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THE

HISTORY OF MARYLAND,

FROM

ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, IN 1633,

ΤΟ

THE RESTORATION, IN 1660,

WITH

A COPIOUS INTRODUCTION,

AND

NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS.

BY JOHN LEEDS BOZMAN.

VOL. II.

BALTIMORE:

JAMES LUCAS & E. K. DEAVER.

1837.

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1837, by James Lucas & E. K. Deaver, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Maryland.

Lucas & Deaver, printers.

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Cecilius, lord Baltimore, prepares for sending out a colony-The Virginians pe-

tition against his charter-Decision thereupon against them-Lord Baltimore

appoints his brother to conduct the colony―Their arrival in the Chesapeake―

Their reception by the Virginians—They explore the Patowmack-The gover-

nor fixes upon St. Mary's for the first settlement-Circumstances favorable to

them-Proceedings of the colonists after landing-Great harmony between

the natives and colonists-Interrupted by Clayborne and his party-The first

assembly called and held-Clayborne resorts to open military force-The lord

proprietor's instructions relative to grants of lands-Grants of small lots in the

town of St. Mary's-The nature of the first form of government of the colony

-An ordinance for that purpose-Proclamation in England against emigration

-The isle of Kent reduced to lord Baltimore's government-The county of

St. Mary's organized-An assembly of the province called-The second as-

sembly of the province meet-The assembly take into consideration the laws

sent in by the proprietor-The laws sent rejected-Courts of justice meet-

Proceedings therein against Clayborne's party-The inhabitants of the isle of

Kent refuse to submit-Governor Calvert proceeds with a military force against

them-Secretary Lewger authorised to hold the assembly-Act of attainder

against William Clayborne-Trial of Thomas Smith, one of Clayborne's men

-Inquiry by the assembly into the conduct of captain Cornwallis-Resolu-

tion of the assembly relative to servants-The assembly dissolved-The lord

proprietor refuses his assent to the laws enacted by the assembly-William

Clayborne's petition to the king in council, and order thereupon-The nature

of the provincial traffic with the Indians-Their coasting trade-Their trade

to Europe-The state of religion among the colonists-The nature of the ad-

ministration of justice with them,

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