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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
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90 Assembly Proceedings, April 26-May 28, 1737.

Chap. IV
p. 173

An Act for Securing the Rights & Inheritance of Sundry Persons to
the Lotts By them taken up Paid for and built upon in Leonard
Town in Saint Marys County.

Whereas the Proceedings of the Commissioners Appointed by
An Act Entituled an Act for the Laying Out of Land & Erecting a
Town in Saint Marys County at A Place formerly Called Seymour
Town for laying Out the Town afd is by the Negligence of their
Clerk but very lately recorded Among the Records of the Same
County Court whereby the rights of many Persons who have paid for
& really Built on Several Lotts by them Taken up may hereafter be
Controverted And Whereas it is but reasonable that those Persons
who have Done as the Law afd did Direct Should be Secured in the
Enjoyment of a fee Simple in the Lotts by them as afd taken up
paid for & Built upon Be it therefore Enacted by the Right Honour-
able the Lord Propry by and with the Advice and Consent of his
Lordships Governour & the Upper & Lower Houses of Assembly &
the Authority of the Same that the Proceedings of the Commis-
sioners afd Signed by them or the Major Part of them which are
lately Recorded in the Records of the Same County Court shall be
Deemed as Good and Valid to all Intents & Purposes & the Several
Persons who did Conform to the Directions of the said Act during
its Continuance shall have an Estate of Inheritance in the Several
Lotts by them Taken up paid for and built on as fully & Effectually
as if the same Proceedings had been Entered & Recorded Among the
Records of the same County Court within the Seven years men-
tioned in the Act of Assembly afd Any Law Usage or Custom to
the Contrary Notwithstanding.

Chap. V
p. 173

An Act impowering the Justices of Cecil County Court to Levy on
the Taxable Inhabitants of Saint Stevens North Sassafras Parish
The Sum of two hundred & Eighty Pounds Current money of
Maryland at two Equal Assessments.
Whereas the Vestry & Church Wardens & Principall Inhabitants
of the Parish afd by their Humble Petition to this General Assembly
have Set forth that The Tobacco formerly allowed by Act of As-
sembly for the building a New Church & Chappell in the Parish afd
was not Sufficient for that Purpose And that there is Necessity of
An Additionall Sume to be Levyed in Order Decently to finish fur-
nish & Addorn them as also to Pale in a Yeard for the Chappell &
further Set forth that the Old Vestry House was very much Decayed
& that the Vestry & Church Wardens had An Opportunity of Getting
a Brick Vestry House built at a reasonable rate Videlict for Eleven
thousand four hundred & Eighty Pounds of Tobacco which they
Contracted for Apprehending they had Tobacco Enough to pay
therefore But that it happens they had not & Pray an Act may Pass
Impowering the Justices of Cecil County Court to Levey on the
Taxable Inhabitants of the Parish afd the Sum of two hundred &



 
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