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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1732:1753
Volume 28, Page 482   View pdf image (33K)
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482 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1750.

Lib. C. B.

erty She is as the Spaniards has left her, as soon as they got
from her the Country People got on board and has & Still
Continues to Plunder, I went over last Saturday and told them
to be easey untill we had your Oppinion but they told me the
Vessel was in Virginia as there was Several Gentlemen with
their Slaves all at work from Virginia they did not Regard
any thing said to them but the People living on the Beach
tell me that she lies two miles within Maryland lines. The
Commodore who is an Irishman and Speaks very Good Eng-
lish tells me they Asked him for the Vessell to give it them

p. 409

but he told them the Owner of the Land owned the Ship and
he could not give her, Therefore I believed her to be the Pro-
prietors. They got off near two hundred Small Arms with
Belts and Slings Swords and Bayonets very large Coppers of
Several Sizes and Small ones in aboundance, All her Runing
and Standing Rigging, Iron Bars Crows and all Sorts of
Tooles, many thousand Pounds of Tobacco made in Strong
Wrappers They have hove the Tobacco out for the Sake of
Linnen Wrappers and the Tobacco now on board in good
Order, There is some thousands of pounds worth of Mohogany
on board for to do the Inside work of the King of Spains
Pallace Doors & Windows &c. There is many thousands of
pounds worth if it could be got before the Ship bursts with
the Sea and Sinks into the Land, not more to add but hope
your Excellency will at all times make your demands of any
thing in My Power to Serve you in Am
Your Excellencys Most Hble & Most Obedt
P. S. She has many large Pieces J. Scarborough
of Cannon on board two fine Anchors
at her bowes abundance of all Sorts of
Rigging and Sails in her hold and amount Supra
J. Scarborough

Upon reading and considering the aforegoing Letter It is the
humble Advice of this Board that His Excellency be pleased
to order a Warrant to issue directed to the Sheriff of Wor-
cester County and a Duplicate to the Sheriff of Somerset
County, which being prepared and approved of, issued as

Samuel Ogle Esqr Lieutenant Governor & Commander in
Chief of the Province of Maryland & Vice Admiral of the
same To all Persons to whom these Presents shall Come and
Especially to you John Scarborough Esqr high Sheriff of Wor-
cester County in the said Province Greeting.

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