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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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Assembly Proceedings, February—March 1638/9. 63

An Act For Enrolling of Grants

Be it Enacted by the Lord Proprietarie of this Province of
and with the advice and approbation of the freemen of the
same That no Grant Deed lease Conveyance or Estate here-
after to be made by the Lord Proprietarie or his heirs to any
person or persons whatsoever of any Lands Tenements or
hereditaments whatsoever or of any office liberty or franchise
whatsoever within this Province (other then such as are or
Shall be Law Established) Shall be of any force or validity in
law to any intent or purpose whatsoever untill such grant deed
Lease or Conveyance and the Warrant given or to be given
under the hand and Seal of the Lord Proprietarie or his heirs
for the passing and granting the same shall be enrolled by the
Secretary of the said Province already nominated and appointed
or by some other person hereafter from time to time to be
nominated and appointed immediately by the Lord Proprietarie
or his heirs under the great Seal of this Province or otherwise

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in want or absence of Such Secretary or other person appointed
by the Lord proprietarie or then by some other person ap-
pointed by the Lieutenant Generall till the Lord Proprietary
shall otherwise provide This Act to Continue till the end of
the next generall Assembly

p. 34

An Act For the peopling of the Province

Be it Enacted And ordeined by the Lord Proprietarie of this
Province of and with the advice and approbation of the free-
men of the same That if any person or persons his her or
their heirs to whom the Lord Proprietarie or his heirs shall
hereafter grant or assure any Mannour Lands or Tenements
within this Province Shall not at some time within the Space of
three whole years together have so many able persons (being
Christians) planted Settled or dwelling in or upon the same
Land or some part thereof as are mentioned to be the Con-
sideration of granting the same lands in the originall grant
thereof made by the Lord Proprietarie or his heirs as well for
the strength and Security of the plantation here as for the Ser-
vice of the Lord Proprietary and his heirs that then and in
every such case it Shall be lawfull for the Lord Proprietary or
his heirs to grant or lease any part or parts of the said Lands
so granted and unoccupied to any other person for a Life
or Seven years and to receive the fine and first Years rent
thereof This Act to Continue till the end of the next Generall
Assembly


 

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