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To all to whom these presents shall come greeting —

Whereas in & by the Statute passed on the seventh day of July in the
Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred & ninety four & of his Majesty's Reign the thirty
fourth intitled an Act for erecting a Penitentiary House or Houses for confining & employing
Convicts power is given to the Lord High Treasurer or the Commissioners of the Treasury for the
time being to fix upon a proper spot of ground upon which shall be erected one or more Penitentiary
House or Houses for the purpose of confining & employing in Hard Labour such Convicts
as shall be removed thither by order of his Majesty his heirs or Successors under the
powers therein mentioned to wit either upon a certain piece or pieces of ground [therein and situate lying &
herein after described ] living at Battersea Rise in the Parish of Battersea in the County of Surry situate lying and
being at Battersea Rise in the Parish of Battersea in the County of Surry therein and
herein after described
and therein particularly described or upon any other as convenient
and proper spot of ground [situated and circumstanced as therein mentioned] which
may be purchased under the powers of the said Act , and which shall be Situated within
any one of the respective Counties therein in that behalf referred to as being in and by
a Statute of the iyth Year of his said Majesty's reign ++ for that purpose named and

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specified, to wit the Counties of Middlesex, Essex , Kent and Surrey, as also where
such spot shall have been so fixed upon to appoint a Feoffee or Feoffees to treat for the absolute
purchase in fee simple of the same & to accept a conveyance thereof & from time to time to
appoint others in the Head of those who shall die or resign — And it is hereby enacted and declared
that the inheritance in fee simple of such piece or pieces of ground with the appurtenances
shall be vested in & that the same shall be conveyd & assured to such Feoffee or Feoffees when so
appointed to the use of such Feoffee or Feoffees & his or their Successors & the said Feoffee or
Feoffees for the time being is & are thereby made & declared to be a Corporation Sole or a Corporation
Aggregate as the case shall happen to be for the special purpose of being capable to take & hold
in perpetual succession such piece or pieces of ground with all buildings & erections thereon &
other the appurtenances thereto belonging or to belong , for the use & purposes of the said Act -
And Whereas We the said Commissioners, after due & deliberate consideration of the spot hereinafter
particularly described being a spot situated within one of the four Counties in that behalf abovementioned
to wit at within the County of — have deemed & determined the
same to be a proper & convenient spot for the purpose aforesaid , and moreover after due and
deliberate comparison thereof with the said spot at Battersea Rise have deemed & determined
the said spot at to be not only as proper & convenient as the said spot at Battersea
Rise but upon the whole still more proper & convenient Now know ye — that for the
accomplishment of the good purposes in & by the said Act declared & in pursuance of the

Identifier: | JB/115/093/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 115.


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j whatman


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admiral pavel chichagov


jeremy bentham

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