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And whereas the said Lords Commissioners
have fixed upon a spot of ground called Tothill
Fields as being a spot as proper and convenient
as the spot aforesaid in the said Act mentioned
as aforesaid to the end that on the same or
part thereof together with such other lands as
thereunto adjoining as shall compose a spot
containing in the whole not less than 79 acres and one Rood
as aforesaid one or more such Penitentiary House or if
said for now such
Penitentiary Houses shall
be erected but doubts having arisen whether the said spot called Tothill Fields
being subject to rights of common can under
said virtue of the said of the 7 July
1794 be purchased for the said purpose without
fresh Parliamentary powers it has been determined
by the said Lords Commissioners that application
shall be made to Parliament as early as may
be in the course of the next Session for the obtaining
of the same such powers.

And whereas he the said Jeremy Bentham
hath proposed at his own expence but
upon such terms and conditions and for such
considerations as are hereinafter mentioned and among in particular on condition that the said spot called Tothill Fields that a spot of ground situate and composed as above described and in quantity not less than as above specified shall have been obtained by authority of Parliament for that purpose, and that he the said Jeremy Bentham be appointed to be Feoffee for the purpose of purchasing the same to erect
thereupon and adapt to the purpose aforesaid, a "Penitentiary
"House as aforesaid. Now those presents witness
and the said Jeremy Bentham for himself his
Heirs, Executors and Administrators doth covenant promise,

Identifier: | JB/117/060/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 117.


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[[notes_public::"after p. 1 copy" [note in bentham's hand]]]

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