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liable for other saddles as well. Baltimore now insisted that he
make an annual gift of £ 50 to Mrs. Jane Hyde and another of
£ 100 to William Sharpe. After William's death this latter gift
was paid to Philip Sharpe. Moreover, when in 1765 the Honor-
able Caroline Calvert married Captain Robert Eden, Baltimore
gave him a pension of £ 100 sterling, payable again by the long-
suffering Sharpe. 29

The President's revenue was less than that of a Governor. He
received the whole income from the three pence per ton, and
probably that from the sale of marriage licenses. But he had only
half the normal Governor's share of the twelve pence and none
of the three pence per hogshead. Moreover, as he was not
required to live in Annapolis, he had no allowance for rent. 30

If, however, he should succeed to the offices of Chancellor and
Surveyor General, as he would if he should follow a Governor
who had held them, he might enjoy the entire income of these
offices. He seems also to have been entitled to his per diem allow-
ance as a member of the Council. However the Lower House, in
1716, so objected to Edward Lloyd's having drawn this double
income, as President and as a Councillor, that it is unlikely his
successors, Brooke, Tasker, and Lee, ever tried to collect their
allowance in the latter capacity. 31 The last two were doubtless
liable for at least the Secretary's saddle of £ 200 a year.


Of these two offices the former, established April 15, 1637, by
the proprietor's commission to Governor Leonard Calvert, was

VI, 185; IX, 67; XIV, 261, 321, 477. Sharpe's income was of course
materially increased when he began to receive the whole produce of the twelve
pence per hogshead. Mrs. Hyde, His Lordship's aunt, was the wife of Col. John
Hyde of Kingston Lisle, Berkshire; she died in 1778. Caroline Calvert was his
Lordship's sister. Horatio, William, and Philip Sharpe were brothers of John
Sharpe, one of Lord Baltimore's former guardians. William died in 1767. In 1768
Sharpe was dismissed to provide a place for Eden.

30 Ibid., VIII, 274; XXIII, 542-43; XXV, 353-57; XXXIII, 9, 631-32;
XXXVIII, 431-32. Between the death of Gov. Copley, Sept 9, 1693, and the
arrival of Gov. Nicholson, July 26, 1694, there were three Presidents: Sir Thomas
Lawrence, Sir Edmund Andros, and Col. Nicholas Greenberry. They received out
of the twelve pence duty £ 50, £ 50, and £ 150 sterling respectively (Ibid., XIX,
459, 466; XX, 57).

31 Ibid., XXX, 385, 425, 442; XXXIII, 409. Maj. Gen. Lloyd was President
from the death of Gov. Seymour, July 30, 1709, to the arrival of Gov. Hurt,


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