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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1753-1757
Volume 6, Page 31   View pdf image (33K)
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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe. 31



with the Houses Answers, Polite. Approves of yr design by
Bill from Mr Attory Genl to restore his Property in Princess
Anne Town, taken by an Act in 1751, also of yr Amendmt to
an Act of the same Session For the more Effectual punishmt
of Negroes & other Slaves &c Comends yr Endeavour &
hopes you'l succed & obtain the 3d pr hhd for Arms & Ammu-
nition. By these yr Transactions, you Manifest observance to
his Lordps Instns Artic: 19th 68 & 69. Yr Favour for the
Revd Mr Malcolm, granted in his Lordps Instns I wish him
Ioy of I can't help Noting omission of Persons want of
Regard of Thanks to My Lord for favours from him, many
of the Council of State have Neglected such Acknowledgemt
By observation, the Gentln of the Lo: House are too Hasty in
their proceedgs My Lord Desires upon Division Proposition by
Bill of Ecclesiastical Benefices, you will Consider & recomend
to the Upp: House prevention of Divisions un-Necessary & to
preserve valuable Benefice as Reward to Divines of peculiar
May all Health & Happiness attend you, is the Sincere
Wish of him who is with all reality
Caecils Calvert.

Post As it is not likely of a Comprimise bet: his Lordp &
the Messrs Penns, I therefore Aprise you to be on yr Guard &
to keep strictly to his Majestys Order of Council of the Tem-
porary Line North Lat: I observe by a sketch of Mr Vezey to
Mr Iennings a Large Pensilvanian Settlemt South of that Line
at the Head of Talbot Manor Qre if not taken out of that
Manor. & also to be observed two Maryland Settlemts East
& West above that Line. Mr Thos Penn who is Dexterous,
charges Land Grants have been Issued by Maryland contrary
to the Order of the Kings Line. He produced Me one with a
Seal to it, he said had from the Land Office to Mr Diggs, the
New part of the Grant, he says are Lands Patented since the
Kings Order for the Line North, wh Lands had been Granted
to another by his Land Office Prior to his Majesty's said order
of Council. Such matter deserves attention to prevent Mis-
chief & Danger the Touching the Kings Limitation. All old
surveys, Grants of Manors & of other Lands by the first &
second Proprietors Layg in out or on the Borders of the Dis-
puted parts wod be of real use the having a Tested Copys of
such, as they are Evidences of Ancient Tenure; the same of
all ancient proceedgs Vizt The Virginia Act abt the year 1659
wh impowered two Persons to take care of the Kings Lands
Northwd of the 40th Degree Lat: wh that Assembly as having
the most reason of any Colony to be Acquanted with the real


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