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Minutes of H. M. Council, 1720-1742.275


years agoe lived in that House, and paid Captain Jephson Rent for the Same: And in order to prove Governr Cosbys Assertions, That William Hall had put him into the poesession of it; The Said Hall was Sent for; But not being at home his Wife appeared And Said that her husband was put into the possession of it by the Lieut Governor of the Province, and that Governor Cosby made them uneasy, by Charging, them with Stealing his fowls, that they therefore left it; But She Said that to the best of her knowledge, her husband Gave no possession thereof to Governor Cosby
 

   
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     Upon the Whole it was agreed, that Captain Jephson [349] Jephson Should wait upon Governor Cosby himself and Shew him his Patent and the Plan of the Same
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L : Armstrong        
 





     Att a Council held by order of the Honourable Lieut Governor Armstrong in the Garrison of Annapolis Royall the Seventh day of March 1732/3
 

Present
His Honour the Lieut Governor of the Province
John Adams Esq
William Skene Esq
Wm Shirreff Secretary
Major Henry Cope
William Winniet Esq
Otho Hamilton Esq
 
 



   
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     His Honour acquainted the Board that Several people had presented him with memorials Praying Patents for Some plotts of Ground and that therefore he had Called them together for their opinion, and advice thereon, and then ordered the Secretary to Read the Same; And having Read one from Captain Henry Daniell for a plott lying up the Cape by Mr John Dyson's the same was Approved of, And Nemine Contradicente Agreed that a Patent Should be Granted in favour of the Petitioner [350]
 



Captain Daniels Patent ordered to be prepared


     Then was Read a Petition from Mr Walter Ross praying a Patent in favour of the Said Mr John Dyson for a Small John Dyson plott of Ground lying in the lower Town of Annapolis Royall
 
Patent in fabour of Mr John Dyson