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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761
Volume 31, Page 376   View pdf image (33K)
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376 Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761.

Lib. J. R.
& U. S.
p. 325

At a Council held at the City of Annapolis on Saturday
the 22d Day of Septemr in the Ninth year of his Lordships
Dominion Annoq Domini 1759.

His Excellency Horatio Sharpe Esqr Governor

The Honble

Benjamin Tasker Esqr
Colo Edward Lloyd

Colo Henry

Daniel Dulany Esqr

Stephen Bordley Esqr

Read the Report of the Justices of the Provincial Court at
their Session in September whereby it appears that they had
passed Sentence of Death upon Mathew Dogan of Kent
County Planter for Murder and also upon John Bourke of
Queen Anns County Planter for Murder, and for as much
as it appears to this Board that the said Mathey Dogan is
not an Object of mercy Ordered Dead Warrant to issue for
his Execution on Wednesday the third of October next And
it is likewise Ordered that an Enquiry be made into the
former Behaviour and State of Mind of the said John Boarke
at the time of his Committing the said Action

Read the following Petition

To His Excellency Horatio Sharpe Esqr Governor of

We the Subscribers Justices of Dorchester County Court
beg leave to represent to your Excellency, that at this present
August Court John Combs of this County an Aged Man was
Convicted before us for Stealing a Saddle the property of
Mr Daniel Sullivane upon which the Judgement directed by
Law is given against him; but as it appeared doubtful upon
the Evidence given at his Tryall whether he was guilty of a
Felony or not in taking the said Saddle And it also appearing
upon his Tryall by the Testimony of a great number of
Witnesses of undoubted Credit that the said John Combs
hath always before this maintained a good Character and
behaved during the Course of his Life honestly and justly
and he having in Court paid the fourfold and Secured the
Officers Fees and the Saddle being returned we have re-
spited the further Execution of the Judgement untill next
Court and do humbly recommend him to your Excellency as
a fit Object of your Mercy

We are &c

It is the humble advice of this Board that his Excellency be
pleased to Order Pardon for the said Combs which issued


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