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7. SAMUEL CHAMBERLAINE, SR. of Talbot County (Prot),
appointed by Lt. Gov. Sharpe a little before 3 May 1754; per-
mitted to resign in favor of his son, Oct., 1768; died 30 April

8. SAMUEL CHAMBERLAINE, JR. of Talbot County (Prot.),
com. 18 Oct. 1768; recom. 28 Aug. 1769 and 29 April 1773;
removed in April, 1777; died 30 May 1811.

f. Naval Officer of Cecil County.

1. Col. WILLIAM PEARCE of Kent County (Prot.), appointed
by Gov. Nicholson, 18 Oct. 1694; resigned next year.

2. Col. JOHN THOMPSON, SR. of Cecil County (Prot.), ap-
pointed 17 May and sworn 22 May 1695; dismissed 23 July and
restored 20 Oct. 1695; died in office in Dec., 1701.

3. MATTHIAS VANDERHEYDEN of Cecil County (Prot.), suc-
ceeded his brother-in-law, Col. Thompson; resigned in 1711;
died in May, 1729.

4. STEPHEN KNIGHT of Cecil County (Prot.), took office prior
to 27 Oct. 1711; resigned in August, 1733.

5. Capt WILLIAM RUMSEY of Cecil County (Prot.), com. 4
Aug. 1733; died about Feb., 1742/3.

6. Col. JOHN VEAZEY of Cecil County (Prot.), com. 8 Dec.
1743; office discontinued prior to 1754. Col. Veazey died in 1777.


Under the Currency Act of April, 1733 (chap. 6), which
expired in April, 1766, there were three Commissioners. Under
the act of December, 1766 (chap. 26) there were but two. The
Constitution of 1776 continued this office but provided for ap-
pointment by the House of Delegates instead of by the Governor.
The Commissioners appointed their own clerk.

a. Under Act of April, 1733.

were appointed " for the time being " prior to 17 Dec. 1733.]

ROBERT GORDON of Annapolis, com. before 17 Dec. 1733, Col.
CHARLES HAMMOND of Anne Arundel County, com. 29 Jan.


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