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Chancery Court, Chancery Record, 1671-1712
Volume 748, Page 597   View pdf image
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Chiefe of this our Province to the Government thereof) very con

=siderably Encresed in the number of its Inhabitants as well as buildings,

both publick and private soe That it Excelleth all other Townes and

Ports in our said Province and for that our present Seate of Governmt

both of  within our Province aforesaid is fixed att the said Porte and

towne whereby the same is become the Cheife Mart of the whole

Countrey wee being willing to Encourage all our Good and faith=

full subjects as well att present Resideing and Inhabitting or which

hereafter shall or may Inhabitt or Reside within the said Porte of

Annapolis of our Royall Grace good will and meer motion with the

advice of our Councill in our said Province have thought fitt and

Doe by these our letters Pattents Constitute and Erect the said Towne and

Porte of Annapolis together with the Circuits and Presincts thereof Include

=ing the lands heretofore laid out for the said Town and Porte of Annapolis

Publick pasture and Towne Common together with the River and Creeks

adjacient into a Citty by the name of the Citty of Annapolis and Doe grant

to the Inhabittants of the said Citty that the same Citty shall be Incor

=porated Citty Consisting of a mayor one person learned in the Law stiled

and bearing the office of Recorder of the said Citty and six Aldermen

and Tenn other persons to be Common Councillmen of the said Citty

which said Mayor Recorder Alderman and Common Councillmen,

shall be a body Incorporated and one Community for ever (in Right and by

the name of Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Common Councill of

the said City of Annapolis shall be able and Capable to sue & be sued

att law and to act and execute doe and performe as a body Incorporate

which shall have succession for ever and to that end to have a Common

Seale and that Amos Garrett Esq.r one of the Inhabitants of the said City

shall for the present be and be named Mayor of the said City for the ensue

=ing year and Wornell Hunt Esq.r Recorder thereof, and William

Bladen, John ffreeman, Benj.a Fordham, Evan Jones, Tho: Boardley

and Josiah Willson Esqrs Inhabitants of the said Citty shall be

Aldermen thereof soe long as they shall well behave themselves

therein having first Taken and subscribed the Test and severall

Oaths for security of the Government as by Law Established and alsoe

the Oath appointed by us or our present Governour to be taken by the

mayor Recorder and aldermen of the City of Annapolis aforesaid




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