HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.
An ACT to enable the justices of St. Mary's county court, to assess
and levy on
the taxable inhabitants of All-Faith's parish, a
quantity of tobacco, and for
other purposes therein mentioned.
The net quantity of 120,000lb. of tobacco
is to be levied, at three equal assessments, beginning in November
next, to be paid by the sheriff to the vestrymen and
wardens; who are authorised likewise to receive
and collect the 30 per poll, paid by the extra-parochial
inhabitants, who, by the death of the late
rector, became united to the said parish.
The rector, vestrymen and wardens,
are empowered, by a majority, to contract for the building a new
parish church, at the place where the old one stands;
and to purchase from Thomas Reeder, one acre of
the land whereon John Knott formerly lived, and to contract
for the building thereon a chapel of ease.
An ACT for the benefit of the poor, and encouragement
Each county was empowered, in every
November, to assess 8,000lb. of tobacco, to be distributed
in premiums to such persons as should produce, at the
next August court, the best prices of linen, made
of flax or hemp of the growth of this province, and manufactured
in the county, by white persons only.
There were to be two sets of these premiums; the first
set to be given for linen of the purest whiteness,
and finest quality; the second set was to be given for
linen, to be examined with respect to quality
only. Of the first were the following premiums;
1,100, 1,000, 900, 800, and 700lb. of tobacco. Of
the second kind, were premiums of 900, 800, 700, 600,
and 500lb. The act, however, being made for
only five years, was suffered to expire at the end of
An ACT for the building a vestry-house, at St. Paul's church, in Kent
The vestry is empowered to expend of
the tobacco remaining in their hands, by reason of a late vacancy
in the church, any quantity not exceeding 20,000lb. in
building a vestry-house.
An ACT to revive and aid
the proceedings of Cæcil county court.
There had been an adjournment of March
court 1764, to the 15th day of May following. On that
day a new commission was opened, but not one of the persons named therein
as justices, thought proper
to qualify. A discontinuance of the proceedings was the necessary
consequence. This act directs, that
the said proceedings shall be reinstated at the next March court, excepting
cases where new actions have been
commenced, and the defendants have been arrested, and cases where one of
the parties hath died, since the
commencement of any action so discontinued, is not to be reckoned for the
purpose of barring, under any
act of limitations, provided the said action were brought in due time,
and a new one be commenced by the
plaintiff or his representatives, against the defendant or his representatives;
by the 1st day of August next.
An ACT to empower Mary Covington, administratrix of Philip Covington,
Somerset county, deceased, to sell and dispose of the
lands of the said Philip, for
the purposes therein mentioned. PR.
An ACT to prevent the mischiefs arising from the multiplicity of useless
other purposes therein mentioned.
To continue three years, &c.
An ACT for the relief of certain languishing prisoners, in the several
Viz. James Daily and William Spry,
languishing prisoners in Queen-Anne's county gaol; Stephen
Garland, Isaac Roads, and John Garlington, languishing prisoners in Somerset
county gaol; Levin Townsend,
a languishing prisoner in Worcester county gaol; Nathaniel Wickham, John
Turnbull, John Lanham,
and John Campbell, languishing prisoners in Frederick county gaol; Dorcas
Clowes, Thomas Tyler, and George Cox, languishing prisoners in Dorchester
county gaol; John Brown,
a languishing prisoner in St. Mary's county gaol; Samuel Tannehill, Baldwin
Skidmore, and John Brashears,
languishing prisoners in Prince-George's county gaol; Augustine Pecker,
Stephen Johnson, Nicholas
Minskie, John Knox, Samuel Tunbridge, Luke Gill, Jasper Hall, languishing
prisoners in Anne-Arundel
county gaol; John Hughs, Nathan Shaw, John Lemmons, John Grenif Howard,
John Jones, John Condron, Solomon Wheeland, Joseph Barham, and Thomas West,
prisoners in Baltimore county gaol; and John Wood, a languishing prisoner
in Calvert county gaol.
A Supplementary ACT to the act, entitled, An act for limitation
of certain actions for avoiding suits at law.
| WHEREAS the act, entitled, An act for limitation
of certain actions for
avoiding suits at law, hath provided, that in case any person or persons
whatsoever, shall absent themselves out of this province, after any debt
1715, ch. 23.