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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 280   View pdf image (33K)
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280 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 3-19, 1695.

Lib. L. L. 2

and one other Act made att a Genll Assembly held at
St Marys the first day of Aprill one Thousand six hundred
Eighty four Entituled an Additionall and Supplementary Act
to the Act for Advancemt of Trade And one other Act made
att a Generall Assembly held att the Citty of St Marys the
27th day of October Entituled a further Additionall Act to the
Act for the Advancemt of Trade and the Supplementary Act
of the same as by the same Severall Acts of Assembly remain-
ing upon Record in the Secrys Office of this Province may
Appear and Notwithstanding severall persons who relying

p. 105

and depending upon the benefitts and priviledges in the said
Laws granted have taken up Lotts in the said Towns Entred
them and paid for them or were ready to pay for them as the
Law directed and have built and Improved thereon Yett they
are now threatened disquietted and disturbed by the persons
Claiming right to the said Lands upon pretence that because
that the said Acts are since repealed the Titles of such Takers
up- builders & Improvers are destroyed and dye with the said
Acts of Trade Contrary to the true sence or rationall Con-
struction of the same Laws or any other of like Nature to
prevent therefore and to take off all unnecessary Scruples and
doubts thereof Be itt Enacted by the Kings most Excellent
Matys by and with the Advice and Consent of this present
Generall Assembly and the Authority of the same That all
and every person or persons that dureing the Continuance of
the before mentioned Act of Assembly did take up pay for or
tendered or were ready to pay for any Lott or Lotts of Land
in any Town land layd out and allotted for Town Lands by
the former Laws or any of them and the same Lott made due
Entry thereof and hath built and Improved upon the same
and followed the directions of the above mentioned Laws they
the said person and persons so takeing up Entring building
on and followed the directions of the said Laws their heires &
Assignes shall have hold and Enjoy a good sure indefeazable
Estate of Inheritance in fee simple of in and to every such
Lott and Lotts of Land so taken up and built on at aforesaid
according to the said Laws directions to them and their heires
forever as fully Largly and Amply to all Intents and Pur-
poses as if the said former Laws were still in force or had
never been repealed Provided allways That where any per-
son or persons that hath so taken up Built and Improved and

p. 106

hath not paid the price sett upon the same That every such
person is hereby enjoyned to pay the said Value of the said
Lott to the Owner and Claimer of the said Land upon
Demand without fraud or Covin.

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