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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 333   View pdf image (33K)
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        Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1715/16. 333


    why cannot we enter thereon, tho with some difficulty, all C. P.

    Beginnings are hard, but why mayn't we rub through as well

    as Our Forefathers, they are meant Concerning the Settling,

    the sd Tract of Land, as some others had been formerly done

    by some other Preists of their Society, which Appears by the

    following Words, will not two or three Hands Suffice for a

    beginning, whereby the Deponent meant, two or three Hands,

    to Work on the said Land.

      As to the Words Why do not we admitt the Offer, since a

    New Supply is expected by the Major

      He the Deponent meant, why might not they accept the

    said Mr James Carrolls Offer, since another Preist might be

    expected with Major Sewell from England

      As to the Expression of, I suppose what You mentioned

    was Secret, and shall therefore do my Endeavours, to take

    away Difficulty, and forward the main Concern, the Depo

    nent meant thereby, that he Supposed Mr James Carrolls

    Settlement was to be kept Private, & promised to endeav

    our, to remove any difficulty's thereabout, and forward it.

      J anry1715                    Peter Attwood

                     J urat Coram   Jo: Hart

                                    Samll Young


      Mrs Hemsley appearing at the Board, was shewn the afore

    said Letter, & owned it was the Same she had Subscribed,

    and delivered to the Clerk of the Council, on the 27th of

    January 1715

      And further saith that Mr Hunter, borrowed her book being

    the Practice of Physick, often being sick, and about nine

    Months agoe she being Sick, sent it her home, in which she

    found the Letter, Her Husband would have had it, but she

    layd it by, wound some Ribband over it Saying if the Ro

    man Catholicks, who are People who have done her some

    Prejudices, had any ill designes, she thought they were frus

    trated. And says she has been Assaulted upon the Road,

    and gone in fear of her life, after Govnr Seymour died, by

    People that cou'd have no prejudice, to her.

      Mr James Carroll, appearing at the Board, and being

    Sworn upon the Holy Evangelist, to give true and direct

    Answers, to such Questions, as shou'd be asked him, His

    Excellency asked him, if he ever heard or knew of any Re

    bellion, or disturbance, intended to be made by any Roman

    Catholicks in this Province, about the Year 1712 or at any

    time since. The said Mr Carroll answers he never did.

      Being asked if ever he made, an Offer of a Tract of Land,

    in Baltemore County; he says that he did, about three Years

    agoe, offer some Land there, as a Charity.


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