JOHN EAGER HOWARD, Esq; Governor.
warrant hath issued, be liable to be taken up in the usual manner by
the rate of three shillings and nine-pence current money per acre, to be
the treasurer of the western shore in the proportions and within the times
by the act to appropriate certain lands to the use of the officers and
soldiers of this
state, and for the sale of vacant lands.
| XIV. And be
it enacted, That the privilege of roads and waters through all
the said lands be reserved to the public.
| XV. And be it
enacted, That the line to which the said Francis Deakins has
laid out the said lots, is, in the opinion of the general assembly, far
which this state may rightfully claim as its western boundary; and that
at a time
or more leisure the consideration of the legislature ought to be drawn
to the western
boundaries of this state, as objects of very great importance.
| XVI. And be
it enacted, That the said general plot and books of certificates
be lodged in the land office, and that the said books of certificates of
thousand one hundred and sixty-five lots aforesaid, be considered, to all
and purposes, as record books of the land office.
|Plot, &c. to
be lodged, &c.
| XVII. And be
it enacted, That the necessary expences attending the said survey
shall be ascertained by the committee of claims at the next session of
and that the orders given by the said Francis Deakins in favour of persons
furnished provisions and performed services in the execution of the
shall be receivable in payment of the lands to be valued to the settlers
amount of the said orders to be debited to the said Francis Deakins, in
the six hundred pounds received from the treasurer, and by him to be accounted
| XVIII. And be
it enacted, That there be allowed to the said Francis Deakins,
for his trouble in completing the said work, making out the plots and registering
the certificates aforesaid, the sum of two hundred pounds current money.
| XIX. And be
it enacted, That the commissioner or commissioners to be appointed
as aforesaid, as soon as may be, give six weeks notice in the Maryland
Gazette, and Baltimore Journal, of the time and place when and where a
of the aforesaid lands, in pursuance of the directions of this act, among
the officers and soldiers entitled as aforesaid, shall take place; and
shall furnish the said commissioner or commissioners with a list of the
and soldiers entitled as aforesaid, and no draught shall be made for any
officer or soldier, unless the name of the officer or soldier shall appear
in the list
to be furnished by the auditor-general as aforesaid.
|Six weeks notice
| XX. And be it
enacted, That after the said draught shall have taken place,
the name of the officer and soldier shall be endorsed on the ticket containing
number of numbers, which shall be written in words at length, drawn
by or for
such officer or soldier by the said commissioner or commissioners, and
such officer or soldier, or their representative or representatives, shall
have an estate
in fee-simple in the lot or lots respectively drawn, without any patent,
grant, to be issued for that purpose.
|Name to be
| XXI. And be
it enacted, That on payment of the valuation to be made in
pursuance of the directions of this act, by any of the settlers who shall
by the commissioner or commissioners aforesaid to be entitled to the pre-emption,
a patent shall issue for the land, according to the determination of the
or commissioners, to the settler, or his representative or representatives,
by the register of the land office, he or they paying the usual fees of
&c. a patent
shall issue, &c.
| XXII. And be
it enacted, That any purchaser of any of the said lots to be sold
in pursuance of this act, on payment of the purchase money, shall be entitled
a patent from the register of the land office, on paying the usual fees
entitled to patent,