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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 279   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Oct 20-Nov. 12,1698. 279

person or persons that hath formerly taken up and Obteined
any Grants from the Lord Baltemore for any Tracts or
parcells of Land within the aforesaid Boundarys upon the
Indians deserting or leaving the said Land to Enter Occu-
py and Enjoy the same anything in this Law to the Contrary
Notwithstanding And be it further Enacted by the Authority
aforesaid That it may not nor shall be Lawfull for the Lord
Baltemore to ask have or Demand any Rents or Services for
any of the said Tracts or Dividends as may or hath been taken
up as aforesd within the said Indian Boundarys untill such time
that the takers up or Owners as aforesaid do enjoy or possess
the same any Law usage or Custom to the Contrary not-
witstanding.

An Act Impowering Trustees to purchase Land adjoyning
to the fountains of healing Waters Called the Coole Springs

Whereas by the favour of Allmighty God there hath been
of Late a discovery made of fountains of healing Waters
Called the Cool Springs in St Marys County whose healing
quality has been Experienced by many Impotent and diseased
persons to their great help and Comfort and for that so great
blessing, benefitt and Gifts of Allmighty God may not be
neglected but a right use thereof made it is most fitting and
Convenient that a particular Care should be first had of all
such poor Impotent persons as repaire thither for Care and
for tht purpose or other such Charitable or pious uses a small
Tract or parcell of Land near adjoyning may be purchased
thereon to build and erect houses for the Entertainment of the
said poor, and fuell for fireing and other such necessarys for
their reliefe the Delegates of this present Generall Assembly
Therefore pray it may be Enacted And be it Enacted by the
Kings most Excellent Maty by and with the Advice and Con-
sent of this present Generall Assembly and the Authority of
the same that the persons hereafter named may and are

Lib. L. L.

hereby Appointed Trustees for and on behalfe of this his
Matys Province of Maryland to buy & purchase in the name
of our Sovereign Lord the King his heires or successors for
pious and Charitable uses fifty Acres of Land adjoyning to
and in which the said fountains shall be included. And be it
Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That Col John Courts
Thomas Brooks Esqr Capt James Keech, Capt Jacob Morland
of St Mary's County and Capt Philip Hoskins Capt John
Bayne and Mr Benjamin Hall of Charles County or any three
of them be & are hereby Impowered Authorized and appointed

p. 169



 
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