In case the Voters of Baltimore County shall designate TOWSON TOWN as their County Seat of Justice, the un-
dersigned, agree to give for the erection of a Court House and Jail for said county, a lot of ground not less than five acres, as
numbered on the above Plat, from No. 1 to No. 5, inclusive—that is to say, Henry B. Chew, will give the choice of the
five acres, in Lots No. 1, 2, or 3; Benj. N. Payne, will give the five acres in Lot No. 4, and Grafton M. Bosley, will
give the five acres in Lot No. 5.
And we agree to leave it to the Commissioners of Baltimore County, or to any other proper authority, to determine
which of the said Lots of five acres each, they will select for said purpose, and, which ever Lot may be selected, a good
and sufficient Deed will be given for the same, for the use of said County.
"WITNESS our hands this 14th day ef December, 1S53.
HENRY B. CHEW,
BENJ. N. PAYNE,
GRAFTON M. BOSLEY.
In case the Voters of Baltimore County shall designate Towson Town ns their County seat of Justice, the undersign-
ed, agrees to give for the Alms House for said County, forty acres of good land, within 2 miles of said Towson Town, and
to execute n good and sufficient Deed for the same.
WITNESS, my hand, this 14th day of December. 1853.
J. RIDGELY, of H.
Above is a Plat of Towson Town, with the offer made by certain persons, to five FORTY FIVE ACHED of land to the
County, to erect a Court House, Jail, Almshouse, and other appropriate buildings for the use of the County, all of which
would then be convenient to each other. The central situation of this place—its accessibility from all parts of the County,
by Turnpike and other ronds, already opened, with a Rail Road about two miles from the spot; its high and healthy posi-
tion, with pure water, and an abundance of building materials, evidently point to this place as the proper one, for locating
a "COUNTY Town" for Baltimore County, and where it will not be put to the expense of making new roads, or moving
ITS BUILDINGS AT A FUTURE PERIOD.
Baltimore County, Brochure urging Towson as County Seat, 1853.