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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
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280 Assembly Proceedings, Oct 20-JVov. 12, 1698.

Lib. L. L. 2

Trustees as afd with sufficient power given them whereby to
Enable them to Treat with buy and purchase in the name of
our Sovereigne Lord the King his heires or Successors forever
as aforesaid to the uses aforesaid fifty Acres of Land or under
Convenient as aforesaid and least prejudiciall to the Owners
thereof And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid
that the said Trustees herein Nominated are hereby Impowered
sometime before the tenth day of Aprill next Ensueing to meet
together upon the afd Land and then and there treat with and
agree with the Owners and all persons Interrested in the same
and buy & purchase of such Owners and persons Interrested
in the same Lands fifty Acres thereof or under near adjoyning
to and in which the sd Fountains and Springs shall be included
as aforesaid And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid
That if the person or persons in whom the Right and Property
of the said Land is shall refuse to make Sale thereof or any
other Legall Impediment shall disable him or them from make-
ing a good sure firme and indefeazable Right and Title to

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the said fifty Acres of Land or under That then the said Trus-
tees before named shall Call to their Assistance the high
Sherriffe of St Mary County aforesaid who is hereby Author-
ized and Impowered to sumon & Impannel Twelve good and
Lawfull men freeholders of St Marys County afd who upon
their Oaths shall Value the sd fifty Acres of Land or under
according as it shall be surveyed and layd out to which purpose
the said Trustees are hereby Authorized and Impowered to
Call to their Assistance the Kings Surveyor of St Marys
County aforesaid who is hereby Likewise Authorized and Im-
powered to Survey & lay out fifty Acres of Land or under as
aforsd according to the direction of the Trustees before nomi-
nated And be it further Enacted by the Authority afd that for
what sufne of money or Tobbacco the said Trustees shall agree
to be paid for the purchase of the said fifty Acres of Land or
under shall by an Equall Assessment upon the Inhabitants of
this province be leavied and paid to the Owners or other
persons by them appointed to receive the Same, And that all
and whatsoever the said Col John Courts, Thomas Brooks Esqr
Capt James Keech, Capt Jacob Moreland Capt Philip Hoskins
Capt John Bayne and Mr Benjamin Hall Trustees as aforesaid
or any three of them shall Execute and do in pursuance hereof
shall and is hereby ratifyed Confirmed and approved of and
shall for ever hereafter be taken and deemed to be Sufficient
& Valid in Law And that the said Trustees be and are hereby
Indempnifyed and Saved harmless of and from all maner of

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Suites and Damages that may att any time hereafter arise for
or by means of any Act or Acts by them to be done in and
about the premisses any Law usage or Custom to the Contrary
in any wise notwithstanding.



 
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