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54- the fecond, intituled, en ail fcr eficbl'fitng a town on the land 0/ Jonathan Phelps, c/Perquimons county* ; which term of five year» is no.v expired, and many of the lots in the laid town of Hertford not laved agreeable to the before re-clici. act. II. B'it therefore entitled, by the Governo-, Cvtncil, and Affemblv, and it is hereby enabled, by the authority of the fame, that every lot in the laid town of Hertford, on which a hou!e fhall be erected and built, of the dimenfions menti. oned in the laid recited aft, within the (pace of three years after the date of the conveyance made for the fame fhall be and are hereby declared to be vcfted in the grantee thereof, in fee-fnnple ; any thing in either of the aforeiaid acts to the contrary notwithstanding; III. A11O whereas feveral directors of the fa<d town are dead or removed, whereby their offices are become vacant • Be it therefore enaihd, by the authority aforef.id, that from and after the palling of this aft, John Harvey, John Clay. ton, Seth Sumner, William Skinner, and Francis Nixon, be, and are hereby appointed directors of the laid town • arid may ufe and exercife the fame pgweis and authorities, as the directors appointed by the before recited act could or might have exerclfed, tiled or enjoyed, by virtue of the lame : and in cateof the death, refulal to aft, or removal out ut the county of of any of the fai-d directors, the furviving or other directors, or the'majority of them, fhall and they are hereby impowered and required, to choole another direftor or directors, in the room of him or them fo dyiiitT, refilling to aft, or re moving out of the county, agreaole to the directions of the laid aft. j IV. V. VI. dr VII. Obfolete. VIII. And he it Jurther cnail, d, by the authority afore/aid, that this act (hall continue and be in force for and timing the term of feven years, from and after the palling thereof, and from thence to the end of the next leilion of Affem-biy, and no longer, "p. 33. Chap. XXVI. An ail for eftablljfhing a town on the landofWAWzm Gray, on Cuiliie river, in Bertie county. J. \ "\ ,'HFREAS it hath been repreieiued to this All'embiy that the land of William Gray, lying on the fouth fide cf V V Cufhie river, at a place known by tne mine of Gray's landing, in Bertie couutv, is a pleafant and healthy fi-tuation and commodious for trade and co amerce ; and tf.e laid IVHiam Gray having acknowledged his tree conient to have one hundred acres of the laid laud laid, off for a to »vn, which will greatly promote the trade and navigation pf the laid river : II. Be it therefore enailed, by the Governor, Council, and AJfcmbly, and by the autho itv ofthefam?, that the faid one hundred acres 01 land, beginning at a flake by a fmall branch on the rivei tile, and running thence north forty two de-grees weft one hundred and fix. --y eight poles ; then nortli twenty oie d;gr„es er.t tariy pjles ; then north lietv five degrees eaft one hundred and twenty two poles, to the centre of a hickory, white oik, and maple, on the laid river fide ; and then dou/n the meanders of the faid river to the beginning ; iaid off in lots and itreets, with part thereof for a common, according to a plan laid before this AlTenib'y, be, and the lame is hereby conftituted, erected, and eiiablilj}. ed a town, and lhall be called bv the name of Wlndfor. II!. And be it further ensiled, by the authority afore/aid, that from and after the palling of this aft, Cullen Fc/kck, and John Daw/on, EfquireS, Thonu-s Ballard, (Viilfam Will m , and O a id Stanley, gentlemen, be, and they and e-very of them, are hereby conftituted directors and n uftees, for delignmg building, and carrying on the laid town ; ami they lhall (land fefted o; an indefeafj le eftate, in fee-iimple, of and in the laid one hundred acres of land, laid oil' as aforefaid, to and for the ulf s, intent;, and pjrpofes, hereby exprelled and declared ; except four lo:s, known and cleicribed in the aforefaid plan by the ir re'pect.ye cumbers eleven, twelve, eighty four, and eighty fix, which are here-by referved, to the only ufe ar.el behoof ot-the (kid William Gray, his heirs andalfigns, forever : and the faid direft-prs, or any three of them, (ball have lull power and authprity to meet as oiten as they fhall think neceiiary ; and to appoint a public quay, at fuels place on tiie ia.d river, within tne bounds of the laid town, for a public landing, as to them lhall fee in meet. IV. And whereas fubferip'ions have already been made for the greateff part of the lots laid off in the faid town ; Beit er.ailid,by the mthority ajo'tjt.id, that the laid direftprs, cr a majority of them, within lix montns alter the pafling ol this aft, lhall appoint a time, and give public notice ttiereot for meeting the fnblcribers on the faid land, for determining the property pf each particular jot, which fhall be drawn by ballot, in a fair manner, by the di-rection, and in Jie prelence of a majority of .he laid directors at leaft ; and each fubferiber lhall be intitled to the lot or lots which fhali happen to be drawn for him, and correlpond with the number contained in the aforeiaid plan of the laid town : and the laid directors, cr a majority of them, fhall make and execute deeds for granting and con-veying the faid lots contained in the faid town, to the respective fubferibers for the fame, theii heirs and alligns, for ever; and alio to every other peifon and pei Ions who fhall punhale any other lot or lots in the laid town, at the proper cofband charges of the grantee or grantees to whpm the lame Shall be conveyed, and every ptrfon claiming any lot or lots in the laid town by virtue ol any fuch ccpveyai.ee, fhall and may hold and enjoy thefame in fee-fimple. V. Provided nevtrthclejs, That the grantee or grrnteet of any lot or lets in the laid town lo combed, fhall, with-in three years next after the <ia:e of the eonveyai.ce for the fa.; e, ertft, build, a id finilli, on each lot lo conveyed, one well framed or brick houfe, fifteen feet lejuai cat the leaf!, and ten feet pitch in the clear, or proportionable to fnch dimenfioiis if fuch grantee or grantees fhall have two or more loK.contiguous : and if the owner ol any lot m thfe faiu town fhall tail to purfiie or comply wiih the el reftioruj by this at 1 | refcriDi I, for building and (unfiling a houfe jhcreon, then fuch lo: upon which fuch Louie lhall net be built and fiaifljed in maimer J'erJa.d, lhall be rcvefted
the fecond, intituled, en ail fcr eficbl'fitng a town on the land 0/ Jonathan Phelps, c/Perquimons county* ; which
term of five year» is no.v expired, and many of the lots in the laid town of Hertford not laved agreeable to the before re-clici.
II. B'it therefore entitled, by the Governo-, Cvtncil, and Affemblv, and it is hereby enabled, by the authority of the
fame, that every lot in the laid town of Hertford, on which a hou!e fhall be erected and built, of the dimenfions menti.
oned in the laid recited aft, within the (pace of three years after the date of the conveyance made for the fame fhall be
and are hereby declared to be vcfted in the grantee thereof, in fee-fnnple ; any thing in either of the aforeiaid acts
to the contrary notwithstanding;
III. A11O whereas feveral directors of the fa|