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Context of Maryland, ss. Frederick, absolute lord and proprietary of the provinces of Maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron of Baltimore, &c. To all persons to whom these presents shall come Greeting in our Lord God everlasting. : Know ye, that [blank] according to the certificate of survey thereof, taken and returned into our land-office, bearing date the [blank] day of [blank] seventeen hundred and [blank] and there remaining, together with all rights, profits, benefits, and privileges, thereunto belonging, royal mines excepted, to have and to hold the same unto him the said [blank] his heirs and assigns, for ever, to be holden of us and our heirs, as of our manor of [blank] in free and common soccage, by fealty only for all manner of services, yielding and paying therefore, yearly, unto us, and our heirs, at our receipt at our city of St. Mary's, at the two most usual feasts in the year, viz. the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. Michael the Arch Angel, be even and equal portions the rent of [blank] sterling, in silver or gold; ..., Given under our great seal of our said province of Maryland, this [blank] day of [blank] anno Domini seventeen hundred and [blank] Witness our trusty and well-beloved Horatio Sharpe, Esq; lieutenant-general and chief governor of our said province of Maryland, and chancellor and keeper of the great seal thereof., (electronic resource)
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