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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
Volume 38, Page 244   View pdf image (33K)
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244 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 4

Proprietarie by and with the advice & Consent of his Lordships
Governour & the uper & Lower houses of Assembly & the Authority
of the same That the right Heirs of the sd Edward Day be and are
hereby Invested wth as Ample an Estate in the Premisses as if the
Conveyance of the sd Land wch was made to the said Mary Day now
the wife of Wm Round had never been made and as if the same
Lands had been duly Conveyed from the said Thos Jones and Howell
Jones or Either of them to the said Edward Day in his Life time in
fee Simple according to Law, any Law Statute or Custome to the
Contrary Notwithstanding. Provided nevertheless and Be it En-
acted by the authority afd by and with the Advice and Consent afd
that in Case the sd Abraham Turner shall at any Time within
Eighteen Months Come into this Province & make it appear that he
has a Good right to the Land afd Otherwise than as afd which right
shall be allowed and Approved of as Just and Equitable by the
Generall Assembly of this Province that shall next sit after such his
Comeing into this province as afd that then this Act shall in no wise
Prejudice such his Just & Equitable right anything therein to the
Contrary notwithstanding.

Acts of
May, 1718,
ch. 17
p. 407

An Act for the relief of Robt High Bricklayer a Languishing Pris-
oner in Calvert County and of Phillip Eilbeck in Kent County.

Whereas the said Robert High by his Humble Petition to the Genll
Assembly of this province has set forth that he hath been a prisoner
for Debt in the Custody of the Sherrs of Calvert County above four
years and that he is an Antient man and hath a wife and three small
Children and nothing for them to Live on (nor in the world to the
Value of Twelve pounds) which his Creditors are not willing to
Accept of in his Discharge, so that unless some relief be Provided
for him by a particular act to be past in his favour which by his sd
Petition he hath humbly prayed for he fears he shall Continue a
Prisoner for Life, and by that means his wife and three small Chil-
dren become a burthen to the County for Necessary Sustenance to
preserve them from Starving, and for that the truths of the said
Robt Highs Alegatns are made Appear to this present Genll Assembly
by Sufficient Testimony, and also that the said Robert has not fallen
under such Circumstances by any Extravygancy or Idleness of his
own since he Came into this province, and therefore for that the said
Robert and his family are thought fitt Objects of Charity and that
his Lying in Goal Can be no benifitt to his Creditors tho, it may
prove a ruin to his family and a burthen to the County it is therefore
humbly prayed that the said Robt may be relieved according to his
prayer and that it may be Enacted.
And be it Enacted by the right Honble the Lord Proprietary by
& with the advice and Consent of his Lordships Govr and the upper
and Lower houses of Assembly and by the Authority of the same that

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