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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
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        Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1715/ 16. 331


      Mr William Diggs supposes Mr Rozier, carryed my Pow- C. P.

    der flask away with him, if so desire him to make restitution,

    for it belongs to Mr James Carroll, who has bought my Gun I

    for 50 l Sterl My Eyes grow dim, and my Candle is Expiring,

    and its now half an hour after eleven, so good night for this

    time, Pray burn the Letter for I believe its all nonsense.

      Together wth the Examination of Mrs Mary Hemsley which

    is as follows. Viz.


    Maryland SSt

      Be it remembred, that on Saturday the twenty eighth day

    of January in the second Year of the Reigne, of Our Sover

    eigne Lord George, by the Grace of God of Great Britain,

    France and Ireland, King Defendr of the Faith &c. Annoq

    Dni 1715.


      Appeared before the Honble Samuel Young Esqr one of

    the Members of the Council of State, within this Province,

    and one of the Judges, of the Provincial Court, Mrs Mary

    Hemsley the Wife of Mr Philemon Hemsley, of this City,

    and being by the aforesaid Samuel young Esqr Examined

    upon her Corporal Oath, by her taken, upon the Holy Evan

    gelist, of Almighty God, concerning, a certain Letter, dated

    the 21st of December, 1712, Subscribed P. Atwood S. J.and

    directed to Mr William Kittuck, at the Wood Yard, by the

     Mrs Hemsley delivered Yesterday Night, to Wm Bladen,

    Clerk of the Council; She Deposeth and Saith that about 12

    months agoe, she lent to Mr Wm Hunter a Popish Preist at

    Port Tobacco a Book of the Practice of Physick, which he

    returned her, about eight months agoe, amongst the Leaves

    of which Book she found the said Letter open, and finding

    in the said Letter, some Latin and dark expressions, wch she

    was Curious to know the meaning of, shew'd it to some of

    her freinds. That His Excellency the Govnr John Hart Esqr

    having got some Hint, or Information of the said Letter, she

    was in His Excellency's Name by the Clerk of the Council,

    required and commanded, to send it him, which she did by

    the sd Clerk of the Council.

      Then the said Mrs Mary Hernsley being asked if the said

    Letter, now shewn her, by the Clerk of the Council, & upon

    which she had noted her delivery of it, to the said Clerk, and

    her own Hand Subscribed, with her Name, was the aforesd

    Letter, she had shewn, to some of Her Friends, and was in

    quired for, & the very individual, and onely Letter she had

    found, in the Leaves of the Book returned her by Mr William

    Hunter, as aforesd She declared it was.

       January 28th 1715      Mary Hemsley

       J urat coram me         Saml Young


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