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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
Volume 36, Page 465   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 465

said Sixty Acres, during the first Four Months after laying out the
same: And that the said Lots shall be purchased by the Inhabitants
of the County aforesaid. And in Case the said Inhabitants shall
not take up the said Lots within Six Months after such laying out
as aforesaid, it shall then be lawful for any Person or Persons what-
soever to take up the said Lot or Lots paying the Owner or Owners
proportionably for the same. And in Case the Owner or Owners
of the aforesaid Sixty Acres of Land, shall wilfully refuse to make
Sale of the same, or that through Nonage, Coverture, or any other
Disability or Impediment whatsoever, are disabled to make such
Sale as aforesaid, that then the Commissioners aforesaid, or the
major Part of them, shall, and are by Virtue of this Act, author-
ized, impowered, and required, to issue Warrants under their Hands
and Seals to the Sheriff of the said County; which said Sheriff is
also hereby required and impowered, upon Receipt of such War-
rants, to impannel and return a Jury of the most substantial Free-
holders, Inhabitants within the said county, to be and appeare be-
fore the said Commissioners, at a certain Day and Time by them
to be limited; which Jury, upon their Oaths, shall enquire to whom
the said Land belongs, and assess and return what Damages and
Recompence they shall think fit to be awarded to the Owners of the
said Sixty Acres of Land, and all Persons interested therein accord-
ing to their several and respective Interests: And what Sum of To-
bacco the said Jury shall adjudge the said Sixty Acres to be worth,
shall be paid to the Owners so found by their Verdict, and all
Persons they find interested therein, by such Person or Persons as
shall take up the said Lots, proportionably to their Lot or Lots
which shall give the said Purchaser or Purchasers, their Heirs and
Assigns, an absolute Estate of Fee Simple, in the said Lot or Lots ;
he or they complying with the Requisites in this Act mentioned.
And be it further Enacted, That the Surveyor of Baltemore
County, for the Time being, shall have and receive for Surveying
and Laying out the Town aforesaid, the Sum of Fifteen Hundred
Pounds of Tobacco, and no more, to be paid and allowed him in
the County Levy; and that he return a Plat thereof to the County
Clerk, to be by him kept amongst the County Records. And in Case
the Taker-up of such Lot or Lots, refuse and neglect to build upon
such Lot or Lots within Eighteen Months an House that shall cover
Four Hundred square Feet; that then it shall and may be lawful for
any other Person or Persons whatsoever, to enter upon the said
Lot or Lots, so as aforesaid not built upon, paying such Sum of
Tobacco as shall be first set and assessed upon such Lot to the Com-
missioners aforesaid, or such other Person as the said Commission-
ers, or the major Part of them, shall nominate and appoint to re-
ceive the same, for the publick Use and Benefit of the said Town,
and to be taken up a second Time.



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