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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
Volume 36, Page 499   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts Not Previously Printed. 499

cerning a Lot of Land in the said Town, and building an House
thereon, to the Use of the said Anthony Workman, during his
natural Life, and after his Decease to the Use of the Free-School
of the said Town forever, bearing Date the Eighth Day of June
One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety and Six, and ordered to be
recorded in the Journal of the Governor and Council, and of the
House of Delegates of that General Assembly, should be of abso-
lute and full Force, and available in Law, to the Uses therein ex-
pressed, according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof, any de-
fect in Form, or want of Form in the same, notwithstanding. But
forasmuch as the said Deeds, Obligations, Writings and Evidences,
upon Search, are not found to be recorded in either of the said
Journals, they being defaced and torn, or can otherwise be discov-
ered or found; the present Rector, Governors and Visitors of Free-
Schools have prayed, that, in order to confirm the said Lot, House
and Tenements, to them and their Successors for ever, to the Use
aforesaid, it might be Enacted
II. And be it Enacted, by the King's most excellent Majesty, by
and with the Advice and Consent of his Majesty's Governor, Coun-
cil, and Assembly of this Province, and the Authority of the same,
That the aforesaid Lot and Houses, or Tenements thereon erected,
shall, in all Times to come, be deemed, reputed and taken, to be and
remain, and be invested and remain in the aforesaid Rector, Gover-
nors and Visitors of the Free-Schools, and their Successors, as in
an indefeasable Estate in Fee-simple, for ever, to the Use of the
Free-School in the City of Annapolis, and to no other Use, Intent
or Purpose whatsoever; the want of the said Articles, Writings, or
Evidences, or any other Grant or Conveyance of the aforesaid Lot,
from the said Francis Nicholson, Esq; notwithstanding.
III. And inasmuch as the said Rector, Governours and Visitors
lie under great Difficulties in procuring a Meeting of a competent
Number of the said Governors and Visitors, as by the present Law
for the Free-Schools, is directed to meet and consult, and make Or-
ders, for the better Management of the said Schools, the Appurte-
nances and Incidents thereto; Be it therefore Enacted, by the Au-
thority, Advice and Consent aforesaid, That it shall and may be
lawful for the said Rector, and any Number of the said Governors
and Visitors, not less than Five, on any Special Occasion so requir-
ing, to meet together, consult, direct, and manage the Affairs of
the said Schools, and execute the several Powers and Authorities
in the aforesaid Act prescribed, without being under the Necessity
of having the Majority of the Members of the Corporation present
at such Meetings: And that such Orders, Rules and Directions, as
shall by the Rector and such Number of the Visitors aforesaid, not
less than Five as aforesaid, made and given, shall be of as good
Efficacy and Force as if they were made and given by the Majority


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