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To all to whom these presents shall come greeting

Whereas in and by the Statute passed on the seventh
day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and ninety four and of his Majesty's
reign the thirty fourth intitled An Act for erecting a
Penitentiary House or Houses for confining and 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 and 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 herein after described or upon
any other as convenient and proper spot of ground
situated and circumstanced as therein mentioned,
as also when such spot shall have been so fixed
upon to appoint a ffeoffee or ffeoffees to treat for the
absolute purchase in fee simple of the same and
to accept a conveyance thereof and from June to June to appoint others in the stead of those who shall die or resign And it is thereby
enacted and declared that the inheritance in fee
simple of such piece or pieces of ground with the
appurtenances shall be vested in and that the
same shall be convey'd and assured to such ffeoffee
or ffeoffees when so appointed to the use of such ffeoffee
or feoffees and his or their successors for ever to <add>and</add>

Identifier: | JB/115/101/001
"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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