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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1755-1756
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ACTS OF THE ASSEMBLY PASSED IN
JUNE AND JULY 1755


At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
the twenty third day of June in the 5 year of the Dominion of the
Right Honourable Frederick absolute Lord and Proprietary of the
Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore &c
annoque Domini 1755 and ending the 8.th day of July following.
The following Laws were Enacted and assented to by his Ex-
cellency Horatio Sharpe Esquire Governor.

No. I An Act to Impower Ann Chambers Widow to Sell Certain Lands
which Samuel Chambers Late of Ann Arundell County Died
possessed of in fee Simple for Payment of his Debts.

Whereas the said Ann Chambers by her humble petition to this
present General assembly set forth that her Husband Samuel Cham-
bers Departed this life Intestate Leaving her and one Daughter
(their only Child) about fourteen years of age that the said Samuel
Chambers at the time of his Death was Greatly Indebted to Divers
persons as well Merchants as others in Sundry large Sums of
Sterling and Current Money on Mortgage Bonds and other Spe-
cialtys and Simple Contracts and left only a small inconsiderable
Personal Estate to Discharge the Debts aforesaid. That the said
Samuel died possessed of an Estate in fee simple in part of a Tract
of Land called Bessenton lying in Ann Arundell County aforesaid
near Bean hill (or South River) Church containing three hundred
and fifty Acres more or less and also died possessed of one Other
Tract of Land called the Obligation lying in Ann Arundell County
aforesaid Contiguous to the said Land called Bessenton Containing
thirty one acres more or less. That although the Personal Estate of
the said Samuel Chambers is Greatly insufficient to Discharge the
Debts of the said Samuel which are due on Mortgage Bonds and
Other Specialtys and Simple Contracts Yet the said Ann Chambers
by her Petition hath set forth she is desireous to Discharge all the
said Samuels Just Debts without being Compelled thereto by an
Expensive and Legal Course Provided she be Enabled by an Act of
assembly of this Province to make Sale of the aforesaid Two Tracts
or Parcells of Land, the one being Part of the said Tract of Land
called Bessenton and the Other Tract or Parcell of Land called the
Obligation (which he the said Samuel Chambers died possessed of)
or such Parts of the said Tracts or Parcel of Land as to her the said
Ann Chambers should seem Convenient to be sold to be applied to

Liber H. S.
No. i

p. 183



 
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