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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1717-April, 1720
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carry on their respective Trades therein, the Corporation of
the said City have supplicated this General Assembly, That
Twenty more small Lots should be laid out and added to the
said City; Be it therefore Enacted, by and with the Authority,
Advice and Consent aforesaid, That the said Commissioners,
or the major Part of them, by this Act nominated and ap-
pointed, shall cause Ten Acres of the Public Pasture, lying
on the North Side of the said City, and to the Eastward of the
Ferry Road that leads by the Hill whereon the Powder-
House now stands, to be surveyed and staked out into Twenty
Lots, to be taken up by any Person or Persons that shall build
a Dwelling-house upon the same, according to the Directions
of the aforesaid Act for erecting Ann-Arundel and Oxford
Towns into Ports and Towns ; which Taking-up and Building
upon as aforesaid, upon paying to the Proprietors of the said
Ten Acres, what sum the said Commissioners, or the major
Part of them, shall assess and award to be paid for each
Lot, shall, by virtue of this Act, make and vest a sure and
indefeasible Estate in Fee, in and to the respective Takers-up
and Builders thereon, and to their Heirs and Assigns, in all
or any the aforesaid Twenty Lots so to be laid out as afore-
said; any Law, Statute or Usage to the contrary notwith-
standing.
V. Provided nevertheless, and it is the true Intent and
Meaning of this Act, That no Person alreadv possessing a Lot,
or any Part of a Lot, within the said City, shall have Liberty to
take up any of the said Twenty Lots, for and during the
Space of Two whole Years from the laying out the said
Twenty Lots; nor shall any Person take up any the said

Twenty Lots in the Name of any other for his own Use.
VI. And for the continuing the Succession of Commis-
sioners and Surveyor until the Business referred to them be
compleated ; Be it Enacted as aforesaid, That in case of the
Death or Absence of any the said Commissioners or Surveyor,
that the Survivors be, as they are hereby, impowered to choose
others, by Majority of Voices, to serve in the stead or Place
of such as are absent or deceased; and also that the said
Commissioners be allowed each Fifteen Shillings per Day for
their Attendance ; and that all Charges arising on the Exe-
cution of this Law, shall be ascertained by the said Commis-
sioners, and Satisfied and raised by an equal Assessment by
the Lot, upon the several Proprietors thereof, to be levied in
such Manner as the said Commissioners, shall direct ; and the
said Commissioners, or the major Part of them, are hereby
impowered and authorized to enquire if any Thing be due ;
and, if any Thing, what is due from the Public for any Part
of the Lands laid out in the City aforesaid, for the Use of the

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