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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1 636-1 647. 1 5 1


of St Maries, Thomas Greene gent & Cutbert ffenwick gent
greeting. Relying vpon your discretion & integrity we doe
hereby constitute & appoint you our Commissioners for our
County of St Maries to heare & determine all civill causes, &
likewise all criminall causes not extending to life or member
in or said County arising or pleadable by the Law of this Pro-
vince before the Comander & Commiss" of a County; grant-
ing vnto you hereby all requisite authority for the issuing of
processe or exequution according to the exigence of iustice
such as is allowed by the Law to be administered by the
Comander & Commrs of a County witnes or Lieutent Grall
Giles Brent,
transmiss: in chartula a Kent, en nullo sigillo.

[Suspension of Lewger.]

30. whereas John Lewger Esq once of his Lops Counsell of
this Province of Maryland hath without any order or authority
derived from his Lop the Lop Proprietary or his Leiutent Grall,
presumed of his owne hand to counterfait & deliver vnto Capt
Henry ffieet a Commisssion for treating a peace wth the
enemies of this Province the Sesquisahanocks, & likewise for
the making of the said ffleete a Captaine or Generall to make
war agst them or other Indians, & to exercise authorities over
his company inhabitants of this Province, and to doe other acts

Liber P. R.

according to the tenor of the said Commission vnto which said
Commission he hath likewise presumed to affix & counterfeit
his Lops great Scale & his Leiutenants hand, which acts being
of highe misdemeanor & offence, & such as requires severe
animadversion, These are therefore to suspend the said John
Lewger from the said office & dignity of Counsellr & from all
other offices & dignities therevpon depending. And I doe
further hereby revoke all other Commissions at any time
granted vnto him the said John Lewger by me (as his Lops
Leiutt Grall for granting out writts or exercising any other
power of iudicature within this his Lops Province.
Giles Brent
declard by the Leiutt Grall,
the 26th of August 1644.

1644

p. 174

Septemb 6. Cecilius Lord & Proprief of the pvinces
Commission for the | & countries of Maryland & Avalon in
govermt | the pts of America Lord Baron of Balte-
more &c. To all & singular psons to whom these pnts shall
come, greeting. Know ye that we for divers speciall causes &
consideraons vs therevnto moving have revoked & determined
& by these pnts doe declare that we doe hereby revoke &

p. 175



 
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