" of two hundred acres of land for Thomas Hutchison and|
" the other of two hundred acres more for John Stanley and
" Christopher Baitson that no Patents issue for the same
" until the said Hackett shall be admitted to make appear
" his right and claim thereunto and that you receive further
" order from this Board. Signed, pr. Order,
" JOHN LLEWELLIN, Clk Consill.
" To the Hon'ble the Secretaries or their
" Chiefe Clerck of the Land 0ffice."
LIBER W. C. No. 4, folio 491.
" MARYLAND, June 27th, 1688.
" Mr. Denton,
" I understand that there is returned into the Secretaries¾he desires to be by the Council for
" office for Land Certificates in the name of Mr.
" Scudamore of Baltimore County deceased, he being my debtor at
" the time of his decease and there being great pretences
" made by Major Thomas Long to the said Scudamore's
" Estate therefore enter this Caveat against Patents issuing
" out for the land mentioned in the said Certificates, and
" that the said Certificates being as yet but a Chattell is liable
" to pay Creditors, but when Patents issue for the same they
" then being a real estate, no law of this Province entitles any
" just creditor to the same without extraordinary charge
" and trouble therein
" lands heard before Patents issue concerning the same, that
" is, Sir, your loving friend and servant,
" PHILIP LYNES."
LIBER D. S. No. F. folio 232,
OF MANORS AND RESERVES.
THE foregoing remarks and examples describe those
forms of proceeding which were necessarily attached to the
Land Office at its outset, and relate, of course, only to original
surveys, and chiefly to cases of common freehold grants.
Source: John Kilty. Land Holder's Assistant and Land Office Guide.
Baltimore: G. Dobbin & Murphy, 1808. MSA L 25529.