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Court Records of Prince George's County, Maryland 1696-1699.
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Your poore petitioner being at the Coole Spring and not knowing of your Wor-
shipps meeting the [261] Last Court your Petitioner understands that your
Worships have Laid the County Leavy and that your Worshipps have not
Allowed your Petitioner the yearly pention hee used to be Allowed without
which he is not Able to Subsist your Worshipps is not unsensible of his Condition
therefore your poore Petitioner beggs the favour that your Worships will be Soe
Charritable as to take his Condition into your Serious Consideration as being
an Object of Charrity and allow him his pention and for Soe doeing your
Petitioner Shall Ever pray. Ordered that the above petitioner have two thowsand
pounds of tobaccoe Allowed in the next yeare Leavie.

The Court Adjourned untill to morrow morning 8 a Clock.

Present. Mr. Thomas Hollyday, Mr. Robert Tylor, Mr. John Hawkins, Mr.

Robert Wade, Mr. Samuell Magruder, Mr. Thomas Sprigg, Commissoners.

Ordered that Ninian Beall be Subpeaned to the next Court to testifie for
Andrew Winkling against Col. Henry Jowles.

Command was given to the Sheriffe that hee Cause to Come here the grand
Inquest by him Sumoned Which Said grand Inquest being by theire names
Called Came (to Witt)

Robert Clarke, foreman, Daniell Daniellson, Thomas Lucas, William Offett,
Edward Dawson, John Boyd, Paul Busey, Francis Prisley, Thomas Keniston,
William Greenup, Charles Hay, John Hallum, Archable Edmonson, John
Sprigg, William Ray, William Lee, Joseph Greere, Nathan Veech, John
Browne, John Ramsey, John Henry, Francis Piles, George Miller, William

Who haveing all of them taken the Oath of Grand Jury men whent out to
Consider of what Should Come before them and after Some Small time Returned
and brought in as Followeth.

Wee the Jurors for the body of Prince Georges County haveing had it in Charge
from this Worshipful Court to Inquier and make Report to this Court What
Measures would most Conduce to his Majesties Honor and Servis and the Intrest
and Safety of this province to be now taken in Relation to the Forces. Do humbly
Rrepresent and desier that it may be humbly Recommended to his Excellency
the Governor that wee doe Conceive it to be for his Majesty the Kings honor the
Intrest and Safety of this County and the Whole province that the Garryson att
the falls of Potomock be maintained and Supported as at present the Same is
enforted and that the Same number of Raingers be kept out and maintained both
at the Garryson and fort and allsoe at the frontier plantations as now are quartered
or forted there Wee alsoe are of Opinion it may be Convenient and Necessary
that the fort or Garryson be placed upon the hill now above the fort humbly
Conceiveing it much for his Majesty Honor to Advance Reather than Loose
ground at New Scotland And the Defence and Security of this province and the
good people thereof upon the frontier plantations against any Invations of

On the back of the aforesaid writeing was Endorsed.

[262] Memorandum: It is agreed by this Jury that the Garryson Still Remaine
but if it is his Excellencys pleasure to Remove it upon the hill or farther up (Not
Looseing a foot) of Ground to Encourage the Enemy then it will be a great Sattis-
faction to those parts Wittness our hands this 24th day of November 1697.


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