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                WILLIAM SMALLWOOD, Esq; Governor.

Samuel De Butts, and to his nephew, John De Butts Armstrong, of the
kingdom of Ireland, and therefore prays an act may pass to naturalize them,
which this general assembly think proper to grant;



    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That the said 
Samuel De Butts and John De Butts Armstrong be, and are hereby enabled to
take, have and hold, any lands or hereditaments which shall or may be devised
to them by the said John De Butts, in the same manner as if they were actually
citizens of this state; provided, that they shall respectively come and reside in
this state, and, in the chancery court, general court, or county court of Saint
Mary's county, take and subscribe the oath of allegiance to this state, or such
other oath or declaration as shall be then necessary for aliens to take and subscribe
for naturalization in this state, within six months after they shall respectively
arrive in this state.
S. De Butts,
&c. enabled
to hold land,
                                            CHAP. VI.
An ACT to invest Sarah Marshall with power to convey the land
                                      therein mentioned.

Passed May
    WHEREAS William Gibbons, by his petition to this general assembly,
hath set forth, that Aaron Tilghman, of Somerset county, deceased,
died seized of several small tracts of land, adjoining to each other,
and, by his last will and testament, did direct, that all his lands should be sold
for the payment of his debts, and the surplus of money arising from the sales,
to be equally divided among his nephews and nieces, and did appoint Issac Marshall
and David Adams, joint executors of his will; that David Adams having
died, Isaac Marshall had obtained, by petition preferred to the general assembly at
the November session, seventeen hundred and eighty-three, a law to pass, empowering
him to sell several tracts or parcels of land therein mentioned, supposed
that the said Marshall, at the time of sale, offered the whole, according to the
expectation of the bidders, for sale, and the said Gibbons, when he bought,
believed he had purchased the whole, but that it since appears one small tract or
parcel of land, called Hopewell, was omitted to be inserted in the act authorising
the sale, which must greatly injure the petitioner, unless prevented by the
legislature, and therefore he prays that a new law may pass to empower Sarah
Marshall, administratrix of said Isaac Marshall, to convey to him the said land;
all which appearing reasonable,
    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That Sarah Marshall,
administratrix of Isaac Marshall, deceased, shall, and she is hereby authorised
and empowered, to convey and make over to William Gibbons, of Somerset
county, a fee-simple right to all that tract of land called Hopewell, of which
Aaron Tilghman, deceased, died seized, which conveyance so made, shall be
good and available in law to all intents and purposes.
S. Marshall to
convey land,

    III.  And, in case of the death of the said Sarah Marshall, before the execution
of the above conveyance, Be it enacted, That the powers hereby vested in 
her to make the above conveyance, shall descend to her executor or administrator,
as the case may be; and any conveyance executed by such executor or administrator
in the premises, shall be as valid, to all intents and purposes, as if the
same had been executed by the said Sarah Marshall.

Powers shall
descend, &c.
                                            CHAP. VII.
An ACT for the relief of William Marsh Catrup, late collector
                                of the taxes for Talbot county.

Passed May
    WHEREAS it appears to this general assembly, that William Marsh
Catrup was collector of the January tax for Talbot county, in the
year seventeen hundred and eighty-one, and also collector of the taxes
of the said county in the years seventeen hundred and eighty-two and seventeen

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