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1696.
WILLIAM III.
CHAP.
 XXIV.

Governor
Nicholson's
Land.



Beard's Map
established.













His Lordship's
Land 
within the
Town, how
to be valued
and paid for.







Commissioners
impowered
to hold
Courts,



















and make
Bye-Laws,
&c.






Who are to be
deemed Freemen
of the
Town.
thereof mentioned and laid down in the Plat of the Town for planting or
making a Garden, Vineyard or Summer-House, or other Use; And Be it therefore
Enacted,
by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for
the said Commissioners and Trustees, to lay out and allot to his Excellency,
and his heirs and Assigns for ever, in Fee-simple, the said Commissioners
keeping a Record of the Bounds thereof.

    X.  And for the ascertaining of the Bounds and Limits of the said Town-Pasture
and Common, and the several Lots and Dividends in the same contained,
be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, by and with the Advice and Consent
aforesaid, That the Dimensions, Bounds and Courses thereof, shall at all
Times hereafter, be adjudged, held, taken and reputed, according to the Map
and Plat thereof, being drawn up and presented by Richard Beard, Gent. by
Order and Directions of his Excellency, carefully examined, and sealed with 
the Great Seal of the Province at the four Sides thereof, and upon the Backside
thereof sealed with this Excellency's Seal at Arms, on a red Cross with
red Tape, and remaining in the Secretary's office, or to be hung up in the
Court-House.

    XI.  And whereas Part of this Town-Land belonging to the Right Honourable
Charles Lord Baron of Baltimore, to whom Application hath been
made to bestow the same upon the Town, Gratis; which if his Lordship
shall be pleased so to do, lest any Person or Persons, whose Lots may happen
to be within the same, should thereby claim, or pretend an Impunity against
the payment of the Charge assessed to each lot, according to the Value thereof
for other lots, And Be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, that the same
Land shall notwithstanding be valued as the other Town-Land, and each respective
Person pay his proportionable Part to the Commissioners and Trustees
for the Use of the Town.

    XII.  And further, the said Commissioners or Trustees, or the major Part
of them, or not less than the Number of Three at least, are hereby authorized
and impowered to hear and determine all or any Action, Suit or Difference,
arising between the Townmen or Freemen of the said Town, for
any Thing accruing in the Town, not exceeding the Sum of Five pounds
Sterling, or One Thousand Pounds of Tobacco, or the Value thereof in other
Goods or Merchandizes, and to award Judgment and Execution thereon:
And to that Purpose to make and constitute such and so many Officers as shall
be requisite for the Holding of a Court of Judicature, such as Clerk, Crier,
Attorneys or Sollicitors; the Sheriff of Ann-Arundel County being always
obliged to attend them:  And to settle and mark such reasonable Fees and
Allowances to them, not exceeding Half the Fees allowed to the Officers of
County Courts; and to punish all Misdemeanors and Breaches of the Peace,
not extending to Life or Member, committed or done within the said Town;
and to impose any Fine or Fines, either upon the Officers or Suitors to the
said Court, for any Neglect or Contempt of the Authority of the said Court,
or otherwise; and the same to execute, not exceeding the Sum of Twenty
Shillings Sterling, or Two Hundred pounds of Tobacco, in any such Fine
to be to the Use of the said Town.  And the said Commissioners and Trustees
aforesaid, are likewise hereby impowered to make such orders, from
Time to Time, as Need shall require, and to make such Bye-Laws, Rules
and Order, for the good Government and Regulating the Inhabitants of the
said Town, not being dissonant, but (as near as may be) consonant and agreeable
to the good Laws of England, and this Province.

    XIII.  And it is hereby Declared, That his Excellency Francis Nicholson, 
Esq; present Governor of this province, and the Members of his Majesty's
most Honourable Council, and the several Burgesses of this present General



 
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