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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1732:1753
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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland,1750. 493

You are therefore hereby required to make strict Enquiry
in the several Counties where you practise of any Persons
guilty of any Breaches of the said Act, that they may be prose-
cuted according to Law for the same, and also you are to send
Copies of this Order to your Deputies in the Several Counties
with Directions for them to comply with the said Order
To Henry Darnall Esqr Attorney Genl

3d November 1750

Ordered by his Excellency the Governor that the following
Letters be here entered

Honble Sir
His Catholick Majesty's Ship the Greyhound I commanded,
having wrecked upon the Island of Assetegue the 6th of the
expired N: S :, the Country People, telling me She lay in
Virginia, was the Motive that made me write to the President,
giving him an Account of My Misfortunes that Occasioned
my being castaway in his Government &c. But now under-

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standing, that by a late experiment of an East Line drawn (to
know the bounds) its found, She lyes within twice her length
of it in Maryland, I see its to you I should give the aforesaid
Account as Governor of that Province, wherefore I hope you
will excuse my Mistake, as proceeding from a wrong Informa-
tion, & consequently involuntary in me: My misfortunes, I do
not doubt, are too well known unto you by General report,
wherefore I omitt Molesting you with a detail of them, to
come to another Subject, which is, that I have an Account
from a Person, not only Witness, but also Actor, in taking out
said wreck, some effects, that her Decks were cut up by the
Country People of both Provinces, and that all She had in her
(worth taking) was Plundered and Carried away by Persons,
whose Names I excuse mentioning unto you, as being of Vir-
ginia, Contenting myself to let you know the Principal of those
of your Province Viz. Thos Robins, Daniel Milfin, —— Dala-
son, and their Gangs, took and carried away Effects and Stores
to the Value of a Considerable Sum, which (as reported) are
Seized by your Orders, and as you are Sensible its incumbent
upon me, to Sollicit the King my Masters right and interest;
I hope you will not take amiss my Applying unto you (in his
behalf) for Justice, Promising myself, that, by your Authority,
he will recover the Part that belongs to him, after deducting
the Customary Salvage; or what the Law allows to the Pos-
sessors in such Cases, And, I hope, you will Agree, that my
demand is Just and Conformable to the Amity and treaties
Subsisting between Our Royal Masters; I ask leave to Inform

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