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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
Volume 38, Page 322   View pdf image (33K)
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322 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 4

mitted to the Clerk of the County Court within Twenty Days
after the Entry of such Ship or Other Vessell to be Entred upon
Record And that Every Master of a ship that shall refuse to
make Oath or Affirmation According to the Directions of this Act
shall forfeit One hundred & fifty pounds sterling for the use afore-
said to be recovered as aforesaid And be it further Enacted by
the Authority aforesaid by & with the advice and Consent afore-
said that every Magistrate takeing any Recognizance or Depositions
in pursuance to the Directions of this Act shall for every recognizance
or Deposition by him so taken have and receive from the person
entring into such recognizance or Causing such Deposition to be
taken as aforesaid the sum of five shillings Currant money of Mary-
land as a fee or reward for the same to be paid by the Purchaser or
Owner of such Convict Servant.

Acts of
Oct. 1723,
ch. 7
p. 588

An Act for the Ease of the Inhabitants in Examining Evidences
relating to the Bounds of Lands And in the Manner of Obtaining

Whereas the Bounds of Land in this Province Depend Cheifly upon
Marked Trees which are Subject to Decay or upon Bays, Rivers,
Creeks or Branches the names whereof do frequently become Ob-
solete or Change by which means the true Bounds of such Lands in
Process of Time become Doubtfull and Cause Tedious and Charge-
able Law Suits to the Owners thereof and very often the Loss of their
Wherefore for the more easy Examination of Evidences in per-
petuall memory relating to Boundaries.
Be it Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietor by
and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordships Governeur and the
Upper and lower houses of Assembly and the Authority of the same
that from and After the End of this Present Session of Assembly
upon the Petition of any pson seized or possessed of Lands in his
Own or any Other Right to any of the severall County Courts
within this Province where the Land lies for a Comission to Ex-
amine Evidences to prove or perpetuate the memory of any the
bounds of such Lands or of any Other Lands whereon the Lands he
shall be so seized or possessed of shall Depend or whereto they relate
It shall and May be lawfull for the Justices of such County Court as
often as any such petition shall be to them preferred to grant a
Comission to four Substantial & Capable Freeholders wthin the
said County not being any way related to any of the Partys nor
Interested in the Land Impowering them or any three or two of them
they haveing first Taken an Oath before the said County Court or
some Magistrate Duly and Impartially to Examine and Certifie
such Evidences to Issue Sumons for all such Evidences as shall be to
them Nominated by the Petitioner or Other person Concerned to Ap-

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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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