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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 276   View pdf image (33K)
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276 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 20-Nov. 12, 1698.

L. H. J.

To his Excellency Fran Nicholson Esqr Capt Genll and Govr
of this his Majtys Province and Territory of Maryland.

Sr having Lately Reed Intimacon from yo Selfe and others
that his Majty has thought fitt to remove unto another Gov-
ernmt that of our neighbour Collony of Virga and reflecting with
ourselves how becomeing a thing it is to have allways a
Gratefull Remembrance of Benefitts Received we cannot for-
beare to leave this Testimony and acknowledgment under our
hands as it proceeds from our hearts.
That in yor Conduct over us in this place yo Great care and
Studdy has been to promote the practice of piety and Worshipp
of Allmighty God by erecting Churches, Schooles and nurserys

p. 283

of Learning both for Reforming of manners and Education of
youth wherein you have not only been a large Benefactor but
an Indefallible promoter together with yor Integrity of main-
teining his Maty5 honor and authority in this Province your
care in Providing Arms and Millitary Instruments for the
Defence of it, Yor Regulating and happy Settlemts of the
Civill Constitucon both as to the Courts of Justice and in
bringing us out of Debt wch the publick Was in, into a Condi-
con clear of Debt and money in Bank by yor promotion of
Good Laws to such purposes your great care to cause Speedy
Iustice to be administered to all psons, your pious and Iuste
yo noble and Benevolent carriage in all things deserves better
penns and would take up more paper paper then this to Recount.
Be pleased therefore Honrd Sr to accept these our humble
acknowledgmts for the same as the Just though Slender Tribute
of an obliged people to a Generous and good Governour pray-
ing to God to bless you and all your pious and noble under-
takings with happiness and Success.
So prays your humble and obliged Servants
Henry Iowles.

Henry Iowles Can: John Addison
Charles Hutchins Thoms Brooke Councillors
Thoms Tench Iames Ffrisby

Robert Smith

Ino Hammond
Justices of the
Tho: Tasker
Provinciall Court
Iames Keetch

Ino Hawkins

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