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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, May, 1730-August, 1732
Volume 37, Page 521   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 521

divided, as near as may be, into Sixty equal Lots, allowing such
sufficient Space or Quantity thereof, for Streets, Lanes, and Alleys,
as to them shall seem meet, with Posts or Stakes towards any Street,
Lane, or Alley; the said Lots to be numbered One, Two, Three, and so
on, to Sixty, for the better and more sure distinguishing each Lot from
the other. Of which Sixty Lots, the Owner or Owners of the said
Land, shall have his of 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
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 whatso-
ever, 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 Disa-
bility 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, authorized, 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 Warrants, to empannel and
return a Jury of the most substantial Freeholders, Inhabitants within
the said County, to be and appear before 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 to all
Persons interested therein, according to their several and respective
Interests. And what Sum of Tobacco the said Jury shall adjudge the
said Sixty Acres of Land to be worth, shall be paid to the Owners so
found by our Verdict, and to all Persons they find interested therein,
by such Person or Persons as shall take up the said Lots, proportion-
ably to their Lot or Lots, which shall give the said Purchaser or Pur-
chasers, 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 Queen-Anne's
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


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