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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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about Twenty One Thousand Eight Hundred Pounds of Tobacco
per Annum, might be erected into a new Parish.
And whereas the Reverend Mr. John Frazer, the present Incum-
bent of St. John's Parish aforesaid, having had due Notice hereof,
and making no material Objections against the passing of an Act
above pray'd: And forasmuch as the Prayer of the Petitioners
aforesaid, is thought reasonable by this present General Assembly,
to be granted as prayed,
Be it therefore Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's
Governour, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and
the Authority of the same, That from and after the Fourth Tues-
day in November next ensuing, the said Three Hundreds, viz.
Eastern-Branch, Rock-Creek and Pattowmack, from the Mouth of
the Eastern-Branch to the Fork thereof, and so up with the North-
East Branch that makes the said Fork, unto the Head thereof,
thence continuing the Course of the said Branch by a straight Line
'till it strike Patuxent River, shall be taken from St. John's Parish
aforesaid, in Prince George's County aforesaid, and be erected into
a new Parish, and called by the Name of Prince George- Parish ;
and shall from and after the Time aforesaid, by Virtue of this Act,
be deem'd, adjudg'd, reputed and taken for Prince George-Parish,
and not as Part or Parcel of the said St. John's Parish aforesaid :
And that the Boundaries aforesaid, shall always be deem'd, taken
and reputed as the undoubted Boundaries, to divide the Parish
aforesaid; and that the Inhabitants of the said Prince George-
Parish, shall have and enjoy all Benefits and Priviledges, Power
and Authorities, in every Respect, equal with any Inhabitants of
any other Parish within this Province heretofore had or hereafter
may have. And further, Giving to the several Freeholders of
Prince George-Parish aforesaid, at a certain Day to be appointed
by them, full and ample Power to elect and make Choice of the
Number of Six select Vestry-Men, at least, and Two Church-


Wardens; and also to build and found a Church therein; any Law,
Statute, Usage or Custom to the contrary, notwithstanding.
And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That it
shall and may be lawful for the Justices of Prince George's County,
upon Application to them made by the Vestry of Prince George-
Parish aforesaid, to cause to be levied in such manner as the Pub-
lick and County Levies are levied, upon the Taxable Persons in the
said Parish, so much Tobacco as will enable the said Parish to
build a Church; so that the said Sum so to be levied for that Use
do not exceed the Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds of Tobacco ;
any Law, Statute, Usage or Custom to the contrary thereof not-

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