said province, who hath or claims any land as comprized |
within the meets and descriptions of his grant more than the
quantity expressed in such grant as intended by our said ancestors
to have been thereby granted, and who shall within the space
of two years from the date hereof apply to the judges of our
land office for the time being, for a warrant to resurvey the
original tract according to its ancient metes and bounds, and to
return a certificate of such resurvey to our said land office
expressing therein the true quantity of all the land contained
within the metes and descriptions of the said original survey,
shall have the same issued to him accordingly.
And that upon return of such certificate to our said office,
(the forms of our said office being complyed with) grants shall
issue thereon to such person, thereby vesting him with a full
absolute and indefeazible estate of inheritance against us and
our heirs both in law and equity in fee simple in the lands so
as aforesaid, to be contained and described in and by the
certificate to be returned as aforesaid:
Such person paying to the proper officer of our revenue the
purchase money for such surplus land at the same rate for
every hundred acres as was formerly paid for the purchase of
every hundred acres of the quantity expressed in such original
Reserving to us and our heirs in such grant hereafter to be
issued the annual quit rents, for such surplus land at the same
rate for every hundred acres thereof, as is now payable by
virtue of the original grant for the quantity of land therein
expressed. And we do further assent and agree, and do
hereby authorize and direct that our proper officers of our
revenue give to all intents and purposes both in law and equity,
to the person complying with the requisites aforesaid a full
discharge from and against all purchase money and
arrearages of rent, whatsoever that may be due and payable to us
from the respective dates of such original grants, for or by
reason of such surplus land as aforesaid, any thing in any
former proclamation or instruction contained to the contrary
hereof in any wise notwithstanding.
And this our proclamation we have caused to be entered
on record in our said land office and other offices of our
revenue, there to remain as a rule and direction to our proper
officers, touching the premises. Witness our trusty and well
beloved Horatio Sharpe, Esq. governor and commander of
our said province, this 17th day of January, in the fifth year
of our dominion, Annoq. Domini, 1756.
J.ROSS, Ck. Coun.
HORATIO (The Great Seal in) SHARPE.
LIBER T.I. No. 9. fol. 42.