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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1698-1731
Volume 25, Page 408   View pdf image (33K)
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                 408 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1722/3.


        Lib. X.  sons where found to be seated on or near the Boundaries in

                 question if they held their Lands by any warrant or right

                 from my Lord Baltimore they ought not to be molested or

                 disturb'd with any pretence of Jurisdiction from Pennsylvania

                 and on the other hand those who held their Lands by rights

                 formerly Granted from Mr Penn should likewise be permitted

                 to remain under the Government of Pennsylvania until by

                 a proper Authority the Division Line between the two Govts

                 be run

                   Governor Keith hereupon assured his Excellency that this

                 was the very Rule which he had hitherto carefully Observ'd in

                 Consequence whereof the Settlement at New Munster ad

                 joining to Nottingham whose Inhabitants mightily desire to

                 be protected by Pennsylvania and which Governor Keith has

                 Great Reason to believe is within the Bounds of Mr Penns

                 Grant yet because their Lands were held at present by rights

                 from Maryland he would not hearken to their Desires nor

                 suffer any of his Officers to molest them

                   Governor Keith further Observed that to proceed in this

                 manner wou'd effectually preserve the peace amongst his

                 Majestys Subjects and could not possibly in any sort prejudice

                 the right of either proprietor hereafter to be determined with

          p. 74  great Respect therefore to my Lord Baltimore & a just Esteem

                 of his Excellencys Conduct and diligent Care in the Govern

                 ment under his direction Mr Keith humbly requests that his

                 Excellency will be pleased to Concur with him in the passive

                 measures proposed until either by powers or directions from

                 England both his Excellency and Mr Keith are sufficiently en

                 abled or advised to proceed otherways

                   His Excellency continuing very much to insist upon Mr

                 Keiths recalling those Commissions at Nottingham Governor

                 Keith begg'd to be excused from giving any other answer at

                 this time until he had an opportunity to advise with his Coun

                 cil so the matter was at present referred to the further Consid

                 eration of the respective Governors and the Councils of both


                   Upon reading the paper above mentioned the Board

                 Observ'd that the Compiler of the said paper laid great Stress

                 upon the Character and Knowledge of those Gentlemen

                 Magistrates and others of the Northern parts of Maryland

                 who are therein said to have waited upon Mr Penn in the year

                 1700 as he was travelling from below Annapolis to visit the

                 Indians at Conestogoe and being inform'd that the honble

                 John Hall Esqr a member of this Board was one of those

                 Gentlemen who met Mr Penn and waited upon him at Sus

                 quehannah they gave directions that an order of Council

                 should issue directed to the chief Justice and the rest of the


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