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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
Volume 36, Page 519   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts Not Previously Printed. 519

Towns in the said County (not being less than five Weeks from the
time of such Election) to meet on the Lands in Dispute, and shall
Issue out Summons in Writing for all such Evidences or Witnesses
as shall be to them Nominated by either or any of the parties as thev
or either or any of them shall require the same, requiring them -to
meet at the Time and Place appointed, to give Evidence what they
know concerning the Bounds of such Land, and likewise issue out
Summons to his Lordship's Surveyor of the County, to attend the
said Commissioners at the Time and Place appointed; the Service
of all which Summons, in such Manner and form as is Usually
allowed to be good service in Cases of Sub-pcena, shall be Accounted
good in the Cases aforesaid, and that if the Surveyor of the County
aforesaid shall wilfully forbear or delay to be and appear, according
to the Tenor of the same Summons, such Surveyor so wilfully re-
fusing or delaying, shall forfeit for every such Offence, Five Hun-
dred Pounds of Tobacco to his Lordship, his Heirs and Successors,
for support of Government, to be recovered in any Court of Record,
by Action of Debt, Bill Plaint or Information, wherein no Essoyn,
Protection or Wager of Law to be allowed. And if any Witness,
so Summoned, shall neglect to appear at the time and Place Noti-
fied, or shall, when appearing, refuse to give his or their Evidence,
it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to Issue Attachment
against him, her or them, to cause him to come, or commit such
Witnesses, for such their Obstinacy, till they give their Evidence,
as the case may require.
And for the better discovery of the true Bounds of the Lands in
dispute, the Commissioners aforesaid being met at the time ap-
pointed upon the Land, may cause the said Lands, and also any other
Adjacent Lands, for their better Information, to be surveyed; and
having duly and impartially considered as well the Proofs and Alle-
gations of both parties, as all other Circumstances nearest concur-
ring with the true Intent, design and Meaning of the Original Sur-
veys, shall then and there determine and ascertain the Limits and
Bounds of the said Lands in dispute, as they or the Major part of
them, then and there Present, shall adjudge most just and reason-
able, and cause the same Lands in their Presence to be new Mark'd
out, with such Marks and Bounds as to them shall be adjudged most
plain and durable, and cause three fair Plats and Certificates thereof,
to be made by the said Surveyor, two thereof for the Contending
Parties, and the third to be fairly entred in a Book for that purpose,
to be provided by the Commissioners, at the County Charge, of
good Large strong Paper, with a Leather or Parchment Cover;
which said Book shall be lodged with the Clerk of the County where
such Lands, as aforesaid, lie, and kept among the Records of the
same County; which said Bounds so ascertained and entered, as
aforesaid, shall be and remain the Certain and undoubted Bounds


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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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