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Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1753-1761
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Correspondence of Gov. Horatio Sharpe, 1754-1765. 501

selves by real Service. On a Little clash, he took conduct
to my Lord by Mr Bladen inter als: to insinuate an Accot
of his Brother James deceased for money he saye due to him
from the late Lord, by Accot I understood near Thirty years
standing, neither approving his Policy nor Demand I drop'd
him, with no concern for what he may say. Yr several Let"
to Lord Baltimore I have duly delivered him & have pressed
him often for Ansrs to you, but so it is, he is always busy
at Woodcote & other amusements so taken up that affords
him no Leisure to write, he sends you his best wishes. Yrs
to yr Brother Wm I've constantly delivered. I ask'd him if
any Answr he had I woud Inclose it, he said No. The only
safe conveyance of writing to you for the time to come is
by the Trade undr convoy, here's not the least surmise of
Peace. The french are cruel Enemies in the Electorate of
Hanover destructive of all things, of Life & Property. Tis
much talk'd that 200—of our Troops are for Hanover to
joyn the Prussians & Electorate Troops undr the comd of
Prince Ferdinand for whom his Majesty has bespoke a
Diamond Sword.

The inclosed Instructions for Executing a Letr of Attory
by Mr Ogle with a Letr from him to me to execute a Deed
is the request of Mr Ernst & Ld Baltimore who desiers yr
favour of sending the Papers to the Parties to Execute with
return to me soon as possible.

The East India Company have sent their Comissn to Col.
Clive as Govr of Bengal with a Salary of £10000 pr Ann:
He is so rich tis thought no Bait for him. Col. Draper with
abt 2000 Troops is sail'd for them parts.

[Cecilius Calvert to Horatio Sharpe]

London Novr 27th 1758

Since mine of March the 17th no safe conveyance has Of-
fered of writing you. I have yrs of Novr & 26th of Decemr
the latter in part answd by mine the 17th of March, since I
have yrs of March, May, June & the 10th of July owning yr
receipt of His Lordps Instructions the 23d of Octr & my
Letters the 18th & 22d of Novr 1757.

To material Circumstances in your's, Inclosed are his
Lordps Instructions Dated the 27th of Novr 1758, follows
my Endeavours to answer other particulars. Concerning
Mr Thomas Rent-Roll Keeper of the East shore. My Lord
approves yr Opinion, his residence on the West shore as most
convenient to his meeting at Annapolis the Shiriffs the Farm-
ers of his Rents & the place where the Land Records are kept


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