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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1733-1736
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128 Assembly Proceedings, March 13,1732/3-April 12, 1733.

Chap. XIII

An Act for the Erecting a Town near the Head of Monokin River,
on the South Side thereof, in Somerset County; and for laying

into Lots, Twenty Five Acres of Land.

Whereas, several Inhabitants of Somerset County, have, by their
Petition to this General Assembly, set forth, That there is a very
convenient Place for a Town, near the Head of Monokin River, on
the South Side thereof, by the Bridge, on a Tract of Land now in
Possession of David Brown, and supposed to be the Right of the
said David Brown:
Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Upper and

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Lower Houses of Assembly, and the Authority of the same, That
Col. Levin Gale, Capt. George Dashiels, Major Robert King, Capt.
Henry Ballard, and Mr. George Gale, or any Three of them, shall be,
and are hereby appointed Commissioners for Somerset County afore-
said; and are hereby authorized and impowered, as well to agree
for the Buying and Purchasing Twenty Five Acres of Land out of
the Tract aforesaid, and such Part, not exceeding Twenty Five
Acres, as lies most convenient to the Water, as for Surveying and
Laying out the same, in the most convenient Manner, into Thirty
equal Lots, to be erected into a Town.
And be it further Enacted, That the Commissioners aforesaid,
herein before nominated and appointed, or the major Part of them,
are hereby impowered, some Time before the Last Day of August,
which shall be in the Year of our Lord God, One Thousand, Seven
Hudred, and Thirty Three, to meet together, on the Tract of Land
aforesaid, or some other convenient Place thereto; and shall then and
there treat and agree with the Owner or Owners, and the Persons
interested in the said Twenty Five Acres of Land, for the same;
and after Purchase thereof, shall cause the same to be surveyed, laid
out, and divided, as near as may be, into Thirty equal Lots, allowing
such sufficient Space or Quantity thereof, for Streets, Lanes, or
Alleys, as to them shall seem meet, with Posts or Stakes towards
every Street, Lane, or Alley; the said Lots to be numbered One.
Two, Three, and so on, to Thirty, for the better and more sure dis-
tinguishing each Lot from the other: Of which said Thirty Lots,
the Owner or Owners of the said Land, shall have his or their first
Choice for Two Lots; provided he or they make their Choice within
Four Days after the Survey aforesaid is made; 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
Twenty Five Acres, during the first Four Months, after Laying out
the same; and that the said Lots shall be purchased by the Inhab-
itants of the County aforesaid. And in Case the 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 what-

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