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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 498   View pdf image (33K)
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498 Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, 1696.

Lib. L. L. 2

An Act for keeping good Rules & Orders in the Porte of
For the better ordering and regulateing the Inhabitants of
Annapolis as well in seating and building the same as other-

p. 134

Be itt Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Maty by and
with the Advice and Consent of this present Genll Assembly
and the Authority of the same That the severall persons in
this Act mentioned and theire Successors shall and are hereby
Impowered and Authorized to be Comissioners and Trustees
for the well Ordering and regulating and propagateing the
said Porte of Annapolis as well to the building and inhabiting
the same as to the peaceable & quiett liveing and resideing
therein as also restreine and prevent all disorders and distur-
bances and also all inconveniencys & Annoyances with the
Town and Porte aforesaid by any Trades or Imployments or
Callings that may Cause Annoyance or inconveniency to the
Inhabitants that is to say Viz: His Excy Francis Nicholson
Esqr the Honble Sr Thomas Lawrence The Honble Nicholas
Greenberry Esqr the Honble Thomas Tench Esqr Major John
Hamond, Major Edward Dorsey, Mr James Sanders and
Capt. Richard Hill or any five of them who are by this Act
Constituted Authorized & incorporated into a Body Corporate
in Deed and in name by the name of the Comissioners and
Trustees for the Porte and Town of Annapolis to sue and be
sued to Answer unto and be Answered in any Court of Record
within this Province touching or Concerning any Lands Tene-
ments or hereditaments Goods Chattells Debts dues or
Demands Accrueing or being the right or growing due to or
from the said Comissioners and Trustees of the said Porte and

p. 135

Town of Annapolis and Appurtenances in Right of the said
Town and Porte and not otherwise to which end they are
hereby Impowered and required to meet together within the
said Porte and Town att such Convenient place and time as to
them shall seem meet and Convenient and to perpetuate the
succession of such Comissioners and Trustees
Be itt Enacted by the Authority aforesaid by and with the
Advice and Consent aforesd That when and as often as any
one of the Comissioners and Trustees shall dye or depart the
County or Province so as he Cannot Execute the Trust and
Authority in this Act reposed one other fitt and suitable
person Actually Liveing Inhabiting and resideing in the Town
being a freeman of the same and such as is Capable either by
Land or Estate to serve as a Burgess according to the qualifi-
cations Expressed in the Act of Assembly in such Case made
and Provided shall be Chosen in the Room of such absent or
deceased Member by the Majority of Voices of the ffreemen

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