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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
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568 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 24-Nov, 4, 1709.

Lib. L. L.
No. 64.

Novr 4th 1710 On the behalf of her most Sacred Majty
Queen Anne of Great Brittaine &ca Wee will this be a Law.
Edwd Lloyd Presidt Wm Holland, Robt Quary, Samll Young
Thomas Greenfield, Cha Greenberry, Jno
Hall, Wm Whittington.

An Act for the building a Court house for Talbot County at
Armstrongs old ffieldes near Pitts Bridge.

Whereas the Inhabitants of Talbot County have Complained
of the great Inconveniency of holding the County Court of the
said County at Oxford and have Generally desired the same
to be held at some place near the head of tread haven Creeke
being nearest the Centre of the County. Be it therefore En-
acted by the Queens most Excellent Majty by and wth the
advice and Consent of her Majtys Councill and Assembly of
this Province and the authority of the same that the Justices
of Talbot County Court or the Major part of them are hereby
authorized and Empowered on or before the tenth day of
Aprill next after this Session of Assembly to Go to some place
at or neare a bridge Called Pitts Bridge at the head of Tread-
haven Creek on Philemon Armstrongs Land and there make
Choice of two acres of Land whereon to build a Court house
and to agree with the owners of such Land for the purchase
Thereof forever, and in Case the owner of such Land refuse
to make Sale of the said two acres or be under any disability
of makeing Sale, then the said Justices or the Major part of
them shall and are by Virtue of this Act authorized Impowered
and required to Issue out warrts to the sher. of the said County
to Impanell and returne a Jury of the most Substantiall ffree-
holders Inhabitants within the said County to be and appeare
before the said Commissioners at a Cert" Day to be by the
said Justices Limitted wch Jury upon their oaths to be to them
administred by the said Justices or Major Part of them shall
Enquire assess & returne what Damages and Recompence they
shall think fitt to be awarded to the Owner of the said two Acres

p. 404

of Land and all persons Interested therein & what sume of To-
bacco the said Jury shall adjudge the said Land to be worth shall
be paid to the owner and all persons Interested therein by the
Sherriff of the said County, and the said Justices or Major Parte
of them are hereby authorized and Impowered to treat & agree
with undertakers and workmen, and to Doe other matters that
shall be necessary for building and finishing the said Court house.
Provided in the whole they do not Lay out and Expend in
Purchaseing the said two acres of Land afd nor in building and
finishing the said Court house above the sum of one hundred
and twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco of wch about Eighty
thousand pounds of Tobacco already Levyed and Lodged in



 
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