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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 139   View pdf image (33K)
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Att a Session of Assembly begun and held at the Towne and
Port of Annapolis in the County of Ann Arundell the
Twenty Sixth day of March in the sixth year of the Reigne
of our Sovereign Lady Queen Anne of England &ca An-
noque Dni one thousand Seven hundred and Seven his
Excellency John Seymour Esqr being Governt Were Enacted
the Laws following.

An Act for the attainder of Richard Clarke of Ann Arundell
County :
Whereas Richard Clark of Annarundell County hath obsti-
nately refused to Surrender himself to Justice & take his
Tryall for the Treasons and Felonies wherewith he stands
Charged, and for which he still Continues outlawed by Act
of Assembly of this Province, and void of all Sence of his duty
either to God or our Soveraigne Lady the Queens Majesty,
Plotteth and Contriveth how he may Disturbe the peace and
quiet of this her Majesty's Governmt Lawfully Established,
by Perswadeing and Corrupting Diverse of the Inhabitants
and others Debtors and Servants to leave their Settlements
and aboad's and adjoyne themselves to him whereby he may
be the better Enabled to Carry on and Execute his most Exe-
crable and Trayterous Designes, not haveing Spared to De-
clare that he would bring a Vessell mounted with Gunns and
burne or blow up the Towne and Port of Annapolis and the
Magazine of Arms & Ammunition therein, and also do what
other Mischief he should think fitt after which Franck (as he

Lib. L. I,
No. 64.

termed it) with his Companions and Associates he would go
to Madagascar and Exercise Pyracy :
And Forasmuch as it is Manifest Sundry Idle Psons Servants
and Debtors have very Lately Deserted their Severall habita-
tions and aboads, & that many more now taken up and secured
in her Majtys Goall in the Town and Port of Annapolis were
prepareing and designed to steall a Shallop in order to Convey
themselves to North Carolina or Elsewhere; where it may be
supposed the said Richard Clark maketh his Rendiz-vous
haveing for his better Support and Carrying on his wicked
designes lately Forged & Coyned great quantity's of mony
like unto the Seville and Mexico Spanish pieces of Eight and
the Dollers of the Low Country's Currant here by her Majestys

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