This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...letter and commands, the said pinnace and goods to enable them to trade for Corn which boat, approaching near unto some vessel of the said Lord Baltimore's, or his agents, they shot among the petitioners' men, and slew three of them and took eleven more; and not content with these great injuries, the said Lord Baltimore and his agents, have openly defamed and unjustly accused the petitioners, of crimes to his exceeding great grief, which hath caused him purposely to repair into this Kingdom, and humbly prostrate himself and his cause at his Majesty's feet, to be relieved therein." The rest of the petition relates to other matters—making proposals for a new grant and commission. And what is the record of the Privy Council at the same date when the petition was referred? It is in part Blanks in the record. this—" His Majesty approving the proposals made in this petition, for the advancement of those plantations, Kent Island and Palmer's Island, &c, is graciously pleased to confirm what was contained in his former commission and letter, under the broad seal," and directs the Commissioners of plantations " to settle such a grant of the things herein desired, as they shall think fit to be prepared by him the Attorney for his Majesty's signature. Their Lordships are also to examine the wrongs complained of, and certify to his Majesty what they think fit to be done for the redress hereof." Signed by the Secretary, &c. On the 4th of April, the Lord's Commissioners having heard the case, decided, " that the right and title to the Isle of Kent and other places in question, to be absolutely belonging to Lord Baltimore; and that no plantation or trade with the Indians ought to be within the precints of his...