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David Scot, Michael Kearnes, and James Daugherty, gentlemen, trustees, to be by them, or any three of them, laid out into loss of half an acre each, with convenient streets, which shall be, and the saine are here. by established a town, by the name of Morgans-town. So soon as the said fifty acres of land shall be so laid off into lots and streets, the said trustees or the major part of them, shall proceed to sell the said lots, at pubJic auction, for the best price that can be had, the time and place of which shall be previously advertised for two months in the Virginia Gazelle; the purchasers to hold the said lots respectively, subject to the condition of building on each a dwelling-house, eighteen feet square at least, with a brick or sione chimney, to be finished fit for habitation within four years from the day of sale: And the said trustees, or the major part of them, shall, and they are hereby empowered, to convey the said lots to the purchasers thereof in fee simple, subject to the condition aforesaid, and pay the money arising from the sale thereof to the said Zackquell Morgan, or his legal representatives. The said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power from time to time, to seule and determine all disputes concerning the bounds of the said lots, and to settle such rules and orders for the regular building of houses thereon, as to them shall seem best and most convenient; and in case of the death, removal out of the county, or other legal disability, of any of the said trustees, it shall be lawful for the other trustees, to elect and choose so many other persons in the room of those dead, removed, or disabled, as shall make up ibe number: the trustees, so chosen, shall to all intents and purposes, be vested with the saine powers as those particularly named in this act. The purchasers of the lots in the said town, so soon as they shall have built upon and saved the same, arcording to the cou.diuns of their respective deeds, shall be entitled to, and have and enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities, which the freeholders and inhabitants of other towns in this state, not incorporated, hold and enjoy. If the purchaser of any lot shall fail to build thereon within the time before limited, the said trustees, or the major part of them, may thereupon enter into such lot, and sell the same again, and apply the money towards repairing the streets, or in any other way for the benefit of the said town. Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall be construed or taken, so as to authorize the said trustees to sell any lot, that may have already been sold and conveyed by the aforesaid Zackquell Morgan, nor to re-enter the same, provided the holder thereof shall build a house of such dimensions as is herein before directed, within the space of four years after the passing of this act.

CHAP. XcvIII.
An act giving further time to the pur.

chasers of lots in the town of Moor-
field to build thereon.

Further time I. WHEREAS the purchasers of lots in the town allowed to of Moorfield, in the county of Hampshire, from the improve lots in Moorfield.

la difficulty of procuring materials have not beeu able to

build on their said lots within the time prescribed by law:

II. Be it therefore enacted, That the further time of three years, from the passing of this act, shall be allowed the purchasers of lots in the said town to build mpon and save the same.

CHAP. XCIX
An act for giving further time to the

proprietors of lots in the town of
Bath to make improvements there.

on. Further tirae allowed to I. WHEREAS by an act of the general assembly, improve lots : in town of

intituled “ An act for establishing a town at the Warm Batte. Springs, now called Bath, in the county of Berkeley,"

it was, among other things, directed, that the purchasers of lots in the said town should, within iwelve months from the day of sale, build upon each of the said lots a dwelling-house, twelve feet square, fit for habitation. And whereas it has been represented to this present general assembly, that the time limited for building upon and saving the said lots was of too short a period:

II. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the purchasers of lots in the said town shall be allowed until the first day of October, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, as a further time to build upon and save the same; any thing in the said recited act to the contrary, notwithstanding.

CHAP. C.
An act to establish a town on the land
of James Gordon, in the county of
Lancaster.

I. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That To

Town of

“ Gordonsville, filty acres of land, the property of James Gordon, in Lancaster' lying between the eastern and western branch of Coro- county, eslatoman river, in the county of Lancaster, shall be, and blished. they are hereby vested in Edwin Conway, John Berryman, Henry Towles, James Wallace Ball, George Carter, Joseph Ball Downman, John Gordon, Thomas Gaskins, and James Ball, junior, gentlemen, trustees, to be by them, or a majority of them, laid out into lots of half an acre each, with convenient streets, and established a town, by the name of Gordonsville. So soon as the said fifty acres of land shall be laid oil into lots and streets, the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall proceed to sell the same at public auction, for the best price that can be had, the time and place of which sale shall be previously advertised for two months in the Virginia Gazelie. The purchasers to hold the said lots l'espectively, subject

to the condition of building on each a dwelling-house. sixteen feet square at least, with a brick or stone cbim. ney, to be finished fit for habitation within three years from the day of sale; and the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall, and they are bereby empowered. to convey the said lots to the purchasers thereof in fee. subject to the condition aforesaid, and pay the money arising from the sale thereof to the said James Gordon, or his legal representatives. The said trustees, or the major part of them, shall have power from time to time to settle and determine all disputes concerning the hounds of the lots, and to establish such rules and orders for the regular building of houses thereon, as to them shall seem hest and convenient; and that in case of the death, resignation, or other legal disability of any one or more of the said trustees before named, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees to elect and choose others in their stead; which trustees so chosen, shall, to all intents and purposes, be vested with the same power and authority as any other in this act particularly nominated and appoinied. The purchasers of lots in the said town, so soon as they shall have built upon and saved the same, according to the conditions of their respective deeds of conveyance, shall then be entitled to, and liave and enjoy, all the rights, privileges, and immunities, which the freeholders and inhabitants of other towns in this state, not incorporated, hold and enjoy.

II. If the purchaser of any lot shall fail to build thereon within the time before limited, the said trustees, or a majority of them, may thereupon enter into such lot, and sell the same again, and apply the money for the benefit of the inhabitants of the said town.

CHAP. C.

An act for establishing a tourn on the

lands of Landon Carter, in the couniy of Fauquier. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That fifty Town of Ca

rolandville, in acres of land, being part of a large trart belonging to mujer Landon Carter, genilemau, lying at a place called courly esta Norman's Ford, in the county of Fauquier, be, and bished. the same is hereby vested in Joho Blackwell. Humphrey Brooke, George Fitzhugh, William Pickell, and Thomas Helm, gentleinen, trusters, to be by them, or any three of them, laid out into lots of ball an acre each, wiib convenient streets, which shall be, and the same is hereby established a town, by the nanie of Carolandville: That so soon as the said fifiy acres of land shall be so laid off into lots and streets, the said crustees, or any three of them, shall proceed to sell the same at public auction, for the busi price that can be had, the time and place of which sale shall be previously advertised for one inonth in the Virginia Gazette: The purchasers to fold the said lous respectively, subject to the condition of building on each a dwelling house, four hundred square feet at least, with a brick or stone chimney, to be linished fit for babitation within four years from the day of sale; and the said trustees, or any three of them, shall, and they are hereby empowered, to convey the said lots to the purchasers ihereof in fee-simple, subject to the condition aforesaid, and pay the money arising from the sale thereof to the said Landon Carter, or lis legal representatives. The said trustees, or any three of them, shall have power from time to time, to settle and determine all disputes concerning the bounds of the lors, and establish such rules and orders for the regular building of houses thereon, as to them shall seem best and convenient; and that in case of the death, removal out of the county, or other legal disability, otany one or more of the said trustees, ii shall be lawful for the surviving or reinaining trustees to elect and choose others in the room of those dead or disabled; which trustees so chosen, Vob. mi.

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