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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1715-August 10, 1716
Volume 30, Page 631   View pdf image
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Acts. 631


of Govern' & for the Encouraging Settlements in this Province
by ascertaining the manner of paying the Alienation Fines &
Quit Rents to the Lord Proprietary of this Province on the
Conditions therein mentioned made at a Session of Assembly
begun & held at the Port of Annapolis the 26th Day of April
1715 be & is hereby revived & continued in full force untill
the 29th Day of Septr next & no longer. And whereas it is
considered by this present General Assembly that the Levying
& imposing the Additional Duty of Six pence pr Hhd. for his
Ldp in full Discharge of the Quit Rents & Fines for Aliena-
tions as afd will advance the whole Duty at present on Tobo
exported out of this Province to the Sum of three Shillings
& nine pence Stg pr Hhd. which will be so great a Burthen
on the Tobo Trade that this General Assembly think it their
Duty & absolutely necessary to ease it as far as in them lies,
Be it therefore enacted by the Authority Advice & Consent
afd that an Act of Assembly of this Province entituled an Act
laying an Imposition of 3d pr Hhd on Tobo for Defraying the
Publick Charge of this Province made at a Session of Assem-
bly begun & held at the City of Annapolis the 22d Day of
June 1713 shall after the 29th Day of Septr next be hereby
utterly repealed & made void provided also that from & after
the said 29th Day of Septr in Case of Shipwreck or other
Loss of any Ship or Ships Vessel or Vessels so that the
Tobaccoes therein laden be lost before the Delivery of such
Ship or Vessel at the intended Port, then the Master Merchant
or Owner of such Tobaccoes so laden & lost as afd who shall
have paid the Duties aforesd shall have liberty to ship at
some other time so many Hhds of Tobo as they had formerly
paid Impost Money for as afd free & clear of any the said
Impositions. And be it further enacted & declared by the
Authority afd by & with the Advice & Consent afd that
the Publick of this Province shall not be burthened or
charged with any Salary or Salaries for the Collecting all
or any of the said Duties & Imposts herein before men-
tioned to be raised save only the Duty of 3d p Hhd on Tobo
exported by this Act appropriated for the purchasing Arms
& Ammunition for the Defence of this Province which
shall & is hereby intended to be received by the several
Naval Officers of the respective Ports where the same
shall arise for which receiving they shall be allowed after
the Rate of 8 pr Cl & be & are hereby obliged to account
therefore with the publick Treasurers of this Province who
shall render Accot thereof to the General Assembly when
thereunto required & which Treasurers for receiving account-
ing & paying the said Duties as may be directed according to

M. H. S.

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