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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
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198 Assembly Proceedings, November 16-December 23, 1773.

Liber R. G.

1773
p. 239
No. 6
[Preamble.]

An Act for the Division of Baltimore County and for erecting a
new one by the Name of Harford

Whereas a Considerable Body of the Inhabitants of Baltimore
County by their Petition to this General Assembly have prayed That
an Act may be passed for a Division of the said County and for
erecting a new one out of Part thereof And whereas it Appears
to this General Assembly that the erecting of a new County out
of such part of Baltimore County will conduce greatly to the
Ease and Convenience of the People thereof

[The
Bounds of
Harford
County.]

Be it therefore enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary by and with the Advice and Consent of his Governor and
the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly and the Authority of
the same that after the second Day of March next all that Part
of Baltimore County which is included within the Bounds following
to wit Beginning at the Mouth of the little Falls of Gunpowder
River and running with the said Falls to the Fountain Head and
from thence North to the Temporary Line of this Province and
thence with the Temporary Line to Susquehannah River thence with
Susquehannah to Chesapeak Bay and thence with the said Bay
including Spesutia and Pools Islands to the Mouth of Gunpowder
River and thence up the said River to the Beginning aforesaid shall
be and is hereby erected into a new County by the Name of Harford
County

[Inhabi-
tants to en-
joy the same
Privileges
as those of
other
Counties.]
[Commis-
sioners ap-
pointed to
purchase
Land in or
adjoining to
Bush-Town,
for building
a Court-
House and
Prison, &c.]

And be it enacted That the Inhabitants of Harford County afore-
said shall have hold and enjoy all such Rights and Privileges as are
held and enjoyed by the Inhabitants of any County in the Province

And be it enacted That M.r John Paca, M.r Aquila Hall, M.r
John Mathews; M.r John Hall of Cranbury, M.r Amos Garret, M.r
Richard Dallam, and M.r Benedict Edward Hall, shall be and are
hereby appointed Commissioners for Harford County aforesaid
and they or the Major Part of them shall and they are hereby author-
ized and required to buy and purchase in Fee a Quantity of Land
not exceeding four Acres of Land in or adjoining to Bush Town
on the Head of Bush River for the Purpose of building thereon a
Court House and Prison for the said County and shall cause the
said Land to be laid out by the Surveyor of Baltimore County
with good and sufficient Boundaries and a Certificate thereof to be
returned and recorded in the Records of the said County and the
said Commissioners or the Major Part of them shall draw their
Order on the Sheriff of Harford County to pay such Sum as shall
be agreed upon for the said Land and the Sheriff is hereby directed
and required to pay the said Order out of the Money here after
mentioned to be collected by him for that Purpose and such Pay-
ment for the Land aforesaid shall invest the Justices of Harford
County and their Successors with an Estate in fee simple therein for



 
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