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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
Volume 64, Page 375   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 375


Upper House of Assembly and adjoining thereto One large Pew
shall be Erected and finished for the Judges of the Provincial Court
and one other large Pew also Adjoining to the Judges Pew for
Strangers which said Pew for the Governor and those for the Mem-
bers of Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly that for the Judges
of the Provincial Court and that for Strangers shall be in an airy
and agreeable part of the Church and as Commodious as may be and

Liber R. G.
1774

after the said Church shall be finished the Trustees aforesaid shall
Assign one Commodious Pew for the use of the Incumbent of Saint
Annes Parish aforesaid for the Time being one other for the
Church Wardens of the said Parish for the Time being and two
other Pews in some convenient Part of the Church for the Jurymen
who shall from Time to Time attend the Provincial Court and after
the said Pews shall be assigned as aforesaid and after four weeks
Notice in the Maryland Gazette of a Particular and convenient day
for the Subscribers to choose their Pews the said Subscribers shall
be admitted to Choose each a Pew in the said Church the subscriber
of the greatest sum of Money having the first Choice and so of the
rest each being prefered in the Choice according to the sum of his
or her Subscription but if divers persons shall be Subscribed like
sums then the Priority of Choice shall be determined by Lott and
if any subscriber shall not be present or refuse to choose in Turn the
Trustees aforesaid or the Major Part of them may Choose for him
or her of which said Choices Entries shall be made in the Register
Book of the said Parish and the said Pews shall be to the said Sub-
scribers respectively in fee Simple

p. 328

Provided always that no Subscriber as such shall be entitled to a
Pew unless his or her Subscription amounts to Twenty pounds or
upwards nor shall any subscriber have any Preference in Choice
unless his or her subscription shall be made at one and the same
Time intire and shall Exceed the subscription of the other sub-
scribers of whom he or she claimes a preference five pounds at
the least

[No Sub-
scriber under
£.20 to be
entitled to a
Pew, &c.]

Provided also and be it Enacted That no person whatsoever shall
at one and the same Time in any Manner hold or have more than
one Pew in the said Church

[Proviso.]

And be it Enacted that after the Subscribers Shall have their Pews
as aforesaid the Trustees aforesaid or the Major Part of them shall
set up and expose to sale to the said Parishoners of the said Parish
and none others the residue of the Pews in the said Church and the
said Trustees shall allow to such Purchaser the Amount of his
Taxables in the Purchase Money and shall apply all Money arising
from such sales in and for the purposes aforesaid the said Trustees
taking care that there be Twenty Pews at least for Sale as aforesaid

[Trustees to
expose to
sale the
Residue of
the Pews.]

And be it Enacted that there shall be over and above the Pews
aforesaid a Common Gallary or Place for any of the Parishoners

[A Gallery
to be erected,
&c.]



 
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