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HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
HERBERT B. ADAMS, Editor
History is past Politics and Politics present History.-Freeman
OLD MARYLAND MANORS
With the Records of a Court Leet and a Court Baron
BY JOHN JOHNSON, A. B.
PUBLISHED BY THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
Johns Hopkins University Studies
HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE.
H. B. ADAMS, Editor.
The following Studies are either ready for the press or in active preparation. Some of them will be published in the first instance by the University. Others will be reprints from the proceedings of learned societies, magazines, etc., where they appear in some cases under titles slightly different from those here adopted. The idea of this series is to bring together, in numbered monographs, kindred contributions to Historical and Political Science, so that individual efforts may gain strength by combination and become more useful as well as more accessible to students. The Studies will be published at monthly intervals, but not necessarily in separate form or in the following order. A limited edition only of each monographic number will be issued and a price will be set upon each as soon as it appears. A few single copies will be sold upon application and receipt of price. By paying $3.00 in advance, subscribers may avoid the inconvenience of small remittances and be assured of receiving, at lower rates, the first twelve numbers, comprising more than twelve papers and about 400 pages. A title-page and table of contents will be furnished upon completion of the First Series.
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I. An Introduction to American Institutional History. By EDWARD A. FREEMAN, D.C.L., LL.D. With an account of Mr. Freeman's Visit to Baltimore, by the Editor, republished from the Johns Hopkins University Circular, No. 20. (Now ready. Price, 25 cents).
II. The Germanic Origin of New England Towns. Read before the Harvard Historical Society, May 9, 1881. By H. B. ADAMS, Ph. D. Heidelberg, 1876; Associate Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University. With Notes on Cooperation in University Work. (Now ready. Price, 40 cents).
III. Local Government in Illinois. Reprinted from the Fortnightly Review. By ALBERT SHAW, A. B. Iowa College, 1879; Johns Hopkins University, 1881-2: and Local Government in Pennsylvania. Rend before the Pennsylvania Historical Society, May 1, 1882. By E. R. L. GOULD, A. B. Victoria University, 1881; Fellow in History, Johns Hopkins University, 1882. (Now ready. Price 30 cents.)
"Keep leets and law-days and in sessions sit."-Othello.
"You would present her at the leet because she brought stone jugs and no sealed quarts."-Taming of the Shrew.
"I know my remedy; I must go fetch the third borough" [Tithingman.- Taming of the Shrew.
"A Tything-man in each Manor, a Constable in each Hundred."-Bacon, Laws of Maryland, 1638.
"Proces in Court Baron est Summons, Attachement & Distres, que est proces al commo Ley."--Le Court Leete et Court Baron, John Kitchin. London, 1623.
"And By-laws for the common weale may be made in a Leet."-Antiquity, Authority, and Uses of Leets, Robert Powell. London, 1641.
"We also, by these Presents do give and grant licence to the same Baron of Baltimore and to his heirs, to erect any parcels of land within the Province aforesaid into manors, and in every of those manors to have and hold a Court Baron . . . . and view of FrankPledge, for the conservation of the peace and better government of those parts."-Charter of Maryland, Art. 19.
"And We do. . . . authorize you that every two thousand acres. . . . so to be passed be erected and created into a mannor. . . . . And we do hereby further authorize you that you cause to be granted unto every of the said Adventurers within every of their said manors respectively, . . a Court Barron and Court Leet, to be from time to time held. . . . ."—Instructions from Lord Baltimore to Governor Calvert, 1636.