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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1667
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1647. 89

Such punishment as he Shall think the offence to deserve And
to Elect and appoint all necessary Officers for the Execution
of the power hereby Comitted unto him, And to use exercise
and Execute, all or any other power or powers for the Conser-
vation of the peace within that Island as may be exercised by
any Justice of peace in England by vertue of his Comission or
the Law of England, And for the better assistance of the Said
Giles Brent in the Execution of the premisses We have appoin-
ted our beloved ffriends William Brainthwait Gent Capt John
Boteler and Thomas Adams Gent Inhabitants of the Said Island
to be aiding and assisting to him both in their Councell and
otherwise to the uttermost of their Skill and power; to which
end We likewise require the Said Giles Brent to Consult and
advise with them in all occasions of Importance Given at St
Maries 3d ffebruary 1639, Wittness our Dear brother &c

[Erection of St. Clement's Hundred.]

Liber F.

Cecilius &c To our Trusty John Robinson of St Clement's
Isle Greeting Whereas the Said St Clements Isle and that part
of the main over against it which lyeth between the Herring
Creek and St Catherines Creek is thought fit to be erected into
a hundred by the name of St Clements hundred, We willing to
provide fur the better Conservation of the peace and of good
Order within the Said hundred Doe hereby authorise you to
be high Constable of the Said hundred, with all powers to a
high Constable belonging by the Law or usage of England
and in Speciall to arrest all Offenders against the peace and
them to Send or bring to our Lieutent General or Some Justice
of that division having authority to hear and punish Such
offences, and to enquire of and present to our Lieutenant
Genral or other Justice aforesd all persons whatsoever that
Shall unlawfully trespass upon any our game of Deer, Turkies
Herons or other wild fowl or Shall destroy them their nest or
eggs, either upon our Land or waters, without leave of or
under us, and to take away their Netts Guns or other means
of takeing them, or that Shall Sell or without licence deliver
any arms or ammunition to any Indian or that Shall not have
ready upon all occasions, Sufficient arms and ammunition
within his house, as the Law requireth for defence agt the
Indians and to make Searches and to use all means necessary
for the Execution of the power hereby Comitted unto you :
St Maries 16th March 1639.

[Commission to Thomas Gerrard.]

Cecilius &c To our trusty Thomas Gerrard Gent Whereas
We have thought fit to erect the Isles called St Clements Isle

p. 142

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