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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
Volume 3, Page 49   View pdf image (33K)
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1647. 49

desire it, and to their heirs ten acres of Land within the platts
assigned or to be assigned for the Town and ffields of StMaries,
for every person that any of the Said Adventurers transported
or brought into Maryland, according to their Conditions first
published, and five acres of Land, to every other Adventurer
for every other person which he hath or Shall transport thither
Since that time of the first plantation untill the thirtieth day of
August which Shall be in the year of our Lord 1638, And for
Soe doeing this Shall be your warrant Given under my hand
and Seal at Warder-castle in the Realm of England, the 29th
August 1636
Signed Cecilius Baltemore
To my Dear brother Mr Leonard Calvert Esq
my Lieutent Genral of the Province of Marland

[Commission to Governor Leonard Calvert and Council.]

Liber F.

Caecilius by the Grant and Donation of our Soveraign Lord
Charles, by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and
Ireland King Defender of the ffaith etc. Absolute Lord and
Proprietor of the Province and Country of Maryland in the
parts of America. Lord Baron of Baltimore etc To all and
Singular persons to whome this present writeing Shall come
Greeting, Know ye that Wee takeing into our Serious Con-
sideration the necessity of makeing a Governor appointing a
Council and other Officers and Establishing of Laws proper
and convenient for preservation of the peace and Support of
the Common Weale of our Province of Maryland, and likewise
calling to mind the faithfull and Laudable Service done by our
Dear Brother Leonard Calvert Esq. as well in the Adventure
of his person in the first discent and Settleing our Colony
there as in the Ordering and Advanceing the Same by his
personal residence within the Same our Said Province, wherein
he hath manifested to the Satisfaction of ourself and of our Colony
there, Such wisdom, ffidelity, Industry, and other virtues, as
Render him Capable and worthy of Trust hereby by us intended
to be reposed in him, And for divers others good causes and
considerations us thereunto especially moveing, Have nominated
constituted Ordained Authorised and Established, And by these
presents Doe nominate constitute Ordain Authorise and
Establish the Said Leonard Calvert in the Absence of us and

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our heirs our Lieutenant Generall, Admirall, Chief Captain
and Commander As well by Sea as Land of our Said Province
of Maryland and the Islands to the Same belonging, And Doe
by these presents give unto him the Chief Commandment and
absolute Authority above and in all matters of warfare by Sea
and Land, to execute and Administer the Same to the Resistance

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