CD: Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1667-1687/8


"This volume takes up the Council Proceedings from the point where (the) first Council Book stopped, and continues them from the original in the possession of the State down to August, 1674, after which there is a gap of eighteen years in (the) records." This gap has been filled in with records found in the Public Record Office, London. "The papers accompanying Claiborne's petition, and especially the depositions in the suit of Claiborne against Clobery," clarify the situation regarding the affairs of Kent Island. The settlement there was a trading-post, not a plantation, with a license to trade, but no grant of land. Claiborne was dispossessed by his own partners or employers. This volume also records the principle of religious toleration agreed upon between Cecilius and his first colonists which was passed into a law soon after the first settlement. "The trial of Fendall for that mysterious rebellion of his is here given in full…Here also are the first stages of the boundary dispute with Pennsylvania." This includes a note of "Penn's first application for a grant of land to extend no further south than the Maryland line, and his agreement that the Susquehannough Fort shall mark his southern boundary; then his letter to the Marylanders of Baltimore and Cecil Counties; the attempts to determine the boundary, and the proceedings of Markham; the interview between Baltimore and Penn in Anne Arundel County and at New Castle, and the proceedings before the Board of Trade and Privy Council."

William Hand Browne

(1898), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe Acrobat, v6, 601 pp.

ISBN: 9780788445057