5o6 L A IV S of North-Carolina.
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lay ' ut a Street,
an<t make Rcgu-lationj.
To malje ti Plan
of the Town.
Jn Act^ for amending ah ASl^ intituled^ An Act, for the better Regulatioa of the 'Town
of Newbern, and for fecuring the Titles of Perfons who hold Lots in the /aid Town.
I. TTT'HEREAS the Freeholders of the Town of Neiviern did neglect to meet at the Court-
VV houfe in the faid Town on the Second Tuefday in November lafl, and elect Commiffioners,
according to jthe Directions of the faid Act
II. B E it therefori Enaiied, by the Governor, Council, and Jljfembly, and hy the Authority of the fame.
That it fliall and may be lawful for the Freeholders of the faid Town, to meet on the Fourth Tut(day
in January next, at the Court-houfe, and elect Five Freeholders to be Commiffioners, until the ulual
Time of electing Commiffioners for the faid Town ; which Election fhall be held by the Sheriff of
Craven County, in the fame Manner as fuch Elections have been heretofore held : And the Commif-fioners
fo elected, before they enter upon the Execution of their Office, fhall take the Oath by the a-bove-
recited Act directed, and thereafter fhall be veiled with, and are hereby declared to have the
fame Powers and Authorities, to all Intents and Purpofes, as if fuch Commiffioners had been elected
on the Second Tuefday in November lall ; any Law to the contrary notwithftanding.
III. AND be it further Enaded, hy the Authority aforefaid. That it (hall and may be lawful for
the faid Commiffioners, and they are hereby directed, impowered and required, to lay out a Street
from the North Side oi Pollock Street, at right Angles with the Eafl and Weil Corners of the North
Front of the Palace, to the Bounds of the Town; which faid Street fo laid out, fhall be called and
known by the Name of George Street ; and that the Street called Edin Street, from Pollock Street North-ward,
be thenceforth difcontinued ; and the Lots next adjoining the faid George Street, on the Well Side
thereof, fhall extend Weftward acrofs where the faid Street called £,;'£» Street, nov runs; and that
thofe Lots adjoining on the Eafl Side of the faid George Street, be made as nearly equal in Quantity of
Gound as may be, flrict Regard being had by the faid Commiffioners to the Improvements already
made by the Owners of fuch Lots, fo as the fame fhall be included within the Bounds and Limits of
the faid Lots by them to be laid out, and the Marks and Numbers to correfpond with the prefc-nt
Numbers of the Lots in the Square through which the faid George Street fhnll be laid out ; and that
thereafter the Owners of the refpective Lots as now laid down in the Plan of the faid Town, fhall be
intitled to the Lot to be laid out of the fame Number, and fhall hold and enjoy the fame Ellate there-,
in, as he or fhe would or could have held and enjoyed, in their refpective Lots of thofe Numbers, if
this Aft had never been made ; any Thing in any former Law, to the contary, notwithftanding.
IV. AND he it further Enabled, hy the Authority aforefaid. That the faid Commiffioners after,
having fo laid out the the faid George Street, and fet up Marks at the Corners of the feveral Squares in
the faid Town, fhall make, or caufe to be made, a fair and accurate Plan of the faid Town, with
prcper Defcriptions ; which Plan (hall for ever thereafter be deemed the true Plan of the faid Town,
and be lodged in the Secretary's Office, and one fair Copy thereof be lodged with the Clerk of tlia
faid Town, by him to be fafely kept, that all Perfons may have free Accefs thereto, on the Payment
of One Shilling : And if the faid Clerk fhall refufe or negleft to fhew the faid Plan to fuch Perfons
as (hall require the fame, and pay .the Fee aforefaid, he fhall, for every fuch Refufal or Negkd, for-feit
and pay the Sum of Twenty Shillings ; to be recovered by the Party requiring the fame, by u
Warrant before any Juflice of the Peace, with Cofls.
v. AND he it further EnaSied, hy the Authority aforefaid. That fo much of each and every
Aft, and Claufe of an Aft of AfTembly, heretofore made, as comes within the Purview of this Aft,
is and are hereby repealed and made void.
appointed for lay.
ing out (he
An A5i for laying out a Town on the Lands 0/ Richard Evans, in Pitt County, hy the
'Name of Martinborough. • .
r. WJ H E R E A S the Land of Richard Evans, on the South Side of T^r River, in Pitt County,
yV ^^'h ^^^" reprefented to this AfFenibly as a convenient Place for Trade, and the Inhabi-tants
of the faid County being defirous that a Town fhould be eftablifhed thereon :
11. B E it £nailed by the Governor, Cvunil, and A£'emhly, ani hy the Authcrity of the fame. That
fo foon as the faid Richard Evans fhall fignify his Confent in open Court of the faid County oi Pitt,
to have One Hundied Acres.of Land laid out for a Town, as herein-.Tfter is direfted, it ffiall and
may be lawful for fVyriot Ormond, Richard Evans, Charles Forbes, H,?iry Ellis, and George Evans,
Gentlemen, or the Majority of them, who are hereby nominated and appointed Commiffioners, with
full Power and Authority to lay out the faid One Hundred Acres of Land on the South Side.of T^^sir
River for a Town, by the Name of Martinborough ; and they or a Majority of them, are hereby di-refted
and impowered to lay out the fame, at and adjoining the faid River, into Lots of Hall an Acre
each, with convenient Streets, and a Place for a Church and Market.
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