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172

LAWS OF MARYLAND, NOV. SESS. 1812.

1812.

Passed, Dec.

29, 1812.

CHAPTER 158.
An act Testing the property therein mentioned in cer-
tain trustees for the use and benefit of the society
of Friends, or people called Quakers, constituting.
the monthy meeting of Baltimore, for the Eas-
tern District in the city of Baltimore.

Preamble.

WHEREAS, By an act of the General Assembly
of Maryland, passed at November session one thou-
sand seven hundred and ninety three, entitled, "An
act to confirm the title of certain lots of ground to the.
society of people called Quakers in Baltimore-Town,
whereon is their Meeting-house and burying ground"
reciting among other things, that it was represented
to the Legislature by the monthly meeting of people
called Quakers in Baltimore-Town, that they were
seized and possessed of a lot of ground on the east side
of Jones' Falls, included within York, Harford and
Pitt Street and Smock Alley, containing by compu-
tation, near four acres, which was purchased by the
said society before the revolution, for the purpose of
erecting a Meeting-house, yard, stabling, burying
ground, school house, and a small piece of said lot
to accommodate a school master or some person to
be employed in taking care. of said premises, with a
house and garden, it was enacted that it should and
might be lawful for the trustees of said society to
have and to hold the property and lots above describ-
ed to them, their heirs and assigns forever, saving
to all and every person their several and respective
rights; and it was thereby. provided and enacted, that
the said property and lots should be held and enjoy-
ed for a Meeting house, yard, stabling, burying
ground, school-house and dwelling-house, and small
garden to accommodate said school master or person
taking care of said property and for no other use
or purpose whatsoever.
AND WHEREAS, The society, constituting the
monthly meeting of Baltimore for the Eastern dis-
trict in the city of Baltimore, by their memorial and
petition to this General Assembly have set forth, that
many years ago the above mentioned lots and pro-
perty were conveyed to John Cornthwait and others,
in trust for the uses mentioned in the above recited
act; that since the passing of the aforesaid act, most
of the trustees have died, and that the aid of this
Legislature is deemed necessary to perpetuate the
said trust: Therefore,



 
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