pain of

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incurring his Majestys highest Displeasure permit or suffer
any Tumults Riots or other Outragious Disorders to be com-
mitted on the Borders of their respective Provinces, but that
they do immediately put a Stop thereto and use their utmost
Endeavours to preserve Peace and Good Order amongst all
his Majestys Subjects under their Governments inhabiting the

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