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Kilty's Land-Holder's Assistant, and Land-Office Guide
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fine of forty shillings, and yearly rent of ten shillings per
hundred acres, as also to receive the rents and fines aforesaid and
the arrears thereof, who is to account with you yearly for the
same, such lease to be for one and twenty, or three lives and
no more: as for my manors on the eastern shore you are to
lease them or any part thereof at the fine and rents. I do
hereby further order and impower you to authorise and
appoint the said Mr. Henry Darnall, to be my examiner general
within my said province. Whereas I have received from
captain Richard Smith, two letters in one whereof he claimes
the benefitt of a promise of mine and of a letter by me writ
to his wife Barbara, dec'd, about one thousand one hundred
acres of escheat land by me promised to be-granted her; you
are to inspect into my letter, and to comply with the contents
thereof in reference to the said one thousand one hundred
acres of escheat land; in his other letter he complains of a suit
commenced against him by Mr. Bennett and Heath for rent
for which I ordered he should be acquitted of during my life;
inspect also into that matter, and give him what assistance you
can towards receiving the benefitt of any order you shall
find by me made in his favor. I do hereby also confirm a
a grant passed by collonell Henry Darnall to yourself of two
hundred acres of land near the city of St. Mary's which I
formerly writt to you should be granted to you when my land
office would be opened.





    IT is now time to examine the important and copious
subject of resurveys, which are not perceived to have been
in use until the year 1658, and the origin of which, so far
as respects any special authority for their introduction seems
to have been doubtful, since in the year (a) 1692 a question

    (a) This was in the reign of king William, when lord Baltimore was
deprived of the government of the province, retaining only his right in
the soil, and, managing his interest in that by a chief agent and other
private officers. The king's government was embarrassed by many
questions respecting their right to grant warrants of survey, as it involved that
of selling what was deemed lord Baltimore's absolute property. They
were less scrupulous about warrants of resurvey as that concerned only
such lands as were already granted: but willing to have some grounds or
precedents for their proceeding they started the above mentioned enquiry.

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