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Maryland Granted Charter

The colony of Maryland is granted a charter. The colony has no plenary authority or power. Maryland’s legislative assembly is bicameral and colonial statutes require the assent of the King. Colonial government is answerable to the monarch’s privy council whose then answerable to His Majesty’s Court of the King’s Bench.

Montserrat Falls Under English Control

Montserrat, originally claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain in 1493, falls under English control.

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