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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1671-1681
Volume 15, Page 200   View pdf image (33K)
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200 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1676-1678.
Lib. R. teined in the Peticon At the request of the Peticoner & his
Attorney Henry Howard was called & sworne to testifie the
truth of his Knowledge in the prmisses who being Examined
upon Oath Did Declare
That Samll Debauck undr Sheriff to John Welch High Sher.
of Anne Arrundell County produced & shewed to John
Homewood the Petr an Execution for the summe of One
Thousand pds of tobo for a ffine for not serving as a Justice of
Peace in the said County before such time as he the sd
Debauck recd: the 8 hhs. Tobo mentioned in the Peticon, and
that he the Deponent Desired the said Homewood to give
him some Creditt with the Sheriff in case he should overpay
him wch the said Homewood promised to Doe & further the

Depont saith not
The Attorneys on both sides and the pties themselves being
fully heard what they had to alleadge, The Peticoner was will-
ing to referr the same to the Discretion & judgemt of the Gov-
ernor and Councell, whereunto Mr Christopher Rousby and

p. 49 Mr Robert Ridgely Attorneys for John Welsh Did voluntarily
and freely consent & resolved to stand to and abide their
Whereupon it is considered and the Governor and Councell
are of Opinion that John Welsh by Samuel Debauck his undr
Sher. did illegally execute and Deteine the Servant and Doe
therefore ordr that the said Servant be forthwith returned to
John Homewood his Mar And that the said Welsh pay unto
the said John Homewood four thousand pounds of tobo for
Damages & the Servants time five moneths in his possession.
And accordingly issued forth the foll: Ordr viz

By the Governor & Councell
Octob: 15th 1678:
Whereas John Homewood of Anne Arrundel County
Exhibited his Peticon this 15th Day of Octob: against John
Welsh High Sheriff of Anne Arrundell County for that he the
sd Welsh did illegally Execute a man Servant by trade a
Taylor from him the said Homewood & kept the sd Servant
in his possession ever since the moneth of May last contrary
to right and justice and to the great Damage of him the sd
Homewood undr pretence of Executing the same for a fine of
One Thousand pounds of tobo due to his Lspp the Lord Propry
notwithstanding the said Homewood had duely & truly paid
the said ffine, and whereas Mr Christopher Rousby & Mr
Robert Ridgely Attorneys for the said Welsh did freely &
voluntarily consent to submitt to the judgemt of the Governor
& Councell, who having fully heard and Examined the
prmisses and severall allegations on both sides are of Opinion

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