Writ of summons of Governor Lionel Copley, 1693.
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Maryland Ss: By his Excelt. the Govr:
These are in their Maties: [Majesties] Names Especially to Authorize & Impower William Harpam Gent: to apprehend seize & take the body of Edwd. Randolph Esqr. charged for uttering & devulging severall false mutinous & seditious Speeches & reports Scandalously reflecting upon their Maties: Govr. & tending to the alienating & diverting their Good subjects the Inhabitants of this province from their due & Naturall Law & affection faith & allegiance to their sd Maties: and their Govr: (Contrary to the peace & Laws in such case made & provided.) wheresoever he shall be found & him in his Custody safe keepe untill he shall safely deliver him into the Custody of the Sheriff of Summersett County by him to be forthwith brought before me at this Citty of St. Maryes to answeare the premisses & what else shall be alledged against him on their Maties: behalfe. and I do hereby streightly charg & command all & singular their Maties: Officers, Civill & Military & others the Inhabitants of this province to be aiding & assisting to the said Harpam in the due execution hereof or they shall answeare the Contrary at their perill. Given under my hand & seal, this sixt day of Aprill: in the fifth [year] of Our Sovrain Lord & Lady King William & Queen Mary [Etc:?]
[illegible] William Harpam Gent. [illegible] unto Especially Authorized
these Vera Copia: Will: Harwell