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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1671-1681
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1676-1678. 123

formerly with the English and in Order to it came with him
and Jacob Young Our old Interpreter to the house of Mris
Margarett Penroy at the head of the Bay neere Palmers
Island and from thence sent to desire a passe to come downe
to St Maries to treate of a peace with the English in Generall.
The newes was not unwelcome to us and therefore wee have
sent them a Safe Conduct to come downe to treate with us of
which Wee thought Our Selves Obliged to give you notice
deeming a peace with them and all other Indians, if made
upon Safe and honourable terrnes to be One of the greatest
blessings of God can happen to us and the best & most
Lib. R. R.
acceptable Service Wee can doe to his Majesty. And assure
your Selfe Sr That Wee shall never Condescend to any peace
with them but what shall equally secure all his Maties Subjects
in these parts with Our Selves who are likely to be the prin-
cipall Treators. Wee have given them a months time to come
downe in Wherefore Sr if you have any particular matter to
offer to them in relation to the future security of the people
in your Goverment Wee humbly desire you will by some way
or Other within that time lett us Know it that Wee may be
able to serve you who are Sr
Yr humble Servants
August the 6th 1676. Thomas Notley
Philip Calvert
Will Calvert
Baker Brooke

Then likewise Ordered that a letter be sent to his Lopp to
lett him understand of the intended treaty with the Susque-
hanoughs and the affairs in Virginia the tenor whereof foll.

May it please yr Lopp
At a Counsell held this day at Manahowicks Neck Wee
have considered the Overture of Peace made by the Susque-
hanough Indians and deeming it a blessing from God
unhoped for Wee thought it not to be Slighted, and there-
fore sent a pasport for them and Jacob Young the Interpreter
to come to and returne Safe from the treaty to be held at
Murtyes at any time within One month and Wee have this
day also written to Sr Wm Berkeley and the Councell of Vir-
ginia to give him notice of this Overture of a peace made by
the Indians and to assure him that Wee shall not condescend
to any peace with them, but what shall be equally Safe and
honourable to his Goverment as well as to your Lopps, desire-
ing him likewise to Signifie unto us within the month whether
he hath any thing in particular to offer at the Treaty In this
posture my Lord your affairs stand now as to the Indian: but

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