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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1732:1753
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130 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1737.

Lib. M

His Excellency communicates to this Board the following
Order of his Majesty in Council dated 18th of August 1737

At the Court at Hampton Court the 18th day of August 1737
The Kings most Excellent Majesty

Arch Bishop of Canterbury Earl Fitz Walter
Lord Chancellor Lord Monson
Lord President Mr Speaker
Lord Privy Seale Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lord Chamberlain Henry Pelham Esqr
Earl of Pembroke Sr Charles Wager
Earl of Cholmondely Stephen Poyntz Esqr
Earl of Hay

Whereas two Petitions from the Province of Maryland have
been presented to his Majesty at this Board the one from the

Governor and Council and the other from the Commissary

& Clergy of that Province which petitions represent amongst
other things that there is a Suit now depending in his Majes-
tys high Court of Chancery of Great Brittain between the
Lord Baltimore Proprietor of Maryland and the Family of the
Penns who are the present Proprietors of Pensylvania concern-
ing the Validity of Certain Articles of Agreement entered
into between them for adjusting the Boundarys of their respec-
tive Provinces — that pending the said Suit great Disorders &
Outrages have been committed upon the Borders of the Prov-
ince of Maryland by the Inhabitants of the Province of Pen-
sylvania who have set Fire to the house of one Cressap when
himself Wife Children & six others were in it, and burnt the
same to the Ground & that whilst the said Persons endeav-
oured to escape the Flames several Guns were fired at them,
whereby one Man was killed and others wounded, and several
were taken Prisoners and Carried to the Goals in Pensylvania
Wherefore the Petitioners most humbly pray (amongst other
things) his Majestys most Gracious Interposition & Commands
for the Preservation of the Peace on the Borders of the said
Province and whereas the Lords of the Committee of Council
to whom his Majesty referred the Consideration of the said
Petitions have made their Report thereupon to his Majesty at
this Board — His Majesty this day took the said Report into
his Royal Consideration and was pleased with the Advice of
his Privy Council to Approve of what is therein proposed, &
his Majesty doth hereby Accordingly Order & Command,
that the Governors of the respective Provinces of Maryland &
Pensylvania for the time being Do not upon pain of incurring

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