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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
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Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 6-Oct. 2, 1696. 501

Justices of the County Courts in which the said Roads lye nor
shall the same be Blacked up or turned by any person
whatsoever under the penaltys of this or any other Law
Provided to the Contrary, And it shall and may be Lawfull to
the Comissioners and Justices aforesaid to purchase of any
person or persons one acre of Land att each end of every the

Lib. L. L. 2

said Rowling Roads for the building of a warehouse therein
for the putting and secureing the Tobbacco or other Goods as
aforesaid or upon refusall or in Capacity of the Owners to sell
the same the said Comissioners and Trustees may Cause the
same to be Valued in maner and forme as aforesaid for Valuing
of the Town Land and Common which said acre of Land att
each End of every of the said Roads shall be to the use of the
said Town for building of publick Warehouses upon if they
please for the Comon use and profitt of the said Town for ever
but if the Comissrs and Trustees of the said Town shall not
build Warehouses thereon in Eighteen months after the
laying out of the same then it shall and may be Lawfull for
any other person or persons to take up the said Lotts or either
of them and build Warehouses thereon but not to Inhabitt or
Dwell which person or persons so takeing up such Lott or
lotts and building a good Substantiall Twenty foot Square
brick Warehouse upon each Lott within Eighteen months
after the takeing up the said Lotts together with his
Entring the same with the Clerk of the Town and paying the
Value sett upon the Lotts as aforesaid shall make to such
or persons a good Estate of Inheritance in ffee simple to such
Acre or Acres of Land as afd to the use of building Ware-
houses thereon and to no other use or purpose whatsoever
and whereas his sd Excellcy the Governor hath requested to
have a Certain parcell of Land in the publick pasture accord-
ing to the Demencons thereof mentioned and layd down'in
the Platt of the Town for planting or makeing a Garden
Vineard or Somerhouse or other use Be it therefore Enacted
by the Authority aforesaid That it shall and may be Lawfull

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for the said Comissioners and Trustees to lay out and allott to
his Excellency the said parcell of Land of the said Town
Pasture which shall be to his Excy and his heires and Assignes
forever in ffee simple the said Comrs keeping a Record of the
bounds thereof And for the Ascerteining of the bounds and
Limitts of the sd Town Pasture and Common and the Severall
Lotts & Dividends in the same Conteined be it Enacted by
the Authority aforesaid by and with the Advice and Consent
aforesd that the Dementions Bounds and Courses thereof shall
att all times hereafter be adjudged held taken and reputed
according to the Mapp and Platt thereof being drawn up and
presented by Richard Beard Gentleman by order and Direc-

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