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Kilty's Land-Holder's Assistant, and Land-Office Guide
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for Skillington, though not included in the patent of
confirmation, and as having been surveyed, not capable of
being taken by a common warrant. He threatens the
petitioner that he will procure a special warrant for the said
150 acres.

    " Petitioner therefore prays, that as the said parties
voluntarily let fall their surveys and took patent of confirmation for
as much of the land as they thought proper, holding the
overplus as if it had been included in the said patent, without
paying rent for the same, he may have a warrant of resurvey
on the 300 acres, formerly laid out for Skillington; and that
such part thereof as may be found within the tract taken up
by the petitioner, and not comprehended by the aforesaid
patent of confirmation may be granted to himhe making good
rights for the same."

    Warrant of resurvey issued to Thomas Pattison and
Henry Parker, (specially appointed for this case) to resurvey the
tract called Richardson's Folly, according to its ancient metes
and bounds, &c. to return certificate under their hands and
the expences to be borne jointly by Edmondson and
the petitioner, the overplus (if any) appearing on the resurvey,
free to be taken up by any person, &c.






    It has been stated, in concluding our account of the
settlement of the province, that the powers of government, which
had been wrested from the proprietary by Cromwell, in the
year 1654, and recovered at the restoration of Charles II.
continued in the hands of the Baltimore family until the period
of the English revolution. The original proprietary, of course,
enjoyed them during the remainder of his life, though not
without opposition, and great perplexities, which, however,
he surmounted by firm and prudent conduct, and by a strict
forbearance from any act that could impeach his due allegiance
and fidelity to the government of the mother country: but the
weight of those disasters which he had been fortunate enough
to avoid, soon began to fall upon his son and successor Charles
Calvert, who had for many years been governor of the
province. He, as has been before mentioned, went to England

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