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Provincial Court Land Records, 1676-1700
Volume 717, Page 545   View pdf image
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M.r Cloud
    S.r  These with my service to you and your wife and Prisilah this serves to lett you
       know of my said Misfortune that after Tenn weeks passage at sea on the first
       of January wee arrived near the Coast of Spaine in Greshiah and at that time
       our ship sprung a leake and we were forced to leave her and betake our
       selves to our Long boat which in a little time proved soe leaky that four Men
       could hardley keepe her free but the next day stopt a Great many Leakes
       And in Forty Eight hours wee gott to the shoar haveing saved not Cloaths
       nor shooe to my feet but our writing Truncks were we were Coursely Entertained
       by the spaniards and after some stay wee gott to a place where some English
       ships and Merchants were and after Three or four weeks stay the wind proved
       fair to Carry us whome but when wee Came on our Coast the wind took
       us short and put us to a place in Ireland called Baltemore where wee now
       have this opportunity to write to you about my Ruisnes to desire you to be
       mindfull and to gett what Tobacco you can or Bills of Exchange on good men
       and as for my Briganteen use you owne Discretion to Lett her or sell her
       at Two hundred Pounds sterling or Two hundred and fifty and you shall
       hear further by the first Oppurtunity when I gett whome the wind is now
       fair for us this has been a very bad year for shiping here is of above
       Two hundred saile Cast away on our Coast and the Coast of France and
       flanders is all onely my service to you and your wife & Prisilah
       and all the family I rest yours my service to Cap.t Gerard and his wife and
       all in Generall whilst I am
                                                                                     Edw.d Payne
       My service to Cap.t Warring and his wife I have writt to him to Assist you
       and I hope you will doe the like to him if occasion be
                                                                                        I rest E P
       I intend in by the first shipp next yext year if not shall write by them
       For M.r Richard Cloud
       Liveing in wicocomiko River
       in Potomack in Maryland
Aprill y.e 1689   These

          This Indenture Made the fifth Day of December A.o 1688
       Between Henry Denton of S.t Maries County in the Province of Maryland
       Gen.t of the one part and James Chisholm of the said County &
       Province Cooper of the other pt wittnesseth that the said Henry Denton
       for and Consideracon of Eight Thousand Pounds of Tobacco to him in hand
       Paid before the Ensealing and delivering of these Presents by the said
       James Chisholm well and truely paid the Receipt whereof hee the said
       Henry Denton doth hereby Acknowledge and himselfe therewith fully
       sattisfied Contented and paid thereof and of every part and pcell thereof

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