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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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aforesaid, that then the Commissioners aforesaid, or the major
Part of them, shall and are by Virtue of this Act authorized, im-
powered and required to issue out Warrants under their Hands and
Seals, to the Sheriff of the said County, which said Sheriff is also
hereby required, upon Receipt of such Warrants, to impannel and
return a Jury of the most substantial Freeholders, Inhabitants
within the said County, to be and appear before the said Commis-
sioners at a certain Day and Time by them to be limited, which
Jury (upon their Oaths to them to be administred by the said Com-
missioners, or the major part of them) shall enquire, assess and
return what Damages and Recompence they shall think fit to be
awarded to the Owners of the said Twenty Acres, and all Persons
interested therein, according to their several and respective Inter-
ests; and what Sum of Tobacco the said Jury shall adjudge the said
Twenty Acres to be worth, shall be paid to the Owners, and all
Persons interested therein, by such Person or Persons as shall take
up the said Lots, proportionably to their Lot or Lots.
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
said County-Levy. And in case the Taker up of such Lot or Lots
refuse and neglect to build upon such Lot or Lots within Twelve
Months, a House that shall cover Four Hundred Square Feet; and
none of those Houses shall be suffered to have any Chimney, unless
the same be built with Brick or Stone, after taking up the same :
That then it shall and may be lawful for any other Person or Per-
sons 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 Commissioners aforesaid, or such
other Person as the said Commissioners or the major Part of them,
shall nominate and appoint to receive the same, for the Publick Use
and Benefit of the said Town called Joppa, and to be taken up the
second Time.
Provided always, That such Second Taker-up, or Purchaser,
build and finish (within one Year after such his Entry made) such
House as in this Act is before limited and appointed to be built by
the first Taker-up; which House so built, shall give and settle as
good Estate, to all Intents and Purposes, to such second Taker-up
and Builder, as aforesaid, his Heirs and Assigns, as is in and by
this Act before limited and settled upon the first Taker-up and


And in case any of the said Lots shall be neglected to be taken
up, in the Town aforesaid, during the Term of Seven Years, next
after the Publication of this Act; that then and in such case, the
Owner or Person interested at the first in such Land, shall (after

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