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Kilty's Land-Holder's Assistant, and Land-Office Guide
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named Edward Scarborough, appointed commissioners for
the purpose, who on the 25th of June 1668, being met on
the spot, signed two instruments of agreement by one of
which they determine " the point of land made by the north
side of Pocomoke Bay and south side of Annamessex Bay"
to be Watkins's Point, intended in lord Baltimore's
charter, and the proper divisional line between Maryland and
Virginia to be an east line run by them, " agreeably with the
" extreamest part of the westermost angle of the said
" Watkins's Point over Pocomoke River to the land near Robert
" Holston's, where, say the commissioners, We " have
" marked certain trees which are so continued by an east line
" running over Swansecute's Creeke into the marsh of the
" sea side with apparent marks and boundaries," &c. By
the other instrument they adjusted every thing that
concerned the rights and interests of those patentees or settlers
whose situations were changed by the settlement of the said
divisional line.

    (f) The next affair of the kind arose from a settlement of
Dutch on the borders of Delaware Bay.¾These people were
seated under a governor general and council, deriving their
authority from the states general of the united (Dutch)
provinces, or more directly from the West India company of
those provinces.
¾The territory to which they laid claim was
called by the general name of the (g) New Netherlands, and
their immediate colony on the Delaware, by that of New
Amstell. Although lord Baltimore could not have been
ignorant of the existence of this settlement, or of the grounds
of their alledged right, he did not think proper to take any
notice of them, until the aforesaid governor, perceiving
that the pretensions of Maryland extended quite across the
peninsula, opened a correspondence with the proprietary's
governor Fendall, but was in return ordered, peremptorily,
to break up his establishment, and depart the province, the
lands so occupied being, as Fendall alledged, within the
limits of lord Baltimore's grant, (which, supposing no prior
right, they certainly were) and threatening him with force in
case of refusal. Colonel Utye, who was dispatched with
Fendall's answer had however, directions to invite those people to
take their lands of the proprietary, under his conditions of
plantation, in which case they were promised full
" protection in their lives, liberties, and estates," &c. Shortly
after, two agents or ambassadors appeared at Saint Mary's,
with a letter and credentials from Stuyvesant the before mentioned

    (f) It is not meant that this began after the other was terminated.¾
These two contests for territory and a more serious one with the Indians,
in the same quarter, were going on at the same time.

    (g) Now Newcastle.

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