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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1693-1697
Volume 20, Page 88   View pdf image (33K)
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       88 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1694 97.


      Lib. H.    D. aforesd such and so many fforts platforms Castles Cityes

           p. 6 Burroughs Townes & fortifications as you by the Advice

             aforesd shall Judge Necessary And the same or any of them to

             ffortifye and furnish with Ordinance Amunicon & all sorts of

             Armes fit and Necessary for the security and defence of our

             said province. And forasmuch as divers Mutinyes & disorders

             doe happen by persons shipped and Imployed at Sea And to

             the End such as shall be shipped or Imployed at Sea may be

             the better Governed & Ordered. Wee doe hereby Give &

             Grant Unto you the said ffrancis Nicholson our Captain

             Generall and Governor in Chiefe full power and Authority to

             Constitute and Appoint Captains Leivetenants Masters of

             ships and other Comanders And to Grant such Captains

             Lieutenants Masters of ships & other Comanders Comissions

             to Execute the Law Martiall and to Use such proceedings

             Authorityes punishment Correction & Execucon vpon any

             Offender or Offenders which shall be Mutinous Seditious dis

             orderly or any way vnruly either at Sea or during the time of

             their abode or Residence in any of the Forts Harbours or

             Bays of our said province or Territory as the Cause shall be

             found to Require according to Martial Law Provided that

             Nothing herein contained shall be Construed to the Enabling

             you or any by your Authority to hold plea or have Jurisdiction

             of any Offence Cause Matter or thing Coniitted or done vpon

             the High Sea or within any of the harbours Rivers or Creekes

             of our said province or Territory vnder your Governmt by any

             Captain Comander Lieutenant Master or other Officer Seaman

             Soldier or person whatsoever who shall be in Actuall service

             & pay in and on Board any of our ships of Warr or other

             vessells Acting by imediate Comission or Warrant from our

             Coinissioners for Executing the Office of our high Admirall of

             England vnder the Seale of our Admiralty or from our high

             Admirall of England for the time being. But that such

             Captain Comander Lieutenant Master Officer Seaman Soldier

             & other person so offending shall be left to be proceeded

             against & Tryed as the Merit of their offences shall Require

             either by Comission vnder our Great Seale of England as the

             Statute of the Eight & twentieth of Henry the Eight Directs

             or by Comission from our High Admirall according to the Act

             of parliament passed in the thirteenth yeare of the Reigne of

             the late King Charles the second of blessed Memory Intituled

             an Act for the Establishing Articles & Orders for the Regu

             lateing and better Governmt of his Majesties Navys ships of

             Warr and fforces by Sea and not otherwise Saving only that

             it shall and may be Lawfull for you vpon any such Captain or

             Comanders Refusing or Neglecting to Execute or vpon his

             Negligent or Undue Execucon of any of the written Orders he


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