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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
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                     186 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1705.


      Lib. C. B.  Consent I may put the reasons of my Meeting of you now in

                  to the Severall under written distinct Questions. Which I

                  doubt not you will Answer with as much as candour as her

                  Majestys honrble Councill allways ought to do, to an honest

                  well meaning Governour vizt

                    1st In relation to the Matter of the Indians. The whole

                  proceedings whereof Since our Recess shall be laid before

                  you; Next whether in this time of Danger the Rangers ought

                  to be withdrawne or Put under the Conduct of a more know

                  ing person than Lt Charles Beale not having done his duty

                  with any Sort of Discipline or Sence in relation to the Ap

                  prehending or Secureing Richard Clarke.

          p. 30   Next I Desire your Sentiments about a Letter or Letters

                  Sent to Severall in this Province by Mr Tobias Bowles of


                    4 Whether it may not be proper to have the Assembly

                  meete and do Business the Sixth of May next that proper

                  Methods may be digested how to deale with the refractory in

                  solent Indians

                    5 What you thinke fit to be done to that Sherriff or his

                  Deputy who so carelessly lett the Indian Prisoner Escape to

                  the loss & Detriment of the whole Province, beyond what Wee

                  cann Yett Iudge.

                    6. Whether the Strumbulo one of her Majestys ffrigotts

                  of 32 Gunns may be Deemed a Ship of Sufficient Counten

                  ance to be a Convoy (within the Intent of her Majestys Royall

                  Instructions) to the present Shipping in this Province, or that

                  they be embargoed untill a better convoy from England.

                    And then laid before the Boarde what he had done in Re

                  lation to the Murther lately Comitted by the Indians and

                  placed the Rangers out for Defence of the Frontiers. Colonell

                  Beals Iournall of his Expidition to the Piscattaway Indians to

                  gether with what his Excellency had been Informed in Charles

                  County and also Lt Charles Beals Letter to his ffather about

                  Richard Clarke

          p. 31   Colonell Ennalls gives account that upon Receipt of his

                  Excellencys Letter he went to an Indian the Cheife of the

                  Choptanks and askt the Nanticoke Indians why they did not

                  come and renew their treatys with his Excellency the Gover

                  nor Who Answered that they were abroade hunting but

                  within a months time they would come and pay their respects

                  to his Excellency & Renew their Treatys. He acquainted

                  them how Injuriously the Piscattaways had dealt with us for

                  which they seemed to be much Concerned.

                    Resolved the Councill Sitt to morrow morning


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