A Moderate and safe expedient to remove jealousies and feares, of any danger, or prejudice to this state, by the Roman Catholicks of this Kingdome : and to mitigate the censure of too much severity towards them : with a great advantage of honour and profit to this state and nation
1646 document, A Moderate and Safe Expedient, with a note prefixed to some copies, indicating that this was the last of the "Maryland Colonization Tracts." The document appealed to Parliament to grant Catholics freedom of religion or to sell their property in England and immigrate to Maryland. The second part was written earlier as a defense of Lord Baltimore's planned Catholic colony. This tract was printed as part of Calvert's case before Parliament where a bill was pending to repeal his charter.