CD: Archives of Maryland, XXIII: Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1696/7-1698


"The war between France and England had its effects on this side the Atlantic. Frontenac, the Governor of Canada stimulated the Canadian Indians to harass the northern English settlements, and small roving parties perpetrated various murders, some of which the English charged to their friends, the Five Nations. An uneasy feeling spread through all the Indian tribes, and extended as far South as Maryland and Virginia, though no serious outbreak occurred…The seas at this time were much infested with pirates, and many references to them and their doings occur, particularly to the notorious Every or Avery, the hero of many a truculent story…Considerable space is given to the affairs of the turbulent Cood and his abettors…Cood was a man of considerable ability, utterly unscrupulous, and a vigorous hater. He had put himself at the head of the revolution which overthrew the Proprietary government, and in virtue of this posed to the English government as the champion and spokesman of the Protestant party in Maryland. The State Papers show that he was in constant correspondence with the Board of Trade and the Secretaries of State, plying them with accusations and slanders against the governor and all the leading men against whom he had a grudge." A number of Public Record Office papers are included, distinguished by the letters P. R. O. in the margin, under their proper dates, and in the Appendix.

William Hand Browne

(1903), 2007, CD, Graphic Images, Searchable, Adobe, v6, PC and Mac, 582 pp.

ISBN: 9780788445378