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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7:1698
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                 142 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7-98.


            Lib.     H. D. Sr I Recd yor Exncys Letter of the 4th of June Instant Inti

              p. 521 mating your transmitting Some proceedings of a Comittee for

                 Indian Affairs, relateing to the Piscattoway and Accokick

                 Indians, which I forthwith laid before the Councill here, being

                 then in Town; and upon due Consideracon do not under

                 stand the meaning thereof; But if any miscarriage hath been

                 by any Indians in this Governmt that it ought to have been

                 ffirst Signifyed here for Orders therein, before any such

                 proceedings I am

                                             Yor Exncys

                                                humble Servant

                                E Andros


                 James Town the 12th of June 1697.


                 Governr of Maryland.


                   Ordered that an Answer thereto be Writ which was done

                 as followes, Vizt


              Maryland Port of Annapolis, June 24th 1697.


                   A Letter of your Exncys of the 12th of June instant I have

                 Recd: and mine to you of the ffourth instant was as short and

                 as intelligible as I could, so that it might not admit of a

                 double meaning, as some have Endeavor'd theirs should do.

                   I must Confess that I have so little understanding that I

                 don't pretend to teach or find others any. Those Gentl

                 which were sent by our Assembly to the Piscattoway and

                 Accokick Indians of this his Mats Province of Maryland had

                 Instructions to give yor EXnCY an Accot of their Arrivall in yor

                 Governmt and of their Business, before they went to the sd

                 Indians, as also when they Return'd, what they had done,

                 which Instructions were from the House of Delegates, his

                 Mats honrble Councill and

                                            Yor EXDCYS

                                              humble Servant

                 Govt of Virga                ffr: Nicholson


                   Produced and Read a Letter by his EXnCY recd from the

                 honrble Coll: David Brown of Somerset County Dated the 15th

                 Instant as also another from Mr ffrancis Jenckins of the Same

                 Date giving an Account of their sending therewith Severall

                 Navll Papers of Majr Robt King decd: in pursuance of a late

                 Ordr of his Exncy to the sd End and purpose; which papers the

                 sd Mr Jenckins (Son in Law to the Sd Majr King) writes were

                 a great distance from his Mother in Laws House in Ordr for

                 his sd ffathers Voyage for Annapolis to wait upon his Exncy

                 had not Death put a Period to his days. The sd Papers were


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