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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1748-1751
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142 Assembly Proceedings, May 10-June 11, 1748.

Liber B. L. C.

herein before mentioned had not been separated from the same, or
added to Charles County; Any Law, Statute, Usage or Custom to
the Contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

June 10th 1748
Read & Assented to by
the Lower House of As-
Signed p Order
M. Macnemara Cl. lo ho.

On behalf of the Right
Honourable the Lord
Proprietary of this Prov-
ince I will this be a Law
Sam: Ogle

the Great Seal in
wax appendant

10th June 1748
Read and Assented to
by the Uppes House of
Signed p Order
J. Ross Cl lo. ho.

No. 15

An Act to divide Prince George's County, and to erect a new one
by the Name of Frederick County.


Forasmuch as divers Inhabitants of Prince George's County have,
by their Petition to this General Assembly, humbly prayed, that the
said County may be divided, and a new County erected out of Part
Be it therefore Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's
Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the
Authority of the same, That from and after the Tenth Day of
December next a new County be and is hereby erected and made

[Bounds and
Limits as-

out of Prince George's County, the Bounds whereof shall be as fol-
loweth, Beginning at the lower Side of the Mouth of Rock Creek,
and thence by a strait Line joining to the East Side of Seth Hyat's
Plantation to Patuxent River, and that the said Line be run by the
Surveyor of Prince George's County, and Trees marked, for which
the said Surveyor to be allowed, the same Fees as in other Surveys,
one half thereof to be allowed in the Levy of each County; then with
Patuxent River to the Lines of Baltimore County, and with the said
County to the Extent of the Province, and that all the Land lying to
the Westward and Southward of the said Lines be included in the
new County aforesaid, and that after the Commencement of this Act
the said new County shall be called Frederick County; and the In-
habitants thereof shall have and enjoy equal Privileges with the other
Counties of this Province, in sending Delegates to the General As-
sembly, and having County Courts, Sheriffs, Justices and other
Officers and Ministers as is usual in other Counties within this Prov-
ince: And that the Court House and Prison for Frederick County
aforesaid, shall be built in or adjoining the Place commonly called
Frederick Town, on the West Side of Monocacy.

sioners ap-
pointed, and

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That Mas-
ter Nathanael Wickham, Jun. Master Thomas Bettys, Master Joseph
Ogle, Master William Griffin, Master Edward Sprigg, j un. Master
John Kimbell, and Master William Tawneyhill be and are hereby
appointed Commissioners for Frederick County aforesaid, and they,

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