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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7:1698
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       Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7-98. 369


   grant Comissions to Sr Thomas Laurence Baront to be Judge, Lib. H. D.

   Henry Denton Regr and Thomas Collyer Marshall of his

   Majtes Court of Vice Admiralty for the Province of Maryland.

   And it being signified tht Sr Thoms Laurence having already

   made his excuse of his disability by sickness and his being

   taken up wth other matters, relating to the Secretaryes place;

   and his Honor Collo Robotham being appointed already Iudge

   of the said Court in all the Counties on the Eastern Shore.

   It is Ordered that the Honoble Thomas Tench Esqr be consti

   tuted in like manner Judge of his Majtes Court of Vice

   Admiralty on the western Shore Henry Denton Regr and p. 6zo

   Thomas Hutchins Marshall thereof.

     Produced and read the Comission formerly produced for

   Administring an an Oath to his Exncy the Governr of Mary

   land; which said Oath in the said Commission contain'd was

   publickly administred unto his sd Exncy ffrancis Nicholson

   Esqr by the Gentlemen of his Majtes honoble Councill present

   & George Muschamp Esqr one of the Comissrs therein nomi

   nated in prsence of severall persons then rnett together in the

   Court House of Calvert County.

     The Honoble Thomas Brook Esqr came and was aded The

   Collectrs of his Majtes Customes of Patuxent & Potomock

   districts are told by the Honoble Edwd Randolph Esqr

   Surveyr Genrll of his Majtes Customes on the Continent of

   America & Islands adjacent how that he was directed to

   acquaint them from the Rtt Honoble the Lords of the Treasury

   and Comissrs of his Majtes Customes that they considered to

   setle Sallaries on each of them for their Encouragement and

   to Enable them to keep boat and hands to go on board all

   Shipps & Vessells to examine their Loading inwards &

   outwards and as an addition to the 20 p Cent now only

   allowed them for their Collection of the penny p pound

   giving them also an account of the paticular care the said

   Comissrs had taken in sending all the Collectors severall

   necessaries of Bookes, Inke, waxe, wafers, paper &ca for their

   respective Offices, the web they were Ordered to send for

   being lodged with the Clerk of the Councill at the Port of


     Their Exncys the Lords Justices Instructions to his Exncy the

   Governour in relation to trade, as also his Majtes Comission

   for administring the Oath of Trade to his Exncy were delivered

   to the sd Collectors and Navall Officers present for them to

   go aside & read them over by themselves.

     Produced by the Honoble Edward Randolph Esqr a Comis

   sion under the hands & Seale of the Honoble the Com

   missrs for prizes, dated the third of July 1697, constituting

   him Surveyor Genrll for prizes in all the Colonyes & Provinces



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