America and West Indies
Miscellaneous, 1689

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'America and West Indies: Miscellaneous, 1689', Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies, Addenda: Addenda for 1688-1696 (1969), pp. 15-19. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=71505 Date accessed: 26 July 2014.


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Miscellaneous 1689

[1689]31. Report of the Committee of Secrecy appointed by the Assembly of Maryland. Duplicate of No. 15 with a few verbal differences and an added note. Read, approved and ordered to be entered in the Journal of the House of Assembly. ½ p. Endorsed: Memorandum: proof of the accusations brought by the Committee against the Lord Proprietory's Deputies, though often demanded, has never been obtained. Recd. from Lord Baltimore 31 Dec. 1689. [C.O. 5/718 f.9]
[1689]32. Petition of Barbara Smith, wife of Capt. Richard Smith of Maryland. The petitioner's husband with Michael Taney, High Sheriff, both Protestants, being ignorant of a change of government in England, opposed the elections of last July solely with a view to keeping the peace. They have been in prison since August 25, have families to maintain and are 100 miles from their homes. Their discharge sought. ½ p. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, p.155. [C.O. 5/718 f.39]
[1689]33. Address of the Protestants of Charles County in Maryland to the King and Queen. We congratulate your Majesties on your succession and we are deeply grateful to you for preserving to us the Protestant religion, which together with your right to the throne we shall continue to justify. We look forward to a settlement under a Protestant government. Signed Hum. Warren and 71 others. 1 large sheet. Endorsed: Recd. from Lord Shrewsbury 7 Feb. 1689. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.137–138. [C.O. 5/718 f.62]
[1689]34. Address of the Protestant inhabitants of St. Mary's County in Maryland to the King and Queen. We rejoice at your Majesties' accession and at the preservation of our religion, and we acknowledge your right. We look forward to an answer to our frequent petitions. Signed Kenelm Cheseldyn and 85 others. 1 p. Inscribed: Recd. from Lord Shrewsbury 7 Feb. 1689. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.145–147. [C.O. 5/718 f.63]
[1689]35. Address of John Huett and 240 others (named), inhabitants of Somerset County in Maryland, to the King and Queen. Encouraged by your recent letter, we cast ourselves at your Majesties' feet hoping for the continuance of your care. We shall continue to uphold the Protestant religion and your title. Copy authenticated by Peter Dent, Deputy Collector of Customs in Somerset County. 1 large sheet. Endorsed: Recd. from Lord Shrewsbury 7 Feb. 1689. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.139–142. [C.O. 5/718 f.64]
[1689]36. Address of the Protestant inhabitants of Talbot County in Maryland to the King and Queen. We have not deemed the address from the whole province sufficient to communicate our congratulations and loyalty. We beg that you will answer our supplications and will settle the government in the Protestant religion that we may be the better able to serve you. Signed Edwd. Man and 27 others. 1 large sheet. Endorsed: Recd. from Lord Shrewsbury 7 Feb. 1689. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.143–144. [C.O. 5/718 f.65]
[1689]37. Address of Calvert County in Maryland to the King and Queen. We acknowledge Your Majesty's right to the throne and are resolved never to be withdrawn from your service. We await an answer to our recent petition and hope for a settlement under a Protestant government. Signed Hen. Jowles, Sam. Bourne, Francis Collier, Tho. Gantt, John Grigges, Tho. Tasker, justices of the peace, Andrew Abington, sheriff, and 12 others. 1 large sheet. Endorsed: Recd. from Lord Shrewsbury 7 Feb. 1689. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.144–145. [C.O. 5/718 f.66]
[1689]38. Address of the Protestant inhabitants of Kent County in Maryland to the King. We have enjoyed many halcyon days under the government of Charles, Lord Baltimore and his father, by whom justice was equally administered to persons of all persuasions. We wish to bear witness to our detestation of the activities of John Coode and others, first in circulating false rumours concerning invasions of Indians and Frenchmen, and secondly in depriving the Lord Proprietory of his lawful government. Coode has now summoned an assembly and has imprisoned persons of unquestionable loyalty to the Church of England who would not submit to his authority. The Assembly has decreed many things to the inconvenience of your Majesty's people and placed the militia in unworthy hands. Many of the delegates have contrived to have themselves appointed to judicial office for the better securing the execution of their designs. We seek redress and the restoration of the government of Lord Baltimore. Signed Wm. Frisby and 16 others. ½ large sheet. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.128–129. [C.O. 5/718 f.67]
[1689]39. Address of the Protestant inhabitants of Talbot County in Maryland to the King. Identical with the foregoing. Signed Tho. Smithson and 2 others. In the margin: Mill Hundred. ½ large sheet. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.132–134. [C.O. 5/718 f.68]
[1689]40. Petition of the inhabitants of Cecil County to the King. Certain persons acting in your Majesty's name have lately extruded the governors appointed by Lord Baltimore, have unjustly proclaimed certain Protestants in the province rebels, and have imprisoned them, solely because they would not join them. We pray that Lord Baltimore may be restored. Signed Geor. Stevens and 18 others. 1 p. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.134–135. [C.O. 5/718 f.69]
[1689]41. Address of the Protestants of Baltimore County in Maryland to the King. We formerly enjoyed the privileges secured to us in the charter granted to Caecilius, late Lord Baltimore. John Coode and others have usurped the government under pretence of certain grievances set out in their declaration. Because we refused to join with them we are threatened with imprisonment; our houses are rifled; our justices of the peace are displaced in favour of illiterate and evil persons. When we apply to these for redress we are told either that there is no law but the sword, or that they will do what they please, as, in the event of a governor being sent, they would not be such fools as to lay down their arms without a general pardon. We anticipate that our estates will next be attacked. We beg redress. Signed George Wells and 30 others `with divers more'. 1 large sheet. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.135–137. [C.O. 5/718 f.70]
[1689]42. Address of the Protestant inhabitants of Calvert County to the King and Queen. We rejoice at your Majesties' accession and assure you of our loyalty. Several persons calling themselves Protestants have overturned the government of Lord Baltimore and have termed us worse than Papists for our refusal to join with them. Merchants in London are capable of giving an account of our plight. We have been threatened with armed force and carried off to prison, sometimes without cause shown. We pray either that Lord Baltimore's government may be restored or that the province may be settled by some other means. Signed Geo. Lingan and 103 others. 6 seals en placard. 1 large sheet. Printed in Archives of Maryland, Vol.8, pp.129–132. [C.O. 5/718 f.77]
[1689]43. Address of the Protestant inhabitants of Talbot County in Maryland to the King. Identical with No.37. Signed William Crump and 30 others. In the margin: Chester and Worrell Hundreds. 1 large sheet. [C.O. 5/718 f.86]
[1689]44. The same to the same. Identical with the foregoing. Signed James Murphey and 17 others. In the margin: St. Michael's Hundred. ½ large sheet. [C.O. 5/718 f.87]