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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 180   View pdf image (33K)
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              180 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1704.


      Lib. C. B.  Coursey Mr John Taylor Mr Nicholas Low and Mr Robert

                  Tyler. Upon the unhappy Occasion of the State house being

                  Burnt last Night.

                    His Excellency proposes upon this Sad Occasion of the

                  State house being burnt that Some place be Appointed to

                  place the Records therein and a House taken for the Provin

                  ciall and County Courts to Sitt in.

                    The Gentlemen Advise his Excellency will be pleased to

                  Direct that the Provinciall and County Records be lodged

                  above in the ffree schoole, and that Mr Young take care to

                  have Shelves made.

                    Also Resolved. That a Day of Humiliation be Sett aside.

                  The Gentlemen present are of opinion that it is absolutely

                  Necessary the Governour & Councill upon this Exigency take

                  care to provide an house for the Provinciall Court to Sitt in.

           p. 17  That Care be taken to have a list of the Records taken to see

                  what are wanting. And that Mr Young and Majr Greenberry

                  See the Said List taken.

                    Upon which Occasion all the Clearks in Towne be ordered

                  to Assist. Also Advised that the Comissarys Records be

                  lodged in the Back Porch of the firee schoole which is to be

                  made Tight and Shelves put up there for the Books.

                    It being Represented that great Quantitys of Ruffle were

                  imported from Pensilvania over the head of the Bay.

                    Ordered that Mr Vanderheydon have a Copy of the Law

                  about the Duty on Ruffle from Pensilvania and Instructions

                  given him thereupon.

           p. 18           Saturday October 21st 1704.


                    Att a Councill &c.


                    Present His Excellcy the Governour.


                    The honrble Thomas Brooke Esqr Coll John Hamond Coll

                  Edward Loyd Lt Coll William Holland and James Sanders


                    His Excellency was Pleased to acquaint the Gentlemen of

                  her Majestys Councill of the unhappy Occasion of their now

                  meeting. Then was Read the aforegoing Minutes taken

                  October 18th The wich were Approved of by the Board and

                  ordered accordingly.

                    Ordered that a Proclamation Issue for Wednesday the

                  29th of November to be Sett aside as a day of Humiliation

                  and that therein an Account be given of the Land and

                  Provinciali Records Saved.

                    Ordered the Papers and Records be Sorted and lists taken

                  before Mr Young & Majr Greenberry Upon which Occasion


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