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Preface 



It may not be amiss to state that the records herein contained were 
printed in the main from the First Book of Baltimore Town. Viewed 
through modern spectacles the handiwork of the recordmaker of 1729 
is a queer production. 

In giving that handiwork to the general public — ^now upward of two 
hundred years after it was begun — ^an effort has been made to preserve 
the eccentricities of the English of the day, or, perhaps, as better 
expressed, the liberties taken with the English of the day have not 
been disturbed by the transplanting process. They are given very 
accurately in this — their typographical coimterpart 

The pen has been faithfully followed by the type. The one object 
was to produce the records — spelling, punctuation and all, and to 
portray, as far as possible, general characteristics. To an extent, at 
least, this has been accomplished. 

Nothing has been taken from; nothing added to the old book. It 
stands for itself. But its spelling — ^at times unique; its erratic punctua- 
tion (or lack of punctuation, as the matter may be) ; its quaint phrase- 
ology, though transferred from fading lines to printed pages, tell a 
story of early Baltimore that can be nothing but historically correct. 
Events were written at a time when history was being made; when 
the fotmdation of the now great City of Baltimore was laid. 

The records begin with the first session of a Commission which was 
authorized to select a site for Baltimore Town. It is the doings of 
this Commission, or rather the Commissioners of Baltimore Town, 
relative the establishment of boundaries, laying out of streets, "taking 
up" of lots, etc., from 1729 to the incorporation of the City — 1797, that 
are chronicled. 

The printing of these archives will, if it accomplishes no other good, 
prevent wear and tear upon the originals, for it has not been possible 
to refuse all requests by those who desired to use the old books and 
manuscripts in search of information concerning early Baltimore. 
Likewise the perpetuation of the records is assured even though the 
originals should, by any lamentable mischance, be destroyed or lost. 
There are many other reasons that appeal to the writer as arguments 
why the First Records of Baltimore Town should be given to the 
public; hence the public has them. 

WILBUR F. COYLE, 
Baltimore, December ist, 1905. City Librarian. 



VI RECORDS OP 



Explanatory Note 



The contemplated publication of the First Records of Baltimore 
Town suggested also the printing of the Act which authorized the 
erection of Baltimore Town. 

A copy of this was, happily, obtained at the State Library, and is 
given here just as it appears in the original. 

Two other Acts, important links in the chain of historical events 
associated with early Baltimore, are also reproduced, to wit: An Act 
authorizing the "erection" of Jonas Town, later Jones* Town, on the 
North (generally referred to as East) bank of Jones* Falls, at the 
point where that stream is now spanned by Gay street bridge; and 
another which provided for the consolidation of Baltimore, and Jones' 
Town under the name of Baltimore Town. 

Hence, this volume covers three distinct periods: 

First — The "erection" of Baltimore Town — 1729. 

Second — The "erection** of Jonas (Jones) Town — 1732. 

Third — ^The consolidation of Baltimore and Jones Town as Balti- 
more Town — 1745. 

As stated, the Acts cited are so directly connected with the town's 
history and interwoven with the records herein given — in fact, lead 
up to the latter — ^that concurrent publication was deemed advisable. 

The writer feels it will be generally appreciated that there is a 
great deal of important history represented by these three laws, and 
that they constitute a highly fitting and very desirable introduction to 
the publication of the town records. 

Acts and records — ^taken together — say, as prologue and sequel — give, 
in their own way, a far better history along certain lines of very early 
Baltimore than can be written by any latter day individual. 

It may be of some interest to note that meagre references to the 
Act authorizing Baltimore Town are to be found in the unprinted 
journals of the General Assembly of 1729, in the custody of the Mary- 
land Historical Society. The bill may be traced from July 14th to 
August 8th, which latter date it was signed by the Governor of the 
Province. The archives show that "several inhabitants in and about 
Patapsco River and the rest of the inhabitants of Baltimore County" 
petitioned the General Assembly for authority to erect Baltimore 
Town. This petition was presented to the Upper House July 14th, 
1729, was "read and recommended to the Consideration of the Lower 
House of Assembly with the further indorsement 'we the subscribers 
proprietors of the land mentioned* in the within petition do consent 
there may an act pass as prayed for * * * 

'CHARLES CARROLL,* 
'DANIEL CARROLL.'" 

On reading the petition in the Lower House it was "ordered that 
leave be given to bring in the bill prayed for." The next hint of the 



BALTIMORE TOWN. VU 

parliamentary progress of the Act is found later in the Upper House 
journal, as follows: "A bill from the Lower House by Mr. Mathews 
and Mr. Scott, entitled *an act for erecting a Town on the North Side 
of the Patapsco River in Baltimore County* * * * indorsed by the 
Lower House of Assembly July 23rd, 1729 * * * was read a first 
and second time and will pass." This prophesy proved true. The 
journal shows the bill was signed August 8th, 1729, by the Governor, 
and became a law. W. F. C. 



Vili RIJCORDS OF 



Maps — Engravings 



It is hoped the maps contained in this work will be interesting and 
useful, for it is not pretended that they are ornamental. 

It is, likewise, not claimed that they improve the general appearance 
of the volume, but they can hardly help being of value taken in con- 
nection with the data given in print. 

It was thought best to have the drawings made on a comprehensive 
scale; large enough to be of some real assistance to those who 
might consult them. They were made with the utmost care, and are 
copies of originals at the City Library. 

The majority of lots referred to in these records may be easily 
located on the maps, and in this way the exact spot where first Bal- 
timoreans reared their homes may be ascertained. 

For lots located in later additions to Baltimore Town, that is, later 
than 1747, to which date the plats given bring the Town, maps at the 
City Library may be consulted. 



. The publication might, perhaps, have been made more attractive 
had illustrations of a certain class been used. This could easily have 
been done, and at little expense. Care, however, has been taken to 
disassociate this compilation with suggestions of a picture book. 

There were available, and are yet in the custody of the City 
Librarian, various old prints of Baltimore which would have made 
an interesting display. Likewise, photographs of modern Baltimore 
would have added pictorial attractiveness to these pages, but the 
object sought, and the idea adhered to and developed has been, not to 
evolve a pictorial display, more or less fanciful, of old Baltimore, 
but to give to the public a collection of facts in as convenient form 
as possible, and to make absolutely certain that each fact is founded 
upon a "cut and dried" record which can be produced in the original 
at a moment's notice. 

Hence, this is a record; not a picture book. It has been deemed no 
violation of this policy, that in order to further strengthen the idea 
of authenticity in the reader's mind, three photographic reproductions, 
taken from the First Book of Baltimore Town, have been used. 

Other than this the suggestion (which at one time amounted to a 
temptation) to incorporate pictures, was put aside. 



BALTIMORE TOWN. IX 



ACT OF 1729 AUTHORIZING "ERECTION" OF 

BALTIMORE TOWN. 

AN ACT for erecting a Town on the North Side of Patapsco^ 
in Baltemore County; and for laying out in Lots Sixty 
Acres of Land, in and about the place where one John Flem- 
ing now lives. 

Whereas, several of the inhabitants of Baltemore County, 
have, by their Petition to this General Assembly, set forth. 
That a Town is much wanting on the North Side of Patapsco 
River; and that it is generally agreed, that Part of the Tract 
of Land, whereon a certain John Fleming now lives, and sup- 
posed to be the Right of the Heirs of Charles Carroll, Esq; 
decease'd ; which said Tract is commonly Known by the Name 
of Cole's Harbour : 

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, by the Right Honour- 
able the Lord Proprietary, by and with the Advice and Consent 
of His Lordship's Governour, and the Upper & Lower Houses 
of Assembly and the Authority of the same. That Mr. Thomas 
ToUey, Mr. William Hamilton, Mr. William Bucknar, Doctor 
George Walker, Mr. Richard Giest, Doctor George Buchanan, 
Mr. William Hammond, or any Three of them, shall be, and 
are hereby appointed Commissioners for Baltemore County 
aforesaid; authorized and empowered, as well to agree for 
the Buying and Purchasing Sixty Acres of Land out of the 
Tract aforesaid, and such Part, not exceeding Sixty Acres, 
as lies most oonvenient to the Water, as for Surveying and 
Laying the Same out in the most convenient Manner into Sixty 
equal Lots, to be erected into a Town. 

AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the Com- 
missioners aforesaid, hereinbefore nominated and appointed, 
or the major Part of them, are hereby impowcred sometime 
before the last Day of September which shall be in the Yelr 
of our Lord God, One thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty, 
to meet together on the Tract of Land aforesaid, or some other 
convenient Place thereto; and shall then and there treat and 
agree with the Owner or Owners, and Persons interested xti 
the said Sixty Acres of Land, for the same ; and after Pur- 



X RECORDS OF 

chase thereof, shall cause the same to be surveyor and laid out ; 
and after the same to be so surveyed and laid out, shall cause 
the same Sixty Acres to be mark'd, stak'd out, and divided 
into convenient Streets, Lanes, and Allies, as near as may be 
into Sixty equal Lots, mark'd by some Posts or Stakes towards 
the Streets, or Lanes, with Number One, Two, Three, Four, 
and so on to Sixty, to be divided and laid out ; of which Lots 
the Owner or Owners of the said Land shall have his or their 
first Choice for one Lot ; and after such Choice, the remaining' 
Lots may be taken up by others; and that no Person shall 
presume to purchase more than One Lot within the said Sixty 
Acres, during the first Four Months after laying out the same ; 
and that the said Lots shall be purchased by the Inhabitants 
of the County aforesaid. 

And in case the said Inhabitants shall not take up the said 
Lots within Six Months after such laying out as aforesaid, it 
shall then be lawful for any Person or Persons whatsoever to 
take up the said I^ot or Lots paying the Owner or Owners pro- 
portionably for the same. And in Case the Owner or Owners of 
the aforesaid Sixty Acres of Land, shall wilfully refuse to- 
make Sale of the same, or that through Nonage, Coverture^ 
or any other disability or Impediment whatsoever, are disa-^ 
bled to make such Sale as aforesaid, that then the Commis^ 
sioners aforesaid, or the major Part of them, shall, and are 
by Virtue of this Act, authorized, impowered, and required, 
to issue Warrants under their Hands and Seals, to the sheriff 
of the said County ; which said Sheriff is also hereby required 
and empowered upon receipt of such Warrants, to impanel and 
return a Jury of the most substantial Freeholders, Inhabitants 
within the said County, to be and appear before the said Com- 
missioners, at a certain Day and Time by them to be limited ; 
which Jury, upon their Oaths, shall enquire to whom the said 
Land belongs, and assess and return what Damages and 
Recompence they shall think fit to be awarded to the Owners 
of the said Sixty Acres of Land, and all persons interested 
therein, according to their several and respective interests: 
And what Sum of Tobacco the said Jury shall adjudge the 
said Sixty Acres to be worth, shall be paid to the Owners so 
found by their Verdict, and all Persons they find interested 
therein, by such Person or Persons as shall take up the said 



BAI^TIMOR^ TOWN. XI 

Lots, proportionably to their Lot or Lots; which shall give 
the said Purchaser or Purchasers, their Heirs and assigns, 
an absolute Estate of Fee Simple, in the said Lot or Lots; 
he or they complying with the Requisites in this Act men- 
tioned. 

AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the Surveyor 
of Baltemore County, for the Time being, shall have and re- 
ceive for Surveying and Laying out the Town aforesaid, the 
Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds of Tobacco, and no more, 
to be paid and allowed him in the County Levy ; and that he 
return a Plat thereof to the County Clerk, to be by him 
kept amongst the County Records. And in Case the Taker-up 
of such Lot or Lots, refuse and neglect to build upon such Lot 
or Lots within Eighteen Months an House that shall cover 
Four Hundred square Feet ; that then it shall and may be law- 
ful for any other Person or Persons whatsoever, to enter upon 
the said Lot or Lots, so as aforesaid not built upon, pa3dng 
such Sum of Tobacco as shall be first set and assessed upon 
such Lot to the Commissioners aforesaid, or such other Per- 
son as the said Commissioners, or the major Part of them, 
shall nominate and appoint to receive the same for the publick 
use and Benefit of the said Town, and to be taken up a second 
Time. 

PROVIDED ALWAYS, That such Taker-up or Purchaser 
build and finish, within Eighteen Months after such his Entry 
made, such House as in this Act is before limited and ap- 
pointed to be built by the first Taker-up ; which House so built, 
shall give and settle as good Estates to all Intents and Pur- 
poses to such second Taker-up and Builder as aforesaid, his 
Heirs and Assigns as is in and by this Act before limited and 
settled upon the first Taker-up and Builder. And in Case any 
of the said Lots shall be neglected to be taken up in the Town 
aforesaid, during the Term of Seven Years next after the 
Publication of this Act, that then, and in such Case, the Owner 
or Persons interested at the first in such Land, shall, after such 
Time expired, be possessed and interested in the said Lot or 
Lots, as in their first and former Estate : Any Thing in this 
Act to the contrary notwithstanding. 



XU RECORDS OP 

AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, by the Authority 
aforesaid, by and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid. That 
the Town aforesaid, be called by the name of Baltemore Town. 

AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, by the Authority 
aforesaid, by and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid, That 
the Commissioners aforesaid, or the major Part of them, 
employ some sufficient Person for their Clerk; and that they 
cause such Clerk to take an Oath, that he shall make true and 
impartial Entries of their Proceedings; and assess reasonable 
Fees for the said Clerk, to be paid him by the several Takers- 
up of the said Lots ; which said Entries they shall cause to be 
made up in a well boimd Book, and lodged with the Clerk of 
Baltemore County Court, for the Inspection of any Person. 

Saving to His Most Sacred Majesty, his Heirs and Sue- 
cessors, the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, his Heirs 
and Successors, and to all Bodies Politick and Corporate, and 
all Persons not mentioned in this Act, their several and re- 
spective Rights : Any Thing in this Act to the contrary there- 
of in anywise, notwithstanding 



BALTIMORE TOWN. Xlll 



ACT OF 1732 AUTHORIZING "ERECTION'* OF JONAS 

TOWN, LATER CALLED JONES TOWN, MERGED 

WITH BALTIMORE TOWN IN 1745. 

AN ACT for erecting a Town on a Creek, divided on the East, 
from the Town lately laid out in Baltimore County, called 
Baltimore Town, on the Land whereon Edward Fell Keeps 
Store. 

Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro- 
prietary by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lord- 
ship's Governor and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assem- 
bly, and the Authority of the same. That Mr. Thomas Shere- 
dine, Mr. John Cockey, Mr. Robert North, Capt. John Boring, 
and Mr. Thomas Todd, or any Three of them, shall be and 
are hereby appointed Commissioners for Baltimore County 
aforesaid, and are hereby authorized, and impowered, as well 
to agree for the buying and purchasing Ten Acres of Land 
out of the Tract aforesaid, and such Part, not exceeding Ten 
Acres, as lies most convenient to the Water, as for surveying 
and laying out the same, in the most convenient Manner, into 
Twenty equal Lots, to be erected into a Town. 

And be it further Enacted, That the Commissioners afore- 
said herein before nominated and appointed, or the 
major Part of them, are hereby empowered, some Time 
before the Thirtieth Day of November, which shall be in the 
Year of our Lord God, One Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Thirty Two, to meet together on the Tract of Land aforesaid, 
or some other convenient Place adjoining thereto, and then 
and there treat and agree with the Owner or Owners, and 
Persons interested in the said Ten Acres of Land, for the 
same; and after Purchase thereof, shall cause the same to be 
surveyed, laid out, and divided, as near as may be, into Twenty 
equal Lots, allowing such sufficient Space or Quantity thereof, 
for Streets, Lanes, and Alleys, as to them shall seem meet, 
with Posts or Stakes towards every Street, Lane, or Alley, the 
said Lots to be numbered One, Two, Three, and so on to 
Twenty, for the better and more sure distinguishing each Lot 
from the other; of which Twentv Lots, the Owner or Owners 



XIV RECORDS OF 

of the said Land, shall have his or their first Choice for One 
Lot ; and after such Choice, the remaining Lots may be taken 
up by others : And that no Person shall presume to purchase 
more than One Lot within the said Ten Acres, during the first 
Four Months after laying out the same ; and that the said Lots 
shall be purchased by the Inhabitants of the County afore- 
said: And in Case the said Inhabitants shall not take up the 
said Lots within Six Months after such laying out, as afore- 
said, it shall then be lawful for any Person or Persons what- 
soever, to take up the said Lot or Lots, paying the Owners or 
Owners proportionably for the same. And in Case the Owner 
or Owners of the aforesaid Ten Acres, shall wilfully refuse to 
make sale of the same; or that through Nonage, Coverture, 
or other Disability or Impediment whatsoever, are disabled to 
make such Sale, as aforesaid. That then the Commissioners 
aforesaid, or the major Part of them, shall and are by Virtue 
of this Act, authorized, empowered, and required, to issue War- 
rants under their Hands and Seals to the Sheriff of the said 
County; which said Sheriff is also hereby required and em- 
powered, upon receipt of such Warrants, to empanel and re- 
turn a Jury of the most substantial Freeholders, Inhabitants 
within the said County, to be and appear before the said Com- 
missioners, at a certain Day and Time by them to be limited : 
Which Jury, upon their Oaths, shall enquire to whom the said 
Land belongs, and assess and return what Damages and 
recompence they shall think fit to be awarded to the Owners 
of the said Ten Acres of Land, and to all Persons interested 
therein, according to their several and respective interests. 
And what Sum of Tobacco the said Jury shall adjudge the 
said Ten Acres of Land to be worth shall be paid to the Own- 
ers so found by their Verdict, and to all Persons they find in- 
terested therein, by such Person or Persons as shall take up 
the said Lots, proportionably to their Lot or Lots ; which shall 
give the said Purchaser or Purchasers, their Heirs and As- 
signs, an absolute Estate of Fee Simple in the said Lot or 
Lots, he or they complying with the Requisites in this Act 
mentioned. 

And be it further Enacted, That the Surveyor of Baltimore 
County, for the Time being, shall have and receive for sur- 
veying and laying out the Town aforesaid, the sum of Four 



BAI.TIMORE TOWN. XV 

Hundred Pounds of Tobacco, and no more, to be paid and 
allowed him in the County Levy ; and that he return a Plat 
thereof to the County Clerk to be by him Kept amongst the 
County Records. And in Case the Taker-up of such Lot or 
Lots refuse or neglect to build upon such Lot or Lots, with 
Eighteen Months, an House that shall cover Four Hundred 
Square Feet, that then it shall and may be lawful for any other 
Person or Persons whatsoever, to enter upon the said Lot or 
Lots, so as aforesaid not built upon, paying such Sum of To- 
bacco as shall be first set and assessed upon such Lot, to the 
Commissioners aforesaid, or such other Person as the said 
Commissioners, or the major Part of them, shall nominate and 
appoint to receive the same for the Publick Use and Benefit 
of the said Town, and to be taken upon a Second Time. 

Provided always. That such Taker-up or Purchaser build 
and finish, within Eighteen months after such his Entry made, 
such House, as in this Act is before limited and appointed to 
be built by the first Taker-up ; which House so built, shall give 
and settle as good an Estate, to all Intents and Purposes, to 
such second Taker-up and Builder, as aforesaid, his Heirs and 
Assigns, and is in and by this Act before limited and settled upon 
the first Taker-up and Builder. And in Case any of the said 
Lots shall be neglected to be taken up in the Town aforesaid, 
during the term of Seven Years next after the Publication of 
this Act, that then, and in such Case, the Owner, or Persons 
interested at first in such Land, shall, after such Time expired, 
be possessed and interested in the said Lot or Lots as in their 
first and former Estate; anything in this Act to the contrary 
notwithstanding. 

And be it enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, by and with 
the Advice & Consent aforesaid. That the Town aforesaid be 
called by the Name of Jonas Town. 

And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, by 
and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid That the Commis- 
sioners aforesaid, or the major Part of them, employ some 
sufficient Person for their Clerk; and that they cause such 
Clerk to take an Oath, that he shall make true and impartial 
Entries of their Proceedings, and assess reasonable Fees for 
the said Clerk, to be paid him by the several Takers-up of the 
said Lots; which said Entries they shall cause to be made 



XVI RECORDS OF 

upon a well bound book, and lodged with the Clerk of Balti- 
more County Court, for the Inspection of any Person. 

Saving to his most Sacred Majesty, his Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, his Heirs 
and Successors, and to all Bodies Politick and Corporate, and 
all Persons not mentioned in this Act, their several and re- 
spective Rights ; anything in this Act to the contrary thereof, 
in any-wise notwithstanding. 

And be it further Unacted, by the Authority, Advice attd 
Consent aforesaid, That every Person taking up, or being in 
Possession of any of the Lots taken up in the aforesaid Town, 
«hall be chargeable with, and liable to the Payment of One 
Penny Current Money of Maryland, per annum, for each Lot, 
to the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, and his Heirs 
tforever ; and that the Clerk of the said Commissioners do trans- 
mit to his Lordship's Agent, an Account of all Lots taken up, 
pursuant to the Directions of this Act. 



BAWIMORE TOWN. XVll 



ACT OF I74S BY VIRTUE OF WHICH BALTIMORE 

AND JONES TOWNS WERE CONSOLIDATED 

UNDER NAME OF BALTIMORE TOWN. 



A supplementary and Additional Act Entituled, An Act for 
erecting a Town on the North side of Patapsco, in Baltimore 
County; and for laying out in Lots Sixty acres of Land, in 
and about the Place where John Fleming now lives: And to 
an Act entituled, An Act for erecting a Town on a Creek 
divided on the East from the Town lately laid out in Balti- 
more County, called Baltimore-Town, on the Land whereon 
Edward Fell Keeps store. 



Whereas, the Inhabitants of Baltimore and Preamble. 

Jone's Towns, in the County of Baltimore, have, 
by their humble Petition to this General Assem- 
bly, set forth, that the said Towns are very con- 
veniently situated in regard to the back In- 
habitants, and Navigation on the Head of the 
North- West Branch of Patapsco River, and only 
parted by the Head of the said Branch, over 
which they have erected a good Bridge, which 
makes a very easy Communication between them, 
And proves greatly to the Service, not only of 
the said Town, but Travellers in general: As 
also that the said Towns, in regard that they are 
so contiguous to each other, the same might be 
reduced into one Town, by the name of Balti- 
more Town; that the several Boundaries, which 
at present are not, may be well ascertained; and 



XVlil RECORDS OF 



that Commissioners may be appointed, in order 
to fully to execute tfiis Act, and see the said Towns 
carefully surveyed. And further they set forth, 
that there are several Sums of Money due from 
Takers-up of Lots in the said Town, in virtue of 
the several Laws whereby the said Towns were 
erected, and that the Commissioners to be ap- 
pointed by this Act may have Power to receive 
and recover the same, to be applied to the Use of 
the said Town ; and also that the Commissioners 
to be appointed by this Act may have Succession. 
They further set forth, that several Lots in the 
said Towns were not taken up under the former 
Laws, but that some have since been purchased 
from the Owners of said Towns; and that it is 
highly probable all the Lots in the said Towns, 
not yet taken up or purchased, in a very short 
Time will. Therefore they humbly pray, that 
such as have already purchased, or may hereafter 
purchase Lots, within the original Survey of said 
Towns, may to all Intents and Purposes have and 
enjoy, as sure and indefeasible Estates in Fee- 
Simple, in the said Lots so purchased, or to be 
purchased, as if the said Lots had been taken up 
and improved according to the Direction of the 
Laws that erected the said Towns; and that all 
Improvements, that are or may be made out of 
the Water, be secured to the Improver or Im- 
provers, as fully and amply, as if the same had 
been originally laid out within the Bounds of the 
said Towns. And further they pray, that no 
Swine, Sheep, or Geese may be kept or raised 
within said Town, unless kept in Inclosi^res. All 



BAWIMOK TOWN. 



XIX 



which this General Assembly think reasonable 
to be Enacted. 



Be it therefore Enacted by the Right Honour- 
able the Lord Proprietary, by and with the Advice 
and Consent of his Lordship's Governor, and the 
Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the 
Authority of the same, That the same Towns, now 
called Baltimore and Jone's Town, be incorporated 
into one entire Town, and for the future called and 
known by the name of Baltimore-Town, and by 
no other name, and that the Bridge the inhabitants 
of said Town have built on the Branch that 
divided said Towns, be for the future deemed a 
public Bridge, repaired and kept passable for 
Man, Horse, Cart, or Wagon, for the future at 
the Expense and charge of Baltimore County. 



The two towns 
to be incor- 
porated into 
one town. 



And be it further Enacted, That Major 
William Hammond, Capt. Robt. North, Capt. 
Thomas Sheredine, Dr. George Buchanan, Col. 
William Hammond, Capt. Robert North, Capt; 
Darby Lux, Mr. Thomas Harrison, and Mr. Wil- 
liam Fell, be and are hereby appointed Commis- 
sioners, in order to see this present Act, and the 
former Acts relating to the Towns before men- 
tioned, put in Execution ; and that they cause the 
said Towns, to be carefully surveyed by the Out- 
Lines of said Towns, and therein include the 
Branch over which the Bridge is built; and that 
they from time to time cause all the Lots taken up 
and improved, or that hereafter shall be taken up 
and improved, to be regularly surveyed, substan- 
tially and fairly bounded, and numbered, in order 



Commissioners 
appointed 
for the said 
Towns. 



R]^CORDS O^ 



to prevent any Disputes that may happen touch- 
ing the Right to any the said Lots, or any Part 
of them. 



On the Death 
or Removal of 
a Commis- 
sioner, a new 
one is to be 
chosen. 



And be it further Enacted by the Authority 
aforesaid, That when and as often as any of the 
said Commissioners shall die, remove out of the 
County, or decline and refuse to act as Com- 
missioner, that then the major Part of the Com- 
missioners for the Time being shall, in the Room 
of such Commissioner, appoint and nominate 
another to serve, in the Stead of such Com- 
mission so dying, removing or refusing to serve. 
And that should any Dispute hereafter arise, 
touching the Bounds of any Lot or Lots within 
the same Town, that the same shall be fully de- 
termined by the said Commissioners, or the major 
Part of them : And to prevent any Partiality that 
may be used therein, that the said Commissioners 
or the major Part of them, meet at least once a 
Year, and then see that a Boundary to each Lot 
be kept up and preserved in Manner before pre- 
scribed; and in case any be decayed, that they 
cause other sufficient Boundary to be fixed in the 
Room of any missing or decayed. 



Commissioners 
to appoint 
Clerk. 



And forasmuch that this, and other Matters in 
this Act contained, will greatly tend to the Se- 
curity of the Inhabitants of said Town, and the 
Preservation of their Rights ; Be it also Enacted, 
That the said Commissioners have Power, by this 
Act, to employ a Clerk, who shall be under Oath, 
fairly and honestly to enter in a Book, to be kept 
for that Purpose, all the Proceedings of said Com- 



BAWIMORE TOWN. 



XXI 



missioners relating to said Town ; in which Book, 
amongst other Things, shall be kept a fair Plat of 
said Town, neatly platted, describing every Lot, 
by its right Number, and who the Taker-up was 
or shall be ; and that all or any the said Commis- 
sioners, and their successors, shall have Recourse 
to the Clerk's Bode or Books, as frequently as 
he or they please, without Fee or Reward, the 
better to prevent any Corruption. 



But in regard the Cleric and Surveyor, for their 
Trouble, must have some Reward, Be it Enacted, 
That the said Commissioners, or the major Part 
of them, may levy, assess, and take by way of Dis- 
tress if needful, from the Inhabitants of said 
Town, by even and equal Proportion, the sum of 
three Pounds yearly for the Encouragement of 
their Clerk, to be paid to him, and that they have 
Power to place and displace their Clerk as often 
as they shall think fit : And that the County-Court 
of Baltimore have Power, and hereby are re- 
quired, at the Request of said Commissioners, or 
the major Part of them, to levy on the taxable 
Inhabitants of said County, any sum not exceed- 
ing fifteen hundred Pounds of Tobacco, for the 
Use of the Surveyor, or Person that shall be em- 
ployed in surveying and laying out the said Town. 



Surveyors & 
Clerk's Pees. 



And whereas it is suggested there are sundry 
sums of Money, due and owing to the first Com* 
missioners nominated for said Towns, from sev- 
eral Takers-up of Lots in said Towns, under the 
original Laws for laying them out ; Be it Enacted, 
That the present Commissioners and their suc- 



Money due on 
I/>ts formerly 
taken up, to 
be recovered 
by the Com- 
missioners. 



XXtl 



RECORDS OF 



cessors or the major Part of them, may by due 
Course of Law, or in any other Legal Manner, in 
the name of the said Commissioners, or the major 
Part of them, take, demand, receive, and recover 
the same, wherever any Sum of Money, by virtue 
of the original Laws for laying out said Towns, 
shall be found due; which said Commissioners, 
or the major Part of them, shall apply to the Uses 
intended by the said original Law for laying out 
the said Towns and in no other Manner. 



Concerninff 
After Pur- 
chasers & c. 



And whereas there are several Lots within the 
Limits of said Towns, and the Out Bounds of 
them, untaken up, and that hereafter may be pur- 
chased from the Proprietors of said Lands; Be 
it Enacted, that all After Purchasers shall be 
deemed to be within said Town, and that such 
After Purchasers, whether before or after the 
making of this Act, shall be deemed to be within 
the said Town ; provided their Lots shall be within 
the Out Lines of said Town; and have as good 
Estate in their Lots, as if.taken up, improved, and 
paid for, under the original Laws erecting said 
Towns. 



Improvements 
made out of 
the Water. 



And be it further Enacted by the Authority 
aforesaid, That all Improvements of what kind 
Goever, Either Wharfs, Houses, or other Build- 
ings, that have, or shall be made out of the 
Water, or where it usually flows, as an Encour- 
agement to such Improvers, be forever deemed 
the Right, Title, and Inheritance of such Im 
prover or Improvers, their Heirs and Assigns 
for ever. 



BAWIMORE TOWN. 



xxiii 



And be it further Enacted by the Authority 
aforesaid, That it shall not hereafter be lawful 
for any Person or Persons whatsoever, to keep or 
raise any Swine, Sheep, or Geese, within the said 
Town, unless they be well inclosed in some Lot 
or Pen. 



No swine, 
•heep & c. to 
beniaed in 
said Town. 



And whereas there are several very valuable 
Improvements made in said Towns, by Virtue of 
the Laws already made, and whereby they were 
erected into Towns ; Be it Enacted by the Author- 
ity aforesaid, by and with the Advice and Con- 
sent aforesaid. That all Takers-up of Lots, and 
former and after Purchasers under this or the 
former Laws, complying with the Requisites 
directed by such former Laws and this, shall have 
a sure and indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in 
Fee Simple in said Lots taken up by him or them ; 
any Law, Usage, or Custom, to the contrary not- 
withstanding 



^n tte (oUotoing page begin tfie actual record of tfie 
totam, to toit: tfie minuter of tfie Jfirist meeting of tfie Com- 
miMion tobicfi <electeli tfie <ite for ^Baltimore. 

except in one instance, fiealiingiK» foot noteis, anli marginal 
annotatiom; babe been omitteb in orber tbat tbe printeb pageK 
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peculiar to tbe recorb< tbemKelbeK» up to a certain point, but 
appears aI<o in tbe original legiislatibe act autbori^ng tbe 
''erection" of tbe tobm. Mn tbe courise of compilation, bobieber, 
taiben it became neceiSMrp to torite tbe name— ais in tbe title, or 
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FIRST RECORD OF BALTIMORE TOWK. 

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Commissioners viz. 

Messrs. 



On Munday the first day of Deer: 1729 met the following 

Richd: Gist 
WiLUAM Hamilton 
G:eoRGE Buchanan 
George Wai^ker 
being four of the Seven Cfommissioners appointed by Act of 
Assembly for agreeing wth Charles Carroll & Daniel Carroll 
Esqs about the price & purchase of Sixty Acres of land to be 
erected into a Town called Baltemore-Town and the said four 
Commissioners agreed with the said Charles Carroll Esqs on 
his own behalf & on behalf of his brother Daniel then absent to 
pay them the said Charles & Daniel or their order the sume of 
forty shillings current money of Maryland or else tobacco to be 
paid in the hands of the Sherrif of Baltemore County at one 
penny p lb until it amount to forty shillings value p Acre to 
be paid by each Purchaser of a lott in the sd Town to the said 
Charles & Daniel or their heirs & Assignes. 

The same day the said Commissioners appointed the second 
Munday of January being the 12th day of Janry: next to meet 
the Surveyor of Baltemore County on the Tract of land call'd 
Cole's Harbour; which is the land pitched upon by the Assem- 
bly for the erection of Baltemore Town afc on, and there 
to give him the said Surveyor directions for laying out the 
said Town. 

On the 1 2th day of January 1729/30 then the following 
Commissioners for ''Baltemore Town 'rtiett on the Tract of land 
caird Cole's Harbour, on which the said Town was designed. 



VIZ. 



Messrs : 



'WiLUAM BUCKNER 

William Hammond 
Richard Gist 
George Buchanan 
George Walker 



and there ordered the Surveyor of Baltemore County to Runn 
out the Town aforsaid Begining at a Locust post to be sett up 
on a point of the said land and running — from the sd Locust 
post East $^2 perches, North 21® East 10 p. North East 19 p. 
North eg"" East 12 p. North 72"" 30' East 22 p. South 55° East 
14 p. South 75° East 18 p. South 53° 30' East 6 p. North 86 
p. West 14 p. South 6 p. West 14 p. South 4 p. West 18 p. 
North 69 "^ West 22 North 20° West 26 p. South 40° West 46 p. 



2 RECORDS OF 

South 50° West 32 p. South 30° West 23 p. South 41 "^ 30' East 
17 p. then to the begining Locust post, containing Sixty Acres 
of land to be divided into sixty Lotts with convenient streets 
& lanes. 

On the same day the said Commissioners appointed George 
Walker, being one of their Number, for their Clerk ; who the 
following day was qualified befor Mr Richd Gist by taking ane 
oath to make true & impartial enterics of the proceedings of 
the Commissioners for Baltemore Town, as also the taking up 
the Lotts thereof. 

On Wedensday the 14th day of January 1729/30 these Lotts 
were taken up as follows, by the underwritten Gentlemen who 
secured their titles to the same by begining & finish on their 
Respective Lotts houses that covered at least four hundred 
square feet of ground (as was required of the takers up of 
Lotts by act of Assembly) within less than eighteen months 
after their taking them up. viz. 

Lotts taken up in 
Bait: Town 
No : 49 Charles Carroll Esqr. . . No : 49 

'Philip Jonks junr 37 

James Jackson 38 

George Walker 52 

Richard Gist 48 

William Hammond 45 

MoRDECAi Price 55 

Christopher Gist 56 

Memorandum that the above named Mordecai Price 
conveyed his right and title to the above Lott No : 55 
to Capt Robert Gordon of Annapolis & his heirs for 
ever who comply'd with the requisites mentioned in 
the Act of Assembly for Baltemore Town. 

James Jackson also conveyed his right to ye Lott 
No: 38 unto Mr Samuel Peel & his heirs who duly 
comply'd wth sd requisites. 
+ On Thursday the 15th of January 1729/30 the 
three following lotts were taken up by the under- 
written Gentlemen but they forfeited their right 
thereto by not building thereupon as required by Act 
of Assembly. 



37 
38 
52 
48 Messrs 

45 
55 
56 



BALTEMORK TOWN. 

No : 44 TThomas Sheredine 44 

53 Messrs : J Wiluam Buckner -53 

26 [James Poweli. 26 

+ On Friday ye i6th of January 1729/30 the two fol- 
lowing Lotts were taken up by the following Gentle- 
men viz H 

No : 54 ^ ^ CChari.es Ridgely 54 ! 

36 ^ssrs. |j^yj^^ Trotten 36: 

Sometime afterward the said Ridgely conveyed the 
sd Lott No: 54 to Mr John Diggs who built upon the 
same as required by Act of Assembly in due time. 

The above sd Luke Trotten also conveyed his right 
to The sd Lott No: 36 unto Mr Philip Jones junr: 
who comply'd with the Requistes of the Act of As- 
sembly. 
+ On Munday the 19th of January 1729/30 the two 
following Lotts were taken up by the underwritten 
Gentlemen who forfited their right thereto by not 
building thereupon viz 

No : 10 Capt Robt North 10 

35 Richard Hewitt 35 

On the same day Mr Lloyd Harris took up the Lott 
50 No : 50 and fully comply'd with the requisites in the 
Act of Assembly in due time. 

+ On Tuesday following being the 20th day of Janu- 
ary 1729/30 Capt Thomas Sheredine took up the 

No : 14 Lott No : 14 in the name & for the use of his Son 

Daniel Sheredine but suffered their right thereto to 

become void for want of building thereon as by Act 

of Assembly enjoyn'd. 

-f- On Wedensday being the 21st of January 1729/30 

No : 51 Mr Lloyd Harris took up the Lott No : 56 in the name 

of John Gorsuch which Gorsuch afterwards convey'd 

his right thereto unto the sd Lloyd Harris which sd 

Harris built upon as required by Act of Assembly. 

+ Aprile 18: 1730 David Robinson took up in Bal- 

No : 47 temore town the Lott No : 47 & afterwards conveyed 
his right thereto unto Mr Richard Gist who built 
thereon as by Act of Assembly required. 



4 RECORDS OF 

+ July 1 : 1730 Mr John Risteau took the Lott 
No : 15 No : 15 in Baltemore town and built thereon ane house 
that was deem'd to cover four hundred square feet 
of ground within the time prescribed by Act of As- 
sembly. 
+ Augt 18: 1730 Mr William Hammond took up 
No : 46 the Lott No : 46 in Baltemore town but neglected to 
build thereon in eighteen months time but took it 
up a second for which second purchase of the said 
Lott he is Debtor to the sd town as order'd by Act of 
Assembly 
+ March ist 1 730/1 Martine Parlett took up the 
No : 42 Lott No : 42 in Baltemore town & forfeited his right 
thereto by neglecting to build thereon. 
+ February 22: 1 730/1 Then the Vestry of St. 
Paul's Parrish in Baltemore County took up the Lott 
No: 19 No: 19 in the above sd town to build the church of 
St Paul's Parrish on. 
-f- Aprile 30: 1731 Then Doer: James Walker of 
No : 9 Ann Arundell County took up the Lott No : 9 in Bal- 
temore town & secured his title thereto by building 
thereon as by Act of Assembly prescribed. 
-|- July 16: 1 73 1 George Walker took up the Lott 
No : 53 No : 53 which had been taken up by Mr William 
Buckner on the 15th of January 1729/30 but was not 
built upon by the sd Buckner within eighteen months 
as by law prescribed but was built upon by the sd 
Walker in the limited time after the second taking up. 
-|- November 5 : 1731 Then Mr John Giles took up 
No : 39 a Lott in Baltemore town No : 39 which he let fall 
again by neglecting to build thereon, 
-f- May I2th: 1732 Then Mr Richd: Lewis took up 
No : 1 1 a Lott in Baltemore town No : 1 1 and paid forty 
shillings being the purchase money thereof. 
-|- May 20th 1732 Then Mr Richard Gist took up a 
No : 59 Lott in Baltemore town No 59 and paid the purchase 
money thereof. 
-|- June 28 : 1734 Then the Revrd Mr Joseph Hooper 
No : 22 took up a Lott in Baltemore town No : 22 

+ July 3: 1734 Then the above the sd the Reverd 



BAI^TOMORE TOWN. 5 

No 144 Mr Joseph Hooper took up the Lott No: 44 which 
was taken up formerly by Capt Thomas Sheredine 
on the 15th. of January 1729/30 
+ August 8: 1734 Then Mr Thomas Woodward 
No : 39 took up the Lott No 39 in Baltemore Town and paid 
the Consideration for the same in paper Currancy of 
Maryland. 
No: 16 Septr: 16: 1734 Then the Revrd Mr Joseph 
+ Hooper took up two Lotts in Baltemore town viz No : 
21 16 and 21 

+ March 4th : 1734/5 Then came John Smith Cooper 
in Baltemore County by his Proxy Mr Richard Gist 
No : 43 and took up a Lott in Baltemore Town No : 43 and 
paid the purchase money & fees thereof. 
+ March 28th: 1735 Then came Mr Joshua Hall 
joyner in Baltemore County & took up a Lott in Bal- 
No : 10 temore town No : 10 : which was on the 19th of 
January 1729/30 taken up by Capt. Robert North 
but was not built upon by the said North as required 
by Act of Assembly & the foresd Hall paid the pur- 
chase money & the fee thereof. 
-f- November 21 : 1735 Then the Revrd Mr Joseph 
No : 42 Hooper took up the Lott No : 42 in Baltemore town in 
the name & for the sole use & behoof of the Revrd 
Mr John Humphreys & his heirs. 
+ January 19: 1735/6 Then the Revrd Mr Joseph 
Hooper having neglected to build within the time ap- 
No : 44 pointed by Law upon the Lott No : 44 which he had 
taken up formerly viz on the 3d of July 1734 desir'd 
that the same Lott No: 44 might be a second time 
entered in his name and for his use. 
+ January 23: 1735/6 Then came Mr Thomas 
Woodward in the name and on behalf of Capt Francis 
No : 40 Kipps and took up the Lott No : 40 in Baltemore town 
and paid the purchase money thereof. 
+ January 23: 1735/6 Then came Mr Thomas 
Woodward in the name and on behalf of Mr Gideon 
No: 41 Donaldson and took up the Lott No : 41 in Baltemore 
town and paid the purchase money thereof. 
+ Janry: 27: 1736/7 Then came Mr Joshua Hall 
who having neglected to build in the time limited by 



6 RECORDS OF 

No : ID Law upon his Lott No : lo in Baltemore Town and 
desired the said Lott might be reentered in his name 
& for his use which now is accordingly done. 
-f March 4: 1737/8 Then Mr Joshua Hall came & 

No : 14 ordered the Lott No : 14 in Baltemore Town which 
was taken up by Capt Thomas Sheredine on the 20th 
day of Janry 1729/30 in the name of his son Daniel 
to be enter'd in his name & for his use for ever. 
N. B. He the sd Hall paid the purchase & fees 
thereof. 
+ March 4th 1737/8 Then came Mr William Rogers 

No : 42 Sa desired that the Lotts 42 : 43 : & 44 in Baltemore 

43 Town might be entered in his own name & for his 

44 own use through the Default of the former Uptakers 
thereof and the sd Rogers paid the purchase & the 
fees thereof viz. . the above sd three Lotts in Balte- 
more Town. 

+ May 23: 1740 Then came Mr Edward Fotterell 
& represented that he was apprehensive that the 

No: II Lott No: 11 : formerly viz: on the 12th of May 1732 
taken up by Mr Richd Lewis became vacant & fell to 
the use of Baltemore Town notwithstanding the sd 
Lewis built a house upon the same which was re- 
moved from off the sd Lott befor the doors were putt 
up by Solomon Wooden the builder & the sd Fotterell 
desires the sd I<ott No : 1 1 : may be entered in the 
Register in his own name & for his own use (& he 
promises to pay the Commissioners for the same) 
which is now accordingly done. 
+ July 23 : 1740 Then Mr Wm Rogers came & rep- 
resented to me Clk : of Baltemore town that he was 

No : 14 apprehensive that the the Lott No : 14 in sd town 
formerly viz on the 20th day of January 1729/30 
taken up by Capt Thos: Sheredine in the name and 
on behalf of his son Daniel & afterward taken up on 
the 4th day of March 1737/8 by Mr Joshua Hall who 
has neglected to build thereon within eighteen months 
after his taking up the same whereby the said Rogers 
is apprehensive that the sd Lott again falls vacant for 
the use of the said Town which he the sd Rogers de- 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 7 

sires may be Registred in his own name which now 
is done & he obliges himself & his heirs to satisfie the 
Commissioners of sd Town for the same. 
+ July 23: 1740 Then Mr Wm Rogers came and 
represented that having formerly viz on the 4th of 

No: 42 March 1737/8 taken up the Lott No 42 but neglected 
building thereon within eighteen months as required 
by act of assembly whereupon he desires the sd Lott 
No 42 may be reentered in his own name which is 
now done & he oblidges himself & his heirs to satisfie 
the Commissioners of the sd town for the same. 
+ Aprile 8: 1741 Then came Mr Edward Fottrell 

No 140 and desir'd that the Lotts No: 40 & 41 which were 
41 formerly viz on Janr: 23: 1735/6 taken up by 
Thomas Woodward in the name & for the use of 
Messrs Francis Kipps & Gideon Donaldson may be 
enter'd in his own name which is now done & he 
obliges himself to satisfie the Commissioners of the 
said town for the same. 
+ May 15 : 1741 Then came ye Revrd Benedict 
Bourdillon and desired the two following Lotts in 

No : 26 Baltemore town viz No : 26 : formerly taken up on the 
15th day of Janry 1729/30 by James Powell and 
35 No : 35 : taken up by Richd Hewitt on ye 19th of 
Janry: 1729/30 both unbuilt upon according to the 
Directions of ye Act of Assembly by the sd Powell & 
Hewitt may be enterd in his own name which is now 
accordingly done & he obliges himself to satisfie the 
Commissioners of the sd : town for both the sd Lotts. 
+ Septr 24: 1741 Then came Mr. Edward Fottrell 
& represented to the Clerk of Baltemore Town that 

No : 39 the Lott No : 39 which was entered in the name of 
Thomas Woodward on the 8th of August 1734 was 
still vacant by reason the sd Woodward had not built 
his house upon the said Lott but on ane other adjoyn- 
ing wherefor the said Fottrell desir'd it might be en- 
tered in his own name & for his own use which is now 
accordingly done & he the said Edward Fottrell 
promises & obliges himself & his heirs to satisfie the 
Commissioners of the said town for the sd Lott. 



8 R:ecoRDS o? 

4- Deer: 22: 1741 Then came Mr Wm Rogers & 
represented to the Clerk of Baltemore town that 
whereas he hath neglected to build upon the Lott 

No 142 No: 42 as required by Act of Assembly which sd 
Lott was formerly viz: on ye 23 of July 1740 enter'd 
in ye name of the said Rogers & being apprehensive 
that because of that neglect his right to the sd Lott 
might be rendered precarious he therefor desires the 
sd Lott No : 42 : might be enter'd in the Register in 
his own name which now is accordingly done & the 
sd Rogers promises & obliges himself & his heirs to 
satisfie the Commissioners of the sd town for the sd 
Lott. 

+ Octobr: 15: 1742 Then the Revrd: Benedict: 

Bourdillon came & represented to me the Clerk of 

No : 40 Baltemore town that whereas the two Lotts No : 40 :4i : 

41 formerly taken up by Kipps & Donaldson, now fall 
vacant they having not built thereon as p Act of As- 
sembly, wherefor the sd Bourdillon requests that the 
said two Lotts No: 40: 41 : may be entered in his own 
name & obliges himself & heirs to satisfie the Comssrs 
or any other propper person for the same which is 
now accordingly done. 

+ March 4, 1742/3 Then came the Reverend Bene- 
dict Bourdillon and desired the two following Lotts 
No. 26 in Baltemore town viz No 26 formerly taken up on 
35 the 15th Janry 1729/30 by James Powell and No 35 
taken up by Richard Hewitt Janry 19th 1729/30 both 
unbuilt upon according to the Directions of the Act of 
Assembly by said Powell and Hewitt^^ formerly taken 
up by said Bourdillon viz May 15: 1741 But not 
built upon and now desires that the said two Lotts 
may be again entered in the Register in his own name 
which is now done and obliges himself & his heirs to 
satisfye the Commissioners of the said town for the 
said two Lotts. 

+ September 16. 1747. Came Doctr. George Buchanan 
Colo. William Hammond Capt. Darby Lux and Mr. 
Thomas Harrison desiring that the Lott in Baltimore 



BALTOMORE TOWN. 9 

No. 26 Town No 26 first taken up by James Powell on the 
15 Jany. 1729/30 afterwards by the Revd. Mr. Bene- 
dict Bourdillon twice Viz. first on the 15 May 1741, 
and then on March 4, 1742/3 now being forfeited for 
not Building thereon according to Act of Assembly, 
desire it may be entered in their Names each an equal 

No 21 share. Also the Lott No 21, taken up the Sixteenth 
of Septemr. 1734 by the Revd. Mr. Joseph Hooper, 

No. 22 Likewise the Lott No 22 taken up the 28 June 1734 
by the Revd. Mr. Joseph Hooper which two Lotts 
being forfeited by neglecting to Build thereon ac- 
cording to Act of Assembly, they also desire that the 
said two Lotts may be also entered in their Names 

No 39 each an equal share — Also the Lott No 39 taken up 
first by John Giles on the 5th Novemr. 1731 after- 
wards by Thomas Woodward on the 8th of August 
1734. afterwards by Edward Fottrell on the 24 of 
September 1741,. — which Lot being forfeited for not 
Building thereon according to Act of Assembly desire 
may be entered in their Names each an equal share. 
+ September the 26. 1747. Mr. Joseph Tayler came 
and representing to me William Lux Clerk of Balti- 

No. 5 more Town that the Lott No. 5. in the said Town in 
that part formerly Jones's Town formerly taken up by 
Thomas Bond on July 20. 1733 afterwards by Mary 
Hanson on April 8. 1740 is become Vacant by not 
Building thereon according to Act of Assembly and 
desires the said Lott may be entered in the Name of 
Edward Fell son of Willm. 

No. 6 And also the Lott No 6. in Jones's Town taken up 
by Willm. Fell on July 20. 1733 afterwards by Mary 
Hanson on April 8. 1740 is also become forfeited by 
not Building thereon according to Act of Assembly 
requests me the said Clerk to enter the same in the 
Name of Ann Fell which is now accordingly done. 



lO 



RECORDS OF 



Receii/d Pehy, i8, 1744 in Order to be Recorded 

P Brerewood Ck. 



+ 

1732 
October 28 



1732 
Novr : 



On the 28th day of October 1732 Capt. 
Thomas Sheredine, Capt Robert North, Mr 
Thomas Todd, and Mr John Cockey four of 
the Commissioners for a new town call'd 
Jones's Town to be erected on the East side 
ot Jones's Falls on a Tract of land called Cole's 
Harbour mett at a place near & convenient to 
the said Land and qualified George Walker 
to be their Clerk for the sd Town by 
administering to him ane oath to make true 
and impartial Enterics of their proceedings 
according to ane act of Assembly Enacted 
July 1732. At the same time also the sd 
four Commissioners issued their warrant, un- 
der their hands & seals ; to the Sheriff of BaI- 
temore County to summon a Jury of the most 
substantial freeholders of sd County to ap- 
pear befor them on the sd Land called Cole's 
Harbour to inquire who is the Owner of the 
sd Land and to assess what they think tenn 
Acres of the same whereon the sd Town is 
to be erected is worth. 

On the 4th day of November 1732 Capt. 
Thomas Sheredine, Capt Robert North, Capt 
John Cockey, Capt John Boreing, & Mr 
Thomas Todd all the Commissioners appointed 
by Act of Assembly for laying out a Town con- 
venient to the water, on a Tract of Land called 
Cole's Harbour: mett. on the sd Land, and 
askt a certain William Fell, who is in present 
possession of the sd land; whither he would 
sell tenn Acres of land, out of the sd Tract; 
who answer'd positively, that he neither could 
nor would sell any of it; whereupon a jury of 
substantial freeholders, return'd by the Sherif 



it Jones Town records begin on this page and end 

at page 17. 



+ 
1732 

November 4 



JONAS,' OR JONES' TOWN. RECORDS. 



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First Meeting of Commission Which Selected a Te.v-.\crE Site 

FOR Jones' Town. October 28th. 1732. 

{Photographed from original. ) 



JONES TOWN. II 

of Baltemore County, proceeded (being first 
sworne by the sd Commissioners) to inquire 
who is Owner of sd Lands: and found by 
their Verdict the Orphan's of Coll Richd: 
Colegate decsd to be Owners of the sd 
Land, and judg'd the value of it, to be three 
hundred pounds of tobacco per Acre, for tenn 
acres thereof. At the same time also Mr 
Philip Jones Surveyor of Baltemore County, 
who was then & there present, began to sur- 
vey & lay out tenn acres of land, by the direc- 
tion of the sd Commissioners, but could not 
compleat the survey then for want of time. 

+ On Wedensday ye 226. of Novr: 1732 Capt 

1732 Robt North Mr Thomas Todd & Capt John 

Novr : 22 Boreing three of the Commissioners for Jones's 

Town mett upon the above sd land called Cole's 
Harbour & order'd the Surveyor of Baltemore 
County to compleat the survey of the sd Town 
according to the meets & bounds agreed upon 
by the Commissioners at their first meeting 
which Courses shall be enter'd when returned 
to the Commissioners by the sd Surveyor. 
Some smal time afterwards the said Mr Philip 
Jones Surveyr compleated the Survey of the 
said town which was included in the following 
Courses & Distances according to the Certifi- 
cate of the same by him return'd into Balte- 
more County Records, viz Jones's-Town Be- 
gining at a large Stone on the East side of 
Jones's Falls & runing thence for the Out 
bounds of the same. South 33° 30' East 30 
perches, thence South 43° East 15 perches, 
thence North 49° East 4 perches, thence 
South East 20 pchs. thence South 49° West 4 
perches, thence South East 2 perches, thence 
N 49° East 4 perches, thence South East 12 
perches, thence South 17° East 21 perches, 
thence North 73° East 16 perches, thence 



12 RECORDS OF 

North 17° West 25 perches, thence North West 
37 perches, thence South 49° West 4 perches, 
thence North 43° West 14 perches, thence 
North 33° 30' West 28 perches, then by a 
straight Hne to the begining stone containing 
tenn Acres of land more or less. 
July 20: 1733 Then Mr Jno: Gardner took up a 
No : I : Lott in Jones's-town No : i : and paid 2/6 the Clerk's 
+ fee for entering the same & finished a house thereon 
as ordered by Act of Assembly in the limited time. 
July 20: 1733 Then Edward Fell, by his Attry in 
No : 4 : Fact took up a Lott in Jones's town No : 4 : and paid 
+ the Clerks fee by his sd Attry for entering the same. 
July 20: 1733 Then Mr Wm Fell took up a Lott 
No : 6 : in Jones's-town No : 6 : and paid the Clerk's fee for 
+ entering the same. 

July 20: 1733 Then Thomas Bond (by his Proxy) 

No : 5 : took up a Lott in Jones's town No : 5 : and paid the 

+ Clerk his fee (by Wm Fell his sd Proxy) for entering 

the same. 

August 13: 1733 Then Capt: Robt North took up 

No : 2 : a Lott in Jones's-town No : 2 : & paid the Clerk's fee 

+ for entering the same. 

August 18: 1733 Then Capt John Cromwell (by 
-f- his Proxy Mr Philip Jones junr) took up a Lott in 
No : 3 : Jones's Town No: 3 : and paid the Clerk's fee (by his 
sd Proxy) for entering the same. 

August 20: 1733 Then Capt John Boreing one 
-f- of the Comissrs: for Jones's town took up a Lott in 
No: 17: sd town No: 17: for himself and paid the Clerk's fee 
for entering the same. 

On the same day viz. Augt: 20: 1733 Capt John 
No. 18: Boreing took up a Lott in Jones's town No: 18: for 
+ his son John Boreing junr and paid the Clerk's fee 
for entering the same. 

September: 2: 1733 Then Capt John Cockey one 
No : 7 : of the Comissrs : for Jones's-town took up a Lott in 
+ said town No: 7: 

+ February 15: 1734/S Then Capt John Boreing 
one of the Commissrs for Jones's Town having 
neglected to build upon two Lotts in sd Town viz. 



JONES TOWN. 13 

No: 17 No: 17: & 18 which he had taken up formerly viz on 

18 the 20th day of August 1733 took up the said two 

Lotts the second time according to the same intent, 

6 for ye same purpose as formerly & paid the Clerk's 
fees for the same 

+ February 19: 1734/5 Then came Capt John 
Cockey who informed me that the heirs or Excrs of 
Capt John Cromwell (who on the i8th day of August 

No: 3 1733 took up a Lott in Jones's town No: 3) had not 
built a house large enough to secure the said Lott ac- 
cording to ye Act of Assembly and desir'd to take up 
the said Lott No : 3 : in his Son William Cockey's 
name & for his use & paid ye fee for ye same. 
+ February 19: 1734/5 Then Capt John Cockey 
having elaps'd the time of building a house on his 

No: 7 Lott in Jones's town No: 7 desir'd the sd Lott No: 

7 might be enter'd again in his own name & paid the 
Clerk's fee for the same. 

+ February 20: 1734/5 Then came Mr William 
+ Fell & aleidged that there has been no house built 
No: 4 upon the Lott No: 4: which he took up in the name 
of his Brother Edward Fell on the 20th day of July 
1733 ^y which neglect Edward Fell his right to the 
sd Lott ceases and is lyable to be taken up a second 
time which the sd William Fell now does in his own 
name & for his own use & his heirs forever & paid 
my fee 

On the 20th day of Febr: 1734/5 Then Mr William 
Fell took up the four following Lotts in Jones's Town 
viz: No: 15: 16: 19: 20: in his own name & for his 
own use & his heirs & he paid the Clerk's fees for 
the same 

March 5 : 1734/5 Then Mr Wm Fell took up two 
Lotts in Jones's town No: 8: & 9: and pay'd the 
Clerk's fee for entering the same 

May 10: 1735 Then Coll John Smith took up a 
Lott in Jones's Town No: 14. and paid the Clerk's 
fee for entering the same. 

November 8: 1735 Then Thomas Mathews took 
up the Lott No: 10 in Jones's Town & paid the Clerk's 
fee for entering the same. 



No: 


15 




16 


+ 


19 




20 


No: 


8: 


+ 


9: 


No: 


14 




+ 


No: 


10 




+ 



14 RECORDS O^ 

Augt: 14: 1736 Then Capt John Boreing having 
No: 17 neglected building upon his Lott No: 17 according to 
+ Law came and had the same reentered in his own 
name and paid the Clerks fee for the same 

+ Septr: 21: 1736 Then Mr William Fell having • 

neglected to build as the Law directs upon his Lotts 

No: 15 No: 15: 16: & 19 he desir'd they might be taken up 

16 the second time and entered in his own name & for 

19 his own proper use & his heirs which accordingly is 

now done. 

Septr: 21: 1736 Then George Walker Clerk of 

No : 20 Jones's town took up in sd Town the Lott No : 20 

+ which was formerly viz on the 20th day of Febr: 

1734/5 taken up by Mr William Fell but not secured 

as the Law directs by building thereon. 

+ Deer: 27: 1736 Mr Wm Fell having neglected to 

build upon the two Lotts in Jones's Town (within the 

No : 8 : time limited by Act of assembly) No : 8 : & 9 for which 

9 : he desires to have the said two Lotts No : 8 & 9 re- 
entered in his own name & for his own use & his heirs 

+ Deer 31 : 1736 Then came Doer Buckler Partridge 
No : 1 1 : and desir'd the Lott No : 1 1 : in Jones's town might 
be entered for himself & his heirs which accordingly 
is now done 

+ July 2: 1737 Then came Doer: Buckler Partridge 
& represented that whereas Thomas Mathews having 
neglected to comply with the requisites mentioned in 
No : 10 the Act of Assembly his right to the Lott No : 10 in 
Jones's-town falls & is rendered Null therefor the said 
Partridge desires the sd Lott may be entered in his 
own name which now is accordingly done 

+ Augt: 30: 1737 Then came Mr Thomas Tayler 
No. 12 of Baltemore Co'ty and took up the Lott No: 12 in 
Jones's town & desir'd it might be registered in his 
name & for his use which is now accordingly done. 

+ Augt: 30: 1737 Then George Walker took up in 
his own name & for his own use & his heirs the Lott 
No: 13 No: 13 in Jones's town & Registered the same 



JONKS TOWN. IS 

March 20 : 1737/8 Then Mr Wm Fell order'd the 

No: 16 Lott No: 16 in Jones's Town which he had formerly 
+ (viz on the 21 : of September 1736) taken up to be 
Registered in his name & for his use which accord- 
ingly now is done 
+ June 6th: 1738 Then George Walker Clerk of 
Jones's Town (having neglected to build upon the 

No: 20 Lott No: 20: according to Act of Assembly) desires 
that the said Lott No: 20 may be Registered in his 
own name & accordingly it is this day done 
+ June 20: 1738 Then George Walker sold all his 

No: 13 Right Title & interest of in and to the Lott No: 13 
in Jones's Town in Baltemore County unto Redman 
Bearing and now it is Register'd in his own name & 
for his own use 
+ June 29: 1738 Then George Walker sold & trans- 
ferr'd all his Right Title & interest of in and to the 

No : 20 Lott No : 20 in Jones's town in Baltemore County 

unto Joshua Hall and now it is Register'd in his own 

name & for his own use. 

+ July 18: 1738 Then Mr William Fell (having 

neglected to build within eighteen months upon the 

No: 9. Lott No: 9: in Jones's town since his last taking up 
the same viz Deer: 27: 1736) he requests by his note 
of hand the sd Lott No: 9: in said town might be 
register'd in the name & for the use of John Boreing 
& his heirs which accordingly is now done. 
+ July 18: 1738 Then Mr William Fell (having 

No : 8. neglected to build on the Lott No : 8 : in Jones's town 
within eighteen months after his last registring the 
same desir'd the said Lott No: 8 might be reenter'd 
in this Register in his own name & for his own use 
which is now accordingly done. 
+ Novr 29: 1739 John Connell representing to me 
the Register of Jones's town in Baltemore County 

No: 13 that whereas the Lott No: 13 in sd town was formerly 
taken up viz on the 30 Augt: 1737 & ^Y ^^"^ trans- 
ferr'd to Redman Bearing on the 20th of June 1738 
but they having both neglected to build thereon within 
the time limited by law he desires that the said Lott 
may be enter'd in the Register of the sd town for his 
own use which is now accordingly done 



l6 RECORDS OF 

+ Aprile 7: 1740 Whereas Capt Robert North one 
of the Commissioners of Jones's Town in Baltemore 
County with others of the said Commissioners appre- 
hends that all the Lotts in said town formerly taken 
up & not built upon in the time limited by act of 
Assembly now falls Vacant & lyable to be taken up 
anew for the use & benefite of the sd Town the sd 
No : 8 : Capt Robt North desires that the Lotts No : 8 : 9 : 16 
9 : in the sd town may be entered in his own name & for 

16: his own use — which is accordingly now done 

+ Aprile 8th 1740 Then came Mrs Mary Hanson 
No: 5: and desir'd the Lotts No: 5: 6: in Jones's Town in 

6: Baltemore County may be enter'd in her name & for 
her use one of which Lotts is not sufficiently cover'd 
by building according to the Act of Assembly and 
paid the Clerks fees for the same 

+ Aprile 8th 1740 Three of the Commissioners for 
erecting a Town in Baltemore County called (by Act 
of Assembly) Jones's town mett in the sd Town with 
George Walker their Clerk and order'd their sd Clerk 
to enter in his Register of the sd Town any Lotts that 
may or shall be found vacant according to the Act of 
Assembly to be further taken up by any person what- 
soever who shall pay or secure to the Commissioners 
of the sd town the sume of one hundred & fifty pounds 
of Tob : for each Lott to be applied to the use of the 
sd Town with the accustomary Clerks fees 
The Commissioners who mett as above sd were 

Thomas Sherkdine ] 
Capt . John BoREiNG IGko: Walkkr 

RoBT North J Clk: 

-j- Aprile 8th 1740 Then came Mr Alexander Law- 
son & desired George Walker Clerk of Jones's Town 
in Baltemore County to enter in his Register for the 
No: 12 : sd town in his name & for his use the Lott No: 12 of 
the sd Town which is now accordingly done 

Aprile 8: 1740 Then Capt Thomas Sheredine one 

of the Commissioners of Jones's Town orderd George 

Walker Clk : to ye sd Comissrs to enter in his Register 

No : 1 1 : the Lott No : 1 1 : in his name & for his use which is 

4" now accordingly done. 



JONES TOWN. 17 

+ Aprile 8: 1740 Then Mr Edward Fell desir'd 
George Walker Clk: of Jones's town in Baltemore 
Co'ty to enter in his own name & for his own use the 
No: 20 Lott No: 20: in the sd Town which was formerly 
taken up on the 20th day of Febr : 1734/5 by Mr Wm: 
Fell then again taken up by George Walker on the 
2 1st of Septr 1736 then reentered in the sd Walker 
his name on the 6th day of June 1738 which sd 
Walker afterwards sold his right & title in & to the sd 
Lott No: 20: unto Joshua Hall on the 29th of June 
1738 which sd Lott No: 20: is nowenter'd in the 
name & for the use of the sd Edward Fell who paid 
the Clk : his fee for the same. 

+ Augt 18: 1740 Then came Mr William Fell and 
being apprehensive that his claime and Title to the 
No : 4 : Lott No : 4 : in Jones's town fell & ceased for want of 
building a house upon it according to Act of Assembly 
which Lott he formerly took up on the 20th day of 
Febr: 1734/5 and desired that the said Lott No: 4 
may be again entered in his name which now is ac- 
cordingly done. 

+ Novr: 19: 1741 Then came Mr Alexander Law- 
son & desired George Walker Clerk of Jones's Town 
in Baltemore County to reenter the two Lotts in the 
No : 1 1 : said town No : 11: 12 : in his own name & for his own 

12 : use which now is accordingly done & he promises & 
obliges himself to satisfie any person whose right it 
shall prove to be to receive the purchase money or 
tobacco for the same. 

By an Act of Assembly made at a session held at the City of 
Annapolis the fifth Day of August Seventeen Hundred & forty 
five the Towns heretofore called Baltimore Town and Jones 
Town were incorporated into one Town by the Name of Bal- 
timore Town, and the Lotts hereafter entered on either side of 
the Bridge to be known and distinguished by the Name of 
Lotts in Baltimore Town. 



I 8 RECORDS OF 

MARCH the 8th 1745/6 

Then met Colo. William Hammond Captn. Robert North 
Doctor Geo Buchanan Captn Darby Lux and Mr. William Fell 
five of the Comrs. for Baltimore Town who proceeded to make 
Choice of Charles Crooke For their Clk. who was accordingly 
Qualify'd for that purpose, by Doctor Geo. Buchanan a Magis- 
trate for Baltimore County and also four of the Comrs. agreed 
with Mr William Fell, to dig holes for and sett in as many 
locust posts, of three & ahalf feet long & four inches square as 
Shall be necessary for the said Town at fifteen pence p post the 
said posts to be sett at lease two feet in the Ground. Colo. 
William Hammond one of the said Comrs. is also appointed to 
collect & receive all Debts and arrearages due to the aforesaid 
Town and likewise that what part of the said arrearages sl^ll 
be come due in Tobo. The said Hammond is impowered to 
discount with the several persons from whom the same is or 
shall become Due at the rate of Ten shillgs p Cent. 

It is likewise ordered that the Clerk give Mr. Thomas Frank- 
lin Notice in writing to meet the Comrs. on the seventeenth in- 
stant, in Order to agree for resurveying the Town & making a 
plan thereof — 

MONDAY MARCH i6th 1746 

The following Gentlemen Comrs of Baltimore Town Viz 

Majr Thomas Sheredine 

Dr. Geo Buchanan 

Coi.. W11.1.1AM Hammond 

Capn. Robert North 

Captn Darby Lux 
Mett at Mr. Edward Dagans in the said Town and proceeded 
to business and understanding that Mr. Charles Crook is very 
ill and uncapable of attending the business of their Clk. Unani- 
mously agree To displace him the said Charles Crook, and Have 
Chose William Lux their Clk. in his room and he was Sworn 
in the sd. Office Accordingly 

They also chose Mr. Alexander Lawson Comr of the said 
Town in the room of Mr. William Fell deceased. 

The commissioners also gave Mr. William Rogers an Order 
on Mrss Jane Bourdllion for £12 due on approv'd acco,t against 
the reverend Mr. Benedict Bourdillion for takeing up lotts in 



bai^timore; town. 19 

Baltimore Town also gave an Order on Colo. William Ham- 
mond to Mr William Rogers for ii2 out of the money he has 
in his hands. 

They also agree that William Lux should receive the Debts 
due to the Commissioners for Fallen lotts. 

They also agreed with Captain Robert North to fence in 
part of the Town Over the falls formerly called Jones's Town 
in such manner as he shall think proper for which he is to have 
at the rate of i8 p thousand for Oak Railes and £3 p thousand 
for the stakes and to set up the same and be compleated by the 
last of April. 

They also agreed with Colo. William Hammond to Set up 
three Gates, two of ten feet wide in the clear within the posts 
and One of five feet wide in the Clear within the posts White 
Oak framed and locust posts and Sils. 

FRIDAY 24th JULY 1747 

The Commissioners met and were present Viz. 

Dr. Geo Buchanan 
Coip. W11.UAM Hamond 
Capn. Rort. North 
Capn. Darby Lux 
Mr. Thomas Harrison 

The Commissioners examining what money is due to Balto. 
Town for retaking up fallen lotts do find that there is 25 lotts 
which the proprietors have not paid for according to the fol- 
lowing list at forty shillings p lott Viz. 

BALTIMORE TOWN 

Coix). W11.UAM Hammond i Lott No 46 

Dr. Geo. Walker 7 Do 53, 10, 14, 42, 43, 44, 39 

Mr. Edward Fottril 4 Do ii, 40, 41, 39 

Mr. John Humphreys i Do 42 

Mr. Joseph Hooper 2 Do 44, 44 

Joshua Hall i Do 10 

Mr. William Rogers 3 Do 14, 42, 42 

Revd. Benedict Bourdillion 6 Do 26, 35, 40, 41, 26, 35 



20 RECORDS OF 

JONES'S TOWN 24 lotts viz. 

Dr. Geo. Wai^ker 2 lotts No. 20, 20 

Captn. John Boring 3 lotts " 17, 18, 17 

Captn. John Cockey 2 lotts " 3, 7 

Mr. W11.UAM Fei.1. 9 lotts " 4, 15, 16, 19, 8, 9, 10, 9, 8 

Dr. BUCKI.ER Patridge i lott " 10 

Mr.Ai.exanderLawson I lott " 12 

Mr. John Conneli. i lott " 13 

Miss Mary Hanson 2 lotts " 5, 6 

Captn. Robert North 3 lotts " 8, 9, 16 

At 150 lb Tobo. each lott & have Ordered their Clerk to raise 
accots for the Same and Charge propriators Debtor therewith 
and when he receives the money to Carry it to the Credit of the 
sd. Town, by Keeping an acct. in his book of General Charges 
for the said Town. They also Ordered their Clk. to give Mr. 
Thomas Franklin notice to meet the Comrs. on the Second Mon- 
day in September next in Order to resurvey the Town also Or- 
dered the Clerk to put up publick notes for any person to agree 
for Eighty locust posts to be three feet & half long & to square 
four inches for bounds for the lotts & that Darby Lux and 
Thomas Harrison are impowered to agree and Contract for the 
same They also Ordered the Clerk to transcribe the Record 
book of Baltimore and Jones's Town into another proper book 
& agree to allow him for the Same. 

MONDAY August loth 1747 

The Commissioners met and were present 
Majr. Thomas Sheredine Capt. Darby Lux 
Dr. Geo. Buchanan Mr. Ai^exander Lawson 

Colo. William Hammond Mr Thomas Harrison 

Capt. Robt. North 
Captain Robert North brought in fiis acct. for Fencing in 

part of the Town Over the falls Formerly Called Jones's 

Town Which passed the Commissioners and Ordered the 

Clerk to give him Credit accordingly. 

SEPTEMBER i6th 1747 
Came Dr. Geo. Buchanan, Colo. William Ham- 
mond, Capt. Darby Lux and Mr. Thomas Harrison 
No. 26 desiring that the lott in Baltimore Town No. 26 first 
taken up by James Powel On isth January 1729/30 
afterwards bv the reverend Mr. Benedict Bourdillion 
twice first on the 15th May 1741 and then on March 



BAIvTIMOR^ TOWN. 21 

4th 1742/3 now being forfeited for not building 
thereon according to act of assembly desire it may be 
enter'd in their names Each an Equal Share, also the 

No. 21 lott No 21 taken up the Sixteenth of September 1734 
by the Rever'd Mr. Joseph Hooper, likewise the lott 
22 No. 22 Taken up the 28th June 1734 by the Revd. 
Mr. Joseph Hooper which two lotts being forfeited 
by neglecting to build thereon according to act of 
Assembly. They also Desire that the said two lotts 
may be also enterd in their names each an equal 
share. 
Also the Lott 39 taken up first by John Giles on the 

No. 39 fifth day of November 173 1 afterwards by Thomas 
Woodward On the Eight of August 1734 afterwards 
by Edward Fotterill on the 24th of September 1741 
which lott being forfeited for not building thereon ac- 
cording to act of Assembly desire may be entered in 
their Names Each on Equal Share 



SEPTEMBER i8th. 1747 

Whereas an act of assembly empowering any Person to make 
Land below the Banks of Baltimore Town and where the water 
usually flows giving the improver thereof a fee simple therein 
and in pursuance to which William Hammond has applied to 
me William Lux Clerk of the said Town to enter for him the 
said Hammond as follows Viz. 

beginning at the South comer of a Lott No. 48 belonging to a 
Mr. William Savory and runing thence three Perches, then 
West the breadth of said Lott, then to the West Comer of the 
said Lott then with the said Lott, to the aforesaid Begining the 
said Hammond setting forth that his Intention is to Make a 
wharf and Build thereon according to the act aforesaid — 

Mr. Alexander Lawson applied also to enter his Preemption 
of making out Ground into the water the Extent of My Lott 
and as far out as conveniently he can. 

Also Captain Darby Lux desires me the said Clerk to enter 
his Preemption of making out Ground into the Water the extent 
of his Lott and as far out as conveniently he can 



22 RECORDS OP 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26. 1747— 

Mr. Joseph Taylor came and representing to me 
William Lux cleric of Baltimore Town that the Lott 

No. 5 No. 5. in the said Town in that Part formerly Jones's 
Town formerly taken up by Thomas Bond on July 
20th. 1733. afterwards by Mary Hanson on April 8th. 
1740 is become vacant by Not building thereon ac- 
cording to act of Assembly and desires the said Lott 
may be entered in the Name of Edward Fell son of 

No. 6 William — And also the Lott Number 6. in Jones's 
Town taken up by William Fell on July 20th. 1733 
afterwards by Mary Hanson on April 8th. 1740 is 
also become forfeited by Not building thereon ac- 
cording to act of Assembly, requests me the said 
Clerk to Enter the Same in the name of Ann Fell 
which is now accordingly done — he having paid thirty 
shillings in Lieu of Three hundred Pounds of To- 
bacco for the same. 

NOVEMBER 19th, 1747. 

Whereas by act of Assembly passed at a Session held at 
annapolis July 8th. 1747 the Land lying between Baltimore 
Town and Jones's Town was ordered to be laid out into Lotts 
pursuant to which Order the Commissioners this day met 
and employed Nicholas Ruxton Gay to Survey the Same and 
lay it out into Lotts with convenient Streets and alleys which 
he accordingly did in the Presence of the Major Part of the 
Commissioners and by their directions as by a Certificate and 
platt hereunto annexed appears begining at the Lott Number 
Sixty One and ending at the Lott Number One hundred and 
fiftten for the Property of Thomas Harrison begining at the 
Lott Number One hundred and Sixteen and Ending at Number 
One Hundred and eighteen the Property of Thomas Sligh & 
Thomas Sheredine Begining at Number One hundred and 
Nineteen, the Property of Alexander Lawson and Ending at 
Number One hundred and forty four — 



BAI.TIMORE TOWN. 23 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28th. 1748. 

The Commissioners met and were present 
Major Thomas Sher^in^ 
C01.0. W11.UAM Hammond 
Capt. Robert North 
Capt. Darby Lux 

Ordered that the Clerk set public Notes up that every Inhabi- 
tant of any House in Town wherein there is a Chimney in use, 
do provide themselves with a Ladder to reach the Top of the 
Roof of the House by the Last of March next Under the Pen- 
alties of the said act. also if any Chimney is found blazing out 
at the Top under the like Penalties. They also order the Clerk 
to apply to those persons who are indebted to the Commis- 
sioners for taking up lotts in the said Town and have their 
final answers.. 

The Commissioners agree to Meet on the first Monday of 
every Month at Mr. William Rogers at 2 oClock in the after- 
noon — 

SATURDAY JANUARY 28th, 1748. 

Captain Robert North came and representing to 
me William Lux clerk of Baltimore that the Lott 

No. 7 No. 7 in the said Town in that part formerly Jones's 
Town formerly taken up September 2nd 1733 by 
Captain John Cockey afterwards on february 19th 
1734/5 by the said Captain John Cockey is become 
Vacant by not building thereon according to act of 
Assembly and desires the said lott may be entered in 
his Name which is Now accordingly done: Also 

No. 8 Lott No. 8 in Jones's Town formerly taken up March 
Sth 1734/5 by Mr. William Fell also on December 
27th 1736 by the said William Fell and on July i8th. 
1738. by the said William Fell and on April 7th. 1740. 
by Captain Robert North is also become Vacant and 
liable to be taken up by not building thereon accord- 
ing to the said Act of Assembly desires that the said 
Lott may be entered in his Name which is Now accord- 
ingly done he having paid the Clerk's fees for enter- 
ing the same and thirty shillings the Purchase Money 
thereof. 



24 RECORDS OF 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 6th 1748 

The Commissioners met and were present 
Major Thomas Sh^redin^ Cow). Wii<uam Hammond 
Captain Robert North Captain Darby Lux 

Ordered that when any Person applies to the Clerk to take 
up any Lott either in Baltimore or in Jones's Town that they 
pay down the Money to the Clerk, or the Clerk is not to 
enter it and when it is in Tobacco to receive it at 12/6 p Ct or 
a Note payable to the Commissioners on Demand. 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15th 1748 

Came Captain Darby Lux in behalf of himself Doc- 
tor George Buchanan, Colonel William Hammond 
and Mr. Thomas Harrison and representing to me 
William Lux Clerk of Baltimore Town, that the three 
No. 21 Lotts in Baltimore Town No. 21, 22 and 26 formerly 
22 taken up by them on September i6th 1747 are not 
26 built upon in the Time limited by act of Assembly and 
desires that the said three Lotts may be again enter'd 
in their Names each an equal share, having paid six 
pounds for taking them up and the Clerk's fees for the 
same, which is now accordingly done — 

SATURADY MARCH 2Sth. 1749. 

Came Mary Woodward and representing to me 
William Lux clerk of Baltimore Town that the lott in 
No. 39 Baltimore Town No 39. taken up September i6th. 
1748 by Messrs George Buchanan, Colo. William 
Hammond and Captain Darby Lux, and Mr. Thomas 
Harrison is become Vacant by their not building 
thereon in the Time Limited by act of Assembly and 
desires that the said Lott may be entered in the Name 
of her Son John Woodward which is now accordingly 
done. She having paid two Pounds for taking it up 
and the Clerks fees for the same 

MONDAY MAY ist 1749 

The Commissioners met and were present 
Major Thomas Sher^dine Dr George Buchanan 

Colo Wii^uam Hammond Captain Darby Lux 

They chose Mr. William Rogers a Commissioner of Balti- 
more Town in the Room of Capt. Robert North deceased — 



BAI.TIMORE TOWN. 2$ 

SATURDAY JUNE loth. 1749. 

Came Mr. Thomas Sligh and representing to me 
William Lux clerk of Baltimore Town that the two 
No. II lotts in Jones's Town No. 11 & 12 formerly taken up 
12 by Mr. Alexander Lawson Viz November 19th. 1741. 
is become Vacant by not building thereon according 
to act of Assembly and desires that the said Two lotts 
may be entered in his Own Name and for his own 
use which is now accordingly done he having pass'd 
his Note to the Commissioners of Baltimore Town 
for Three Hundred pounds of Good, sound clean 
Merchantable Tobacco or the same to be paid in Cash 
at Twelve Shillings and Six pence pr Hundred. 

JUNE 15th 1750 

Whereas by act of Assembly passed at a Session held at An- 
napolis in May 1750 — the quantity of twenty five acres of land 
adjoining to that part of Baltimore Town formerly Jones's Town 
was ordered to be laid out into Lotts agreeable to which the 
Commissioners this day met and Order'd Nicholas Ruxton 
Gay to survey the same & lay it out into Lotts which he accord- 
ingly did as by a certificate and platt thereof hereunto annex'd 
appears begining at Number Twenty One Ending at the Lott 
Number Seventy one the property of Thomas Sheredine and 
Thomas Sligh 

THURSDAY AUGUST 30th. 1750— 

The Commissioners met and were present. 
Major Thomas Sheredine Mr Thomas Harrison 

Captain Darby Lux Mr. Ai^exander Lawson 

Mr WiiyUAM Rogers 

The Commissioners chose unanimously Mr Brean Philpot 
Junr. a commissioner of Baltimore Town in the Room of Dr 
George Buchanan— deceased of which the Clerk is to give him 
Notice. The Commissioners agree to meet on Monday the 
loth. September Next at 9 oClock in the morning at the 
House of Mr. William Rogers and ordered the Clerk to give 
Mr. Philpot. Notice thereof which he according did the suc- 
ceeding day — 



26 RECORDS OF 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER loth 1750— 

The Commissioners met and were present — 

Major Thomas Shkr^dine Mr, Ai^exander Lawson 

Captain Darby Lux Mr. Wii^liam Rogers 

Mr Thomas Harrison Mr. Brian Phii^pot Jur 
Cow. W11.UAM Hammond 

Colo. William Hammond brought in his account which the 
Commissioners allowed and Ordered him to have credit for. 
Captain Darby Lux brought in his account brought for a Book 
to enter the Proceedings of the Town in which was allowed 
and the Clerk ordered to pay him the Balance. Mr. William 
Rogers brought in his account for fencing in the town which 
was allow'd and Ordered to give credit for. also his account 
for Making up the fence of the Town and putting up locust 
posts at the End of each lott which was allowed and Ordered 
to give him Credit for — 

The Commissioners taking into Consideration the detriment 
that accrues to this Town by Sundry persons taking up Lotts 
therein and Neglecting to pay the Purchase Money to remove 
which they order that when any Person applys to the Clerk 
to enter any Lott on the South Side of the Bridge that he doth 
not enter it unless they pay down the Purchase Money and 
fees thereon ; and for any Lott on the North Side of the bridge 
that he doth not enter any unless they pay down the inspector's 
Notes or the Money for the Same — at the prices Tobacco then 
bears, which price is left to the discretion of the Clerk — The 
Commissioners Order the Clerk to apply to Mr. William Chap- 
man and Major Charles Ridgely to know if either of them will 
pay the Debt due from Mr. Edward Fotterel of 8£ and if both 
refuse to pay that then the Clerk apply to Daniel Dulany 
Junr. Esquire to issue a Writ in Anne Arundel County court 
against Mr. William Chapman as administrator of Mr. Edward 
Fotterell for the Same — The Commissioners resolved to Levey 
a Tax of one Shilling Currency pr. Annum on Each lott in the 
Town towards defraying the wages of the Clerk and that the 
same be levied for Years past ending March 25th 1749. Also 
One Shilling Currency on Each lott for a locust Post which is 
set up at the end of Each lott and Ordered The Cleric to make 
out accounts against the Several Proprietors of the lotts and 
demand them and return a list of what he receives to the Com- 



BAI.TIMORE TOWN. TTJ 

missioners at their next meeting. The Commissioners order 
the Clerk to transcribe in a Seperate foUo bode all the Laws 
relating to this Towns from the original Law down, and also 
to procure all the Laws relating to Towns for their Perusal. 
The Commissioners order the Clerk to put up advertisements 
to inform all Persons that they have ordered the Town fence 
to be made up, and that they have employed John Walker 
to keep up the same and if any Person suffers their Hogs 
sheep or Geese to trespass on the Inhabitants as they have 
hitherto done, that they will immediately Order them tol 
l)e destroyed — The Commissioners taking into considera- 
tion that three Lotts taken up by Dr George Buchanan, 
Colo. William Hammond Capt. Darby Lux and Mr Thomas 
Harrison on the i6th. September 1747. and also by Cap- 
tain Darby Lux in behalf of himself, Dr George Buchanan, 
Colo. William Hammond and Mr Thomas Harrison on March 
15. 1748 have been twice taken and not built upon accord- 
ing to act of Assembly and that it impedes the increase of 
the Town by having these Lotts unbuilt upon Viz. No. 21. 22. 
26. the Commissioners have therefore resolved to put the same 
Lotts up to public Vendue on Saturday the sixth day of October 
Next also the Materials of the Brick House standing opposite 
to Daniel Barsnets in the Street which is to be puU'd down as 
a Nuisance order'd that the Clerk put up advertisements at ye 
most public places 

The Commissioners agree to John Walker to keep up the 
Town fence for which they are to allow him forty Shillings 
Currency pr. Annum his time to commence from September 
29th. 1750 The Commissioners ordered the Clerk to pay Mr. 
Alexander Lawson the Balance of Captain Robert North's 
account; and what Money he has in his hands over and above 
the payments before Order'd with what he may receive to 
pay to Mr. William Rogers they also ordered to give Colo. 
William Hammond and Captain Darby Lux credit for an 
Overcharge in their subscription for making good the Town 
fence. Ten Shillings Each they also order'd their Clerk to 
apply to all those Persons indebted to the town and collect their 
respective Debts and if they refuse to pay, then to issue war- 
rants. 

The Commissioners agree to meet at Mr. William Rogers 
•on Saturday the Sixth day of October Next at 9 oCIock in the 
Morning— 



28 RECORDS O]? 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th 1750 

The Came Messrs. Darby Lux Mr Thomas Harrison 
and Colo. William Hammond and representing to me 
William Lux clerk of Baltimore Town that the three 
lotts in Baltimore Town formerly taken up by Doctor 
George Buchanan Colo. William Hammond Captain 
Darby Lux and Mr. Thomas Harrison on the i6th. 
September 1747 afterwards by Captain Darby Lux in 
behalf of himself and them, on isth. March 1748. Viz 
No. 21 21. 22. 26 are again become Vacant by not being built 
2.2. on in the Time prescribed by act of Assembly, and de- 
26 sires that the said 3 Lotts No. 21. 22. 26 may be en- 
tered in their Names Each an Equal Share, which is 
Now Done, they having paid Six Pounds Currency for 
the Purchase Money, and the fees thereof. 

SATURDAY OCT 6. 1750— 

The Commissioners met and were present 

Mr Thomas Harrison Mr Ai^^xander Lawson 
Mr Wiluam Rogers Mr Brian Phii^pot Junr. 

The Commissioners Ordered the Clerk apply to Major 
Charles Ridgely for the Debt due from Mr. Edward Fotterell 
of 8£ Mr. Alexander Lawson having applied to Mr. William: 
Chapman who declared that he had delivered up the Houses 
and Lotts to Major Charles Ridgely who must pay the said 
Debts: The Commissioners Ordered the Clerk to apply to 
Charles Carroll Esquire for his lease to set the fence of the 
town on his land and obtain his Answer in Writing against their 
Next Meeting : The Commissioners ordered the Clerk to apply 
to Mr John Ridgely to finish the Causeway of the Bridge ac- 
cording to agreement 

The Commissioners taking into consideration the Sale of 
three lotts No. 21. 22. 26. which were to be sold this day by 
Public Vendue do resolve that to prevent the said Lotts from 
Selling at an Under Price that they will bid to the following^ 
Prices — Viz for the Lott No. 26. Sixty Pounds Currency for 
the Lott No. 22 Sixty Pounds Currency and for the Lott No. 
21. fifty Pounds Currency and ordered the Clerk to bid to those 
Prices in their Behalf and agreed the following to be the Condi- 
tions of Sale the Purchaser to pay down the Money in three 
Months on which the Commissioners will order the Lott or 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 29 

Lotts to be entered in his Name, or if the Purchaser shall want 
to have immediate Possession on giving* good Security for the 
Money to the Satisfaction of the Commissioners, the Com- 
missioners will Order the Lott to be entered in his Name im- 
mediately the purchaser to build on the Lott within the space of 
Eighteen Months from the loth day of September 1750 a House 
that shall Cover at least four hundred feet of ground according 
to the Directions of the act of Assembly — 

The Commissioners appoint Nicholas Rogers Junr. Auc- 
tioneer for which he is to be allowed five Shillings Currency for 
Selling Each Lott and five Shillings for the House — The Com- 
missioners adjourned themselves to three oClock in the 
Evening — At the appointed Time the Commissioners met and 
were present — 

Colo. William Hammond 
Mr. Alexander Lawson 
Mr. William Rogers 
Mr. Brian Philpot Junr. 

when the lotts were set up and sold as follows Viz. 

Number Twenty Six to Mr. Alexander Lawson for Sixty 
Pounds Currency 

Number Twenty One to Mr. Brian Philpot Junr. for fifty 
three Pounds Currency 

Number Twenty Two to Mr. William Lux in behalf of the 
Commissioners for fifty Seven Pounds, The Material of the 
Brick House to Mr. Alexander Lawson for Thirty Pounds 
Current Money. 

WEDNESDAY November 22. 1750— 

Then came Mr. William Cockey and representing 
to me William Lux clerk of Baltimore Town that 
the Two Lotts in the said Town in that Part which 
No. 7 was formerly Jones Town No 7 & 8 lastly taken up 
8 by Captain Robert North on Saturday January 28th 
^ 1748 are become Vacant by not building thereon ac- 
cording to Act of Assembly and desires the Two 
Lotts aforesaid No 7 & 8 may be entered in his Name 
and for his use which is now accordingly done he 
having paid Two Pounds Eleven Shillings Currency 
for the Purchase Money thereof and the Clerks fees 
for the same 



30 RECORDS OF 

March 2nd. 1750 Mrs. Sarah Bowring came and 
entered the Lott in Baltimore town on the North East 
No. 28 side of the Bridge No 28. purchased by her from 
Messrs. Thomas Sheredine, and Thomas Sligh the 
proprietors as by Certificate produced to me March 
2nd. 1750 Mr. Moses Rutter came and entered the 
Lott in Baltimore Town on the North East side of the 
No. 29 Bridge No 29. purchased by him from Messrs. Thomas 
Sheredine and Thomas Sligh the proprietors as by 

Certificate produced to me 

March 30th. 1751. Doctor Henry Cumming came 

and entered the Lott in Baltimore Town on the North 

No. 61 East Side of the Bridge No. 61. purchased by him 

from Messrs. Thomas Sheredine, and Thomas Sligh 

the proprietors as by Certificate produced to me. 

April I2th, 1751. came Major Thomas Sheredine 
and Mr Thomas Sligh and representing that the Two 
Lotts in Baltimore Town in that Part formerly Jones's 
No. II Town No. 11 & 12 last taken up by Mr. Thomas 
12 Sligh on June loth. 1749 are become Vacant by not 
building thereon in the Time prescribed by act of as- 
sembly and desires the said Two Lotts might be en- 
tered in their Names they having paid two pounds 
Eleven Shillings in Lieu of 300 lb. Tobacco for taking 
up the same. 
No. 43 April 29th. 1 75 1. Mr. Brian Philpot Junr. took up 
44,45 the Eleven lotts on the North East side of the 
46,47 Bridge No. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 
49> 50 54 purchased by him from Messrs. Thomas Shere- 
51, 52 dine and Thomas Sligh the proprietors thereof as by 

53, 54 certificate produced to me 

May 3rd. 175 1. Mr. Edmund Talbott came and 

entered the Lott in Baltimore Town on the North 

No. 55 East side of the Bridge No 55 purchased by him 

from Messrs. Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh 

as by Certificate produced — 

May 15. 1751. Mr. John Ensor Junr. came and 

entered the Lott in Baltimore Town on the North 

No. 24 East side of the Bridge No 24. together with the 

square Piece of Ground adjoining the Begining of the 

Town and containing by Estimation about half an 



BAIvTIMOR^ TOWN. 3 1 

acre or a quarter of an Acre purchased by him from 
Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh the proprietors 

as by Certificate produced to me 

June 15. 1751. Mr. Abraham Towson came and 

entered the lott in Baltimore Town on the North East 

No 70 Side of the Bridge No. 70 purchased by him from 

Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh the proprietors 

as by Certificate produced to me 

June 15. 1751 Mr. William Towson enter'd the 

Lotts in Baltimore Town on the North East Side of 

No. 48 the Bridge No 48 and 66 purchased by him from 

66 Thomas Sheredine & Thomas Sligh the proprietors 

as by Certificate produced to me — 

June 17. 1751. Mr. Laurence Watson came and en- 
No. 35 ter'd the Lott in Baltimore Town No 35 purchased 
by him from Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as 
by Certificate produced to me — 

June 21. 1 75 1. Mrs. Sarah Boring came and en- 
tered the Two Lotts in Baltimore Town in the North 
No 26 East Part No 26. and 27 purchased by her from the 
27 Proprietors Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as 
by Certificate produced to me — 

July 1st. 1 75 1. Christopher Strang^igs came and 
entered the Lott in Baltimore Town in the North 
No. 59 East Part No 59. purchased by him from the Pro- 
prietors Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as by 
Certificate produced to me — 
July I St. 175 1. Samuel Hook came and entered the 
No 86 Lott in Baltimore Town No 86 purchased by him 
from the Proprietor Thomas Harrison together with 
a part of the Lot Number Sixty One containing thirty 
two feet front at the west End and adjoining the Lott 
No 56. 
July 1st. 1751. George Michael Hartman came and 
No. 87 entered the Lott in Baltimore Town Number Eighty 
Seven purchased by him from the Proprietor Thomas 
Harrison together with a Part of the Lott No. Sixty 
One containing Thirty two feet front of the West part 

adjoining the Part Samuel Hook Bought 

July 4th. 1 75 1 George Picket entered the Lott in 
Baltimore Town in the North East side of the Bridge 



32 RECORDS OF 

No. 34 No 34 purchased by him from the Proprietors 
Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as by certificate 

produced to me 

November 4. 1751. Moses Rutter entered the Lott 
in Baltimore Town on the East Side of the Bridge 
No. 38 No. 38 purchased by him from the Proprietors 
Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as by a certifi- 
cate produced to me 

December 17. 1751. Patrick Gray entered the Lott 

in Baltimore Town on the North East side of the 

No 58 Bridge No 58 purchased by him from the Proprietors 

Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as by certificate 

produced to me. 

December 15th. 1751. John Moor entered the Lott 

in Baltimore Town on the North East Side of the 

No. 65 Bridge No 65. purchased by him from the Proprietors 

Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as by certificate 

produced to me — 

December 19th. 175 1. Hannah Hughes entered the 

Lotts in Baltimore Town on the North East Side of 

No. 21 the Bridge No. 21. 71. purchased by her from the 

71 Proprietors Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as 

by certificate produced to me — 

January 2nd. 1752. Patrick G. Settleman entered 
the Lott in Baltimore Town on the North East side 
No 57 of the Bridge No 57. purchased by him from the Pro- 
prietors Thomas Sheredine and Thomas Sligh as by 

certificate Produced to me 

January 29th. 1752 William Nicolson came and 

entered the Lott in Baltimore Town on the North 

No. 42 East side of the Bridge No 42 purchased by him 

from the Proprietors Thomas Sheredine and Thomas 

Sligh as by certificate produced to me 

February 14. 1752 Came John Shepherd and en- 
tered the three lotts in Baltimore Town on the North 
No. 39 East side of the Bridge No. 39. 40. 41 purchased by 
40 41 him from the Proprietors Thomas Sheredine and 
Thomas Sligh as by certificate produced to me 



Baltimore: town. 33 

FRIDAY JANUARY 25. 1750— 

T^he commissioners met and were present 

Major Thomas Sh^edin^ 

CoiX). WiLUAM Hammond 

Mr. Thomas Harrison 

Mr. Alexander Lawson 

Mr. WHvUam Lux 

Mr. Brian Phii.pot Junr. 
The Commissioners unanimously Chose Doctor William 
Lyon a Connnissioner of Baltimore Town in the Room of 
<;)aptain Darby Lux deceased and Order the Clerk to give him 
Notice accordingly: The Clerk having produced Mr. John 
Ridgely's Letter relating to the Causway of the Bridge, the 
Commissioners Ordered it to be read and afterwards filed for 
their further consideration at their next meeting : If any Per- 
son shoud apply to enter any Lott, or Lotts in the New addi- 
tion of Baltimore Town belonging to Messrs. Thomas Sheredine 
& Thomas Sligh the Commissioners Order the Clerk to take 
a Minute of the Same on a Paper kept for that purpose in Order 
to enter them after the return of Mr Thomas Harrison Plott 
and certificate of the Lotts added to Baltimore by him: The 
Commissioners agree to meet on the fourth day of February 
next 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 4th. 1750 

The Commissioners met according to appointment but there 
not being at Majority they coud not. proceed to Business 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6. 1750— 

The Commissioners met and were present. 

Colo. William Hammond 

Mr. Thomas Harrison 

Mr Alexander Lawson 

Mr. William Rogers 
They Order the Clerk to apply to Mr. John Ridgely to finish 
the Causway of the Bridge compleatly it never having been 
finished according to agreement — The Clerk having laid before 
the Commissioners a Letter received from Charles Carroll Esqr. 
permitting him to put the Town fence on his land adjoining 
the said Town — It was read and the Clerk Order'd to return a 



34 re:cords of 

Letter of thanks in Answer thereto — The Commissioners 
Order the Clerk to put up advertisements for the Inhabitants 
of the Town to provide themselves with ladders before the 
Twenty fifth of March next and also to mention in the said 
advertisements that as Some Persons have willfully destroyed 
the Boundaries of some of the lotts in the said Town the Com- 
missioners will give a Reward of Twenty Shilling to any Per- 
son who shall discover the offender or offenders. The Com- 
missioners Order the Clerk to put up advertisements one Month 
before the fairs kept in the Town to inform all persons that 
they are not to erect any Booths or Sell any Liquor at the said 
fairs before they obtain License from the Clerk and pay him 
for the Same. The Clerk not to receive a Sum exceeding 
fifteen Shillings for any One Booth nor Less than Two Shill-^ 
ings and Six Pence to be applied to the use of ye Town. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28th 1751. /21 

The Commissioners met and were present 

Cow. W11.UAM Hammond 

Mr. Thomas Harrison 

Mr. Alexander Lawson 

Mr. William Rogers 
The Commissioners taking into consideration that SeveraF 
of the Inhabitants of this Town have not supplied themselves- 
with Ladders within the Time appointed at their Last Meeting 
Viz. the Twenty fifth of March and considering that several 
of those live in rented Houses and may Imagine that their 
Landlords are obliged to l5nd such ladders have therefore 
thought proper to allow them untill the fifth day of April Next 
and ordered the Clerk to put up advertisements accordingly — 
And whereas several Persons permit stinking fish, dead crea- 
tures or carron to lie on their Lotts or in the Streets near their 
Doors which are very offensive Nusances and contrary to act 
of Assembly the Commissioners therefore Order the Clerk to 
put up advertisements to inform such Persons that they are 
to remove them also to command those inhabitants who keep 
Hogs in the Town to confine them within their Own inclosures- 
before the first of April. 



^Commissioners. 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 35 

MONDAY MARCH 9th. 1752. i. 

The commissioners met and were present 

Mr. Thomas Harrison 
Mr. Al^xand^r Lawson 
Mr. Brian Philpot Junr. 
Doctor Wii.i.iam Lyon 
Mr. W11.1.1AM Rogers 

The commissioners order the clerk to apply to Major Charles 
Ridgely for the debt of and due from Mr. Edward Fottrell 
and to obtain his answer in writing to lay before them at their 
Next Meeting — ^also to write to Mr John Ridgely to comply 
with his agreement in finishing the Causway of the Bridge 
and obtain his final answer against their Next Meeting. Mr. 
William Rogers Mr. Brian Philpot Junior and Doctor William 
Lyon are appointed to inspect the Boundaries of the Lotts and 
the Ladders to each chimney (according to act of Assembly 
annually) and to return an account of what are wanting at the 
next Meeting of the Commissioners — and also to cause all 
Nusances to be removed. Whereas many Rails which fenced 
in the Town have been taken away and destroyed, the Com- 
missioners do therefore Order the Clerk to make inquiry 
whether any Person can inform them who is the oflfender and 
can prove it on them particularly the Reverend Thomas Chase, 
Doctor John Stevenson, Mr. William Payne or Sarah Walker 
the Commissioners having heard they were seen to take them 
away — The Commissioners Order the Clerk to apply to those 
indebted to the Town and if they do not immediately pay, then 
to issue Warrants also to Levey One Shilling pr Lott, ending 
25th March 1752 and to collect it 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21st. 1752. 2 

The Commissioners met and were Present 
Mr Thomas Harrison Mr Wili^iam Rogers 

Mr Alexander Lawson Doctor William Lyon 

As many of the Rails which fenced in the Town have been 
taken away and destroyed it rendered the Remainder useless. 
The Commissioners therefore disposed of them to Mr Nicholas 
Rogers at the rate of five Pounds ten Shillings currency Pr 
Thousand and Ordered the Clerk to deliver them the next 



36 RECORDS OF 

Morning; Ordered a writ to be brought aginst William 
Payne for Burning the Town Rails and that Mr. Lloyd Buch- 
anan be employed as Attorney — Order'd to inquire whether 
Proof cou'd be made of any Other Person burning or removing 
any of the Rails and commence Suits against them November 
22nd. 1752. In obedience to the above Order I this day deliv- 
ered Mr. Nicholas Rogers One Thousand Rails, and to Mr. 
Thomas Harrison twelve Hundred. I also made application 
to Mr. Lloyd Buchanan to issue a Writ against Mr Payne, 
but he was of opinion the Commissioners had No power to 
bring such action therefor cou'd not recover any damages — 

William Lux Clk 

THURSDAY 30th MAY 1754 

The Commissioners met and were present 

Mr. Thomas Harrison Mr. William Rogers 

Mr. Alexander Lawson Dr William Lyon 

Mr. Brian Philpot Junr — 

Whereas there is a Vacancy by the Death of Colo. William 
Hammond and Major Thomas Sheredine two of the Commis- 
sioners of Baltimore Town, the Commissioners of Baltimore 
Town do therefore choose Nicholas Ruxton Gay and Mr. 
Loyd Buchanan as Commissioners in their Stead. Order'd 
that the derk apply to the clerk of Baltimore County for a copy 
of the agreement between the Commissioners and John Ridgely 
for Building a Bridge : Ordered that the Clerk apply to Major 
Charles Ridgely for the Debt due from Edward Fotterell of 
8£ — Order'd that when any representation is made to the Clerk 
to enter any Lott fallen by neglecting to build thereon agreeably 
to act of Assembly that the said Clerk View the same and see 
that the representation be true 'fore he enter any such Lott — 
Ordered to write to Mr. John Ridgely to finish the Bridge ac- 
cording to his Agreement and his Letter of the 6th. february 

1750 

Order'd to set up advertisements to inform all Proprietors 

of Lotts to enter their having complied with the act of Assem- 
bly obliging them to build a House to cover at Least four Hun- 
dred feet on their Respective Lotts 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 37 

BALTIMORE TOWN JUNE 30th. 1768. 

The Commissioners appointed by the act of Assembly en- 
titled "an act for erecting a Court House and Public Prison 
for Baltimore County in the Town of Baltimore and for mak- 
ing sale of the old Court house and Prison met at the House 
of John Beal Bordly to consider of the putting the said act 
into Execution — 

Present 

John B. Bordley Rob^t Adair 1 

John Ridgei.y Robert Alexander J- Commissioners. 

John Moai,e Andrew Buchanan! 

Memorandum Mr. William Smith a Commissioner had 
Notice but being sick coud not attend — The Commissioners 
agree that they will keep a Book and therein enter their pro- 
ceeding's — The subscription Papers being Produced are or- 
dered to be entered and are as follows Viz : Here follows the 
Subscribers Names with the several Sums of money Subscribed 
towards the Building the Court house and Prison — in Balto 
Town Resolved immediately to set about collecting the Monies 
Subscribed for, and that Advertisements be published request- 
ing payment to Mr. Andrew Buchanan who is with his Con- 
sent appointed Treasurer — The following advertisement was 
thereupon Signed by the Commissioners under named to be 
set up tomorrow — "The Subscribers towards building the 
New Court house and Prison are requested to pay their re- 
spective Subscriptions to Mr. Andrew Buchanan One of the 
Commissioners the Money being wanted in order to procure 
a Stock of Materials and for defraing immediate necessary 
Expenses preparative to the carrying on the said Buildings 

Agreed to meet every Monday 6 oClock in the afternoon at 
Each Others houses by turns in Course as we are named in 
the act of Assembly — and as Much oftener as may be necessary 
upon Notice given — Alexander Wells having as we are in- 
formed offered to collect the Monies due on the 2d. and 3 being 
the lesser Subscription papers at 5 pr Cent We are of Opinion 
it is an advantageous offer the Subscriptions being dispersed in 
the Country, and therefore put a Copy of those Papers in the 
hands of Mr. Andrew Buchanan and desire he will agree with 



38 RECORDS OF 

Mr. Wells accordingly in the Name of the Commissioners: 
And also Copy of the first in Larger Paper for himself to 
receive by — ^together with the said three Original Subscrip- 
tions paper to be Safe Kept — 

MONDAY JULY ii. 1768— 

The Commissioners met at the House of Mr. John Ridgely 

John B. Bordi^y Robert Alexander 
Present John Ridgely William Smith 

Robert Adair Andrew Buchanan 

The Commissioners taking into Consideration the further 
execution of their Trust are of opinion it will be proper forth- 
with tb procure and lay off the necessary Ground and to give 
Public Notice by advertisement that they think it Necessary 
to purchase Some of the Ground on the west side and on the 
East side of Calvert Street near the Top of the Hill at the head 
of the said Street and that they will Meet at the house of Robert 
Adair On Monday the 9th of August to Treat with the Pro- 
prietors for the Same. Notice is hereby given by the Com- 
missioners That they thinking it necessary to purchase Some 
of the Ground on the East side and West side of Calvert Street 
being part of lotts Numbers 8. 11. 12. 137 and 138 adjoining 
the said Street in Baltimore Town do propose to meet at the 
house of Robert Adair Esquire in Balto Town on Monday the 
8th. of August to treat with the proprietors thereof for the 
Same : if he or they shall think proper to attend for that purpose 
which if he or they omit to do the Commssrs. will proceed 
agreeable to the said Act of Assembly — Alexander Wells hav- 
ing agreed to collect the Monies On the 2d and 3d. Subscription 
papers on the Terms Mentioned in the Entry at the last meet- 
ing : Ordered that the Copies of the said Subscription Papers 
Signed by the Commissioners be delivered him With the 
following Authority indorsed thereon "We hereby authorise 
and Empower Alexander Wells to receive and collect the Sev- 
eral Sums Subscribed by the different Persons whose Names 
are Mentioned in this list and that he pay the Same to Andrew 
Buchanan One of the Commissioners" — which was accordingly 
indorsed signed by the Commissioners present and delivered 
Mr. Buchanan — ^It being intimated that Mr. William Lux is 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 39 

willing to assist the commsrs as a Clerk Gratis, Mr. John 
Ridgely is appointed to request his undertaking the same — 

At a Meeting of the Comrs. at the house of Mr John Moale 
the 25 July 1768 present 

John Ridgely Robert Alexander 

John Moale William Smith Andrew Buchanan 

The Commissioners taking into consideration the further 
Execution of their trust do resolve that the public Prison be 
built of Stone not exceeding forty feet square and that the 
Court house be built of Brick not exceeding Sixty feet by forty 
feet — Ordered that Notice to given in Writing that the Com- 
missioners will meet at the house of Mr Adair On Monday 
the 8th. day of August to contract with any Person or Persons 
for building and erecting the Goal in Baltimore Town agree- 
able to a Plan then to be produced and finding Materials for 
the Same — And also for Sinking and walling up a well and 
placing a Pump therein resolved that the Comrs. will meet on 
Monday Next at 9 oClock A M. and then proceed to lay out 
and ascertain the Ground as aforesaid — 

MONDAY 8 AUGUST 1768 The Comrs. met Present 

John Ridgely John Moale Robert Adair 

Robert Alexander Wm Smith Andr Buchanan 

The Commrs. in further Execution of the Trust re- 
posed in them proceeded with Surveyor of the County of Bal- 
timore to run and lay out the Ground whereon to build the 
Court house and prison and did accordingly run out the Same — 
Mr Alexander Lawson appeared before the Commissioners 
and claimed as proprietor the land lying to the Eastward of Cal- 
vert street included in the said Survey and demanded the sum 
of 20o£ runing Money as a Consideration for the Sale of his title 
to the said land — upon which the Comrs. taking into considera- 
tion the said offer are of opinion the said Sum is too exhorbi- 
tant. And no Person appearing to claim or make Sale of the 
Ground lying to the Westward of Calvert Street : resolved that 
a warrant be issued to the Sheriff of Baltimore County to 
Summon a Jury of freeholders to meet on Monday the 
to enquire as well who are the Owners of the said land to the 
Westward of Calvert Street as of the Value thereof and also of 



40 re:cords of 

the Value of the land lying to the Eastward of the said street, 
and thereupon a Warrant was made out and Signed by the said 
Comrs. The Comrs. appointed by act of Assembly entitled an 
Act for erecting a Court house and Prison for Baltimore 
County in Baltimore Town and for making the sale of the old 
Court house and Prison — To the sheriff of Baltimore County 
Greeting. You are hereby requested and commanded to return 
a Jury of the most Substantial freeholders not less than twelve 
inhabitants within your said County to be and appear before 
Us on the day of upon their Oaths to be by 

us or the Major part of us then and there administered to en- 
quire who is or are the Owner or Owners of the land by the 
said Commrs. laid off next adjoining to Calvert Street at the 
upper part thereof what is the Value thereof and what dam- 
ages the owner or owners will sustain ; hereof fail not and have 
you them there this Warrant : Given under our hands at Balti- 
more Town this 8th day of August. 1768. Ordered that Notice 
be given that the Commrs. will meet on Tuesday the day 

of this instant at the house of Robert Alexander and that the 
Persons willing to contract agreeable to the former Advertise- 
ment do then deliver their proposals in Writing — So Ends 

this sitting 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30th. 1776— 

The Commissioners met and were present 

John Moale 
WiivUAM Smith 
John Merryman 

The Commissioners made choise of the following Persons 
as officers for Baltimore town for the ensuing Year 

Edward Hanson inspector of flour 

Jacob Kekports Corder of Wood 

Basil Lucas corder of wood for Fells Point 

John Flan nag an Weigher of Hay 

John Hart Clerk of the Markett 

Ge:orge Welsh Measurer of Grain etc 

William Dunkkn Culler of staves and Garbler of Shingles 

Thomas Donnellon Guager of Liquors 

There not being a Majority of Commissioners Present at 
the Election Mr. Andrew Buchanan afterwards appeared and 
acquissed in the Choise 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 4I 

10 SEPTEMBER 1779— 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Baltimore Town Sep- 
tember loth. 1779. 

Present John MoalE 

Andrew Buchanan 
John Merryman 
William Smith. 

John McClEnnan appointed weigher of Hay 
Henry Lorah appointed Clerk of the Markett 
Edward Hanson appointed Inspector of Flour 
Jacob Keeports Wood Corder 
John Hart Measurer of Grain Salt &c &c 
John Morrison Culler of Staves &c 

BALTIMORE JANUARY 8th. 1781— 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners for Baltimore Town 
present — 

Andrew Buchanan 
John Moale 
Thomas Harrison 
William Smith. 

When they proceeded to choose two Commissioners in the 
Place of Messrs. Robert Alexander and John Merryman where- 
upon Mr Richard Ridgely and Hercules Courtnay were chosen 
in the Rooms of Mr. Robert Alexander and Mr. John Merry- 
man. 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17th. 1781 

Commissioners met. 
present 

William Smith 

John MoalE ^ 

Hercules Courtnay ^ 

Richard Ridgely 
Commissioners met — 
present 

Thomas Harrison 

William Smith 

Hercules Courtnay 

Richard Ridgely 



42 RECORDS OF 

Ordered that Henry Lorah John Hart and James Long on 
or before the third day of March next lay before the Commis- 
sioners a state of their transaction respectively while they 
acted as Clerk of Baltimore Market, and that they have Notice 
of this Order 

SATURDAY MAY 26th. 1781— 
Commissioners met 

present 

Thomas Harrison 
John Moale 
Hercules Courtnay 
Richard Ridgei<y 

It is ordered that James Long clerk of the Market give 
Notice to the Butchers occupying stalls in the Market that 
after the 17th day of September next the stalls will be rented 
at forty shillings specie each — ^that what stalls are not occupied 
are to be immediately rented by the Clerk 

All arreareges for Rent from the Butchers must be paid to the 
Clerk and in Case of Refusal the Names of such Persons so 
refusing are to be returned to the Commissioners who will 
proceed against the Defaulters — No Butcher is to occupy the 
stalls unless he agrees for them by the Year with the Clerk 
the Present Years Rent to be thirty Shillings Specie — 

FRIDAY JULY 14 1781 

Commissioners met. 

Present 

Thomas Harrison 

John Mo ale 

Richard Ridgely 

Daniel Bowley — who qualified 

according to Law before John Moale Esqur 

The Commissioners having taken the Oath prescribed by 
Law relative to the choise of an Inspector of Flour in Baltimore 
Town and fells Point proceeded to the Choise of an Inspector 
to fill that office when David Moor was appointed and took the 
Oath Prescribed by the Constitution and Form of Government, 
and by the act to prevent the Growth of Toryism — 



BALTIMORE TOWN.. 43 

NOVEMBER 5. 1781 

Present Thomas Harrison 
W11.UAM Smith 
John Moale 
Danl B0W1.EY 
Rd Ridgei<y 

Geo. Sewall Duglass appointed weigher of Hay upon taking 
Oaths &c — - 

Rd Cui.verwEi.1. appointed Wood Corder 
Bazii. Noai,!, appointed Measurer of Grain &c 
Jacob Dawson appointed Garbler, Culler of Staves &c 
WiLUAM Gibson appointed Clerk to ye Commissioners 

David Moor appointed Inspector of Flour &c 

Ordered that the Vendue Master pay to Such Person as the 
Commissioners shall appoint, such sum as may be sufficient 
to pay and Post the Market House and arround it — 

Adjourned — 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15. 1781— 

Present Thomas Harrison 
Jno Moal^ 
W11.UAM Smith 
Dan B0WI.EY 
Hercules Courtnay 
Rd Ridgely 

Rd Culverwell having been an Indented Servant at the 
Time prescribed by Law for taking the Oath of Allegiance to 
the state, the Commissers had it administred to him and after- 
wards appointed him Wood-corder — ^at the Same Time the said 
Culverwell declared his Belief in the Christian Religion. 

FRIDAY NOV. 30. 1781— 

At a Meeting of the commissioners 
Present Thomas Harrison 

W11.UAM Smith 

Daniel Bowi^ey 

Rd RiDGEivY 
John Stoler appointed Clerk of the Market for Balto Town 
ior the Ensuing Year. 



44 RECORDS OF 

APRIL 24. 1782 
Commissioners met 

Present Thomas Harrison 

W11.UAM Smith 

Dani, B0WI.EY 

Rd Ridgely — who agreeable 
to the act of Assembly caused such part of Fells prospect to be 
surveyed and laid out into Streets, Lanes and Alleys as will' 
appear by the Piatt returned to the Clerk of Balto County 
Court as well as One lodged by the said William Fell with the 
Commissioners 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town met at the East 
end thereof Called Fells Point the i6th May 1782. 

Present Mr Thomas Harrison 

Mr. John Moai.^ 
Mr Hercules Courtnay 
Mr Daniei. Bowley 

Messrs. Job Smith, William Trimble and Others inhabitants^ 
of that part of the Town made application to have the Per- 
mission and approbation of the Commissioners for filling up 
the Hollows and lowering the high Grounds of Bond Street 
and regulating the Same — ^The Commissioners are of the opin- 
ion that the Same is a Necessary work and that Messrs Job 
Smith and William Trimble may remove the Earth from the 
High Grounds between the Lotts of Mr. Johns and Mr. Collins 
from one side of the Street to the Other for the Purpose of 
filling up the Hollows and giving the said Street a Regular 
descent or slope to carry of the Rain Water to pitt street 
Southerly and North of the said Lotts to Lancaster alley. 

The Deposition of Robert Long of Baltimore County wha 
being Sworn on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God before 
the Commissioners of Baltimore Town deposeth and saith that 
at the spot We now stand being at a Stone Marked E x M 
No. 85 On Pitt street On the west side thereof deposeth and 
saith that Sometime in the Year seventeen hundred and Sixty 
three this Deponent came to Fells Point with a view to settle 
and Purchase some lotts — That the Streets were Staked out at 
the Corners by having two Stakes at Each corner and One 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 45 

Stake between Every Lott — ^That this Deponent thinks that 
Pitt Street at that time run into the Water ranging with the 
«aid Stone mark'd as above, and a House built by a Certain 
John and Robert Lowry now in the Tenure and Possession of 
Mr. Jesse HoUingsworth — That this deponent assisted the 
said Lowry in laying out the foundation of the said House 
which they intended to do on the Street and that they ranged 
with the Stakes above to fix the foundation as Near on the 
Street as Possible — That Some Years afterwards this De- 
ponent also assisted a Certain Alexander McMechen to lay 
out the foundation of a House On the North East side of the 
said street call'd Pitt Street which house was intended to be 
built binding on the said Street — And this Deponent also 
thinks that the said House was built on Pitt Street that the 
inclosures now standing were erected as Near as possible where 
the Stakes were Originally fixed as the Lines of the aforesaid 
Street called Pitt street : to the Best of his Knowledge 

Sworn to this 9th. day of 
december 1782 before the (Signed) Robert Long 
Commissioners of Balto 
Town 

The Deposition of Thomas Bond son of John of Baltimore 
County who being sworn on the Holy Evangels of almighty 
God deposeth and Saith that above Nineteen Years ago the 
Streets and Lotts being laid off on Fells Point he remembers 
some of the stakes were standing and that the Range of houses 
particularly the front of Mr HoUingsworth House the Paling 
of Mr Purviances Lotts and a stone at Lott Number Eighty 
five he believes to be as Near as possible on the south west side 
of Pitt Street as formerly laid out by his father in addition to 
Baltimore Town — 

Thomas Bond Son oi^ John 

The above deposition was taken and 
Sworn to before John Moale one of the 
Commissioners of Baltimore Town on the 10 of December 1782. 

Signed John MoalE. 

The Deposition of Mr. Thomas Bond, who being sworn on 
the Holy Evangels of Almighty God deposeth and saith that 
agreeable to the laying out of Fells point by his father as de- 



46 RECORDS OF 

scribed in the Deposition he made before the Commissioners 
of Baltimore Town on the Tenth day of December last Pitt 
street was continued quite into the Water and that Woolf 
street did not extend to the Water at the south End but ended 
in Pitt street and further this deponent saitheth not. 

(Signed) 

Thomas Bond Son of John 

The above Deposition taken before me 
the Subscriber One of the Justices for Baltimore County this 
8th day of January Seventeen hundred and Eighty three — 

John Moai,e — 



Commissioners met 



JUNE 26. 1782 



Present Thomas Harrison Wiluam Smith 

Daniel Bowley Hercules Courtnay 

who agreeable to act of Assembly caused the Lotts of Land 
of John Moale and Andrew Stigar to be surveyed and laid 
out into Lotts and Streets as will appear by the Piatt retum'd 
to the Clerk of Baltimore County Court as well as One lodged 
by Said Moale and Stigar with the Commissioners — 

At same Time Mr Moale agrees to open North street thro 
the Lott No. 82 which is left sufficiently wide, whenever the 
Proprietors of the land On high street will agree on their 
Parts to open it through to high Street. 

JULY 9th, 1782 Commissioners met 

Present Thomas Harrison 
Wiluam Smith 
Daniel Bowley 
Hercules Courtnay 
Richard Ridgely 

The Commissioners having taken the Oath prescribed by 
act of Assembly proceeded to the Election of an Inspector of 
flour for Baltimore Town and made choise of David Moore 
who is directed to qualify himself accordingly 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 4/ 

JULY 8th, 1783— 
Commissioners met 
Present 

WiLUAM Smith 
Daniei. Bowi^ey 
Hercules Courtnay 
and Rd Ridgely 
who made choise of David Moor for inspector for the ensuing 
year 

SEPTEMBER ii. 1783— 
Commissioners met 
Present 

John Moale 
WiLUAM Smith 
Hercules Courtnay 
Rd Ridgely 

Mr. Jno. Sterett heretofore chosen a Commissioner qualified 
himself as such by taking the Oath faithfully to execute the 
office of commissioner of Baltimore Town Mr. John Robert 
Hollyday and Thomas Russell having applied to the Commis- 
sioners for having the following streets and alleys open'd and 
Made Public as an High Way thro their Lotts, the Commis- 
sioners made the following order to wit — that a street Thirty 
three feet wide shoud be extended from Baltimore Street to 
East Lane parallel with Gay Street begining at the End of 
Three hundred and Eleven feet west in Baltimore Street from 
the intersection of Gay Street and Baltimore Street The Com- 
missioners also consented that East Lane shoud be open'd and 
made forty feet wide by adding ground on the North side of 
East Lane from North Lane to gay Street — 

The Commissioners open'd a street called Hollyday Street 
of Eighty feet wide begining for the Same at the End of two 
hundred and Eighty Two feet west from the intersection of 
Gay street and East street as enlarged and runing North par- 
allel with gay street three hundred and twelve feet and One 
half foot. 

The Commissioners open'd an alley called orange alley of 
Eighteen feet wide begining for the same at the End of One 
hundred and Ninty four feet north on Gay Street from the 
intersection of Gay Street and East street as above enlarged 
and runing thence parallel with East Street of the same width 
till it intersects Hollyday Street — 



48 RECORDS OF 

The Commissioners being met are of opinion that Calvert 
street shoud have the same width in its extention south into 
the Basin as it has at its intersection with Baltimore Street 
which width we find by the Records of the Town to be four 
Perches and we further certify that from the Best Evidence 
we cou'd collect and the Most exact Measurement We, are of 
opinion that the West front of Mr. Skinnors Ennals House is 
properly fixed on the East side of Calvert street. 

Given under our hands at Baltimore i6th. of 

December 1783. John Moale 

Daniei* Bowi^ey . ^ 

TT ^ r Commissioners 

Hercules Courtnay 

Rd. Ridgely J 

Baltimore County to wit — 

Whereas the subscribers Thomas 
Yates Proprietor of the ground on the South side of the Cause- 
way from the west Side of Eden Street and Peter Litig and 
the said Thomas Yates proprietors of the grounds on the North 
side of the said Causeway being desirous that wilkes street 
shoud be extended across the Causeway to Philpots point have 
permitted that the same shall be extended of the same width 
to the Point of Philpots as the said street Now We the Sub- 
scribers the said Thomas Yates and Peter Littig do hereby 
agree and bind Ourselves that the said Street shall be extended 
at the Width of wilkes street to Philpots Point and that the 
Same when comipleated and extended shall be the Limits and 
bounds of our Grounds and Lands as aforesaid and that we 
will not stop up the said street when made out at any Time 
hereafter: Witness our hands and Seals this Twenty fourth 
day of April 1784. 



Witness 

Robert Campbell 
Edward Day 



Thomas Yates [seal] 
Peter Littig [seal] 



BALTIMORE TOWN i6th. JUNE 1784 

The Commissioners of said Town met and where Present 
William Smith Richard Ridgely 

Daniel Bowley Hercules Courtnay 

The Deposition of Mark Alexander Senr. taken before the 
said Commissioners as follows to wit 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 49 

That Some time in the years 1769 or 1770 when this De- 
ponent was building his wharehouses near the County wharf 
there was an agreement made between this Deponent and a 
•certain Nicholas Hassellbadc who own'd and was possessed 
of a Lott of Ground westward of this Deponents Lott that there 
5houd be a dock left open between this Deponent's Lotts and 
Said Hassellback's Lott of Sixteen feet wide: That this De- 
ponent agreed to give ten feet of his ground, and said Hassell- 
1>ack agreed to give Six feet of his ground for the purpose of 
Keeping open said Dock — That This deponent agreeable to 
said Agreement built his said wharehouses ten feet Eastward 
of the Boundary of his said Lotts and that he at Sundry Times 
since the said wharehouses were built clean'd the said Dock, 
and occupied it with Scows and other Small Craft forever after- 
wards while he continued to possess and hold the said whare- 
houses &c and that there never was after any Dispute or Mur- 
mering about the Same by or with the said Hassellback or 
any other Person respecting the Same. 

Signed Mark Ai^^xand^r 

I do hereby certify that Mark Alexander in Presence of the 
Town Commissioners made Oath on the Holy Evangels of 
Almighty God to the aforegoing deposition and signed the 
Same before me 

[signed] Thomas Russell 

Upon the Evidence aforesaid it is order'd and adjudged by 
the Commissioners aforesaid that the Dock aforesaid for the 
width of sixteen Feet wide shall always hereafter be left open 
as an high way in a South direction according to the agree- 
ment aforesaid 

William Smith Hercules Courtnay 
Daniel BowlEy Rd. Ridgely 

JULY 6, 1784 
The commissioners met 

Present 

William Smith 
Hercules Courtnay 
Daniel Bowley 
Rd Ridgely 
The Commissioners according to act of Assembly took mto 
•consideration the choice of officers for the Town of Baltimore 



Esquires.. 



59 RECORDS OF 

when having Qualified they chose George Lowderman for 
Wood corder for that Part of Baltimore Town called Fells 
Point 

Rd Culverwell was appointed Wood Corder for Baltimore 
Town — David Moore was appointed inspector of Flour in 
Baltimore Town — 

John Morrison and Timothy *Fleiar appointed Garbler of 
Staves 

OCTOBER 4. 1784 
The Commissioners met 

Present John Moai^e 

Hercui.es Courtnay 
John Sterett 
Daniel Bowi<ey 

Mr. William Goodwin heretofore chosen a commissioner 
in the Room of Thomas Jones Esqr. (who has resigned) quali- 
fied himself as such by taking the Oath faithfully to execute- 
the office of Commissioner of Baltimore Town 

BALTIMORE TOWN FEBRUARY 4th. 1785. 

Commissioners met Present 

WiLUAM Smith Wii^uam Goodwin Richd. Ridgely 
John Sterett Daniei. Bowley 

The Commissioners appointed to erect a Market house on that 
part of Baltimore Town call'd Harrison's Marsh produced a 
Bond obligating themselves to erect the said Market House- 
according to the Plan to the Said Bond annexed which Bond, 
and Plan was approved of and Order'd to be filed — 

FEBRUARY 5 1785. 
The Commissioners met 

John Moai.e John Sterett 

Present Wm Smith Wm Goodwin 

Danl. Bowley Rd Ridgely 

Hercules Courtnay 
Leonard Harbaugh, William Hammond, William Goodwin- 
Jonathan Hudson and Loyd Goodwin appeared and laid before- 
the Commissioners a plan for erecting a Market house on the- 
west side of the Bason persuant to act of Assembly — which 

*Tbis name is difficult to decipher in original ; hence is open to question.. 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 5I 

plan was approved of and Bond was taken to compleat and 
Erect the Same accordingly — Thomas Yates and Peter Littig 
having applied to the Commissioners together with John Ham- 
mond who are the proprietors of the Ground situate on the 
Causeway between Caroline Street and Philpots Point to Ex- 
tend wilkes Street in a due direction of its present Width to 
Philpots Hill the said space of Ground with the consent of the 
said Proprietors is hereby condemned and Opened as a Street 
and high way for the use of the public for Ever hereafter » 

APRIL ist 1785 

The Commissioners met Present 

William Smith Hercules Courtnay 

Daniel BowlEy Richd. Ridgely 

The Commissioners appointed Mr. Jacob Towson their Clerk 
and agreed to give him a Sallery of fifty Pounds for One Year 
Order'd that the Clerk give Notice in the Public Papers that 
the Commissioners of Baltimore Town intend to meet on the 
23rd day of next Month to carry into Execution the act en- 
titled "an act "to empower the Commissioners of Baltimore 
Town to make a Correct Survey of said Town and for other 
Purposes therein mentioned of which all persons in anywise 
interested are requested to take Notice: Ordered that the 
Clerk give Notice in the public Papers that the Commissioners 
of Balto. Town will meet at Mr. De'Witts Coffee House on 
Monday nth. Instant at Eleven OClock to Contract with Proper 
Persons as constables and watchmen where all Persons desir- 
ous of undertaking said offices are requested to make applica- 
tion in Person at the Meeting and bring with them recom- 
mendations of their good Character — Ordered that the Clerk be 
empowered to contract for Twelve watch Houses of four feet 
square and six and a half feet high with a Door a lock and Key 
to Each 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Baltimore Town on 
Monday the Eleventh of April 1785 agreeable to advertisements 
for the Purpose of appointing constables and watchmen to 
watch the Town — 

John MoalE Hercules Courtnay 

Present Wm Smith John Sterett 

Wm Goodwin Daniel Bowley 



$2 RECORDS OP 

RBSOLVBD that the Town be divided into Six Wards or 
Districts as follows — 

No I. comprehending all that Part of the 
Town south of Pratt Street. — ' 2 comprehending all that 
Part of the Town north of Pratt Street and West of Charles — 

3 comprehending all East of Charles street and west of South 

stret — 

4 comprehending all East of south street west of Jones's Falls 

5 comprehending all East of Jones Falls and west of harford 

street 

6 comprehending all East of Harford street. 
RESOLVED that Constables be appointed for the Town to 

whom we will pay 5^ pr Month also 14 watchmen who 

shall be entitled to 4£ pr Month The Constables appointed are 
Captain Daniel Dennis, Samuel Chester and Henry Robinson — 
The watchmen appointed are 

1 Jacob Keller 4 Richard Bear 7 John German 

2 John Silvester 5 Henry Kain 8 Dennis Sheakeley 

3 Hugh Neale 6 James Dugan 9 Lewis Stout 
JO John Bready 1 1 Nath. Aldridge 12 Hugh Seward 

Mr. Gibson having applied to the Commissioners of Balti- 
more Town by order of Baltimore County Court for the use 
of the Rooms over the Market House to lodge the County 
records in whils't the Arches are making under the Court house 
it is agreed that Mr Gibson shall have the use of the said 
Rooms for the purpose aforesaid at Seven Pounds Ten Shil- 
lings pr. Month. The Time to Commence from the delivery 
of the Keys and to Continue untill the Market house is to be 
sold: Mr. Gibson to have three Months Notice of the Time 
of Sale in Order to Deliver up the House 

MAY 14th. 1785. 

James Brown exhibited his account for making and painting 
thirteen Gentry Boxes for the Watchmen of Baltimore Town 
amount 89. 12. 6. and prayed an Order on the sheriff for the 
Same which was allowed and Accordingly Given him and his 
receipt taken for the Same — 

23 MAY 1785— 

The Commissioners met this day according to Notices 
Jno Moale Wm. GoodwinI 

Wm Smith Jno. Sterijtt \Comrs, 

HERCULies Courtnay Dan: BowujyJ 



BALTIMORIS TOWN. 53 

The Business of the Meeting being to appoint a Surveyor 
or Surveyors to make an accurate survey and Piatt of the 
Town of Baltimore agreeably to an act of Assembly past the 
last session for that Purpose the application of Geo: Gold- 
smith Presbury and Zachariah McCubbin for that appointment 
were received and read ; The Commissioners agree to employ 
the said Presbury and McCubbin to make a Survey and Piatt 
aforesaid in the following manner Mr. Presbury to make a 
Survey of that part of the Town to the Eastward of 

and Mr. McCubbin 
to make a Survey of all that Part of the Town westward and 
Southward of the west side of 

So that the two Platts when returned shall fit and Compose a 
General and compleat Survey of the whole 

7 JUNE 1785 
The Commissioners met present 

Wm Smith Richard Ridg^i^y 

Daniel Bowley John SterEtt 

The Commissioners on application and with Consent of the 
Proprietors of the lotts Numbers 45 and 48 Situate in Balti- 
more Town have opened a Lane by condemning that part of 
the lott No 48 which lies on the West side of a Line extended 
South parallel with light lane and Calvert Street from the 
South West Corner of lott No. 47 to the south End of lott No. 
48 and the said Parcel of Ground so as aforesaid Condemned 
for Public use is hereby declared to be a High way for the use 
of the Public forever hereafter — 

It is further ordered that all Nuisances and Obstructions on 
the said Parcel of Ground shall be removed in Order that the 
Same be free and uninterupted as a Passage and high way 
hereafter and that George Prestman Peter Hoffman Edward 
Dorsey John McHenry and Cyprian Wells or any three of 
them be empowered and directed to remove any Nuisances or 
obstructions in the said lane so condemned or any Part of it — 

R RiDGELY Clk p. Tern 

18 AUGST 1785 The Commissioners met Present 

Jno. Moale. Richard RidgeIvY|^ 

Dan: Bowi^ey Jno. Sterett j 



54 RECORDS OF 

Thomas Elliott appointed a Commissioner in the room of 
Hercules Courtnay Esquire who has resigned — Ordered that the 
Clerk of the Commissioners advertise and give Public Notice 
that the Commissioners of Baltimore Town will meet on the 
15th. day of October next and sell to the highest bidder the old 
Market house with the Buildings thereon laid off into con- 
venient lotts according to the act of Assembly passed Last Ses- 
sion Ordered that the Clerk receive from the sheriff One 

hundred Pounds ten Shillings and three Pence part of the 
Eighteen penny Tax to pay the watchmen a Months wages due 
the nth. instant and Other Expenses attending the watch as 
pr. account and that the Clerk keep fair accounts of the re- 
ceipts and Expenditures of all Monies and a Particular return 
of the Services and pay of the watchmen — 

15th SEPTEMBER 1785 The Commissioners met present 
Wm. Smith Dan. BowlEy |^ 

Wm. Goodwin Thomas Ei<uott( 

Thomas Elliott having previously qualified as a Commissioner 

in the Room of Hercules Courtnay Esq. who had resigned 

The New Market on Howard Hill being this day opened the 
Comrs. appoint Septimus Noel Clerk of the said Market who 
shall be allowed thirty pounds for this Present year. It is re- 
solved that the Stalls in the Said Market shall be let at three 
Pounds p Annum payable Quarterly — The accounts for 
watching the street the last Month ending the nth. Instant 
amounting to £88.19.10 is allowed and the Clerk is directed to 
call on the Sheriff for that amount and discharge the same 

Baltimore 17 September 1785 Came Septimus Noel before 
me the Subscriber and qualified according to law to perform the 
office of Clerk for Howard Hill with Justice and Integrity — 

L. S. Lyde Goodwin 

OCTOBER 3rd. 1785. 

The Commissioners met — Present 

Dan Bowley 1 
Wm. Goodwin yComrs. 
Thomas EluottJ 
They opened the Polls for two delegates to represent this 
Town in the General Assembly and three Comptrollers for Bal- 
timore Town and adjourned to the 4th Int. 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 55 

OCTOBER 4th. 1785 

The Commissioners Met — Present 

Jno M0AI.E Thomas Eluot )^ 

Dan Bowley Wm. Goodwin | onirs. 

When David McMechen and John Sterett Esquires were 
unanimously Chosen delegates to the Assembly and Thomas 
Russell James Calhoun and Lyde Goodwin were elected Comp- 
trollers — 

OCTOBER 6th. 1785 
Commissioners met Present 

Jno. Moale Dan Bowley] 

Thomas Elliott R Ridgely yComrs 

Wm. Goodwin J 

The sale of the old Market House agreeably to the platt 
hereto annexed being postponed to this day the Commissioners 
proceeded to adjust the Terms of sale which are that one third 
be paid in Ten days one third in three Months and One third 
in Six Months the purchasers giving Bond with Security and 
ho title to be given the purchaser or purchasers until the whole 
purchase Money be paid — Possession to be delivered on the 
first payment — If default be made in any of the payments 
the purchaser or Purchasers to pay Ten pr Cent — The pur- 
chaser entitled to the improvements On the premises, but that 
part of the said improvements which is built on in the street to 
be removed in Ten days after Possession shall be given; the 
Materials to belong to the purchaser of the Lotts from which 
they were removed — The Lotts are subject to a Ground rent 
of one shilling and three pence Sterling Pr foot. 

15 October 1785. 

The Commissioners Met Present 

Jno MoalE Wm Smith )^ 

^ L^OfHTS 

Wm. Goodwin John Sterett j 

The Accounts for Watching the Streets the last Month End- 
ing the nth Inst. Amounting to £92.2.3. is allowed and the clerk 
is desired to call on the Sheriff for amount of that Sum and 
discharge the same. 



56 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE 22nd OCTOBER 1785 

Commissioners met Present 

Jno. Moale Thomas E1.U0T 

Dan Bowley Richard Ridoely 

Wm. Goodwin Wm. Smith 

The center Market on Jones's Falls being to be opened on 
Wednesday Next Captain Dennis on application is appointed 
clerk of the said Market for the ensuing year and to be al- 
lowed Thirty Pounds for his services — The Stalls to be let at 
three pounds Each to the Butchers who are to take their 
Stands at the End of the Market next Baltimore Street on 
Each Side untill all are supplied paying one half of the stall 
rent in hand which the clerk of the Market is authorised to re- 
ceive — Gardners and People who supply the Market with 
V^etables choosing to take Stalls at the same rate may be 
accomodated at the lower end of the upper Market begining 
at Second Street and proceeding upwards towards the Butchers 
Stalls or Stands — The Country People to be accomodated 
in the lower Market between second Street and Water Street 
to take their stands in the House as they come to Market 

Messrs. Thomas Russell and Jno Hammond who were 
nominated by the Commissioners to collect the Money levied 
upon the proprietors of Grounds on Hanover Street and Lane 
for opening the Same into a Street report that they have re- 
ceived of the said Money to the amount of three hundred 
Pounds: And as it appears that several of the Proprietors 
have neglected to pay the said Thomas Russell and Jno Ham- 
mond are directed to apply to a Lawyer and Order suits to be 
commenced agreeably to the Powers Given the Commissioners 
by the law for opening the said Lane 

9 DECEMBER 1785 

The Commissioners met Present 

Jno Moale Dan Bowlbjy 1^ 
Wm Smith Richd Ridgely| 
The Accounts for Watching the Streets the last Month 
Ending the nth. of November last amounting to £93.4.3 is al- 
lowed and the Clerk is desired to call on Wm. McLaughlin 
Esquire Collector for that Amount and discharge the Same 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 5/ 

24 December 1785 

The Commissioners met Present 

Jno Moai^ Jno Steret )^ 

Wm Smith Wm Goodwin C 

The aocounts for Watching the Streets the last Month 
Ending the nth. Instant amounting to £90.17.6 is allowed 
and the Clerk is desired to call On William McLaughlin Es- 
quire collector for the Amount and to discharge the Same — 

nth FEBRUARY 1786.— 

The Commissioners met Present 

Jno Moale Richd Ridgely)^ 

Wm Smith Wm Goodwin ( 

The Accounts for Watching the streets from nth. december 
1785 to this day inclusive Amounting to £210.15.6 is allowed 
and the Clerk is desired to call on William McLaughlin 
Esquire Collector for that amount and discharge the Same. 

18 MARCH 1786 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm Goodwin Richd Ridgely)^ 

Jno Sterett Dan : Bowley v 

The Accounts for watching and lighting the Streets &c from 

the nth. february to the nth. March Inst. Inclusive amounting 

to £87.12.9 is allowed and the Clerk is desired to call on Wm. 

McLaughlin Esquire Collector for that sum and discharge the 

Same 

MAY 16. 1786 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm Smith Richd. Ridgely) ^ 

V. (^ OfHf'S 

Jno Sterett Dan Bowley j 

On application of the Proprietors of the lotts situate on the 
East side of Walnut Street from Pratt Street to Barre Street 
to have the Same Stopped up and the Commissioners on Ex- 
amination of the Piatt thereof being of the opinion that Neither 
the public or any Individual wou*d be injured thereby — It is 
therefore Ordered that the said Street called Walnut Street 
be and is hereby abolished and Stopped up and that Each Per- 
son interested by having lotts on the street aforesaid be entitled 
to One half of said Street on Each side and that Battle alley be 
opened from Howard street to Sharp street — 



58 RECORDS OF 

JUNE 1st 1786— 

The Commissioners met Present 

Jno Moale Thomas Eluott Dan: Bowl^y) ^ 
WiLUAM Smith Wm Goodwin \ 

The Commissioners being requested by the Vestry of St Pauls 
Parish to fix the Bounds and Limits of the Church Lands Viz 
the East Line in front of the New Church dividing the 
Original Lotts Nos. 18. 19. 20. The Said line is fixed to begin 
On Charles Street at the South West Corner of the Stone wall 
laid for the foundation of the New Church yard and runs thence 
Easterly 215^2 perches parrallel to the front wall of the New 
Church and Eleven feet from the Same untill it intersects St 
Pauls lane as Originally laid out. 

17th. JULY 1786— . 

The Commissioners met Present 

Jno. Moale Danl. Bowi^ey )^ 

Wm Smith Richd. Ridgei^yj 

The Commissioners proceeded to the appointment of an 
Inspector of Flour and David Moor was Elected for that Pur- 
pose — 

George Sewall Duglass appointed Weigher of hay — Rich- 
ard Moale is appointed Clerk to the Commissioners with a 
Sallery of Thirty five Pounds p Annum — And Samuel Chester 
Constable of the Watch — Order Given to Daniel Dennis On 
William McLaughlin Esquire for £85.11.9 Specie for one 
Months wages due the Watch Ending the nth. Inst. 

31st. AUGST. 1786— 

The Commissioners agreeably to their Notice of the Twenty 
Sixth of August Met at Fells Point Market House- 
Present Jno. Moale 

Thomas Elliot \ComYs, 
William Goodwin 

But there not being a Sufficient Number of the Members 
of the Board present to proceed to Business adjourned their 
Meeting to the Wednesday following being the 6th. of Sep- 
tember following — — — 



BAI.TIMORE TOWN. 59 

6th. SEPTEMBER 1786— 

The Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment of Ihe 
31 Augst. at Mrs. Balls Coffee house present 



Jno. Moai,k 

Thomas Eluot S^Comrs. 



I 



Daniel Bowley 

But there not being a Sufficient Number of the Board present 
to proceed to Business gave Orders that a Notice be given in 
hand Bills setting forth their Meeting on Thursday the 14th 
Sepr at Fells Point Market house 

SEPTEMBER 14. 1786— 

Agreeable to the Notice in hand Bills of the 6th. Inst, the 
•Commissioners met at Fells point Market house Present 

Jno. Moale Wm Smith 1^ ^ 

Dan: BowlEy Wii^uam Goodwin \ ^ ' 

The Commissioners then proceeded to fix the location and 
Boundaries of the Several Lotts on Fells Point agreeably to 
an Act of Assembly made for that Purpose — begining at the 
Comer of Market Square at a Comer Stone known by the 
Name of Enloe's Corner runing down Alsiana Street to 
Street thence down Street to a Corner Stone Known 

by the Name of in Order to fix Market Square and 

from thence to regulate the adjoining Lotts — Then the Com- 
missioners after fixing Market Square adjourned — 

4 OCTOBER 1786 

The Commissioners met Present 

Jno MoalE Wm Smith Dan Bowi<ey|^ 

Thos. E1.U0T Wm Goodwin Rd. Ridgei<y j 

On the application of Saml. and Robert Purviance and Jno. 
McLure it is hereby Ordered that Commerce Street be and 
is hereby declared to be a Street and Public highway forever 
hereafter for the use of the public, and that the Same shall be 
taken and Considered as a street for Public use at all Times 
hereafter pursuant to the powers in the said Comrs. Vested by 
Virtue of the Act of Assembly for that purpose made and 
provided. — 



60 RlSCORDS OF 

2oth. NOVEMBER 1786— 

The Commissioners met Present 

John Moale Wm Smith 1 ^ 

Thomas Ei^uott Dan BowlEyj 

Upon application of Sundry Inhabitants of the East End of 
Balto Town We do appoint Peter Weary wood-Corder for 
Fells Point and Thomas Trimble Clerk of that Market for 
One Year the said Clerk to be allowed twenty pounds Current 
Money and the Wood Corder such Charge for Cording as the 
Act of Assembly under which we appoint him directs 

16 FEBRUARY 1787 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners Present 

John Moale Wm Goodwin ^^ 

Wm Smith Dan Bowi^ey j 

Resolved that the Eighteen Penny Tax allowed by Law 
for Watching and lighting the Streets of Baltimore be levied 
and Assessed on the Inhabitants of the Town for the year 
Seventeen hundred and Eighty Six — Ordered that the Cleric 
give the Collector of the said Tax a Copy of the above Re- 
solve 

MARCH 15th 1787 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners Present 

Jno Moale Wii<uam Smith Rd. Ridgely Dan Bowi<e:y 
and Thomas Eluot 

Major Nathaniel Smith was Elected Inspector of Salted 
Provisions for the Town of Baltimore agreeably to an Act of 
Assembly passed November Session 1786 and that the Clerk 
give Notice of the appointment 

Resolved that this Board will meet on the first Monday in 
April to Settle with Watch and then discharge them if the 
Funds which are appropriated for carrying them on are insuf- 
ficient or cannot be collected. 

Ordered that the Clerk call on the Vendue Master for his 
accounts and receive from him whatever Balance may be due 
under the law for watching and lighting the Town 



BAI.TIMORE TOWN. 6l 

3rd. APRIL 1787. 
The Commissioners met Present 

Jno. Moal^ Dan Bowi.ky'|^ 

Wm Smith Rd. Ridgkly ^ 

The Commissioners being called on by Doctor Boyd to fix 
the Comer at the intersection of North and East lane, and the 
Corner at the intersection of East lane and Calvert Street have 
caused a Stone to be put up i6j4 feet West from the North 
West Comer of a Brick Stable on the Comer of Lott No 5 
and Owned by Thomas Russell Esqr. for the intersection of 
the two lanes aforesaid and have also caused a Stone to be put 
up at the South west Comer of Lott No 9 allowing forty feet 
in addition to Calvert Street for the Court house Space as 

before fixed 

3rd APRIL 1787 P M— 

The Commissioners met Present 

Jno. Moale Richd. Ridg^i<y)^ 

Wm Smith Dani,. Bowley j 

Received from Thomas Yates Auctioneer his accounts of 
Town duties made up to the 20th. of January 1787 Amounting 
to Seven hundred and Seventy five pounds two Shillings and 

One penny as per. Account filed 

Thomas Donnellan appointed Ganger of Liquors for Balti- 
more Town under the act of Assembly of 1784 and he qualified 
in Presence of the Commissioners before Jno. Moale Esquire 

by taking the Oath prescribed by Law 

Jno Weatherburn appointed Wood Corder for Bal- 
timore Town 

James Long appointed Clerk of the Market called 
the Center Market 

nth. APRIL 1787 
The Commissioners met Present 

Jno Moale: Rd Ridgely 

William Smith Dan Bowley 

The Commissioners drew an order on the auctioneer Thomas 
Yates at sight in favor of their Clerk for four hundred and 
thirty four Pounds One Shilling and Eleven pence with par- 
ticular directions that if it was not paid in three days to have 
the Same protested before a Notary Public 



62 RECORDS OF 

12 APRIL 1787— 
The Commissioners met Present 

Jno Moale Dan Bowi^ey |^ 

Wm Smith Thomas E1.U0T i 

Ordered that the Clerk draw an Order on the Treasurer of 
the Western Shore of Maryland in the Name of the Commis- 
sioners of Baltimore Town for the Surplus of the funds ap- 
propriated for the use of St. John College and allowed the 
Town of Baltimore by an Act of Assembly passed November 
Session 1784 

4th. JUNE 1787 
The Commissioners met Present 

Jno. M0A1.E Dan Bowi^ey)^ 

Wm Smith Rd. Ridge:ly j 

The Commissioners then proceeded to appoint a Wood- 
Corder when Jno. Gottro was Chosen — Ordered that the 
Clerk give Notice of this appointment 

Resolved that the pay of the Watchmen be 3^ pr Month 
from the nth of June 1787 until the nth. of September follow- 
ing and four Pounds pr Month from the nth. September 1787 
to the nth. of April 1788 — Ordered that Captain Dennis do 
immediately discharge John George Everheart for misbe- 
haviour — 

JUNE 19th. 1787 — 

The Commissioners met Present 



Jno Moale Wm. Goodwin)^ 

Wm Smith Danl Bowi^ey 



I 



Ordered that the Clerk call on Jno. Staler formerly Clerk 
of the Market for his account — On Daniel Dennis late Clerk 
of the Marsh Market for his account and On Septimus Noel 
and James Long Present Clerks of the Marsh and Hill Mar- 
kets for their respective accounts — Major Thomas Yates 
Auctioneer for Baltimore Town produced his account of Sales 
of the old Market House which was ordered to be recorded 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 



63 



as follows — Sales at Vendue of the old Market House the 
7th. of October 1785 for acct. of Momrs. of Baltimore Town 

No I one lott as pr Piatt... R. Ridgely 



2 one 

3 one 

4 one 

5 one 

6 one 



do Chas. Myers .... 

do Wm. Hammond . 

do Cyprian Wells . , 

do A and A Robinson 

do Wm Hammond . . 



i 3300-— 
280.0. — 

375-0.— 

330-0-— 
210.0. — 

410.0.0 
£1935.0.0- 



j 



19.7- 



charges Viz 

Thomas Yates his Commission on 
Sales One pr Ct as pr Agree- 
ment 

Cash pd G. G Presbury for Platts 15 . 

Rd. Ridgely for a deduction of this 
sum the lott No i being purchased 
in for acct. of Comrs. at the day of 
sale and Since sold By R. Ridgely to 
Jno. Wells for £300 



K 50.2.0 



70.4.0 



N Proceed £1864.16.0 

At the Same time the Executors of Thomas Harrison de- 
ceased Exhibited their account for Ground rent of the old 
Market house with The Commissioners of the Town and it 
was also ordered to be recorded — which is as follows Viz — 
The Commissioners of Balto Town 

To the Exrs of Thomas Harrison deceased Dr. 

Sterling. 
To anit. of Ground rent due Thos 
Harrison on the Market House Lott to [-£18. 18.2 
this date 

\ To 3 years 7 Months Ground rent on 
ditto to this date when sold at 8£ Sterg[.£28. 13.6 
Pr Annum J 



1782 

March 25 



\ 



1785 
Octr. 7th 



£47.11.8 
£47.11.8 Sterg @ 662-3. . . .is £79.6.0 Currency. 



64 RJSCORDS OF 

The Commissioners gave an Order on Major Thomas Yates 
to the Commissioners for Building the Center Maricet house 
for £1345.4 being the Proportion of the Nt. Proceeds of the 

above account of sales due to that Market The 

Commissioners also gave an Order on Major Thomas Yates 
to the Comm srs for Building Hanover Market House for 
£451.8 — being the Proportion of the Nt Proceeds of the 

above acount of Sales due that Market They also gave 

to the Executors of Thomas Harrison deceased an Order On 
Major Thomas Yates for £79.6 — Currency being the amt 
of Ground rent due on the Old Market House to Thomas Har- 
rison the day of Sale 

JULY 2nd. 1787— 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners Present 

Wm Smith Wm. Goodwin )^ 

Dan: Bowi^ey Thomas E1.U0T ^ 

Jacob Keeports is appointed Wood-Corder for Baltimore 
Town until! the loth. day of November Next — and David Moor 
Inspector of flour for One year from this date — Same day 
Jacob Keeports qualified before G. Goldsmith Presbury Esquire 
faithfully to Execute and Perform the said office agreeably 
To the form and directions of an Act of Assembly for that 
Purpose made and provided which qualification is filed among 
the records of the Comrs of the Town — Resolved that the 
Clerks of the Several Markets may and are hereby Authorised 
to rent to the Vendors of Either fresh or Salted Provisions 
Such Stalls in the Markets as are not already occupied by the 
Butchers — 

JULY i6th. 1787. 

The Commissioners met Present 

Wm Smith Dan Bowi^^y )^ 

Wm Goodwin Richd. Ridcelyv 

On the Petition of the Proprietors heading lotts on the East 
and West side of light lane, that the Same may be opened for 
the Space of Eleven feet on Each Side of said lane and Con- 
verted into a Street to be called Light Street — It is therefore 
Ordered that the said lane shall forever hereafter be Kept open 
as an high way of the width of Thirty Eight feet and a half 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 65 

adding Eleven feet on Each side of said lane and that the Same 
shall be forever hereafter Kept open for the Purpose of an high 
way to be called Light Street reserving that Part of the West 
side thereof where Nicholas Rogers Esqr. has a Brick house at 
the Comer of Baltimore Street — 

26 AUGUST 1787 
Commissioners met Present 

Jno Moale Wm Smith Thos. Ei.uot |^ 
Dan Bowley Rd. Ridgely C 

Thomas Yates Auctioneer was called before the Commis- 
sioners to answer why the Town duties were not paid to their 
Clerk agreeably to their Orders — Upon his faithful Promiss 
to discharge them in the Course of Six days he was dis- 
charged — Jno Merryman Esqr. was Elected a Commissioner 
in the Place of Jno. Sterett Esq. — deceased — Thomas Bailey 
appointed Clerk of Fells Point Market House 

20th. JANUARY 1788— 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of Baltimore Town — 
Present 

John Moale Rd. Ridgely ] 

Wm Smith Dan Bowley yComrs, 

Wm Goodwin Thomas Elliot J 

It was Resolved that the Eighteen Penny tax allowed by 
Law for the watching and lighting the Town of Baltimore be 
levied and assessed on the Inhabitants of the said Town for 
the Year Seventeen hundred and Eighty Seven — Ordered that 
the Clerk of the Commissioners furnish the Collector of the 
Town Tax with the above resolve 

MARCH 24th. 1788— 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners Present 

Jno Moale Wm Goodwin Dan Bowley ) -, ^ 
Wm Smith Rd. Ridgely Thomas Elliot \ 

Resolved that Public Notice be given in both the News 
papers that on Monday the first day of April next the Polls 
will be opened by the Commissioners of Baltimore Town agree- 
ably to an Act of Assembly for the purpose of holding an 
Election for delegates to represent this Town in the Conven- 
tion to be held at the City of Annapolis for the purpose of 
considering the newly Proposed Constitution or Plan of a 
Federal Goverment — 



66 RECORDS OF 

23 JUNE 1788— (omitted) 

The Commissioners met Present 

Wm Smith John MoalK )^ 

Wm Goodwin Dan BowlkyJ 

The Commissioners being called upon by the Proprietors 
of the Lotts between Front Street and high Street opposite 
the Bridge in Baltimore Street (commonly called Philpots 
Bridge) and the lotts on the south side of York Street be- 
tween high Street and Exeter Street, in Order that a Public 
Street may be opened through the same Agreeably to the 
Piatt thereof filed by this Board Ordered that the Same be 
condemned as a Public Street and High way forever Agree- 
ably to the Piatt thereof,. and that it be recorded as Such in 

the Records of this Town 

3rd JULY 1788— 

The Commissioners met at Fells Point Present 

Jno. M0A1.E Thomas Ei<uot 1 ^ 

Wm Smith Dani,. Bowi^ey ( 

The Commissioners being called on by Peter Carr and Henry 
Datur to ascertain the Corner of Intersection of Thames Street 
and Bond Street on the West side thereof and having caused 
the Street to be Measured from Lancaster alley along the West 
side of Bond Street to the South East Corner of George 
Wells New Brick house Do fix the said Corner of Wells's 
House as the Boundary at the aforesaid intersection — 
The Commissioners find from Measuring Bond Street from 
Abraham Enloes Comer (which hath been proved and ad- 
mitted to be right) that there appears a deficiency of Three 
feet and a Half between that and the above Mentioned Corner 
of Thames and Bond Streets and as the Same cannot remidied 
otherwise than by Making Lancaster Alley so much narrower 
between Bond Street and the Water without altering the Situa- 
tion of a Great Number of houses along the said Bond Street 
and causing much Confusion, Therefore establish the Width 
of lancaster alley between Bond Street and the Water to be 

Thirty Six feet and a half. 

5th JULY 1788. 
The Commissioners met Present 

Jno Moal^ Richd. Ridgkly 

Dan Bowley 
Wm Smith Thomas Elliot 
David Moor was at this Meeting appointed Inspector of 



\ 



Comrs. 



BAI.TIMORE TOWN. 67 

flour for the Ensuing year : who is required to qualify as such, 
according to act of Assembly The Commissioners then pro- 
ceeded to the Choice of a Commissioner in the Place of Jno 
Merryman who refused to act; when David Harris Esquire 
was unanimously chosen 

BALTIMORE JANUARY 8th. 1789 
Gentlemen / Sundry Freemen, naturalized Subjects and 
residents of this Town possessed of Every requisite required 
by Law and the Constitution of Maryland to qualify them as 
Voters having offered to poll at this Election — I am now to — 
demand those Votes may be entered on the Poll agreeable to 
Law and the Custom and usage heretofore observed, admitting 
to Every free Voter the liberty of Entering his objections 
thereto — This I humbly conceive to be the legal. Constitu- 
tional mode of Proceeding and so far as has come within my 
Knowledge, the Universal Plan persued (one Instance only 
Excepted) — Should you be of a different opinion On this 
Very important Question which will affect the Rights and 
Privileges of a Great Number of reputable Citizens and you 
think Proper to reject those Votes: I am then to request you 
will enter this demand in their Behalf on your proceedings — 

I am respectfully Gentlemen Yr 

Mo Ob. Sert. W Smith L S 
To the Comrs. of Balto Town 

BALTIMORE 8 JANUARY 1789 
We are of Opinion that a Foreigner naturalized agreeably 
to the act of Assembly "For Naturalization*' passed July ses- 
sion 1779 is not entitled to Vote unless such foreigner has 
resided in Baltimore Town a Year after such Naturalization, 
altho such Foreigner may have lived in Baltimore Town above 
One year preceding the day of holding the Election and is 

Otherwise qualified to Vote Dan BowlEy 

Wm. Goodwin 
David Harris 
Saml. Chase 

28th APRIL 1789— 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm. Goodwin Thos. Eluot 
Dan Bowlhy Phiijp Gr ay ni^hhyCommrs. 

David Harris J 

The Commissioners being called on by Mr Jesse Hollings- 



68 RECORDS OF 

worth to fix and Establish the East Corner of Wolf Street 
where it intersects Pitt Street Proceeded and fixed the said 
Corner by putting up a Stone having Examined Evidence 
and taken the deposition of Robert Long which is filed with 

the Comrs. Papers 

Being also called on by Benjamin Griffith and Jeremiah 
Yellot to fix the south side of Fells Street they proceeded 
to examine Evidences respecting the same, and having taken 
the depositions of Bittingham X)ickison and William Jacobs ad- 
journed to Saturday for the purpose of Obtaining further 
Evidence to fix and Establish the same — The above deposi- 
tions are filed with the Comrs. Papers — Wm Jacobs is ap- 
pointed Clerk of the Point Market; at the Yearly Sallery of 
2o£ pr Annum You do Swear that you will without favor 
affection or Partiality well and Truly execute the office of 
Clerk of the Point Market with Integrity and Honesty to the 
best of your Abilities: Wm. Jacobs was duly quaHfied before 
me the 30th of April 1787 

L S Thos. Elliot 

I JUNE 1790 

The Commissioners met — Present (The House of W 

Kellar) 

Wm. Smith Thomas Elliot ^^ 

Dan BowlKy Philip Graybell^ 

The Commissioners being called on by Archibald Steward 
to fix and ascertain the South East Corner of Fells Street and 
Bond street at their intersection, having Measured the Streets 
adjoining, And having ascertained the Same Do fix the said 
Corner Three feet North 54' East on the wall from the South 
West Corner of a Brick house now belonging to the said A. 
Steward and built by James Morgan — 

JUNE loth 1790 — 
The Commissioners met Present 

Jno. Moalk Wm Goodwin David Harris)^ 
Wm Smith Danl. Bowlky ^ 

The Commissioners proceeded to Elect a Commissioner in 
the Place of Rd Ridgely Esquire who had resigned, Samuel 
Chase Esqr. was appointed who qualified accordingly — 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 69 

21 JUNE 1790— 
The Commissioners met Present 
Samuel Chase Thomas Eluot Dan Bowley)^ 
David Harris Philip Graybell j 

The Commissioners being called upon by Mr. Daniel Grant 
to Ascertain and fix the Corner of a Lott purchased by him 
from George Lux upon light Lane as widened by Consent of 
Parties the i6th.of July 1789 and having Measured theGrounds 
and Streets adjoining Do find the North Side of the said Lott 
purchased by Daniel Grant of George Lux to be twelve feet 
south from the water Table of the South East Corner of the 
Methodist meeting house on Light Street — 

JULY 9th. 1790 

The Commissioners met Present Saml. Chase and 
David Harris but not making a Board they adjourned untill 

called on 

JULY loth. 1790— 
The Commissioners met Present 

Samuel Chase David Harris )^ 

Daniel Bowley Philip Graybell C 

The Commissioners then proceeded to the appointment of 
an Inspector of flour when david IMoor was unanimously ap- 
pointed — Ordered that he have notice of the appointment 
and that he qualify according to Law before the 20th Instant 
and return a Certificate thereof — Ordered that the Severall 
Clerks of the Markets attend the Commissioners on fridav 

next to Settle their accounts Baltimore 12th July 1799 

Personally appeared before me the Subscriber One of the 
Justices of the Peace for Baltimore County David Moor first 
being legally appointed Inspector of Flour for Baltimore Town 
and took his affirmation of office according to Law — 

L S Geo : Salmon 

JULY 15th. 1790 — 
(omitted) ; 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm. Goodwin David Harris) ^ 

Dan Bowley Saml. Chase \ 

The Commissioners proceeded to the Choice of a Commis- 
sioner in the place of Jno. ]\Ioale Esqur. who had resigned, 



70 RECORDS OF 

Philip Graybell Esqur. was unanimously chosen — Ordered 
that the Clerk give Notice of the appointment — (omitted) 

19th. JULY 1790 — 
The Commissioners met Present 

Saml. Chase David Harris ) ^ 

Phiup GraybeIvL Danl. Bowi^^y C 

The Commissioners being called on by Mr. Anthony Kemble 
to determine and fix the limits of Baltimore Street where he is 
about to build a New House so as to ascertain the front of his 
lott on the said Street: They find the distance to be Sixty 
Eight feet from the front of Nicholas Rogers store across the 
said Street the said Store of Mr. Rogers being two feet Back 
from the said Street 

The Commissioners met 25 JULY 1790 

Present Saml. Chask ] 

David Harris yComrs-. 
Philip GraybellJ 

But there not being a sufficient Number to proceed to Busi- 
ness they adjourned untill the afternoon at 4 oClock 

4th OCTOBER 1790 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm Smith Thomas Elliot Saml Chase:|^ 

Philip Graybkll Wm. Goodwin j 

The Commissioners proceeded to Elect a Commissioner in 
the Place of David Harris Esq. who had resigned and Wm. 
McLaughlin Esqr. was chosen 

Baltimore County to wit/ on the third day of January 1791 
Personally appeared Archibald Campbell and Thomas Yates 
before me the Subscriber One of the Justices for the said 
County and made Oath on the Holy Evangel of Almighty God 
that they will faithfully and Honestly Execute the office and 
trust reposed in them as Auctioneers for Baltimore Town and 
that they will faithfully perform the Several duties required of 
them by Law without any Partiality fraud or deceit 

L S. Archibald Campbell 
Sworn before L S. Thomas Yates 

Wm Russell 



BAI.TIMORE TOWN. 7 1 

■ 

28th. FEBRUARY 1791 

The Commissioners met Present 

Wm. Goodwin Philip Graybeix) ^ 

> C OfflTS 

Wm McLaughun Saml. Chase \ 

The Commissioners having met at Mr. Grants agreeably to 
their advertisement in the Public Papers to consider of the 
Propriety of paving that Part of Pratt Street situate between 
Sharp Street and Hanover Street Do consent and approve 
that the Same shoud be paved agreeably to the Petition of the 
Inhabitants of the said Street; which is recorded among the 

Comrs. Papers 

28 MARCH 1791— 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town met by appoint- 
ment of which Notice was given 

Present Wm. Goodwin Philip Graybell) ^ 

V (^ OfflTS 

Wm. McLaughun Dan Bowley j 

The Intention of this Meeting being to Examine certain 
Charges and Allegations against David Moor the Present In- 
spector of flour (Mr. Moor being present) was called upon to 
hear the said Charges and Allegations which were read to him 
by the Clerk in the Order in which they are Numbered from 
No I to No II and which Said charges and the depositions in 
Support of them are filed with the Comrs. Papers — The Com- 
missioners adjourn to Monday next in Order to give Mr. 
Moor an opportunity of Making his defence — against which 
day he is desired to be prepared 

N B. Mr. Moor's Examination was at Mr. Grants in 
Presence of a Number of respectable Gentlemen among whom 
were Messrs. Thomas Hollingsworth, James Gittings Senr. Jno. 
Stump and Brother, Wallis, Hart, Ogleby, John, Allen, Simp- 
son, Jessop, Alexander, Legate — Mr. Legate was the Prose- 
cutor 

4 APRIL 1 79 1 

The Commissioners met agreeably to Adjournment Present 
Dan Bowley Philip Graybell ) ^ 

I. (^ OfflTS 

Wm Goodwin Wm. McLaughun j 

The Commissioners proceeded to hear and Examine Mr. 
Moor in Answer to the Charges brought against him as In- 
spector of Flour at the last Meeting and having heard his 



72 RECORDS OF 

defence and duly considered all the Circumstances are Unani- 
mously of Opinion that said Moor be continued in his office 
of Inspector of Flour for this Town 

8th APRIL 1 79 1 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Wm Goodwin Dan Bowi<ey 7 ^ 

Wm McLaughlin Philip Graybellj 

The Commissioners being called on by Harry Dorsey Gough 
Esquire and John McDonough to fix the North West Comer of 
St Pauls lane and Baltimore Street and to Establish the same 
by putting up a Stone at the Said Corner, Attended at the spot 
and saw the same set up, which they now fix and Establish as 
the Corner and Intersection of the said Lane and Baltimore 
Street agreeably to Mr. Goughs Petition in writing; which is 
filed with the Comrs. Papers 

3 JUNE 1791- 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm Smith Wm McLaughlin)^ 

Wm Goodwin Daniel Bowley j 

At the request of Captain Philip Graybell and Mr Peter 
Wyant the Commissioners proceeded to establish the Bounds 
of Captain Graybells Lott On Baltimore Street being part of 
the Original Town lott No 31. The begining of which they find 
to be exactly in the Center of his foundation Or Cellar Wall at 
the East End of his house now Erecting on the said Lott and 
it is fixed accordingly 

JULY 2nd 1791 — 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Saml. Chase Wm. McLaughlin)^ 

Wm. Goodwin Dan Bowley ( 

The Commissioners being called on by Peter Wyant to As- 
certain the Boundaries and lines of the Original Lotts No. 31 
and 34 between Charles and Hanover Streets find that the North 
East Corner of a Brick Store built by John Ridgely Esquire and 
now belonging to Mrs Hudson is the Eastern Boundary and 
that the North West Corner of the Brick house wherein John 
Stark now keeps Tavern is the West boundary of the said 
Lotts on Baltimore Street and that there is a surplus of Twenty 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 73 

Inches on the front of the said Lotts which they have divided 
between the said Lotts and the Same is hereby Established by 

them David Moor is appointed Inspector of flour 

for Baltimore Town for this year, and is directed to qualify ac- 
cording to law 

7th JULY 1791 
The Commissioners met Present 

Saml. Chase Philip Graybell) ^ 

Wm McLaughlin Danl. BowlEy ( 

The Commissioners having taken into Consideration the 
present State of the Center Market, Ordered that the Clerk 
of said Market procure an Estimate of the Expense of paving 
the inside and footways of the upper Part of the said Market 
from Baltimore to Second Street, and that he give Notice that 
the Commissioners are ready and desirous to Employ Some 
Person of Character to Compleat the said pavement 

nth. JULY 1791— 
The Commissioners Met 

Daniel Bowley Thos. Elliot 1^ 

Present — Philip Graybell Wm. McLaughlin C 

The Commissioners being called on by Mr. Christopher 
Hughes to fix and Establish Lee Street at the intersection of 
Hanover and Lee Streets, and also Hill street at the intersec- 
tion of Hanover and Hill Streets proceeded and after Measur- 
ing the Same fixed them agreeably to Stones set up at the 
said Corners Being also called on to fix and Establish the 
Intersection of Forrest and Montgomery Streets proceeded to 
Measure the Same but finding a disagreement in the Measure- 
ment of Seven feet and a half foot from a former Measure- 
ment and Survey adjourned to Monday the 25 Inst, to hear 
Evidence and determine the Same — The Clerk is directed 
to Settle his accounts and to call on the several Clerks of the 
Markets to Come in by the 25th. of July and Settle theirs 
respectively 



74 RECORDS OF 

25th. JULY 1 79 1 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Daniel Bowi^ey Thomas Eixiot )^ ^ 
Wm McLaughlin Phiup GraybelIv]^ 

The Commissioners being called on by Mr. Christopher 
Hughes, John Mickle and John McDonough to Ascertain and 
fix the South East Corner of Montgomery and Forrest Streets 
attended at the spot and after Taking the depositions of John 
Elder Gist and Solomon Himes fixed the said Corner at the 
distance of forty One feet three Inches East on Montgomery 
Street from a log house built by the said Solomon Himes and 
placed a Stone there as a Boundary for the Same. Gist's 
deposition filed with Comrs. Papers 

25 JULY 1791— 
The Commissioners Met 

-, ^ Daniel Bowley Thomas Eluot ) ^ 
Present -, ^ -nr ivir t } Comrs, 

Phiup Graybell Wm McLaughunV 

The Clerk of the Commissioners is requested to give Public 
Notice that the Comrs. of Baltimore Town will meet on Mon- 
day the 15th. day of August Next to consider the Propriety 
of paving that part of Baltimore Street between Liberty and 
Howard Streets and of that part of Charles Street between 
Pratt and New Church Streets — The Commissioners will also 
on that day appoint a Measurer of Grain for the Town of 
Baltimore — Resolved that One hundred Dollars arrising 
from the fines on flour &c be paid to Captain Thomas Johnson 
Messrs David Plunket and Wm. McCreery for the Purpose 

of putting a New Roof on the Point Market The Clerk 

of the Commissoners who was called on at the last Meeting 
to settle his accounts, produced the same and on a settlement 
after Examination there appeared a Balance in favor of him 
of Sixty four Pounds Three Shillings and four Pence. 

Baltimore County to wit August ist. 1791 Personally ap- 
peared before the Subscriber One of the Justices of Oyer and 
Terminer David Moor and took his affirmation of Office as 
inspector of flour for the Port of Baltimore 

before James Calhoun — L S — 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 75 

17th. AUGUST 1791— 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town met 

Saml. Chase Phiup GraybellI 

Present Danl. Bowley Wm. Goodwin iComrs. 

Thomas Eluot J 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having considered 
the Propriety of paving that part of Baltimore Street between 
Liberty and Howard Streets and of that part of Charles Street 
between Pratt and Chatham Streets Do approve that the 
same be paved and Order that the special Commissioners have 

Nbtice accordingly The Commissioners of Baltimore Town 

resolve to appoint two Persons to be Measurer of all Grain 
and flax Seed brought by land or Water and offered for sale 
and Salt Sold in Baltimore Town for One year to com- 
mence On the first day of September Next — The Com- 
missioners having qualified agreeably to act of Assembly 1771 
ch. 20 proceeded to appoint Two Persons to be Measurers 
of Grain for the Town of Baltimore when Benjamin Dashiell 
and Charles Wells were appointed — Ordered that Daniel B^ow- 
ley pay to the Gentlemen appointed to repair the Point Market 
the Sum of One hundred Dollars of the Money in bis hands 
arrising from the Penalties on Condemned flour agreeably to 
the Orders of the Board Ordered that the Clerk of the Com- 
missioners procure a Mahogany Chest to contain the records 
and the Platts of the Town with two Keys to the lock at least 
for the use of the Commissioners 

25th DAY AUGUST 1791 
The Commissioners met 

Wm. Smith Saml. Chase 

Present Phiup Graybell Wm MchAUQUhiNyC omrs — 
Thomas Eluot Dan Bowley J 

Mr. Nathaniel Smith Inspector of Salted Provision having 
informed the Comrs. that Several Persons had exported from 
out of Patapsco River Some Barrells of fish not Examined and 
branded as the act of assembly of November session 1786 C 
17 Sec 13 requires Ordered that Richard Moale Clerk of this 
Board procure a warrant in the Name of the Commissioners 
for the Penalty of 50 s Currency Money for Every Barrell so 



76 RECORDS OF 

exported at any Time within One year before the Time of 
Obtaining such warrant and that he attend Some Justice of the 
Peace on the hearing of the said warrant and that he be allowed 
Ten pr. Cent on the Money recovered — Mr. Nathaniel Smith 
having also informed this Board that Several Persons had 
Purchased and that Others had offered for sale and in Some 
Instances sold within this Town and its Prescincts Some Bar- 
rells of fish not Examined and branded as the act of As- 
sembly of Novr. Session 1790. ch. 31. Sect. 6 requires, Ordered 
that the said Nathaniel Smith apply to the attorney General 
and inform him of the Violation of the said Law and that the 
said Nathaniel Smith lay the same before the Next Grand 
Jury for Baltimore County The Board agree that appli- 
cation be made to the legislature at their Next session to inflict 
a Certain Penalty on Every Person who Shall purchase or Sell 
or offer to sell within this Town or its Prescincts any Salted 
Provisions not Examined and branded agreeably to the direc- 
tions of the act of November Session 1786 and that the 
Clerk prepare a Petition for this Purpose 



The Commissioners met 



24 NOVEMBER 1791— 



Saml. Chase Wm Goodwin 

Present Philip Graybell \Comrs — 

Wm McLaughun Thomas Eluoi 

David Moor the Inspector of Flour for Baltimore Town hav- 
ing passed a quantity of Flour as Common fine the property of 
Thomas Wilson which upon the review of three Persons ap- 
pointed by a Magistrate to inspect the Same was determined 
by them to be Superfine ; and the said Moor refusing to pass 
the said Flower as such And a Complaint being lodged 
against him by the said Wilson: He appeared to answer the 
Same, but the Commissioners having Examined the Law, and 
finding they have no power by the said Law to give redress in 
Such Cases dismissed the Complaint Mr. John Hammond 
having produced his account Amounting to Six pounds sixteen 
Shillings and Ten Pence J4 Against the Commissioners for 
Sand furnished the Marsh Market, the Commis. after 
having examined the Same Ordered it to be paid on the first 
day of May 1792 



BALTIMORE TOWN. J^ 

I2th MARCH 1792 



The Commissioners met 

Present Wm McLaughun Wm. Goodwin)^ 

Phiup Graybkll Dan Bowi.h:y j 
The Commissioners being called upon by Mr. William Gould- 
smith to fix his lot of Ground on the Corner of Gay and Har- 
rison Streets and having Measured the Same, — have Estab- 
lished the Corner of the said Lott at the intersection of the 
Said Two Streets to be fifty feet Easterly in a Perpendicular 
line from the West side of Gay street taking the front of 
Saml Messersmiths house for the said West side and to front 
on Gay street thirty three feet and a half 



MARCH 22nd 1792 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Saml. Chase: Daniel BowlEy 1 
Wm Goodwin Wm McLaughlin \Comrs — 
Philip Graybell Thomas Elliot J 
The Commissioners of Baltimore Town being called on by 
Mr. Richardson Stewart and John Hammond to fix and ascer- 
tain the Corner pf Connawager Street and a Ten feet alley 
leading from Market Street to Charles Street, after having 
Measured the lotts and streets Contigeous to the Same 
fixed the said Corner and put down a Stone Marked R S. as a 
Boundary for the Same at the intersection of the said Street 
and Alley and On the West said of the Alley 

3d. MAY 1792 A. M — 

The Commissioners met Present 

Wm. Smith Wm McLaughli] 



1 



Philip Graybkll Thomas Elliot 

The South East Corner of the Square bounding on Water 
Street and Frederick Street Established by begining at the 
South East Comer of the Square bounding On Water Street 
and Gay street and at the Comer of the Brick house Owned by 
the late Mr. John Sterett and mning thence bounding on the 
North side of Water Street Easterly two hundred and thirty 
One feet to a Stone standing Northerly Forty Nine feet and a 
half from the North East Comer of the house built by Mr. 
William Buchanan and at present Owned by Mr. John O'Don- 
nell 



Comrsr 



78 RECORDS OF 

3d MAY 1792 P M— 

The Commissioners met Present 

Wm Smith Wm McLaughun| 

Phiup GraybeivL Thos Elliot \ 

The Commissioners being called on by General Williams to 
ascertain the South East Corner at the intersection of Water 
and Frederick streets having Measured the Streets and the lotts 
adjoining the Same begining at a Brick House Owned by the 
heirs of Mr John Sterett deceased fixed and Established the 
said Corner two hundred and thirty One feet Easterly from the 
said John Steretts Brick house and forty nine feet northerly 
from a Brick house built by Mr. William Buchanan and Owned 
by John O Donell and put down a stone at the intersection 
aforesaid as a Boundary for the Same 

The Port Wardens and Special Commissioners having pro- 
duced a Bond required by Act of assembly respecting the An- 
nual Lottery for the Town of Baltimore for the approbation of 
the Commissioners of the Town the same being Examined was^ 
approved by them 

15 MAY 1792 
The Commissioners Met — Present 

William Goodwin Philip Graybell)^ 
Thomas Elliot Dan Bowley v 

The Commissioners being called by John Weaver to ascer- 
tain the Northwest side of Fells Street in Order to fix the front 
of his Lott after Measuring the said Street have determined the 
line of the said North West side thereof to be from the front 
of John Bernards House to the Angle or Corner of a House 
built by George Wells at the Intersection of Thames and Fells 
Streets — 

29th MAY 1792 
The Commissioners Met 

William Smith Philip Graybell) ^ 
Present Wm. McLaughlin Thomas Elliot v 

The Commissioners being called on by John Hammond and 
Mr John ODonnell to pay off their respective accounts for pav- 
ing the Center Market and Materials furnished for paving the 
same having examined the said accounts and passed them for 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 79 

payment at former Meeting: Ordered their Clerk to pay the 

Same and take receipts therefor Ordered that the Clerk 

make out the Number of days Wm Smith Wm. McLaughlin 
and Philip Graybell Esquires attended this board as Commis- 
sioners and to pay them respectively for the Same — Ordered 
that David Moor the Inspector of flour render an Account of 
what Money he has received for fines and forfeitures Since his 
last Settlement and that the same may be paid Over to the 
Order of the Commissioners of Baltimore Town — Ordered 
that James Long settle his accounts and pay Over the Balance 
to the Clerk of the Commissioners — Resolved that the Com- 
missioners of Baltimore Town will meet at the Court House on 
the first Monday in July Next at Ten oClock and On Every 
first Monday at the Same hour in Every Month thereafter 

throughout the year 

Ordered that the Clerk give Notice in the public Papers that 
the Commsrs of Baltmore Town will meet at the Court 
House on the first Monday in July next at Ten oClock and On 
the first Monday in Every Month at the Same hour and Place 
thereafter throughout the year 

2 JULY 1792 

The Commissioners met Agreeably to Notice, 

Wm Smith Wiu.iam McLaughun) ^ 

Present Phiup Graybei.l Thomas Eluot ^ 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having first taken 
the Oath directed by theAct of Assembly passed in i78i.Ch. 12. 
proceeded to the appointment of an Inspector of Flour for 
the Town and port of Baltimore when David Moor the late 
Inspector of Flour was appointed, who qualified by affirmation 
before Thomas Elliot Esquire agreeably to the directions of 
the aforesaid Act and returned his Certificate of the Same 

to the Clerk of the Commissioners of Baltimore Town 

David Moor being called on by the Clerk as directed at the 
last Meeting to Settle his Accounts and to pay over the Balance 
to the Commissioners produced the Same and there appearing 
to be a Balance of forty Seven pounds thirteen Shillings re- 
ceived by him for fines and forfeitures, paid the Amount Over 
to them for the use of Baltimore Town — I hereby Certify 



8o RECORDS OF 

that David Moor took the affirmation of office as Inspector 
of flour for the Port and Town of Baltimore before me agree- 
ably to the directions contained in the Act of assembly Novem- 
ber Session 1781 — 
Baltimore July 2nd, 1792. — — Thomas E1.U0T L S 

27th. JULY 1792 
The Commissioners Met 

Wm. Goodwin Wm. McLaughunI 
Present Dan Bowley Phii.ip GraybislIv yComrs, 

Thomas Eluot J 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town being called on by 
Mr. James Long to fix and ascertain the South West Comer 
of lott Number 14 at the intersection of front and Lowe Streets 
after having Examined Mr. Peter Litzinger on Oath and 
having taken his deposition which is here recorded and having 
also Measured the Streets and Lotts adjoining and contigueous 
thereto adjourned untill the first day of August Next at which 
time a Stone is to be put down at the intersection aforesaid as 
a Boundary for the Corner of Lott Number 14 at the inter- 
section aforesaid at the Corner of Long's Brick house 



The Commissioners met 



JULY 31st. 1792 



yComrs — 



Phiup Graybell 
Present Thomas E1.U0T 
Wm McLaughun 

The commissioners being called to fix and ascertain the 
South West Corner of Baltimore Street at the intersection of 
Baltimore and Howard Streets coud not proceed to fix and 
Establish the Same there not being Sufficient Members of their 
Board Present to execute the Same 

6th; AUGUST 1792. 
The Commissioners Met 

Phiup Graybell Thomas EivWOT 



} 



CofftTS 

Present Wm. McLaughun Dan Bowley 

The Commissioners having Met agreeably to their adjourn- 
ment of the 2nd. July 1792 at James Longs to fix and Ascer- 
tain the Comer of Lott Number 14 at the Intersection of 



BAIvTIMORE TOWN. 8 1 

lowe and front Streets, having Measured the Streets and Lotts 
adjoining the Same at a former Meeting fixed the said Corner 
at the Intersection aforesaid by putting down a Stone marked 
on the East side thereof with the Letters L S — ^and on the 

West side of the said Stone with the Number 14 The 

Commissioners at their last Meeting having to confirm them 
in their Judgment respecting the fixing and ascertaining the 
said Comer at the intersection aforesaid taken the deposition 
of a Certain Peter Litzinger which is filed with the Commis- 
sioners Papers No. 42 — The Commissioners having also at a 
former Meeting Measured from the Comer of Lowe and 
front Streets on the North side of front Street to a Locust 
Post standing at the Begining of Lott No 13. and having 
the Same Proof that the said Post is the Begining of the said 
Lott No 13 fixed the Same as the Begining of the said Lott 
No 13 by putting down a Stone Marked on the East side 
thereof with the No. 13 and on the west side of the same with 
the Number 14 as the Begining of the said Lott No 13 

5 SEPTEMBER 1792 
The Commissioners Met 

W11.UAM Goodwin Thomas Eluot ) ^ 

> C OfflTS 

Present Phiup GRAYBicUy Wm McLaughunj 

The Commissioners being called on by Mr. Lewis Pascault 
to Establish the Comer of his Lott at the Intersection of Bal- 
timore and Howard Streets and lying and bounding on the 
West side of Howard Street and South side of Baltimore 
Street Do fix the Same at the distance of Eighty Two feet 
one Inch and One half of an Inch from a Wooden Building 
erected by Daniel Lamott and now in possession of Peter 

Forney 

28th. September 1792 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners the following Members 
attended 

Samuei, Chase Thomas Eluot 1^ 

Wm Smith Phiup Graybeli,^ 

Resolved that the Sallery of the Clerk of the Center Market 
be and continue the Sum of Thirty Pounds per Annum — ^and 
that the Sallery of the Clerks of the Point and Hill Markets 
be the Sum of Fifteen Pounds Each per Annum — The Com- 



82 rh:cords of 

missioners appoint James Long Clerk of the Center Market — 
Septimus Noel Clerk of the Hill Market and William Jacobs 
Clerk of the Point Market — Resolved the different Clerks 
of the Several Markets in Baltimore Town render a regular ac- 
count for the ensuing year of All Monies received for Weigh- 
ing Meat and Other things and for all Seizures made by them 
— and that the several Clerks for the Said Markets be allowed 
50 pr Cent on all Monies received by them on account of 
weighing and for all Seizures made by them 

5th. NOVEMBER 1792. 

The Commissioners met Present 

Sami.. Chase Wm. Smith Wm. McLaughun)^ 

Philip Graybell Thomas Elliot j 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having qualified 
agreeably to the act of Assembly passed in November Session 
1 77 1. Chap. 20 appointed John Gottro and Paul Beshean Cord- 
ers of Wood for Baltimore Town and Peter Weary Corder of 
Wood for Fells Point — Having also qualified by taking the 
Oath prescribed by the Act of Assembly passed November 
Session 1771. Cha: 20 the Commissioners appointed Richard 
Boulding to be the Weigher of all hay brought by land or 
water for sale to Baltimore Town for the Ensuing year — 
Ordered that the Wood Corders and Hay Weighers qualify- 
according to the aforesaid Act 

Philip Graybell Esquire is appointed to Examine the Hay 
Scales and Weights and to See that they are in proper Order — 

17 NOVEMBER 1792 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Comrs. — 



Wm Smith Philip Graybell ) 



Thomas Elliot Wm McLaughlin^ 

Paul Beshean heretofore appointed Wood Corder for Bal- 
timore Town at a former Meeting having refused to Serve; 
The Commissioners appoint George Rhotrock Wood Corder 
in his Place and Order the Clerk to give him Notice of his 
appointment that he may qualify accordingly — Resolved 
that Richard Moale Clerk to the Commissioners have and 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 83 

receive Seven Shillings and Six pence for Each and Every 
day he has and shall attend this Board at Elections for Balti- 
more Town — ^and that the same be allowed him in his Account 

with the Commissioners of Baltimore Town 

I hereby Certify that George Rothrock appeared before me 
the Subscriber a Justice of the Peace for Baltimore County 
and took the Oath prescribed by the act of Assembly faithfully 
to Execute the office of Wood Corder for Baltimore Town 
without favor, affection or Partiality — Sworn before 

Thomas E1.U0T — L S— - 
Balto. November 26. 1792. 

Baltimore County to wit March 12 1793 I do hereby cer- 
tify that Richard Bouldin this day todc the Oath of Weigher 
of hay for Baltimore Town before me 

Signed — Thomas Eluot 

And Likewise declared his belief in the Christian Relegion 

Signed Richard Bouldin 

i6th. MARCH 1793 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Saml. Chase Philip Graybsll ) 



CoftlTS 

Wm McLaughun Wm Goodwin f 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having Met to ap- 
point an Inspector of Salted Provisions for the Town of Bal- 
timore Mr. Nathaniel Smith was Appointed to that office and 
took the Oath of office before Wm. McLaughlin Esqr. Wm. 
Guffey was appointed Deputy Inspector of Salted Provisions 
for the Town by Mr Nathaniel Smith with the consent and 
approbation of the Commissioners of the said Town 

APRIL I St, 1793 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm. Smith William Goodwin ) ^ 

Phiup Graybell Wm McLaughun j 

The Commissioners being called On by Jacob Miller to fix 
and Ascertain the West side of Jones's Street, began to Meas- 
ure from the North West Comer of a Brick house built by' 
John Brown and William Wilson and now Owned by Colo 



84 RECORDS OF 

Barber of Virginia standing at the End of the first line of 
Lott No I on Jones's Street arid On the west side of the said 
Street and having Measured along the Same fixed the West 
side of said street at the Bend in the Lott No. 3 by putting 
down a Stone, which they Now Establish as the Boundary of 
the West side of the said Street — ^and having cited from the 
said Bend when they placed the aforesaid Stone to the Brick 
Store owned by James Edwards at the Intersection of Bridge 
and Jones's Streets Established the said Brick Store as the 
West side of the said Street 

2nd APRIL 1793. 

The Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment 

Wm. Smith Wm. Goodwin )^ 

Present Phiup Graybeli, Wm McLaughlin j 

The Commissioners at the request of Mr. Jas Sommerville 
met at the Intersection of North Lane and Baltimore Street 
and Established the East Corner of North Lane on Baltimore 
Street at the distance of Sixteen feet and One half of a foot 
from the house now occupied by James Calhoun Esquire They 
also fix North Lane on the West side thereof at a Stake Now 
set down on the South Side of Jones's Falls close by the Edge 
of the Falls — 

The Commissioners at the request of Messrs. Thomas Mc- 
Eldery and James Dale also fix the West side of the Street 
now called HoUidays street at the distance of Sixty five feet 
from the West Corner of a Brick house Standing on Market 
Street and built by Mark Alexander, which house is now 
occupied by Robert Walsh — Adjourned untill Tuesday 9th. 
Inst. 3 oClock P M 

16 JUNE 1793 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm Smith Wm. McLaughun)^ 

Wm. Goodwin Phiup Graybeli. j 

The Commissioners met on the application of Mr. Hillen to 
appoint One Other Weigher of Hay for Baltimore Town, but 
the act of Assembly directing the appointment to be made 
between the first and last days of November they declined 
appointing untill November Next 



baIvTimore: town. 85 

18. JUNE 1793.— 
At the Instance of Alexander Lawson The Commissioners 
of Baltimore Town met On the Premises to ascertain the South 
West Corner of Back Street 

Samuel Chase Wm. Goodwin ] 

Present Wm Smith Phiup Graybell VComrs — 

Thomas E1.L10T Wm McLaughunJ 

The Commissioners with the assistance of Mr. Cornelius 
Howard the Surveyor having run the lines in two directions 
do fix and establish the said South west Corner of Back Street 
as follows to wit. Run'g N. 41. J4 East from the North East 
Comer of the Lutheran Parsonage House 100 feet to the south 
west Comer of Back Street also from the south side of East 
lane run Northerly 354^4 feet to the aforesaid South West 
Corner of Back Street which fixes the Corner Exactly 

13th JULY 1793— 

The Commissioners met to appoint an Inspector of flour 
for the Ensuing year — 

Sami.. Chase Phiup Graybei^i. 1^ 

Present Thomas E1.U0T Wm. McLaughunJ 

The Commissioners having qualified agreeably to the act of 
Assembly passed at November Session 1781. ch. 12 appointed 
David Moor to be Inspector of flour for the Town and Port of 
Baltimore for the Ensuing year the said David Moor qualified 
in the Presence of the Commissioners before Thomas Elliot 

Esquire. 

1 2th. JULY 1793 
The Commissioners Met 

Wm Smith Thomas Eluot ) ^ 

Present Phiup GraybeIvL Wm. Goodwin C 

The Commissioners with the Consent of the Owners and 
proprietors of that part of the land situate on East lane con- 
veyed by a Certain Alexander Lawson to John Smith and 
Others on the 21st. of October 1765 did Condemn, adjudge 
and declare the ground mentioned and covenanted to be kept 
open as a part of East lane, as and for one of the public Streets 
of Baltimore Town by the Name of East Street, and Entitled 



86 RECORDS OF 

to all the Privileges and Subject to the Charges of the Other 
Streets of the said Town That is to say — all that Space of 
ground lying between the Original additional Part (Men- 
tioned in the said Deed) and East lane being of the Breadth 
of Sixteen feet and one half of a foot and Extending of 
an Equal Width from the Corner of North lane bounding 
on East Street or East lane to Calvert Street — of which said 
Condemnation and adjudication the said Commissioners have 
caused this record to be made among their proceedings — 

30th. OCTOBER 1793— 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town in Consequence of 
the Death of Major Nathaniel Smith the late Inspector of 
Salted Provisions for the said Town met at the Court house 
for the purpose of choosing an Inspector in his Place 



Sami.. Chase Philip Graybell • 

Present Wm Smith Wm. McLaughlin 

Wm. Goodwin Dan BowlEy and 

Thomas Elliot Esqrs. 



- Comrs — 



The Commissioners of Baltimore Town after taking the 
Oath required by the Act of Assembly passed November Ses- 
sion 1786 entitled an Act for the Inspection of Salted provisions 
proceeded to nominate and appoint a Person to be inspector 
of Salted Beef, Pork and fish in Barrells within the said Town 
of Baltimore for the residue of the Present year and in the 
place of Major Nathaniel Smith deceased and made choice of 
Adam Jemason to be inspector of Salted Provisions aforesaid 
for the residue of the present year agreeably to the act of 
Assembly in Such Case made & provided — It was agreed by 
the Commissioners that the Person appointed Inspector of 
Salted Provisions for Baltimore Town must have a Majority 
of the Votes of the Commissioners of the said Town — Ordered 
that the Clerk give Notice of the appointment and that Adam 
Jemason do qualify agreeably to the act of Assembly directing 
the Same, which was accordingly done and the said qualifi- 
cation is filed with the Commissioners Papers No. 57 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 87 

NOVEMBER 4th. 1793.— 
The Commissioners Met 

Daniel Bowley Thomas Eluot 1^ 
Present Phiup Graybell Wm. McLaughlin f 

The Commissioners upon the application of Adam Jemason 
the Inspector of Salted Provisions approve of the appoint- 
ment of William Guffey as his deputy Inspector of Salted 
Provisions for Baltimore Town and direct the said William 
Guffey to qualify as Such agreeably to the Act of Assembly 
directing the same which was accordingly done, and his qual- 
ification filed among the Commissioners Papers No 59 

They also appoint Abraham Norris as Weigher of hay for 
Baltimore Town at the Scales on Machine of Solomon Hillen 
at the East End of the said Town and direct him to qualify 
agreeably to the directions of the act of Assembly directing 
the Same, which was done and his qualification filed among 
the Comrs. Papers No 60 — 

i6th. NOVEMBER 1793.— 
The Commissioners met 

Wm. Smith Phiup Graybell) ^ 

Present Wm. McLaughlin Thomas Elliot C 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town being called on by 
Thomas Coulston to fix and ascertain the south East Corner 
of Holliday Street continued and East street at their Intersec- 
tion, having Measured the Lotts and Streets thereto adjoining 
declare the South East Corner of a Brick warehouse now build- 
ing for James Dale to be the south East Corner of the said 
streets at their Intersection and Established the Same accord- 
ingly — Thomas McEldery Esquire having offered to lend 
the Commissioners of Baltimore Town One hundred Pounds 
free and Clear of Interest untill paid for the Purpose of filling 
up and paving the Lower End of the Center Market house 
Resolved that the Commissioners of Baltimore Town do accept 
of the Same for the purposes aforesaid: and that Richard 
Moale have full Powers to contract with any Person to per- 
form the same under the immediate Inspection of James Long 
the Clerk of the said Market — 



yComrs — 



88 RECORDS OF 

17 FEBRUARY 1794. 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town Met 

Samuel Chase Daniei. Bowley 
Present Wm. Goodwin Thomas Eluot 

Philip Graybell Wm. McLaughlin 

The Commissioners being called on by Thomas McEldery 
and Cumberland Dugan to consider the propriety of Granting 
the following application to wit 
To the Commissioners of Baltimore Town 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers request your Permis- 
sion for making a Canal and Wharf at our Expense in the 
Market Space from the south side of Prat Street to the Chan- 
nel or Warden's Line the canal to be Eighty feet wide and 
the Streets on Each side the Same to be thirty five feet wide ; 
the Said Canal, Wharf and Streets to be made public for the 
use of the Inhabitants under the Laws and regulations of your 
Board and the whole of the same to be relinquished up to the 
Commissioners whenever the Same or any Part thereof may 
be Wanted for Market houses 

Your Mo. Ob. Ser vts. 
Cumberland Dugan 

Baltimore loth. Feby 1794 Signed Thomas McEldery 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having considered 
the above application have no objection to Messrs. Thomas 
McEldery and Cumberland Dugan filling up the Space of 
150 feet wide on a line with the present Market Space from 
Water Street as far as a line drawn from the south side of 
Prat Street shall intersect or Cross the said Space and after 
filling up the said space the Commissioners have no Objection 
to their Making a Canal from the said line of Intersection to 
the Channel of 60 feet wide with wharves and a street on Each 
side of said Canal of forty five feet wide, but with this Ex- 
press declaration that the Privilege of filling up said Canal 
and of the whole space of 150 feet wide be fully reserved to the 
said Commissioners and their Successors for the use of the 
said Town as granted by the act of Assembly of November 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 89 

Session 1784 C 62 entitled an Act for establishing new Mar- 
kets &c &c and also on this Express condition that the said 
Canal, wharves and Streets on Each side of the said Canal be 
a Common high way and free for the Public use, and Subject 
to such regulations as the Commissioners and their Successors 
shall from time to Time establish ; and On this further Express 
Condition that the said McEldery and Dugan Extend Pratt 
Street thro their two Lotts of Ground on Each side of the said 
Market Space and leave Pratt Street of the Width of 60 
feet thro their Said Lotts forever as a Street for the use of the 

Public forever thereafter 

The Commissioners having also considered the application 
of the Proprietors of the Lotts on an Alley called Ruxtons 
Alley Extending East from Charles Street to light lane to have 
the same condemned as a Public high way for the use of Bal- 
timore Town — As also the application of the Proprietors of 
the Lotts on Wilkes's Lane Extending West from St. Pauls 
Lane to Charles Street praying a Condemnation of the Same 
for the use of the said Town Do hereby condemn the said 
Lane and Alley as a Public high way for the use of Baltimore 
Town forever — The application of the Proprietors of Lotts 
on Wilkes Lane and also that of Ruxton's alley are filed among 
the Comrs. Papers Nos. 63. 64 

19th. MARCH 1794 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Wm. Goodwin Phiup Graybell ) ^ 

^ C OfHfS 

Thomas Ei^uot Wm. McLaughlin! 

The Commissioners having Met to appoint an Inspector of 
Salted Provisions for Baltimore Town for the year Ensuing 
appointed Mr Adam Jemason to that office who is directed to 
qualify agreeably to the directions of the act of assembly re- 
quiring the same which is accordingly done and filed with the 
Comrs. Papers No 66 The Commissioners being first quali- 
fied Agreeably to the act of Assembly before the appointment — 
Wm. GuflFey being appointed Deputy Inspector of Salted Pro- 
visions for the said Town by Adam Jemason, the Commis- 
sioners do approve of the said appointment and direct William 
Guflfey to qualify accordingly which he did, and the Same is 
filed with the Commissioners Papers No 67 



90 RECORDS OF 

28th. APRIL 1794 
The Commissiones Met 

Samuei. Chase Phiup Graybei^l ) ^ 

Present Thomas E1.U0T Wm McLaughlin i 

The Commissioners being called on by George Sears to fix 
and Establish the South West Comer of Howard and Fayette 
Streets having Measured the Same Do ascertain the Same to 
be at a Stake to be set up at the distance of Sixty Six feet three 
Inches on a Straight Line drawn with Howard Street and 
Parallel thereto from the Corner of William Winchesters 
Brick house which he now lives in on the West side of How- 
ard's Street 

JUNE 2nd 1794 
The Commissioners met 

Wm Smith Wm. Goodwin | ^ 

Thomas Ei^uor Phiup Graybeli. C 
The Commissioners being called on by Charles Torrence 
to ascertain and fix the Corner of Wapping and front Streets 
at their intersection having Measured the said Streets and the 
Lotts adjoining Do fix the same by putting down a Stone at the 
south West Comer of the said Streets which they Now declare 
and fix as the Corner of the said Streets at their Intersection — 

2nd. JUNE 1794 
The Commissioners met 

W Smith Wm Goodwin 



Phiup GRAYBELiy Thomas Elliot '' 



I 



The Commissioners having met at the house of Captain 
Thomas Elliot for the purpose of appointing a Clerk of the 
Hanover Market in the Place of Mr. Septimus Noel deceased, 
proceeded to the appointment when Levallin Barry was Elected, 
and is directed to give Bond with Two sufficient Securities and 
to take the Oath of office as required by the act of Assembly 
directing the Same; which he accordingly did, and which are 
filed with the Commissioners Papers Numbers 71. and 72 

Resolved that the Stall rents of the Center Market commenc- 
ing the 28th of April 1795 and Ending the 28th. of April 1795 
be raised to the Sum of Ten Dollars Each pr Annum — And 
that any Butcher who shall Erect a stall in the lower part of 



BAI.TIMORK TOWN. 9I 

the Center Market house shall have the same with all the 
Priviledges annexed to the Stalls in the upper Part of the said 
Market free and Clear of all Rent whatsoever for One Year 
and shall have the said stall for the year Ensuing at the rent 
or Sum of four Dollars — Ordered that James Long the Clerk 
of the Center Market compleat the Two first stalls in the lower 
Part of the said Market and be impowered by us to rent the 
Same for the Sum of Three Pounds Each pr. Annum — Re- 
solved that any Person renting a stall in any Part of the said 
Market who shall neglect or refuse to pay all Arrearages due 
■upon the Same for the space of Thirty days next after Demand 
made shall forfeit the said Stall and the Clerk of the said 
Market is hereby empowered and directed to rent the Same to 
any Person applying for the Same — Resolved that James 
Long the Clerk of the said Market be impowered and he is 
hereby by us directed to prevent all Persons from Selling or 
•offering for sale any fish in the space called Second Street 
between the upper and lower End of the said Market and he 
is requested to direct any Person offering fish for sale in the 
«pace aforesaid to the lower End of the Market square where 
they may be accomodated. 

12 JULY 1794 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Wm. Smith Wm. Goodwin 1 

Thomas Eluot Philip Graybkll yComrs — 

Samukl Chask J 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having met to ap- 
point an Inspector of flour for the Town of Baltimore pro- 
ceeded to the appointment when David Moor was unanimously 
appointed Inspector of flour for the said Town, who being 
present qualified according to the act of Assembly requiring 
the Same before Thomas Elliot Esqr. 

27th. NOVEMBER 1794— 

The Commissioners met Present 

Philip Graybell Thomas Eluot 1 ^ 
Wm. Goodwin Wm McLaughlin ( 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having met at John 
Starks Tavern agreeably To an advertisement in the Public 
Papers for the purpose of appointing Measurers of Grain, 



92 RECORDS OF 

Wood-Corders and hay weighers for Baltimore Town for the 
year ensuing agreeably to the act of Assembly directing the 
same proceeded to the Several appointments when Charles 
Wells was appointed Measurer of Grain for Baltimore Town 
and Benjamin Dashiell Measurer of Grain for that Part of 
Baltimore Town called fells Point; John Gottro is appointed 
wood-Corder for that Part of Baltimore Town west of EHicots 
Dock in a Line North with the East side of Light Street — 
Robert Thornburgh Wood-Corder of that Part of Baltimore 
Town between Ellicots Dock and Prestmans wharf inclusive — 
Charles Merriken wood-Corder of that Part of Baltimore 
Town between Prestman's wharf and the west side of Gay 
Street — Godfry Hartung Wood-Corder of that part of Balti- 
more Town from the East Side of Gay Street to the Wind 
Mill Point and Peter Weary wood-Corder for that part of 
Baltimore Town lying to the Southward and Eastward of the 
said Wind Mill Point — Abraham Norris and Richard 
Bouldin are appointed Weighers of hay for Baltimore Town 
for the Ensuing year — The several officers are ordered 
to file their Respective Oaths of office agreeably to the act of 
Assembly under which they are appointed; which was done 
accordingly by John Gottro, Robert Thornburgh, Charles Mer- 
riken, Godfry Hartung and Peter Weary Wood Corders and 
by Richard Bouldin Hay Weighers which said Several Oaths 
of office are filed with the Commissioners Papers Nos. 76. 
77' 78. 79. 80. 81 — The Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of 
Baltimore Town praying that the Name of Smock alley 
may be changed to that of Loyds Lane Resolved that the 
Same is hereby Granted and the said Alley is hereafter to be 
called and known only by the Name of Loyd's Lane for Ever 
hereafter — The petition is filed among the Commissioners 
Papers No 89 

19. MARCH 1795. 
The Commissioners met Present 

Samuel Chase Wm Smith 

Wm Goodwin Thomas ELUorJ-Comr^ — 

Phiup Graybeuv 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town proceeded to fill 
up the Vacancy in their Board occasioned by the Death of 
William McLaughlin Esquire when David McMechen Esquire 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 93 

was duly Elected who qualified himself by taking the Oath of 
Allegiance prescribed in the Constitution and Oath of office 
that he woud well and faithfully Execute the office and Duty 
of a Commissioner of Baltimore Town according to the best 
of his understanding and Judgment — The Commissioners 
displace Robert Thornburgh one of the Wood Corders Abra- 
ham Norris one of the Hay Weighers and will appoint Other 
Persons to Supply their Places on Wednesday Next — The 
Commissioners adjourned untill Saturday the 21st. Instant 
when they will appoint an Inspector of Salted Provisions for 

the said Town 

20th. MARCH 1795. 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town Met 

Saml. Chase: Philip Graybell 1 
Wm Smith yComrs — 

Wm Goodwin David McMkchkn 
The Commissioners having met to consider whether they 
have the Power under the act of Assembly passed at Novem- 
ber Session 1786. Ch. 17 to appoint an Inspector of Salted Pro- 
visions for the Town of Baltimore on this day are of Opinion 
they have not the Power 

25th. MARCH 1795. 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Samuel Chase 1 

Wm Goodwin iConirs — 

Phiup Graybell J 

But there not being sufficient Number of Members present 
to make a board for Business, they adjourned to the Next 

Meeting 

loth. April 1795. 

The Commissioners met at the house of Samuel Chase Esquire 

Present Samu Chase Phiup Graybell ) ^ 

Wm. Goodwin David McMechenI 

A Majority of the Proprietors of the Ground made and 
Extended into the Bason of the North West Branch of Patapsco 
River below Water Street and between a lane called bv the 
Name of Franklin Lane and 83 feet East of a Street called by 
the Name of South Street having applied to this Board to 



94 RECORDS OF 

direct the said Ground to be Surveyed &c It is ordered by 
the Commissioners that the said Ground and Space above de- 
scribed be Surveyed and laid out into Streets Lanes Lotts and 
Allyes and a Correct Piatt and Certificate thereof be made 
and delivered to the Clerk of the Commissioners by George 
Gouldsmith Presbury Esquire who is appointed for that Pur- 
pose and that the said Piatt and certificate thereof be entered 
on Record among the records of the said Town agreeably 
to the act of Assembly passed at November Session 1794 ch. 
62. entitled a Supplement to the act entitled an act to empower 
the Commissioners of Baltimore Town &c &c 

Application by proprietors filed No. 95 

2ist. APRIL 1795. 
The Commissioners Met Present 

Wm Smith Phiup Grayb^ll ) ^ 

Thomas E1.U0T David McMkchknI 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town being called on by^ 
Captain John Snider to fix the Corner of Market and Feirs. 
Streets at their intersection on the South Side of Fells Street 
having taking the Depositions of Mr. Isaac Grist William 
Jacobs and Jonathan Harrison Do fix and determine a Stone 
Marked C R Standing at the Corner of Jonathan Harrisons, 
house to be the Corner of the Intersection aforesaid — Ad- 
journed to Thursday at 10 oClock 

The depositions of Messrs. Grist Jacobs and Harrison are- 
filed among the Commissioners Papers Nos. 92 & 3 

23rd APRIL 1795.. 
The Commissioners met Present 

Wm. Smith Phiup Graybell ) ^ 

Thomas Eluot David McM^che:nj ' 

The Commissioners having met to Consider the present 
Situation of the Markets of the Town — Resolved to raise 
the rents of the stalls of the Center Market to the Sum of 
Sixteen Dollars Each pr. Annum — One half of the rent to be 
paid in hand and the remainder at the End of Six Months* 
after the renting the same. Ordered that the rent of the Point 
Market be raised to the Sum of Ten dollars Each pr. Annum — . 



BAI.TIMORK TOWN. 95 

Five Dollars in advance and the remainder in Six Months 
thereafter — The Commissioners of Baltimore Town being 
applied to by the Proprietors of the Lotts on the Alley com- 
monly called Public Alley Extending South from Baltimore 
Street to the Bason heretofore conveyed by John Mercer by 
Deed for the use of the Public to Condemn the Same as a 
High way for the use of the Town forever Resolved that the 
said Alley be and is hereby Condemned as a Public high way 
for the use of the said Town for Ever hereafter Resolved 
that the be given to the Auctioneers of Baltimore Town 
that if they do not comply with the requisites of the act of 
Assembly by giving Bond with approved Security and filing 
their respective Oaths of office by the Seventh of May Next 
that Information will be given the attorney General to prose- 
cute them for their Neglect of duty 

Application filed No 96 

The Commissioners agree to allow Richard Moale Twenty 
Guineas per Annum for the years 1786. 1787. and 1788 for his 
Services as Clerk to the Commissioners and Ten Guineas pr. 
Annum since — The said Richard Moale is directed to state 
and produce his accounts against Next Meeting in Order to 
Settle the same and receive an Order for the Balance — An 
Order Given On James Long in favor of David Harris Esqr. 
for £5.12.6 for 15 days attendance as a Commissioner — 

2nd. MAY 1795. 
The Commissioners met 

Wm Smith Wm Goodwin ) ^ 

Present Thos. Eluot David McMkchenC 

The Commissioners having taken into Consideration the 
petition of the Butchers concerning the Rent and Manner of 
Payment of the rent : Resolved that as a Convenience of pay- 
ment of said Rent that one fourth thereof be paid in advance, 
One fourth in three Months, One other fourth in Six Months 
and the remainder in Nine Months : That Each Butcher when 
he applies for a Stall or Shamble shall make Such application 
to the Clerks of the Markets for the Same specifying the Num- 
ber of the Shamble, the rent, Terms of Payment and when 
taken, and shall Subscribe his Name to the Same; and that 



96 RECORDS OF 

the said Clerks of the Markets return a copy of it to the Sec- 
retary of the Commissioners that upon Default of payment of 
the rent in Six Months after it is due the said Contract shall 
be Void and the said Clerk of the Market is hereby directed 
to re-enter and rent the same for the remainder of the Term : 
And at the End of Each Year the Several Clerks of the Mar- 
kets return to the Secretary of the Commissioners a list of 
the Names of Such Persons who do not pay agreeably to their 
Contract and the Secretary is hereby directed to publish the 
same in One of the News Papers of the Town — Mr. George 
Mathews being appointed Inspector of Salted Provisions for 
Baltimore Town by the Gk)vernor and Council Produced the 
following Certificate : To wit I do hereby certify that George 
Mathews lately appointed Inspector of Salted Provisions for 
the Town of Baltimore did Solemnly and Truly affirm to the 
duties of his said office agreeable to Law. Given under my 
hand this first day of April 1795 

Signed Geo Sai^mon 

Certificate filed No 100 

4 JUNE 1795 
The Commissioners Met 

Samuel Chase Wm Goodwin ) ^ 

Present Thomas Elliot David McMechenV 

The Board being informed that David Moore appointed by 
this board Inspector of flour and Thomas Buckingham his 
deputy, and George Mathews appointed by the Governor and 
Council inspector of Salted Provisions and John Morgan his 
deputy have neglected to take the Oath of Fidelity to this 
State as required by the 55 Article of the Constitution and 
form of Goverment and also by the act of Assembly of No- 
vember 1 78 1, cha: 12 Sec: 22 and by the act of Assembly of 
November 1786. cha: 17 Sec: 18. Ordered that the said David 
Moore, and Thomas Buckingham and George Mathews and 
John Morgan do appear before this Board' on Saturday Morn- 
ing next between the Hours of Ten and Eleven oClock at the 
Court house to inform the Board whether they have respect- 
ively taken the said Oath of Fidelity and if they have not of 
the Cause of their Neglect, and that the Secretary deliver a 
Copy of this Order to Each of the said Persons 



BALTIMORE TOWN. 97 

6th. June 1795. 
The Commissioners met Present 

Samuel Chase Wm Smith Phiup Graybki^l ) ^ 

Wm Goodwin Thos Elliot David McMechen^ 

David Moore appeared before the Board agreeably to the 
order of the last Meeting and informed the Board that he had 
not taken the Oath of fidelity mentioned in the 55 article of 
the Constitution and form of Goverment since his last ap- 
pointment or for some years last past. The Board are unani- 
mously of opinion that the said David Moor ought to have 
taken the Oath of fidelity mentioned in the constitution and 
form of Goverment before He acted as inspector of flour — 
The Board are imanimously of opinion that the said David 
Moore ought to have taken the Oath of fidelity mentioned in 
the 55 article of the Constitution and form of Goverment 
in Pursuance of the directions in the act of November Ses- 
sion 1 78 1 cha : 12 Section 22. before He acted as inspector of 

Flour George Mathews appeared before the Board 

agreeably to the order of the Last Meeting and informed the 
Board that he had not taken the Oath of Fidelity mentioned in 
the 55 article of the Constitution and form of Goverment — 
The Board are unanimously of opinion that the Said George 
Mathews ought to have taken the Oath of Fidelity mentioned 
in the 55 article of the Constitution and form of Goverment 
before he acted as Inspector of Salted Provisions — The 
Board are of opinion that the said George Mathews ought to 
have taken the Oath of fidelity mentioned in the 55 article of 
the Constitution and form of Goverment in pursuance of the 
directions of the act of Assembly November Session 1786. 
Cha: 17. sec i8. before he acted as Inspector of Salted Provi- 
sions — 

The Board then adjourned untill Monday Morning at ii 
oClock A M — In consequence of the above Opinion of the 
Commissioners of Baltimore Town Mr. David Moor produced 
the following Certificate which was Ordered to be filed Viz 
"I hereby certify that David Moor Inspector of flour for Bal- 
timore Town appeared before me and took the Oath of fidelity 
to the State of Maryland agreeably to the Constitution and 
form of Goverment and the act of Assembly of November 
Session 1781 ch. 12 directing the Same and also Subscribed 
his Belief in the Christian religion 

Balto. June 8th. 1795 L S Gkorgk: Salmon — 



98 RECORDS OF 



JUNE 8th. 1795 



The Commissioners Met 



Sami.. Chase Wm Smith 

Present Philip Graybell Thomas Elliot 
Wm. Goodwin David McMechen 

The Board of Commissioners appoint Samuel Chase and 
William Goodwin Esquires to examine the Copy of the Pro- 
ceedings of the Town Commissioners from the first of Decem- 
ber 1729 to the Present Time with the Original Books and 
Papers and report to the Board whether the copy be Truly 
and faithfully made in the record Book by the Secretary of 
this Board 

Ordered that the Secretary be allowed the Sum of Sixty Dol- 
lars for his Trouble making the copy of the above Proceedings 
of the Town Commissioners The Commissioners agree to 
allow their Secretary in full Compensation for his Trouble at 
the rate of Thirty five Pounds per year to Commence from 
the 28th day of April last. 

JULY 14th. 1795 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town met at the House 
of John Starke in Said Town 

Present Thomas Elliot Philip Graybell ) ^ 
Wm. Goodwin David McMechen C 

The Commissioners having first qualified according to the 
act of Assembly passed November Session 1781. Ch 12 for the 
Purpose of appointing a flour Inspector for the year ensuing 
for the Town of Baltimore appointed Mr. David Moore In- 
spector of flour and directed him to qualify as such and to 
return Such qualification immediately which is now done. 
Viz. I hereby certify that David Moore (inspector of flour for 
Baltimore County) has this day taken the Oaths as prescribed 
by law — Given under my hand this 14th. day of July 1795. 

L. S. Geo: Salmon — 



BAI^TIMORE TOWN. 99 

OCTOBER I2th. 1795 



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The commissioners Met Present 

Wm. Smith Wm. Goodwin , ^ 

I C Offtfs 
Thomas Ei^uot Phiup Graybei^i* 

Mr. Abraham Van Bibber and Others having petitioned 
the Commissioners of the Town to condemn Charles Street 
south from Pratt street to the utmost Limits of the Town and 
also an Alley called Liverpool Alley Extending South West 
Parallel with Charles street to an Alley called Peace Alley 
and also the said Alley called Peace Alley — Ordered that the 
said Petitioners have the Property thro which the said Street 
and Alleys are to pass surveyed and laid off into Streets Lanes 
and Alleys as is directed by the acts of Assembly requiring 
the same and return a Piatt thereof to the Secretary of the 
Commissioners and that the secretary On return thereof give 
Notice in the News Papers that the Commissioners of Balti- 
more Town will meet on Monday the day of 
in Order to declare the same to be part of Baltimore Town — 
The Commissioners appoint James Norris weigher of hay for 
Baltimore Town and direct him to qualify as Such and to 
return such qualification to their Secretary Immediately which 
is now done as follows — I James Norris of Baltimore Town 
in Baltimore County and State of Maryland do solemnly 
Swear that I when required will well and truly according to 
the Best of my skill and Knowledge Weigh all hay which shall 
come to Hillen's Machine in the Town aforesaid without any 
fear, favor, affection Malice or Partiality whatever to the 
Buyer or Seller and that I will not willingly or wittingly 
charge, ask, take, receive exact or Demand any Other or 
larger fees or Rates for doing my duty than is Mentioned or 
directed by an Act of Assembly passed November Session 
1 77 1. Entitled an Act to prevent the Exportation of flour 
Staves or Shingles not Merchantable from the Town of Balti- 
more in Baltimore County and to regulate the weight of hay 
and Measure of Grain, salt, flaxseed and firewood within the 
said Town and to prevent the Exportation of flour not Mer- 
chantable from Fells Point in the said County — Sworn before 
me the subscriber this Eleventh day of November 1795. 

L S. G^o : G0U1.DTH : Presbury 



lOO RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE NOVEMBER ist. 1795 

The Commissioners met 

Samu^i, Chas^ Phii,ip Graybeli. , ^ 

Present Wm. Goodwin Thomas E1.U0T 



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The Commissioners being called on by Doctor Mathews to 
fix and Establish the South East Corner of Lexington and 
Liberty Streets at their Intersection having Measured the 
Streets adjoining fixed the Corner of the said Intersection 
by putting down a Stone Marked W. P. M. 1795 which they 
determine and Establish as the Comer aforesaid at the Inter- 
section aforesaid 

Sami. Vincknt Clk C. C. 

NOVEMBER 19th. 1795 
The Commissioners met 

Samuei* Chase Phiup Graybeli. 1 ^ 

Wm Smith Thomas E1.U0T v 

The Commissioners appoint John Gottro, Charles Merriken 
Godfry Hartung and Peter Weary Wood-Corders for Balti- 
more Town for the year Ensuing and direct* them to qualify 
agreeably to the Act of Assembly Nov. Session 1771. cha: XX 
and return a Certificate of such qualification to the Secratary 
of this Board The Commissioners also appoint James Norris 
to be Weigher of Hay for the Town of Baltimore for the Ensu- 
ing Year agreeably to the act of Assembly directing the Same 
and direct him to Qualify accordingly and to return a Cer- 
tificate of Such Qualification to the Secretary of this Board 

BALTIMORE 23rd NOVEMBER 1795. 

The Commissioners Met 

Present Samuei* Chase Wii^uam Goodwin) ^ 

William Smith Philip Graybell \ 

The Commissioners appoint Richard Bouldin a Weigher 
of hay for the Town of Baltimore for the year Ensuing and 
direct him to qualify according to the act of Assembly directing 
the Same, and to return such Qualification to their Secretary 
immediately 

The Commissioners appoint William Wright Clerk of the 
Point Market for the Year Ensuing and direct him to g^ve 



BA]:,TIMOiU& TOWN. lOI 

Bond with approved Security and to qualify according to act 
of Assembly requiring the Same and to return sudi Qualifi- 
cations to their Secretary Immediately — The Commissioiiers 
allow the said Clerk the Sum of Twenty Pounds per Annum 
for his Services — Bond filed with Commissioners Papers No. 

113 
Richard Bouldins Oath of Office as a Weigher of hay filed 

with the Commissioners Papers No. 112 Wrights Oath of 
office No. 113 The several Oaths of office of Charles Merri- 
ken John Gottro and Peter Weary Wood Corders for Balti- 
more Town for the Year Ensuing are filed with the Commis- 
sioners Papers Numbers 114 — 115 — 116 

28th NOVEMBER 1795 

The Commissioners Met Present 

W11.1.1AM Smith Samuel Chase ^ ^ 

Philip Graybell William Goodwin ( 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having considered 
the Petition of the Proprietors of the Lott Numbfer fifty Six 
praying a Condemnation of an Alley called Exchange Alley 
of the width of Twelve feet runing thro Part of the said Lott 
Number fifty Six to Commence from the End of fifty Eight 
feet from the North East Comer of the whole Lott on a Lane 
which was formerly called Sharping Lane but now Second 
Street and runing thence Westerly bounding on said Street 
Twelve feet, thence runing Southerly two hundred and fifty 
One feet or thereabouts to Water Street, thence runing and 
bounding On Water Street twelve feet and thence with a 
Straight Line to the Begining Do hereby Condemn the said 
Alley of the width aforesaid and runing as aforesaid as a 
Public Highway for the use of Baltimore Town forever here- 
after— Petition filed No iiS^Platt filed. 

I hereby certify to whom it may concern that I have deputed 
George Washington Moor Inspector of Flour for the Port of 
Baltimore 

Signed David Moor 
Baltimore November 17th. 1795. 

Baltimore County 

I do hereby certify that the within men- 
tioned George Washington Moor appeared before me the Sub- 
scriber One of the Justices of the County aforesaid and took 



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the oath of office as deputy Inspector of flour for Baltimore 
Town and the Oaths to Government and Subscribed his belief 
in the Christian Religeon. 

Signed 

John Moale 

November 17th. 1796. Certificate filed with Commissioners 

Papers — 

BALTIMORE TOWN MARCH nth. 1796. 

The Commissioners met 

p W11.UAM Smith Wiluam Goodwin) -h 

Philip Grayb^i.1. David McM^CHKNf ^ 

The Commissioners having met to appoint an Inspector of 
Salted Provisions, unanimously appointed Mr. George Mathews 
Inspector of Salted Provisions for Baltimore Town for the 
Year ensuing and direct him to Qualify accordingly, and return 
such Qualification to their Secretary — The inspector of Salted 
Provisions is directed to settle his accounts with the Secretary 
of the Commissioners and to pay him the Amount — The 
Secretary is directed to pay Mr. William McCreery the Amount 
of his account out of the Monies arrising from the Point 
Market I hereby Certify that George Mathews Inspector of 
Salted Provisions of Baltimore Town hath affirmed to the 
duties of his office according to the several acts of Assembly ; 
hath affirmed to Support the Constitution of the united states 
and declared his belief in the Christian Religeon before me the 
24th. day of March 1796 

Signed 

Geo: Salmon 



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BALTIMORE 6th. JUNE 1796— 
The Commissioners met 

Present William Smith David McMechsnI- 
Phiup Graybeli. W11.UAM Goodwin C ^ 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town being called on by 
Mr. Robert Mickle to Establish the North East Comer of Bal- 
timore Street and Charles street at their Intersection, having 
Measured the width of Baltimore Street from the Brick Store 



BAI^TIMORE TOWN. IO3 

built by John Ridgely and also the Width of Charles Street 
from the Brick Store Owned by Daniel Deady fixed the said 
Comer at the distance of Sixty Six feet North from the said 
John Ridgely's Brick Store, and forty Nine feet Six Inches 
West from the said Daniel Deady's Store on Baltimore Street 
which they now fix as the Comer of Baltimore and Charles 
Streets at the Intersection aforesaid 

BALTIMORE JULY i ith. 1796— 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Baltimore Town 
Present 

WiLUAM Smith Phiup Graybsi^l 
Thomas EiviyioT David McMechen 

The Commissioners having met to appoint an Inspector of 
flour for the Town of Baltimore for the year ensuing, David 
Moor was unanimously appointed Inspector of Flour for the 
Town and Port of Baltimore and is directed to Qualify 
according, and to return such Qualifications to the secretary 
of the Commissioners — David Moor immediately qualified as 
Inspector of flour as directed before Thomas Elliot Esq. One 
of the Commissioners — 

BALTIMORE 3rd. OCTOBER 1796— 
The Commissioners met 

WiiviyiAM Smith Phiup Graybell ) p 
Present Thomas Eluot David McMkchenC ^ 

The Commissioners having taken into Consideration the pro- 
priety of changing the Name of Lancaster Alley and Shakes- 
pear Alley into Lancaster Street and Shakespear Street agree- 
ably to the Prayer of the Petition of the Proprietors of the 
Lotts on the Same resolve that the said Names be changed and 
that in future the said Alleys be called and Known only by 
the Names of Lancaster Street and Shakespear for Ever here- 
after — Petition filed with Commissioners Papers 

BALTIMORE 31st. OF OCTOBER 1796. 

The Commissioners Met 

W11.UAM Smith David McM^chkn 

Present Thomas E1.U0TT Pniiyip Graybkll 

The Commissioners of Baltimore being called on by James 
Hicks to fix and Establish high and Low Streets at their North 



I04 RECORDS O^ 

and West Intersection and having Measured the streets and 
Lotts adjoining find the North and West Corner of the house 
standing on the Corner of Lott No. 62 owned by Prederidc 
Hansbaugh and occupied by James Renshaw is the Intersection 
of the said Streets and do now fix and Establish the said North 
and West Corner of the said house as the Comer of Said 
Streets at their intersection aforesaid 

BALTIMORE loth. NOVEMBER 1796. 

The Commissioners met 

Wm. Goodwin Samuei. Chase 



} 



CofYlf^ STS 

Present Phiijp GraybklIv Thomas ElIvIOTT 

The Commissioners appoint John Gottro Charles Merriken 
Godfry Hartung and Peter Weary Wood-Corders for Balti- 
more Town for the year ensuing and direct them to qualify 
accordingly and return their Qualification to the Secretary 
immediately — They also appoint Richard Bouldin weigher of 
hay for Baltimore Town for the year ensuing and direct him 
to qualify accordingly and return his qualification to the 
Secretary of Baltimore Town, they also appoint James Long 
and William Wright Clerks of the Markets for Baltimore 
Town and direct them to qualify accordingly and return their 
Qualification to the Secretary of the Com m srs of Baltimore 
Town 

Baltimore County to wit November 23rd 1796. 

Personally appeared before me the Subscriber One 
of the Justices of the peace for the County aforesaid Peter 
Weary one of the Wood Corders for Baltimore Town and 
made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that he 
will when required in a Just and an Impartial Manner well 
and truly Set up, pack Cord and Measure all fire Wood brought 
for sale to Baltimore Town, according to the best of his skill 
and Knowledge and the directions of the act of Assembly of 
1 77 1. Cli : 20, and that he will not ask, receive take exact or de- 
mand any other or larger fees or rates for doing his duty in 
his said office of Wood Corder than is directed by the said act. 

(Signed) Jas Cai^houn 



BAI^TIMORC TOWN. lOS 

Baltimore County to wit November 14th. 1796. 

Personally appeared before me the Subscriber one of the 
Justices, of the peace for Baltimore County Charles Merriken 
one of the Wood Corders for Baltimore Town and made Oath 
on the Holy Evangel of Almighty God that he will when re- 
quired in a Just and an Impartial manner well and truly set 
up, pack, Cord and Measure all firewood brought for sale to 
the town of Baltimore according to the best of his skill and 
knowledge and the directions of the act of Assembly passed 
November Session 1771 ch: 20. and that he will not willingly 
or wittingly Charge, ask demand take. Exact or receive any 
Other or larger fees or rates for doing his duty in his said 
office of Wood-Corder than is directed by the said act 

(Signed) Charles Merriken 

Sworn and Subscribed before 

(Signed) Geo. Gould PrEsbury 

Charles Merriken also took the Several Oaths to goverment 
appointed to be taken, before me and Subscribed and repeated 
his belief in the Christian Religeon 

(Signed) Geo. G. Presbury 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Baltimore Town on 
Friday the 13th. of January 1797. 

Samuel Chase Daniel BowlEy ] 
Present Thomas Elliott David McMechen yComrs — 

Wm. Goodwin J 

In Virtue of an Act of Assembly entitled "an act to Erect 
Baltimore Town in Baltimore County into a City and to incor- 
porate the Inhabitants thereof" and of the division of the said 
City into Eight Wards by special Commissioners appointed 
by the Governor and Council and returned to the Commis- 
sioners of Baltimore Town, they proceeded to appoint three 
Judges in Each of the said Wards to hold an Election for the 
choice of the Members of the first branch of the City Council 
and also for the choice of Electors of the Mayor of the City 
and of the Members of the second branch of the City Council 
agreeably to the said act of Assembly as follows to wit — 



I06 RECORDS OP 

EUAS ElXIOOTT 1 Thorouohgood Smwh "1 

John P. Pleasants IJ"^8«* "> *« Akchibald CampbeixU"^8**™** 

Gbo Dbckbb J first Ward Gerrard Hopkins J fifthward 

Lyde Goodwin V Geo. G. Presbury ") 

SAMUEt OwiNCS IJudgesinthe richard Carson Junr. V "<^8«« '« ** 
Christian Keener] ^*'=*'"<^ **''<^ Englehard Yeiser J s'^^ward 
Zeb : HolungsworthI Richard Caton 1 

JohnSwann I Judges m the Christian Myers U"**^''' " *« 

John Merryman J ^^"^ ^^'^ David Brown J Seventh ward 
Geo. Salmon l j^^ j^ ^^^ Job Smith 1 j„j j„ ^^ 

■fourth ward J^^Eph Byass V Eighth ward 

HezEKiAH Waters 



Henry Nicx)i,s 

Samuel Hoi^wngsworth 



The Commissioners of Baltimore Town having met on the 
East side of Jones's Falls on Saturday the 14th. of January 

1797 

Present Wm. Smith David McMech^n) ^ 

PhiIvIp GraybkivI. Wm. Goodwin C 

The Commissioners of Baltimore Town being called on by 
Charles Jessop to fix and Establish the North East Comer of 
Bridge and high Streets at their intersection, and having first 
Measured the streets adjoining planted a Stone upon Part 
of an Iron Crow Bar drove into the Earth, which Crow Bar 
and Stone they now fix and Establish as the Comer of the 
said Streets at the Intersection aforesaid 

The Commissioners met at the house of their Secretary on 
Monday the 23rd. day of January 1797. 

William Smith Philip Grayb^ll 1 ^ 
Present Wm. Goodwin David McMkchenC 

The Commissioners unanimously appoint Eliu Underwood 
Weigher of hay for Baltimore Town for the year Ensuing and 
direct him to qualify Accordingly and to file such qualification 
with their Secretary immediately. 
Baltimore County to wit 

On this 24th day of January 1797 Personally 
appeared before me the Subscriber One of the Justices of the 
Peace for Baltimore County aforesaid Eliu Underwood One 
of the Hay Weighers for Baltimore Town aforesaid and Sol- 
emnly affirmed and declared that he when required will well 
and Truly according to the best of his skill and Knowledge 



BAI^TIMOR^ TOWN. IO7 

Weigh all hay brought to Baltimore Town for Sale, without 
any fear, favor affection Malice or Partiality whatever to the 
Buyer or Seller and that he will not Willingly or Wittingly, 
charge, ask, demand take receive or Exact any Other or larger 
fees or rates for doing his duty in his said office as weigher of 
hay than is Mentioned and directed by the act of Assembly 
of November Session 1771 chap 20 — 

[Signed] Geo. G: Presbury 

Eliu Underwood took the Several Affirmations appointed 
to be taken to Goverment before me this 24th. day of January 
1797 and declared his belief in the Christian Religion 

Signed Geo G. PrEsbury 

The Powers heretofore Vested in the Commissioners of Bal- 
timore Town Except as to holding the Election for Delegates 
to the General Assembly of Maryland having ceased and deter- 
mined by the operation of the Corporation, of the City of 
Baltimore Their Secretary was directed to deliver their 
Records, Papers proceedings and Vouchers to Richard H. 
Moale the Person appointed by an Ordinance of the said Cor- 
poration to receive the Same, which is now accordingly done 
City of Baltimore R. H. M0AI.E Secretary. 

March 20th. 1797 To the Commissioners of Bait Town 

17th SEPTEMBER 1798 
The Commissioners Met Present 

William Goodwin David McMechen 

David Williamson Thomas Usher 

Captain Philip Graybell having resigned the Commissioners 
proceeded to the Choice of a Commissioner in his place, when 
Captain Thomas Cole was unanimously Elected and qualified 
as such before Geo. G. Presbury Esqr accordingly 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of Baltimore Town On 
Saturday the nth. day of November 1797 within the City of 
Baltimore were present 

Saml. Chase William Goodwin)^ 

Philip Graybell David McMechen^ 

The said Commissioners having first taken the Oath to Elect 
two Commissioners in the places of Daniel Bowley and William 
Smith Esqrs. who had resigned, they made Choice of Richard 
Caton and Thomas Usher as Commissioners for Baltimore 
who qualified as such accordingly — 



loB R^ORDS OF BA^TllfORE IPOWN. 

13th. NOVEMBER 1798 

The Commissioners Met Present 

Thomas Elliott David McMechen 

Richard Caton Thomas Ushbr 

Mr Samuel Chase having resigned The Commissioners met 
to make choice of a Commissioner in his place, when David 
Williamson was duly Elected who qualified as such before 
James Calhoun Esqr. accordingly 



jj* 
..*-».. 



A 

NAMK. PAGE. 

Adair, Robt.. 37, 38, 39 

Alexander, 71 

Mark 48, 49, 84 

Robt. .37, 38, 39, 

40, 41 

Aldridge, Nath 52 

Allen, 71 

Alley (ten foot) TJ 

Alsiana St 59 

Ann Arundell Co 4, 26 

Annapolis 2 

Assembly, delegates 54, 55 

Auction of lots not taken. .27, 

28, 29, 65 

Commission. ..29, 61, 70 



B 

Back St 85 

Bailey, Thos 65 

Ball, Mrs., Coffee House 59 

Baltimore City 105, 106 

" County I, 6, 44 

" Court 52 

Street. .47, 56, 66, 

70, 80, 102 
" intersection 

with St. Paul's Lane 72 

Baltimore Street, paving. Lib- 
erty to Howard 74, 75 

Baltimore Town — 

Commissioners, first meet- 
ing I 

Clerk 2, 9, 18, 43, 51, 

Wages 26, 94 

Size I. Limits i 

Price per acre..i. (See 

Lots.) 
Made one with Jones' 

Town - . 17 

Fence around.. 18, 26, 27, 

28, 33, 34, 35, 36 

Debts 18 

Plan 18. Plat 53 

Survey. .18, 51, 53. (Be- 
tween Baltimore Town 
and Jonestown, 22.) 
Delegates to Assembly. ». 54 
Comptroller 54 



(( 



« 



(( 



NAME. PAGE. 

Town Duties 65 

(See Tax and Lots.) 

Records 20, 75, 98, 107 

Lots not taken up 19 

(See Auctions and 
Lots.) 

Addition 22 

(See Harrison's, Shere- 
dine & Sleigh, Stigar, 
Fell.) See Maps. 

Wards 52, IDS 

Officers 4. Constables 

SI, 52 

(See Watch and Light- 
ing.) 

Becomes a City 105 

Electors. .105. Mayor. 105 

City Council 105 

Maps (see Appendix). 

Baltimore Town Lots — 

NO. 
OP LOT. PAGE. 

.S 9 

6 9 

8 38 

9 4, 61 

10 3,5,6, 19 

II 4,6, 19, 3B 

12 38 

14 3, 6, 19, 80 

IS 4 

16 5 

18 58 

19 4, 58 

20 58 

21 ....5,9,21,24,27,28, 

29, 32 

22 ... .4, 9, 21, 24, 2^y 28, 

29, 31 

24 30 

26 3, 7, 8, 9, 19, 20^ 

24, 27, 28, 29, 31 

27 31 

28 30 

29 30 

31 n 

34 32, 72 

3S 3, 7, 8, 19, 31 

36 3 

37 ' 2 



Balto. Town Lots— 



■ -2, 33 



39 ■ -4. 5. ?. 9. ift , .. . 

40 S. 7> 8, ig, 32 

41 S. 7. 8, ig, 32 

43 4. 5,6, 7, 19. 32 

43 5, 6, 19, 30 

44 3.5,6,ig, 30 

45 2. 30, S3 

40 4, 19. 30 

47 3. 30, 47 

^ 2, 21, 31. 53 

49 2. 30 

50 3, 30 

51 3. 30 

53 2. 30 

S3 3. 4. 19. 30 

54 3, 30 

5S 2, 30 

SO 2, 3, 101 

57 32 

58 32 

59 4, 31 

61 30 

62 104 

6s 32 

« 31 

70 31 

71 3» 

82 46 

86 31 

87 31 

137 38 

138 38 

Barber, Col 84 

Bane St 57 

Bariy, Levallin 90 

Barsnets. DanI 27 

Basin, The 48, So 

Made ground 93, 95 

Battle (Bottle) Alley opened 57 

Bear, Rich 52 

Bernard, John 78 

Beshean, Paul 82 

Bond St. lowering 44. 66, 68 

" John 45, 46 

" Thomas 9.12,22,45, 46 

Booths 34 

Bordley, John Beal 37. 38 

Boreing (Bowring), John, 

CapL 10, II, 12, 14, 15, 

16, 20 

Boreing, John, Jr 12 

Boulding (Bouldin), Rich. 82, 

83, 92, too, loi, 104 
Bourdillon, Rev. Benedict. .7, 

8, 9, 18, 19, 20 

Mrs. Jane 18 



NAME. PAGR. 

Bowley, Danl 42, 4446,47, 

48, 49, 50. 51. 53, 53. 54. 55. 
S6, 57. 58, Sft 60, 61, 62, 64, 
65. 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 
73, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80k 86,- 

87, 88, los, 107 
Bowring (Boreing), Mrs. 

Sarah 29, 31 

Boyd, Dr 61 

Bready, John 53 

Brerewood, P. Clk 10 

Brick house to be sold 37, 29 

Bridge, lots, north and south 

of 26 

Causeway 28, 33, 35, 38 

Bridge St 84,106 

Brown, David 106 

" James « 

John 83 

Buchanan, Andrew, .35, 38,39, 

40^ 41 
Gco....r, 8, 18, 19, 

20, 24, 25, 27, 28 

" Lloyd 36 

Wm 77. 78 

Buckingham, Thos 96 

Buckner, Wm I, 3, 4 

Butchers 4a 

(See Markets, etc.) 

Byass, Jos 106 



Calhoun, Jas.-ss, 74, 84, 104, 108 
Calvert St. (ground near) .38, 

39. 40, 48, 53, 61, 86 

Campbell, Arch 70,106 

Robt 48 

Canal at Market Space 88 

Cannawager St 77 

Caroline St 51 

Carr, Peter 66 

Carroll, Chas I, 2, 38, 33 

Danl I 

Carson, Richd., Jr 106 

Caton, Rich 106, 10?, 108 

Causeway to Bridge 23, 33, 40 

Between Caroline St. and 

Philpot's Point 51 

Centre Market 56, 64, 71, 87 

Stalls, how rented. .90, gi, 94 

CTerk 61,81, 82 

Pave, Baltimore St. to 

Second 73, 78, 87 

Chapman, Wm 26, 28 

Charles St. .52, 58, 72, 74. 75, 

77. 89, 99, 102 



INDEX. 



Ill 



NAME. PAGE. 

Chase, Saml 67, 68, 69, 70, 

71, 72, 73, 75, T^i. 81, 82, 83, 
85, 86, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 

97, 98, 100, loi, 104, 105, 108 

Chase, Rev. Thomas 35 

Chatham St 75 

Chester, Saml 52, 58 

Chimnies 23, 34, 35 

Christian Religion 43 

Cockey, John... 10, 12, 13, 20, 23 

Wm 13, 29 

Cole, Thos 107 

Colegate, Richard 11 

Cole's Harbor i, 10, 11 

Collins, 44 

Commerce St. Public 59 

Comptrollers for Baltimore 

Town 54, 55 

Connell, John 15, 20 

Constitution, Federal 65 

Constables (see Watch) 51 

Convention for Federal Con- 
stitution 65 

Cooper, John Smith 5 

Coulston, Thos 87 

County wharf 49 

Courthouse .- 37 

Arches under 52 

Sale of old 52 

Size, etc., 39, 41, 61, 79 

Courtnay, Hercules 41, 42, 

43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 

52, 54 

Cromwell, John 12, 13 

Crooke, Chas 18 

Culverwell, Rd 43, 50 

Cumming, Dr. Henry 30 

Currency, paper 5 

D 

Dagans, Edw 18 

Dale, Jas 84, 87 

Dashiell, Benj 75, 92 

Datur, Henry 66 

Dawson Jacob 43 

Deady, Danl 103 

Decker, Geo 106 

Dennis, Daniel 52, 57, 58, 62 

Dey, Edw 48 

Dearing, Redman 15 

Debts due the town; how to 

collect 27, 35 

DeWitfs Coffee House 51 

Dickison, Bittingham 68 

Diggs, John 3 

Dock, between Alexander's 

and Hasselback's lots 49 



NAME. PAGE. 

Donaldson, Gideon 5, 7, 8 

Donnellon^ Thos 40, 61 

Dorsey, ndw 53 

Dugan, Cumberland 88, 89 

" Jas 52 

Duglass, Geo S 43, 58 

Dulany, Danl., Jr 26 

Dunken, Wm 40 



East Lane 47, 61, 85, 86 

East Street 85,86, 87 

Eden St 48 

Edwards, Jas 84 

Election for delegates to As- 
sembly 65 

Ellicots Dock 92 

Ellicott, Elias 106 

Elliott, Thos 54, 55, 56, 58, 

59, 60, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 
69, 70, 73, 74, 75, 76, 71, 78, 
79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 

97, 98, 99, 100, 103, 104, 105, 108 

Enloe's (Abm.) Corner... 59, 66 

Ennals, Skinnors 48 

Ensor, John, Jr 30 

Everheart, John Geo 62 

Exchange Alley loi 

Exeter St 66 



Fairs 34 

Fayette and Howard Sts 90 

Fell, Ann 9, 22 

" Edw. of Wm. .9, 12, 13, 17 

" Wm 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 

15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 44 

Feirs Point 40, 42, 45, 49, 92 

Lots on 59, 99 

Market 58, 59 

Clerk 60, 65 

Fell's Prospect: Streets and 

Alleys 44 

Lot 85 45 

Fells St 68, 78, 94 

Fence around Balto. Town, 

18, 26, 27, 28, 33, 34 

Fence around Jonestown. .19, 20 

Rails stolen 33, 34, 36 

Fish (barrels to be branded) 

penalty 75, 76 

Flannagan, John 40 

Flaxseed, measurers 75 

Fleiar, Timothy 50 

Flour Inspector 40, 41, 42, 

43, 49, 58, 64, 76 



HAUE. FACE. 

Fotterell (Fottrell), Ed. .6, ?, 

9, 19, 31, 36, 38, 35, 36 

PoreiBners 67 

Fomey, Peter St 

Forrest St 73, 74 

Franklin Lane 23 

Franklin, Tlios 18, ao 

Frederick St 77, 78 

Front St 66, 80, 81, 90 

G 

G«ol (see Prison) 39 

Gardner, Jno ta 

Gatea in fence, Balto. and 

Jonestowns ig 

Gay, Nicholas Ru]rton..Z2, 25, 36 

Gay St 47, 77, ga 

Geese not to be at large 27 

German, John 52 

Gibson, 52 

" Wm. 43 

Giles, John 4, ft 21 

Gist, Christopher 2 

" John adcr 74 

" Richd i,2,3>4, S 

Gittings, Jas.. Sr 71 

Goodwin, Lloyd 50 

Lyde....so. 54, SS. loS 

Wm so, 5!, 52, 

5* 55, 55, 57, S8, 59, 60, 62, 
64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 
75, 76, 77, 78, So, 81, 83, 84, 

85, 86. 88, 89. 90, 91, 92, 93. 
95, 96, 97. 98. 99, «w, 101. 

10a, 104, 105, 106, 107 

Gordon. Robt 2 

Gorsuch. John 3 

Gottro, Jno 63, 82, 92, too, 

loi, 104 

Gou^, Harry Dorsey 73 

Gouldsmith, Wm 77 

Grain, Measurer 40^ 41, 43 

Grant, Dan'l 69 

71 

Gray, Patrick 32 

Graybell, Philip... .67. 68. 69, 
70, 71, 72. 73. 74, 75, 76, 77, 
78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 83, 84, 85, 

86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 9', 93. 93. 
94. 97. 98, 99. !<»> 'fi, «w, 

103, 104, 106, 107 

Griffith, Benj 68 

Ground rents SS, 63 

Ganger of liquor 40 

Guffey. Wm 83,87, 89 



H 

NAUS. PACE. 

Hall. Joshua 5, 6, 14, 17, 19 

Hamilton. Wm 1 

Hammond, John... 56, 76, 77, 78 
Wm....i, 2, 4,a 

18, 19. 30, 21, 23. 24, 2S, ^ ^ 

„ a;^8, 20^33, 34. 36, 50, *3 

HanovrffCantf ».■ ,■■.■ 56 

Market 64, 90 

Street.... 56, 71, 7^ 73 

Hansbaugh, Fred 104 

Hanson, Edw 40, 41 

Hanson, Mary 9, 16, 2<^ 23 

Harbor, lots in 21. 

Harford St S* 

Harris, David. . .67, 68,69,70, 95 

" Lloyd 3 

Harrison, Jonathan 94 

St 77 

Thos....8, 19, 30, 
24, 25, 26, 27. 28. 33, 34. 3S. 

36, 41. 42, 43, 44, 46, 63, 64 
Harrison s Marsh, survey. .32, 

33, SO 

Hart 71 

" John 40. 41, 42 

Hartman, Geo. Michael 31 

Hartung, Godfry 93, loo, IQ4 

Hasselback, Nich 49 

Hay, Scales & 

Weigher 40, 41. 43, 58 

Hewitt, Rich 3, 7, 8 

Hicks, Jas 103 

High St., open 46, 68, 103, 108 

Hill Market 6a 

Clerk 81, 8a 

" St 73 

HiUen, 84 

" Sol 87 

Himes, Sol 74 

Hoffman, Peter S3 

Hogs not to be at large. . . .27, 34 

Holliday St 47, 84, 47 

Hoi lings worth, Jesse 45, ^ 

'' Saml lotf 

Thos 71 

Zeb lotf 

Hollyday, John Robert ^ 

Hollows, Filling 44 

Hook, Saml 31 

Hooper, Rev. Jos. .4, 5, 9, 19, 21 

Hopkins, Gerard lod 

Houses, sire a, ag, 30. 

" time to build 29 

" rented 34 

Howard, Com Sj 

: Hill U 

St 57,74.75, 81 



INDieX. 



NAME. PAGE. 

Hudson, Mrs 72 

Jon 50 

Hughes, Chris 73, 74 

" Hannah 32 

Humphreys, Rev. John 5, 19 



Inspector 47 



Jackson, Jas 2 

Jacobs, Wm 68, 94 

Jemason, Adam 86, 87, 89 

Jessop, 71 

John, 71 

Johns, 44 

Johnson, Thos 74 

Jones, Philip, Jr 2, 3, 11, 12 

Jones' Falls 10, 52, 56, 84, 106 

" St 83, 84 

" Thos 50 

Jonestown — Commissioners, 

etc 9, 10, 16 

Bounds II 

Clerk 14, 16 

Register 15 

Vacant lots 16 

Price 10, 20 

Made one with Balto. 

Town 17 

Lots not taken 20 

Fence 19, 20 

Survey 20 

Record 20 



Jones' Town, lots in — 

NO. 

I 



2 

3 12, 

4 12, 

5 12, 

6 12, 

7 12, 13, 

8 ...13, 14, 15, 16, 

9 13, 14, 

10 

II 14, 16, 

12 14, 16, 17, 

13 14, 

14 

15 

16 

17 

18 

19 

20 13, 14, 



13, 
12, 



PAGE. 

12, 84 

12 

13, 20, 84 

13, 17, 20 

16, 20, 22 

16, 20, 22 

20,23, 29 

20, 23, 29 

IS, 16, 20 

13, 14, 20 

17,2s, 30 

20, 25, 30 

I5» 20, 81 

....13, 81 

13, 14, 

14, 15, 
13, 14, 20 

12, 13, 20 

13, 14, 

IS, 17, 



20 
20 



20 
20 



K 
NAME. PAGE. 

Kain, Henry 52 

Keener, Chris 106 

Keeports, Jacob 40,, 41, 64 

Keller, Jacob 52 

Kemble, Anthony 70 

ICipps, Francis 5, 7, 8 



L 

Ladders (see chimnies). ..34, 35 

Lamott, Danl 81 

Lancaster Ally 44, 66, 103 

Street 103 

Lane, between Light lane and 

Calvert St 53 

Laws relating to Balto. Town, 27 

" all towns... 27 
Lawson, Alex.. 17, 18, 20, 21, 

24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 

35, 36, 39, 85 

Lawson's Addition 22 

Lee St 73 

Legate, 71 

Lewis, Richard 46 

Liberty St 74, 7S, 100 

Licenses 34 

Light Lane 53, 64, 65, 89 

" Street 64, 65, 69, 92 

Liquor Gauger 40 

" how to be sold 34 

Litig, Peter 48, Si 

Litzinger, Peter 80, 81 

Liverpool Alley 99 

Locust Point i, 2 

Long, Jas 42, 61, 62, 79, 80, 

82, 87, 88, 95, 104 

" Robt 44, 45, 68 

Lorah, Henry 41, 42 

Lots fallen or not taken up, 

19, 20, 26 

To be sold at auction. .27, 28 

Posts 26 

Into water 21 

Price 24 

In new addition 22 

Tax for town clerk 26 

Tax for posts 26 

Size 2 

Building on 2 

Price 4, 19 

Jones Town 10, 11 

Size of houses on 2, 29 

Boundaries destroyed, 34, 35 

Not taken up 36 

Ground rents 55, 63 

Lowderman, Geo 50 



VI 



INDEX. 



NAME. PAGE. 

Lowe St 80, 81, 103 

Lowry, John 45 

Robt 45 

Loyd*s Lane (was Smock Al- 
ley) 92 

Lucas, Basil 40 

Lutheran Parsonage 85 

Lux, Darby. .8, 18, 19, 20, 21, 

23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 33 

" George 69 

" Wm 9, 18, 19, 21, 22, 

23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 33, 36, 38 

Lyon, Dr. Wm 33* 34, 35, 36 

M 

McClennan, John 41 

McCreery, Wm 74, 102 

McCubbin, Zach 53 

McDonough, John 72, 74 

McEldery, Thos. . . .84, 87, 88, 89 

McHenry, John 53 

McLaughlin, Wm. .57, 58, 70, 

71, 72, 73f 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 
79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 

87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92 

McLure, Jno 59 

McMechen, Alex 45 

David 55, 92, 

93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, IQ2, 103, 

105, 106, 107, 108 

Made ground (see Basin) . t . . 97 

Market, clerk 40, 41, 42, 43, 52 

Stalls, rent 42, 54, 95 

Post A3 

On Harrison's Marsh.. 50, 02 

West side basin 50 

Sale of old 54, 55, 62, 

63, 64 

New 54 

Center 57 

Sale of stalls 64 

Markets, Hill 62 

Hanover 64 

Point 68 

(See Centre, Point and 
Marsh, etc.) 

Market St 77, 94 

Space 88 

Wharf and Canal, 

streets each side 88, 89 

Marsh Market 62, 76 

Mathews, Dr 100 

" Geo 96, 97, 102 

Thos 10, 14 

Mayor 105 

Merriken, Charles, 92, 100, loi, 105 

Merryman, John 39, 40, 41, 

65, 67, 106 



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Messersmith, Saml 77 

Methodist Meeting-house 67 

Mickle, John 74 

Robt 102 

Miller, Jacob 83 

Moale, John 37, 39, 40, 41, 

42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 50, 

51, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 58, 

59, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 68, 69, 102 

Moale & Stigar's Addition... 4 

Moale, Richd 58, 75, 82, 107 

Clerk to Comm 87 

Montgomery St 73, 74 

Moor, David 42, 43, 46, 47, 

50, 58, 64, 66, 69, 71, 72, 73, 

74, 76, 79, 80, 85, 91, 96, 97, 

98, loi, 103 

Moor, Geo. W loi 

" John 32 

Morgan, Jas 68 

Morrison, John 41, 50 

Myers, Chas 63 

" Chris 106 

N 

Naturalized citizens 67 

Neale, Hugh 52 

New Church St 74 

New Market 54 

Nicols, Henry 106 

Nicolson, Wm 32 

Noall, Basil 43 

Noel, Septimus 54^ 62, 90 

Norris, Abraham 87, 92, 93 

" Jas 99, 100 

North, Robt 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 

16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 29 
North Lane and Baltimore St. 

47, 61, 84, 86 

North St. opened 46 

Nuisances 34, 35, S3 

O 

Oath of Allegiance 43 

O'Donnell, Jno 77, 78 

Officers for Balto. Town 40 

Ogleby, 71 

Orange Alley 47 

Owings, Saml 106 

P 

Parlett, Martine 4 

Partridge, Dr. Buckler 14, 20 

Pascault, Lewis 81 

Patapsco River 75, 93 

Payne, Wm 35, 36 

Peace Alley 99 



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NAME. PAGE. 

Peel, Saml 2 

Philpot, Brian, Jr. .25, 26, 28, 

29, 30, 33, 34, 35 

Philpot's Hill 51 

Bridge 66 

Point 48* SI 

Picket, Geo 31 

Pitt St 44, 45, 46, 68 

Pleasants, John P 106 

Plunkett, David 74 

Point Market 68, 81, 94, 100 

Port Wardens 78 

Powell, Jas 3, 7, 8, 9, 20 

Pratt St. .52, 57, 7i, 74, 75, 88, 89 

Presbury, Geo G 53, 63^ 64, 

94, 99, 105, 106, 107 

Prestman, Geo 53 

Prestman's Wharf 92 

Price, Mordecai i 

Prison, sale of old 37, 39 

Size, etc 39, 40 

Public Alley 95 

Pump 39 

Purviance, 45 

Robt 59 

Saml 59 

R 

Records to be kept in chest ... 75 
(See Baltimore and Jones 
Towns.) 

Renshaw, Jas 104 

Rhotrock, Geo 82, 83 

Ridgely, Chas 3, 26, 28, 35, 36 

John.. 28, 33, 35. 36, 

37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 72, 103 

" Richd 41, 44, 46, 

47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 
57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 

65, 66, 69 

Risteau, John 4 

Robinson, A. & A 63 

David 3 

" Henry 52 

Rogers, Nicholas. ..29, 36, 65, 70 
Wm....6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 
24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 

^ 35, 36 

Russell, Thos..47, 49, 55, 56, 6t 

Wm 70 

Rutter, Moses 30, 32 

Ruxton*s Alley 89 

S 

St. John's College 62 

St. Paul's Parish 4 

Church lands, lines, '^etc. . 58 

St. Paul's lane 58, 72, 89 



NAME. PAGE. 

Salmon, Geo 69, 97, 102, 106 

Salt, Measurer 41 

" Provisions 60, 86 

Savory, Wm 21 

Sears, Geo 90 

Second St 56, 91, loi 

(See Sharping Lane.) 

Sentry (Gentry) Boxes 52 

(See Constables, Watch.) 

Servant, indented 43 

Settleman, Patrick G 33 

Seward, Hugh 5a 

Shakespear Alley 103 

Street 103 

Sharp St 57, 71 

Sharping Lane 101 

(See Second St.) 

Sheakiley, Dennis 52 

Sheep, not to be at large 27 

Shepherd, John 32 

Sheredine, Daniel 36 

" Thos. .3, 5, 6, 10, 

16, 18, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 

33, 36 

SheriflF of Baltimore Co... 10, 39 

Shingles, Culler 40 

Silvester, John 52 

Simpson, 71 

Sligh, Thos 22, 24, 30 

Sligh & Sheredine's Addition, 

22, 24, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 

Smith, Job 44, 106 

" John 13, 85 

Nath....6o, 75, 76, 83, 86 

" Thoroughgood 106 

Wm 37, 38, 40, 41, 

43. 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 
52, 53, 54. 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 
61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 68, 70, 72, 
75, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 
86, 87, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 
97, 98, 99, 100, loi, 102, 103, 

106, 107 
Smock Alley (changed to 

Lloyd's Lane) 92 

Snider, John 94 

Sommerville, Jas 84 

South St 93 

Staler, Jno 62 

Stark, John 72, 91 

Staves, Culler 40, 41, 43, 50 

Sterett, John 47, 50, 51, 52, 

53,55,57,65,77, 78 

Stevenson, Dr. John 35 

Steward, A 68 

Stewart, Richardson 77 

Stigar, Andrew 46 

Stoler, John 43 

Stout, Lewis 52 



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NAME. PAGE. 

StrangwigS) Chris 31 

Streets, dead fish in^ etc 34 

Street, Balto. to East Lane 

parallel to Gay 47 

Stump, Jno and Bro 71 

Survey ao, 51, 53, 85, 94 

Surveyor i, 10, 11, 23, as, 

39, 53, 85 
(See Baltimore and Jones 
Town.) 
Swann, John 106 



Talbott, Edmund 30 

Tax for Town Clerk 26 

Posts 20 

Watch . . .54, 6q 

Lighting . .60, 65 



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Thos 
Thames St.. 

Intersection with Bond. . 66 

Thomburgh, Robt 92, 93 

Tobacco I, 17 

Todd, Thos 10, 11 

Torrence, Chas 90 

Toryism 42 

Town duties (see Tax) 65 

Towson, Abram 31 

Jacob 51 

Wm 31 

Trimble, Thos 60 

Wm 44 

Trotten, Luke 3 

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Underwood, Eliu 106 

Usher, Thos 108 



Van Bibber, Abraham 99 

Vendue (see Auction). 

Vendue Master 43, 61 

Vincent, Saml 100 

Voters 67 

W 

Walker, Geo i, 2, 4, 10, 14, 

15, 16, 17, 19, 20 

Dr. Jas 4 

'* John 27 

Sarah 35 

Wallis, 71 



NAME. PAGE. 

Walnut St. closed ; Bottle Al- 
ley opened ; . 57 

Walsh, Robt 84 

Wapping St 90 

Wards, city divided into six 

wards 52, 105, 106 

Watch-houses 51, 52 

Watchmen 51, 5a, 54, 55, 57 

Watching and lighting 65 

(See Tax.) 

Water, lots in ai 

(See Basin and Harbor.) 

Water St 56, 77, 78, 93, loi 

Waters, Hez 106 

Watson, Lawrence 31 

Weary, Peter. .60, 82, 92, 100, 

loi, 104 

Weatherburn, Jno 61 

Weaver, Jno 78 

Well 

Wells, Alexander 37, 

" Chas 75 

" Cyprian 53, 63 

" Geo 66, 9a 

" John 6j 

Welsh, Geo 40, 78 

Western Shore Treasurer 6a 

Wharf 21 

County 

Market Space 

Wilkes Lane 89 

Wilkes St 48, 51 

Williams, Gen 78 

Williamson, David 107, 108 

Wilson, Thos 76 

" Wm 87 

Winchester, Wm 90 

Windmill Point 92 

Wood Corder. .40, 41, 43, 50, 

64, 104 

Wooden, Sol 6 

Woodward, Job 24 

" Mary 24 

Thos 5,7,9, ai 

Woolf St 46, 48 

Wright, Wm 100, 104 

Wyant, Peter 72 

Y 

Yates, Thos 48, 51, 61, 62, 

63, 64, 65, 7^ 

Yeiser, Engelhard 106 

Yellott, Jer 68 

York St 66 



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