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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1717-April, 1720
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ACTS.1

At a Session of Assembly, begun and held at the City of
Annapolis, in the County of Ann-Arundel, the 28th Day of
May, in the second Year of the Dominion of the Right Hon-
ourable Charles, absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Prov-
inces of Maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron of Baltimore, &c.
and ended the 8th Day of June following, in the Third Year of
his Lordship's Dominion, Annoque Domini 1717, were en-
acted the following Laws, viz.
John Hart, Esqr Governor

Bacon's

Laws

A Supplementary Act, to the Act for Limitation of Officer's
Fees.

Whereas several of the Inhabitants of this Province have
complained, that the several and respective Officers within
this Province, write their Accounts of Fees in such short
abbreviated Words, that they cannot by any Means satisfy
themselves for what the said Fees become due ; for Prevention
whereof for the future,
II. 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 As-
sembly, and by the Authority of the same, That from and
after the End of this present Session of Assembly, all the
several and respective Officers within this Province, whose
Fees are due upon Execution, shall and are, by virtue of this
Act, obliged to draw out the Particulars of their Fees in a fair
legible Hand, and the Words at full length; and on Failure
thereof, such Officer to lose such Fees, if expressed in Words
cut off or abbreviated. And if any the Public Officers of this
Province, having made out his Fees in abbreviated Words,
contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, and shall
insist on the levying such Fees as aforesaid, shall be fined
Five Hundred Pounds of Tobacco; one Half thereof to his
Lordship the Lord Proprietor, to be applied to the Use of the

1 The text of the Acts is taken from Bacon's Laws of Maryland at Large (1765)
which contains only the public general laws in force at the date of that compila-
tion. Liber LL No 4, which contained the original record, has been lost. The
Acts here printed are six of the fifteen of which the titles are given on pages
105, 106, supra. The other nine are either local, private or temporary. The
chapter numbers in the margin are those in Bacon's compilation of the session
laws.

Chap. II



 
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