ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
Lastly. That the county courts
should have concurring jurisdiction with the provincial courts, respecting
all kinds of crimes and offences.
An ACT to continue the acts
of assembly therein mentioned.
An ACT reviving and continuing an act, entitled, An act for amending
the public roads in Baltimore county.
An ACT for the enlargement of Baltimore-town.
| WHEREAS sundry inhabitants of Baltimore county,
by their humble
petition to this general assembly, have set forth, that there are about
eighty acres of land, lying on the east and south-east part of Baltimore-town,
very commodiously situated, and convenient to be laid out into lots,
and made part of the said town; therefore humbly pray, that it may be enacted.
| II. And be it
by the right honourable the lord proprietary, by and
the advice and consent of his governor, and the upper and lower
houses of assembly,
and the authority of the same, That the commissioners of the
and Jonathan Plowman, Isaac Vanbebber, and John Deaver, who are hereby
commissioners for the purposes herein mentioned, or the major part of
them, do, with the consent of the proprietors of the said eighty acres
of land or
thereabouts, by virtue of this act, at any time they shall see convenient
twentieth day of October next, cause the said eighty acres of land or thereabouts,
to be surveyed, and laid out into lots, streets, lanes and alleys, in such
to them shall seem convenient; and any person or persons that shall build
on the said eighty acres of land or thereabouts, after the same shall be
out into lots, as by former laws relating to the said town are directed,
the same from the proprietor or proprietors, shall have an absolute estate
inheritance in any lot or lots so to be built and purchased; but the purchaser
purchasers of any part of the said eighty acres or thereabouts, are hereby
agree with the proprietor or proprietors thereof, and not otherwise to
have title to
any the said new lot or lots to be laid out in virtue of this act.
acres of land
to be laid out
into lots, &c.
| III. And,
whereas there are divers streets, lanes and alleys, already laid out on
part of the said eighty acres of land or thereabouts, It
is hereby enacted, That
the same be confirmed, and that nothing in this act shall extend, or be
to extend, to authorise or empower the said commissioners, or any of them,
or change the same; and that the said streets, lanes and alleys, already
and which shall hereafter be laid out, in pursuance of this act, shall
and be so deemed and taken to all intents and purposes whatsoever.
not to be altered.
| IV. And be it
further enacted, That the commissioners aforesaid, or the major
part of them, shall, on or before the first day of December next, cause
and accurate survey and plat to be made of the said eighty acres of land
and of all the lots, streets, lanes and alleys, which are now laid out
same, and which shall be hereafter laid out in virtue of this act; and
the said plat
shall, by the order and direction of the justices of Baltimore county,
cause to be
recorded amongst the records of the said county, on or before the first
April next, there to remain as evidence of the boundaries, situation and
of the said lots, and of the streets, lanes and alleys, aforesaid; and
that when the
same shall be done, the said eighty acres of land or thereabouts shall
be, and are
hereby declared to be part of Baltimore-town aforesaid, to all intents
whatsoever, as fully and amply as if included originally therein, and have
immunities and privileges as the rest of the said town has, or by former
to have. Saving to his most sacred majesty, his heirs and successors,
bodies politic and corporate, and all others not mentioned in this act,
and respective rights.
to cause a
plat to be