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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 77   View pdf image (33K)
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The Lower House. 77


The within Petition being read at the Board is referred to the
House of Delegates and it's recommended that Mr Lloyd and
Mr Tilghman and other Gentlemen in Town be heard to the
Petition. Signed p Order W Bladen Cl. Co.

Likewise Ordered the Petition of the Inhabitants of Queen
Ann's County be read with the Indorsment and a Message
that came with it as follows Viz.
That whereas the Platt or Draft of Queen Ann's County
having been laid before this Board and the same fully inspected
into and debated thereon, it was the unanimous Opinion of the
said Board that the Plantation of Major John Hawkins in
Coursey's Creek being nearest the Center of the said County
is the most proper and convenient Place for the Town and
Court House to be fixt on Therefore it is referred to the House
of Delegates for their Consideration Likewise the Plat of Tal-
bot County laid before the Board as above together with the
Petition of the Inhabitants of the said County for the Court
House being fixt at the Town of Doncaster in Wye River,
which has also been inspected into, and the Opinion of the
said Board given that the said Town of Doncaster is the most
proper and convenient Place for the said Court House to be
fixed. Which is likewise referred to the Consideration of the
House of Delegates. Signed p Order
W Bladen Cl. Co.

And thereupon Mr Philemon Lloyd, Mr Tilghman and Mr
Wright were called into the House appeared and Mr Speaker
having heard what they had to say on that Petition they with-
drew. Which being debated, Put to the Question whether a
Town and the County Court House shall be erected and set-
tled on the Plantation of Mr John Hawkins in Coursey's Creek,
or not?
Carryed by Majority of Votes that a Town be erected at
Mr Hawkins Plantation in Coursey's Creek and the Court
House to be built and fixt there.
Resolved a Town be erected on the Land of Mr William
Sweatnam in Coursivall Creek in Chester River
The Honble Thomas Tench Esqr enters the House and
delivers Mr Speaker a Message relating to Mr Dumer's Pro-
posals referred to further Consideration
The Petition of some Inhabitants of Talbot County for set-
tling the Court House brought in by Colo
Lloyd and Mr Wil-
liam Coursey together with a Draught or Platt of Talbot and
Queen Ann's County, being read in the House

L. H. J.

Ordered Mr Sherwood, Mr Robert Finely, Mr Ward, and
Major Hawkins attend the House to speak to the Petition.

p. 109



 
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