Laws of Maryland, 1788
1788. LAWS of MARYLAND.
Lots to be distributed among the soldiers, &c. one hundred lots set apart to fulfil the engagements of lands to recruiting officers, Be it enacted, That two thousand five hundred and seventy-five of the aforesaid lots, lying in the most fertile part of the county, and contained in the following limits, to wit, beginning at the mouth of Savage river, and running with the north branch of Patowmack river to the head thereof, then north with the present supposed boundary line of Maryland until the intersection of an east line to be drawn from the said boundary line, with a north course from the mouth of Savage river, will include the number of lots aforesaid, to be distributed by lot among the said soldiers and recruiting officers, and their legal representatives, by the commissioner or commissioners hereafter to be appointed by the governor and council as aforesaid.
And officers, &c. VI. And be it enacted, That part of the remaining lots be distributed by lottery among the officers, and the representatives of the officers, of the Maryland line, who served to the end of the war, who were deranged by any of the reforms of the army, who were killed or died of their wounds received in battle, those who were disabled from further service by wounds received, in consequence thereof retired, and those who died a natural death while in the service with the army; each officer, or his representative, to have four lots.
To be adjacent, &c. VII. And be it enacted, That the lots so granted to the officers aforesaid, shall be adjacent to those herein before directed to be distributed among the soldiers, and shall be contained within the following limits, to wit, by extending the aforesaid north course from the mouth of Savage river until its intersection with an east line to be drawn from the aforesaid supposed boundary line of Maryland, will include the necessary number, allowing to each officer, or his representative, four lots as aforesaid.
And distributed by lot, &c. VIII. And be it enacted, That the said lots shall be distributed by lot among the said officers and their representatives, by the commissioner or commissioners to be appointed by the governor and council as aforesaid, each ticket to contain four lot contiguous to each other, or as nearly so as may be.
Lot secured, &c. IX. And be it enacted, That the lot on which William Howell lives be secured to the legal representative of _____ Howell, son of the said William, which said son was a soldier in the Maryland line, and died in the service of his country; and that in case the said son shall not have left a legal representative, entitled by law to the said lot, the same be secured to the aforesaid William Howell, his heirs and assigns, for ever.
Remainder to be sold. X. And be it enacted, That the remainder of the said lots be sold for any kind of specie certificates of this state, to be paid at the time of sale.
Allowance to assistants.
XI. And, whereas it appears to this general assembly, that ten assistant surveyors have been employed by the said Francis Deakins in the execution of the said survey seven hundred and seventy-five days, to wit, Henry Kemp one hundred and twenty days, Daniel Cresap fifty-eight days, Laurence Bringle, ninety-eight days, Benjamin Price eighty-eight days, John Tomlinson fifty-eight days, Jonas Hogmire eighty-four days, Thomas Orm seventy days, John Hooker ninety-two days, John Lynn fifteen days, William Hoye ninety-two days, Be it enacted, That there be allowed to each of the said assistants the sum of ten shillings current money per day.
Assembly cannot give orders, &c. XII. And be it enacted, That as to the lands patented or taken up within the manors and the reserves aforesaid, the general assembly cannot with propriety give orders for any disposition thereof, but that the cases of each ought to be stated by the governor and council, and the attorney-general's opinion taken, so that the claim of the state may be prosecuted or relinquished, as law and justice may require.
Lands may be taken up, &c. XIII. And be it enacted, That any of the said lands, not herein before appropriated, and any other lands in this state now vacant, and to affect which no
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1788, Allegany and Garrett Counties, Maryland.