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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1671-1681
Volume 15, Page 199   View pdf image (33K)
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1676-1678. 199

whole matter and to Doe therein what to right and justice
The Peticon is as foll: viz.

Octob: 15th 1678. To the Honble Thomas Notley Esqr Gov-
ernor of Maryland & the Honble Councell of Maryland
The Humble Peticon of John Homewood of Anne Arrundell
County Sheweth
That One Samuel Debauck Depty Sheriff to John Welsh
high Sheriff of the said County upon the 15th Day of Aprill
last past, came to yor Petrs house and Demanded of him
the summe of One Thousand Six hundred and ninety pounds

Lib. R.
of tobacco for thirteene Leavyes, for Rent Three hundred
Twenty four pds and a half of tobo for Clerks ffees thirty two
pds of tobo & also One Thousand pounds of tobo for a ffine for
not serveing as a Justice of the Peace, & for wch sd One thou-
sand pounds of tobo the said Debauck said he had an Execu-
tion, and sheweth it there, Whereupon yor Peticoner ordred
the said Debauck to goe to yor Peticoners Plantation called
White Hall & take from him his Overseer there the said
severall summes amounting onely to the summe of three
thousand and ffourty six pound of tobacco, & thereupon the
said Debauck went and reed: Eight hogsheads of tobacco wch
amounted to three thousand & ffifty eight pds of tobo for wch he
gave yor Petr a Rect as by the same here annexed may appear
By wch it may appeare that he had overpaid for the said Rent &
Leavys & Clks: ffees and for the Execution aforesaid the
summe of Twelve pounds of tobacco, and if there were any
more Due to the said Sheriff for ffees for Executing the said
Tobacco he might fully have Satisfied himself by other
Tobacco wch was at that time in hhs: at the Plantation aforesd
or the said Debauck could have pd himself being indebted to
yor Peticoner One hundred & sixteene pounds of tobo yet
notwithstanding the sd Debauck upon the Eighteenth Day of
May last did by vertue of the sd Execution for the ffine afore-
said or for some other cause to yor Peticoner unknowne take
from yor Peticoner a man Servant named Simon Copley being
a Taylor &. carried him away to the sd John Welsh who by
vertue thereof hath ever since Deteined the sd Servant con-
trary to Justice
Yor Peticoner therefore humbly prayes yor Honors consid-
eration of the prmisses & to Examine the matter aforesaid &
Ordr your Petr the returne of his Servant, and such Satisfac-
tion for this soe illegall takeing & Deteineing the Servant
aforesaid as to yor Honors shall seeme just.
And yor Petr shall pray &ca

Were then prsent the said John Homewood & Samuel
Debauck wth Attorneys on both sides to argue the matter con-

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