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31 August, 1652; Anne Love
Examination on the Interrogatories of David Kirke, in Baltimore vs. D. Kirke.

Maryland Historical Society, Calvert Papers, 174/200. Published in Louis D. Scisco, "Testimony Taken at Newfoundland in 1652", Canadian Historical Review 9 (1928) 239-251, see 241. Revised by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: planters, govern.


The Answers of Anne Love, inhabitant of Ferryland to her examination upon the Interrogatories ministered on the part and behalf of Sir David Kirke, Tuesday August the 31th 1652:

1 [Re the personal bias of the witness] She answereth, that she came here by order from the Commissioners and has no share nor interest in neither, nor doth she think to get any thing by either of them and therefore careth not which of them prevails. She knows Sir David Kirke well, but she loves the Lord of Baltimore [Cecil Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore] better.

2 [Re previous coaching of the witness] She answereth, that she was not instructed nor taught what to say before she came to be examined.

3 [Re extent of personal knowledge of the Calvert business] She answers that she was here in the years '38 [1638] and '39 [1639], when Captain Hill was here in possession for the Lord Baltimore.

4 [Re personal knowledge of the use of Calvert properties] She can speak nothing concerning the Article.

5 To the fifth [personal knowledge of Calvert's patent and of receipts from Kirke's imposition], she answers that she saw the patent which the Lord Baltimore had for the possessing of the Land [Newfoundland].

The mark of X Ann Love

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