THOMAS SIM LEE, Esq; Governor.
taken upon any warrant, or capias on presentment, where no bill
of indictment is
found in consequence thereof, shall be liable to pay or give security for
on account of such warrant, presentment or capias, but the same
shall be charged
to and paid by the county, or the public, as aforesaid.
| III. This act to continue in force for three
years, and until the end of the next
session of assembly which shall happen thereafter.
Continued for three years, &c.
by the act of 1784, ch. 83.
An ACT to prevent the exportation of bread and flour not merchantable,
and for other purposes.
| WHEREAS the regulations hitherto made for the inspection
of flour require
alteration, and there not being any regulations for the prevention
of frauds in the export of bread: Therefore,
| II. Be it enacted,
by the general assembly of Maryland, That the commissioners
of Baltimore-town, or the major part of them, shall meet between the first
twentieth day of July next, and between the first and twentieth of July
every year thereafter, during the continuance of this act, and then nominate
appoint a person of good repute, and skilful in the goodness and quality
to be inspector of flour within the said town for the year ensuing.
| III. And be
it enacted, That every commissioner of the said town, who shall
vote for the said officer, shall take the following oath before he shall
the nomination and appointment of the officer aforementioned: " I,
A. B. do
" swear, that I will faithfully, honestly and impartially, nominate and
" such person to be inspector of flour within the said town of Baltimore,
as I think
" in my judgment and conscience is fit and capable of executing the said
| IV. And be it
enacted, That in case of the death of such officer so appointed,
or his refusal or neglect to act, the said commissioners, or the major
part of them,
shall, as soon as conveniently may be thereafter, meet together and appoint
other such person as aforesaid, in the stead of the person so dead, or
neglecting to act, for the residue of the year; and if the said commissioners
neglect and omit to nominate and appoint the said officer, then the governor
council may appoint such officer, who shall be qualified agreeable to the
of this act, and have the like power and authority as if he had been by
said commissioners nominated and appointed.
|In case of
death, &c. to
| V. And be it
enacted, That all bolted wheat flour, and every cask thereof,
brought to the said town for exportation, from and after the first day
next, shall by the bolters thereof be made merchantable and of due fineness,
any mixture of coarser or other flour.
|Flour to be
| VI. And be it
enacted, That from and after the first day of August next, all
flour casks brought to Baltimore-town for exportation, shall be made of
materials, well made, and tightened with ten hoops, sufficiently nailed
four nails in each chine hoop, and three nails in each upper bilge hoop,
the following dimensions, viz. The staves to be of the length of
inches, but of different diameters at their heads, according to their numbers,
that is to say, cask number one shall be of the diameter of eighteen inches
half at the head, cask number two seventeen inches and a half, and cask
three sixteen inches and a half; that every miller and bolter of flour,
of bread, for transportation out of the state, shall provide and have a
brand-mark, with which he shall branch each and every cask of flour or
bread, before the same shall be removed from the place where the same was
or baked; and every miller or bolter shall also brand every cask of flour
to the respective diameters above specified, with the said numbers one,
two or three, and with the weight respectively, under the penalty of two
current money for every barrel of flour not hooped and nailed as aforesaid,
|Casks to be
made of goo