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The humble petition of Cecil, Lord Baltamore, and divers Adventurers, Planters, and Traders, into that part of America, called Maryland, adjoining to Virginia, was this day read.
The First Article being read;
Resolved, That the word “there,” in the First Article, be explained, and made“ in England."
And the said Article being so amended was agreed unto.
["4thly, That Virginia shall have and enioy the antient bounds and " lymitts granted by the Charters of the former Kings, And that we shall “ seek a new Charter from the Parliament to that purpose against any that “ intrencht upon the rights thereof."]
Ordered, That this Article be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider what patent is fit to be granted to the Inhabitants of Virginia : And to hear all parties; and to consider their particular claims; and report the same, with their Opinion, to the Parliament: With power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records.
Ordered, That the Parchments delivered in, concerning Maryland, be also referred to the same Committee.
The Fifth Article, being read, and put to the Question, was agreed.
Resolved, That these words, “ that Commonwealth," be explained in these words, “the Commonwealth of England :" And the first part of the said Article, so amended, was agreed.
Resolved, That the latter clause of the said Article, in these words, " and that Virginia shall enjoy all Privileges 'equal with any Plantation in Ameri. ca," be committed to the same Committee, to be considered of the Patent to be granted to them. The Eighth Article, being read;
["8thly, That Virginia shall be free from all Taxes, Customes, and “ Impositions whatsoever, and none to be imposed on them without consent " of the Grand Assembley, And soe that neither ffortes nor castles be “ erected or garrisons maintained without their consent."]
Resolved, That this Article be committed to the same Committee.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of Virginia, and the Papers thereby reported from the Council, be referred to the same Committee.
The Report of the Committee of the Navy, made on the 31st of December following, as given in this Pamphlet, (p. 20–22,) while it enters at large into the disputes between Virginia and Maryland, about their respective limits, and the conduct of Lord Baltimore, does not refer to the equally im. portant matters contained in the Seventh and Eighth Articles, which had also been referred. I have not found this Report, nor any allusion to it, on the Journals of Parliament.
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