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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1667-1687/8
Volume 5, Page 109   View pdf image (33K)
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1667-75. 109

and Pleasure that it shall be a County and called by the name
of Worcester County in our said Province of Maryland & we
have appointed as well a Commander of the forces in the said
County for the Supression of all Tumults Insurrections or
insolencies Committed in the said County against our Peace
as also Courts of Iudicature for the administring of Iustice
within the said County and other Officers and Ministers neces-
sary and fit to be Ordained and deputed in a County and
further we do hereby declare unto all the Inhabitants of the
said County that we will take them under our Government &
that we will to the utmost protect and defend them as we are
bound to do all other the good People inhabitants of our said
Province and to show how much we value those persons
that shall endeavour to seat themselves in our said County of
Worcester our said Instructions of the one and twentieth of
March One thousand six hundred sixty nine will sufficiently
manifest and to shew our further good will to the Inhabitants
of our said County and to prevent their Travelling to Saint
Marys to the Secretaries Office to prove their rights and take
out warrants for Land we have to that End and Purpose
empowered Francis Ienkins an inhabitant and resident in the
said County to do and perform the same in the said County
witness our self at our City of Saint Marys the nineteenth day
of Iune in the fortieth year of our dominion over our said
Province one thousand six hundred seventy two

Liber A. M.
p. 100

Charles Calvert Esqr Captain General and chief Governor of
this Province of Maryland under the right honble Cecilius
Absolute Lord and Proprietary thereof to all Persons to whom
these presents shall come Greeting in our Lord God everlasting
Know yee that whereas the right Honble Cecilius Absolute
Lord and Proprietary of this Province as aforesaid hath by his
Instructions under his hand and seal at Arms bearing date at
London the one and twentieth day of March 1669 Required &
Enjoyned me and the Council of this Province to use our
utmost Endeavours for the Seating and Inhabiting of the Sea-
board Side on the Eastern Shore and on Deleware Bay within
the fortieth Degree of Northerly Latitude and particularly at
the Whorekill and for that his Lordship hath erected these parts
into a County Called by the Name of Worcester County and
for that it will be a great Trouble and Charge to the Ad-
venturors and Seaters of the said County to Come to the
Secretaries Office at the City of Saint Marys to prove their
rights to Land to them due According to his Lordships Con-


ditions of Plantation and take out Warrants upon the same
and I reposing special trust and Confidence in the Care fidelity
and Circumspection of you Francis Ienkins of the sd County of
Worcester Gent have deputed empowred and Authorized and

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