Sketches of the Early History of Maryland (Google eBook)

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Frederick G. Schaeffer, 1821 - Maryland - 75 pages
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Page 2 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 12 - Province professing to beleive in Jesus Christ for or in respect of his or her religion...
Page 21 - Province, shall pay, for port duties, or anchorage, half a pound of powder, and three pounds of shot, or so much in value, for every ton of burdun, to the Lord Proprietary, and his Heirs.
Page 7 - The composition of this body was peculiar. Griffith (Maryland, 7) says, that, " upon writs being issued by the governor, delegates elected by the freemen were to sit as burgesses, one or two for each hundred, with the persons especially called by the governor, and such freemen as had not consented to the election of others, or any twelve or more of them, including always the governor and secretary.
Page 62 - Daniel Dulany, Thomas Johnson, John Hall, William Paca, Charles Carroll Barrister, Lancelot Jacques, and Charles Wallace, the...
Page 67 - ... expected to be subversive of that liberty which it was intended to secure. But in the course of more than two years, during which it was cheerfully submitted to by all, except the advocates for British usurpation, although many occasions occurred in which an intemperate zeal transported men beyond the just bounds of moderation, not a single person fell a victim to the oppression of this irregular government. The truth is that, during the whole memorable interval, between the fall of the old,...
Page 28 - ... security to property, and of freedom in religion. The wisdom of these measures converted a dreary wilderness into a prosperous colony ; because men exert themselves in their several pursuits, in proportion as they are assured of enjoying in safety those blessings which they wish for most. Never did a people enjoy more happiness than the inhabitants of Maryland, under Cecilius, the father of the province. While Virginia persecuted the puritans, her severity compelled many to pass over into this...
Page 16 - John Smith, Leonard Strong, John Lawson, John Hatch, Richard Wells and Richard Ewen, constituting them a board of commissioners toadminister the government.
Page 66 - Annapolis appointed Matthew Tilghman, Thomas Johnson, Robert Goldsborough, William Paca, and Samuel Chase, members of the State Committee of Safety and Correspondence.
Page 2 - An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...

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