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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
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Assembly Proceedings, Sept 6-Oct. 2, 1696. 503

ince & the Members of his Matys most honble Councill and
the sevrall Burgesses of this present Generall Assembly and
every other person and persons haveing a Lott of Land in
the Town & resideing there or a Trade in the Town pasture
shall be deemed and Taken as freeman of the Town aforesaid
and no others Saveing that all Merchants, Masters, Mates
Guñers Carpenters and Boatswains that make this Porte their
Constant Porte of Trade by Two Voyages or att least shall
have and enjoy the priviledge of ffreemen dureing their resi-
dence or resideing att the Porte aforesaid and for Encouragemt
of all Sorts of Tradsmen or men of Calling to come and
inhabitt in the Town aforesaid Be it Enacted by the Authority
aforesaid That when any Baker Brewer Tanner Dyer or any
such Tradsmen That by the practice of their Trade may any
ways anoy or disquiett the neighbours or Inhabitants of the
Town it shall and may be Lawfull for the Comrs and Trustees
aforesaid to allott and appoint to such Tradsmen such part or
parcell of Land out of the present Town pasture as to the said
Comissioners shall seem meet and Convenient for the Exer-
cise of such Trade a sufficient Distance from the said Town
as may not be annoyance thereto not Exceeding the quantity

Lib. L. L. 2

of one Lott or Acre of Land to any one Tradsman as afore-
said and provided the same Trade & Lotts of Land for that
use may be as near together and Contiguous as the nature of
the Trade will allow of without hindering or annoying one
another which said appointment and parcell of Land aforesaid
allotted by the Comissioners and Trustees aforesaid shall be
to such persons Tradesmen and their heires forever and to
the maintenance of such Trade and not otherwise and upon
their failing to use such Trade by the space of Eighteen months
every such or parcell of Land that was allotted for the same
shall revert Back to the use of the Town to be disposed of by
the Comissioners and Trustees aforesaid And be it Enacted
by the Authority afd by and with the Advice and Consent
aforesaid That it shall & may be Lawfull to and for the said
Comissioners and Trustees to make Erect and Constitute a
markett to be held once every week and a faire once every
Year to be held att such place in the said Town and att such
days in the week and time of the year as to the said Comissrs
and Trustees shall seem meet and Convenient for the Vend-
ing selling buying and purchasing all or any Sorte of Lawfull
Goods Chattells Wares or Merchandizes whatsoever with such
Rules and Orders for holding the same as to the said Comis-
sioners and Trustees aforesaid shall seem Expedient and that
all persons that shall have occasion to Come and shall Come
to such fairs or Marketts dureing the holding of such
faire or Markett shall not be Subject to any arrest nor

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