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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 248   View pdf image (33K)
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                  248 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1708.


      Lib. C. B.  lying dispersed in Sundry Countys and not being upon Exe

                  cution is not worth above 5 p Ct take it alitogether on both

                  sydes the Bay the Sallary of 10 p Ct for collecting being de

                  ducted, And very often those Lycences are ill payd being

                  they who keepe Ordinarys are very poor psons in meane

                  Circumstances, and their Securitys not in much better, and

                  many of them for keeping ill Orders often put down before

                  the Fynes become due. However his Exncy and this Board

                  being willing to give their Lordships the Right honble the

                  Lords Comissioners of Trade & fforraign plantations the best

                  Satisfaction they can to the nice value of the said Sumes of

                  tobo sent for Mr Amos Garrett Mercht Who is one Lau-

           p. 134 rences Agent or Attorney  this Province And desired he

                  would tell them what he would be willing to give therefore

                  Who made Answer that taking the tobo on the One syde of

                  the Bay and the other he would not give more than five

                  shillings p Cent so that it appears Sr Thomas Laurence has

                  made a farr larger Estimate of the yearly Value of those

                  Lycences than they really amount to, Since that taking them

                  One yeare with another they amount not to more than

                  £25000 ls tob Which even at Mr Garretts Computation at this

                  tyme when tobo seems to be more in demand than for severall

                  years last past, there being a considerable Quantity of Ships

                  in the Country Amounts not to more than £62: 10 0 Sterl p

                  An nu.

                    His Exncy asks the Councill what will be the best and prop

                  erest tyme for the meeting of the next Assembly, with all

                  considering that there must be forty days between the days

                  of the Teste and Returns of the Severall Writts of Election.

                    And thereupon It was advised & Resolved that Writts of

                  Election imediately issue as of this day that the Assembly sitt

                  on the 27th of Sept next Ensuing And that Lres be wrote to

           p. 135 the Severall Sherriffs to adjourne the pole to the Center of

                  their Countys that all the Free Choice of their Repre


                    It was humbly moved by the

                  here, that Whereas this Governmt

                  judiciall notice of the Union of her

                  Kingdoms of England & Scotland into

                  name of Great Brittain, and of the Alteration of her Matys

                  Royall Stile being no longer called Queen of England Scot

                  land &c But Queen of Great Brittain &c that the Board

                  would be pleased to consider whether it be not absolutely

                  necessary All Civill Comissions especially those respecting

                  the Courts of Justice should be under the prsent Stile of

                  her Matye as Queen of Great Brittain &c least the Omission

                  thereof should not only be Assign'd as Error in the said


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