[Denization of Herman.]
Csecilius absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore &c. To all Persons to whom these presents shall Come Greeting in our Lord God Euerlasting. Whereas Augustine Her-man late of Manhatans Marchant haueing of long tyme used the trade of this our Province hath besought vs to grant vnto him leaue to transporte himselfe and family into this our Province here to inhabit, And for our satisfaction and the bennefitt of trade hath drawne a Mapp of all the Riuers Creekes and Harbours therevnto belonging Know yee that Wee willing to giue due encouradgment to men of his profession, and to reward all such as haue well deserued from vs Doe
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hereby Declare him the said Augustine Herman to be a free Denizen of this our Province of Maryland, And Doe further for vs our heires and Successors straightly Enioyne Constitute Ordaine and Comand that the said Augustine Herman be in all things held treated reputed and esteemed as One of the faithfull People of vs our heires and Successors borne within this our Province of Maryland, And likewise any lands Tenements Revenues Services and other hereditaments whatsoeuer within our Said Province of Maryland may inheritt or otherwise purchase receiue take haue hould buy and possess, and them may occupy and enioy giue Sell alien and bequeath, as likewise all Liberties, ffranchises and Priviledges of this our Province of Maryland freely quietly and peaceably haue and possess occupy and enioy as our faithfull People borne or to be borne within our said Province of Maryland without the let molestation Vexation trouble or Grieuance of vs our heires and Successors any Custome to the Contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding. Given at Saint Maryes Vnder the Great Seale of our said Province of Maryland the ffowerteenth day of January in the Nyne and twentieth yeare of our Dominion over the said Province of Maryland Annoque Domini One thousand Six hundred and Sixty. Wittnes our Deare brother Philip Calvert Esquier our Lieutenant of our said Province of Maryland.