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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
Volume 36, Page 464   View pdf image (33K)
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464 Assembly Proceedings, July 10-August 8, 1729.


General Assembly, be levy'd by a publick Assessment on the Inhabi-
tants of this Province; to be collected in the same Manner as other
publick Assessments, and paid to the said Vestry and Churchwar-
dens, towards the said Enlargement and Reparation.

Chap. XII

An Act for erecting a Town on the North Side of Patapsco, in
Baltemore County, and for laying out in Lots Sixty Acres of
Land, in and about the Place where one John Fleming now lives.

Whereas, several of the Inhabitants of Baltemore County, have,
by their Petition to this General Assembly, set forth, That a Town
is much wanting on the North Side of Patapsco-River; and that it
is generally agreed that Part of a Tract of Land, whereon a certain
John Fleming now lives, and suppos'd to be the Right of the Heirs
of Charles Carroll, Esq; deceas'd; which said Tract is commonly
known by the Name of Cole's Harbour :
Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of His Lordship's
Governour, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the
Authority of the same, That Mr. Thomas Tolley, Mr. William
Hamilton, Mr. William Bucknar, Doctor George Walker, Mr. Rich-
ard Giest, Doctor George Buchanan, Mr. William Hammond, or
any Three of them, shall be, and are hereby appointed Commission-
ers for Baltemore County aforesaid; and are hereby authorized and
impowered, as well to agree for the Buying and Purchasing Sixty
Acres of Land out of the Tract aforesaid, and such Part, not ex-
ceeding Sixty Acres, as lies most convenient to the Water, as for
Surveying and Laying the same out in the most convenient Man-
ner into Sixty equal Lots, to be erected into a Town.
And be it further Enacted, That the Commissioners aforesaid,
herein before nominated and appointed, or the major Part of them,
are hereby impowered sometime before the last Day of September,
which shall be in the Year of our Lord God, One Thousand Seven
Hundred and Thirty, to meet together on the Tract of Land afore-
said, or some other convenient Place thereto; and shall then and
there treat and agree with the Owner or Owners, and Persons in-
terested in the said Sixty Acres of Land, for the same; and after
Purchase thereof, shall cause the same to be surveyed and laid out ;
and after the same be so survey'd and laid out, shall cause the same
Sixty Acres to be mark'd, stak'd out, and divided into convenient
Streets, Lanes, and Allies, as near as may be into Sixty equal Lots,
mark'd by some Posts or Stakes towards the Streets, or Lanes, with
Number One, Two, Three, Four, and so on to Sixty, to be divided
and laid out; of which Lots the Owner or Owners of the said Land

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shall have his or their first Choice for one Lot; and after such
Choice, the remaining Lots may be taken up by others; and that no
Person shall presume to purchase more than One Lot within the

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