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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 291   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, April 30-May 14, 1696. 291

Counties vizt the sea board Side to make one County and the
Bay side the other.
25 That the Committee by a Resolve of this House
appointed in May Assembly last to inspect the Account of the
Is p hhd since the Revolution their Report be Examined and
taken into Consideration according to the Reference of the
House made last Sessions
26 That Colo Herman be discoursed with whether the
State House will be Covered before Winter and that he be
Obliged to secure the same safely from the Winter before that
time if he cannot finish the same
27 Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God to prosper
his Majestys Forces both by Land and Sea proposed that a
day be Appointed to be set Aside for the same According to
an Order of Council last March especially for the happy news
of his Majestys Safe return being suspended until now for the
more Solemn Performance thereof
28 That a Clause be incerted in the Act for Towns that
no Person coming to the Port of Annapolis be arrested within
that Port unless his Stay shall Exceed Forty eight Hours and a
Penalty be inflicted upon the Officer transgressing therein
29 That some Priviledges be given to them that are or
shall be inhabitants of the said Port and Town at present or
shall come within two years hereafter & actually reside within
the same for seven years together thence next ensuing
shall themselves with their Posterity have and enjoy all Privi-
ledges now to be Granted or which hereafter at any time shall
be Granted forever and to find out some way or other to En-
courage them it is proposed that no Inhabitant of the said
Port be Liable to be arrested in any County of the Province
or other place save within the Libertys of the said Town and
That the Inhabitants of the Town pay no County Levy nor
have to do with any County Roads Clearing but what are in
or about the said Town
That an Act pass Empowering the Towns People to pur-
chase a Common and for the Commissioners of the said Town
to make by laws with Power to fine any Persons inhabiting
Committing breach thereof in such a sum to be Ascertained.
To Assess the Conduit made at the Publick Charges
That the Common be well Cleared with the Points of Land
and the Place dividing the Common to be well ditched
That an handsome Pair of Gates be made at the coming in
of the Town and two Triangular Houses built for the Ranger
to have the way from the Gates to go directly to the top of
the Hill without the Town and to be ditched on each side and
sett with quicksetts or some such thing

U. H. J.

p. 856

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