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FRANCIS NICHOLSON, Esq; Governor.
1696.
Assembly, and every other Person and Persons having a Lot of land in the
Town, and residing there, or a Trade in the Town-Pasture, shall be deemed
and taken as Freemen of the Town aforesaid, and no other.  Saving that all
Merchants, Masters, Mates, Gunners, Carpenters and Boatswains, that make
this Port their constant Port of Trade, by two Voyages or at least, shall have
and enjoy the Privilege of Freemen during their Residence, or residing at the
Port aforesaid.

    XIV.  And for Encouragement of all Sorts of Tradesmen, or Men of Calling,
to come and inhabit in the Town aforesaid, be it Enacted  by the Authority
aforesaid,
that when any Baker, Brewer, Tanner, Dyer, or any such Tradesmen,
that by the Practice of their Trade may any ways annoy or disquiet the
Neighbors or Inhabitants of the Town, it shall and may be lawful for the
Commissioners and Trustees aforesaid, to allot and appoint to such Tradesmen
such Part or Parcel of Land, out of the present Town Pasture, as to the said
Commissioners shall seem meet and convenient, for the Exercise of such Trade,
a sufficient Distance from the said Town as may not be Annoyance thereto, not
exceeding the Quantity of one Lot or Acre of Land to any one Tradesman as
aforesaid.  And provided the same Trade, and Lots of Land for that Use,
may be as near together and contiguous as the Nature of the Trade will allow
of, without hindering or annoying one another.  Which said Appointment
and Parcel of Land aforesaid, allotted by the Commissioners and Trustees
aforesaid, shall be to such Persons Tradesmen and their Heirs for ever, and
to the Maintainance of such Trade, and not otherwise.  And upon their
Failing to use such Trade by the Space of Eighteen Months, every such or
Parcel of Land, that was allotted for the same, shall revert back to the Use
of the Town, to be disposed of by the Commissioners and Trustees aforesaid.

    XV.  And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, by and with the Advice
and Consent aforesaid,
That it shall and may by lawful to and for the said
Commissioners and Trustees, to make, erect, and constitute a Market to be held
once every Week, and a Fair once every Year, to be held at such Place in
the said Town, and at such Days in the Week, and Time of the Year, as to
the said Commissioners and Trustees shall seem meet and convenient, for
the vending, selling, buying and purchasing all or any Sort of lawful Goods,
Chattels, Wares or Merchandizes whatsoever, with such Rules and Orders
for holding the same, as to the said Commissioners and Trustees aforesaid shall
seem expedient.  And that all Persons that shall have Occasion to come, and
shall come to such Fairs or Markets, during the holding of such Fair or Market,
shall not be subject to any Arrest, nor be arrested by any Officer whatsoever,
during such Person's continuance in the said Fair or Market, except
in Cases of Treason, Murder, or Felony; but in all other Cases, during his or
their continuance in the said Market or Fair, and coming to, and going from
the same, shall be saved and kept harmless by the Tenor of this Act.

    XVI.  And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all those
Deeds, Obligations, Writings, and Evidences, made by and between his Excellency
Francis Nicholson, Esq; Captain General and Governor of this Province of
the one Part, and Anthony Workman of Kent Island in the County of Talbot, of
the other Part, and William Freeman, Bricklayer, of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania,
of the other Part, concerning a Lot of Land in the said Town, and Building a
House thereon, to the Use of the said Anthony Workman during his natural Life,
and after his Decease, to the Use of the Free-School of this Town for ever,
bearing Date the Eighth Day of June, Anno Domini 1696, and ordered to be
recorded in the Journal of the Governor and Council, and the House of Burgesses,
of this General Assembly, be of absolute and full Force, and available in
Law to the Uses therein expressed, according to the true Intent and Meaning
thereof, any defect in Form, or want of Form in the same, notwithstanding.
                                            Examined and Compared with the Record, REVERDY GHISELIN,
                                                                                                                  THOMAS BACON.

 

CHAP.
 XXIV.








Tradesmens
Lots.
























Markets and
Fairs.



















The Deeds 
relating to
the School-House,
confirmed.
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