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Session Laws, 1849
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CHAP. 554.

lands situate in Worcester county, to his three sons,
John K. H. Perdue, James W. B. Perdue, and Elijah
C. W. Perdue, to be equally divided between them and
their heirs, that after the death of the said James Per-
due, John K. H. Perdue, one of said devisees obtained
from Worcester county court a writ of partition to divide
said land between said devisees under said will, and that
pursuant to said authority a division or partition of said
land was duly made, and a report or return of said
partition was also made to said court, and the same ad-
mitted to record, that said partition was made and re-
corded about the year eighteen hundred and three, that
said divisions after said partition, severally took posses-
sion of the lands allotted to them respectively, under
said writ of partition, that said lands have from the time
of partition until the present time, been held by said
devisees, and those claiming under them, according to
the courses, metes and bounds, designated and described
in the return to said writ of partition, and re-surveys
have since been made by the said James W. B. Perdue,
John K. H. Perdue, and by John B. Perdue, on apart
of the land allotted to Elijah C. W. Perdue, of said par-
titions, under special warrants granted to them for
that purpose; and whereas, the original return of said
writ of partition, and the record thereof, and all other
proceedings under said writ of partition are represented
to have been destroyed by the burning of the court
house in Worcester county, and that an extract of said
return made of said partition, showing the lands allotted
In each devisee under said will, with the courses, metes
and bounds thereof, made and signed by John C.
Handy, Esquire, late clerk of said county court, is the
only evidence remaining of said partition of said lands.;
and whereas, it is desirable by the parties interested in,
said lands, that said extract of said return should be
preserved and made legal testimony to establish in and
to said lands, divided as aforesaid — Therefore,

Clerk to re-
ceive, file and
record, etc.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That the clerk of Worcester county court, be and he is
hereby authorised and required upon his being satisfied
that said extract or copy of the return of a writ of parti-
tion of the lands therein mentioned, was made by the
late clerk of said county court, to receive, file, and re-
cord said extract or copy of said return of said
partition among the land records of said county,
and an authenticated copy of said record shall be
received and admitted as prima facie evidence of
the division and title to said devisees and those
planning under them, in and to said lands therein.

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