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88 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1647.

Liber F

vince of Maryland for the time being that they doe not offer
any Injury or outrage whatsoever to any of the Said Indians
upon pain of Such punishmt as the offence Shall deserve
Given at St Maries the 24th January 1639 Wittness our Dear
brother &c

3d ffebr 1639
These are to will and require you forthwith to press any
three Inhabitants of Mattapanient hundred with Sufficient Arms
and Amunition necessary for their defence and with the Said
men to goe to the Town of Aquascack in Patuxent River and
there to demand and receive of the Indians an Aquascack
Indian that Shall be there delivered to You for the Killing of
an Englishman in Anthony Cotton's boat, and the Said Indian
to bring in Safe Custody to St Maries and there to deliver him
to my Self or (in my absence) to the Secretary, And for Soe
cloeing this Shall be your warrant.

[Commission appointing Giles Brent Commander of Kent
Island.]

Cecilius &c To all persons &c Know Ye that We reposeing
especiall trust and Confidence in the fidelity and wisdome of
Capt Giles Brent Esq and one of the Councel of our Said Pro-
vince have Constituted and appointed and by these presents
Doe Constitute and appoint the Said Giles Brent to be Com-
mander of the Isle of Kent within our Said Province to Rule
and Govern the Inhabitants and all other persons for the time

p. 141

being or Which Shall be within the Said Island according to
the powers hereafter comitted to him that is to Say in all
matters of warfare by Sea and Land necessary to the training
of Soldiers and levying of them upon all occasions, to the
resistance of the enemy or Suppression of mutinies and exer-
ciseing of Martial discipline within or about the Said Island, to
doe all Such things as to a Captain doe belong by the Law of
war, and in all Causes civil wherein right or damage is de-
manded by or of any Inhabitant of that Island, to cause right
and Justice to be done according to the Laws or laudable
usages of this province, or otherwise according to the Laws or
Laudable usages of England in the Same or the like causes,
as near as he Shall be able to Judge, and to trie all the Said
Causes, and to use Command and appoint all power and means
necessary or conduceing to the doeing of right and Justice as
aforesaid, And in all Causes Criminal prosecuted for Correction,
not extending by the Law of England to the takeing away of
life or member to try and Censure all Offenders in any the
aforesaid Offences whatsoever within the Said Island, with



 
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