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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 148   View pdf image (33K)
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148 Assembly Proceedings, Mar. 10, 1697/8-Apr. 4, 1698.

Lib. L. L. 2

the Authority of the same That from and after the publication
hereof That all that Tract of Land lying on the North side of
the said Division lines trees and Land Marks before Expressed
with all the Inhabitants up the Bay from the said Lines Trees
and Land marks be allway taken reputed and be in Baltemore
County and that all the Lands and Inhabitants from the said
Division Lines Trees and Landmarks on the South side of
the said Lines Trees and Land marks to the Ancient Extent
of Ann Arundell County be allways taken reputed and be in
Ann Arundell County any Law Custom or usage to the Con-
trary notwithstanding

An Act for the Naturalization of Peter Dowdee a French-
man Liveing in Somersett County.

Be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Maty by & with
the Advice and Consent of this present Generall Assembly
and the Authority of the same That Peter Dowdee Borne in
the Kingdom of ffrance but now liveing in Somersett County

p. 160

be reputed and taken as [a] Naturall born Subject of this Pro-
vince and That from henceforth he be Enabled and adjudged
to all Intents and purposes to ask Demand Challenge have
hold and enjoy any Lands Tenements Rents and Heredita-
ments within this province to which he may in any wise be
Intituled as if he were a ffree and naturall borne Subject And
also he shall & may be Enabled to prosecute maintain, avow
Iustify and defend all and all manner of Actions suites pleas
plaints and other Demands whatsoever as liberally Frankly
freely Lawfully and securely as if he had been naturall born
Subject of this Province Provided allway & it is the true

Intent and meaning of this Act That no Franchise Priviledge

or imunity is hereby given unto the said Peter Dowdee which
is any wise Contradictious or repugnant to the late Act of
Parliament made in the Seaventh and Eighth Years of the
reign of our Sovereigne Lord King William the third Intituled
an Act for preventing frauds and Regulating Abuses in the
Plantation Trade And also Provided the said Peter Dowdee
do before some Magistrate of this Province within six months
after the publication of this Act take the oaths appointed by
Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and
Supremacy and subscribe the Test any Law Statute usage or
Custom to the Contrary in any wise nothwithstanding.

p. 161

An Act for Recontinuing the late discontinued process and
proceedings of Cecill County Court,

Whereas Severall of his Matys Iustices of the peace for
Cecill County were Chosen in the said County and sent down

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