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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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498 Assembly Proceedings, 1714-1726.


or Fines, any Law, Statute, Usage or Custom to the contrary not-

Chap. IV
[Ch. I,
XLIX, of
Acts this
printed in
Vol. 30 of
beginning at
p. 225]

An Act for vesting in the Rector, Governors, and Visitors of Free-
Schools, and their Successors for ever, a certain Lot of Land in
the City of Annapolis, and an House thereon erected, commonly
called the Kentish House; and impowering the said Rector and
Visitors more easily to transact the Business of the said Free-

Whereas in the Year of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hun-
dred Ninety and Six, the Honourable Francis Nicholson, Esq; his
then Majesty's Captain-General, and Governor in Chief in and over
this Province, excited by a laudable Zeal and pious Inclination of
promoting a Free-School within the Town and Port of Annapolis,
and being possessed of three Lots of Land in the said Town, lying
to the Foot of the Stadt-House Hill, on the Eastward thereof, did
not only freely give and bestow one of the said Lots lying to the
Southwest Side of the said Lots, but also the Sum of Ten Pounds
Sterling for and towards an House to be built thereon, but did also
prevail with a certain Anthony,- alias William Workman, formerly
of Kent-Island, but then of Annapolis, Inn-holder, to advance, give
and bestow One Hundred and Fifty Pounds Sterling more, for and
towards the Building of the said House or Tenement on the afore-
said Lot: And together with the said Workman, and a certain
William Freeman, of Philadelphia, Bricklayer, entered into Arti-
cles for the Building and Erecting the said House, to be held and
enjoyed by the said Workman, during his natural Life, and after-
wards to remain over to the Use of the Free-Schools. In pursuance
whereof the said House was erected on the Lot aforesaid, and the
said Anthony, alias William Workman, in Consideration of his
Money so advanced, by Ordinance of the General Assembly had
Liberty and Licence granted to him to keep an Ordinary in the said
House, during his natural Life, free and discharged from the Pay-
ment of the Fine then imposed by Law therefore. And the further
to corroborate and assure the said Lot and House to the Rector,
Governors and Visitors and their Successors forever, to the Use
aforesaid, by an Act of Assembly made at the said Town and Port
of Annapolis, in Ann-Arundel County, in the Month of July, in the
Year aforesaid, entitled, An Act for keeping good Rules and Orders
in the Port of Annapolis, it was, among other Things, therein En-
acted, by the Authority of the said Assembly, That all those Deeds,
Obligations, Writings and Evidences, made by and between his Ex-
cellency Francis Nicholson, Esqr, Captain General and Governor
of this Province, on the one Part, and Anthony Workman, of Kent-
Island, in the County of Talbot, of the other, and William Freeman,
Bricklayer, of Philadelphia in Pensylvania, of the other Part, con-

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