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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
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Acts. 247


Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's
Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the
Authority of the same, That a further Sum, not exceeding the Sum
of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds Current Money, be Applied to
the Purposes aforesaid, and that the Honourable Benjamin Tasker,
Esq; the Honourable Edmund Jenings Esq; Dr. Charles Carroll,
Mr. Vachel Denton, and Capt. Robert Gordon, or the Majority of
them, are hereby Impowered and Authorized to Apply the same
(to be paid to them or their Order in manner herein after Directed)
in and towards such Repairs of the Council-House, the Stadt-House,
and the Parade in Annapolis, already made or to be made, as they
shall think most proper, and that the Commissioners or Trustees for
Emitting the Bills of Credit by Act of Assembly, shall Issue and Pay
the said Money according to the Directions of the said Benjamin
Tasker, Esq; Edmund Jenings, Esq; Dr. Charles Carroll, Mr. Vachel
Denton, and Capt. Robert Gordon, or the major Part of them.

Session
Laws
250 1. appro-
priated for
repairing
the Publick
Buildings.

An Act to Cut of the Entail of a Parcel of Land called Ropers Neck
and to enable Benjamin Howard to Convey the same in Fee in
Exchange for other Lands.
Whereas Benjamin Howard of Ann Arundell County by his peti-
tion to this General Assembly has set forth that he is seised in ffee
Tail of and in Two hundred and thirty acres of Land Part of a Tract
of Land in the same County called Ropers Neck which being Chiefly
Cleared of wood and almost Surrounded with other Lands belonging
to a Certain Thomas Rutland is altogether Inconvenient and unfitt
for him to settle upon and that therefore he had agreed with the same
Thomas Rutland to whom the same land lyes Convenient to Ex-
change the same for another Tract of Land Consisting of Sundry
parcells to wit Oven Wood Thickett Containing two hundred Acres
Part of Howards Addition thirty Acres and part of Devalls Range
One hundred Acres all lying Contiguous to Each other and Com-
posing one Convenient Body of Land well Timbered and Convenient
for the said Petitioner and therefore prayed that an Act might be
made to Cut of the Entail of the said Land called Ropers Neck and
to enable him to Convey the same in Fee in Exchange for the afore-
said other Parcells of Land abovementioned. Be it therefore enacted
by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary by and with the
Advice and Consent of his Lordships Governour and the Upper and
Lower Houses of Assembly and the Authority of the same that the
said Benjamin Howard be and is hereby vested seised and possessed

Chapter III
Liber
B. L. C.
p. 216

of and in all that the aforesaid Parcell of Land called Ropers neck
with all and Singular the Appurtenances thereunto belonging here-
tofore devised in Fee Tail by a Certain Thomas Roper to his Daugh-
ter Mary Grandmother of the said Benjamin as of an Estate in Fee
simple to him his Heirs and Assignes and to the only proper Use
and behoofe of him the said Benjamin Howard his Heirs and

p. 217



 
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