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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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240 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 4
Acts

of his Lordships Govr and upper and Lower houses of Assembly
and by the Authority of the same that the Justices of Prince Georges
County Court or the Major part of them be and are hereby Author-
ized and Empowered on or before the tenth day of December next
after this Sessions of Assembly to go to the town of Marlborough
in the said County and there make Choice of two Acres of Land
whereon to build as Good a Court house as the Old one is or Ever
was and to agree with the Owners of such Land for the purchase
thereof for Ever and in Case the Owner of such Land shall Refuse
to make Sale of the said Two acres or be under any Disability of
making Sale thereof then the said Justices or the Major part of them
shall be and are by Vertue of this Act Authorized Impowered and
required to Issue out Warrts to the Sherr. of the said County to Im-
pannell and Return a Jury of the most Substantiall Free holders
Inhabitants within the said County to be and Appear before the said
Commis" at a Certain Day to be by the said Justices Limited, which

p. 400

Jury upon their Oaths to be to them Administred by the said
Justice or the Major part of them shall Enquire Assess and return
what Damages and recompence they shall think fitt to be awarded
to the Owner of the said Two acres of Land and all Persons Inter-
ested therein and what Sum of Tobacco the said Jury shall Adjudge
the said Land to be Worth shall be paid to the Owner and all persons
Interested therein by the said County, and the said Justices or the
Major part of them are hereby Authorized and Impowered to treat
and Agree with Undertakers and Workmen, and to do all such
Other Matters that shall be necessary for building and finishing the
said Court house Provided on the whole they do not burthen the
Taxable Persons in the said County with above five pounds of To-
bacco p pole to be Levyed only for one Year in purchaseing the said
Two Acres of Land aforesaid and in building and finishing the said
Court house and the said Justices or the Major. part of them are by
this Act Impowered and Required to Levy five pounds of Tobacco
p poll (if needfull) on the Taxable persons in the said County for
One Year and no more for the purchaseing the said Two Acres of
Land and building and finishing the said Court house Any former
Act Law usage or Custom to the Contrary Notwithstanding.
And for the Removeing the Records of the said County to the said
New Court house when built and finished and for the Justices hold-
ing their Court at the said new Court house when Built.
Be it Enacted by the Authority advice and Consent afd That Prince
Georges County Court shall be after the Compleating and finishing
the said new Court house held at the said new Court house to be built
at the said Town of Marlborough and not Else where and used
Reputed and Taken as the proper Court house of Prince Georges
County and that the Justices of the said County Court shall and are
by Vertue of this Act Impowered and required with all Convenient



 
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