Proprietary and his heires Lord Proprietary or Lords Proprie-
tarys of this Province under the yearly rent of one Bever Skinn
to be paid to his said Lordship and his Heires as other Rents
in this Province by the English us'd to be paid
Provided allways that it shall and may be lawfull for any
person or persons that hath formerly taken up and obtain'd
any Grants from the Lord Baltemore for any Tracts or parcells
of Land within the aforesaid Boundarys upon the Indians
Deserting or leaving the said land to enter occupy and enjoy
the Same anything in this Law to the Contrary notwithstanding.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that it
shall not nor may be lawfull for the Lord Baltemore to ask
have or demand any Rent or Service for any of the said Tracts
or Dividends as may or have been taken up as aforesaid within
the said Indians Boundarys untill Such time that the takers up
or Owners aforesd do enjoy or possess the same Any Law
usage or Custom to the Contrary notwithstanding.
September 23d 1704 September 26th 1704
Read and Assented to by Read and Assented to by her
the house of Delegates. Majestys honble Councill
W Taylard Clk hD. W Bladen Cl Concil.
Maryland October 3d 1704.
On behalf of her Majesty &c. I will this be a Law
Jo : Seymour
An Act to prevent the Growth of Popery within this Province.