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general and his deputies of such escheated and
forfeited lands, to the end no survey of any other said lands
may be made by any of them for any other persons, and that
you permit no grants from his lordship of such lands to pass
your office with particular warrants or instructions given or
to be given by his lordship to that purpose, under his
lordship's hand and seal at arms, entered or to be entered upon
record in your office there, and that you send his lordship a
true copy of the record attested under your hand of such
lands as are already and shall here after be from time to time
escheated or forfeited to his lordship."

        COUNCIL BOOK, C. B. fol. 50.


        " MARYLAND, ss.

" By his excellency the Captain General.

    " Forasmuch as the right hon'ble the lord proprietary hath
commanded me to return unto him an exact account of all such
lands as are escheated unto his lordship, by any ways or means
whatsoever within this province, and being desirous nothing
more than exactly to comply with and perform his lordship's
command in every particular, I do therefore hereby order
and command you that you make a true and fair list of all
such lands as are escheated to his lordship within your
county, and in the same signify not only the quantity of any tract
of land that is escheated to his lordship within your county,
but also whether it be rich, indifferent, or barren land, and
whether any of it be cleared, and how much, and if seated,
then what improvements are made thereon as to orchards,
fencing, and housing, and so of every particular tract of land
escheated within your county to his lordship as aforesaid;
and the said list fairly engrossed and attested under your
hand that you return unto me at the city of St. Mary's the
tenth day of May next and for the more fully empowering
and enabling you to perform his lordship's commands herein,
I do hereby require the clerk of the court of your county to
be aiding and assisting to you in the premises. Of this you
are not to fail. Given under my hand and seal at arms the
11th day of November, in the 42d year of the dominion
of his said lordship over Maryland, &c. Annoq. Domini

To Mr. John Allen, high sheriff of Calvert county."

                    (The like sent into every particular county.")

    COUNCIL BOOK, C. B. fol. 116.


" At a council held the 27th of February 1683.

    " Ordered that all inquisitions returned upon writs of
mandamus issued forth of the chancery court of records by

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