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Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland, 1774-1776
Volume 78, Page 243   View pdf image (33K)
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1776.] OF THE PROVINCE OF MARYLAND. 243

the said land to be laid out by the surveyor of Frederick county
with good and sufficient boundaries, and a certificate thereof to be
returned and recorded in the records of the said county; and the
said commissioners or a major part of them shall draw their order
on the sheriff of Washington county to pay such sum as shall be
agreed upon for the said land, and the sheriff is hereby directed and
required to pay the said order out of the money hereafter mention-
ed, to be collected by him for that purpose; and such payment for
the land shall invest the justices of Washington county and their
successors with an estate in fee simple therein for the use of the
said county forever : and if the said commissioners, or the major
part of them, and the owner of the said land, shall differ about the
value of the said land, in such case the commissioners, or the major
part of them, shall be, and they are hereby authorized and empower-
ed to order the sheriff of Washington county to summon twelve free-
holders upon the said land, who shall be empanneled and sworn as
a jury, to enquire the value of the said land; and the said com-
missioners, or the major part of them, shall draw their order on the
sheriff of Washington county, to pay the said valuation, and the
said sheriff is hereby directed to pay the said order out of the mo-
ney hereafter mentioned to be by him collected for that purpose;

and upon his payment of the said order, the fee simple in the said
land shall be invested, as aforesaid, in the justices of Washington
county and their successors for the use of the said county for ever.
Resolved, That Messrs. Nathan Magruder, John Murdock, Hen-
ry Griffith, Thomas Cramphin, junior, Zadock Magruder, Allen
Bowie, and John Wilson, be and are hereby appointed commission-
ers for Montgomery county; and they or a major part of them shall
be and they are hereby authorized and required to buy and purchase
in fee aquantity of land not exceeding four acres, at or adjoining such
place as a majority of the voters within the limits of the said county,
qualified as this convention shall hereafter direct, the election to be
held at the place heretofore appoined for the choosing of delegates in
convention (the said commissioners giving ten days notice of the
time and place aforesaid) for the purpose of building thereon a court
house and prison for the said county; and shall cause the said land to
be laid out by the surveyor of Montgomery county with good and suf-
ficientboundaries, and a certificate thereof to be returned and record-
ed in the records of the said county; and the said commissioners
or the major part of them shall draw their order on the sheriff of
Montgomery county, to pay such sum as shall be agreed upon for
the said land, and the sheriff is hereby directed and required to pay
the said order out of the money hereafter mentioned to be collect-

 

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