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                GEORGE PLATER, Esquire, Governor.

sixty-eight, purchased from Josias Slade four acres of land for the use of the
church of the said parish of Saint-John's, for the sum of thirty pounds current
money, and the said Slade contracted to convey the same to the said rector and
vestry; that since a church was erected on the said four acres of ground, and
that since that time the parish of Saint-John's has been divided, and a part of
the said parish called the Parish of Saint-James; that the four acres of ground
aforesaid are, in consequence of the said division, in Saint-James's parish; and
that the title to the said four acres never was in the said Slade, but was vested by
the law of confiscation, and now is, in the state of Maryland; and prayed that
the act may pass relinquishing the right of the state in the said four acres, and
vesting the same in the said vestry of Saint-James's parish;

1791.

CHAP.
     V.

    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That all the right,
title and interest, of the state of Maryland, in and to the aforesaid four acres of
land, be and it is hereby released and relinquished, and the same fully and completely
vested in the vestry of Saint-James's parish aforesaid, and their successors,
for ever, as their estate and inheritance for the use of the church of the said
parish.
Right released,
&c.
                                            CHAP. VI.
An ACT to appoint commissioners to sell and dispose of certain
    lands belonging to Stepney parish, in Somerset county, and to
    apply the money arising from the sales thereof.

Passed December
27.
    WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, by the petition of
the inhabitants of Stepney parish, in Somerset county, that in the
purchase of land for erecting and building a chapel on in the town of
Salisbury, in said parish, more was bought than was necessary for that purpose,
and that the said parish is in considerable arrears, for the payment of which there
is no fund:  And whereas it is further represented, that the surplus land may be
laid of fin lots, and sold to great advantage, and enable the said parish to discharge
the debts against it, and provide a fund for the keeping the church and
chapels of said parish in repair;
Preamble.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That William Stone,
Francis Hutchins Waters, William Done, George Day Scott, George Robertson,
Esquire, Charles Dashiell, senior, and Tubman Lowes, be and they are hereby
appointed commissioners for the purpose of carrying this act into execution; and
the said commissioners, or any five of them, are hereby authorised and empowered
to lay off all the ground belonging to the parish of Stepney, in the town of
Salisbury, except the ground wherein the chapel stands, with one acre adjoining
the same, in lots, as they may think most convenient, and sell, and convey in fee-simple,
any and all of the said lots, either at public or private sale, to any person
or persons, as they may find most advantageous, and pay the money arising from
the sale thereof to the select vestry of said parish for the time being, who are
hereby authorised and empowered, upon receipt of the said money from said commissioners,
to discharge the debts now existing against said parish, and place the
balance that may remain in their hands out to interest, upon bond with good and
sufficient security, taken in the name of the said select vestry, in trust for the use
and benefit of the said parish, the interest whereof shall be paid annually, and
applied by said select vestry to the purpose of keeping the church and chapels of
said parish of Stepney in repair.
Commissioners
appointed,
&c.
                                            CHAP. VII.
An ACT to enable the justices of Saint-Mary's county to assess
    a sum of money on the said county for the support of James
    Mills, son of John, of the said county.

Passed December
27.
    WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, by the petition of
James Mills, son of John, that from a variety of circumstances he
is reduced to poverty, and being much afflicted with the gout, and
Preamble.


 
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