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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 216   View pdf image (33K)
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                  216 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1707.


     Lib. C. B.  Mr Joseph Hill appearing before the board acquainted his

                 ExnCy that he had been takeing up a Wild Horse and had

                 got Some of the neighbours who had been training to assist

                 him that had rid hard and having Dranke untill they were

                 very Merry, one of the people fired a Gunn but really they

                 had no thought of the Guard or giving any alarm to the

                 Towne and Since it has so happened is heartily Sorry for

          p. 73  it and declares it was not with any designe to give any

                 Affront to the Government And then withdrew. His Exncy

                 was pleased upon Mr Hills Submission tho his ill temper

                 be well known to Suspend any further Resentment at

                 this time.

                   His Exncy and the Boarde takeing into their Consideration

                 in what methode to Settle Itinerant Iustices The Attorney

                 Generall Mr Charles Carroll Mr Wornall Hunt Barristers &

                 Mr George Plater and Mr Cornelius White Attorneys at Law

                 being present,

                   1st Resolved That the Number of Justices of the Pro

                 vinciall Court be reduced to four such Gentn as his Excel

                 lency shall thinke fitt to appoint of the most proper and

                 discreet persons Freeholders within this province and that

                 they be thereto Comissionated under the Greate Seale of this

                 her Majestys Province & to hold four Courts or Termes at

                 Annapolis Anually.

                   2dIy That these four Judges have likewise Comissions of

                 Assize and Goale delivery, & go the Westerne and Easterne

                 Circuits twice in every Year to take the Verdicts of Iurors

                 and deliver the Severall County Goales.

                    That process Issue out of and returnable to, & all

                 pleadings be filed and Issues made up in the provinciall

                 Court Tryable there the next Terme Nisi Justiciarij & prius

                 &c. And in Case one other Terme should intervene before

          p. 74  the Assizes after such Issue is made up, that there be an En

                 try made of Course (to Continue the Cause) of a Venire

                 facias Iur. &c to the next Terme but that Ven: nihil facit nec

                 misit Bre prdict. Ideo Ven &c Awarded to the next Subse

                 quent Terme, nisi prius &c and this in all Causes (tho not

                 to be made out or Executed, but that the Iurors come to the

                 Barr as now practised in the provinciall Court.

                   4thly That the Record of all such Issues not Tryable at

                 Barr but at the assizes be made up compleated and Sealed

                 under the Seale of the Provinciall Court; ready to be broke

                 open upon calling the Cause at the Assizes as sett downe in

                 its due Course And that there be a Clark of the Assizes

                 appointed to go with the Iustices in the Circuites of the

                 Westerne & Easterne Shoares to Endorse the Postea on the

                 Back of the Record (Viz.) the taking the Verdict of the


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