43© LAWS of North-Carolina.
ji. D. 1768. Road, fhall, and arc hereby impowered and direfted, to make an accurate Plan thereof ; and the fara«
to return, with an Account of their Proceedings, to the next Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sef-fions
to be thereafter refpedively held for the Counties aforefaid ; and the Juftices of the laid refpec-tive
Courts are hereby direded to leceive the fame, and are thereupon ordered and authorized to appoint
fo many Overfeers of the faid Road within their refpetlive Counties, as to the faid JulUces fhall, from
Time to Time, appear convenient and neceffary ; and the faid Overfeers, and the Inhabitants of the
faid Counties, refpeflively, being contiguous to the faid Road, fliall be fubjedf to open, clear, and
work on the fame, fo to be marked, llaked, and laid out as aforefaid; under the fame Regulations,
and Ihall be liable to the fame Fines and Penalties, prefcribed and inflided on Delinquents, by an Act
of Affembly, intituled, Jn A£i to impoiver the Inferior Courts of the federal Counties tn this Pro'vince to
order the laying out ofpublic Roads, and ejlablijb andfettle Ferries ; and to appoint luhere Bridges jhall he
built, for the Ufe and Eafe of the Inhabitants of this Pro-jinct, and to clear na-vi^able Rivers arid Creeks,
An ASi for annexing Part of Northampton County to the County <j/Bute,
p. I. tTTHEREAS the Inhabitants of the upper or weflermoft Corner of Northampton County labour
y y under great Inconveniencies, in attending the Courts, and other public Meetings, of the
faid County, at the Court-Houfc tiiereof ; and being more convenient for thofe Purpofes to the County
oi Bute, are defirous of being annexed theieto :
County divided. II. B E it Enafted, by the Gevernor. Council, and Jfjemhly, and by the Juthority of the fame, That
Thomas Eaton, tf'illie Jones, and Benjamin Perfon, Efquires, be, and are hereby appointed Commilli-oners
; and they, or the Majority ot them, are required and directed, within Three Months after the
pafling of this Act, to run and mark (or caufe the fame to be done) a Line from Roanoke River Bank,
oppofite the Mouth of Stone floufe Creek, a due North Courfe to the dividing Line between this Pro-vince
and the Colony of Firginia ; and all that Part bounded to the Ealhvard, by the Line above di-rected
to be marked, and to the Northward by the Virginia Line, to where it crofles Roanoke River,
fhall be, and is hereby annexed to, and made Part of the County of Bute ; and the Inhabitants thereof
Ihall be fubject and liable to the fame Rules, Orders, Taxes, and Privileges, as any other of the In-habitants
of the faid County of Bute.
Not to hinder the HI. PRO FID ED always. That nothing herein contained fhaJl be conftrued to hinder the She-
Sheriff for dif- riffof the County of iV(j7V/&«w/)/o« from collecting or diftraining for any Taxes, or Arrears of Taxes
training for Tax- now due, and which he, as Sheriff of A'^5r/-^fl//;//o«, is or may be accountable for, from any Inhabi-as
^^^^^ within the Bounds above defcribed.
An ASl for ejlablifoing a Town on the Land of William Gray, o/j Cufhie Rfver^ in
Private. I. « T 7 H E R E A S it hath been reprefented to this Affembly that the Land of IViUiam Gray, lying
VV on the South Side of Cupie River, at a Phice known by the Name of Grafs Landing, in
Bertie County, is a pleafant and heqlthy Situation, and commodious for T'ade and Commeice ; and
the faid William Gray having acknowledged his free Confent to have One Hundred Acres ot the faid
Land laid off for a Town, which will greatly promote the Trade and Navigation of the faid River :
Windfoi erefled. jj_ B E it therefore EnaSed, by the Governor, Council, and Affembly, and by the Authority cf the fame.
That the faid One Hundred Acres of Laud, beginning at a Stake by a fniall Branch on the River Side,
and running thence North Forty Two Degrees Well One Hundred and Sixty Eight Poles; then
North Twenty One Degrees Eaft Forty Poles ; then North Sixty Five Degrees Eaft One Hundred and
Twenty Tv/o Poles, to the Centre of a Hickory, White Oak, and Maple, en the faid River Side ;
and then down the Meanders of the faid River to the Beginning ; laid off in Lots and Streets, with
Part tiiereof for a Common, according to a Plan laid before this Affembly, be, and the fame is hereby
conlUtuted, ereded, and eltablifhed a Town, and fhall be called by the Name of Windfor.
Diref>iii5 ap- m. AND be it further EnaSlcd, by the Authority aforefaid. That from and after the pafling of thi»
liainted. p^^^ Culltn Pollock, and fohn Davifon, Efquires, Thomas Ballard, William Williams, and Daiid
Stanley, Gentlemen, be, and they and every of them, are hereby conlli:uted Dircdors and TruHees,
for dcfigning, building, and carrying on the faid Town ; and they fhall ftand feized of an indefcafible
Eftate, in Fee-Simple, of and in the faid One Hundred Acres of Land, laid off as aforefaid, to and
for the Ufes, Intents, and Purpofes, hereby expreffed and declared ; except Four Lots, known and
defcribed in the aforefaid Plan by their refpedive Numbers Eleven, Twelve, Eighty Four.and Eighty
Six, which are hereby referved, to the only Ufe and Behoof of the faid William Gray, his Heirs and
Afiigns, for ever : And the faid Diiedors, or any Three of them, fhall have full Power and Authority
to meet as often as they fhall think neceffary ; and to appoint a public Quay, at fuch Place on the faid
River, within the Bound* of the faid Town, for a public I.anding, as to tiiem fhall feem meet.
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